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Politics+Society

We must find the socialized strangers
Published Nov 3, 2020
Adam Seth Levine, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute associate professor of health policy and management, discusses why overcoming our differences is so critical to self-governance
SNF Agora Institute
How race is shaping the 2020 election
Published Nov 2, 2020
Scholars discuss the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement, Donald Trump's political maneuvering, and historical precedents that shaped America
Value the vote
Published Nov 2, 2020
A childhood spent under a military dictatorship in Argentina and a tenuous democracy in Bolivia instilled in Kathleen Page an appreciation for the importance of having your voice heard
An informed citizenry
Published Oct 30, 2020
We must do more to foster in young people the skills, knowledge, and tolerance they need to be better citizens, writes School of Education expert Ashley Rogers Berner
U.S. policy
More U.S. adults report wanting the government to play a larger role in society
Published Oct 30, 2020
More adults supported health, unemployment, and income-related policies in April 2020 than did in September 2019
The authoritarian playbook
Published Oct 30, 2020
Lisel Hintz, who has studied the rise of populism, de-democratization, and authoritarianism in Turkey, sees troubling signs that the U.S. is on a similar path
We must ensure a free, fair, peaceful election
Published Oct 27, 2020
Political scientist Adam Sheingate decries threat of organized violence at the polls: 'This election, we stand on the edge of a precipice'
Student experience
SAIS students 'in exile' travel to Italy to learn in person
Published Oct 27, 2020
After the coronavirus pandemic forced the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna to shut down in the spring, it is now hosting not only its own students and faculty but those from China and Washington, D.C., too
Investing in public health
Published Oct 26, 2020
America must invest in public health infrastructure rather than private interests if democracy is to be preserved, says physician and health policy expert Joshua Sharfstein
COVID-19
Americans' responses to stay-at-home orders differed according to population density
Published Oct 23, 2020
Lockdowns did not stop people from visiting parks and beaches; electoral results also linked to compliance