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The Beauty of the Virtual Discussion Section - Michael Munger writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, April 25, 2016
Look, today’s students are grossly overscheduled, with commitments to clubs, activities, work, and athletic team practices and travel. Most of them have a computer, even if it is in their phones. That gives them access to a world of high-quality specialized, educational, entertaining, and... Read More »

Jack Knight elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Jack Knight is the Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science and chair of the political science department.  He joins 213 new members to be induced at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 8, 2016. Knight is a political scientist and legal theorist... Read More »

Why Two Parties? Ambition, Policy, and the Presidency - John Aldrich publishes with Daniel Lee

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
 The presidency with its national electorate and electoral rules that favor two-party competition establishes two national major parties, which frames the opportunity structure that influences party affiliation decisions of ambitious politicians running for lower offices. Control over the... Read More »

Erik Wibbels helps answer: "How are development projects allocated to different communities?"

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local politicians and bureaucrats in low- and middle-income countries play a crucial role in the distribution of aid dollars, acting as gatekeepers in determining which constituents receive aid, and to what degree that assistance is effective. In Ghana for example, district governments spend... Read More »

Is freedom of association discriminatory? - Michael Munger writes column for North State Journal

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The English “common law,” on which much of our jurisprudence is based, shows the way.  A venerable common law doctrine is the implied contract associated with being “open for business.” If I advertise prices, goods and services for sale, I must honor that offer. So a pizza restaurant can’t... Read More »

Tim Büthe leads seminar field trip to Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Tim Büthe coordinated his seminar course, "The Law and Politics of Market Competition in a Global Economy" through a field trip to Washington, D.C. on March 28 and 29, with the generous support of the Program on American Grand Strategy.  This focused itinerary (click here for event... Read More »

History in Cuba; Terror in Brussels - Another episode of Foreign Exchange Debate

Friday, April 1, 2016
Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate contemporary issues of national security and foreign policy.  The entire series of Foreign Exchange Debates is available on YouTube.

Tim Büthe co-chairs conference on Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance

Friday, March 25, 2016
In Geneva, Switzerland, Prof. Tim Büthe opened the 2nd workshop of the project on Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance, which he co-directs with Swiss colleagues Joost Pauwelyn, Martino Maggetti, Ayelet Berman and Theresa Carpenter.  It is part of an ongoing collaboration... Read More »

Top Experts Confounded by Advisers to Donald Trump - Peter Feaver interviewed for The New York Times

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Peter D. Feaver, a political science professor at Duke University, signed a letter from top Republican national security leaders objecting to Mr. Trump earlier this month and said he was confounded by the advisers that the candidate ultimately came up with. “I think that normally, the front-... Read More »

You Can’t Keep a Lid on Discontent Forever - Timur Kuran writes for Cato Unbound

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Whatever the outcome of the race for the White House, the entire American establishment, including career politicians, the super-rich, academia, the press, the high professions, big business, and major civil society organizations, now has fair warning that the stability of the American system of... Read More »

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