Lux et Data: ISPS Blog
New Assistant Professor Takes a Closer Look at Court Decisions
August 30, 2013Learning from the Lower Courts
Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing
August 23, 2013
1 commentMichael Sierra-Arevalo writes on an alternative approach to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research
July 24, 2013
1 commentWho is responsible for the quality of data deposited in repositories? And what is quality data, anyway?
“Wisdom and Humility:” A Fitting Tribute to David Mayhew
June 4, 2013The conference for Professor Mayhew was a testament to the continuing importance of his work on Congress and parties.
Can Campaign Finance Fix an Ungovernable America?
May 31, 2013Campaign finanace reform is not the fundamental solution to obstruction, gridlock and ungovernability.
A Conversation with Professor David Mayhew
May 23, 2013
1 commentQ & A with Sterling Professor David Mayhew
Thinking Socially About Campaign Finance
May 17, 2013Are political camps and their donors wasting their money? Erin Thomas looks at the psychology of persuasion.
Election Finance Reform: Viable Proposals vs. Long-Term Goals
May 17, 2013Dark money is a real and solvable problem.
Time to Clean Up State Elections
May 10, 2013Raph Graybill warns that the negative consequences of the campaign finance arms race in federal elections could also hurt good government at the local level.
Tracey Meares on “Smart, Tough, and Fair: Reducing Crime in 60 Minutes or Less"
April 18, 2013Drawing from decades of work, Professor Meares highlighted three conceptual approaches to gun violence.
Natural Disasters and the State: Inevitability vs. Responsibility
April 15, 2013Over the long term, disasters aggravate inequality, hurting already vulnerable people the most.
What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Budgets
April 9, 2013Even the most well intentioned discussions of the federal budget can reinforce some bad political and journalistic habits.
ISPS Panel Tackles Tough Questions on Medicare
April 3, 2013Watch the video: ISPS panel on Medicare
Dorian Warren on Engaged Scholarship
March 6, 2013At the ISPS Public Policy workshop, Dorian Warren (Columbia) discussed the challenges and benefits of "engaged scholarship."
Should Climate Scientists Speak Out?
March 1, 2013Climate scientists are in a unique position to speak to the public about climate change
Taking the World by Storm
February 18, 2013The Governor has declared a State of Emergency and National Guard soldiers are, as I write, driving Humvees up and down the streets of New Haven...
What Works? Panel Offers Research on Gun Violence and Policy
February 13, 2013The ISPS Special Panel Event “Preventing Gun Violence"
Degrees of Mobility
February 5, 2013A new study on the consequences of income inequality for college attendance confirms what many Americans already fear: colleges are not the engines of social and economic mobility we need them to be.
Panel on Confidentiality and Open Access to Research Data at the International Digital Curation Conference
February 4, 2013In his talk at IDCC, Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the EMBL European Informatics Institute, described how the field of genomics has paved the path to large-scale data sharing. The field now publicly confronts the issues arising from breaches to privacy as a result of such sharing.