Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

New Assistant Professor Takes a Closer Look at Court Decisions

August 30, 2013

Learning from the Lower Courts

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Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

August 23, 2013

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Michael Sierra-Arevalo writes on an alternative approach to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research

July 24, 2013

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Who is responsible for the quality of data deposited in repositories? And what is quality data, anyway?

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“Wisdom and Humility:” A Fitting Tribute to David Mayhew

June 4, 2013

The conference for Professor Mayhew was a testament to the continuing importance of his work on Congress and parties.

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Can Campaign Finance Fix an Ungovernable America?
Aaron Goldzimer

May 31, 2013

Campaign finanace reform is not the fundamental solution to obstruction, gridlock and ungovernability.

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A Conversation with Professor David Mayhew
Tory Bilski

May 23, 2013

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Q & A with Sterling Professor David Mayhew

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Thinking Socially About Campaign Finance

May 17, 2013

Are political camps and their donors wasting their money? Erin Thomas looks at the psychology of persuasion.

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Election Finance Reform: Viable Proposals vs. Long-Term Goals

May 17, 2013

Dark money is a real and solvable problem.

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Time to Clean Up State Elections

May 10, 2013

Raph Graybill warns that the negative consequences of the campaign finance arms race in federal elections could also hurt good government at the local level.

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Tracey Meares on “Smart, Tough, and Fair: Reducing Crime in 60 Minutes or Less"

April 18, 2013

Drawing from decades of work, Professor Meares highlighted three conceptual approaches to gun violence.

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Natural Disasters and the State: Inevitability vs. Responsibility

April 15, 2013

Over the long term, disasters aggravate inequality, hurting already vulnerable people the most.

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What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Budgets

April 9, 2013

Even the most well intentioned discussions of the federal budget can reinforce some bad political and journalistic habits.

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ISPS Panel Tackles Tough Questions on Medicare

April 3, 2013

Watch the video: ISPS panel on Medicare

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Dorian Warren on Engaged Scholarship

March 6, 2013

At the ISPS Public Policy workshop, Dorian Warren (Columbia) discussed the challenges and benefits of "engaged scholarship."

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Should Climate Scientists Speak Out?

March 1, 2013

Climate scientists are in a unique position to speak to the public about climate change

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Taking the World by Storm

February 18, 2013

The 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...

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What Works? Panel Offers Research on Gun Violence and Policy

February 13, 2013

The ISPS Special Panel Event “Preventing Gun Violence"

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Degrees of Mobility

February 5, 2013

A 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.

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Panel on Confidentiality and Open Access to Research Data at the International Digital Curation Conference

February 4, 2013

In 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.

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