Politics & Polls #14: The Fight to Vote

Oct 14, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
The issue of voting rights in America has been long debated and has changed dramatically since the country was founded. From then until now, Americans have fought for the right to vote, while many tried to stop them. In episode 14, professors Julian E. Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Michael Waldman, author of “The Fight to Vote,” a book chronicling the long struggle to win voting rights for all citizens. Podcast Here

The Next Four Years: The Middle East

Oct 11, 2016
The next president will have his or her hands full regarding issues in the Middle East: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remains a threat; the integrity of the Iran nuclear accord must be ensured; and decisions loom about the United States’ role in Syria. In the fourth installment of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers Amb. Daniel Kurtzer and Jacob N. Shapiro examine these...

Politics & Polls #13: The Alt-Right

Oct 6, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
A previously unknown subculture has emerged onto the political scene thanks to the 2016 presidential election. The alternative right, known as the “alt-right,” is a diverse group of people who identify as right-wing and are unified in opposition against mainstream American conservatism. In episode 13, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Rick Perlstein, author of The New York Times bestseller “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and...

The Next Four Years: Health

Oct 5, 2016
Issues related to health — at the personal, community and global scales — will challenge the next president, both in his or her first 100 days and throughout the next four years. In the third part of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers Janet Currie, Heather Howard, Adel Mahmoud and Uwe Reinhardt examine a number of these issues. Full Story

The Next Four Years: The Environment and Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016
Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years. In the second part of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers Rob Nixon, Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove examine environmental and climate-change issues. Full Story

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Sep 26, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
In "Failing in the Field," Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel, a current MPA candidate, delve into the common causes of failure in field research, so that researchers might avoid similar pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, the book delves into failed projects and helps guide practitioners as they embark on their research. From experimental design and implementation to analysis...

MacArthur Foundation Names Quiñonez a 2016 Fellow

Sep 23, 2016
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
The MacArthur Foundation has named José A. Quiñonez a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Quiñonez, who earned a Master of Public Affairs degree in 1998 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, joins 22 additional fellows named to the foundation’s class this year. A financial entrepreneur, Quiñonez helps low-income, immigrant and minority families develop their full economic potential by creating pathways to...

Politics & Polls #12: All About Debates

Sep 23, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
The presidential election is at a crossroads as the race is beginning to tighten between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now, we’re entering a season of debates, with the first one kicking off Monday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. from Hofstra University in New York. Some predict this first debate could be the most-viewed in our history. But how might these debates influence voters? Podcast Here

Politics & Polls #11: Gender & Politics

Sep 22, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Since Hillary Clinton was named nominee of the Democratic Party, commentators have been taking a hard look at the way gender impacts the political process. Yet, when it comes to gender, it is rarely a clear-cut or easy discussion. Working to disentangle the role of gender in politics is award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister, the best-selling author of “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.” In this...

Hernández Rivera Takes Action for Immigrants in NYC

Sep 21, 2016
In 2005, Maribel Hernández Rivera MPA ’10 was a first-year master’s student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and spent much of her time outside the classroom organizing rallies and encouraging her peers to advocate for immigration reform.   Carrying this passion and dedication into her professional career, Hernández Rivera became the first executive director of legal initiatives at the New York...