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Oct 20, 2017
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American-backed forces say they have taken control of Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that has been the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Jacob N. Shapiro, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, has tracked the...

Oct 18, 2017
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Leading conservative thinker David Frum was one of the earliest and most prominent conservative voices to come out in opposition to President Donald Trump. A CNN contributor and senior editor at The Atlantic, Frum said in a public radio interview that Trump “is...

Oct 13, 2017
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Anne Case MPA ’83, Ph.D. ’88 was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine. She is among the 70 regular members and 10 international members...

Oct 13, 2017
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Three Princeton University researchers are connected to this year’s winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN is a coalition of nongovernmental groups from 100 countries working on a treaty to eradicate nuclear weapons.

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Oct 12, 2017
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This episode is about one of Sam Wang’s favorite topics: gerrymandering.

Wang visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 to hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan as being the product of partisan gerrymandering. With the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, Wang and collaborators are...

Oct 11, 2017
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When home prices rise, households tend to borrow and spend more. But economists have had trouble identifying exactly what causes that relationship. Is it that when a house becomes worth more, borrowers are able to offer more collateral to secure a loan? Or is it that when a house is worth more, borrowers feel richer so are more willing to...

Oct 11, 2017

The following is a compilation of media clips in which WWS faculty members have been mentioned, cited or quoted. This list is updated weekly. If an item is missing, please email ...

Oct 11, 2017
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Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University, has been awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship.

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Oct 10, 2017
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Reports indicate that President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal on grounds that Iran hasn’t lived up to the agreement. The news comes ahead of a looming Oct. 15 deadline, on which day the Trump administration must certify to Congress that Iran is adhering to the deal.

We teased out the details of decertification...

Oct 5, 2017
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Are identity politics hurting the Democratic Party? Some argue Democrats have strayed away from core economic issues, favoring religion, race, sexuality, gender or social background (to name a few) to form their political alliance – thereby undercutting the party’s effectiveness.

Joining this episode is an author who has written...

Oct 3, 2017

President Donald Trump released a nine-page outline of a tax plan last week, which included proposed tax cuts for corporations and individuals...

Oct 2, 2017
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A fund offered through Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will focus on cross-disciplinary education projects involving quantitative data analysis.

The Overdeck Research Fund will award up to $500,000 to Princeton faculty and students for innovative research projects focused on education. For...

Oct 2, 2017

According to data recently released by the Federal Reserve, the amount of outstanding debt that Americans hold — often in the form of credit card debt — hit a new high at $1.021 trillion in June 2017, topping the...