News

Jan 21, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Research Briefs

Racial bias and policing made headlines last year after a study examining records of fatal police shootings claimed white officers were no more likely to shoot racial minorities than nonwhite officers. There was one problem: The study was based on a logical fallacy.

The original research counted the numbers of fatal shootings, but never...

Jan 15, 2020
Features

Younger siblings may indeed look up to their older kin — to the point that it influences where they go to college.

Using data from centralized school systems in three countries, a team of researchers that includes Princeton University economist Christopher Neilson finds causal evidence that social interactions greatly influence where...

Jan 14, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast

Ronald Reagan is often regarded as a champion of modern American conservatism, but the former president didn’t always hold these political beliefs. Reagan actually grew up in a New Deal family and voiced his support for the Democratic Party well into the 1950s. So how did he come to be such a prominent figure in the Republican Party?

In...

Mark Jahnke MPA ’20
Jan 13, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
Features
Jan 9, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
News & Awards

Concerns about the state of Congress have sparked a number of reform efforts. Among these was the creation of a new Congressional committee: the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

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Jan 9, 2020
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast

Youth-led movements are sweeping the country. Over the past few years, young people have sparked movements to combat issues ranging from gun violence to climate change. These activists have organized protests, occupied state capitol buildings, and encouraged voter registration. And with youth voter turnout at a four-decade high in 2018’s...

Jan 7, 2020
News & Awards

A $600,000 grant was awarded to Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for work on reducing nuclear risks through research, policy engagement, and training...