Study Reveals How Voters’ Opinions on Same-Sex Marriage Can Change

Can a 20-minute doorstep conversation with a gay canvasser create large and lasting changes in opinions on same-sex marriage? Research by Columbia Professor Donald P. Green and UCLA doctoral student Michael J. LaCour indicates that it can.


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5 Questions on Grand Juries with Law Profs. Jeffrey Fagan and Bernard E. Harcourt

The St. Louis County grand jury decision last week to bring no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, set off a torrent of civil unrest—and a national conversation about failings of the criminal justice system.


Is There Intelligent Life in the Universe? 5 Questions with Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf

Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century Polish astronomer and mathematician, wasn’t the first to suggest that the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe, but he was the first to prove it with a mathematical theorem. By doing so he upended the notion that Earth is unique, giving rise to the idea that there might be life on other planets.