Politics

Election 2016
The 2016 presidential campaign is being fought amid one of the most contentious periods in recent American political history. It’s a time of deepening party polarization, rising concerns about systemic racism, an ongoing backlash against globalization and partisan efforts to impose voter ID laws.
Richard Betts

Richard K. Betts, the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the political science department, is widely known as an expert on U.S. foreign relations and national security.

Columbia News followed up with David Pozen, a noted scholar of constitutional law at Columbia Law School, on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' consideration whether to extend a temporary stay of the travel ban.
Columbia University announced that outgoing Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew would be joining its School of International and Public Affairs faculty as a visiting professor in February.
Jeff Lax
The election of Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate likely means a conservative majority will dominate the U.S. Supreme Court for decades.
Andrew Gelman

With the presidential election just two weeks away, the latest polls suggest that Hillary Clinton will win, some saying her chances are better than 90 percent. But individual poll results vary widely and some still give Trump a chance of turning things around.

Rodolfo de la Garza
Who will turn out to vote on November 8? Rodolfo de la Garza, Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science and Professor of International and Public Affairs, has insight into a key block of voters: Latinos.
Richard Briffault Law School

The last seven years have seen a slew of state laws enacted that require voters to have government-issued identification to combat in-person voter fraud.  That, in turn, has set up a series of challenges to those laws, many of which have been scaled back or overturned by federal courts.

Sharyn O'Halloran Economist

Sharyn O’Halloran, the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, has been focusing on the role of money in

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