Politics

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 p

Gregory Wawro Political Science Professor

Gregory Wawro specializes in explaining the intricacies of politics and government. As a professor of political science, he studies Congress, campaign finance, political economy and judicial politics.

Michael Graetz Tax Expert
Politicians have been talking about the need for tax reform for decades and this year’s presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump both say changes are needed, but it should come as no surprise that their proposals are very different.
Political Science Professor Donald Green

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In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.

One World Trade Center under construction, at 200 feet above street level (in addition to 60 feet below grade), March 2010. Courtesy of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In "Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan," Lynne Sagalyn recounts the efforts to symbolize American resilience, project American power and memorialize the human losses of that day.
Cybersecurity expert Jason Healey Columbia University Professor

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From online privacy to massive leaks of classified government documents, data breaches have become part of modern society. But in recent months cybersecurity has become a new wild card in our nation’s political process.

Turkuler Isiksel

Turkuler Isiksel was born in Turkey but left to attend university in Edinburgh, later receiving her Ph.D. from Yale.

Thomas Trebat, an economist and political analyst, is director of the Columbia Global Centers, Rio de Janeiro. A former Latin America analyst on Wall Street, he now travels extensively in Brazil to build the University’s connections with partner institutions in government and academia.

Jan Svejnar, professor of global political economy

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Jan Svejnar discusses the fallout from Britain's vote to withdraw from the European Union.
Columbia is among a group of colleges and universities working to improve access to higher education for those with a criminal record.

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