In Brief

In Brief is a Columbia News series featuring faculty members' short op-ed pieces on current topics related to their academic research.

Three goals for the Biden administration as it seeks to put science-based responses at the center of its policy initiatives.  

As climate change wreaks havoc on our planet, the federal government will need to grapple with perpetually increasing disasters.

Free speech has been under attack during the Trump administration.

Research from Columbia University maps post-pandemic relief efforts for the news media and shines a light on a proposal from Australia.

Our country's infrastructure desperately needs our attention, and the Biden administration should prioritize four areas to help revitalize it.

Katy Glenn Bass discusses the Facebook antitrust case, its impact on freedom of speech, and what questions are still unanswered.

Recognize the loss of this year’s tradition and rituals and look for new ways to reset the holiday table.

Biden has gambled by forgoing face-to-face organizing due to the pandemic, relying instead on a virtual campaign to get out the vote.

A Columbia security expert explains why he has confidence in the voting system.

How will our wildly varied 50-state system of ballot collecting and counting impact when we find out the election results?

This was—and is—an important step in dismantling the “Doctrine of Discovery” that has always plagued the U.S. legal system.

We should focus on ads and news coverage about what each candidate would do if elected.