National & Global Affairs

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The Rise of Political Misinformation and How We Can Combat Its Influence

At a recent panel hosted by SPS' Strategic Communication and Political Analytics graduate programs, a key question was considered: What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation?

Recent News

The pendulum versus policy explanation, and how they differ in their implications.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how some strong, wealthy democracies, like the United States, struggled to manage the public health crisis.

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy helped to ensure that the poorest children in the U.S.

In a new book, “The Way Out,” Professor Peter T. Coleman explores how conflict resolution and complexity science can provide guidance.

In his new book, Weak Strongman, Timothy Frye argues that contrary to popular belief, Vladimir Putin is not omnipotent.

Jameel Jaffer and Agnès Callamard renew demands that Saudi crown prince be held responsible for journalist’s death and cover-up.

A new book from President Lee C. Bollinger and Agnès Callamard examines how free speech is defined and upheld around the world.

Many Americans no longer believe that government works for them.

As Intersectionality Matters! enters its third season, Columbia News checks in with Kimberlé Crenshaw on why it is more important

A federal program, like the WPA, can create new narratives for an evolving society more equitable and inclusive than those of the past or present.

With the inauguration behind them, what will President Biden and Vice President Harris tackle in the next days, months, and years?

Substantial change is long overdue in the United States, but the new administration can take these three steps to remedy past injustices.