Politics and Social Justice

Learn About the New Child Tax Credit Expansion and How It Will Help American Families

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy’s research has helped to ensure that the poorest third of children in the United States receive the full benefits of the Child Tax Credit.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Kendall Thomas, and Patricia Williams
What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Columbia Law School professors explain this method of research for legal scholars and how it’s being misunderstood.

Frank Guridy, associate professor of history, Columbia University
What Are the Connections Between Monday Night Football, Texas Oilmen, and the Civil Rights Movement?

A new book explores the intersection of professional sports with the civil rights and second-wave feminist movements.





Should You Worry About Inflation? Experts Weigh In.

Dean emerita of Columbia Business School, Glenn Hubbard, talks about the perils of framing this current inflation cycle as "transitory."

The New York Times
July 17, 2021

For Democracy, It's a Time of Swimming Against the Tide

Sheri Berman, a political science professor at Barnard College, talks about how our world had an unprecedented number of democracies in the early 21st century, but those democracies might be in jeopardy now.

Associated Press
July 12, 2021

Next Mayor’s Challenges Will Include Working With Cuomo

Columbia Law's Richard Briffault talks about the importance of a good relationship with New York's governor for the next New York City mayor

Crain's New York Business
July 9, 2021

The Predictable Backlash to Critical Race Theory: A Q&A With Kimberlé Crenshaw

Columbia Law's Kimberlé Crenshaw speaks to The Nation about the backlash to race reform.

The Nation
July 5, 2021


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How Data Collection Can Boost the Pandemic Response in Africa

To control the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the world needs to be vaccinated. A group of researchers from Columbia University is working with local governments in African countries to help their communities get the vaccines they need.



Reimagine the Internet, Knight First Amendment Institute
Can We Conceive of a New Internet?

The Knight First Amendment Institute hosted a week-long symposium to explore ways to lessen the dominance of tech giants and find new alternatives to gather online.


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Jamal Greene Shows How Rights Go Wrong

In his new book, the constitutional law scholar argues that competing rights should be balanced through political compromise.


Six women in the energy sector
6 Women in Energy Leaders Outline How to Make the Field More Equitable

Members of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program speak about their hopes for a more equitable future.


Social Justice

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Toward a More Just and Inclusive Society

SIPA faculty scholars and practitioners are working across disciplines to tackle the most complicated social issues of our day.

George Floyd protest in Brooklyn
Reactions to the Chauvin Trial Guilty Verdict

Columbia faculty and students weigh in on what the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial means for future police prosecutions and racial justice in the United States.



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Explainer: How ‘Technical Violations’ Drive Incarceration

Justice Lab's Vincent Schiraldi writes about how technical violations during probation and parole can have lasting consequences.

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Innovate Criminal Justice Reform

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