US ELECTIONS 2020
- Gregory Wawro, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science
- Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science
- Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law
- Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs
- Kimberly Marten, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science, Barnard College
Ask the Experts
Political Scientist Robert Y. Shapiro says that the effect of NH and Iowa has nothing to do with their representativeness but the capability they demonstrate in persuading voters in these states and how voters see the candidates in action beyond what they learn about the candidates from the debates and other news coverage of them.
Sarah Cleveland, Columbia Law School professor and co-director of Human Rights Institute and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who launched TrialWatch in 2019, will join a panel of legal experts at Chatham House, London to discuss the use of targeted sanctions to protect journalists and a free press. This event will be livestreamed at 12:30 p.m. (GMT)
The Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities fosters collaborative transnational research on the global history of sexualities. At Columbia, the research guide identifies and describes 150 archival collections, oral histories, and databases. Globally, the Initiative is organizing the first international working group in cooperation with experts in the United Kingdom and Singapore.
Epidemiologist W. Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity of Mailman School of Public Health, is honored on January 3 at the Chinese Consulate in New York for his work in China that began with SARS 17 years ago. Facing the global coronavirus epidemic, he is trying to find ways to develop diagnostic tests that can be used to figure out how to treat patients and make decisions about drugs and anti-bodies to reduce fatality.
News and Events
This February, the Harriman Institute will partner with the Barnard and Columbia Slavic departments and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation to bring Russia's NOS Literature Prize to New York. Created in 2009, the prize recognizes innovation in Russian-language literature.
Toomas Ilves, former president of Estonia who currently co-chairs the World Economic Forum working group on blockchain technology, and SIPA Dean Merit Janow will discuss democracy, policy and digital governance. The event will be followed by the Niejelow Rodin Global Digital Futures Policy Forum.
In the News
Thomas J. Trebat, director of the Columbia Global Centers in Rio de Janeiro, says Brazil’s current Congress has an opportunity to set the country back on track though reform will not come easy in his op-ed discussing Brazil amid Latin America's growth challenge.
Americas Quarterly, Feb. 4, 2020
Law Professor Michael Gerrard talks about the mission of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, which includes tracking the erosion of climate science under Trump using their “Silencing Science Tracker.”
WBUR, Feb. 3, 2020
Dans son nouvel essai, le philosophe américain Bernard Harcourt avec @Columbia Law School s’inspire de Foucault pour penser la servitude volontaire à la surveillance numérique et les moyens de la subvertir. (In French)
Le Monde, Jan. 31, 2020
Economist Shang-jin Wei says it is too early to panic from an economic perspective citing three important factors that may limit the virus’s impact on Chinese and global GDP.
Project Syndicate, Jan. 27, 2020