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kusile power plant
December 4, 2023
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak in Forbes on the climate development aid, "Could Climate Aid Avoid Development Aid’s Implementation Problems?" At the 2009 Copenhagen Conference of Parties meeting, developed countries agreed to provide $100 billion for overseas climate projects. A recent OECD report... Read more
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November 16, 2023
Gill's scholarship on the economics of tipping was featured in a New York Times opinion piece entitled "Welcome to the New Economics of Tipping." He was quoted as appreciating the graciousness of gratuities and being worried about how technology is deteriorating our innate sense of thanksgiving... Read more
New Delhi air
November 13, 2023
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak in Forbes highlight the yearly problem of pollution in the New Delhi, India area. "Every October-November, New Delhi, India’s capital, experiences severe air pollution due to stubble burning in neighboring states, particularly Punjab. Technology is available and laws... Read more
Citizens from Ghana waiting in line to vote
November 2, 2023
Nancy Joseph, Director of Editorial Communications, writes about the challenges faced with voting in new, emerging democracies across the world. Professor James Long, from the Political Science department, works along with Joseph to understand the high voter turnout despite the difficulties and dangers the voters face. "If you can’t show that you voted, your neighbors may get angry. It can sometimes... Read more
Prof. Michael McCann
November 1, 2023
Professor Emeritus Michael McCann has been chosen for the 2024 American Bar Foundation Fellows "Outstanding Scholar Award".  The award is "in recognition of outstanding research, mentorship, and service to the American Bar Foundation.” The ABF Award follows his selection this past... Read more
Aseem Prakash
October 4, 2023
The Department of Political Science extends congratulations to Prof. Aseem Prakash being selected for the 2023 Class of Academy Fellows. Selection of the Academy’s new Fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee, selected by the Academy’s Board Chair, makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals... Read more
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September 19, 2023
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak write in Forbes that the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the U.S. auto makers is a result of mismanagement of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. The UAW strike reveals three conflicts. The first conflict is about dividing profits... Read more