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Ann Owen
Owen Discusses Interest Rates on Marketplace

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, discussed income stocks with Marketplace’s Mark Garrison in an interview on the program’s Sept. 19 show titled A boring segment of the stock market is on fireMarketplace programs are currently broadcast by nearly 800 public radio stations nationwide across the United States and are heard by more than 12 million weekly listeners.  More ...

Charles Dunst '18
The Hill Published Third Op-Ed by Dunst '18

Founding Fathers spirit found in Kaepernick protest,” an opinion piece published by The Hill on Sept. 1, argued that the San Francisco quarterback’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem was an expression of his right to freedom of speech. This is the third opinion piece written by Charles Dunst '18 that The Hill has published in the last two months.  More ...

Ellingson’s To Care for Creation Published

Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement, published this month by the University of Chicago Press. The book chronicles the religious environmental movement and its commitment to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic.  More ...

Linh Do '18
Linh Do ’18 Examines Vietnam's Economy in Transition

A far-reaching economic policy that impacts countless lives can start with something as small as a grain of rice. Linh Do ’18 is spending her summer working on a research project titled, “Vietnam’s Economy in Transition,” which aims to analyze the effects of the Renovation Policy on Vietnamese rice production. Her project, undertaken with economics professor Erol Balkan, is supported by a Levitt Center Summer Research grant.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016
Washington Post Publishes Rivera's Analysis of Russian Poll

Titled “Russian elites are more expansionist, militaristic, and anti-American than at any point since 1993,” an analysis published in the Washington Post’s blog, The Monkey Cage, by Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera affirms the article’s title.  The July 22 piece was written by Rivera with students in her Levitt Research Group – James Bryan ’16, Emma Raynor ’18, and Hunter Sobczak ’17.  More ...

Sebastian Lissarangue ’18, Nico Yardas ’18, Professor Alan Cafruny and Ryan Franquiz ’18.
Is Latin American “Pink Tide” Really Ebbing?

In the late 1990s, many Latin American countries turned away from the democratization and free market economies promoted by the United States. Instead, leaders such as Hugo Chávez, Lula da Silva and Evo Morales inaugurated a new era of left-leaning social movements and policies known as the Pink Tide. Over the past five years, many have surmised that Latin America is turning away from the values of the Pink Tide. A Levitt Summer Research Group is now researching the extent to which that’s true.  More ...

Sam Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld Interviewed on Canadian TV

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Sam Rosenfeld was interviewed on two CTV News broadcasts about aspects of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21. CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
WHYY Interviews Klinkner on Party Conventions

As a guest on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, discussed a wide range topics related to this week’s Republican National Convention. Comparing past party conventions – particularly those in 1964 and 1968 – to 2016, he noted the shift in purpose of the four-day events.  More ...

Klinkner Quoted in Globe and Mail

Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article titled Dallas shootings: Lasting consequences for race relations, policing and the election on July 11. In a discussion of violent events in 1968 especially those related to party conventions and predictions of what might occur this summer in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Klinkner observed, “The real wild card here is Trump. We’ve never had a major-party nominee who’s been willing to fan these flames” using nativist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.   More ...

Philip Klinkner
Media Continues to Highlight Klinkner Trump Research

Beginning with his submission published in Vox titled The easiest way to guess if someone supports Trump? Ask if Obama is a Muslim, Professor of Government Philip Klinkner’s research has been referenced in articles in Salon, Fusion, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian and DailyKos and in an MSNBC broadcast.  More ...

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