In the Spotlight
President-elect Donald Trump and leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans want to repeal the law’s taxes and benefits and buy time to come up with an alternative by delaying the effective date of full repeal for several years. SSN scholars assess the impact the “repeal and delay” strategy will have on the millions of Americans who depend on Obamacare for coverage.
President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are about to take national debates and policy in abrupt new directions. Scholars have a role to play, providing journalists, policymakers, civic leaders and citizens with research, evidence and analysis to make sense of these rapid changes and their consequences. SSN has a plan for the year ahead, unveiled in a public letter from SSN Director Theda Skocpol and explained in a recent podcast.
- Natasha Warikoo, Harvard Graduate School of Education
How can campus communities address race in ways that promote cross-racial dialog while also fully acknowledging racial inequality and its historical roots in the United States? In candid interviews with students at prestigious universities, Warikoo explores how tomorrow’s potential leaders conceptualize diversity, and how institutions can move them toward more productive and considerate understandings of racial difference.
Sexual violence against women on college campuses is extensive. Nearly a quarter of female students, according to a survey by the Association of American Universities, have been the targets of sexual harassment or assault.
- Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christopher S. Parker, University of Washington
After the 2016 General Election, three SSN scholars make sense of the what, why, and how of the election outcome, analyzing voter systems and behaviors and discussing what all of this might mean for the future.
Partisan battles and damaging misconceptions abound in debates about women’s reproductive rights and access to health services. SSN scholars have come together to assess the political and policy landscape and identify ways to further sound programs that meet the needs of America’s women – furthering their autonomy, combating inequalities, and ensuring women’s right to raise children they choose to have in safe and economically sustainable conditions.