- Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
René D. Flores, University of Washington
In the first of three acts for the 100th episode live show, Professors Theda Skocpol and René Flores discuss the role of national and local organizations on the 2016 election outcome, the Trump presidency so far, and what comes next.
- Deondra Rose, Duke University
Gunther Peck, Duke University
For the second act of the live show, Professors Deondra Rose and Gunther Peck dive deep into North Carolina’s contentious politics, the impacts of the state’s voting laws and redistricting efforts, and what these deep divides say about national politics.
- Erin O'Brien, University of Massachusetts Boston
Peter Ubertaccio, Stonehill College
For the final act of the live show, Professors Erin O’Brien and Peter Ubertaccio tackle Massachusetts politics. They dig into the character of the Democratic and Republican parties in the state, and show how the state isn’t as deep blue as many think.
- Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College
The amount of climate change and extreme weather events humanity can expect in the future depends on how much carbon accumulates in the global atmosphere over decades and even centuries. To avert catastrophic climate change, Dorman argues that countries need to set overall carbon budget limits, not just aim for reductions to particular targeted rates of emission in particular years.
Recent changes to the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act have made it more challenging to get coverage. The Tennessee SSN chapter is hosting a panel that will help the public make informed choices about the health care that is best and affordable for themselves and their family.
SSN is proud to introduce its inaugural cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows. Each of these Fellows are based at a university in one of the SSN chapters. For the next two years, they will help academics insert research, evidence, and scholarly perspectives into state and national policy debates. The program focuses on building relationships between researchers and policymakers, civic leaders, and journalists to inform and improve the policymaking process.