The Scholars Strategy Network is opening applications for the second cohort of its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve public policy and strengthen democracy. Fellows will be based in Maine and Utah.
- Jules Boykoff, Pacific University
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are around the corner, but the Olympic Movement is experiencing a slow-motion crisis. In recent years, each new hosting city has seen protests by activists concerned about problems the Olympics can bring – rising debt, displacement of residents, environmental despoliation, and the militarization of public space.
- Cristobal Young, Stanford University
Raising taxes on the rich encourages job creators to skip town. Or so say some economists and policymakers. This week, Professor Cristobal Young dispels the myth of millionaires leaving high tax states and shows the many ways the wealthy are invested in the places they live.
- Yalidy Matos, Rutgers University
On September 20, 1996, President Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, a vast and comprehensive law focused on border security, illegal immigration, and enforcement in the interior of the country as well as at the border. Paving the way for tough local immigration enforcement across the country, this law authorized agreements between local and state police departments and the federal government that now exist in 18 states.
- Sayeh Nikpay, Vanderbilt University
Prescription drugs are expensive. But for years, a little-known program has given some hospitals discounts to help them provide care for low-income and uninsured patients. Professor Sayeh Nikpay explains why this program is now under fire and what this means for America’s safety net.