As the Trump administration considers torturing suspected militants, the question of whether it helps elicit information or discourage insurgents is again important to policymakers, journalists, scholars and the public.
2016 study in the
Academy of Management Journal that looks at how companies struggle, even when required by federal law, to account for the “conflict minerals” they use in their products.
2016 study published in
Demography that looks at whether women in Nepal use abortion and modern contraceptives interchangeably.
2015 article in which law professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza analyzes the efforts of Latin American courts to challenge amnesty laws and prosecute human rights violations.
2016 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network that offers insights into the discrimination faced by transgender Americans, including its impacts on health and wellbeing.
2015 review of research related to Muslims in France, and the terrorist attacks on the French satirical news outlet
Charlie Hebdo and a chemical plant near Lyon.
2015 talk by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones focusing on how she approaches and investigates issues of racial injustice and what she thinks about newsroom diversity and the media's broader coverage of racial issues.
2015 selection of studies that use fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative data to better understand the world’s refugee populations and look to public policy lessons that can be drawn.
2015 study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School that explores how the federal Affordable Care Act has affected out-of-pocket costs for various methods of birth control.
2015 roundup of studies that speak to issues of voting, elections and public opinion, as well as issues of anti-Americanism, in the Arab world.