The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has published the third in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: “Security Considerations for Conducting Fieldwork in Highly Dangerous Places or on Highly Dangerous Subjects,” by Vanda Felbab-Brown [PDF available].
A new On the Line podcast features Drugs, Security and Democracy fellows Teo Ballvé (2012) and Winifred Tate (2012) in a discussion of their research on drugs, paramilitarism, and political participation in Colombia.
Editor Clara Ramírez-Barat describes the research motivation behind Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach, the most recent volume in the SSRC Books series Advancing Transitional Justice, in an International Center for Transitional Justice podcast.
In the latest Voices installment at Next Generation Social Sciences, Next Gen Africa fellow Richard Mbunda
(2013, 2014) shares his insights on the concept of food sovereignty and
its potential for impact on agricultural development and sustainability
in Tanzania [video].
Findings from the Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift are featured in Ivory Tower, a new documentary about the challenges faced by American colleges and universities, now playing at select US theaters.
The Sonoma County Gazette covered the release of Measure of America’s recent report A Portrait of Sonoma County,
including the related engagement of new community partnerships and
investments. In an immediate response to smoking and nicotine-addiction
issues identified in the report, the county strengthened its smoking ordinance with a ban on e-cigarettes in certain public places.
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum’s China-Africa Knowledge Project was profiled in a China Daily piece: “A Lot of Thinking Put into the Tank.”
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum,
cautioned the fragile coalition coming out of the Colombian
presidential election in a timely article for the International Peace
Institute’s Global Observatory: “In Spite of Himself, Santos Wins in Colombia, but End to War Not a Done Deal.”
African Peacebuilding Network fellow Cori Wielenga (2013) published an article based on her APN-supported research in Strategic Review for Southern Africa: “Reconciliation from the Top Down? Government Institutions in South Africa, Rwanda and Burundi.”
The Migration Program and the
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences convened American and Chinese social
scientists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in Beijing for the final meeting of the CASS-SSRC Common Concerns Seminar Series on “Migration, Social Development and Social Protection in China and the US.”
President Ira Katznelson
opened Columbia University’s Buell Center Conference on the History of
Architecture with a keynote address at New York’s Museum of Modern Art,
in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: “What Is a Decent City? Reflections on the Architecture of Fear” [video].