The Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project released North Korea Chronology: 2014
[PDF], the latest installment in a series tracking events,
negotiations, and media coverage surrounding North Korea’s nuclear and
missile programs. A resource for those reporting on, researching, and
responding to developments on the Korean Peninsula, the annual chronologies date back to 2001.
The African Peacebuilding Network published the latest in its series of APN Working Papers: “Toward a Community of Practice: ECOWAS and Peace and Security Policy Communities in West Africa,” by Olawale Ismail, head of research at International Alert in London [PDF available].
In an article for the Huffington Post, Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps connected findings from the program’s most recent human development report, A Portrait of California 2014–2015, to the need for a broader national campaign to combat domestic violence in the United States.
Measure of America statistician Rebecca Rasch joined the program’s codirectors in a commentary for the Carnegie Council publication Policy Innovations that highlights the pivotal role that civic engagement mechanisms like unpaid volunteering can play in curtailing youth disconnection, as revealed in a research project with Opportunity Nation.
Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities, an SSRC study commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was cited in a Huffington Post article on the growing inequality of Internet access in the United States.
The Education Research Program’s volume Academically Adrift was referenced in a New York Times article on the relationship between tuition and enrollment at US research universities: “How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging.”
Board member Michael D. Kennedy drew on historical examples from the SSRC in his book Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities, and Publics in Transformation, now available from Stanford University Press.
At PsychologyToday.com, New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Christine Wicker interviewed fellow NDSP grantee Ebenezer Obadare about his research on the intermingling of Muslim and Christian prayer practices in Nigeria.
Abe fellow Sagiri Kitao (2011) published an article based on her fellowship research in Review of Economic Dynamics: “Sustainable Social Security: Four Options.” Fellow Etsuko Taketani (2002) drew on her Abe
research findings in her latest book, The Black Pacific Narrative: Geographic Imaginings of Race and Empire between the World Wars, now available from Dartmouth College Press.
The Vietnam Program organized a workshop in Hanoi to analyze data
from its longitudinal study measuring the results of Atlantic
Philanthropies programming aimed at improving the commune health center
system in rural areas of Vietnam, part of the Viet Nam Population Health Programme: Strategic Learning and Assessment project.
At a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellows workshop held in South Africa, Harvard University professor John Comaroff gave a lecture on the waning
of the common good as a concept, the commodification of ethnicity, and
the sociology of criminology both in Cape Town and in Ferguson, Missouri [audio available].