US Department of Defense

04.23.19

New DDS Director to Expand High-Impact Technology Initiatives

The Department of Defense announced today Brett Goldstein has been appointed Director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS) based at the Pentagon. DDS is an agency team of the U.S. Digital Service, which is part of the Office of Management and Budget. Goldstein was recruited by Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and will be a direct report, tackling critical technology problems for the department. Brett Goldstein is Senior Advisor at The Pearson Institute.

Read Article

UChicago News

04.23.19

Michael Greenstone and Benjamin Lessing honored for research on pressing issues

Two members of the University of Chicago faculty, including Pearson Faculty Affiliate Ben Lessing, have been selected for Andrew Carnegie Fellowships, which provide scholars and writers in the social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 to support research that examines today’s most pressing issues.

Read Article

Harris News

04.18.19

Fighting Poverty and Inequality

Institute Director James Robinson joins Harris news for a conversation on institutions, poverty, and inequality. This story is one in a series, #PolicyForward, that spotlights how faculty, students and alumni at the Harris School of Public Policy are driving impact for the next generation. Leading up to the May 3 grand opening of Harris’ new home at the Keller Center, these stories examine three of the most critical issues facing our world: strengthening democracy, fighting poverty and inequality, and confronting the global energy challenge.

Read Article