The Brookings Institution


A social distancing reading list from Brookings Global Economy and Development

The Narrow Corridor is a long (more than 500 pages) but very readable book by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, the authors of “Why Nations Fail,” with a huge amount of history from all over the world. Its length may be acceptable in these stay at home times. It reminds the reader that every generation has to win the battle for liberty and good governance again and again.

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CBS Chicago


University Of Chicago Professor Calls For 'Radical Changes' As A Community Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Oeindrila Dube, with the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, says more community leaders need to come forward and call for radical changes like social distancing for those who have not listened to government leaders.

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Harris News


What The Ebola Outbreak Could Teach Us About How To Contain Coronavirus

A new research paper examining the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa could hold crucial insights for policymakers grappling with the coronavirus pandemic—namely, the importance of public trust in institutions during health crises.

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Western Wall

Harris Public Policy students visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem as part of the 2019 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Israel and the West Bank.

Ramin Kohanteb / The Pearson Institute