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PhD Candidate Miguel Morales-Mosquera Receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award

Harris Public Policy PhD Candidate Miguel Morales-Mosquera was recognized by the National Science Foundation with the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award, which he received for his work "The Economic Value of Crime Control: Evidence of a Large Investment in Police Infrastructure," conducted with Professor Chris Blattman.

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Wars Often Start with State Abuse. Is the US Next?

The other night I was talking to friends in Portland. They shared their experiences of being tear gassed for peacefully protesting. Them, and at least 1000 others. By federal agents. Just to protect a concrete and fortified building with no one in it on a Friday night. There was no imminent danger, and yet a chemical agent was released on US citizens.

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Alliance of Democracies - from America First to American Led

"Make the world safe for democracy." When President Woodrow Wilson uttered this phrase in 1917, he was calling for the United States to join the European Allies in their struggle against the Central Powers. Regardless of Wilson's true motivations for entering the war, Wilson knew that appealing to a sense of common cause among democratic nations was necessary for the United States to achieve its foreign policy goals. That idea never left US foreign policy. From protection of the (largely) democratic "West" against the authoritarian (and communist) "East" during the Cold War, to the (at times quixotic) promotion of democracy abroad following the Berlin Wall’s collapse, US foreign policy frequently draws on appeals to create and protect democracy.

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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