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Professor Roger Myerson Releases New Paper on International State Building

The most significant oversight in building foundations of democracy has been putting thoughtful consideration into the relationship between local and national politics, as evidenced by American state-building exercises in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago

Chris Blattman and coauthors released new research on the efficacy of the READI Chicago program, which engages at-risk men with paid economic opportunities, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Utilizing a randomized control trial, the data shows that participants were 64% less likely than their peers to be arrested for shooting or a homicide.

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Enforcing the First Amendment on Campus Won't, by Itself, Address the Problem of Academic Freedom

Pearson Institute Faculty Affiliate Anup Malani argues that universities need to develop cultures of civil disagreement to really get free speech on campuses.

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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