Contrafactual

01.25.19

James Robinson on Venezuelan Institutions

Institute Director James Robinson talks with Contrafactual sobre Venezuela about Venezuela's institutions and the factors that gave rise to Chavismo and the country's situation today.

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Foreign Affairs

01.04.19

The Future of Democracy in South Asia: Why Citizens Must Stay Vigilant

On November 14, a fight broke out in the Sri Lankan Parliament. When the Speaker tried to call a vote, a group of MPs heckled him and rushed the podium. A rival faction tried to push the hecklers back. Men traded punches. One brandished a knife. A lawmaker cut himself trying to steal the Speaker’s microphone and ended up in the hospital.

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Inside Higher Ed

12.20.18

‘Why Didn’t I Get an A?’

Chris Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, has policy-like statements about his approach to Ph.D. advising and whether or not he’ll write you a letter of recommendation and more on his impeccably organized website. But he said Wednesday that he’d never received guidance from any department he’s taught in on handling regrade requests.

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Sunni Fighters Gather in Formation.

MAKHMOUR, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 19, 2015: Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State gather in formation along the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside.

 

MAGNUM / Moises Saman