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25 May 21

Automobiles and the Convergence of Safety, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Risks

Risks historically treated as distinct—safety, cybersecurity, and privacy—are converging in the auto industry. Andrew Grotto explains.

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20 May 21

The Very Difficult Mr. Putin: What Russia Wants and How the West Should Respond

Steven Pifer describes the factors driving Russian policy, as well as a policy response for the West.

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17 May 21

Stepping onto the Pedestal: An Animating History of Art Restitution from the Napoleonic Wars

Alice Goff offers a novel view of the contradictions within nineteenth-century Prussia’s liberal cultural politics—and the consequences for our own understanding of restitution and museology in Germany today.

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12 May 21

From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe

John Connelly discusses how to write East Europe's history.

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11 May 21

The Refugee Crisis: Crossing, Cutting, and Burning the Mediterranean Seametery

Hakim Abderrezak discusses coverage of recent Mediterranean Sea crossings to interrogate the terminology individuals and scholars use to examine this human tragedy.

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10 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Naghmeh Sohrabi

Naghmeh Sohrabi illuminates the small-scale experiences that together—and after the fact—came to define Iranian “revolutionary experience.”

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10 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Robert F. Reid-Pharr

Robert F. Reid-Pharr is mapping the contradictions that underwrote the celebrity of writer and activist James Baldwin.

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10 May 21

Gate of Tears: Migration and Immobility across the Red Sea

Nathalie Peutz and Steven Serels consider the humanitarian crisis and the pandemic in Yemen, where over half the population faces acute food shortages, fears of mass displacement are growing, and armed conflict intensifies.

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06 May 21

Idiom: Unifying and Integrating Compositional and Improvisational Language as a Composer-Performer

Anna Webber argues that jazz’s composer–performers thus occupy a unique and privileged position: they may create the ideal vessels for their own improvisation, composing shapes that most perfectly incorporate their priorities and desires as performers.

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05 May 21

Fellow Spotlight: Nadnini Pandey

Nandini Pandey says that Rome recognized the pragmatic political and economic benefits of including and advancing constituent people regardless of race.

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