Alma Steingart is an assistant professor of history and Columbia University who studies the intersection of mathematical thought and electoral politics in the United States.
Alexandra Chreiteh's novel-in-progress, “Sweetmeats,” tells the story of a Syrian family living in a Lebanese border town at the cusp of the Syrian revolution.
In this talk, Ying Zhang examines the relationship between imprisonment and religious freedom.
Ying Zhang's project is the first book-length study of the imprisoned officials and prison culture in pre-modern China.
In this geopolitical talk, Etel Solingen will explore the emerging structure of global supply chains as a critical geopolitical link for transatlantic relations.
In this special Academy Zoom event, Doug Sosnik — White House political director during the Clinton administration and one of America’s foremost electoral analysts — explains the dynamics shaping the unpredictable 2022 midterm election and the evolution of the American electorate.
Evan Osnos's book "Wildland" seeks to explain the national crisis that reached a crescendo in 2020, through the stories of ordinary individuals navigating twenty-first-century America.
Eric P. Schwartz looks at this bifurcated reality to ask, “How do we assess the progress, or the lack thereof, in the norms of global protection for refugees?”
Ruth Ben-Ghiat lays out the "authoritarian playbook" – violence, machismo, corruption, propaganda, and coercion -- which strongmen use to obtain and stay in power.
Suzanne L. Marchand investigates scholarly and popular nineteenth-century discussions of Herodotus’s Histories in Germany, Britain, and France.