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03 Nov 22

Fellow Spotlight: Alma Steingart

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.

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03 Nov 22

Fellow Spotlight: Alexandra Chreiteh

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.

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01 Nov 22

Creativity and Resilience: Prison Art in Ming China, 1368-1644

In this talk, Ying Zhang examines the relationship between imprisonment and religious freedom.

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01 Nov 22

Fellow Spotlight: Ying Zhang

Ying Zhang's project is the first book-length study of the imprisoned officials and prison culture in pre-modern China.

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27 Oct 22

Geopolitics and the Emerging Structure of Global Supply Chains

In this geopolitical talk, Etel Solingen will explore the emerging structure of global supply chains as a critical geopolitical link for transatlantic relations.

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26 Oct 22

The Fight for Congress: The 2022 Midterm Elections and What They Portend for America’s Democracy

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.

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25 Oct 22

Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury

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.

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24 Oct 22

The Rights of the Displaced in a World of Conflict, Chaos, and Dysfunction: Progress or Peril—or Both?

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?”

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20 Oct 22

Strongmen: How They Rise, How They Rule, How They Fall

Ruth Ben-Ghiat lays out the "authoritarian playbook" – violence, machismo, corruption, propaganda, and coercion -- which strongmen use to obtain and stay in power.

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19 Oct 22

Learning from the Father of Lies

Suzanne L. Marchand investigates scholarly and popular nineteenth-century discussions of Herodotus’s Histories in Germany, Britain, and France.

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