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Field research leads to surprising results for historian

Historian Mostafa Minawi spent seven months in Sudan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Somalia and Djibouti, tracking down details for his new book. The most surprising thing he found, he said, was how alive that history is in some areas.

Book traces influence of Southern white politicians on the US

A new book reveals the influence of Southern white supremacists on national public policy from Reconstruction to the New Deal to today.

Cities that support informal workers are trending

A growing number of international cities are taking more inclusive approaches for informal workers, such as home-based workers, street vendors and the self-employed, according to Cornell-led research.

Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium kicks off next week

Cornell’s Tech/Law Colloquium returns this fall semester with a slate of 12 free public talks from leading scholars in the areas of digital technology, ethics, law and policy.

Lectures explore politics and justice in the Trump era

“Politics and Justice in the Era of Donald Trump” will be explored in a lecture series at Cornell featuring eminent social scientists, beginning on Sept. 12.

Levitsky, Putnam, Quake elected professors-at-large

Political scientist Steven Levitsky, the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam and biomedical engineer Stephen Quake have joined the ranks of leading scholars and public intellectuals at Cornell as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

How technology turns consumers into spies

A new paper explores how digital cameras and other surveillance tools compel people to spend time and energy monitoring others.

How attitudes on race, immigration, gender will affect the 2018 midterm elections

An innovative study by Cornell researchers using three waves of surveys will show how voters’ views on immigration, race and gender influence the midterm elections in November and whether those attitudes shift leading up to the elections.

New book investigates the government-citizen disconnect

American anger at government has been growing, despite the increase in benefits people receive from the government. Suzanne Mettler explores this gulf in a new book.