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New lab studies role of gender in security forces

The new Gender and the Security Sector Lab, launched Jan. 4, is using an interdisciplinary, social scientific approach to study the role of gender in security forces – including police, military and peacekeeping forces.

Study: Rethink immigration policy for STEM doctorates

A streamlined process for awarding green cards to international STEM doctoral students graduating from U.S. universities could benefit American innovation and competitiveness, according to new research.

Institute breaks record in 2020, making laws easy to access

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a pioneer in providing open access to U.S. legal information online, welcomed more than 39 million unique visitors to its website during a year of major headlines.

Lawmakers: Find common ground to help heal democracy

A conversation with the co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs’ Campaign for the Future of Democracy on Jan. 13.

A&S selects 24 sophomores for College Scholar program

The College Scholar Program in the College of Arts & Sciences allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest, and pursue a course of study that cannot be found in an established major.

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Perceived erosion of democracy spawns new campaign

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs has launched the Campaign for the Future of Democracy, which will work to restore respect for democratic norms and to strengthen democratic resilience.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Alum leads legal team for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

Douglas Lankler, J.D. ’90, executive vice president and general counsel at Pfizer, has played a leading role in establishing Pfizer’s agreement with the U.S. government for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Roper Center hosts forum on public opinion polling

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research will host an online forum, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., to examine the future of polling. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.