Grants awarded recently by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences seeded research projects on topics ranging from COVID-19 and policing to clean energy and product design, led by scholars from across the university.
The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative in November held the first two of four scheduled live online educational trainings for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office of Second Chance Employment.
In “Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea,” author Sarah Besky from the ILR School addresses the role of quality in contemporary capitalism and how quality is judged in a product as ordinary as a bag of tea.
A group of Cornell undergrads, members of the new Cornell chapter of the Parole Preparation Project, celebrated earlier this month after helping an incarcerated man get released on parole after 28 years in prison.
In “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy,” author Bryn Rosenfeld connects rapidly growing middle classes in post-Soviet countries with growing authoritarianism in those countries.