Annual Conference

Theme Panel: Terrorism and Political Transformations

Theme Panel: Terrorism and Political Transformations Sat, September 3, 4:00 to 5:30pm Many have been struck by the paucity of thoughtful consideration of violence and politics in the light of current politics. This is especialy […]


Providing Science to Improve the Public’s Health: A Fellow’s View from the Office of the US Surgeon General

The latest virtual issue of PS features articles written by alumni of the Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) from 2010 to 2015. The CFP fellows serve yearlong placements in congressional and executive offices, and they chronicle […]


Explaining Liberal Policy Woes in the States: The Role of Donors

By Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Harvard University) State governments have surged to the forefront of national politics in recent years. Faced with partisan gridlock and concerns about the size of the federal deficit, national political leaders have increasingly […]


Meet NEH Grant Recipient Robin Turner

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States and supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The organization funds projects across a […]

Annual Conference

Theme Panel: Contentious Politics and the Internet

Theme Panel: Contentious Politics and the Internet Sat, September 3, 12:00 to 1:30pm The papers in this panel are united by a common interest in how the Internet, in particular access to social media and […]


Repugnant to the Very Idea of a Democratic Society? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies

By Rob Reich (Stanford University) Foundations represent the institutional codification and promotion of plutocratic voices in democratic societies. With low accountability, donor-directed preferences in perpetuity, and generous tax subsidies, they are institutional oddities. What, if anything, […]