In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
2015 article in which law professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza analyzes the efforts of Latin American courts to challenge amnesty laws and prosecute human rights violations.
2016 study published in the
Journal of Applied Ecology that looks at how new tracking technology could help prevent animal poaching and international trade involving illegal wildlife parts.
2016 study in the
American Political Science Review that examines how gender quotas influence women's selection to and ability to maintain top political posts.
2016 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that provides one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the many fluid dimensions of population movement across societies.
2016 study published in
PNAS that looks at the benefits and drawbacks of alternative approaches to recovering depleted fisheries worldwide.
2016 working paper for the Inter-American Development Bank that looks at how crime in Latin America affects the public's trust in public institutions such as police agencies and in private networks.
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A Columbia researcher's study that examines the roots of anti-Americanism in the Middle East and greater Muslim world to determine whether it is policy-based or extends to all things American.
2016 report from the Congressional Research Service that outlines the key components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
2015 conversation with Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard University lecturer and national leader in homeland security. She offers advice on how journalists can better cover disasters and hold accountable the government agencies that respond to and manage emergency events.
2014 study in the
Journal of the Royal Society Interface that examines the relationship between the location and timing of disease outbreaks and the characteristics of outbreak sites.
2016 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network that offers insights into the discrimination faced by transgender Americans, including its impacts on health and wellbeing.
2014 study from a scholar at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy that looks at child health and food policies in developing countries, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya and the Philippines.
2015 roundup of academic research and scholarly literature that looks at the challenges that criminal prosecutors in the U.S. and aboard face in determining appropriate prison sentences for those convicted of participating in terrorism-related activities.
2015 study published in
Oxford Economic Papers showing how industrial growth in particular has a significant association with levels of terrorist activity.