Social Sciences

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

What it takes for U.S. foreign policy to succeed in the Middle East

In a Q&A, Payne Distinguished Lecturer Brett McGurk, the former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, talks about the current state of U.S.-Iran relations and Middle Eastern politics.

Graduate School of Business —

When field research goes awry

Two PhD students find that opening a shop in India to study a simple problem is anything but simple.

Clayman Institute for Gender Research —

How white boys become ‘geniuses’

Girls outperform boys at every stage of the academic path – so much so that the media has declared this underachievement the “boy crisis.” Yet students and teachers often perceive boys as smarter and more gifted.