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.

Analyzing the tweets of Republicans and Democrats

New research by Dora Demszky and colleagues examined how Republicans and Democrats express themselves online in an attempt to understand how polarization of beliefs occurs on social media.

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.