Watching Trump in Michigan this week talking about Debbie and John Dingell, I was struck by how he spoke the words as well as by what he said. Commentators noted the offenses against Dingell, the universally liked, longest serving Congressman from Michigan, who is recently deceased and unable therefore to respond to the suggestion he may be in Hell not Heaven right now.
At the outset of the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, all 100 senators met in the historic old Senate chamber where Webster, Clay and Calhoun, the Senate’s “immortal trio,” established the standards of Senate oratory and deliberation.
Class of 2020 student Ryan Saadeh is among the recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, which allows for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom, while three recent alumni will head to Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman scholars.
In this episode of The Bartholomewtown Podcast, Bill Bartholomew is joined by Brown University Political Science Department Chair Dr. Wendy Schiller for the inaugural installment of the recurring BTOWN series "2020pod", in which the pair will offer perspective and analysis at key moments throughout the 2020 election cycle.
Right since 1945, up until recently, few democratic polities moved from inclusion to exclusion in their citizenship practices and laws. The big exceptions were mostly authoritarian, the Chinese treatment of Uighurs being the most recent. Some democratic polities might have remained as exclusionary as before, but, by and large, when change came about, democratic polities edged towards larger inclusion.
It was a powerful congressional weapon deployed in only the most extreme cases, so explosive that lawmakers feared the wider damage it could do if used for the wrong reasons. Today, the filibuster is an everyday part of Senate business, standard operating procedure in a polarized world where the once rare has become commonplace.
In early November, the state of Rhode Island took control of the Providence Public School District. The takeover came after the release of the “Johns Hopkins Report,” which detailed the district’s academic challenges as well as the bureaucratic problems that have hindered the management of the district.
Brown University panelists examine history, policy implications of impeachment. Read what Professors Susan Moffitt, Richard Arenberg, James Morone, Eric Patashnik, and Wendy Shiller say at the recent faculty forum on impeachment in The Brown Daily Herald.
As the Trump administration pulls American troops away from Syria’s northern border, the President has repeatedly insisted that the region’s oil has been “secured,” even going so far as to suggest the United States is now responsible for the fate of the oil.
Ashu Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Professor of Political Science, has had several articles published.
From the industrial revolution to the rise of globalization, human society has changed profoundly since our early days as hunter-gathers. But our brains? Not so much. On this episode, Sarah talks with Watson professor Rose McDermott about this evolutionary mismatch, and the vexing problems it creates in our politics and culture.
Yelena Biberman, Brown University PhD alumnus, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Skidmore recently published her book, Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India (Modern South Asia), Oxford, 2019.
While examples of left-wing and grassroots movements that use populist discourse abound, we tend to associate populism particularly with the right, political leaders, and authoritarianism. When Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in 2018, international media quickly classified him as the latest iteration of the worldwide populist phenomenon.
In the face of mounting pressure from political leaders, journalists and the public must stay committed to pursuing the truth, urged New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger in a presentation at Brown.
How are Donald Trump’s racist tweets about “rat-infested” Baltimore, his tacit endorsement of chants of “send her home” about representative Ilhan Omar at his rallies, and the mass shooting in El Paso, TX, targeting Latinos by a gunman concerned about a Mexican “invasion” of the United States connected?
Political Science PhD student Rob Grace was recently awarded the Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship for his research on the politics of humanitarian action, with a particular emphasis on humanitarian access obstruction.
The Open Graduate Education Program at Brown grants select doctoral students the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in a secondary field. The program enables students to bridge two research areas in collaborative and engaging ways, further advancing their studies in each field.
The data collection strategies we employ affect the quality of our findings. This is particularly true for field researchers of violence and human rights. Working in high-risk, low-information contexts, these researchers are at greater risk of methodological missteps and the accompanying shortfalls for their findings and policy recommendations. We interrogate one methodological challenge particularly common to research in violent contexts: selection bias.
Over the four years during which he has dominated American political life, nearly three of them as president, Donald Trump has set a match again and again to chaos-inducing issues like racial hostility, authoritarianism and white identity politics.
As the Trump administration defends its move to transfer funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other parts of the Department of Homeland Security to immigration enforcement and detention, Democrats and some immigration experts say the White House is defying the will of Congress and possibly federal law.
President Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) agree on one thing: the elimination of the filibuster in the Senate. And now former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has lent his weight to that demand.
More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian.