Following on his visiting fellowship at St. Catherine’s College-Oxford, Rich Harris is working with the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy (Professor John Oberdiek, Diretcor) and Oxford University’s Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law (Professor John Garner, Diretcor) to organize an ongoing forum for scholars to exchange research on the intersection of Philosophy, Law and Policy. With the assistance of Public Affairs Ph.D. candidate Wendy Osuzu, this initiative will be launched by two conferences (one at Rutgers-Camden and one at Oxford) critically examining the hegemony of neoliberalism and economics in regulatory policy.
Over at the Huffington Post, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago has “Advice for Puerto Rico’s New Governor.”
Lorraine C. Minnite argues for a reinvigoration of propaganda studies in “New Challenges in the Study of Rightwing Propaganda: Priming the Populist Backlash to ‘Hope and Change,’” published in the December 2012 issue of the journal New Political Science (Vol. 34, no. 4).
On November 10th, Christopher Goodman presented research at the 59th Annual Conference of the North American Regional Science Council in Ottawa, Canada entitled “Local Government Fragmentation and the Local Public Sector: A Panel Data Analysis.”
In a forthcoming article to appear in the journal Health Policy and Planning, entitled, “Exploring the Utility of Institutional Theory in Analyzing International Health Agency Stasis and Change,” Eduardo J. Gomez argues that institutional theory can be used to explain why some international health organizations succeed and others fail to adapt to changing conditions.
Maureen M. Donaghy investigates how one community in Rio de Janeiro is taking on Olympic redevelopment plans that threaten to displace large numbers of the urban poor.
In a public lecture titled “Race, Politics and the Obama Presidency,” Michael Javen Fortner discussed how the race of the president influences the moral and political obligations of the presidency. Prof. Fortner’s talk was sponsored by a prestigious award from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to the Willingboro Public Library.
On October 26th, Paul Jargowsky addressed the Board of Trustees of the Century Foundation in New York on poverty trends and emerging issues. Prof. Jargowsky delivered a talk, “Reflections on Recovery,” at the Burn Foundation’s Annual Gala at the Union League on October 19th.
Patrice Mareschal and Patricia Ciorici (Public Affairs Ph.D. candidate), presented a co-authored paper: “Against All Odds: Civic Engagement and Power Building in an Invisible Workforce,” at the International CRIMT (Research Centre on Globalization and Work) Conference, in Montreal, Canada, October 2012. This paper examines how home care workers in Oregon, a predominantly female, geographically dispersed, and economically under-valued workforce were brought together to experience the power of direct political action, shape public policy, and extend their reach beyond the union to other civic and social groups.
Marie Isabelle Chevrier has just published Arms Control Policy: A Guide to the Issues, a focused study of how arms control agreements are negotiated and implemented that concludes with an analysis of the contemporary challenges facing treaty-making.