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Crime casts pall on Central America’s Northern Triangle

Oct. 3, 2017—LAPOP research shows that crime prevalence impacts economic progress in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

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Center for Effective Lawmaking to premier in Washington; news conference is Sept. 26

Sep. 6, 2017—The new Center for Effective Lawmaking, which studies the causes and consequences of the legislative effectiveness of members of Congress, will be introduced in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The center is a joint effort by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

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Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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‘A Post-Truth Nation’ panel to be hosted Feb. 22 by Vanderbilt Libraries

Feb. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt Central Library will host a panel discussion on the current state of news, fake news, propaganda and more to be moderated by political scientist John Geer Feb. 22.

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‘Liberal’ government agencies will lose more managers in the age of Trump

Feb. 14, 2017—A new Republican president could mean a challenge to retain federal employees at government agencies that skew liberal

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Understanding political polarization in legislatures

Feb. 8, 2017—Too many safe seats, partisan voters and "wave" elections all influence how polarized a legislature is.

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Scholarship in the Public Square: A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Yoni Appelbaum

Feb. 7, 2017—Yoni Appelbaum earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history and taught at Harvard before becoming Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the politics section. In this conversation with fellow historian Heath W. Carter he discussed his journey to The Atlantic and the role of the public intellectual in today’s America. Q & A with...

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Explore the consequences of 2016 election at Vanderbilt roundtable

Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.

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Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt experts in political science, sociology, history and law are available to discuss the all-important first 100 days of the new presidency.

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Sorting through the political polls: expert

Oct. 13, 2016—A little savvy when it comes to interpreting political polls can be very helpful for members of the public looking for some insight.

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Election 2016: How in the World Did This Happen?

Sep. 30, 2016—Political scientist Marc Hetherington will analyze the 2016 election at the Williamson County Library Oct. 11 as part of "Vanderbilt at the Library."

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