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Rethinking independence, adulthood, and dignity amid a pandemic

October 22, 2020

In my years conducting fieldwork on and with families in north India, interlocutors often ask me if parents in the United States really kick their […]

A chance for human dignity in Washington

October 13, 2020

Americans are disheartened and divided. Deep cynicism regarding our democracy is widespread and threatens both political parties. A mere twenty percent of Americans trust Washington […]

Effective policies for addressing economic inequality

October 6, 2020

“Give me a one-handed economist!” The demand came from a frustrated Harry Truman. The President complained, by way of explanation, “All my economists say, ‘on […]

A kairos moment: Prophecy and hope in the time of COVID-19

October 2, 2020

On March 30, as the full reality of COVID-19 was only beginning to dawn on most of us, UN Secretary-General António Guterres noted the “disruption” […]

Belarus’s fight for democratic freedom: Solidarity over geopolitics

September 23, 2020

More than a month has passed since the brazenly falsified official results of the August 9 presidential election in Belarus showed incumbent president Aliaksandr Lukashenka […]

In The Media

UN resolutions may seem like cheap talk. But they might actually work.

September 22, 2020

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Matthew Hauenstein, postdoctoral research associate, Peace Accords Matrix, and Madhav Joshi, associate research professor, Peace Accords Matrix, evaluated the […]