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Diet Culture Is Unhealthy. It’s Also Immoral.

In a New York Times op-ed, Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, writes about personal and philosophical pressures placed on body image.
Jamila Michener


Employers are Begging for Workers. Maybe That's a Good Thing.

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, discusses employer panic, America's poverty addiction and the messy politics of work on the Ezra Klein Show.
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A Supreme Court Case Poses a Threat to L.G.B.T.Q. Foster Kids

In a New York Times op-ed, Stephen Vider considers the possible repercussions of the Supreme Court's decision, expected this month, on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that asks whether the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services from screening future foster parents.
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My Country Is Under Attack

Belarusians took to the streets this week to reclaim their dignity, writes Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of English, in an op-ed in the New York Times. The government of Belarus, she says, has responded with brutal violence.

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There’s nothing radical about a female vice president

From Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election to the failure of the Democratic Party to choose a female candidate for 2020 despite an abundance of qualified women, the past few years have been disappointing to those who believe a female president is long overdue, writes Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, in a New York Times op-ed.

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A storm will hit Latin American democracies

While Latin America is realizing the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic, a storm is brewing over the region, writes Gustavo A. Flores-Macías, associate vice provost for international affairs and associate professor of government, in an op-ed in the New York Times' Spanish edition.

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How Never Trumpers Fell in Line

Former Congressman Steve Israel, director of the Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, writes in the New York Times that he sees political rationalization at work among today's representatives.

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Comparative government and the future of American democracy

A New York Times article highlighted key takeaways from a recent lecture on campus discussing the future of American democracy from a comparative government standpoint. 

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How Pi Made Us Modern

Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences and author of "The Joy of X," explains the origin and meaning of pi in a New York Times op-ed


The welfare boogeyman

Suzanne Mettler, The John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, writes in this New York Times opinion piece about President Trump's efforts to rebrand various social programs as "welfare."

 1967 meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and some of his most trusted foreign policy advisers.


When the wise men failed

A government professor reflects on an important 1967 meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and some of his most trusted foreign policy advisers.