On behalf of the Columbia Experimental Laboratory in the Social Sciences, please find attached calls for proposals for Untenured Faculty, Graduate Student Dissertation Chapters, and Graduate Student Experimental Projects. Proposals are due April 15, 2017
Last month, the respected Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki died in a plane crash. He was overseeing the largest corruption investigation in the country’s history. Even if his recently selected successor, Edson Fachin, rises to the occasion, Zavascki’s death remains a tragic loss and a blow to Brazil’s fight against corruption. Especially since it comes on the heels of lawmakers torpedoing in late 2016 a widely popular effort to make it easier for prosecutors and judges to clean up government.
Social Science Research Council Names Alondra Nelson as Next President
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has named Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University, as its next president. Nelson, who will begin a five-year term on September 1, 2017, succeeds Ira Katznelson, who has led the 93-year-old organization since 2012.
Workplace Wellness Programs Could Be Putting Your Health Data at Risk By Ifeoma Ajunwa January 19, 2017
January tends to be when we (once again) start to pay attention to our waistlines and health. Some employees turn to their company’s wellness program to achieve their weight loss goals; many employers now provide these programs in an effort to help employees maintain their health and to reduce health care costs. But employees should consider the risks associated with wellness programs.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy Seed Grant Awards. The following project proposals demonstrated excellent intellectual merit and the potential to develop new theories, new areas of methodological innovation, and bridge different substantive domains.
Can Comedy Be Convincing?
Robert Y. Shapiro, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government
Kevin J. Elliott, Lecturer in the Discipline of Political Science
The Nine Dots Prize is a new $100,000 prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. The aim of the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. For more information, please click here.