Professor Marko Klasnja published a new article on “corruption traps.” The study links “politician, voter, and entrant behavior” to demonstrate that changing expectations among one set of actors is unlikely to eliminate corruption traps.
Professor Christine Fair published new research on the relationship between support for Islamism and support for democracy. Using carefully assembled survey data from Pakistan, Fair’s team concludes that “formalizing an Islamic government as one that implements Shari`a by providing services and security for its citizens is positively associated with support for democratic values, whereas conceptualizing it as one that implements Shari`a by imposing hudud punishments and restricting women’s public roles is positively associated with support for militancy.”
SFS assistant professor Emily Mendenhall co-authored a paper on societal factors that influence the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. The research suggests that, “for millions, type 2 diabetes is a disease of crisis and displacement not poor lifestyle choices.
SFS senior Aditya Pande worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to publish new research on the next energy transition from oil to renewables.
Alexander J. Potcovaru (SFS’18) laid out the precedent behind anticipatory self-defense measures the United States could take against North Korea in an op-ed for Lawfare.
Sciences-Po exchange student Arthur Favereaux’s final paper for Trump’s Foreign Policy class, which was chosen by Professor Daniel Byman to be highlighted on the SFS website.
GIWPS analyzed the successfulness of the ENGINE project, an effort to empower Nigerian girls to realize their full potential. The study reported positively on the program and noted that Nigerian women who participated generally felt more self-confident when compared to non-participants.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security published a report researching the UN Security Council’s use of targeted sanctions to address sexual violence in conflict. The report concludes that sanctions, not being used to their full potential, could advance women’s protection from sexual violence in conflict zones.
As violence continues to rage in Myanmar and Ukraine, new research released this week by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security shows that women are sorely underrepresented in peace processes in both countries.