Special CSAP Event on Oct. 7
The Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS will host a special event, "Communicating the Value and Values of Science." Speaker Kathleen Hall Jamieson's (Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania) presentation will argue that as a way of knowing, science carefully defines key terms, faithfully accounts for evidence, acknowledges the limitations in data and methods, and champions a climate characterized by critique and self-correction. Communication that fails to honor these norms increases science’s vulnerability to critics and calls into question the scientific enterprise’s ability to protect itself from the effects of human bias. After flagging instances in which scientific communication did and did not embody these norms, the lecture will outline ways that communicators can embody and express science’s values and value. Free and open to the public in Luce Hall auditorium, the event starts at 4:00 pm.
Lux et Data Blogging Corner
Jennifer McTiernan, a Graduate Policy Fellow, calls for the reform of the tax code for charitable giving in "Making the Charitable Sector More Charitable."
Deborah Beim and co-authors write on the Judicial dissents that are more likely to lead to en banc review in "Signaling and Counter-Signaling in the Judicial Heirarchy," originally published in the American Journal of Political Science and LSEUSApp.
Margaret Peters writes on the current refugee situation in "Want to Help the Refugees? Teach Migration as Part of IR," originally published in Ducks in Minerva.
Aaron Goldzimer, a Graduate Policy Fellow, writes on the discontent of American politics in "U.S. Political Dysfunction: Does it Help to Let Political Parties Collect More Cash?"
Latest Publications by ISPS Faculty & Affiliates
Peter Aronow and Josh Kalla publish "Editorial Bias in Crowd-Sourced Political Information" in PLoS ONE.
Betsy Levy Paluck, Paul Lagunes, Don Green, Limor Peer and others publish an ISPS-funded study, "Does Product Placement Change Television Viewers' Social Behavior?" in PLoS ONE.
Eitan Hersh and Ryan Enos publish "Campaign Perceptions of
Electoral Closeness: Uncertainty, Fear and Over-Confidence" in British
Journal of Political Science.
Vesla Weaver and co-authors publish "Critical Trialogue: The Carceral State" in a special edition of Perspectives in Politics.
Update on Yale's Day of Data
The third annual Yale Day of Data, “Innovation through Collaboration,” took place on September 18. ISPS co-sponsored the event, along with the Office of the Provost, the Institute for Network Science, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale ITS, and Yale University Library. President Salovey highlighted new data management solutions across the University, including the Research Data Consultation Group and the Yale Center for Research Computing. Robert Grossman (U Chicago) spoke about the challenges of big data and Chaitan Baru (NSF) surveyed NSF and inter-agency data science initiatives. Yale faculty from all disciplines discussed common themes relating to data-intensive research. All sessions were recorded and will be available for viewing here.
Lectures, Media, and Mentions
David Mayhew delivered a three-part lecture series, "The Imprint of Congress," on September 22, 23, & 29. Mayhew, the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, covered everything from congressional history to nation building. A video of all three lectures will be available soon.
Jacob Hacker and Jeff Sonnenfeld (SOM) sat down with Donald Trump for an hour on Sept. 10. They gave this interview (about the their impressions from that interview) for Yale Insights.
Jacob Hacker tackled the rise of economic inequality in the U.S. in a 30-minute interview on the radio program, Inside Charlottesville.
Vesla Weaver and Jennifer Hochschild's research was cited in the Atlantic piece, "Can the Democratic Party Retain Its Hold on Black Voters?"
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