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Background to Brexit: One-Size-Fits-All Monetary Policy and the Eurozone Crisis // Jeffry A. Frieden

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Background to Brexit: How to Leave the EU // Peter A. Hall and Jeffry A. Frieden

Background to Brexit: Populism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Resentment // Bart Bonikowski

Background to Brexit is our three-part series on what Weatherhead Center scholars think about the unfolding institutional, political, and economic consequences of the June 23 United Kingdom referendum on European Union membership.


Dara Kay Cohen // Rape During Civil War // Cornell University Press

WCFIA alum Sheena Greitens // Dictators and their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence // Cambridge University Press

Postdoc fellow Sandy Hager // Public Debt, Inequality, and Power: The Making of a Modern Debt State // University of California Press

Sheila Jasanoff // The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future // W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Calestous Juma // Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies // Oxford University Press

Joshua D. Kertzer // Resolve in International Politics // Princeton University Press

Michèle Lamont, et al. // Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel // Princeton University Press

WCFIA alum Tracy Neumann // Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America // University of Pennsylvania Press

Pippa Norris // Checkbook Elections? // Oxford Academic Press

Fernando Reimers, et al. // Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course // CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Kenneth S. Rogoff // The Curse of Cash // Princeton University Press


Sarah Dryden-Peterson, et al. // Education, Conflict, and Globalisation: Guest Editors’ Introduction // Globalisation, Societies and Education

Neil Brenner // The Hinterland Urbanised? // Architectural Design

David Armitage, et al. // Longing for the Longue Durée // Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society

Jocelyn Viterna // The Organizational Complexities of Transnational Humanitarian Aid // Contemporary Sociology

James Alt and Torben Iversen // Inequality, Labor Market Segmentation, & Preferences for Redistribution // American Journal of Political Science

Postdoctoral fellow Sandy Brian Hager // A Global Bond: Explaining the Safe-Haven Status of US Treasury Securities // European Journal of International Relations

Tarun Khanna, et al. // Social and Spatial Clustering of People at Humanity’s Largest Gathering // PLOS ONE

Bart Bonikowski // Nationalism in Settled Times // Annual Review of Sociology

Laura Diaz Anadon, Alicia Harley, William C. Clark, et al. // Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


Sarah Dryden-Peterson // Moving On? The Impact of Education for Refugees in First Asylum Countries // Norrag News

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // Do We Want Powerful Leaders? // Project Syndicate

Stephen Walt, et al. // The Case for Offshore Balancing // Foreign Affairs

David Keith, et al. // Toward a More Reflective Planet // Project Syndicate

WCFIA alum John-Philippe Dedieu // Vital Rituals of the Afro-Cuban Underground // The New Yorker

Stephen Walt // The Case Against Peace // Foreign Policy

WCFIA Transatlantic Program director Manuel Muñiz // Brexit Exemplifies the Anti-Elite Era // Social Europe

Peter A. Hall // The Roots of Brexit: 1992, 2004, and European Union Expansion // Foreign Affairs

Calestous Juma // Innovation and Its Discontents // Project Syndicate

Ricardo Hausmann // Football, Brexit, and Us // Project Syndicate

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // Lying and Leadership // Project Syndicate

Jennifer Hochschild // Three Puzzles in the Study of Inequality // Items: Insights from the Social Sciences

WCFIA alum John-Philippe Dedieu // Paris After Orlando: Gay Prisoners Of Racial Prejudice // Huffington Post

Orlando Patterson // The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners // The New York Times

Dani Rodrik // Turkey’s Baffling Coup // Project Syndicate

WCFIA alum Shannon K. O’Neil // Argentina and Brazil Grow Together: Why the Countries Should Embrace Trade—and Each Other // Foreign Affairs

Calestous Juma // Globalization As We Know It Has Failed. Africa Has an Alternative // World Economic Forum

WCFIA alum Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. // The Wrong Lessons of the Iraq War // Project Syndicate

Kenneth S. Rogoff // An Interview with Kenneth S. Rogoff, author of The Curse of Cash // Princeton University Press

Calestous Juma // Africa’s Post-Brexit Opportunity // Project Syndicate

Ricardo Hausmann / Through the Venezuelan Looking Glass // Project Syndicate

Richard Cooper // Upbeat Outlook for China's Outbound Investments // Caixin Online

Dani Rodrik // The False Economic Promise of Global Governance // Project Syndicate

Fernando Reimers // China and Mexico Want Peace, As Do We // Huffington Post

Calestous Juma // Rebooting African Economies: The Place of Science and Technology in Society // Africa Policy Review

David Keith, et al. // Implications of the Paris Agreement for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Geoengineering [PDF] // Viewpoints, Harvard Kennedy School


Kenneth S. Rogoff and WCFIA alum Dominique Moisi // After Brexit, Is The West Coming Apart? // On Point, NPR

Sheila Jasanoff // Twin Engines of Truth? How Science and Law Interact to Construct Our World // Up Close, University of Melbourne

Iris Bohnet // Iris Bohnet on Finding and Keeping Great Talent // Curious Minds with Gayle Allen

Kenneth S. Rogoff // Rogoff Warns of the Dangers of Populism // Business Matters, BBC World Service

Fernando Reimers // The World Course // Harvard EdCast, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Timothy Colton // Russia Beyond Putin - Timothy Colton // American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jacqueline Bhabha // Rescue & Reintegration of Trafficked Children in India // YouTube, Harvard FXB Center

David Keith // Climate Hackers: One Man’s Plan to Stop Global Warming By Shooting Particles into the Atmosphere // The Verge


Ricardo Hausmann // Must-Read: Ricardo Hausmann: Overdosing on Heterodoxy Can Kill You // Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Michael Puett // What Do Millennial Students Really Need? More Confucius // Chronicle of Higher Education

Caroline Elkins // A Reckoning: Colonial Atrocities and Academic Reputations on Trial in a British Courtroom // Chronicle of Higher Education

Matthew Bunn // 20 Years On, UN Waits for Working Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty // U.S. News and World Report

Michèle Lamont // What Makes Teams Tick // Harvard Magazine

Mary C. Waters // Muslim Immigrants Have No Trouble Assimilating, Mr. Trump // Bloomberg View

WCFIA Senior Associate Karl Kaiser // Britain Votes to Leave EU; Cameron Plans to Step Down // The New York Times

Peter Hall and Maya Jasanoff // After Brexit, A Changed Future // Harvard Gazette

Diane Davis // Transforming City Transportation Landscapes Through Policy: An Interview with Harvard Professor Diane Davis (Part 1) // Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Frank Dobbin // #1 Reason that Diversity Programs Fail // Fortune

WCFIA alum Naunihal Singh // ‘FaceTime Is a Cyberweapon’ and Other Lessons About Digital Age Coups // Foreign Policy

Dustin Tingley // Harvard Portrait: Dustin Tingley // Harvard Magazine

Richard Cooper // U.S. Rate Hike May Have Positive Impact on Korean Economy // Yonhap News

Calestous Juma // When People Become Innovation’s Greatest Threats // The Conversation

Fernando Reimers // Harvard Professor Creates A Course for the World // Harvard Gazette

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