PSTC celebrates 50th anniversary

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

(Distributed May 21, 2014)

Cammett promoted to professor, publishes two books

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] PSTC Associate and Professor of Political Science Melani Cammett was promoted by Brown University from associate professor to full professor in July on the tail of publishing two books with Cornell University Press in April. Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in LebanonCammett’s second monograph, “explores how sectarian organizations allocate social welfare goods.” A co-edited book, The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare“highlights the political consequences of the non-state provision of social welfare.”

(Distributed August 18, 2014)

The Washington Post features Aizer’s research on infant health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A recent article in The Washington Post, “The wealth gap is growing, but poor women see one improvement: healthier babies,” highlights the research of PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer. Despite the widening economic gap in the U.S., disadvantaged mothers have succeeded in narrowing the health gap for their newborns, thanks to assistance from various services as well as social trends like decreased smoking.

(Distributed August 18, 2014)

Addressing effects of Hurricane Katrina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The research of new PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research) Elizabeth Fussell has been published in two recent articles. Both articles deal with the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the population in New Orleans and the surrounding area. Read more...

(Distributed August 18, 2014)

Foster analyzes air pollution in India

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Implementing measures for improved air quality in one location doesn’t always translate to the same for surrounding areas. An article coauthored by PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster was published as “Environmental Interventions and Air Pollution (Re)distribution in Delhi, India” by the Social Science Research Network in June. The article was also covered by the Times of India in July.  

(Distributed July 21, 2014)
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