New Release: May 2021

The Politics of Our Time: Populism, Nationalism, Socialism by John B. Judis “With his work on trade, elite behavior, and immigration, Judis might be said to have spent decades preparing himself for our current moment and developing the depth of understanding that allowed him to pack so much into his three compact and revelatory volumes for the impressive Columbia Global Reports series.” —E. J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post more

 

New Release: April 2021

Reading Our Minds: The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry by Daniel Barron “Psychiatry needs innovation. Daniel Barron takes us through the possibilities of this brave new world where technology, often cited as the problem, can become part of the solution for our mental health. With clarity and clinical relevance, he shows us that the future of psychiatry may be already in our hands (or our pockets).” —Tom Insel, former director, NIMH more

New Release: March 2021

The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America by Ian Millhiser “Writing clearly and succinctly, Millhiser dissects many of the worst opinions the modern court has rendered about voting rights, administrative law, religion and forced arbitration. After reading his cogent arguments, it becomes perfectly obvious why he thinks it's necessary to end 'with a note of alarm' ... [A] great short book.” —The Guardian more

 

New Release: February 2021

Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent by Harriet Washington “Urgent, alarming, riveting, and essential, Carte Blanche reveals that Americans, including African Americans, are still being medically experimented upon without their consent—yet again in research sanctioned by law. Harriet Washington’s powerful indictment of ongoing medical coercion unveils a gross violation of our human rights. It is vital reading at a moment when change is so necessary.” —Ibram X. Kendi more

 

Upcoming Event

The Politics of Our Time: A Conversation with John Judis

The Politics of Our Time: A Conversation with John Judis

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
3:00pm — 4:00pm PST

The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

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4/23/2021, Columbia Politics Collective

The Pandemic Has Invigorated Protest Movements—and Repressive Governments, Too

The Pandemic Has Invigorated Protest Movements—and Repressive Governments, Too

The coronavirus has profoundly affected protest movements by simultaneously empowering governments and activists. In doing so, it has set up a race between protestors and governments to win the social media war—a drama that is playing out in different ways across the world. Although messy and nonuniform, social movements under COVID-19 fall into two broad… more

4/23/2021, Columbia Politics Collective

As Borders Shut, Migrants and Refugees Are First to Take the Hit
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As Borders Shut, Migrants and Refugees Are First to Take the Hit

When Singapore became the country with the highest number of COVID-19 infections outside China in February, the small city-state quickly earned praise from Harvard epidemiologists and the WHO as the “gold standard” for its “near-perfection detection” of the virus, and it seemed that all was achieved without going into extreme lockdown. By late March, as… more