Public and International Affairs

  • Four Princeton professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020
    by Princeton University

    Princeton professors Anne Case, Jennifer Rexford, Suzanne Staggs and Elke Weber have been named members of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

    They are among 146 scientists, scholars and engineers elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

  • Twelve Princeton faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by The Office of Communications

    Princeton faculty members Rubén Gallo, M. Zahid Hasan, Amaney Jamal, Ruby Lee, Margaret Martonosi, Tom Muir, Eve Ostriker, Alexander Smits, Leeat Yariv, James Stone and Muhammad Qasim Zaman have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Visiting faculty member Alondra Nelson also was elected to the academy. 

    They are among 276 scholars, scientists, artists and leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

  • ‘We Roar’: Cecilia Rouse considers pandemic policy amid an economic pause

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by The Office of Communications

    The economic crisis being faced by the nation — whether it’s officially called a recession or becomes a depression — will ultimately depend on the speed, efficacy and efficiency with which the federal government can provide aid and support while therapeutics and a vaccine are being developed, said Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on the

  • To combat COVID-19, behavioral pitfalls must be addressed

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.

  • Princeton Research on Covid-19 Misinformation Fuels Partnership with Microsoft Research

    Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

    'Open Facebook or Twitter on any given day during the Covid-19 global pandemic, and it takes just moments before a questionable claim about the coronavirus appears — 5G technology causes people to succumb to the virus; inhaling steam will cure it; the virus is a bioweapon gone wrong. From the origins of the virus or potential treatments to what the U.S. federal government is or is not doing in response, misinformation abounds.

  • Let's talk about: COVID-19 Series with Faculty & Community Partners

    Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

    "Let's Talk About..." is a series of virtual conversations and podcast interviews with Princeton University faculty and community partners about the intersections between their work and COVID-19.

    Produced by the PACE Center for Civic Engagement, the series includes a conversation on health care and health policy with Heather Howard, former New Jersey State Health Commissioner and current lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School.

  • WWS Reacts: How Developing Countries Might Grapple with Covid-19

    Monday, Apr 20, 2020

    Covid-19 is present in rich and poorer countries alike, but the looming crisis in developing countries — where dense, vulnerable populations make social distancing nearly impossible and access to clean water and health care resources are often scarce — is far more dire, threatening unprecedented mortality rates, economic devastation, and increased inequality.

  • Princeton awards over half-a-million dollars in funding for rapid, novel and actionable COVID-19 research projects

    Friday, Apr 10, 2020
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    With the aim of accelerating solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton has awarded University funding for seven new faculty-led research initiatives with strong potential for impact.

    The funding enables faculty and their teams to address crucial questions in biomedical, health-related and fundamental science, as well as policy, social and economic topics. Projects will receive funding of up to $100,000.

  • NSF RAPID grant awarded for study of how anxiety affects the spread of COVID-19 information

    Thursday, Apr 2, 2020
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Princeton researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study how anxiety about COVID-19 influences how we learn and share information about the pandemic.

    The NSF's Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program funds proposals that require quick-response research on disasters and unanticipated events.

    What the researchers find could help inform the design of campaigns to enhance communication of accurate information and decrease misinformation during times of crisis.

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