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Posts from August 2013

Fast-food workers carry King’s dream

by Saru Jayaraman

Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the spirit of that moment and movement lives on in the fast-food workers who, since beginning in New York in November, have held rolling one-day strikes at big-name chains in different cities to call for better wages and conditions. The restaurant i… More

Nigeria Delta State Legislators at GSPP

It has been a wonderful experience and privilege hosting 40 representatives from the House Assembly of Delta, Nigeria for the Goldman School of Public Policy.  The Global and Executive Programs developed a two week program, bringing in faculty members and practitioners to provide their insight in the areas of… More

Hotter Climate, More Violent World

Hotter weather and increasingly extreme rainfall patterns will exacerbate both interpersonal and group conflicts, finds a study by Professor Solomon Hsiang entitled, “Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict.” The study and accompanying article was published in the journal Science. … More