Policy in Practice

More Than Numbers: How Qualitative Research Can Win Elections

An interview with an Obama researcher examines the power of words in politics.

Policy Radio | Special Edition: Derek Eder, Juan Pablo Velez, and OpenGov Hackers on Open Data and Civic-Minded Applications

This week, Julie Cooper ventures out to OpenGov Hack Night for a special edition of Chicago Policy Radio.

Fighting Tuberculosis with Innovation and Collaboration

Operation ASHA co-founder and CEO Sandeep Ahuja discusses how his organization is bringing new ideas to the fight against one of the world's oldest diseases.

Natural Gas: A Bubble of Expectation?

Dimiter Kenarov discusses the emerging shale gas industry's impact on residents in surrounding communities, particularly in Poland and Pennsylvania

Seeing Red: Challenges to Social Harmony in China

Protests in China during the last twenty years have focused on local grievances, such as land and labor issues, and are targeted against local governments, not necessarily the central party

Finger on the Joystick: A Drone Expert Weighs in on American Policy

Professor of Law Amos Guiora discusses when drone strikes are morally and legally justifiable and how U.S. drone policy gets it wrong.

Climate Change: It’s the Economy, Stupid

New research suggests economic growth plays a larger role in climate change than population growth

Pathways to Opportunity: An Interview with Goucher College President Sanford J. Ungar

Goucher College's President discusses the school's Educational Opportunity Program, its accomplishments and areas for improvement.

Policy Radio | Charles Wheelan on Popular Economics, Running for Office, and Political Centrism

This week, we sit down with Professor Charles Wheelan to discuss his upcoming book, The Centrist Manifesto, his unsuccessful run for Congress, and the differences between policy wonks and political hacks.

Reaping the Dividends of Development: UNDP in Post-Conflict Nations

UNDP's Eugenia Piza-Lopez and Jago Salmon discuss the organization's strategy in nations struggling to rebuild after conflict

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