When someone has a heart attack, he or she is immediately rushed to the emergency room. At that point, the doctor has to make a choice: either treat the patient with clot-busting drugs or perform invasive surgery. But how do doctors decide which procedure is best? Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and chair of the Department of Economics, discusses this and more on this episode of WooCast.
Suffocating from colossal debt, Greece has until the end of July 9 to secure a third bailout from creditors. Otherwise, the country may consider a swift exit from the eurozone, a move that could significantly damage the global community.
We discussed the Greek debt crisis – and what lies ahead – with Ashoka Mody, Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Mody previously served as director for the International Monetary Fund's Research and European Departments. He also held several management positions at the World Bank.
Jeremy Barnicle, MPA ’04, chief development and chief communications officer, shares how the global aid agency Mercy Corps is alleviating suffering among the people of Syria and more than 40 other countries.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the law that created Medicare and Medicaid. To highlight these programs, researchers from WWS have edited a new collection of essays. Here, they reflect on the controversy surrounding the programs:
Richard C. Leone, MPA ’65, Ph.D. ’69 passed away last week at the age of 75. He was the first student to receive a Ph.D. in public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, having completed an MPA focusing on urban affairs four years prior. He is remembered for his sharp intellect, which he combined with a hands-on ability to get things done.
John W. Limbert, the Class of 1955 Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, will join the Woodrow Wilson School as the Gruss-Lipper Scholar in Middle East Policy Studies for the 2015–16 year.
On July 14, 2015, an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was signed by the country and the P5+1. We discussed the deal and its political and historical significance with Daniel C. Kurtzer, lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, and Frank von Hippel, senior research physicist and emeritus professor of public and international affairs.
During her four months in Sierra Leone, Rebecca Levine '01, a panelist at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, worked alongside local community health worker Christopher Sandi in the fight against Ebola.
Sandi has worked in Kambia District, his home in Sierra Leone – without pay – since the Ebola outbreak began. He travels daily to remote areas in the District to help find and treat infected victims and their contacts.
Below Sandi shares notes from the field and describes in detail his experiences and the lessons he's learned from the Ebola crisis.
During her four months in Sierra Leone, Rebecca Levine '01, a panelist at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, worked alongside local community health worker Christopher Sandi in the fight against Ebola. Sandi has worked in Kambia District, his home in Sierra Leone – without pay – since the Ebola ...
Eighty percent of Americans do not have access to solar power, leaving them with higher energy bills and larger carbon footprints. Steve Moilanen MPA ’14 and Steph Speirs MPA ’14 have endeavored to unlock the market for those households through Solstice Initiative. Their cofounded organization uses a “community solar” design, providing households with the opportunity to purchase solar power without installing solar panels on their roofs.
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