Society and Culture Publications

Governing the Horn of Africa’s Lowlands: Land Investments and Villagization in Gambella, Ethiopia

Nov 17, 2014
"Since 2001, the Ethiopian government has been committed to building a “developmental state,” one with a strong state-led macro-economic plan, much like that of East Asian countries. After 2005, the developmental agenda took center stage in public discourse. This increasingly dominant discourse frames poverty as an existential threat to Ethiopia’s survival, necessitating its eradication by hastening development at all costs. In recent years, various independent international organizations have agreed that Ethiopia is among the fastest growing economies in the world." more

Report of Activities 2011-2013

Oct 02, 2014
The Brazil Institute releases the 2011-2013 Report of Activities more

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The Role of “Ethnic” Cafes in Migrants’ Integration in Moscow

Aug 25, 2014
Interview with Vera Peshkova, Galina Starovoitova Research Scholar, and Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences. Kennan Institute project “The Role of Immigrant Infrastructure in the Migrants' Integration and the City Space Transformation (on the Case of "Ethnic" Cafes in Moscow).” more

Homicide in El Salvador’s Municipalities: Spatial Clusters and the Causal Role of Neighborhood Effects, Population Pressures, Poverty, and Education

Jul 14, 2014
Matthew C. Ingram and Karise M. Curtis have joined together to use some innovative analytical tools to study homicides in El Salvador. more

How Cities Can Foster Tolerance and Acceptance

Jul 03, 2014
"Cities around the world have become agglomerations of ethnicities, religions, classes, and nationalities. Creating socially sustainable cities that can accommodate migrants and their diversity requires policies that nurture shared identity and maintain spaces whose use can be shared by everybody, promoting a pragmatic pluralism and a culture of tolerance," writes Blair Ruble. more

The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union

Dec 16, 2013
Written by Yaacov Ro'i more

The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics

Dec 16, 2013
Written by Irina Papkova more

Kyiv Art Space (2013)

Sep 12, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #309, 2013. PDF 34 pages. more

Invisible Transcendence (1993)

Aug 13, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #253, 1993. PDF 67 pages more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.