The fire at the Notre Dame caused the world to stop and witness the famous cathedral go up in flames. Understanding the importance of the Notre Dame to the French civilization is key to acknowledging why it largely warrants a period of mourning as well as the philanthropy that followed. (Photo: Thierry Mallet/Associated Press)
Though women in South Africa form a large part of the population, they remain underutilized in the workplace. Understanding the roots of this issue as well as the policy responses to them might hold the key to empowering them.
As faith in democracy falters across the world following recent widespread anti-democratic developments, it is paramount that we consider what democracy means, embodies, and promotes. (Photo: SMARTBOY10 / GETTY IMAGES)
Given education’s importance to people around the world and the varied ways in which education and conflict intersect, there exists a strong case for deeper learning and research centered around these concepts. Elisabeth King investigates this issue and what it might hold for society. (Photo:
When we think about how to improve transit in New York, we need to answer the age-old question: “Who governs?” Professor Eric Goldwyn looks into this question and how we can improve the United States’s largest city’s infrastructure to make it ready for the future. (Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times)
Understanding whether the contagion of violence spreads from groups to individuals and between individuals through a careful analysis of the influences of teammates’ background and behavior on the cards received by a single player in soccer.
Understanding the interplay of secularism and economic socialism throughout independent India in order to prove that the political ascent of the anti-secular Hindu right implies a widespread economic frustration rather than a populist wave against religious and social liberties.
Understanding the evaluation and implementation of reforms in the Shanghai education system and examining how it may serve as a testing ground for nationwide reforms set for implementation in 2020. (China Photos/Getty Images)
A conversation with NYU School of Professional Studies Clinical Associate Professor David Hollander about the role basketball plays in the world and what could be in store for “the sport for everybody.” (Julio Cortez / AP)