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News and events

Whether it be Taube Professor Kiron Skinner weighing in on foreign and domestic policy on Fox News, Howard Heinz University Professor Baruch Fischhoff discussing COVID-19, or Postdoctoral Fellow Jonathan Cervas discussing the impact of congressional districts in recent elections, IPS faculty frequently lend their expertise to the media. You'll find those media appearances here, along with the upcoming events in our IPS Policy Forum. 

Department news


Alumni Spotlight: Dana Kim, March 31, 2021

Verdict in on CMU Mock Trial, April 5, 2021

Three Institute for Politics and Strategy students are part of a team that advanced to the American Mock Trial Association's Opening Round Championship Series. 

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Peterson, March 23, 2021

By studying the what and the why, Dr. Allison Clark works to increase voter turnout, March 17, 2021

Some CMU/WSP students do more than study on Capitol Hill. They intern on it, March 12, 2021

The Green New Deal and birthdays with AOC: A Q&A with Gisselt Gomez, March 12, 2021

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Upcoming events


IPS Lunchtime Roundtable with Military Fellows

Friday, April 9, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Zoom
Register for the event.

Join us for an informal lunchtime roundtable to discuss the professional journeys of our two military fellows in IPS: CDR Clint Christofk (US Navy) and LtCol Mike Needham (US Army War College).

Plus, IPS will provide lunch to attendees!

Institute for Politics and Strategy information session

Sunday, April 11, 2021
1 p.m. ET
Zoom link

Interested in the Institute for Politics and Strategy? Join IPS Deputy Director Emily Half and current IPS students for an information session! Bring questions. 

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Baruch Fischhoff headshot

State Providers Won't Distribute Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, April 14, 2021

“It’s my sense that nothing is tested [for tone] that comes out of CDC,” Dr. Baruch Fischhoff told 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News station. “People, in good faith, write things that make sense to them and then just put it out.”

“Made in Yemen:” Houthi Exhibition Showcase New Drones, Missiles, and Naval Mines, April 8, 2021

Dr. Alma Keshavarz co-authored a report in Small Wars Journal about the new technology that Houthi insurgents are using in Yemen.

‘$64K Question’: Where In Pacific Do Army Missiles Go? March 26, 2021

"Winter is coming," Dr. Thomas Karako told Breaking Defense. "So build the missiles."

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