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Baruch Fischhoff Named 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, April 25, 2018

IPS Executive Committee and Core Faculty member, Baruch Fischhoff, was named the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Professor Fischhoff will use the award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to write a book called "Decisions."

Newt Gingrich visits campus to talk to researchers, April 1, 2018

Check out this article on the Honorable Newt Gingrich's visit written by student staff writers for CMU's campus newspaper, the Tartan

CMU Students Place as Finalists at D3P Information Operations Technical and Policy Hackathon hosted by Harvard Kennedy School, March 29, 2018

Carnegie Mellon students Kellen Carleton and Arya Hezarkhani placed third in the policy category and concept category of the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) Hackathon hosted by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Following submission reviews, Carleton and Hezarkhani were selected to attend the conference as finalists in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 29, 2018. They won $1000 in prizes for each category they placed in. 

Newt Gingrich: The future is amazing -- Here's an incredible glimpse of what awaits us, March 25, 2018

Dr. Kiron Skinner hosted former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich at CMU on March 21, 2017. He was briefed by a lineup of ditinguished faculty on artificial intelligence and reflected in his article, " Pittsburgh, I saw another powerful glimmering of technologies that will change our world." Read more about his insights on artificial intelligence and how they will shape the future of American society in the article linked above. 

CMU Surpasses MIT to Secure Rank as #1 University for Artificial Intelligence, March 2018

In a recent study from the U.S. World News & World Report, Carnegie Mellon University was ranked as the best graduate school for artificial intelligence, securing first place over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. The rankings were created based on "a combination of statistical data that reflects the quality of each program, and surveys asking experts and academics to evaluate programs."

Institute for Politics and Strategy Elevated to University-Wide Status, February 19, 2018

The Instiute for Politics and Strategy is now officially a university-wide initiative at CMU. 

Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon Valley, February 9, 2018

Students in the International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master's Program recently received the opportunity to take a trip to Silicon Valley to explore the various intersections between technology and policy. This story was featured in the CMU News. 

Joint CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, Institute for Software Research, Institute for Politics and Strategy Distinguished Lecture and Panel, January 18, 2018

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia will be giving a lecture titled, "The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: Myth Versus Reality." The panelists will be Lorrie Cranor, Jay D. Aronson, and David J. Hickton. The event will take place on Thursday, January 18 from 4:30-5:30pm in Rashid Auditorium (GHC 4401).

DoD Appoints Kiron Skinner to Defense Policy Board, December 2, 2017

Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy, Dr. Kiron Skinner, was appointed to the Defense Policy Board to provide senior DoD officials with advice on defense policy. Read the official Department of Defense announcement here

Elizabeth Erin Walsh- "Innovation and Exporting: Creating Jobs through Free and Fair Trade", November 13, 2017

Assistant Secretary of Commerce gave a lecture and met with CMU students and faculty in a day-long visit to Carnegie Mellon with her team.

Anthony Foxx- "Smart and Connected Cities", November 10, 2017

17th United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon on November 10 as a part of the 50th Anniversary Weekend celebrations. 

Laura Chinchilla shares her hopes for Latin America's future, November 5, 2017

During her lecture on November 1, President Laura Chinchilla shared her hopes for the future of Latin America in the face of what she sees as the encroaching threat of populism.

Laura Chinchilla- "Latin America: Hope in Times of Populism?", November 1, 2017

Former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, delivered a lecture at Carnegie Mellon on November 1.   

CMU Student Charters Plane, Delivers Aid to Puerto Rico, October 18, 2017

International Relations and Politics Accelerated Masters Program student José López Sánchez volunteered as a part of a team that chartered planes to transport supplies Puerto Rico and evacuate hurricane victims to the US. 

Polarization for Controversial Scientific Issues Increases With More Education, August 21, 2017

IPS Executive Committee and Core Faculty member, Baruch Fischhoff, and Caitlin Drummond's (SDS) work was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

How Do You Fix Someone Else's Election, August 20, 2017

Dov Levin, Institute for Politics and Strategy post-dcotoral fellow, was interviewed by BBC to discuss election meddling. 

The Islamic State May be Failing, but it's Strategic Communications Legacy is Here to Stay, August 17, 2017

Colin Clarke, Institute for Politics and Strategy lecturer, recently co-authored a paper for War on the Rocks, where he discusses ISIS strategic communications.

Improving Security Science Through Collaboration, August 2, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University’s Baruch Fischhoff co-chaired the Committee on Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurity, along with Peter Weinberger from Google.

Mindfullness Meditation May Help Students Combat High Levels of Stress, Depression, May 16, 2017

When Rob Stephens, a 22-year-old senior, walks into the Mindfulness Room at Carnegie Mellon University, he leaves his homework and stress at the door.

Baruch Fischhoff Elected to National Academy of Sciences, May 2, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University's Baruch Fischhoff, a renowned expert in decision science and risk analysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS membership is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive and recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

CMWA Supports Students' Committment to Advancement of Women, May 1, 2017

Seven women graduating this month received an early gift from the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association (CMWA). Each student was presented with a $1,000 scholarship for their commitment to the advancement of women in their academic disciplines. IPS student, Alexandra Pasch was awarded one of the scholarships.

Program Takes Students Behind the Scenes in D.C., April 27, 2017

Students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Washington Semester Program (WSP) get to explore the United States capital while completing coursework and internships with D.C.-based organizations.

Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and Economics, April 18, 2017

In two series of studies that focused on individuals’ expectations for major life events, Wandi Bruine de Bruin and CMU’s Baruch Fischhoff worked with economists to design survey questions that were simple enough for laypeople to answer but precise enough to inform economic models.