Carnegie Mellon University


Leading thinkers in their respective research areas, affiliates of the Center for International Relations and Politics are firmly committed to improving public policy through distilling policy applications from basic science.  This philosophical orientation to scholarship is reflected in their scientific publications as well as in their popular writings, including opinion essays and smart blogs.  This page showcases affiliates' written work that is particularly relevant to international relations. 


Broomell, Stephen B., David V. Budescu, Klaus Keller, and Robert J. Lempert. “Aided and Unaided Decisions with Imprecise Probabilities in the Doman of Losses”. Euro Journal on Decision Processes 2, no. 1-2 (2014): 31-62.

Broomell, Stephen B., David V. Budescu, Han-Hui Por, and Michael Smithson. “The Interpretation of IPCC Probabilistic Statements Around the World”. Natural Climate Change 4 (2014): 508-512.

Carley, Kathleen M., Jürgen Pfeffer, and Thomas Zorbach. “Understanding Online Firestorms: Negative Word-of-Mouth Dynamics in Social Media Networks”. Journal of Marketing Communications, Special Issue: Word of Mouth and Social Media 20, no. 1-2 (2014): 117-128.

Downs, Julie, Aletha Y. Akers, Coreen Farris, and Erika F. Forbes. “Translational Research Applications for the Study of Adolescent Sexual Decision Making”. Clinical and Translational Science 6, no. 1 (2013): 78-81.

Downs, Julie. “Prespective Scientific Narratives for Communicating Usable Science”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 4 (2014): 13627-13633.

Fischoff, Baruch. “Four Answers to Four Questions (About Risk Communication)”. Journal of Risk Research (2014).

Fischoff, Baruch. “Individual Differences in Decision-Making Competence Across the Lifespan”. Neuroeconomics, Judgment, and Decision Making (2014): 219-236.

Fischoff, Baruch, Ben Strauss, and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi. “A Method to Evaluate the Usability of Interactive Climate Change Impact Decision Aids”. Climatic Change (2014): 1-9.

Fuchs, Erica. “Global Manufacturing and the Future of Technology”. Science 345, no. 6196 (2014): 519-520.

Lowenstein, George and Sunita Sah. “Nothing to Declare Mandatory and Voluntary Disclosure Leads Advisors to Avoid Conflicts of Interest”. Psychological Science 25, no. 2 (2014): 575-584.

Lowenstein, George, Russell Golman, and Cass R. Sunstein. “Disclosure: Psychology Changes Everything”. Annual Review of Economics (2014).

Skinner, Kiron K. “Airstrikes, Sure; but What About a Strategy in Iraq?” The New York Times. (August 8, 2014).

Skinner, Kiron K. “Credible Leadership Should Seek More Than Containment”. Hoover Institution, Strategika. (April 1, 2014).