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Visiting the market in Kigali.

Thanks to generous funding from the MacMillan Center at Yale, I had the opportunity to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to do research for some articles I will be writing. While there, I found that there was absolutely no lack of exciting things to report on in the land of a thousand hills.

The...

Rohini Pande

Rohini Pande, newly named as the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, is an economist whose research examines the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal institutions in the developing world and the role of public policy in effecting change.

Pande, who most recently served...

A young woman provides a DNA sample via cheek swab. She was among a cohort of Syrian adolescents forcibly displaced by conflict to participate in a study on the effects of genetic and resilience on the mental health recovery. (Photo courtesy of the research team.)

A new study demonstrates the influence of genetic factors and resilience — the resources and capacities for overcoming adversity — on changes in levels of psychosocial stress and mental health for Syrian refugee youth who experienced war and forced displacement.

“Individual children vary...

Ursula von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament Tuesday prior to the debate and vote on her candidacy for Commission president.

On Tuesday evening, the European Parliament approved Ursula von der Leyen, until her resignation Wednesday the minister of defense in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, as the next president of the European Commission. When she takes office on Nov. 1, she will be the first woman to...

“Literature and the press in times of great political upheavals”:  this could be a title for my research on the Algerian press during the early nineties. As the 1980s turned to the 1990s, Algeria experienced an important loosening of political and economic restrictions by the state. This...