Kelly Zvobgo writes for The Washington Post again. Read her article, “The Trump administration opposes the International Criminal Court. Do Americans agree?”
Graduate Student Nicolás Albertoni was asked to offer his perspective (in Spanish) on how global trade will look in 2030 considering the work SPEC are doing at TPT. His comments were even features on the WTO's Twitter account https://twitter.com/omc_es/status/1077237020219658241. SPEC is collaborating with governments and development finance institutions to tackle research questions of mutual interest.
Kelly Zvobgo and Ben Graham's paper, “The World Bank as an Enforcer of Human Rights" received the Best Human Rights Paper Award from the International Studies Association at the 60th Annual Convention.
SPEC provides a platform of exposure for both undergraduate student work and actual research findings. Some of our op-eds throughout the years include “China, the U.S., and Latin America: Who’s Trading More Openly?” and "From NAFTA to USCMA: Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet?" (one of the top 10 most read articles in Global Americans in 2018)
Kelly Zvobgo (USC POIR) and Shauna Gillooly (UC Irvine Political Science) recently wrote for The Washington Post. Check out their article, “Human rights workers are getting killed in Colombia. Here’s what could help save the peace.”
SPEC Director Kelly Zvobgo's article,"Designing Truth: Facilitating Perpetrator Participation at Truth Commissions" has been published in the Journal of Human Rights.
Workshop presenters included Michael Findley from UT-Austin and Michael Tierney from William & Mary.
The Facebook Team made their final presentation at Facebook LA in early April. Members spent an hour presenting and taking questions via video conference from Facebook teams in Menlo Park, Austin, and London. The team has spent the past semester doing extensive research on why students own multiple Facebook accounts, if and why these students are presenting their true authentic selves online, and the differences between their online and offline networks.
Professor Benjamin Graham's work "Investing in the Homeland" is published by the University of Michigan Press. You can find an abstract for his work here.
SPEC Director Kelly Zvobgo and SPEC PI Megan Becker presented papers during the weekend at the 2018 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference on pedagogical innovations in the SPEC Lab. Kelly also shared key insights from the Disciplinary Curriculum and Assessment track at the final meeting of the conference. Additionally, Megan led an APSA TLC workshop, "From Data Consumers to Data Producers: Using Crowdsourcing Tools in and out of the Classroom", where she discussed how crowdsourcing is used to collect data in the SPEC Lab.