What’s it like to study Emily Dickinson online with over 33,000 students? My take at The Paris Review Daily.
The leading cause of death from injuries among children over the age of 1 is maltreatment. Nearly 1,500 young lives are lost each year due to child abuse and neglect. For those children who survive, of which there are more than one million annually, maltreatment disrupts their health and development in ways not captured by […]
Climate scientists chase digital storms, exposing local risk decades into the future. My latest in The Atlantic.
In early 2007, Jacob Shapiro, assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, was discussing counterinsurgency strategy with two colleagues, both veterans. The U.S. Army Field Manual on counterinsurgency (FM 3-24) had recently been revised, but as of yet had seen little empirical testing. Shapiro, a former naval officer, and his colleagues proposed a […]
Record heat waves and wildfires singed states this past summer, awakening Americans to a warming globe. As the Earth’s climate continues to change, risk must be predicted further in advance to anticipate increasingly severe weather. Hurricanes are one such concern: Hurricane floods so violent they occur only once a century now could hit low-lying coastal […]