Firing of acting attorney general brings ‘vivid memories’ for IU professor

References to the co-called Saturday Night Massacre of 1973 abounded this week when President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general, Sally Yates, for refusing to mount a legal defense for the president’s executive orders targeting immigrants and refugees. For IU Bloomington law and public policy professor A. James Barnes, recollections of that night in […]

Immigrant rights activist: People ‘have a voice, and it’s powerful’

Politicians and organizations may claim credit, but real social change results from the determined work of ordinary people, immigrant rights activist Gaby Pacheco told a student audience at Indiana University Bloomington today. “We need to put the communities who are being affected by the issues at the forefront,” she said. “They have a voice, and […]

Immigrant rights activist, scholar of segregation to speak at IU Bloomington

A nationally recognized immigrant rights leader and a scholar who specializes in studying racial segregation in education and housing will present public keynote lectures this week at a national public service conference for college students taking place at Indiana University Bloomington. The Oct. 20-23 conference, “Moving the World Forward: Exploring a Future in Public Service,” […]

Stanford legal scholar is featured Constitution Day speaker at IU Bloomington

Pamela Karlan, a law professor at Stanford University and part of the legal team that overturned the federal ban on recognizing same-sex marriage in Windsor v. United States, will present a Constitution Day lecture Sept. 19 at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest […]

Journal links Ostrom research to study of nonprofits and voluntary action

A special August 2016 issue of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly celebrates the legacy of the late Indiana University scholar Elinor Ostrom and applies her insights and theories to new research in the area of nonprofit organizations and voluntary action. Edited by three researchers who studied with Ostrom while earning Ph.D. degrees at IU […]

SPEA study: Tolls, gas taxes most ‘tolerable’ road funding sources

Most Americans really don’t want to pay more money to maintain the nation’s highways, according to a study from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. But given a choice, they prefer tolls and fuel taxes to broad-based income or sales taxes as a funding mechanism. And that should get the notice of […]

IU professor: House sit-in moves the conversation on gun control

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The Democrat-led sit-in on the floor of the House chamber ended Thursday, hours after Republicans brought a major appropriations bill to a vote and adjourned the session. But the standoff over legislation that would expand background checks and prevent anyone on a terrorist watch list from buying a […]

IU expert: Obama’s Vietnam visit seen as ‘historic opportunity’ to strengthen relations

Anh Tran is an associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. His research focuses on governance issues in developing countries. He directs Vietnam Initiatives at IU, a global policy think tank, and he co-founded and directs the Vietnam Young Leaders Award, which brings Vietnamese officials to the U.S. for […]

IU panel: Divided Supreme Court complicates predictions

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Many law and political science professors who follow the Supreme Court will playfully, but often seriously, gamble on decision outcomes. They bet on who will vote which way, what the dissent will argue and any other part of an anticipated decision. But with a split court, both the […]

Sustainability Scholar takes on tough transportation challenge

Eric Gu has faced one of Indiana University’s thorniest policy challenges in his role as an IU Bloomington Sustainability Scholar: how to move hordes of pedestrians, motorists and cyclists along and across the traffic bottleneck that is the East 10th Street corridor. “It is challenging,” said Gu, a freshman studying policy analysis in the School […]