Lecture, panel discussion to address carbon taxes and climate change

How can taxes on carbon emissions be an effective tool to fight climate change? A guest speaker and a panel of experts will examine the question Tuesday at Indiana University. Ian W.H. Parry, principal environmental fiscal policy expert with the International Monetary Fund, will be the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place […]

Study examines Ferguson protesters’ views of race, crime and policing

In 1968, a commission headed by former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner examined causes of the civil unrest that had swept through America’s cities and famously warned that the U.S. was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.” The protests that followed police shootings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and others […]

Panel to discuss future of big-time college sports

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre College sports are big business. Amid the nationally divisive debates on paying college athletes, amateurism, academic standards, media rights and excessive spending, the financial enormity of college athletic institutions is undeniable. As a sports powerhouse, IU is no exception. The law and public policy program at the IU […]

IU geographer: Syrian refugees present complex humanitarian challenge

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Around 12 million Syrians, nearly half of the country’s population, are displaced. More than 42,000 try to leave the country each day. As refugees seek basic living conditions worldwide, regional countries are increasingly strained financially and questions about the European response grow progressively tense. Beyond the financial or […]