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Researching the Impact of Open Data

A website developed by the GovLab in partnership with the Omidyar Network provides a repository of case studies on diverse open data initiatives from around the world. Read More
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Proposed Enhancements to ICC Victims Programs

A study by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley assesses victims support resources provided by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and offers recommendations for improving them. Read More
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California Improves Criminal Justice through Evidence

A video from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative shows how California county officials, when grappling with the Public Safety Realignment Act, used evidence to invest in criminal justice programs that are most effective and cost-efficient. Read More
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Plan Proposed to Stabilize Illinois Finances

The Civic Federation, a MacArthur grantee, has proposed a comprehensive three-year plan to address Illinois' ongoing financial crisis with spending limits and revenue enhancements. Read More
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Voluntary Consensus Standards Can Establish Efficient and Safe Nuclear Operations

The increase of climate change and energy security concerns are resulting in countries looking to nuclear power for electricity needs, according to a study by the Stimson Center. Read More
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Out-of-State Contributions Boost Gubernatorial Candidates

A study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient, examines the trending topic of the proliferation and influence of out-of-state donors. Read More
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U.S. Illegal Immigrant Population Continues Decline

A report finds that the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has fallen below 11 million, continuing a nearly decade-long decline that has potential to reshape the debate over reforming the nation’s immigration system. Read More
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Nuclear Materials Security Index Warns of Slowing Progress

The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s third public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions around the world finds that progress on reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear terrorism has slowed and major gaps remain in the global ... Read More

"How Our Brains Respond to Race"

The Wall Street Journal
Robert Morris Sapolsky , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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Gulf Coast Housing Partnership Meets Post-Hurricane Affordable Housing Needs

The partnership has helped to develop more than $300 million in commercial and residential real estate, including more than 2,200 affordable homes and thousands of square feet of commercial space in the region. Read More
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Senior Housing Coordinators Help Reduce Hospital Admissions

A study of 9,000 adults by LeadingAge and The Lewin Group finds the availability of an on-site service coordinator, such as a social worker, at federally subsidized senior housing reduced hospital admissions among residents by ... Read More
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Mapping the Intersection of Interactive Documentaries and Digital Journalism

The wisdom and experience of journalists and documentarians in the interactive domain offer ways to achieve new levels of journalistic excellence and impact, according to a report by the MIT Open Documentary Lab. Read More
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U.S. Can Lead By Example at Paris Climate Talks

A fact sheet by the Sierra Club explains how an unprecedented wave of coal plant retirements has sent U.S. carbon emissions trending decisively downward, helping the United States deliver a strong pledge at this year ... Read More