Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs comprises more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct faculty, scholars, and practitioners. All have distinguished themselves in research and leadership in the policy world, and have produced scholarship in a wide variety of subjects, including international relations, democratization, elections, demography, and social policy.

August 2019|Chinese Strategic Intentions: White Paper |Cynthia Roberts

Avoid Allowing Opponents to ‘Beat America at Its Own Game’: Ensuring US Financial and Currency Power

August 2019|LIT Verlag|Horst Fischer, Helen Ahrens, Verónica Gómez, Manfred Nowak
July 2019|Alchemist|Rachel Harvey

Genteel Fair Play: The Culture of the London Gold Market

June 2019|Cambridge University Press|Maria Victoria Murillo, Daniel Brinks, Steven Levitsky

Understanding Institutional Weakness: Power and Design in Latin American Institutions

June 2019|Public Choice|Rimvydas Baltaduonis, D. Aycinena, L. Rentschler

Valuation Structure in Incomplete Information Contests: Experimental Evidence

May 2019|International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence|John Gentry

'Truth’ as a Tool of the Politicization of Intelligence

May 2019|Oxford University Press|Anya Schiffrin

Questions of media trust and credibility have been discussed—and researched—since the period between World Wars I and II and the subject is often returned to as new forms of technology and news consumption are developed. However, trust levels, and what people trust, differ in different countries. Part of the reason that trust in the media has received such extensive attention is the widespread view shared by communications scholars and media development practitioners that a well-functioning media is essential to democracy. But the solutions discussion is further complicated because the academic research on media trust—before and since the advent of online media—is fragmented, contradictory, and inconclusive. Further, it is not clear to what extent digital technology –and the loss of traditional signals of credibility—has confused audiences and damaged trust in media and to what extent trust in media is related to worries about globalization, job losses, and economic inequality. Nor is it clear whether trust in one journalist or outlet can be generalized. This makes it difficult to know how to rebuild trust in the media, and although there are many efforts to do so, it is not clear which will work—or whether any will.

May 2019|NBER Working Paper No. 21409|Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Petter Lundborg, Kaveh Majlesi

Poor Little Rich Kids? The Role of Nature versus Nurture in Wealth and Other Economic Outcomes and Behaviors

April 2019|OpenGlobalRights|Iain Levine

Confronting Bolsonaro’s populism – key strategies to protect human rights

April 2019|Global Forum for Media Development|Anya Schiffrin, Ellen Hume

This report was prepared for a meeting to consider how to establish a Global Fund for Investigative Journalism, either as a free-standing trust fund or foundation, or as a sub fund attached to other international funding organizations.