On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard

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Why business leaders should always be thinking about the next crisis

In a Q&A, Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses her new cowritten book, “The Prepared Leader,” which draws on years of experience from business leaders during the tumult of 2020.


Texas Standard

Harris County’s bail reform efforts aren’t making crime worse, study shows

In a Q&A, Paul Heaton of Penn Carey Law explains the findings of his study on 2017 misdemeanor bail reform, ranging from its current impact to its long-term potential as an example for further reform.


Scientific American

A cure for vaccine hesitancy could start in kindergarten

In a Q&A, PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín discusses a report in which she calls for K-12 education to depoliticize health issues, promote health equity and disease prevention, and provide information about navigating the health care system.