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Preventing Fatal Police Shootings: It Can Be Done


Every year, more than 1,000 Americans die during encounters between police and citizens. And contrary to US Supreme Court opinions, fatal shootings do not inevitably arise from split-second decisions; they are preventable by a broad range of interventions in systems and institutions. On Tuesday, May 26, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, together […]

Inequality and Digital Learning in the COVID Era


The AAPSS partnered with the School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University to consider the issues of inequality and digital learning that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing researchers with expertise in those areas together with policy makers and educators in charge of schools and school systems. In a […]

Working Parents in COVID-19: The Impact and the Policy Response


The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified disparities in health and in social and economic well-being among demographic and socioeconomic groups in America. Many low-wage workers are now considered to be essential workforce participants, and states’ various attempts to “reopen” their economies force Americans in already difficult circumstances at home to decide between workforce participation and safety […]

2020 AAPSS Fellows Induction: Can Democracy Survive Growing Inequality?


Each year, AAPSS invites a small group of outstanding scholars/public servants to join the Academy as Fellows. Fellows are elected in recognition of their contributions to advancement of the social sciences. Each Fellowship is named after a distinguished scholar or civic leader who has contributed to The ANNALS. Reflecting the broad and interdisciplinary nature of […]

We Can Do Better: Cross-System Approaches for Addressing Child Maltreatment


From birth to age 18, over one-third of U.S. children are investigated by child welfare systems due to allegations of child abuse and neglect, one-eighth are determined to be victims of maltreatment, and about 6% spend some time in foster care. Child welfare services in the United States are also extremely expensive, with an estimated […]

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize Event


AAPSS hosted an online seminar, co-sponsored by SAGE Publishing, that focused on international economic and policy approaches to environmental regulation. Professor William Nordhaus, the AAPSS's Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize winner, was joined by a panel of experts to discuss carbon pricing approaches, climate clubs, and contemporary international climate policy.