In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war

New findings in Science show that among persecuted Christians in post-ISIS Iraq, playing on soccer teams with Muslim players helped promote more open attitudes toward Muslims, but only Muslim players in their league, and not beyond.

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New book explores four major threats to US democracy

In their new book, “Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy,” Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, and Robert Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, not only assert that history repeats itself – they also identify the underlying causes of democracy destabilization. American democracy has often been fragile, they argue, and today it faces an unprecedented crisis.

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Study ties gun purchases to fear of firearm regulations, kicks off major research

A new firearm study led by NYU Tandon Institute Professor Maurizio Porfiri reveals why people buy guns after a mass shooting; It kicks off a much larger study — the first of its kind — on individual, state, and national drivers of firearm behavior

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