Updates: National Security

The 2016 Tobin Project Update is now available. It overviews developments across our research areas from the last year, featuring progress in our Inequality and Decision Making initiative, research from the forthcoming volume Corporations and American Democracy, and new projects in our National Security and Institutions of Democracy initiatives. Download it here or read it below.

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On May 20th, the Tobin Project convened policymakers and scholars across a range of disciplines for a meeting in Washington, DC on “Reassessing Threat Assessment: Building a Better Framework for Evaluating Strategic Threats.” Participants explored where new academic scholarship on past threat assessments could help develop the tools we need to accurately and reliably assess threats we face today—whether from state actors, non-state actors, or broader trends in technology, economics, or the international political system.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting additional applications for the 2016 Prospectus Development Workshop from doctoral students who are currently developing research questions and aiming to produce high-impact social science research related to the Tobin Project’s National Security research area

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The Tobin Project Update for 2015 is now available.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for two programs: the Graduate Student Forum and Fellowship and the new Prospectus Development Workshop.

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The 2014 Tobin Project Update has been published – read it below, or see all of our Updates here. The Update covers the year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, featuring our Corporation and American Democracy initiative, new research on the physiological and psychological consequences of economic inequality, events with scholars and policymakers on Preventing Regulatory Capture and Sustainable Security, and more.

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The Tobin Project has selected the 2014-15 class for the Graduate Student Forums and Fellowships in National Security and Democracy and Markets. The GSF program provides graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Tobin’s programs with funding and a group of like-minded students with whom to discuss and improve their work. Our pool of applicants this year was larger and stronger than ever, and we are excited to start working with the students this fall.

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In January, scholars from the Tobin Project's National Security initiative discussed their recent work on sustainable national security at the Brookings Institution's Project on International Order and Strategy and the American University School of International Service’s Bridging the Gap project.

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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in National Security.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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The Fall 2013 Tobin Project Update covers this year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, including new experimental work on economic inequality, two historical inquiries on what makes for a healthy American democracy, and the release of the Tobin Project’s latest edited volume, “Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It.” The update is available below.

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