Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel?

Rose McDermott, David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, Professor of Political Science,  comments in The Christian Science Monitor about violence and its effect on becoming a more cooperative species. 

Professor McDermott says Wrangham's book helps explain some of the "emotional undergirding" of principles such as deterrence, both in warfare and in politics. 

(Distributed July 23, 2019)

'War' and India PM Modi's muscular strongman image

Ashu Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Professor of Political Science, and Bhanu Joshi, graduate student in Political Science, comment to BBC News on India's PM Modi. 

"Things may be different this time. Professor Varshney says the suicide attack in Kashmir on 14 February and last week's hostilities are "more electorally significant than the earlier security episodes".

(Distributed July 23, 2019)

Do you love your country?

Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs,  is interviewed on The Arthur Brooks Show podcast on what distinguishes patriotism from nationalism and appropriately expressing love for our country. 

Listen to the podcast. 

(Distributed July 23, 2019)
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