Jacob Neusner (1932–2016)

October 17, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Aaron W. Hughes
Jacob Neusner, among the most published academics in history, passed away on October 8 at the age of 84. Neusner devoted his life to integrating the study of Judaism into the American Humanities. What, if anything, has changed in our post-Neusner world?

Bullying and school violence

September 30, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Jessie Klein
What do we know about the 14-year old boy who shot his father, two children and a teacher on the South Carolina elementary school playground?

Two Presidents Are Better Than One

September 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—David Orentlicher
The “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. David Orentlicher describes how we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch.

Burkinis in France and hijabs in Canada and Scotland: why so different?

August 29, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Moustafa Bayoumi
At the same time that the burkini bans were spreading and raising hackles around the world, Canada and Scotland also passed laws to allow Muslim female police officers to don hijabs as part of their official uniforms. How do we explain the difference between France on the one hand and Canada and Scotland on the other?

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