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Dr. Azim Shariff is a social psychologist whose research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics. Shariff is one of the researchers behind the Moral Machine study, the largest ever study on machine ethics,...

BPR Interviews: Dr. Azim Shariff

Dr. Azim Shariff is a social psychologist whose research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics. Shariff is one of the researchers behind the Moral Machine study, the largest ever study on machine ethics,...

Alan Dershowitz is a constitutional and criminal attorney. He taught at Harvard Law School, entering as the youngest professor in its history at 25, becoming their youngest tenured professor at 28, and going emeritus after 50 years. Professor Dershow...

BPR Interviews: Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a constitutional and criminal attorney. He taught at Harvard Law School, entering as the youngest professor in its history at 25, becoming their youngest tenured professor at 28, and going emeritus after 50 years. Professor Dershow...

A dictator who died serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity in Argentina. The first former head of state to fall subject to the international rights mechanism of universal jurisdiction for a campaign of political terror in Chile. A fugiti...

A State of Emergency

A dictator who died serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity in Argentina. The first former head of state to fall subject to the international rights mechanism of universal jurisdiction for a campaign of political terror in Chile. A fugiti...

Referred to as “the single most important infrastructure project not only for this region but for the entire nation” by Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Phil Murphy of New Jersey, the Gateway Development Program attempts to rebuild deterior...

Tunnel Vision

Referred to as “the single most important infrastructure project not only for this region but for the entire nation” by Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Phil Murphy of New Jersey, the Gateway Development Program attempts to rebuild deterior...

Take a look out of your window. You’ll probably see homes or apartment buildings, fairly similar to your own. What rules determine who lives there? This formation of individuals wasn’t the result of pure market forces. Neighborhoods are shaped by...

Repairing the Damage of Exclusionary Zoning

Take a look out of your window. You’ll probably see homes or apartment buildings, fairly similar to your own. What rules determine who lives there? This formation of individuals wasn’t the result of pure market forces. Neighborhoods are shaped by...

Matt Perault ‘02 is the director of the Center for Science & Technology Policy at Duke University and an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He served as a director of public policy at Facebook, wher...

BPR Interviews: Matthew Perault

Matt Perault ‘02 is the director of the Center for Science & Technology Policy at Duke University and an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He served as a director of public policy at Facebook, wher...

Do robots deserve human rights? It seems like a ridiculous question: Animals have animal rights, property is protected by property rights, and humans are given human rights. But as artificial and machine intelligence continues to develop at an astoni...

Robot Rights?

Do robots deserve human rights? It seems like a ridiculous question: Animals have animal rights, property is protected by property rights, and humans are given human rights. But as artificial and machine intelligence continues to develop at an astoni...

The state of youth sports is far from what was portrayed in The Sandlot. Whereas youth sports used to be an inclusive, community-building activity, today they are a cutthroat, expensive means to a very specific end: college recruitment. In turn, yout...

College Sports: Affirmative Action for White People

The state of youth sports is far from what was portrayed in The Sandlot. Whereas youth sports used to be an inclusive, community-building activity, today they are a cutthroat, expensive means to a very specific end: college recruitment. In turn, yout...

In August 2017, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion with a “vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” While Amazon’s Prime users were ecstatic to find organic, fr...

Amazon’s Un-Scrutinized Monopolistic Practices

In August 2017, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion with a “vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” While Amazon’s Prime users were ecstatic to find organic, fr...