Public Policy

  • Tighter border policies leave migrants vulnerable to effects of climate change

    Monday, Oct 12, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

    As the planet continues to warm, people living in the world’s most vulnerable regions — like arid or low-lying nations — must contend with the decision to stay in a place where livability is decreasing or leave for countries with more stable climate and economic conditions.

  • The worm in the bud: Do parasites interfere with immunization? 

    Monday, Jul 27, 2020
    by Liana Wait, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Vaccines are one of the most important tools we have in our defense against infectious diseases, but not everyone responds to vaccination in the same way. Parasites such as worms and viruses change the way a person or animal’s immune system functions, and this can affect their ability to respond to vaccines. 

  • Preventing the next pandemic

    Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
    by The Office of Communications

    A Policy Forum article published today in Science shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as COVID-19.

    Thus far, COVID has cost at least $2.6 trillion and may cost 10 times this amount. It is the largest global pandemic in 100 years. Six months after emerging, it has killed over 600,000 people and is having a major impact on the global economy.

  • For people in diverse areas, community identity supersedes racial, ethnic differences

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    In an increasingly polarized world, many see people who are different from them as “outsiders,” or even a threat. Yet, around the world, this tends to be more common in traditionally homogenous societies, according to a series of studies led by Princeton University.

  • WWS Reacts: Family Health During a Global Pandemic

    Monday, Apr 27, 2020
    by Sarah M. Binder and Patty Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School

    Access to comprehensive, quality health care is critical for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Yet, under normal circumstances, health care accessibility is an issue for many in the United States. Covid-19 brings new challenges for low-income families, expecting mothers, and others at higher risk for serious illness.

  • WWS Reacts: China’s Response to Covid-19

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber and Patricia Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School

    As the rest of the world struggles to combat Covid-19, China, where the virus originated in late 2019, appears to have made significant strides to quell the virus. As a result, researchers, health care professionals, and policymakers around the world are looking for the lessons learned from China’s experience.  

  • To combat COVID-19, behavioral pitfalls must be addressed

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

    During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.

  • WWS reacts: How developing countries might grapple with COVID-19

    Thursday, Apr 16, 2020
    by B. Rose Huber and Patricia Yelavich, Woodrow Wilson School
    Melissa M. Lee of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs comments on how developing countries can best respond, what tools they need most, and what could hamper their efforts to contain Covid-19.


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