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Jan 27 2020
Posted in: Ethnography, Faculty, IRiSS
IRiSS is pleased to announce the launch of its newest research lab - the Center for Global Ethnography (CGE). The Center is a collaboration between IRiSS and the Department of Anthropology.  The mission of CGE is threefold: to convene scholars from multiple disciplines interested in ethnographic...
Jan 20 2020
Posted in: IRiSS
The IRiSS Advisory Board was honored to host General Jim Mattis - the 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense - at the Institute for a discussion on the importance of social science research, grand strategy, and leadership.
Dec 3 2019
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
Barbara Voss, associate professor of anthropology and 2015 IRiSS Faculty Fellow and Seed Grant recipient, recently published The Transnational Lives of Chinese Railroad Workers: Material Culture Research from a Guangdong Province Qiaoxiang and Railroad Worker Camp Sites in North America in China.
Dec 3 2019
Posted in: IRiSS
Researchers can only access restricted U.S. census and administrative data in one of 29 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (RDCs) located across the country. At an event hosted by IRiSS and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy (SIEPR), U.S.
Nov 11 2019
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
In 2016, IRiSS affiliate and Professor of Economics Nick Bloom released the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, providing a quantitative approximation of economic uncertainty for 24 countries with advanced economies. This year, he augmentented this dataset with information on a much larger sample of...

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