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A Rutgers Expert’s Guide to Understanding 2020’s Campaign Polls

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four years after the presidential election surprised nearly everyone who followed public opinion polls, it is critical for 2020 voters to have a better understanding of how polling works and what they should look for as the election cycle heats up and the barrage of polls increase.

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16-Jan-2020 7:00 AM EST

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    11-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST

Risk Analysis Critical Tool for Combating Human Trafficking

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Each year, more than 40 million men, women and children are trafficked worldwide. It manifests in numerous forms and has grown into a multi-billion-dollar illegal enterprise that is difficult to detect, prosecute and examine. Risk analysis is a critical tool for combating human trafficking and is central to informing global policy recommendations and assisting with targeted local and organizational efforts. Several studies will be presented during the Addressing Human Trafficking Risk symposium at the 2019 SRA Annual Meeting at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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20-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With the release of the film Harriet, Rutgers scholar Erica Armstrong Dunbar said it’s a good time to shed light on Tubman’s life not only as the famed Underground Railroad conductor, but as a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a woman.

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20-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Toward a more civil discourse

Toward a more civil discourse

Washington University in St. Louis

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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17-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST
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