IDEV Special Seminar by Prof. Chris Blattman - Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia

Professor Chris Blattman, Ph.D., MPA/ID Associate Professor, SIPA & Political Science, Columbia University, will discuss the topic.

In many countries poor young men have high rates of crime and violence, and in fragile states they are targets for mobilization into election intimidation, rioting, and rebellion. The most common policy responses are jobs or policing. We investigate an alternative approach in Liberia: rehabilitation programs, which aim to change the skills and values of the highest risk men. We show that noncognitive skills and identity are malleable in adulthood, and investments can reduce costly antisocial behaviors. We recruited 999 Liberian men engaged in crime, violence, and drug trafficking. We randomized half to eight weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy to foster self-control skills (anger management, self-discipline) and a noncriminal self-image and values. We also randomized a $200 grant. Cash led to short-lived income gains. Therapy increased self-control and noncriminal values, and led to large, sustained falls in crime and violence over a year. Therapy's impacts were greatest when followed by cash, as the short-lived boost to income reinforced behavioral changes. Rehabilitation could be a powerful, cost effect tools to foster peace and stability, from fragile states to US inner cities.


Presentation Video



For more information and to RSVP by Email

Date and Time
April 21, 2015
4:30pm - 6:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Academic Program Host


M.I.P.P. & G.P.P. Virtual Information Session.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admission invites you to learn more about our executive degree offerings for experienced professionals: the Master of International Public Policy (M.I.P.P.) degree and the new Master of Global Public Policy (G.P.P.) by participating in an online information session. Current SAIS students and staff will be present to answer your questions about the admissions process, the student experience and the impact your SAIS education could have on the world.

SAIS delivers two distinctive degree options designed to strengthen your cross-sector analytical and leadership skills. Through the M.I.P.P. or G.P.P., you will engage with experts who bring unparalleled academic and practical experience into the classroom and become equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex issues around the world.

Our students represent diverse employment sectors and geographies, bringing substantial work experience into classroom discussions. The M.I.P.P. degree is a full-time program, which students complete in one academic year; the new G.P.P. degree is designed for experienced professionals who wish to continue working full-time, and will complete their coursework over a 16-month period. Classes will meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays with four extended residencies, including one week-long residency abroad.

Admissions staff members and current students will be on hand to talk about the many benefits one can expect to receive as a student in the M.I.P.P. and G.P.P. programs.

This session will be hosted online using Adobe Connect. If you have never used Adobe Connect, ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible experience beforehand:http://www.adobe.com/go/meeting_test.

Location: https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/mipp-gpp-infosession

Visit the GPP and MIPP pages for more information.





Date and Time
May 13, 2015
12:15pm - 1:15pm Local Time

Campus


M.I.P.P. & G.P.P. On-Campus Information Session

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admission invites you attend an information session to learn more about our executive degree offerings for experienced professionals: the Master of International Public Policy (M.I.P.P.) degree and the new Master of Global Public Policy (G.P.P.). Current SAIS students and staff will be present to answer your questions about the admissions process, the student experience and the impact your SAIS education could have on the world.

SAIS delivers two distinctive degree options designed to strengthen your cross-sector analytical and leadership skills. Through the M.I.P.P. or G.P.P., you will engage with experts who bring unparalleled academic and practical experience into the classroom and become equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex issues around the world.

Our students represent diverse employment sectors and geographies, bringing substantial work experience into classroom discussions. The M.I.P.P. degree is a full-time program, which students complete in one academic year; the new G.P.P. degree is designed for experienced professionals who wish to continue working full-time, and will complete their coursework over a 16-month period. Classes will meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays with four extended residencies, including one week-long residency abroad.

Admissions staff members and current students will be on hand to talk about the many benefits one can expect to receive as a student in the M.I.P.P. and G.P.P. programs.

 

Location: 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Nitze 517

 

RSVP: http://jhu-sais-gpp-04282015.eventbrite.com

Visit the GPP and MIPP pages for more information.





Date and Time
April 28, 2015
5:30pm - 6:30pm Local Time

Campus


Location


M.I.P.P. & G.P.P. Virtual Information Session

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admission invites you to learn more about our executive degree offerings for experienced professionals: the Master of International Public Policy (M.I.P.P.) degree and the new Master of Global Public Policy (G.P.P.) by participating in an online information session. Current SAIS students and staff will be present to answer your questions about the admissions process, the student experience and the impact your SAIS education could have on the world.

SAIS delivers two distinctive degree options designed to strengthen your cross-sector analytical and leadership skills. Through the M.I.P.P. or G.P.P., you will engage with experts who bring unparalleled academic and practical experience into the classroom and become equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex issues around the world.

Our students represent diverse employment sectors and geographies, bringing substantial work experience into classroom discussions. The M.I.P.P. degree is a full-time program, which students complete in one academic year; the new G.P.P. degree is designed for experienced professionals who wish to continue working full-time, and will complete their coursework over a 16-month period. Classes will meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays with four extended residencies, including one week-long residency abroad.

Admissions staff members and current students will be on hand to talk about the many benefits one can expect to receive as a student in the M.I.P.P. and G.P.P. programs.

This session will be hosted online using Adobe Connect. If you have never used Adobe Connect, ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible experience beforehand:http://www.adobe.com/go/meeting_test

Location: https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/mipp-gpp-infosession

Visit the GPP and MIPP pages for more information.





Date and Time
April 10, 2015
4:15pm - 5:15pm Local Time

Campus


Albright Stonebridge Group Presentation

Representatives for Albright Stonebridge Group, will discuss about the organization and the opportunities available. Note: To RSVP see SAISWorks.





Date and Time
April 30, 2015
4:30pm - 8:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Administrative Office Host


Cancelled: One Acre Fund Presentation

Come and join us! Are you looking for a career with real impact?  Come learn about opportunities at One Acre Fund, a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. RSVP by 4/21. 





Date and Time
April 22, 2015
12:30pm - 4:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Administrative Office Host


Climate Change in Central Asia: Existential Threat or Chimera?

S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (Moderator), Dr.Kulsum Ahmed, Practice Manager, Europe and Central Asia, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, The World Bank, and Dr. Amanda E. Wooden, Associate Professor of Environmental Politics & Policy, Director of the Environment Studies Program, Bucknell University, will discuss the topic.





For More Information and to RSVP
Date and Time
April 14, 2015
9:00pm - 11:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Research Center Host


Deconstructing International Relations in Asia Today: Conceptualizing Complexities

David Shambaugh, director, China Policy Program; professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; non-resident senior fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, will discuss the topic.





For more information and to RSVP by Email

Date and Time
April 16, 2015
4:30pm - 6:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Academic Program Host


Research Center Host


SAIS/Georgetown Debate

Annual debate between SAIS and Georgetown students on relevant foreign policy topics. Note: This event is off the record.






For More Information and to RSVP
Date and Time
April 17, 2015
5:30pm - 6:30pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Desperately Seeking Europe: Jean-Claude Juncker and a ‘Political’ European Commission

The European Commission – as executive/civil service of the European Union – is the most powerful international administration in the world. The new Commission under the Presidency of Jean-Claude Juncker has promised to be an explicitly political body following Juncker’s contested election as the so-called Spitzencandidat of the centre-right after the 2014 European Parliament (EP) election. This presentation offers a policy-focused (early) evaluation of the Juncker Commission. It confronts questions including: • What will effect will the manner of Juncker’s appointment have on the perceived legitimacy of the Commission? • What does it mean to be a ‘political’ Commission? Will the Juncker Commission embrace more ambitious new projects or re-energise old ones? • What effect will British opposition to Juncker’s appointment have on the United Kingdom’s efforts to renegotiate its status in the EU?  





For More Information and to RSVP
Date and Time
April 10, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm Local Time

Campus


Location


Intended Audience


Pages