"Throughout my studies, I have been able to explore my interest in studying political violence-specifically, what makes people restrain from political violence, and how these outcomes shape political behavior in the years to come."
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SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey 's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality .

Jennifer Lawless, SPA Women & Politics Institute director, spoke to SFGate on new political accountability following the #MeToo movement.

The Smithsonian Chamber Players present Reinbert de Leeuw's Im wunderschönen Monat Mai: Three times seven Lieder after Schumann and Schubert. January 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required.

Bring your youngsters ages 0 to 6 to the museum for stories and activities inspired by objects and themes from our collection. This program sponsored by Smithsonian Gardens is all about vegetables. January 27, 11 a.m.

Basketball legend and author Abdul-Jabbar discusses his book What Color Is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors. February 8, 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required.

The Ticker began quietly in October 2006, fueled by a realization that a blog could capture and influence the political conversation. It hit 1 million page views during CNN’s 2006 election coverage a month later, and in its heyday became one of the most trafficked forums in political media.

"Throughout my studies, I have been able to explore my interest in studying political violence-specifically, what makes people restrain from political violence, and how these outcomes shape political behavior in the years to come."
Learn about the Program

SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey 's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality .

Jennifer Lawless, SPA Women & Politics Institute director, spoke to SFGate on new political accountability following the #MeToo movement.

The Smithsonian Chamber Players present Reinbert de Leeuw's Im wunderschönen Monat Mai: Three times seven Lieder after Schumann and Schubert. January 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required.

Bring your youngsters ages 0 to 6 to the museum for stories and activities inspired by objects and themes from our collection. This program sponsored by Smithsonian Gardens is all about vegetables. January 27, 11 a.m.

Basketball legend and author Abdul-Jabbar discusses his book What Color Is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors. February 8, 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required.

"Throughout my studies, I have been able to explore my interest in studying political violence-specifically, what makes people restrain from political violence, and how these outcomes shape political behavior in the years to come."
Learn about the Program

SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey 's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality .

Jennifer Lawless, SPA Women & Politics Institute director, spoke to SFGate on new political accountability following the #MeToo movement.

The Smithsonian Chamber Players present Reinbert de Leeuw's Im wunderschönen Monat Mai: Three times seven Lieder after Schumann and Schubert. January 27 and 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required.

Bring your youngsters ages 0 to 6 to the museum for stories and activities inspired by objects and themes from our collection. This program sponsored by Smithsonian Gardens is all about vegetables. January 27, 11 a.m.

Basketball legend and author Abdul-Jabbar discusses his book What Color Is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors. February 8, 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required.

The Ticker began quietly in October 2006, fueled by a realization that a blog could capture and influence the political conversation. It hit 1 million page views during CNN’s 2006 election coverage a month later, and in its heyday became one of the most trafficked forums in political media.

Example: American foreign policy during the Cold War often aimed at supporting and spreading democracy around the world. During the 1980s, members of Ronald Regan’s administration illegally sold arms to Iran in order to raise money for the Nicaraguan contras, who were fighting the communist regime in power.

Popular sovereignty, when the people rule, is an important principle of democracy. Democracy is government by the people, so political leaders in a democratic society are supposed to listen to and heed public opinion. Democracies hold elections to allow the people to exercise their power over government.

Majority rule, the belief that the power to make decisions about government should reflect the will of most (the majority) of the people, is another important principle of democracy. In fact, American political culture relies on majority rule: The candidate who wins a majority of votes, for example, wins the race. Likewise, a bill that wins the support of a majority of members of Congress passes. Without majority rule, a democracy could not function.

"Throughout my studies, I have been able to explore my interest in studying political violence-specifically, what makes people restrain from political violence, and how these outcomes shape political behavior in the years to come."
Learn about the Program

SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey 's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality .

Jennifer Lawless, SPA Women & Politics Institute director, spoke to SFGate on new political accountability following the #MeToo movement.

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