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July 29, 2020

The Pandemic has Slashed Scientists’ Productivity

Dashun Wang, a Minerva-funded researcher along with nine other researchers disseminated a survey to U.S. and Europe-based researchers in mid-April and received roughly 4,5000 responses that revealed clear patterns around who is cutting back their research the most in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 15, 2020

Best Practices for Supporting the Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Chidlren from Formerly ISIS-Controlled Territories

This brief contributes to this growing body of work by providing a specialized psychosocial approach based in child trauma theory and intervention research that directly addresses the multilevel needs of children returning from formerly ISIS-controlled territories.

July 10, 2020

DOD Awards Minerva Program Grants to Study Peer and Near-peer Competition and Foreign Malign Influence

The Department of Defense has awarded $6.7 million in grants to four university-based Minerva faculty teams to support research in social and behavioral science. Congress funded these awards to examine issues related to peer and near-peer competition and foreign malign influence.

July 6, 2020

Machine Learning Can Help Get COVID-19 Aid to Those Who Need it Most

Joshua Blumenstock, a Minerva-funded researcher had a conversation with government officials from the Togolese Republic in West Africa in regards to how big data machine learning might help them to identify households who have been impacted by COVID-19 in order to provide financial assistance.

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Minerva-funded researchers new article on how extremists and hate groups exploited Covid-19 misinformation in 2020
By Rhys Leahy and Neil Johnson | July 21, 2021
This article shows that malicious COVID-19 content, including racism, disinformation, and misinformation, exploits the multiverse of online hate to spread quickly beyond the control of any individual social media platform. Minerva-funded researchers provide a first mapping of the online hate network across six major social media platforms.
Minerva-funded report referenced in Economist article
By | June 21, 2021
The Minerva-funded work by Bob Jervis and Jason Healey was quoted in the major Economist article this week on cyber and ransomware.

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