For A Book Writing Project On The Supreme Court
Type of SupportProject
This grant to Yale University will support a book-writing project by Lincoln Caplan focused on the relationship between politics and the Supreme Court in the United States. Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Caplan has been a journalist with and contributor to, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and U.S. News and World Report. He was editor and president of Legal Affairs from 2000 to 2006. Among his books are Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of an Empire and Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court.
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for support of the development and launch of the American Political Economy Program
This grant supports the design and launch a new program in American Political Economy (APE) at Yale University. APE — the analysis of the interplay of markets and government in the United States — is an increasingly vibrant domain of research and theorizing within political science, which the Hewlett Foundation has uniquely supported. An APE initiative at Yale would capitalize on the growing interest in the study of the American political economy to make Yale a leading institution fostering this fast-growing field and training the next generation of APE scholars. At the same time, it would provide a foundation for outreach to interested scholars at other universities, as well as to journalists, nonprofit groups, and policymakers beyond the academy.
for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is a focal point for raising questions, triggering analysis and debate, and connecting policy actors concerned with issues such as global development, international trade, financial globalization, global public goods, and global governance. One of the Center’s international collaborations, for example, involves providing ongoing advisory support for the Natural Resource Charter, a set of principles on how best to harness the opportunities for development generated by extractive resource revenues. During this final phase of program support from the Foundation, the Center will seek to diversify funding so that it may continue its public programs—including lectures, workshops, and conferences—and expand the readership of its online magazine YaleGlobal.