Video Spotlight

Ana Falú on urban gender paradoxes

Ana Falú is a professor and researcher of architecture at the National University of Cordoba and serves as a lead author for Chapter 5 – Cities. In this interview, she discusses the paradoxes of growth in cities that disallow women from achieving social equality in...

Colin Crouch on democratic inequality

Colin Crouch is a former professor of political science and sociology at the University of Warwick and serves as a lead author for Chapter 9 – The Paradoxes of Democracy and the Rule of Law. In this interview, he explains how economic inequality can strain...

Gili Drori on governance of education

Gili Drori is a sociologist at Hebrew University and serves as a lead author of Chapter 19 – How Can Education Promote Social Progress? In this interview, she explains how governance of education is no longer solely in the hands of governments, and describes the...

Fernando Filgueira on welfare reform

Fernando Filgueira is a sociologist at El Centro de Informaciones y Estudios del Uruguay and serves as a lead author of Chapter 8 – Social Justice, Well-Being and Economic Organization. In this interview, he describes flaws in welfare systems and discusses how...

Rob Reich on general education

Rob Reich is a Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Stanford University and serves as a Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 19: How Can Education Promote Social Progress? In this video, he explains the importance of establishing widely available education...

Arne Kalleberg on precarious professions

Arne Kalleberg is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a Lead Author for Chapter 7: The Future of Work – Good Jobs for All? In this video, he discusses how job security and economic stability for...

Eden Medina discusses data privacy

Eden Medina is a professor of informatics and computing, law, and history at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also a Lead Author of Chapter 11: Supranational Organisations and Technologies of Governance. In this video, she discusses how data privacy policy...

David Schkade on well-being experiements

David Schkade is a Professor of Management and Strategy at UC San Diego, and serves a member of the Scientific Council of the IPSP as well as a Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 8: Social Justice, Well-Being, and Economic Organization. In this video, he talks about...

Saskia Sassen on the global city

Saskia Sassen is a professor of sociology at Columbia University and serves as a coordinating lead author of Chapter 5: Cities. In this interview, she explains the role of global cities as networks rather than competitors, and discusses how language should change to...

What the IPSP is all about…

Saskia Sassen, John Roemer, Nancy Ammerman, Sheila Jasanoff, Elke Weber and Akeel Bilgrami have taken the time to tell you about the IPSP. In the video below, they describe the goals of the panel and the impact that they hope the report will have on our world.  ...