Addressing Covid-19 through AI, technology and big data

For a second year, the McDonnellAcademy and the Social Policy Institute partnered to provide seed grants for international research. The previous round supported three international social-policy focused projects. This year’s focus was on addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data. Three new projects were selected to receive seed funding of […]

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Comparing pandemic spending patterns in U.S. and Israel

The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Household Spending Patterns and Hardships during COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and Israel,” draws on national surveys conducted early in […]

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S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series

Innovation and Social Welfare in Israel Isaac Herzog Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the Social Policy Institute, and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis Monday, May 13, 5:00 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | […]

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First honorary doctorate bestowed in Israeli university’s 25-year history

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya presented an honorary doctorate — the first in its 25-year history — to Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his long-standing contribution to academia, science and service. Wrighton received the honorary doctor of philosophy degree during a January 6 ceremony at the university in Herzliya, Israel. […]

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya is a private, not-for-profit, and nonsectarian, research university located at Herzliya, in the Tel Aviv District. IDC Herzliya was founded in 1994 by Israeli professor of law Uriel Reichman, and is classified as an independent non-budgeted academic institution. It has 8,000 students currently enrolled for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including 2,000 […]

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the Ottoman Empire and more than 35 years before the State of Israel, the Technion is the oldest university in the country and is among the most selective. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, […]