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Op-Ed co-authored by Melody Barnes, Democracy Initiative Co-Director for Policy and Public Affairs, and Julian Zelizer of Princeton University.

Beginning this spring, four Charlottesville community leaders will come to Grounds to continue work on their projects addressing racial and economic inequality.

Todd Sechser of the Democracy Initiative's Democratic Statecraft Lab discusses the latest development in the U.S.-Iran relationship with former ambassadors Eric Edelman and Steve Mull.

SANDIP SUKHTANKAR: AUTHENTICATION STANDARDS AND THE TRADEOFFS IN TACKLING CORRUPTION

Abstract: How should citizens prove their identity in order to access publicly provided goods and services? We use a large-scale experiment to evaluate the effects of more stringent ID requirements based on biometric authentication currently being imposed by the Government of India, characterizing how this has affected errors of inclusion and of exclusion in the delivery of subsidized food in the state of Jharkhand.

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