Category: University News

Title: McCourt Faculty Share Summer Reading Picks

Date Published: May 11, 2018
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Michael A Bailey, Interim Dean and Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
The Presidential Pardon Power by Jeffrey P. Crouch
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson

Jacobus Cilliers, Assistant Teaching Professor

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Happiness by Aminatta Forna

Sheila Foster, Professor of Law and Public Policy (joint appointment with Georgetown Law)

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, by Richard Sennett

Gerry Gingrich, Director for the Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Nora Gordon, Associate Professor

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

William Gormley, University Professor, Co-Director Center for Research on Children in the U.S.

Good things happen slowly: A life in and out of Jazz by Fred Hersh
The Shakespeare requirement by Julie Schumacher
Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance by Mark Whitaker

Harry Holzer, John LaFarge Jr, S.J. Professor of Public Policy

Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide by Alan Blinder
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

Andreas Kern, Assistant Teaching Professor

Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort by Daniel McDowell
Transparency, Democracy, and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability by James Raymond Vreeland
I Do What I Do by Raghuram G. Rajan

Kathy Kretman, Director, Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership; Research Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Jonathan Ladd, Associate Professor

Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity by Lilliana Mason
Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy by Daniel Ziblatt
Why Washington Won’t Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis by Marc J. Hetherington and Thomas J. Rudolph

Beryl Radin, Adjunct Professor

How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt

Eva Rosen, Assistant Professor

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen

Mark Rom, Associate Professor

Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education by Stephen Kosslyn and Ben Nelson
On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories by Charles Bukowski

Barbara Schone, Teaching Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Faculty Director, MPP Program

L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz
Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy Herman
The Origins of Behavioral Public Policy by Adam Oliver

Laila Wahedi, Fellow at the Massive Data Institute

The Expanse by James S.A. Corey

Franck Wiebe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
Three Minutes by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom

Andrew Zeitlin, Assistant Professor

Radical Markets by Eric Posner and Glen Weyl
Bit by bit: Social Research in the Digital Age by Matthew Salganik
The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan