Local bioterrorism as a potential global threat

In new research, net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani and his team show through com­pu­ta­tional mod­eling that a hypo­thet­ical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four coun­tries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.

3Qs: The gift of history

Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor William Fowler reflects on some of the most unusual gift exchanges between nations in modern his­tory and how the sym­bolic prac­tice has evolved.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.

3Qs: A closer look at the Turkish protests

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of inter­na­tional affairs and soci­ology Berna Turam has con­ducted exten­sive ethno­graphic field­work in Turkey, and she said the recent protests there are about power—not religion.