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Benjamin Newman

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Creativity, Energy, & Experimentation

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and Benjamin NewmanAssociate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the UC Riverside, discuss creativity and experimentation in political science. As a young scholar, Ben was interested in figuring out why people have the opinions they have, why they vote the way they do. To answer these questions, and integrate the questions he has about the people and circumstances surrounding him, Ben is developing a set of research questions and experiments to explore his world.

What worries does Ben have about the state of facts and science in the political realm?


Podcast production by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz. Sound editing by the Brothers Hedden.




Jeffery A. Jenkins is Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, Judith & John Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise, Director of the Bedrosian Center, and Director of the Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative. He previously held tenure-stream positions at the University of Virginia, Northwestern University, and Michigan State University.

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