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Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

March 19, 2021
For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 

Pralle discusses the climate crisis on WAER

July 22, 2020

"We need to stop burning fossil fuels and we know when we need to do it," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science.

Public Affairs and the Multifront Attack on Climate Change

June 25, 2019
In its breadth and interdisciplinary richness, the Maxwell School proves to be a fertile setting for research on one of today’s most complex and pressing issues. Researchers are working all the angles — policy, economics, societal adaptation, governance, citizenship, and more — in their contributions to saving this planet.

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Maxwell MPA program launches data analytics area of study, internship

January 8, 2019

“Codifying Data Analytics for Public Policy as an area of study will allow us to deepen and expand our relationships with top employers in this area and ensure that Maxwell remains at the leading edge of this rapidly evolving field,” said Chair and Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Robert Bifulco about Maxwell's new area of study in Data Analytics for Public Policy.

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Water Justice

December 31, 2018

Illustrated with case studies of historic and contemporary water injustices and contestations around the world, the book lays new ground for challenging current water governance forms and unequal power structures and provides inspiration for building alternative water realities. With contributions from renowned scholars, this is an indispensable book for students, researchers and policymakers interested in water governance, environmental policy and law, and political geography.

Gift funds professorship and research in energy, environmental policy

March 8, 2018

Peter Wilcoxen, professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as the inaugural Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy. The professorship was created from a $250,000 gift from Maxwell School alumnus James Ajello ’76 M.P.A.

Pralle discusses flood mapping on Marketplace

October 17, 2017

"One problem is the [flood] maps are based on historical data, they're static maps," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science. "They don't take into account future development scenarios and future weather-related scenarios having to do with climate change."

Pralle discusses flood mapping and climate change on DecodeDC

September 19, 2017

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, talks about why Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps don’t tell the true story of where floods are happening now and in the future.

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