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The Tobin Project has selected the 2014-15 class for the Graduate Student Forums and Fellowships in National Security and Democracy and Markets. The GSF program provides graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Tobin’s programs with funding and a group of like-minded students with whom to discuss and improve their work. Our pool of applicants this year was larger and stronger than ever, and we are excited to start working with the students this fall.

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Initiative leaders Bill Novak and Naomi Lamoreaux at the conference

On February 8th and 9th, the Tobin Project held our third conference in our initiative on Corporations & American Democracy. Participants shared the latest drafts of their chapters for an upcoming volume with scholars and policymakers.

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In January, scholars from the Tobin Project's National Security initiative discussed their recent work on sustainable national security at the Brookings Institution's Project on International Order and Strategy and the American University School of International Service’s Bridging the Gap project.

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After two successful events with policymakers and think tank scholars in Washington, D.C., the Tobin Project took the newly published volume Preventing Regulatory Capture back to the academic sphere for an event at Duke University.

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January 2014: Tobin Project Scholars File Supreme Court Brief on Rights of Corporations

A group of scholars from the Tobin Project’s Corporations & American Democracy initiative submitted a Supreme Court brief in January, working with attorney Jonathan Massey, in Sebelius v.

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The Tobin Project recently held two events promoting the newly released edited volume in our Government and Markets initiative, Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It.

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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in National Security.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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The Fall 2013 Tobin Project Update covers this year’s developments in all of Tobin's research areas, including new experimental work on economic inequality, two historical inquiries on what makes for a healthy American democracy, and the release of the Tobin Project’s latest edited volume, “Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It.” The update is available below.

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The Tobin Project seeks applications from doctoral students and law students undertaking work related to its initiatives in Democracy & Markets.

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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