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    Sultana featured in Carbon Brief piece on diversity, climate research

    A recent analysis entitled "The Reuters Hot List" ranked the 1,000 "most influential" climate scientists—largely based on their publication record and social media engagement. Scientists from the global south are vastly under-represented in the list as are women. "Knowledge production and circulation are skewed and incomplete, and this distorts and impoverishes public discourse on important topics. Ultimately, this has deleterious consequences in policies and practice," says Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment. Read more in the Carbon Brief article, "Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research."

     

    Yingyi Ma discusses experiences of Chinese students in US with NCUSCR

    Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies, took part in a virtual program, "People-to-People Exchange: Chinese Students in the U.S.," hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR). The panelists discussed the experiences of Chinese students studying in the United States and their thoughts about such students in the future.

     

    Lovely weighs in on US China trade plan in Reuters article

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai unveiled her plan for trade with China on Monday, pledging to hold talks with Chinese officials over their failure to meet the terms of former President Donald Trump's "Phase 1" trade deal, and to revive a process to grant exclusions from tariffs on Chinese imports. "She's going to re-engage with China and that's a good thing," says Professor Mary Lovely. "But her whole plan seems to be, 'I'm going to have a conversation.'" Read more in the Reuters article, "New U.S. China trade plan leaves industry hungry for specifics."

     

    Williams contributes to Atlantic Council piece on AUKUS deal

    Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States recently announced a nuclear-submarine deal known as AUKUS that sidelined France, prompting Paris to recall its ambassador to the United States for the first time in the 243-year-long alliance between the two nations. Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was one of several experts who weighed in on how the U.S. and its allies should navigate the diplomatic upheaval in the Atlantic Council blog post, "Experts react: The AUKUS deal has shaken the transatlantic alliance. What should the US and its allies do now?"

     

    Patel talks to WORLD about changes in US intelligence after 9/11

    Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, was interviewed on WORLD's podcast "The World and Everything in It" about changes in the U.S. intelligence community that came after the 9/11 attacks via the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

     
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