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    McCormick discusses violence in Mexico with Al Jazeera, Reuters

    "Everything he (Lopez Obrador) has put into place in terms of security has either been amateur or just very papered over in terms of political rhetoric," Gladys McCormick told Al Jazeera. "The optics of what is happening on this two year anniversary are disheartening for what lays ahead," she added, "because what we are essentially going to get is more of the same." McCormick also spoke to Reuters about the assassination attempt on Mexico City's chief of police.

     

    Lovely speaks to Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg about USMCA, China

    "The champagne isn’t quite as fizzy as we might have expected - even under the best of circumstances - and there’s trouble coming from all sides," Professor Mary Lovely told Reuters about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. "This could be a trade agreement that quickly ends up in dispute and higher trade barriers." Lovely also spoke to Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg about US-China tensions.

     

    Mitra discusses what India needs to do to attract GSCs in ET

    "View: India has to catch up in infrastructure and skill-building to play role in global supply chains," written by Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, was published in the Economic Times. Mitra says attracting global supply chains (GCS) to India is actually very hard work. "There is no strategy other than considerable additional investment and effort into infrastructure and skill-building, tackling power bottlenecks, reforms in labour and land regulations and keeping protectionist forces at bay," he says. 

     

    Ma comments on order to stop visas for skilled immigrants in Politico

    On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending the entry of foreign workers seeking H-1B, J and L visas through year’s end. The order says such visa holders are a "significant threat to employment opportunities for Americans" affected by Covid-19. Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, tells Politico the move "seriously undermines American leadership in fields such as technology and medicine where skilled immigrants serve as the backbone."

     

    McCormick is the School’s new diversity, equity, and inclusion officer

    Gladys McCormick has been named the Maxwell School’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. McCormick will lead and advise on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the Maxwell School, and will represent the School to the University community and external stakeholders. In addition to advising, she will develop a DEI strategic plan and organize events to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School; and will assist departments, administrators, and students in their efforts to promote DEI.

     
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