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McFate Quoted in Federal Times Article on Defense Contractors Donating to Election Deniers

November 4, 2022

"This is business as usual," Sean McFate, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program, tells Federal Times. "It’s a form of corruption, essentially. It’s a well-known problem without a solution."

Engelhardt Speaks with CNN About the Increase in Social Security Payments in 2023

November 4, 2022

Asked about the White House’s assertion that “President Biden’s leadership” is responsible for the increase, Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, tells CNN: “This assertion is incorrect.”

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Assistant Chief of DC Metro Police Gains Deeper Perspective on Global Affairs in EMIR in DC Program

November 3, 2022

”It was the partnership with Maxwell and CSIS that took me over top as far as picking a graduate program. It is in person, working in conjunction with a well-respected think tank, and it’s nonpartisan,” says Ashan Benedict, executive assistant chief of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department.

Reeher Discusses NY Midterm Elections with CNY Central, Spectrum News, Washington Examiner and WRVO

November 3, 2022

"If Lee Zeldin were to beat Kathy Hochul, that would be basically a political earthquake in the state of New York," Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells WRVO. "That would change the whole complexion of how the state's politics are going to go in the next four years."

Monnat and Montez Talk to US News About Their Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates

November 2, 2022

“State policies, which have been relatively ignored in research on explanations for U.S. mortality trends, turn out to be really important for understanding geographic disparities in mortality,” Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, tells U.S. News & World Report.

Research on Racial Disparities in Education by Professors Drake, Shi and Zhu Cited in NY Times

November 1, 2022

The work of Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was referenced in the article, "Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think."

Jackson Speaks with TheGrio About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

October 31, 2022

“Jan. 6 was one of the most palpable, visible and clear challenges to organized government that we’ve seen in the past few generations,” Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, tells TheGrio.

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on How Voters Respond to Major News Events in Newsweek Article

October 31, 2022

Voters often respond to major news events and how those events are framed in the media, however, the news around abortion and immigration were very different events, Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.

Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today

October 28, 2022

If states had adopted liberal policies across the board, University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and her co-authors calculated that 171,030 lives would have been saved in 2019 alone; on the flip side, conservative policies in all states would have led to an additional 217,635 working-age deaths.

Khalil Quoted in USA Today Article on Biden’s Meeting With Israeli President Herzog

October 28, 2022

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history, tells USA Today the meeting between the leaders could have an impact on the United States' efforts to garner more support for Ukraine.

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