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Gadarian Speaks With NBC News About Speculation of Additional Attacks in US Like Those in Israel

It’s human nature to seek out information about additional threats in the days after an attack like the ones in Israel, so that people can avoid risk and reduce their anxiety, says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science . But many of the social media posts circulating this week aren’t helpful, she says, because they don’t include a specific solution. 

October 13, 2023

Gueorguiev Quoted in NBC News Article on India Overtaking China as World’s Most Populous Country

What matters to China is consumer and investor confidence, "so it is not hard to see why Chinese officials are pushing back on the argument that a population decline spells economic decline," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science.

May 1, 2023

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

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.

October 28, 2022

White Study on Exposure to Historical Information on Racial Inequality Featured in NBC News Article

"Historical information and beliefs about racial inequality," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven White, was featured in the NBC News article, "Teachers say in new survey they’re being told not to talk about racism and race."

August 12, 2022

Brockway Discusses the Need for a Framework to Describe the Far-Right in NBC News Piece

"January 6, Trump and the rise of America's dangerous 'shadow gospel'," co-authored by Mark Brockway, a faculty fellow in political science, was published by NBC News. 

July 22, 2022

Garcia, Lerner Center Research on COVID and the Latino Mortality Advantage Cited in NBC News Story

A recent Lerner Center research brief co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia was cited in the NBC News article, "Covid-19 narrows long-standing Latino mortality advantage, study finds."

May 16, 2022

Lovely discusses India's COVID crisis, US textile imports with NBC

While India constitutes a smaller fraction of imports as compared to China, it still plays a significant role in certain sectors, including raw gems, which makes it difficult to move supply chains outside the country, says Professor Mary Lovely.
June 3, 2021

See related: COVID-19, India, Trade, United States

Banks discusses the National Guard monitoring protests with NBC News

The use of National Guard units in June during the nationwide demonstrations following George Floyd’s death was "fundamentally exceptional and different from the way civilians and the military have ordinarily worked together," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.
January 11, 2021

See related: Government, United States

Banks explains the FISA warrant process in NBC News article

Probable cause is much lower than the reasonable doubt the standard required to convict someone of a crime. "It's the probability of a possibility," says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

July 24, 2018

Lovely weighs in on Harley-Davidson, tariffs in AP, Reuters, NBC

"More firms will follow Harley’s lead and move production overseas," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "Can’t blame them. Many companies are being put in very difficult positions." 

June 27, 2018

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