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Murrett Speaks With EWTN, NPR About Getting Humanitarian Aid Into Gaza

“I think this is actually a significant—you know, it moves the needle. I think it sends an important signal to the civilian population in Gaza that we are concerned about them,” Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says of the U.S. military's use of a floating pier to get food and other supplies to the people in Gaza.

May 24, 2024

Engelhardt Talks to NPR About Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

"You've got a pure housing mismatch for older homeowners. They are mismatched physically or functionally with the house that they're in," says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics. "That's because it's multifloor living. It's stairs. It's also other upkeep."

April 25, 2024

Khalil Quoted in NPR Article on Young Progressive Democrats Leaving the Party Over Israel

"These are the youngsters on campus who are protesting against the war," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "And then some of them start to look at Israel's role in the Middle East and say, are we seeing kind of the same dynamic here about U.S. foreign policy?"

November 16, 2023

McFate Speaks With NPR About the Repercussions of the Wagner Group's Rebellion in Russia

"The problem of private warfare is control and accountability. And you have very little of it, especially in a conflict zone. So right now, we have the problem—well, Putin has a problem, is he can give amnesty temporarily to Wagner Group and to Prigozhin," says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

June 29, 2023

Purser Quoted in NPR Article on Worker Safety Standards

“There needs to be greater regulation of the staffing industry,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “And we need to make it a lot easier for workers to unionize. All of the research has shown that in unionized workplaces, workers are far less likely to experience injury or fatalities.”

May 3, 2023

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Montez Talks to NPR About the Link Between Politics and Health

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was interviewed on NPR about the link between politics and health.

June 15, 2022

Lovely Comments on the Baby Formula Shortage in NPR Article

Professor Mary Lovely was quoted in the NPR article, "How the U.S. got into this baby formula mess."

May 23, 2022

See related: Government, United States

Abdelaaty Discusses Europe’s Support of Ukrainian Refugees with New York Times, NPR

Lamis Abdelaaty, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the New York Times article "The Powerful Force Guiding Poland’s Welcome to Ukrainians: Fear of Putin," and the NPR article "Inside Poland's homes where Ukrainian refugees find peace away from Russia's invasion." 

April 7, 2022

McFate Comments on Putin’s Military Tactics in Ukraine on NPR

Sean McFate, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program, discussed Putin's military tactics in Ukraine on NPR's "All Things Considered."

March 17, 2022

On NPR, Sean O'Keefe Weighs in on Renaming NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

O'Keefe, University Professor and former NASA administrator, made the decision to name the telescope after Webb in 2002.

September 30, 2021

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