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Taylor Weighs in on Mysterious Deaths of Russian Businessmen in Vox Article

October 21, 2022

At least 15 Russian businessmen and executives have died in apparent accidents or by suicide in the last eight months, including a number of Putin allies. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, sees “more than just randomness” in the deaths.

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Taylor Featured in Vox Article on Moscow Car Bombing

August 23, 2022

Professor Brian Taylor was featured in the Vox article, "Everything we actually know about the Moscow car bombing."

Gadarian Study on the Politicization and Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Cited in Vox Article

May 6, 2022

A 2019 study by Professor Shana Gadarian and Maxwell alum Logan Strother '13 M.A. (PSc)/'17 Ph.D. (PSc) was cited in the Vox article "What happens when the public loses faith in the Supreme Court?"

Abdelaaty Explains Europe’s Differing Responses to Refugees in Washington Post, Yahoo News

March 23, 2022

"European countries are welcoming Ukrainian refugees. It was a different story in 2015," written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, was published in the Washington Post. Abdelaaty was also quoted in the Yahoo News article, "Does the Ukrainian refugee response expose a European double standard? Experts weigh in."

Taylor Speaks to Forbes, Fox News, Vox About Russian Globalization, Oligarchs, Putin

March 16, 2022

Professor Brian Taylor discussed the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Putin, and globalization in Russia with Forbes, Fox News and Vox.

Gadarian quoted in Vox piece on political polarization, COVID-19 vaccine

July 8, 2021
"Partisanship is now the strongest and most consistent divider in health behaviors," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science. 

Jackson quoted in Vox article on police reform

April 27, 2021
Following the Derek Chauvin verdict, President Joe Biden called for changing policing by "acknowledging and confronting, head-on, systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in policing and in our criminal justice system more broadly." One such idea is to abolish the police. Proponents think communities can work together to regulate themselves without "anti-Black, white supremacist institutions," like the American criminal justice system and policing—which got its start with slave patrols—according to Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science. Read more in the Vox article, "9 ideas to solve the broken institution of policing." 

Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

March 19, 2021
"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."

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