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Bybee, Faricy and Gadarian Discuss CNY Midterm Elections With WAER

“With new lines being drawn, it injects a lot of uncertainty into the race,” Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, tells WAER. “With Katko not being on the ballot, we have two new candidates who have to introduce themselves to the voters of Central New York.”

November 8, 2022

Bybee Discusses the Released Dobbs Decision on Legal Talk Network

Keith Bybee, professor of political science, reviewed the released Dobbs decision on Legal Talk Network. 

June 30, 2022

Bybee Quoted in USA Today Article on Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices

Keith Bybee, professor of political science, was quoted in the USA Today article, "Bybee Quoted in USA Today Article on Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices."

June 23, 2022

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Bybee and Gadarian Talk to WAER About the Implications of the Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion

Professors Keith Bybee and Shana Gadarian were featured in the WAER piece, "SU Professors weigh in on institutional, privacy implications of leaked Supreme Court draft opinion."

May 19, 2022

Maxwell Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2022 One University Awards Ceremony

The 2022 One University Awards were held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel. The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.

April 27, 2022

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Bybee discusses civility in current political times on NPR

Professor Keith Bybee, author of How Civility Works, was interviewed on NPR for the segment "Examining Civility In A Time Of Deepening Political Divisions." "The real question is not what is creating the sense of civility crisis today," says Bybee, "but instead, given our long history of rudeness, what makes us think we can get along at all?" 03/11/19
March 11, 2019

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Banks, Bybee quoted in TIME's State of the Union fact check

"Most experts agree that there is no crisis at the southern border," William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says about Trump's claim that a wall is needed because of a crisis at the border.

February 6, 2019

Bybee discusses post-election well-being with Thrive Global

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, accept your temporary defeats and get involved in local or national affairs, encourages Keith Bybee, professor of political science. Studies indicate that volunteering—participating in a cause greater than yourself—is a surefire way to boost your well-being. 

November 8, 2018

Bybee discusses political civility on CBS Sunday Morning

"Any period of American history where there's been intense political conflict, you can find severe breaches of etiquette," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science.

July 23, 2018

Bybee featured in Watertown Daily Times article on SCOTUS nominee

 "He’s no Kennedy," Keith Bybee, professor of political science, says of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "To the extent Kavanaugh disagrees with’ll see the court change."

July 13, 2018

Bybee discusses American civility on On The Media radio program

"Policing of tone, I don't think, is just atmospherics. It really is a way of conveying a different understanding of the respect that people are owed," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science.

July 2, 2018

Bybee weighs in on Maryland gerrymandering case in Courthouse News

"If I can just show that you drew this district to punish Republicans, then that’s a violation of the free speech rights and association rights of Republicans, and it shifts the burden onto the state to prove that they weren’t," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science and vice dean of the College of Law.

March 28, 2018

Bybee discusses the rules of civility in PolitiFact article

"In a static and homogenous society, one would expect homeschooling in civility to yield a consensus on the norms of appropriate public behavior," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science. "But the United States is not such a society."

February 20, 2018

Bybee discusses How Civility Works on PBS's The Open Mind

Keith Bybee, professor of political science, talked about finding common ground in our public discourse, on PBS's public affairs program The Open Mind.

May 1, 2017

Bybee discusses How Civility Works in Teen Vogue

"I think a good working definition of civility is a baseline of respect that we owe one another in public life, and that has long been the definition of civility," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science.

January 24, 2017

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Bybee book on civility featured in The New York Times

Given how nasty and intractable the conflicts in our society can be, Keith Bybee, professor of political science, argues that it is naïve to imagine we can somehow transcend our clashing sets of values and miraculously agree on what counts as acceptable behavior and tolerable opinion.

January 12, 2017

How Civility Works

Keith J. Bybee
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