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Barkun cited in Mere Orthodoxy article on insurgency in America

January 28, 2021
Professor Emeritus Michael Barkun's research on extremism and conspiracy theories was cited in the Mere Orthodoxy article, "A Homegrown Christian Insurgency."

Thompson shares her thoughts on Biden, Harris with LocalSYR

January 26, 2021
"President Biden served eight years as vice president, so he was very much involved in the Obama presidency," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. 

Reeher discusses Trump's legacies in The Hill

January 21, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says that, in terms of policy, one of former President Donald Trump’s most enduring legacies could be the tax cuts he enacted in 2017. 

Sharp op-ed on survival of democracy published on Syracuse.com

January 20, 2021
"For democracy to survive, there has to be public confidence in the rule of law and regular and fair elections," writes James Roger Sharp, professor emeritus of history. His op-ed, "Democracy on trial: Can we save it?," was published on Syracuse.com. 

Banks quoted in China Daily article on the inauguration

January 20, 2021
Professor William Banks was quoted in the China Daily article, "Capital prepared, tense for inauguration."

Lovely talks to Marketplace about Capitol riot, foreign investors

January 11, 2021

Professor Mary Lovely sees the nation in uncharted territory and is focused on the question of how much uncertainty was added into the system Wednesday.

Thorson quoted in National Geographic article on conspiracy theories

January 11, 2021
Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the National Geographic article, "Why people latch on to conspiracy theories, according to science." 

Gadarian discusses Rep. Stefanik's loyalty to Trump with North Country Public Radio

January 8, 2021
Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, spoke with North Country Public Radio (NCPR) about the significance of Stefanik's objection to the electoral count and her loyalty to President Donald Trump.

Maxwell faculty speak to the media about violence at the US Capitol

January 7, 2021
Those who spoke with various media outlets about yesterday's violence at the U.S. Capitol include Professor Emeritus William C. Banks who said the fiasco was a "lawless threat" to the country's democratic institutions. 

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