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Was Jan. 6 an Insurrection? A Failed Coup? Cleary Discusses with Politico

August 26, 2022

Matt Cleary, associate professor of political science, was featured in the Politico article, "Ask the ‘Coupologists’: Just What Was Jan. 6 Anyway?"

Banks Talks to CNY Central, WAER One Year After Jan. 6 Insurrection

January 13, 2022
Professor Emeritus William C. Banks worries the disinformation that fueled the attack on the U.S. Capitol one year ago will lead to additional unrest in the future.

Thorson Quoted in New York Times Piece on Political Misinformation

December 21, 2021
Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, says that email helped lies that the 2020 election was rigged gain traction. Read more in the New York Times article, "Now in Your Inbox: Political Misinformation."

McCormick comments on violence ahead of Mexico elections in Al Jazeera

May 27, 2021
"There’s always been violence with elections and electoral cycles especially at the mayoral level where you really see things get heated, but this time it feels like it’s way more than ordinary," says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

Radcliffe quoted in Marketplace piece on companies, voter restrictions

April 15, 2021
Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, says that although taking a stand can be tricky, "if companies are dragging their feet or not getting involved when fundamental questions of democracy are at stake, that could be a long-term threat." 

Radcliffe comments on corporations' role in politics in Marketplace

March 30, 2021
"If you don’t take a stand, you’re opening yourself up to criticism of being complicit in legislation that is widely seen as violating individual rights," says Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs. 

Barkun quoted in Business Insider piece on QAnon's Trump conspiracy theory

March 1, 2021
"You really feel like you're in an Alice in Wonderland world when you start going through the ideas of the sovereign citizens," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science. "They will construct more and more complex rationalizations that push the events that they wish for farther and farther into the future." 

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. 

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.

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