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Banks discusses the latest in Trump's impeachment with China Daily

December 12, 2019

"For those who believe in the rule of law and the importance of constitutional norms, his impeachment is nonetheless important because it upholds and reinforces the importance of those norms," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

Elizabeth Cohen cited in NY Mag article on ICE, McKinsey & Company

December 9, 2019

Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All, a book by Elizabeth F. Cohen, professor of political science, was cited in a New York Times and ProPublica report on McKinsey and Company's ties to President Trump's immigration policies.

Reeher comments on the political impact of impeachment in The Hill

December 6, 2019

"On paper, you would say it has to hurt him [Trump] and there are public opinion data that back that up," says Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher. "But there are different ways this might be spun that we can’t predict right now. It could be that this mobilizes a set of voters in a way that helps Trump." 

McCormick discusses Mexico, drug cartels in Bloomberg, Reuters

December 3, 2019

According to Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard are anticipated to resist and challenge the designation of Mexican cartels as terrorist groups by the United States.

O'Keefe op-ed on Trump and the military published in NY Times

November 26, 2019

"Contamination from the president’s approach is amplified when his judgment is largely shaped by television commentators and his decision announced by tweet," write University Professor Sean O'Keefe and his co-author. "No one is as well positioned to balance the exigencies of combat and the demands of law and ethics as a panel of fellow sailors, Marines, airmen or soldiers," they add.

Monnat takes part in White House roundtable aimed at reducing opioid overdoses

November 15, 2019

“Many people who misuse opioids are also misusing other substances, and a common driver of this is self-medicating,” says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, whose research examines the connections between social disadvantage, place, public policy and health.

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