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Hranchak Talks to The National About the Debate, What She Hopes to Hear About Russia and Ukraine

“In general, I'd like to hear answers or comments, not so much about Ukraine, but about Russia, because it's not Ukraine, but Russia, that poses the biggest challenge today,” says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

July 3, 2024

Engelhardt Provides Expertise in CNN Article on Trump’s False Claims During the Debate

“Immigrants tend to be younger and employed, which increases the number of workers paying into the system. Also, they have more children, which helps boost the future workforce that will pay payroll taxes,” says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, in response to Trump's statement that Biden will destroy Social Security and Medicare by putting migrants entering the U.S. on the benefits.

July 3, 2024

Characteristics Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among US Working-Age Adults

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

“Watchful, skeptics, and system distrusters: Characteristics associated with different types of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among U.S. working-age adults,” co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Vaccine.

July 2, 2024

Koch Quoted in Newsweek Article on Saudi Arabia’s Global Sports Investments

Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment, says the Saudi monarch-in-waiting “is more concerned about selling these projects to his people than he is in selling them to the West. So, all of these big sports investments have to be carefully positioned as somehow contributing to Saudi national interests.”

July 2, 2024

How Bureaucrats Represent Economic Interests: Partisan Control over Trade Adjustment Assistance

Minju KIM

“How Bureaucrats Represent Economic Interests: Partisan Control over Trade Adjustment Assistance,” authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Minju KIM, was published in International Studies Quarterly.

July 1, 2024

Reeher Discusses the Biden-Trump Debate with AFP, The Globe and Mail, The Hill and Newsweek

“Trump seemed to bring almost every issue back to immigration and the harms he asserted were coming from that—that was obviously one of his main strategies. President Biden seemed to address different policy questions more in their own terms. He talked fast and in a staccato, hoarse whisper,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

July 1, 2024

IDJC Launches New Poll With Ipsos That Tracks Attitudes Toward Civic Engagement, Democracy

Initial findings found that Republicans were more invested in watching the first presidential debate between President Biden and former President Trump than Democrats or independents.  

July 1, 2024

Jackson Speaks with Bloomberg and NPR About Young Voters’ Outlooks on the 2024 Election

In our most recent GenForward poll, “what they actually said [was most important to them] was income inequality and economic growth. It seems that what we saw four years ago has really shifted for young voters and they're more concerned now with how they're going to have economic longevity,” says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.

June 28, 2024

Golden Article on the Implications of EVs on State Budgets Published in Governing

“It’s not just the decline in fuel tax revenues and its impact on highway construction and maintenance,” says Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance. “Real estate will also be affected, and sales taxes are likely to take a hit. States need to begin developing strategies.”
June 26, 2024

O’Keefe Talks About the Need for Civil Service System Reform in Washington Post Article

“We think the current civil service system is badly in need of reform. But the blueprints offered by both left and right are problematic. One side is firmly rooted in a status quo that (inadvertently or otherwise) impedes accountability, and the other could end up politicizing the very civil servants who should be politically neutral,” writes University Professor Sean O'Keefe and his co-authors.

June 22, 2024

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