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Anger, Despair and Seeds of Hope

December 17, 2021

Maxwell alumni wonder whether the changes they worked for in Afghanistan will endure after the ‘heartbreaking’ U.S. withdrawal.

Herrold Piece on the Summit for Democracy Published in Foreign Policy

December 16, 2021
President Joe Biden recently held a virtual Summit for Democracy to amplify U.S. commitments to defend democracy. But what can the Biden administration realistically hope to achieve from the summit? Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says, "A humbler approach is needed in which the United States creates a platform for dialogue about how to shift power to citizens rather than prescribing democracy templates." In their article "When Promoting Democracy, Less Is More," published in Foreign Policy, Herrold and co-author Aseem Prakash recommend three primary reforms.

See related: Democracy , Diplomacy

Student Spotlight: Rachelly Buzzi Named as a 2022 Pickering Fellow

December 8, 2021
Rachelly Buzzi ’22, an international relations major, has been named a 2022 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow.

Osamah Khalil Weighs in on Foreign Perceptions of the US in Morning Consult

December 8, 2021
Khalil, associate professor of history and chair of international relations, is included in the Morning Consult article, "America Is Experiencing a Biden Bump Abroad, but It’s What Allies Fear That Matters Most."

Allport's Britain at Bay Wins Historical Writers' Association 2021 Crown Award for Nonfiction

November 30, 2021
"Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War: 1938-1941" (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2020), written by Professor of History Alan Allport, won the Historical Writers' Association 2021 Crown Award for nonfiction.

Williams Talks to BBC Newshour About Russian Cybercriminals

November 18, 2021
Associate Professor Michael John Williams is interviewed by BBC Newshour "Cybersecurity: wanted criminals living freely in Russia," beginning at 7:56.

Lovely Discusses the Upcoming Biden-Xi Virtual Summit on Bloomberg TV

November 15, 2021
Watch the full interview with Professor Mary Lovely, beginning at 5:38, via Bloomberg TV.

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