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McCormick speaks to Bloomberg about Mexico's response to the pandemic

"As communities take matters into their own hands, implementing their own safety protocols and taking the helm of how they each prepare for the coming pandemic, we see a further erosion of the federal government’s authority," says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations. 

March 25, 2020

McCormick discusses Mexico's response to coronavirus in the Hill

"With poorly communicated and inconsistent messaging that offers no clear guidelines, [Mexico's] federal government’s inaction has given rise to widespread rumors that are beginning to stoke panic and insecurity," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

March 20, 2020

Lovely weighs in on new USMCA in Associated Press, Xinhuanet

"The Trump administration's stated goal was to ensure that more of the vehicles will be produced in North America. But the outcome will be just the opposite," write Professor Mary Lovely and her co-authors.

January 31, 2020

Schmeller discusses how the poinsettia came to the US in Washington Post

Mark Schmeller discusses how the 'Christmas Flower,' poinsettia came from Mexico to the United States.
January 8, 2020

Lovely quoted in Quartz article on USMCA

"One way to get a trade agreement passed is just to throw out free trade," says Mary Lovely, professor emerita of economics, about the Trump administration's trade policies, in a Quartz article.
December 20, 2019

Lovely speaks with NY Times, PBS, Washington Post about USMCA trade deal

"Clearly, the U.S. is trying to gain advantage in the agreement, and we did. We were able to squeeze some stuff out," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. We "got an agreement that was basically the NAFTA agreement with some updating."

December 13, 2019

McDowell discusses history of the Washington Consensus on World Politics Review podcast

Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, was a guest on World Politics Review's latest Trend Lines podcast where he discussed the history of the Washington Consensus and why it continues to spark controversy around the world 30 years after the term was coined.
December 5, 2019

McCormick discusses Mexico, drug cartels in Bloomberg, Reuters

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.

December 3, 2019

Armstrong and collaborators author paper, win grant for excavation

Douglas Armstrong, professor and chair of anthropology, co-authored “Where Strangers Met: Evidence for Early Commerce at LaSoye Point, Dominica,” published last month in the journal Antiquity. The article is based on preliminary research conducted during 2018 at the LaSoye Point archaeological site on the east coast of Dominica, funded by a Northwestern University Research Grant.
November 25, 2019

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