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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.

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.

Patel talks to WORLD about changes in US intelligence after 9/11

September 16, 2021
Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, was interviewed on WORLD's podcast "The World and Everything in It" about changes in the U.S. intelligence community that came after the 9/11 attacks via the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

Jacobson reflects on 9/11 on Profiles in Public Service podcast, ABC

September 10, 2021
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Mark Jacobson, assistant dean for Washington Programs, spoke with ABC Radio about how the attacks changed the course of the 21st century. Jacobson also discussed how public servants stepped up in the aftermath on the Profiles in Public Service podcast.

O'Keefe featured in CNN article on how 9/11 changed travel

September 8, 2021
University Professor O'Keefe, who was deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush administration, says that September morning in 2001 "flipped the switch right away from almost non-existent security to unbelievable, in-your-face, all the time."

McCormick quoted in Al Jazeera article on use of spyware in Mexico

July 30, 2021
Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, is included in the Al Jazeera article, "Rights group calls for moratorium on the use of spyware in Mexico." 

Thompson talks to CNY Central about the Jan. 6 commission

May 26, 2021
"The group of people responsible for this is pretty extensive," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. She was quoted in the CNY Central article, "Bipartisan commission to investigate January 6 attack on U.S. Capitol." 

Elizabeth Cohen discusses immigration policy in 2021 in AlterNet piece

April 30, 2021
"From a failure to rescind the former president's Title 42, causing almost all recent asylum-seekers to be expelled from the U.S., to President Biden's equivocation on the 2021 refugee cap, it's almost impossible to find good news about immigration policy in 2021," writes Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science.

Banks comments on President Bush's handling of 9/11 attacks in South China Morning Post

April 28, 2021
"Bush and many others overreacted to 9/11," says Professor Emeritus William Banks. "I blame him and especially (vice-president) Dick Cheney and then (defense secretary) Donald Rumsfeld for the reckless policies," he says. But Bush was "never nativist," and his recent efforts on immigration are not a "whitewashing" of history but appear to be a genuine effort at problem-solving, Banks adds. 

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