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Gadarian Talks to The Guardian About Abortion Activists Building on Midterm Election Wins

December 19, 2022

“The state level is probably where abortion rights advocates will need to work, and have had some success in the last year,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia

December 9, 2022

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, discusses the war’s progress, the state of the Russian economy, Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian sovereignty and other topics. 

Maxwell Faculty Share Insights on Midterm Election Results

December 5, 2022

Maxwell professors Chris Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Jenn Jackson and Sean O'Keefe participated in the Campbell Lecture, “After the Election: Assessing the Midterms,” on Nov. 17. Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, moderated the discussion.

Reeher Weighs in on Changing NY Sentencing Rules in Syracuse.com Article

November 29, 2022

Grant Reeher, professor of political science says the bills sound like they make sense and they could not only help lower some of the expensive costs of incarceration, but also help with some social issues. “But politically, the timing of these things couldn’t be worse,” Reeher says.

Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho

November 8, 2022

“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, tells the New York Post. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”

Bybee, Faricy and Gadarian Discuss CNY Midterm Elections With WAER

November 8, 2022

“With new lines being drawn, it injects a lot of uncertainty into the race,” Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, tells WAER. “With Katko not being on the ballot, we have two new candidates who have to introduce themselves to the voters of Central New York.”

Reeher Weighs in on What Trump Wants From the Midterm Elections in BBC Article

November 8, 2022

If Republicans gain control of the House, the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol—which recently issued a legal summons ordering Trump to testify—could be dismantled. "He'll claim that vindicates him," Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells the BBC.

Jackson Speaks with TheGrio About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

October 31, 2022

“Jan. 6 was one of the most palpable, visible and clear challenges to organized government that we’ve seen in the past few generations,” Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, tells TheGrio.

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on How Voters Respond to Major News Events in Newsweek Article

October 31, 2022

Voters often respond to major news events and how those events are framed in the media, however, the news around abortion and immigration were very different events, Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.

See related: Politics, U.S. Elections

Allport Discusses British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s Resignation With NewsNation

October 21, 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday after a tumultuous 45 days in office. Alan Allport, professor of history, calls the resignation "extraordinary" and explains what it means for British politics in an interview with NewsNation.

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