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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 quoted in TIME article on future of VOICE

May 17, 2021
The VOICE office was an integral part of the effort to "trawl for anecdotes to then trumpet and publicize because there wasn’t good data to demonstrate that there’s a massive problem with non-citizen criminality," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science and expert on immigration.

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Shana Gadarian Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

April 28, 2021
Gadarian is the third Maxwell faculty member to earn the award in the past four years.

Keck talks to PolitiFact about court packing

April 26, 2021
Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, says a court expansion can be justified. "If it’s the case that Sen. McConnell and other Republican leaders engaged in illegitimate court packing of their own from 2016 to 2020, then from the Democrats’ perspective, an additional round of court reform is necessary to correct for those earlier rounds," he says.

Keck discusses Supreme Court reform, crises of democracy in Washington Post

April 13, 2021
"Throughout U.S. history, crises of democracy have prompted discussions of Supreme Court reform because the court itself has often been perceived as a barrier to democratic preservation and renewal," writes Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. 

Taylor explores impact of Putin’s new constitution in Foreign Affairs

April 13, 2021
"Putin’s solution to the 2024 problem was for his own benefit, but it also was designed to reassure Russia’s political and economic elite. They were dreading a potentially treacherous succession crisis that might put their power, wealth, and freedom at risk," writes Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "Resetting Putin’s presidential clock does little for the Russian people, however."

Williams discusses the US approach to warfare on History Hit podcast

March 24, 2021
Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on History Hit's Warfare podcast for the episode titled "Liberalism and the American Way of War." 

Reeher weighs in on NY's 2022 gubernatorial race in Press-Republican

March 24, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says next year's Democratic primary may favor a left-leaning candidate such as Attorney General Letitia James, should she decide to go for the governor's office.

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