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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.

Maxwell professor reflects on US policy in Middle East post-9/11

September 10, 2021
As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, SU News reached out to professor and Middle East expert Osamah Khalil to answer this fundamental question: How effective was America’s post-9/11 strategy in the Middle East? Read Khalil's full response via the SU News website.

Gueorguiev quoted in Financial Times article on China's techno-authoritarian state

September 7, 2021
Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, says the digital technologies deployed by Beijing have helped it keep tabs on popular sentiment and needs. He's quoted in the Financial Times article, "China and Big Tech: Xi’s blueprint for a digital dictatorship."

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." 

Jacobson discusses US withdrawal from Afghanistan in The Conversation

July 15, 2021
In "The US withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war: 4 questions about this historic moment," published by The Conversation, Assistant Dean for Washington Programs Mark Jacobson offers both personal and professional perspectives on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Jacobson discusses US troop withdrawal, Afghanistan on CBS, MSNBC, VOA

July 9, 2021
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced the rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31, weeks before the September 11 deadline he set earlier this year. 

McCormick quoted in Associated Press article on deadly protests in Colombia

May 10, 2021
Police in Colombia have been "armed to the teeth" for decades as they fought along the military against guerrillas and drug traffickers, says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, noting that has led to a broader culture of law enforcement favoring a hard-line response. 

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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