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Popp Quoted in MIT Technology Review Article on the Return of Cleantech

“What is the path to market for these technologies?” asks David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. He attributes the collapse of startups in cleantech 1.0 largely to the lack of demand for green products in highly competitive commodity markets.

December 9, 2023

Landes Comments on US Census Bureau Changes to Questions About Disabilities in AP Article

The bureau has spent time, money and energy trying to improve counts of racial and ethnic minorities who have been historically undercounted, but the statistical agency seems willing to adapt questions that will shortchange the numbers of people with disabilities, says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology.

December 8, 2023

Williams Weighs In on Continuing Support for Ukraine in Atlantic Council, NY Times Articles

“Cutting off aid to Ukraine, as some in Congress propose, would undermine the immediate war effort in Europe and diminish the deterrent power of U.S. military force globally,” says Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 7, 2023

Counting Disability in the National Health Interview Survey and Its Consequence

Scott D. Landes, Bonnielin K. Swenor, Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich

"Counting disability in the National Health Interview Survey and its consequence: Comparing the American Community Survey to the Washington Group disability measures," co-authored by Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was published in Disability and Health Journal.

December 6, 2023

Yingyi Ma Examines Declining Enrollment of Chinese Students in the US in Brookings Article

"During my conversations with Tsinghua University faculty and students regarding whether they would consider studying in the United States, they expressed fear and anxiety about what they perceive as 'a hostile America' toward China—specifically, the U.S. policies targeting Chinese talent and the broader anti-China rhetoric," Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology.

December 6, 2023

Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, Policy Preferences in the US

Colleen Dougherty Burton, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky

"The Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, and Policy Preferences in the US," co-authored by Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, was published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

December 6, 2023

Khalil Talks to Al Jazeera About the US Proposing the Palestinian Authority Should Rule Over Gaza

“At several different levels, this is just a pure pipe dream,” Osamah Khalil, professor of history, says of handing Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. Khalil says the Biden administration is facing mounting pressure over its support for Israel, due to the atrocities it is accused of committing in Gaza.

December 4, 2023

Huber Weighs In on Biden’s Absence at the COP28 Climate Change Conference in RM.id Article

"President Biden promised a 'whole of government' approach to the climate crisis after taking office. But his absence at the COP28 meeting signals a lack of interest in the dangers of the ongoing climate crisis. Given that the United States is the world's largest emitter, this should be an international scandal," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

December 1, 2023

Maxwell Agreement with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Expands Partnership

Participants in the organization’s leadership programs receive tuition discounts if admitted to one of several Maxwell programs.

December 1, 2023

Reeher Speaks to The Hill About Trump, 2024 Presidential Election

“Some of these polls are really in a way approval ratings of President Biden, which we know are not great,” says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “So it’s not so much people saying I’d rather have Donald Trump than Joe Biden, it’s people saying I’m not happy with where the country is going, and I want an alternative.”

November 30, 2023

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