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Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities
Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.
See related: China, Education, United States
Alumnus Says MPA Provided a Global Perspective, Preparing Him for Career with the World Bank
Hugo Brousset ’13 works with the bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion, focusing on social protection with a global scope.
See related: Global Governance, Latin America & the Caribbean, Washington, D.C.
Gadarian Talks to Axios, US News About Support for Abortion Rights, Midterm Elections
There is a "mismatch between policies about abortion and attitudes about abortion at the state level," Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Axios. While opinions around abortion are "relatively nuanced," even "Republican voters tend to be more pro-choice than the policies that we're seeing in Republican states," Gadarian adds.
See related: Political Parties, State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Reeher Discusses Midterm Election Results with Business Insider, CNN, CNY Central, Daily Star
“That seems to be what the outcome was—it was a non-outcome outcome. Maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world because I think we do need a presidential election year in which to try to establish some kind of direction on this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells CNN.
See related: Government, Political Parties, State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
DC Attorney Credits Her Maxwell Mentor for Successful Career in International Human Rights
Zuleika Rivera ’15 B.A. (PSc/PSt) is the LGBTI program officer for the D.C.-based International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. "It was through her [Gladys McCormick] that I discovered there are careers in the human rights field,” says Rivera.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the 1619 Project, Discusses Her Groundbreaking Work
The event, co-sponsored by the Maxwell School, was moderated by Jessica Lynn Elliott, a fourth-year Ph.D. history student.
See related: Civil Rights, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Schmeller Quoted in HISTORY article on America’s First Third Party
America's first third party, the Anti-Masonic Party, was founded on the conspiracy theory that an elite group of Freemasons were secretly controlling the U.S. government. Freemasonry continued to grow in the United States during the first two decades of the 19th century, in part because it was a good way for people who wanted to enter politics to network, says Mark Schmeller, associate professor of history.
See related: Political Parties, United States
Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho
“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.”
See related: State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Bybee, Faricy and Gadarian Discuss CNY Midterm Elections With WAER
“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.”
See related: New York State, State & Local, U.S. Elections
Reeher Weighs in on What Trump Wants From the Midterm Elections in BBC Article
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.
See related: Government, U.S. Elections, United States