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McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal
Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.
See related: Crime & Violence, International Affairs, Latin America & the Caribbean
Allport Talks to NewsNation About King Charles’s Christmas Message
"I think it seems to have been pretty successful," says Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History. "Charles has had an awful lot of time to prepare for this role."
See related: Europe
Landes Speaks with Academic Minute About the COVID-19 Burden on People with Disabilities
"There is a well-documented history in the U.S. of marginalizing people with IDD (intellectual or developmental disability). Our hope is that we will not add to that history, but will take the necessary steps to ensure that people with IDD are provided the opportunity to live and thrive in the midst of the ongoing pandemic," says Landes, associate professor of sociology.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, IDD, Physical Ability, United States
Mihm Report on Practical Approach to Emergency Preparedness Published by IBM Business of Government
How can governments properly prepare now for when the next disaster strikes? Chris Mihm, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, provides six steps that give leaders a practical approach to emergency preparedness in a report published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
See related: Natural Disasters, United States
Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article
Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.
See related: Foreign Policy, Government, International Agreements, Russia, Ukraine, United States
Montez Quoted in Washington Post Article on Politics, Policy and Increasing Mortality Rates
University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez says “state policy knobs are a lever that we could use to really turn this country around and stop this alarming—just horrible when you think about it—increase in the risk of dying before age 65.”
See related: Health Policy, Longevity, United States
Himmelreich Speaks with Disruptor About Artificial Emotional Intelligence
"A world in which human interaction and emotional and facial expressions are surveilled and normed in such a way that it’s ethically defective in many different ways [is] like something straight from a 'Black Mirror' episode," says Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Autonomous Systems, Ethics, United States
McFate Weighs in on US Providing a Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine in Washington Examiner
“I think the first implication is that it is a signal to Russia. It's a signal to NATO. It's a signal, perhaps, to Republicans in Washington, D.C., that this is an escalation that is not on par with things in the past, even like HIMARS,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.
Golden Discusses the Use of Heat Pumps as an Energy Efficient Upgrade for Homeowners in CNBC Article
Rather than generating heat, these devices transfer heat from the cool outdoors into the warm indoors and vice versa during warm weather. Heat pumps rely on electricity instead of natural gas or propane, both of which have a higher carbon emission than renewable electricity such as wind or solar, says Jay S. Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance.
See related: Energy, Sustainability, United States
Murrett Piece on Achieving Peace in Ukraine Published in The Hill
"As the war in Ukraine approaches its 11th month, it is a good time to take stock of the enduring impact of the conflict and to look forward to the prospects for a negotiated settlement that will provide the basis for near-term and sustained security for the Ukrainian people," says Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Foreign Policy, International Agreements, NATO, Russia, Ukraine