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Gadarian Talks to The Guardian About Abortion Activists Building on Midterm Election Wins
“The state level is probably where abortion rights advocates will need to work, and have had some success in the last year,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.
See related: Government, U.S. Elections, United States
Lambright Quoted in Grid Article on NASA’s Artemis I Launch
Although from the outside, the saga of the SLS (Space Launch System) and NASA’s plans for the moon and Mars look like a story of endless delays and cost overruns, that is basically how large technological projects work out in a democracy, says W. Henry Lambright, a professor of political science and public administration and international affairs.
See related: Space Exploration, United States
McFate Piece on Irregular Warfare, Strategic Competition Published in The Hill
"Today’s defense community has forgotten that strategic competition is won through irregular warfare—a dangerous mistake," writes Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.
See related: Government, United States
Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia
Brian Taylor, professor of political science, discusses the war’s progress, the state of the Russian economy, Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian sovereignty and other topics.
See related: Economic Policy, Government, Infrastructure, Russia, Ukraine
Herrold Discusses her Research on Sovereignty in Palestine on POMEPS Podcast
Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast and discussed her recent study, "Curating Sovereignty in Palestine: Voluntary Grassroots Organizations and Civil Society in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."
Mosher Weighs in on Schenectady’s Nickname Campaign in Albany Times Union Article
Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment department, says it’s not uncommon for localities to cast about for a new identity. “American communities have been reinventing themselves since the 19th century and this is generally how they attracted business and tourists.”
See related: Media & Journalism, New York State, State & Local
Greene Talks to PBS NewsHour About Reentry Programs for Transgender Women
"No trans women that I formally interviewed or met in the course of my field research wanted to or felt safe in men's housing programs," says Joss Greene, assistant professor of sociology.
See related: Civil Rights, Gender and Sex, Housing, United States
Daly Discusses the Protests in China on CNN
"This is the first time since Tiananmen that there have been national protests—they’re not really nation-wide, they’re in about 16 different provinces—about one issue," says Robert Daly, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program.
See related: China, COVID-19, Government
Reeher Weighs in on Changing NY Sentencing Rules in Syracuse.com Article
Grant Reeher, professor of political science says the bills sound like they make sense and they could not only help lower some of the expensive costs of incarceration, but also help with some social issues. “But politically, the timing of these things couldn’t be worse,” Reeher says.
See related: Civil Rights, Crime & Violence, Government, New York State, Race & Ethnicity, State & Local
Yinger Quoted in Economist Article on Decline in Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
"I think it’s fair to say that there’s still some discrimination, but it’s not very common," says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs.
See related: Civil Rights, Housing, Race & Ethnicity, United States