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Gadarian Talks to BBC News, States Newsroom About the Alabama IVF Ruling

“IVF is a pretty common procedure now, and if someone directly hasn’t gone through it, it is relatively common among groups that are more likely to be conservative,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “These are procedures people think of as important in their own lives and are probably separable from abortion.”

February 26, 2024

Reeher Comments on House Republicans, Trump in Newsweek and Washington Examiner Articles

"We've seen moments where there are more heavy exits from Congress, and that it is like a canary in the coal mine," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. "If I'm the speaker, I'm definitely worried."

February 23, 2024

Koch Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Investment in Sports in El País Article

“These investments try to connect with as many young Arabs who have an interest in sports,” says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment. “It is part of the construction of a new identity, one that goes beyond the concept of being the epicenter of the Sunni Muslim world.”

February 23, 2024

McFate Weighs In on Russia’s Nuclear Ambitions in Space in Daily Express, The Hill Articles

“Having a nuclear weapon in space like that permanently would be a clear violation of international norms,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “That can create a nuclear space race. I think that’s the bigger threat.” 

February 22, 2024

Taylor Speaks With Forbes and WABC About the Death of Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

"We don’t know every detail about the circumstances of his death today, but it is 100 percent fair to say that Alexei Navalny was killed by Vladimir Putin and the Russian state," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 21, 2024

Why Don't South Asians in the US Count As “Asian”? Factors Shaping Anti-South Asian Racism in the US

Prema Kurien, Bandana Purkayastha

"Why Don't South Asians in the U.S. Count As 'Asian'?: Global and Local Factors Shaping Anti-South Asian Racism in the United States," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Prema Kurien, was published in Sociological Inquiry.

February 20, 2024

Maxwell Students, Alumni Named Finalists for the 2024 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the fellows program is a flagship leadership development opportunity for advanced-degree candidates who, if selected, receive two-year appointments within federal agencies. 

February 20, 2024

Blockwood Piece on the Return to American Pragmatism Published in the Fulcrum

"It’s time to think beyond left, right and center," writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. "Time to move beyond traditional political ideology that creates an identity trap dividing us instead of unifying us and encouraging compromise.

February 20, 2024

Pandemic Journaling Project makes new home at Syracuse University

A repository of data detailing the deeply personal experiences of more than 1,800 people living during the COVID pandemic will be available to researchers for the first time on Feb. 15.

February 19, 2024

See related: COVID-19, United States

Murrett Quoted in Daily Express, The Hill and Newsweek Articles on the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the war has entered a new phase and predicts an “operational tactical reset” but no major battlefield movements. “I don’t expect to see any dramatic shifts in the activity by the Ukrainian army,” he says, “but the leadership remains strong. I think we’ll see evidence of that very clearly in the months ahead.” 

February 16, 2024

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