Maxwell School News and Commentary
Margaret Talev Named Kramer Director of Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship
Margaret Talev will be based in Washington, D.C., and report to Mark J. Lodato, dean of the Newhouse School. She will assume the position in January.
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Murrett Quoted in International Business Times Article on North Korea and China Challenging Japan
"China and North Korea will need to calibrate future actions, and not underestimate Japan's willingness to assert its presence throughout the region," Robert Murrett, professor of practice of practice of public administration and international affairs, tells International Business Times.
See related: China, East Asia, International Affairs
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.
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Online E.M.P.A. Students Connect with Colleagues and Campus
A group of 12 midcareer professionals seeking to make first-ever campus memories and connect with new faces participated in the Maxwell School’s Online Executive Master of Public Administration (E.M.P.A.) Immersion Weekend, which took place during Orange Central.
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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.
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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
Huber Weighs in on the Effectiveness of the International Climate Summit (COP) in the Toronto Star
“I don’t think they’ve proven to be effective in actually coming up with a kind of international agreement with binding limits on countries that would penalize them if they were not to abide by the pledges,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, tells the Toronto Star.
See related: Climate Change
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.
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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.”
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