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Griffiths Comments on Secession Movements in the US in CSM Article

February 3, 2022
Rarely has there been a time in American history without some kind of active secession movement, but calls for separation today are often more fragmented. Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, says many of these groups are too small even for his database.

Gadarian Discusses FL 15-Week Abortion Ban, Elections in TB Times

February 2, 2022
A bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is sailing through the GOP-controlled Legislature in Florida. Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian says she doesn’t expect the restriction will affect Florida Republicans’ support this election cycle.

Reeher Speaks with WRVO About Proposed Redistricting Plan in NY

February 2, 2022
With Katko’s decision to retire at the end of the year, Professor Grant Reeher says the new district could be up for grabs for a moderate democrat. "A Republican on the far right who's denying the legitimacy of the 2020 election, for example, is not going to win over a lot of independents,” says Reeher.

Gueorguiev Quoted in WSJ on China Communist Party Propaganda Campaign

February 1, 2022
Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, "China’s Communist Party Quietly Inserts Itself Into Everyday Life."

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Action for a Sustainable Future

January 31, 2022
An internship with Syracuse University’s Sustainability Management team provided hands-on experience and complimented Naomi Weinflash's majors in policy studies and citizenship and civic engagement. 

Keck Talks to Newsweek, WAER About SCOTUS Justice Breyer's Retirement

January 31, 2022
"Biden's replacement of Breyer will have minimal immediate short-term impact on the court," Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, tells Newsweek. "There will still be a 6-3 conservative majority." Keck also spoke with WAER about Justice Breyer's retirement.

Williams Discusses NATO Options Regarding Russia, Ukraine in AC Blog

January 28, 2022
"If Russia boosts its aggression against Ukraine, here’s what NATO could do," written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Michael John Williams, was published in the Atlantic Council's New Atlanticist blog. 

Koch Quoted in BBC Article on Dubai, Desertification

January 27, 2022
Desertification, the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture, has become rampant in the United Arab Emirates. Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography and the environment, talks more about it in the BBC article, "How Dubai is pushing back its encroaching deserts."

Reeher Discusses Rep. Katko's Retirement With The Hill, WRVO

January 20, 2022
Rep. John Katko (R-NY 24th District) announced his retirement last week, creating an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a seat. But some experts warn that nominating someone who is too far to the left could turn off moderate voters, such as those who voted for both Biden and Katko in 2020.

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