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Herrold Piece on the Summit for Democracy Published in Foreign Policy

December 16, 2021
President Joe Biden recently held a virtual Summit for Democracy to amplify U.S. commitments to defend democracy. But what can the Biden administration realistically hope to achieve from the summit? Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says, "A humbler approach is needed in which the United States creates a platform for dialogue about how to shift power to citizens rather than prescribing democracy templates." In their article "When Promoting Democracy, Less Is More," published in Foreign Policy, Herrold and co-author Aseem Prakash recommend three primary reforms.

See related: Democracy , Diplomacy

In Memoriam: Longtime Economics Professor Susan Gensemer

December 16, 2021
Susan Gensemer, who retired from the Maxwell School as an associate professor of economics, died on Nov, 10, 2021, at the age of 68.

Alumni Spotlight: Complementary Degree Program Benefits Lauren McNamara '21

December 9, 2021

Environment, Sustainability and Policy provided the foundation she needed to reach her career goals. 

Resident Expert: Economist Mary Lovely to Serve at Library of Congress

December 9, 2021
The nine-month appointment begins on Jan. 3, 2022, and includes full access to the Library’s collections, which are the largest in the world, and an office in the Library of Congress overlooking the Supreme Court Building.

Lambright Discusses How NASA Administrators Transfer Power on Federal News Network

December 9, 2021
Professor Harry Lambright recently penned a report which draws on insights from recent and past NASA administrators to chart how leaders have passed the torch toward enabling machine and human space exploration of Mars, and its long-term impact on strategic priorities for the space program. 

Economist Mary Lovely to Join the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

December 9, 2021
The nine-month appointment begins Jan. 3, 2022, and includes full access to the Library’s collections, which are the largest in the world.

See related: China , Economics Department

Student Spotlight: Rachelly Buzzi Named as a 2022 Pickering Fellow

December 8, 2021
Rachelly Buzzi ’22, an international relations major, has been named a 2022 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow.

Osamah Khalil Weighs in on Foreign Perceptions of the US in Morning Consult

December 8, 2021
Khalil, associate professor of history and chair of international relations, is included in the Morning Consult article, "America Is Experiencing a Biden Bump Abroad, but It’s What Allies Fear That Matters Most."

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