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Murrett Quoted in Politico Article on China Canceling of Military Dialogues With the US

High level military contact sends a message “that we’re not looking for anything that might lead to an incident. And if you do have a dustup that does call for national level dialogue, it’s available and something you can fall back on,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

August 14, 2023

McFate Talks to RadioFreeEurope, VOA News About the Coup in Niger

“This is an alarming trend,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “The more coups happen, the more success they enjoy, the more temptation there will be for future juntas around Africa.”

August 11, 2023

Ekbia Comments on the Current State of AI Regulation by State Governments in Bloomberg Law

“Unfortunately, academics as much as many others, including Silicon Valley folks, are culpable for spreading this kind of fear and anxiety in the society,” says University Professor Hamid Ekbia. “Let’s stop for a second, take a deep breath, and see what is really possible in both directions, in terms of risks, but also in terms of the promises.”  

August 10, 2023

Coffel Weighs In on the Effect of Extreme Heat on Airplanes in Bloomberg Article

Hot air is less dense than cold air meaning planes have less lift when the mercury rises. “This is a physical restriction related to air density, and there are not a whole lot of direct technological fixes for it,” says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

August 9, 2023

Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Trump’s Indictment Over 2020 Election

“These indictments aren’t endearing independents to Trump,” says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, noting that in the last election, independents were key to Mr. Biden’s victory in pivotal battleground states. 

August 8, 2023

Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment and Benefits in 21 States

Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, Colleen Heflin

"Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States," co-authored by Professors Jun Li and Colleen Heflin, and Ph.D. student Dongmei Zuo, was published in Health Affairs.

August 8, 2023

Sanctions: Greater Congressional Oversight Needed for Costly, Ineffective "Go-To" Policy

Kristen Patel, William A. Lichtenfells, Esq.

"Sanctions: Greater Congressional Oversight Needed for Costly, Ineffective "Go-To" Policy," co-authored by Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, was published in the Syracuse Law Review.

August 7, 2023

Executive Master’s Student Named Eisenhower USA Fellow

The fellowship supported Heather C. Fischer’s recent trip to Malaysia and Thailand to study forced labor in global supply chains.

August 7, 2023

BBC News Features DeCorse’s Field Work in Ghana, Discovery of ‘First English Slave Fort in Africa’

"We don't have that many details on exactly what these early outposts of the slave trade looked like, which is one of the things that make uncovering the foundations of Fort Kormantine interesting," says Christopher DeCorse, professor and chair of anthropology. 
August 4, 2023

Daniel McDowell Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee, Joins Atlantic Council

The Maxwell School associate professor of political science has been sought for the expertise he shared in his recent book, ‘Bucking the Buck.’

August 4, 2023

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