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Taylor Discusses Wagner Group Leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on Slate Podcast

"He’s [Prigozhin] clearly trying to draw a sharp contrast between his presence directly on the battlefield, his engagement with his soldiers, and the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, which he frequently attacks as being out of touch elitists who are damaging the war effort," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.

June 19, 2023

Banks Speaks With KCBS and South China Morning Post About Trump’s Indictment, Presidential Race

While Trump’s “most diehard supporters are always going to be supporters no matter what…some people who are on the margins, part of the 40 percent that voted for him a couple of times, will tend to peel away,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

June 16, 2023

Age Differences in Allostatic Load Among Adults in the United States by Rural-Urban Residence

Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Jeffrey T. Howard, Shannon Monnat, Martin J. Sliwinski, Leif Jensen

"Age differences in Allostatic Load among adults in the United States by rural-urban residence," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Science and Medicine - Population Health.

June 15, 2023

Coffel Cited in NY Times Article on the Link Between Traveling Wildfire Smoke and Climate Change

When there is less precipitation than normal, warmer temperatures cause vegetation to dry out more quickly, says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

June 15, 2023

McDowell Weighs In on Washington’s Weaponization of the US Dollar in Bloomberg Article

To ensure long-term efficacy, sanctions are often better left as a threat and not actually carried out, says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. 

June 15, 2023

Bendix Comments on Canadian Wildfires, Climate Change in CNY Central Article

What is clear is that the Canadian wildfires are a product of man-produced climate change and climate disasters are going to become more commonplace, says Jacob Bendix, professor emeritus of geography and the environment.

June 14, 2023

ASPI Helps Bring High Schoolers to Campus for Autonomous Racecar Grand Prix

The four-week program is being offered by Orange Works with support from ASPI and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

June 13, 2023

Lender Fellows Research the Impact of AI-Controlled Weapons

Anthropology Professor Mona Bhan is leading the team of student researchers.
June 13, 2023

Travis Mason ’06 Serves as Chief Policy Officer for Autonomous Aviation Systems Developer

He says his Maxwell education, particularly in political science and policy studies, provided a foundation in the multifaceted problem solving involved in his work. “Maxwell taught me how to widen my policy and regulatory aperture,” he says, “because that’s what creates success when certifying autonomous technologies in and outside aviation.”

June 13, 2023

See related: Autonomous Systems

Gadarian Speaks to France 24 About Trump and the 2024 Presidential Race

"DeSantis would most benefit from Trump dropping out of the race but he seems to have calculated that they have many of the same potential voters so doesn't want to alienate them," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.

June 12, 2023

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