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Hypertension at the Nexus of Veteran Status, Psychiatric Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury

Jacob P. DeBlois, Andrew S. London, Kevin S. Heffernan

"Hypertension at the Nexus of Veteran Status, Psychiatric Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury: Insights from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Andrew London, was published in PLOS ONE.

March 20, 2024

See related: United States, Veterans

Have Repertoire, Will Travel: Nonviolence as Global Contentious Performance

Selina Gallo-Cruz

"Have Repertoire, Will Travel: Nonviolence as Global Contentious Performance," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Selina Gallo-Cruz, was published by Cambridge University Press.

March 20, 2024

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Hranchak Weighs In on Pope Francis’s ‘White Flag’ Comment About Ukraine in GlobalSecurity Article

"Unfortunately, the end of the war in Ukraine at the expense of Ukraine does not automatically mean either peace or an end of human losses," says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

March 20, 2024

Taylor Discusses Putin and Russia’s Presidential Election With CBS News, Newsweek, Al Jazeera

“Really, we have 24 years of watching Putin build an increasingly repressive, authoritarian state. So the main purpose of elections like this in an authoritarian country is to show everyone that Putin is forever, there is no alternative to Putin, there's no point in resisting his state,” says Brian Taylor, director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

March 18, 2024

Emily Thorson Talks to KQED About Policy Misperceptions

"The more politicized a misperception is, the more it's tied up with someone's party identity, the more likely it is to be a product of people's political attitudes rather than something that affects those attitudes," says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science.

March 15, 2024

Reeher Speaks With El País and Newsweek About a Second Donald Trump Term

Trump’s return to the White House would mark a radical change from Biden’s multilateralism, says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “[There would be] an emphasis on bilateral rather than multilateral relations, and a general reduction in American involvement in international affairs,” he says.

March 14, 2024

In New Book, Khalil Explores Post-Vietnam Failures in US Domestic and Foreign Policies

Osamah F. Khalil

Osamah Khalil, professor of history and chair of the International Relations Undergraduate Program, has written “A World of Enemies: America’s Wars at Home and Abroad from Kennedy to Biden” (Harvard University Press, 2024).

March 13, 2024

9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

The awards are funded by a 2022 MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s root causes and ideas that may resolve its economic and social inequalities, says Kendall Phillips, Lender Center interim director.

March 13, 2024

Barton Discusses the Root Cause for Political Dysfunction in the US on NFRPP Webinar

"The vast majority of members of Congress...come from safe districts that are decidedly red or decidedly blue. And so the primary election is the only consequential election that those members run in and if those elections are determined by nothing but their partisan base, it's a pretty clear through line to how that really distorts our politics," says Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 13, 2024

Report Co-Authored by Golden on Economic Impact of Bio-based Products Highlighted by USDA

The report, based on 2021 data, showed that the biobased products industry continued to grow, even during the economic setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2024

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