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Reeher Quoted in The Hill and The Mirror on the Aftermath of the Assassination Attempt on Trump

“One could imagine it being a moment for the country—and the candidates—to reflect on the level of current divisiveness and to try to de-escalate. Or, it could also raise the level of hostility among Trump’s most ardent supporters, which in turn raises the level of reaction, and we end up even more divided,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

July 17, 2024

Jackson Provides Key Takeaways From Biden’s Press Conference on Bloomberg TV

“The gaffes really highlighted the concerns that he's not quite in full control of his faculties....I think some of this is being chalked up to nerves but either way, he is not doing the work that's necessary to reassure voters that he's ready for the job for the next four years,” says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.
July 15, 2024

Emily Thorson Discusses the Impact of Policy Misinformation on the Science of Politics Podcast

“The media doesn’t tend to cover current policy nearly as much as it covers policy conflict, policy outcomes,” says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science. “And what that means is that people kind of try to figure it out on their own. They engage in inductive reasoning to try to figure out how social security works, how refugee admission works, and often they get it wrong.”

July 11, 2024

Reeher Discusses the Biden-Trump Debate with AFP, The Globe and Mail, The Hill and Newsweek

“Trump seemed to bring almost every issue back to immigration and the harms he asserted were coming from that—that was obviously one of his main strategies. President Biden seemed to address different policy questions more in their own terms. He talked fast and in a staccato, hoarse whisper,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

July 1, 2024

Jackson Speaks with Bloomberg and NPR About Young Voters’ Outlooks on the 2024 Election

In our most recent GenForward poll, “what they actually said [was most important to them] was income inequality and economic growth. It seems that what we saw four years ago has really shifted for young voters and they're more concerned now with how they're going to have economic longevity,” says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.

June 28, 2024

O’Keefe Talks About the Need for Civil Service System Reform in Washington Post Article

“We think the current civil service system is badly in need of reform. But the blueprints offered by both left and right are problematic. One side is firmly rooted in a status quo that (inadvertently or otherwise) impedes accountability, and the other could end up politicizing the very civil servants who should be politically neutral,” writes University Professor Sean O'Keefe and his co-authors.

June 22, 2024

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White Comments on Kari Lake Campaigning Under a Confederate Flag in Arizona Republic Article

“As a candidate, she’s not someone who’s really made an effort to go to the center. She’s really tied more to the Trump style of right-wing politics," says Steven White, associate professor of political science. "My sense is this kind of thing helps her appeal to a certain part of the base maybe, but probably is not great for swing voters.”

June 17, 2024

The Crisis of Belonging: Building Alternative Communities for Care

Jenn M. Jackson, Amber E. Morris
This brief examines how marginalized peoples, like Black Americans, Latinx/e/o/a people, immigrants, disabled folx, queer and trans people, previously and currently incarcerated people, poor and working-class people, and many others in the United States often form alternative sites of camaraderie, citizenship, and togetherness to combat the violence and exclusion of mainstream white heteropatriarchal society and the watchful eye of the State.
June 6, 2024

Misunderstanding the Harms of Online Misinformation

Ceren Budak, Brendan Nyhan, David M. Rothschild, Emily Thorson, Duncan J. Watts

“Misunderstanding the Harms of Online Misinformation,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, was published in Nature.

June 6, 2024

Reeher Quoted in USA Today Articles on Nikki Haley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Haley continuing to garner support after suspending her campaign may indicate that a significant number of normally loyal Republicans are not supportive of Trump,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

May 23, 2024

From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

Residential Mobility and Persistently Depressed Voting Among Disadvantaged Adults in Large Housing

David Jonathan Knight, Baobao Zhang

“Residential mobility and persistently depressed voting among disadvantaged adults in a large housing experiment,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Baobao Zhang, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

May 7, 2024

Thompson Weighs In on Relations Between US Sisters and the Vatican in Global Sisters Report

Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, says one of the biggest reasons for the changing relationship is that [Pope] Francis and other key decision-makers were members of religious congregations themselves. "I think that made a big difference," she says.

April 30, 2024

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Emily Thorson Receives Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research

The assistant professor of political science will make remarks at the Maxwell School Graduate Convocation on May 10.

April 29, 2024

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Reeher Discusses US Aid for Ukraine With Fox News, Newsweek, The Hill

“There’s a space to be persuaded that it’s in our best interest to do this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells The Hill. “I don’t see us abandoning Ukraine and just walking away.” 
April 27, 2024

Keck Quoted in Democracy Docket Article on SCOTUS’s Argument on Trump’s Immunity

“It seems almost definitely the case that Trump couldn’t be tried, convicted and sentenced [before the election],” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. 

April 26, 2024

Thomas Keck Named a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow

The prestigious honor will support the Maxwell political scientist’s research on judicial responses to free speech restrictions in the United States and Europe. 

April 19, 2024

Gadarian Quoted in BNN Bloomberg, USA Today Articles on Politics and Abortion

Trump's position “allows for competitiveness of Democrats in states where these state bans are still in flux, and where Democrats have the potential to put constitutional amendments up for the voters to vote directly on,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science. “That has been a story that’s been pretty successful so far for Democrats.”

April 17, 2024

Siddiki, Baynes Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

The student-driven award acknowledges faculty who have had a significant impact and positive influence on graduate education because of their superior graduate-level teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence and excellence in research and creative activities. 

April 15, 2024

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Peacebuilding Through Cooperation in Health Care and Public Health Between Israel and Palestine

Linda Young Landesman, Robert A. Rubinstein, Robert A., Brian S. Englander

“Peacebuilding Through Cooperation in Health Care and Public Health Between Israel and Palestine,” co-authored by Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Robert Rubinstein, was published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.

April 12, 2024

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