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Herrold’s “Delta Democracy” Reviewed in Democratization

January 27, 2023

"Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt Beyond" (Oxford University Press, 2020), written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Catherine Herrold, was reviewed in Democratization.

Gueorgueiv Quoted in Politico Article on China’s New Ambassador to the US

January 24, 2023

With [Chinese President] Xi now signaling a shift to less rancorous bilateral ties, “I expect [Xie Feng, China's new ambassador to the U.S.] to be more kumbaya-ish,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science and expert on Chinese elite politics.

Koch Explores Exchange of Colonial Technologies Between the Arabian Peninsula and the US in New Book

January 24, 2023

In her recently published book, “Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia” (Verso, 2023), Maxwell School faculty member Natalie Koch explores the exchange of colonial technologies between the Arabian Peninsula and the United States over the last two centuries. 

Purser Weighs in on New York’s Minimum Wage Increase in WAER Article

January 17, 2023

"Because what we have been experiencing in recent years has been really historic levels of in terms of increase of the cost of living," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "And so this increased minimum wage doesn't reflect what we have all been experiencing, which is the rising cost of living."

Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City

January 11, 2023

"Nurses are really bargaining for the collective good. They are putting, first and foremost, patients' safety above all else and that was the breaking point—they've been working under less-than-ideal conditions that jeopardized the safety of patients," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. 

Koch Article on Arizona Depleting its Groundwater Supply Published in New York Times

January 10, 2023

“Pumping groundwater in Arizona remains largely unregulated,” writes Natalie Koch, professor of geography. “It’s this legal failing that, in part, allows the Saudi company to draw unlimited amounts of water to grow an alfalfa crop that feeds dairy cows 8,000 miles away.”

Changing faces of political women in Tokyo

January 6, 2023

"Changing faces of political women in Tokyo," written by Professor of Political Science Margarita Estévez-Abe, was published in the Japanese Journal of Political Science.

Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article

January 2, 2023

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.

Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections

December 20, 2022

A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology authored a chapter, "Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections," in Ndirangu Wachanga's, "Micere Githae Mugo: Making Life Sing in Pursuit of Utu" (Ibadan: Bookcraft, 2022), pp. 336-343.

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As a New Leader Takes the Helm, South Asia Center Receives Over $1 Million in Federal Grants

December 19, 2022

Prema Kurien was named director of the center as it received funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

Jamie Winders Honored for Excellence in International Scholarship

December 14, 2022

The Center for Migration Studies presented Winders, professor of geography and the environment and associate provost for faculty affairs, with the award at its annual gala.

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Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia

December 9, 2022

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, discusses the war’s progress, the state of the Russian economy, Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian sovereignty and other topics. 

Herrold Discusses her Research on Sovereignty in Palestine on POMEPS Podcast

December 6, 2022

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast and discussed her recent study, "Curating Sovereignty in Palestine: Voluntary Grassroots Organizations and Civil Society in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."

Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities

November 23, 2022

Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.

See related: China, Education, United States

Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho

November 8, 2022

“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, tells the New York Post. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”

Khalil Quoted in USA Today Article on Biden’s Meeting With Israeli President Herzog

October 28, 2022

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history, tells USA Today the meeting between the leaders could have an impact on the United States' efforts to garner more support for Ukraine.

Trade liberalization and poverty reduction

October 24, 2022

"Trade liberalization and poverty reduction," authored by Professor of Economics Devashish Mitra, was published in IZA World of Labor.

See related: China, India, Labor, Trade

Gueorguiev Quoted in Politico Article on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Rise to Power

October 22, 2022

“He always kind of played the background, gave credit to the people around him and never really took credit for himself,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, of President Xi's early positions in the Chinese Communist Party.

Taylor Weighs in on Mysterious Deaths of Russian Businessmen in Vox Article

October 21, 2022

At least 15 Russian businessmen and executives have died in apparent accidents or by suicide in the last eight months, including a number of Putin allies. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, sees “more than just randomness” in the deaths.

See related: Politics, Russia

Taylor’s “Code of Putinism” Makes Forbes List of Books to Read About Russia and Ukraine

October 13, 2022

"An excellent place to learn more about the Russian leader [Vladimir Putin] is Syracuse University Professor [political science] Brian D. Taylor’s 'The Code of Putinism'," writes Stuart Anderson, author of the Forbes article.

See related: Politics, Russia

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