Sultana Talks to Inside Climate News About the COP27 Loss and Damage Agreement
“When you can’t adapt to climate change at all and face interconnected issues surrounding loss and damage, the unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality is worsened,” says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment. “This means destruction, devastation and loss are so profound that one can’t finance one’s way out of it.”
See related: Climate Change, Colonialism, International Agreements
Purser Discusses the Impact of Short-Duration Strikes in Bloomberg Law Article
“They capture the attention of management in a much more dramatic way than other forms of action and negotiation,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “They’re showing the capacity for the workers to take collective action.”
See related: Labor, United States
Griffiths Speaks with Pluribus News About American Secessionist Movements
“Those processes, they’re hard to pull off. You need to have both sides in agreement. It just doesn’t happen that much,” says Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science. “The thresholds for success are just too high to make it work.”
See related: Political Parties, Rural Issues, State & Local, United States
One Year Later: Taylor Talks to WRVO About the Invasion Into Ukraine
For Brian Taylor, professor of political science, the biggest take from the one-year anniversary is Ukraine is still standing. "A year ago a lot of people might not have expected that, given Russia’s size, the size of the population, the size of its army, the size of its economy," Taylor says.
Taylor Speaks with La Presse About the War in Ukraine, Russia’s Persistence
The concentration of troops in the east of the country shows that the Russian president has not given up on his goal of enslaving Ukraine despite multiple setbacks since the launch of the invasion, says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.
Taylor Speaks with La Presse About Russian Oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin
"My impression is that his power and visibility have increased a lot since the start of the war in Ukraine," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "He's a much more public figure than a year ago, and I think that reflects his ambition. And, up to a certain point, the impression it has of its current usefulness."
See related: International Affairs, Russia
Abdelaaty Selected as a 2023 Migration Politics Residential Fellow
As a fellow, Lamis Abdelaaty, associate professor of political science, will work on her proposal, "The Emissary Speaks: Political Agency in Refugee-UNHCR Correspondence."
See related: Awards & Honors, International Agreements, Migration, Refugees
Herrold’s “Delta Democracy” Reviewed in Democratization
"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.
McCormick Talks With BBC Newshour About the US Trial of Mexico’s Former Drug Czar
"Here we have yet one more opportunity to fully flesh out and understand what went wrong with the drug war in Mexico and why it could arguably be considered to be a colossal failure," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.
See related: Crime & Violence, Latin America & the Caribbean, Law
Hromadžić Featured in Al Jazeera Article on the Balkans and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
"People in the Balkans are trapped in ethnic grids, in a monstrous bureaucracy that doesn't work, brought to a 'status quo' that is paralyzing," says Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology.
See related: Europe, Global Governance, International Affairs
Thompson Talks to WRVO About the Scrutiny Surrounding Rep. George Santos
"If people decide that they will vote for somebody, regardless of what they may have done in their past, that's one thing," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "But if they vote under the misconception that somebody is what they say they are and then they find out later when it's too late that [it] is wrong. That's a very different situation."
See related: Congress, Elections, Government, U.S. Elections, United States
Purser Weighs in on New York’s Minimum Wage Increase in WAER Article
"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."
See related: Income, Labor, New York State
Attitudes About Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment
"Attitudes About Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment," authored by Associate Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.
See related: Refugees, United States
Maxwell Students, Faculty Among SOURCE and Honors Grant Recipients
Eleven Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.
See related: Grant Awards, Student Experience
Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City
"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.
See related: Health Policy, Labor, New York City
McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal
Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.
See related: Crime & Violence, International Affairs, Latin America & the Caribbean
Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article
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.
See related: Foreign Policy, Government, International Agreements, Russia, Ukraine, United States
Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections
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.
See related: Africa (Sub-Saharan)
Kriesberg Examines US Division, Political Partisanship and Civic Disorder in New Book
Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, has written a new book, “Fighting Better: Constructive Conflicts in America” (Oxford University Press, 2022) that examines the division, political partisanship and civic disorder in the United States.
See related: Government, United States
Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia
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.
See related: Economic Policy, Government, Infrastructure, Russia, Ukraine
Conversations in Conflict Studies with Renee deNevers
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"Loose Nukes Revisited: the challenge of preventing technology spread to nuclear aspirant states.” Renee deNevers, Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs. This talk will cover current knowledge about the sources of North Korea’s advances in missile technology, and examine the mechanisms by which the U.S. and the international community have sought to prevent the spread of nuclear and missile technology since the end of the Cold War.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.
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