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AU Newsmakers 11.6-11.13, 2020
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Elections 2020: Political Transition
Robert Tsai, professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to Politico about whether Trump can hold onto power. Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history, spoke to Vox News about the results of the 2020 election, and the transition between administrations. Lichtman also spoke to CBC News, Al Jazeera, BBC World News and BBC Radio 4. Professor of Public Affairs Chris Edelson wrote an article for MarketWatch about the Republican Party's response to the transition, and Professor of Communication Leonard Steinhorn discussed the transition with WUSA9. Jeffrey Crouch, assistant professor in the School of Professional & Extended Studies, wrote an article for The Hill about the potential for a Trump self-pardon, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab, spoke to the Associated Press about the normalization of violence that occurred under the Trump administration. Anita McBride, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, discussed the transition of the role of First Lady to Jill Biden with USA Today, CNN and The Hill. Ernesto Castaneda, associate professor of sociology, spoke to NTN24 about Joe Biden's acceptance speech. (11/10, 11/11, 11/6, 11/7, 11/9, 11/10)
Elections 2020: Polling and Results
The Atlantic cited the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies' Black Swing Voter Project in an article about the 2020 election results. Paul Bledsoe, lecturer in the School of Public Affairs, wrote an article for The Hill about the importance of Joe Biden's win. Joe Campbell, professor of communication, wrote an article for The Conversation about polling issues during this election. Alan Levin spoke to Svet, a Slovak online publication, about the 2020 election. Andrew Flores, assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to Metro Weekly about the turnout among the LGBTQ community. (11/11, 11/7, 11/10)
Elections 2020: Women in Politics
Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The Washington Post, PEOPLE, and Bloomberg News about the role female candidates played to help the GOP win seats in the House of Representatives. She also spoke to HuffPost about Sen. Kamala Harris's historic win as Vice President-elect, and Jill Biden's decision to continue teaching while serving as First Lady. Anita McBride, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, also discussed Jill Biden's decision with USA Today.
Elections 2020: Foreign Policy
Tricia Bacon, associate professor of public affairs, spoke to The New York Times about the implications of Donald Trump's lame-duck decision to replace his Secretary of Defense. Bacon said, “The policy process in this administration has just been so bizarre.” David Vine spoke to RFI about American military priorities under the Biden administration. Dan Arbell, scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israel Studies, spoke to Al-Arabiya English about the impact of a Biden presidency on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Earl Anthony Wayne, diplomat-in-residence at the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Hill about U.S.-Mexico relations under a Biden Administration. (11/11, 11/10, 11/12)

Faculty Authors
How to Host a Safe Holiday Meal During Coronavirus
Melissa Hawkins, director of the Public Health Scholars program, wrote an article for The Conversation about how to safely host holiday meals during the pandemic. Hawkins wrote, “The goal is to reduce the conditions that lead to viral spread.” (11/10)
The 'Money List': A Guideline for Your Small Business
Krista Tuomi, professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for Bizwomen about finance guidelines for small businesses. (11/12)

M.B.A. Applications Are Up Because the Job Market Is Down
John Delaney, dean of the Kogod School of Business, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the rise in business school applications due to coronavirus. (11/10)
Blue Ivy Carter Is Narrating 'Hair Love' at Age 8. It's a Celebration of Black Girlhood.
Assistant Professor of Communication Sherri Williams spoke to The Lily, a vertical of The Washington Post, about Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter narrating the audiobook of ‘Hair Love.' Joanne Allen, senior professorial lecturer in art history, spoke to The Lily for a story about the controversy over a statue of Mary Wollstonecraft in London. (11/11, 11/12)
Drug Companies Do Not Supply the Flu Shot for Free
Aparna Soni, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to AFP about why governments subsidize vaccines. Soni said, “Without government intervention, the private market will not produce the socially desired amount of vaccines.” (11/10)
How to Teach Kids Media Literacy
Vivian Vasquez, professor in the School of Education, spoke to HuffPost for a story about teaching kids media literacy. (11/12)

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