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AU Newsmakers 11.13-11.20, 2020
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Sine Institute Announces 2021 Fellow Class
Politico featured the announcement of new fellows with The Sine Institute of Policy and Politics. Experts with backgrounds in foreign policy, media, social justice and commerce round out the 2021 roster. (11/17)
Future of American Foreign Policy
Professor of International Service James Goldgeier spoke to Voice of America about the foreign policy priorities of the incoming Biden administration. Amitav Acharya, distinguished professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Radio Free Asia about Asia policy. Acharya and Amb. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, co-wrote an article for the Daily PK about the meaning of Kamala Harris's vice presidency for U.S.-South Asia relations. Anton Fedyashin, professor of history, spoke to CGTN about U.S.-China relations under a Biden administration, and Agustina Giraudy, associate professor in the School of International Studies, spoke to U.S. News & World Report about what the U.S. can learn from other countries about democratic norms. (11/13, 11/14, 11/16, 11/17, 11/19)
Polling and Presidential Transition
Jeffrey Crouch, assistant professor in the School of Professional & Extended Studies, spoke to Newsweek about the potential presidential pardons Donald Trump might grant before he leaves office. W. Joseph Campbell, professor in the School of Communication, spoke to Fortune and appeared on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien to discuss polling. Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history, and Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the School of Public Affairs, spoke to USA Today and CTV News, respectively, about the final days of the Trump administration. (11/17, 11/15, 11/18)
Extremism and the Million MAGA March
Kurt Braddock, assistant professor in the School of Communication, spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group about the Million Maga March. Carolyn Gallaher, senior associate dean in the School of International Service, also spoke to WRC-TV. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, director of the Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab, spoke to The Young Turks and WIRED. (11/16, 11/13)
Vulnerable Groups and the Biden Administration
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Anthony Flores spoke to The Washington Post about the Biden administration and transgender rights. Robert Tsai, professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to The Hill about how Joe Biden can fulfill his promises to the Black community. Assistant Professor of Economics Gabriel Mathy spoke to Salon about whether the new administration can pass a student debt forgiveness plan. Amy Dacey, executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, spoke to AFP about the role of women in government. (11/16, 11/17, 11/19, 11/14)

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Why It's Important to See Women as Capable … of Terrible Atrocities
Jessica Trisko Darden, assistant professor in the School of International Service, co-authored an article for The Conversation about gender stereotypes that prevent women war criminals from being prosecuted. She and her co-author wrote, “International courts, military trials and domestic criminal justice systems often ignore or downplay women's acts of violence.” (11/20)

Trevor Noah is Still Trying to Explain America to Itself. It's Getting Harder.
Caty Borum-Chattoo, executive director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, spoke to GQ about the role of comedy news shows. Borum-Chattoo said that comedy is an important source of social and political commentary during times of social turbulence. (11/18)
Parler's Post-Election Popularity Sparks Misinformation Concerns
Assistant Professor of Communication Saif Shahin spoke to The Hill about misinformation and the social media app Parler. Shahin said, “We have people in this country divided so sharply along partisan lines that they actively are seeking what we consider to be disinformation, but what they consider just one type of information.” (11/13)
New Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Kara Reynolds, associate dean of graduate studies, spoke to Public Radio International about the development of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. (11/16)
5 Ways Joe Biden Can Advance His Tax Agenda (without a Senate Majority)
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to MarketWatch about Joe Biden's tax policy. Bruckner said, “There is so much he can do just with staffing changes at the IRS and Treasury, and regulations that move the ball forward on his agenda.” (11/13)
Wellness Wednesday: Rethinking Holiday Gatherings During COVID
Melissa Hawkins, director of the Public Health Scholars Program, spoke to WOSU-FM about planning for holiday gatherings during a national surge of coronavirus cases. (11/18)
Peru's Political Crisis
Robert Albro, research associate professor at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, spoke to WBUR radio about the instability of Peruvian politics. (11/17)

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