|American University Experts Weigh in on Roseanne Controversy
|AU professors provided insight into Roseanne Barr's racist tweets and the cancellation of her show. Sherri Williams, assistant professor of communication, spoke to the Boston Herald about Barr's future in entertainment. Williams said, “We have seen white people who are in entertainment say some vile and disgusting things… and they have been able to make a comeback.” Aram Sinnreich, associate professor of communication, spoke to MarketWatch about the consequences of tweeting or posting racist content. Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, appeared on Hearst Television to discuss President Trump's reaction to the incident. (5/30, 5/31)
|The Hunt: 'Why Terrorists Groups Form International Alliances'
|Tricia Bacon, assistant professor of public affairs, appeared on WTOP Radio's The Hunt to discuss her new book about international alliances between terrorist groups. Bacon said, “These alliances tend to come out of weakness. They tend to come out of organizational shortfalls and organizational weaknesses that groups are seeking to address.” (5/30)
|Most CEOs Aren't Abandoning Neutrality on Trump - Yet
|Erran Carmel, professor in the Kogod School of Business, and Chris Edelson, assistant professor of public affairs, wrote an opinion article for The Conversation about the relationship between politics and business. Carmel and Edelson wrote, “In case of a constitutional standoff or other crisis, we believe corporate CEOs are uniquely positioned to stand up to the president.” The article also appeared in The Raw. (5/30)
|The Case for Evolving from Dual to Joint Degrees
|Jessica Kling, program coordinator for international programs in the School of International Service, wrote an article for University World News making the case for joint degrees, citing the AU-Ritsumeikan University joint degree program as an example. Kling wrote, “Creation of a joint degree program presents challenges for the universities involved, but the reward is a unique program that provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty with partner institutions around the world.” (5/25)
|'Gradualism Is Dead': Argentina Faces Pressure to Hasten Economic Overhaul
|Arturo Porzecanski, distinguished economist-in-residence in the School of International Service, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about Argentina's economic crisis. Porzecanski said, “Gradualism is dead. For two and half years they just maxed out their credit cards. And now investors are asking questions.” (5/29)
|Justin Jacobs Discusses the Importance of China's Ethnic Identities
|Justin Jacobs, associate professor of history, appeared on China Global Television Network to discuss the significance of Chinese ethnic identities. Jacobs said, “Part of the reason many of these ethnic identities persist for so long is that they are institutionalized by the state, with certain incentives and benefits.” (5/30)
|What Assumptions About Warfare, Strategy Are U.S. Military Making Today?
|Nora Bensahel, scholar-in-residence in the School of International Service, spoke to Federal News Radio about current U.S. military strategy. Bensahel said, “What are the assumptions that we are making today… about how the next war will be fought, that could be equally dangerous. Until the planning changes to account for the fact that some of these [assumptions] could be wrong… we're exposing ourselves to great risk.” (5/28)