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AU Newsmakers 11.30-12.7, 2018
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Why We'll Miss George H.W. Bush, America's Last Foreign Policy President
James Goldgeier, professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Conversation about the 41st president and his foreign policy legacy. Goldgeier wrote, “The outpouring of warm feelings first for his wife… and now for him, reflects not only on the role President and Mrs. Bush played in American history, but also the decency they represented in a political system that now has become full of indecency.” Goldgeier also appeared on WBUR-FM's “On Point.” Anita McBride, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, discussed her role in the Bush administration in an op-ed she wrote for NBC News, and she appeared on WUSA-9, WTTG-Fox5, NBC, CNN and Fox News. School of Communication Adjunct Professor Richard Benedetto discussed George H.W. Bush in an op-ed for The Hill, and Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman appeared on CNN. (12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5)

Additional Feature
This Poll on Women Voters In the 2018 Midterms Show Their Priorities Went Beyond Trump
Bustle and Axios featured a new poll conducted by the Women & Politics Institute and Benenson Strategy Group. Bustle reported that the poll found that President Trump was not the only factor that motivated women to cast their votes in this year's midterms. Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the institute, and Katie Connolly, senior vice president of Benenson Strategy Group, discussed the results of the poll at an event at the National Press Club. (12/4)

Faculty Authors
This Is What an Antiracist America Would Look Like. How Do We Get There?
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, wrote an article for The Guardian about what it would take to create an antiracist America and announced the launch of a project with the news outlet to cover stories and viewpoints about antiracist efforts in America. Kendi wrote, “The times when all seem lost are the time when we most need to see the people and ideas trailblazing the way out of the muck.” (12/6)
Why Is the Senate Challenging Trump on Yemen? Here's What You Need to Know.
Jordan Tama, associate professor in the School of International Service, wrote an opinion article for The Washington Post about the U.S. Senate's decision to vote to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Tama wrote, “First, the Senate is declaring that the United States considers human rights and the rule of law to be extremely important. And second, U.S. lawmakers are becoming more willing to assert their constitutional prerogatives as a coequal branch of government.” (11/30)
A Few NGOs Are Getting a Lot of Bad Press. What's the Overall Track Record?
Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor in the School of International Service, co-wrote an opinion article for The Washington Post about the changing reputation of NGOs. Sullivan Robinson and her co-authors wrote, “Our findings suggest that the NGO balance sheet tips more toward good than bad.” (12/4)
When Hate Speech and Free Speech Collide
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, professor of education and sociology, co-wrote an article for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about the issue of hate speech and free speech, particularly on college campuses. Miller-Idriss and her co-author wrote, “Responses that do not strongly condemn the content of hateful acts can add a sense of institutional indifference to these already vile incidents.” (12/5)

How to Not Offend Your Co-Workers and Lose Your Job
Assistant Professor of Communication Caty Borum Chattoo spoke to The Washington Post about the use of comedy to talk about taboo subjects. Borum Chattoo said, “Comedy, because we experience positive emotions with it, can allow us to contemplate issues differently. It acts as an acceptable form of social critique without being defensive.” (11/30)
British Intelligence Officials Propose Way to Access Encrypted Group Chats
Jennifer Daskal, professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to The Washington Post about the recommendation that law enforcement be added to text or phone conversations as ‘silent users.' Daskal said, “In most if not all instances, providers will be the only ones in the position to respond to any court order, provide the reviewing court full range of applicable information, and, if appropriate, resist.” (12/4)
Roger Ailes Film Puts Focus on Fox After He Left
Jane Hall, professor of communication, spoke to the Associated Press about the new film about Roger Ailes and the spotlight it puts on the balance of opinion and news at Fox. Hall said, "You can argue that it was always there and it was implicit. Now it's a lot more explicit." The story ran in more than 150 outlets, including The New York Times. (12/6)
Mueller Memo Adds to Russia Probe Mystery
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to Voice of America about the Mueller memo. Edelson said, “I would not expect Mueller's investigation, or the other investigations that are referred to in the Flynn sentencing memo to end anytime soon.” Edelson also talked with Hearst TV. (12/5, 12/6)

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"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
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