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AU Newsmakers 10.18-10.25, 2019
Top Story
Ibram X. Kendi Takes a Hard Look at Racism – and Himself
Washingtonian Magazine interviewed Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, about his work and his most recent book, “How to Be An Antiracist.” Kendi said, “When you're talking to people about any issue that they're struggling with, they'll be much more open to reflecting on themselves if you approach them by saying, ‘Well, I've struggled with this too.'” The Washington Post also profiled Kendi. Kendi also wrote an article for The Atlantic, reflecting on the life and death of Representative Elijah Cummings. (10/23, 10/14, 10/24)

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Q&A With Alan Kraut: U.S. Immigration History
Alan Kraut, distinguished professor of history, spoke to C-SPAN about the U.S. laws and policies that were designed to manage immigration. Kraut said, “I would argue that the current wave of nativism, anti-immigrant sentiment, xenophobia, is not different from what we have seen in the past.” (10/19)

Faculty Authors
What I Learned From Teaching Brexit to Freshmen
Associate Professor of History Laura Beers wrote an article for CNN about the extended deadline for Brexit. Beers wrote, “Brexit ended up dragging on and on – and I've begun to worry that extending the deadline any more could tear the U.K. further apart.” Garrett Martin, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, spoke to CGTN America about Brexit as well. (10/21)
Democrats' Clashes With Trump Must Not Imperil Trade With Mexico and Canada
Earl Anthony Wayne, distinguished diplomat-in-residence in the School of International Service, wrote an opinion article for The Hill about the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Wayne wrote, “Though USMCA is not perfect, it modernizes the current NAFTA, incorporating technological and trade practice changes of the past 25 years and offering valuable benefits.” (10/24)

A D.C. Root Beer Company, an Energy Drink Behemoth and an Ugly Trademark Fight
Victoria Phillips, co-founder of the intellectual-property law clinic at the Washington College of Law, spoke to The Washington Post about a trademark fight between a local root beer company and Monster Beverage. Phillips said, “Trademark enforcement is important to protect businesses. It's only when there's overreach by companies that it becomes a problem.” (10/21)
Newsletter: China's Economic Growth Slowest in Decades
The Wall Street Journal quoted a paper co-written by Kogod School of Business Professor Valentina Bruno on the strength of the dollar. Bruno and her co-author wrote, “A strong dollar may actually serve to dampen trade volumes of emerging markets, rather than stimulate them.” (10/18)
Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria
David Malet, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to The New York Times about efforts to free women and children from ISIS camps. Malet said, “[While] every government calls for other countries to repatriate their citizens, most do what they can to avoid repatriating their own.” (10/21)
Bolivia Election: An Uncertain Future for Evo Morales
Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies Robert Albro spoke to BBC News about the Bolivian elections. Albro said, “Morales thinks he's the historical figure, the change agent. As time marches on, he's increasingly wrong.” (10/19)
Brazil's Supreme Court Is Out of Control
Matthew Taylor, associate professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Bloomberg News about Brazil's Supreme Court. Taylor said, “Divergence leads to the inability to establish strong jurisprudence, the lack of which will only lead to more cases. It's a vicious circle.” (10/21) The article may require a subscription to view.
'It's About Human Nature': What Science Tells Us About Being a Bandwagon Nats Fan
Trina Ulrich, professorial lecturer of health studies, spoke to WAMU-FM about the number of new Nats fans. Ulrich discussed how the Bandwagon Effect can unite people in the region and help them forget about what might divide them, if just for a little while. (10/21)
4 Art Experts Analyze That Historic Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump Photo
Assistant Professor of Art Nika Elder spoke to Vogue Magazine about the iconic photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing up to Donald Trump in a cabinet meeting. Elder said, “This is a photo encapsulating the idea that the future is female.” (10/18)
Trump Tweets Monopolize Media Attention as 2020 Dems Face Messaging Challenges
Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer in the School of Communication, spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group about how President Trump uses social media to control political news and distract from his opponents' messages. Mollica said, “[Democrats] can avoid this by not making all of their posts about President Trump.” (10/22)
What Would Have Happened if the Soviets Landed the First Man on the Moon
Howard McCurdy, professor of public affairs, spoke to Florida Today about the Cold War Space Race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. McCurdy said, “All the magazines in 1947 and again in 1952 reported the following message: the nation that's the first in space will win the Cold War.” The story appeared in five outlets, including USA Today. The Washington Post also listed McCurdy's book, “Space and the American Imagination” in a recommended reading list about the Space Race. (10/21, 10/23)

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"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
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Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week

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