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AU Newsmakers 12.20, 2019-1.3, 2020
Top Story
Newsweek discussed a Fox News panel about impeachment that Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, participated in. Cafaro said, “Right now, Speaker Pelosi is holding on to [the articles of impeachment] because she thinks that holding on to them and not giving them to the Senate is going to give them some leverage.” Cafaro also spoke to the Voice of America about impeachment. Leonard Steinhorn, professor of communication, spoke to CGTN, and Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman spoke to Salon magazine. (12/26, 12/23, 12/20, 12/29)

Faculty Author
The Magic Tricks the Blob Uses to Keep The U.S. Military in Afghanistan
Gordon Adams, professor emeritus in the School of International Service, wrote an article for Responsible Statecraft about U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Adams wrote, “The advocacy for a continued military presence feels like a movie run in reverse, back to the 2001 days of air cover and intelligence support for the Northern Alliance.” (1/1)

'The War of Races': How a Hateful Ideology Echoes Through American History
Ibram Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, spoke to The Washington Post about how hateful ideology has persisted in American history. Kendi said, “You have black activists who were very clear that their opposition was to white racism. The defense from those who did not want to interrogate white racism was to say that these black groups were attacking white people and thereby launching a race war.” Kendi also appeared on CBS News to discuss the rise of Anti-Semitic hate crimes. (12/27, 1/3)
America's Schools Are More Diverse Than Ever. But the Teachers Are Still Mostly White.
Associate Professor of Public Affairs Seth Gershenson spoke to The Washington Post about the need for diversity in education. Gershenson said, “Representation absolutely matters, and it matters for… almost every educational outcome you can think of.” (12/27)
Cuba Names Prime Minister in Move to Lighten Presidential Load
William LeoGrande, professor of public affairs, spoke to Reuters about the appointment of Manuel Marrero Cruz of Cuba's first prime minister. LeoGrande said, “It's a division of responsibilities rather than a division of authority.” The article appeared in 56 outlets, including The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report. (12/21)
What Happens to Meat When You Freeze It for 35,000 Years?
Associate Professor of Chemistry Matthew Hartings spoke to The Atlantic about the preservation of meat in the Arctic. Hartings told The Atlantic that while frozen, the meat would be solid and relatively meat-like but would turn to goo when it was defrosted. (12/24)
From a Hashtag to a Movement: #NatSecGirlSquad Empowers Women in National Security
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Sasha O'Connell spoke to NPR about the need to expand the number of women working in national security careers. Speaking about the need for diversity in national security, O'Connell said, “We're not in the 'Do we need it?' We're in the 'How do we do it?' phase." (12/27)
How the Affordable Care Act Transformed Our Healthcare System
Aparna Soni, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to CNBC about the impact of the Affordable Care Act across the United States. Commenting on how the ACA has affected early-stage cancer diagnosis, Soni said that “in states where Medicaid was expanded, there's been a 6% increase in the number of early-stage cancer diagnoses.” She continued, “Early diagnosis of cancer increases the probability of successful treatment and can lead to fewer cancer deaths, better outcomes for patients and lower costs of treatment.” (12/29)
Likud Leadership Vote
Guy Ziv, assistant professor in the School of International Service, spoke to BBC World News about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his victory in the Likud party primary. Ziv said, “I think that Netanyahu's very next step will likely be to try to get an immunity deal. He is going to be fighting this tooth and nail.” (12/26)
Yes, Virginia, Your Christmas Legacy Lives On
Joseph Campbell, professor of communication, spoke to CBC News about Virginia O'Hanlon's famous Christmas letter published by The New York Sun. Campbell said, “[The letter] just appealed to readers, to the general public on a number of different levels. If you read it closely, the very intellectual discussion is almost a mystical discussion about Santa Claus.” (12/22)
The UN Is in Financial Distress, and the US Still Owes $491 Million for 2019
Tamar Gutner, associate professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Yahoo News for a story about the U.N.'s financial problems. “The U.N. asked for members to pay their dues in the first month of the calendar year, and the U.S. typically pays in the fall. So that's been a problem for a long time.” (1/2)
Newseum, A Tribute to Journalism, Shuts Its Doors
Terry Bryant, senior professorial lecturer of communication, spoke to Radio Free Europe about the Newseum's closure. Bryant said that the museum served “terrific purpose” and “made an impact on his students”. (12/31)
Parents Ask State to Warn Colorado Teachers That Nutrition Lessons Can Be Triggering to Students Prone to Eating Disorders
Anastasia Snelling, program director and department chair in the Department of Health Studies, spoke to The Denver Post about how teachers can best conduct nutrition lessons. Snelling said, “I think banning any food is a trigger. We need to talk about how food supports health and growth.” (12/22)

Bonus Clip
They Can't Get Enough of 'The West Wing' Right Now
Associate Professor of History Gautham Rao's ‘The West Wing as History' course was mentioned in a New York Times article about the show's enduring appeal. (12/29)

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