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AU Newsmakers 1.3-1.10, 2020
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A One-Word Accusation Swirls Around Trump's Deadly Strike: Assassination
Gordon Adams, professor emeritus in the School of International Service, spoke to The Los Angeles Times about the War Powers Act. Adams said that in the past, ‘[Congress] attempted to assert themselves and then it just slipped away again.” Adams also spoke to The Globe and Mail about Iran. Washington College of Law Professor Kenneth Anderson spoke to The New York Times about whether the killing was an assassination. Associate Professor of History Pedram Partovi spoke to Gizmodo about Iranian perceptions of the attack and Doga Eralp, senior professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, spoke to BBC Arabic. Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman spoke to Bloomberg News and Salon about how the situation in Iran could impact the 2020 elections and Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to WFMJ-TV about tensions between Iran and the U.S. (1/9, 1/7, 1/8, 1/5, 1/7, 1/6, 1/5)

Faculty Authors
The Other Swing Voter
Ibram Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, wrote an article for The Atlantic about the shifting voting patterns of young people of color. Kendi wrote, “People of color and young people, and especially young people of color, are more likely than white people and older people to swing between voting Democrat and not voting (or voting third party).” Kendi also spoke to Education Week about segregation in schools. (1/7, 1/8)
The Primacy Problem: Explaining America's Afghan Purgatory
Joshua Rovner, associate professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for War on the Rocks about the American military presence in Afghanistan. Rovner wrote, “The basic question about American purposes remains unanswered.” (1/8)

Trump's Move Against Landmark Environmental Law Caps a Relentless Agenda
Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs James Thurber spoke to The New York Times about President Trump's proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. Thurber said the changes were like “altering the Ten Commandments of environmental policy.” (1/10)
3 Americans Killed in Al-Shabab Attack in Kenya
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Tricia Bacon spoke to NPR's Morning Edition about the al-Shabab attack in Kenya that killed three Americans. Bacon said, “It's certainly true that the group's operational tempo and where it's able to strike point to a group that is still very capable.” (1/6)
The Dollar Is Even More Dominant Than You Thought
Kogod School of Business Professor Valentina Bruno's research about the strength of the dollar was cited in a Financial Times article. Bruno's research looked at the relationship between the value of the dollar and global trade. (1/9) This article requires a subscription to view.
Pro Sports Has Priced Out the Middle-Class Fan
Matt Winkler, instructor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies, spoke to Sports Illustrated about how ticket prices to sporting events have priced out middle class fans. Winkler said, “If children today are not falling in love with sports early on- and the experience of attending a game is a big part of that- then [teams and leagues] are going to have a hard time developing [those individuals] into fans.” (1/8)
FEVS Shows Room for Improvement Among Senior Leadership
Bob Tobias, director of business development in the Key Executive Leadership program, spoke to the Federal News Network about the most recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Tobias said, “The role of executive leaders… have the strongest impact on employee engagement.” (1/3)
Trying to Save for Retirement? There Are Ways Around the IRA Income Limits – But Watch Out for Traps
Donald Williamson, executive director of the Kogod Tax Center, spoke to Marketwatch about saving for retirement. Williamson said that workarounds, like the so-called “back door Roth” are an open secret in Washington. (1/9)
Queer Nigerians Rewrite the Body
Associate Professor of Literature Lindsey Green-Simms's article, “The Emergent Queer,” was cited in an article by the LA Review of Books. (1/6)

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

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