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AU Newsmakers 1.24-1.31, 2020
AU in the News 1.24-1.31, 2020

Top Stories
Trump, Netanyahu Turn White House Into Election Campaign Stop
Dan Arbell, scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israel Studies, spoke to Foreign Policy Magazine about President Trump's Middle East peace plan. Arbell said, “To me, it seems like an attempt by the administration to help Netanyahu in the polls, give him a boost.” Arbell also spoke to Al Jazeera America about the plan. Guy Ziv, assistant professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Vox and TRT World News about the plan. (1/28)
Democrats Speak to History With Exhaustive Impeachment Case
Washington College of Law Professor David Spratt spoke to the Associated Press about the cases made during the impeachment trial. Spratt said, “If you drone on over and over, you can lose credibility with your audience. They stop listening to what's being said.” The article appeared in 265 outlets, including The New York Times. Washington College of Law Visiting Professor Kimberly Wehle spoke to a CBS panel about impeachment, as well as WYPR Radio. Professor of Communication Leonard Steinhorn spoke to CGTN, and Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer in the School of Communication, spoke to Long Island News Radio. Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history, spoke to CTV and WTTG-Fox5. (1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29)

Additional Features
He Wrote the Book on Boomers, and He Thinks the Gen Z Rap Against Them Isn't Quite OK
Professor of Communication Leonard Steinhorn was featured in The Washington Post for his research into the Baby Boomer generation. Steinhorn said, “Boomers have been the villains ever since the 1980s, in large part because boomers changed an America their elders didn't want to see changed.” (1/27)
What Impact Can Continuing Education Have on Fed Careers?
Vicky Wilkins, dean of the School of Public Affairs, and Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, spoke to Federal News Network about the impact of continuing education, and how American University provides continuing education opportunities, such as ‘Classes Without Quizzes,' for federal employees. (1/28)

Faculty Authors
Why I Fear a Moderate Democratic Nominee
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, wrote an article for The Atlantic about the risks of a moderate Democratic nominee. Kendi wrote, “When moderate Democrats assure us that they would win back more white swing voters than progressive Democrats would, I am haunted by the thought that the evidence is hardly so reassuring.” (1/28)
We Don't Need a Separate Cybersecurity Agency
Sasha O'Connell, professorial lecturer of public affairs, wrote an article for Politico about how U.S. leaders should approach cybersecurity. O'Connell wrote, “I believe it would be far more effective to focus on knitting together interdisciplinary resources inside and outside of government in an agile, secure and accountable manner for application when and where they are needed.” (1/29)
"Real" Deterrence? Identifying the Trump Administration's Iran Strategy
School of International Service Associate Professor Joshua Rovner wrote an article for Lawfare about the Trump administration's strategy towards Iran. Rovner wrote, “The administration should take seriously the unforeseen risks of “real deterrence.” (1/26)

Trump's Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists
The New York Times cited research by Kathryn Montgomery, professor of communication, in an article about digital strategy in the 2020 elections. Montgomery and her co-author found that growth in the digital marketplace has reshaped electoral politics in the U.S. (1/29)
Au Pair Rights: More Protections, But at What Cost to Cultural Exchange
Washington College of Law Professor Janie Chuang spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about new protections for au pairs, and how it might affect their status. Chuang said, “The question is, what do supporters think the cultural component is for the au pairs?” (1/24)
Sin City's New Slogan is Set to Launch Sunday Evening
Kogod School of Business Professor Sonya Grier spoke to the Las Vegas Review -Journal about the city's decision to change slogans. Grier said, “I think [the old slogan] had both a specific and broad meaning, so people could make it what they wanted it to be. That's why it was so successful, and they built on that.” (1/25)
DNC Sees Maricopa Voters as Key to Making Arizona a 2020 Battleground
Amy Dacey, executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, spoke to Cronkite News about the influence of Maricopa County voters on the 2020 Elections. Dacey said, “In Arizona, historically Republicans have the won the state in national elections, but now with the congressional delegation and this legislature that close in the House and Senate, it makes sense to invest there.” (1/24)

Bonus Clip
92 Hidden Gems and Attractions in Washington
Washingtonian Magazine featured American University's Arboretum as a local “hidden gem.” (1.26)

''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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