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Thomas Zeitzoff, assistant professor of justice, law, and criminology, co-authored an op-ed for Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" examining the use of social media as a “liberation technology” for learning important information about foreign policy issues.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of the Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute, spoke with the LA Times on February 24 about the politics behind President Obama's veto of the Keystone Pipeline bill.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

James Thurber, director of the Center of Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to the New York Times about President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, saying that this is a period where President Obama will use his veto to “protect his past record.”

Michael McCarthy, research fellow for the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, spoke to the International Business Times on February 21 about the Venezuelan government’s arrest of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma.

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Bradley Hardy, assistant professor of public administration and policy Former First Lady Laura Bush will speak at AU.
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