James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, was quoted in Bloomberg News on April 11 regarding the economic opportunities companies are taking in response to the Ukrainian crisis.
Julian Bond, professor of government, was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on April 10 as President Obama and others celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, spoke to CNN on April 8 about the need for pay parity across the federal government, including in the White House, where reports show that women make only 77 cents on every dollar that their male colleagues earn. More than 55 outlets republished this piece.
Steven Taylor, associate professor of government, spoke to Voice of America on April 8 about anti-gay laws in African countries and the severe repression that is inflicted upon the victims of those laws.
Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Cassie Bartlett on April 4 about his research on wrongful convictions. He presented his findings, as well, for students at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
William LeoGrande, professor of government, explained in an interview with Deutsche Welle on April 4 that the USAID operation attempting to undermine the Cuban government through a social media platform was "very foolish" and harmed U.S. credibility in the region.
The New York Daily News wrote two articles about the Janus Forum Debate between Gen. Michael Hayden and Barton Gellman, moderated by Alan Levine, director of the Political Theory Institute. The first, published on April 4, analyzed the civil discussion. The second, published on April 6, questioned a system that allows the deep, data-mining utilized by the NSA.
Women face challenges running for office in the GOP, but Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, told Roll Call in an article on April 3 that the more important question is to determine how hard the party works to elect women candidates.
Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke about America's First Grandmother, Marian Robinson, in a Washington Post article on March 31. Robinson, who generally stays out of the spotlight, was front and center throughout Michelle Obama's recent trip to China.
Anita McBride, executive in residence, wrote an op-ed for the George W. Bush Institute about the Rising Afghan Women Leaders Initiative, a workshop offered in Doha, Qatar that promotes leadership development for women.
James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, was quoted in a Stamford Advocate article on March 22 about the heavy influence of lobbyists in large Connecticut industries.
In an op-ed for Slate's The Root, Julian Bond, professor of government, discussed the importance of protecting the advances of civil rights in the past 50 years to safeguard voting laws. The Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, and Sun Sentinel republished the piece.
Ambassador in Residence Connie Morella was interviewed by McClatchy on March 18. She commented on why some former members of Congress are running again after a hiatus. The article has been syndicated to over a dozen outlets, including the Miami Herald.
A Reuters article on March 16 included expert analysis from Anita McBride, executive in residence, regarding First Lady Michelle Obama's upcoming trip to China. Her analysis on this topic was also included in articles by CBS, the Associated Press, the New York Times and interviews with NPR's "Here and Now," MSNBC and NBC's "Today."
In a Washington Post article on March 10, Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, explained that policy and party ultimately trump any special bipartisanship among female U.S. senators in passing legislation.
Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on March 9 about Michelle Obama's upcoming trip to China noting that the First Lady is seizing the opportunity to educate young people rather than address controversial foreign policy issues.
The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies co-hosted a conference on March 7 titled "The Republicans' Latino Problem and How it Can Be Fixed." Watch C-SPAN coverage of panel 1 and panel 2. Bloomberg News also quoted several conference presenters in a story on March 10.
USA Today spoke to government professor Julian Bond on February 26 about President Obama’s cautiousness in elevating race and civil rights issues until his second term. More than 30 outlets republished the article.
James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, was quoted in an article on presidential influence in Congress, "Obama's Icy Relationship with Congress: Can It Ever Thaw?," in the Christian Science Monitor on February 24.
Professor Thurber responds: "Note that I am quoted, really misquoted, with the number of "lobbyists" as 100,000. I said the number of people in the "advocacy industry" (not federal registered lobbyists) trying to influence the U.S. federal government as 100,000. I have a broad definition. Anyone trying to influence public policy and is paid for it should be considered a lobbyist/advocate. I said that includes federal registered lobbyists, grassroots, top roots, paid and earned advertising experts (and producers of ads), advocacy think tanks, strategists (like Tom Daschle), opposition research, policy experts, pollsters doing issue campaigns, coalitions organizers and managers, social media (Internet apps.), and all support staff. I stand by the number. If you include all of the advocates in the U.S. executive branch, that number goes higher. By the way, Tom Boggs (of Patton and Boggs) agrees with me."
Jennifer Lawless, professor of government, discussed her research on young people's lack of interest in running for elected office in a story syndicated by Sinclair TV on February 12.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote the following blog post "The State of the Union Address and President Obama’s Executive Orders: The Real Concern is National Security, Not Domestic Policy Measures” on February 11 for “Political Insight.”
James Thurber, distinguished professor of government, was interviewed by USA Today on February 8 about Congressman Tom Petri’s conflict of interest in supporting contracts for a company in which he holds stock shares.
William LeoGrande, professor of government, published "Relaxing the EU’s Common Position on Cuba Would Allow Europe to Play a More Active Role in Shaping the Country’s Development" in the London School of Economics and Political Science blog on January 28.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, was interviewed January 22 about "The Growing Power of the Presidency: From Lincoln to Obama, the Executive Branch Has Expanded its Reach" on Reason TV.
Distinguished Professor James Thurber spoke to the Associated Press on January 17 about the necessity of Congressional Republicans and Democrats to repair their public images. More than 85 outlets republished this story, including the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle.
Executive in Resident Anita McBride was quoted in a number of stories about Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday celebrations: in the Washington Post on January 15 and January 17 and she spoke with the Associated Press on January 16. She was also interviewed for a story in The Hill on January 15 about the upcoming state visit of French President François Hollande.
C-SPAN covered Third Way’s Matt Bennett, who spoke to SPA’s Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute class about the changing role of think-tanks in the advocacy process. The class re-aired on C-SPAN and C-SPAN 3.
Professor Jan Leighley's book, Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States, was featured on January 4 in the Washington Post column, "What Voter Turnout Means for Efforts to Remedy Income Inequality."
Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza, and Jack Martin, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), discussed immigration policy as guests of the Public Affairs Advocacy Institute. You can view the video on c-span.org.
Charlie Cook, a political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends, discussed congressional midterm elections this fall as a guest of SPA's Campaign Management Institute. You can view the video on c-span.org.
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, appeared on C-Span on January 2 to discuss his book Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror. He also published the article, "Book Club: A Stronger Presidency Is Not The Solution," in Talking Points Memo on January 2.