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Welcome to the School of Public Affairs' faculty media listing. Below you can view a complete chronological listing of faculty expertise presented through media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press and more. For more information, or if you'd like to contact SPA's faculty as a source for your media outlet, visit AU's media relations home page.

February 2016

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, spoke to Federal News Radio on February 29 about why U.S. presidents should approach the office as a CEO would.

C-SPAN broadcasted the Second Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum on February 29 which was held by SPA's Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies and the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies. To learn more about this event, please visit the forum's webpage.

Robert Durant, professor emeritus, spoke with Climate Focus on February 25 about the political polarization of environmental policy making and law.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was featured in article for CU Today on February 25 that reported on an event at which Lawless spoke on a number of topics including how women are less likely to run for political office than men.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on February 25 to discuss how the Supreme Court will operate with eight members until a new justice is named.

Jan Leighley, professor of government, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on February 24 about Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders' support among the African American community.

Karen O'Connor, distinguished professor of political science, and Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke on a panel for Media General on February 24 that discussed the status of a number of legal cases following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to CBC News on February 24 about the challenges President Obama faces in closing Guantanamo Bay.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, wrote an article for The Hill on February 23 about how Donald Trump caused Jeb Bush's presidential campaign to fail.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the American Constitution Society on February 23 that examines the importance of Supreme Court rulings.

David Lublin, professor of government, spoke to Fox News on February 22 about whether the composition of Congressional party members may change depending on which candidates are nominated for president.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke to Travel Weekly on February 21 about future business relations between the U.S. and Cuba and how relations between both nations may be handled under the next U.S. president.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to Bloomberg on February 21 about fundraising patterns of different candidates in the 2016 presidential election.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke to the Washington Post on February 18 about diplomatic efforts between the U.S. and Cuba.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke to PBS Newshour on February 18 about the potential for future diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on a range of issues.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for American Constitution Society's blog on February 17 about Ted Cruz's recent Republican debate comments regarding the use of torture.

David Lublin, professor of government, spoke to Washington Jewish Week on February 17 about the lack of attention Bernie Sanders has given to his Jewish roots during his 2016 presidential bid. The article was later published in the Baltimore Jewish Times on February 19 as well.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to CBS New York on February 16 about the Republican party's ability to block President Obama's nominee for Supreme Court Justice.

Jessica Waters, associate dean of the School of Public Affairs, spoke to ABC News on February 15 about how the Supreme Court will operate following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The Hill on February 15 about criticisms of Hillary Clinton's voice and whether there is a double standard in how she is being treated.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, was interviewed by Federal News Radio on February 15 about how to increase government employees' performance.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, wrote an article for The Hill on February 12 which lamented how Abraham Lincoln's birthday no longer get the appropriate amount of attention.

Daniel Fiorino, director of the Center for Environmental Policy, spoke The Atlantic's CityLab on February 12 about the Environmental Protection Agency's relationships with state-level agencies.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on February 12 about how former president George W. Bush can help his brother's presidential campaign.

Jan Leighley, professor of government, spoke to Vox on February 12 about why data from Iowa and New Hampshire may not be indicative of future voter patterns in other states for Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's campaigns.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to ThinkProgress on February 11 about the involvement of super PACs following the New Hampshire primary.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote a blog entry for World Policy Journal on February 11 in which he looks at the potential benefits of more military cooperation between U.S. and Cuba.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Baltimore Sun on February 10 that looked at how voters tend to overemphasize the extent of presidential power and influence on the nation's future during election season.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed by Al Jazeera America on February 9 about the early Democratic presidential primary results and what these mean for the candidates going forward.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to New England Public Radio on February 8 about her research on why young people are disinterested in running for public office.

A new episode of the Bloomberg News podcast Masters in Politics which is hosted by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was released on February 4. The podcast takes a look at the presidential primaries. 

In his latest contribution to Primary Digest, SPA Alumnus Chip Griffin wrote about the New Hampshire primary and provided his predictions for its outcome.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Time on February 3 about the differences in people's perceptions of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when they shout.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, gave testimony on February 3 at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing regarding the budget.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to the Carroll County Times on February 2 about publicly funded political campaigns.

Jan Leighley, professor of government, was interviewed by WalletHub about the Iowa primary and the primary process.