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September 2014

Robert Marshak, distinguished scholar in residence, spoke with Financial Times periodical "Ignites" about business sports teams, motivation and morale. "If people in the company get so wrapped up in winning the sporting event," he said, "they lose sight that they're a company trying to win on the economic front."

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, provided commentary for the National Constitution Center's blog, "Constitution Daily," on September 15. He wrote that Congress must take an assertive role in deciding how to confront the new terrorist threat in Iraq.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, appeared on "The Diane Rehm Show" on September 11 for a broadcast on the challenges facing the Obama administration in light of the growth of the militant group ISIS.

Taryn Morrissey, assistant professor of public administration and policy, was a featured expert in a recent Wallet Hub study examining 2014's Best and Worst States to Have a Baby.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Washington Post on September 9 for an article about former First Lady, Laura Bush, and the legacy she has built for herself and President Bush since leaving office.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, took a preview tour of the revamped White House visitor center, set to open this Saturday, September 14. Details about the brand new attraction were provided by The Hill on September 9.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was interviewed by World Politics Today on September 8. The interview discussed Cuban import restrictions following the Caribbean islands latest round of restrictions.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, made an appearance on "Marketplace" on September 8 to explain why Congress is likely to pass a continuing resolution heading into the midterm elections.

Tricia Bacon, professorial lecturer of justice, law, and criminology, provided analysis for The Daily Beast on September 6 in an article about al Qaeda's strategic shift toward the Indian subcontinent.

Analysis conducted by the Women & Politics Institute and its director, Jennifer Lawless, provided information for an article in New York Times section, "The Upshot". The article focused on Sen. John McCain's frequent media appearances, notably on Sunday talk shows.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on September 4 about the best ways for government agencies to put a dollar value on the work employees do.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, provided expert analysis to Eastern Pennsylvania daily paper The Morning Call on September 1 following a case of wrongful imprisonment.

August 2014

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, and her research on the gender gap in political ambition were highlighted in an article in The New Yorker on August 29 that described the sexism inhabiting politics.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, made a guest appearance on "The Diane Rehm Show" on August 28 for a segment highlighting the challenge of finding affordable housing.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with The Washington Times on August 25 about her research in the political ambition gender gap, arguing "concrete steps need to be taken" to close that gap.

Brian Forst, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with PolitiFact on August 21 about media distortion of the facts related to the Ferguson killing, specifically to the words of right wing pundit, Michael Medved.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed for The Washington Post feature section, "She the People." She discussed her recent research, debunking common myths on why women don't seek political office.

Joseph Young, professor of justice, law, and criminology, told USA Today on August 21 that the number of Americans joining the Islamic State is much lower than the number of Brits and other Europeans thanks to geography and better social integration.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on August 20 about the need for clarification regarding the rules regulating government employees that telework.

Steven Taylor, associate professor of government, appeared on ABC News and WTOP Radio on August 19 to discuss the federal government's involvement in finding a solution to the protests occurring in Ferguson, MO.

Patrick Griffin, associate director of CCPS, spoke with Fox News on August 15 about the race to find a new Democratic Senate candidate in Montana.

Derek Hyra, associate professor of public administration and policy, contributed an article to a London School of Economics blog on August 14 regarding the political and cultural effects of gentrification.

Barbara Romzek, dean of the School of Public Affairs, spoke to McClatchy Newspapers on August 13 and The Fiscal Times on August 5 about New Jersey officials failing to properly oversee state contracts with outside firms in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with The Atlantic on August 13 for an article detailing the role of U.S. Treasurer, a civic office chaired only by women for the past six decades.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, contributed an article to The Hill on August 13 arguing that the prevailing wisdom that judges are "neutral umpires" is incorrect and that non-legal factors motivate their work.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed by the New York Times on August 12 regarding her research studying the gender dynamics of running for governmental office.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with The Washington Post on August 8 for an article detailing the troubling corruption and witness tampering that occurred in grand jury testimonies in Houston, Texas.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, contributed an article for Reason on August 8 insisting that Congress play a more assertive role in defining a policy to combat the crisis developing in Iraq.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on August 8 arguing that President Obama's suggestion that he can act unilaterally to solve the immigration crisis may play into Republican hands.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, discussed building the new performance management system for civilain personnel at the DoD with guest host Jared Serbu on "In Depth" on August 6.

Bradley Hardy, assistant professor of public administration and policy, told Time Warner cable news in an interview on August 6 that the latest decrease in long-term unemployment should not stall federal benefits being considered in the House and Senate.

Brian Forst, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with Mother Jones on August 4 about the increasing threat of homegrown terrorism as young Westerners join ranks with ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusrah.

David Lublin, professor of government, appeared on two Sinclair TV segments, the first discussing the IRS scandal and the congressional recess, and second reviewing the lack of governing that has come from the 113th Congress.

July 2014

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, made a guest appearance on The Takeaway on July 29 to illustrate the difficult path some Republicans have due to the deeply divided electorate.

Hector Silva, senior fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, appeared on NPR's Baltimore station, WYPR, on July 25 to discuss immigration and child migrants while on the ground in El Salvador.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal on July 24 detailing the domestic effects that will be felt as a result of the Central American child migrant surge.

Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, was quoted in an article appearing in the Christian Science Monitor on July 24 regarding the Central American child migrant crisis.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Huffington Post on July 22 about the hidden reasons why women remain underrepresented in the political arena.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, discussed the complicated web of oversight connected with the Department of Homeland Security with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on July 22.

Thomas Zeitzoff, assistant professor of public affairs, co-authored an article for the Washington Post on July 16 discussing his research that looked at the effect of terrorism on Israeli elections from 2003 to 2009.

Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, was interviewed by Bloomberg News on July 16 for an article highlighting the overwhelming difficulties Central American countries are facing in light of the recent immigration crisis.

Joseph Young, professor of justice, law and criminology, co-authored an article for the Washington Post on July 14 discussing critiques and ways to improve the annual Fragile States Index, the most recent of which was just released, to make it a more useful tool.

Bob Durant, professor of public administration and policy, discussed the impact of short-term leaders at the Phoenix VA healthcare system in the Arizona Republic on July 11.

A July 10 article from Wall St. Cheat Sheet about the need for more female members in Congress cited a 2010 analysis conducted by Richard Fox and the Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, discussed building a new performance culture across the federal government with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on July 9.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the Washington Times on July 8 in an article about Hillary Clinton's need to distance herself from her predecessors policies as the presidential election of 2016 approaches.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on July 7 in an article detailing technological anachronisms in the White House.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on July 4 arguing that John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama should focus on foreign as opposed to domestic affairs.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, talked with CBS News on July 3 about Malia Obama, the president's eldest daughter, who is celebrating her sixteenth birthday on the Fourth of July.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, made a guest appearance on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" on July 2 to speak about the electoral implications highlighted in his research.

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