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April 2015

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with the Christian Science Monitor on April 23, suggesting that new Attorney General Loretta Lynch should prioritize repairing the Department of Justice's relationship with Congress.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to Associated Press on April 23 about recent U.S. strikes in Pakistan that killed one American. Edelson explains, "if the attacks were carried out against al-Qaida, they were legitimate under U.S. law."

Tricia Bacon, professorial lecturer of justice, law, and criminology, appeared on PBS Frontline on April 21 for a special report on American terrorism and its effects. 

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke to International Business Times for an article on April 21 that focused on the prospect of American business opportunities in Cuba in the wake of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's visit to Havana.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, appeared on CSPAN's Washington Journal on April 21 to discuss her new book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was cited in an article for the Miami Herald on April 18, regarding the origins of Cuba's placement on the list of countries who sponsor terrorism.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, discussed with the Financial Times (subscription required) the likelihood that the total campaign budget for the 2016 presidential race could double the $2.6 billion spent by candidates in 2012.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on April 16 about the potential challenges Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz may face in garnering the Hispanic vote during their respective presidential campaigns.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on April 16 to discuss the first hundred days of the majority Republican Congress.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was quoted in an article for CNN on April 15 regarding Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy and how America's political climate is currently amenable to a female president.

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was featured in an article in the Washington Post on April 15, which highlighted the increasing shift of powerful women in D.C. to editor positions at popular magazines.

Howard McCurdy, professor of public administration and policy, spoke to the Wall Street Journal on April 14 about SpaceX's efforts to successfully construct reusable rockets and the benefits to creating the rockets.  McCurdy expressed skepticism about the cost advantages.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on April 14 about how much freedom U.S. diplomats will have in Cuba as the two countries attempt to improve diplomatic relations.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on April 14 arguing that the media's expansive coverage on presidential candidates places too much emphasis on the powers of the executive branch.

Anita McBride, director of the First Ladies' Initiative, moderated AU's KPU Wonk of the Year Award ceremony honoring Laura Bush, which received coverage from multiple news outlets across the nation.

Carrie Giddins, adjunct professorial lecturer, was quoted in an article for the L.A. Times on April 12 about how Hillary Clinton can improve upon her Iowa campaign strategy for her presidential bid in 2016.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, was quoted in an article for Bloomberg on April 12, concerning the continued Republican effort to put pressure on Hillary Clinton during her presidential candidacy.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on April 12 detailing the differences in effective tax rates between states and how politics plays a role in these differences.

Jessica Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, wrote an op-ed for CNN on April 12 about the tendency for pundits to view Hillary Clinton's candidacy all about breaking the glass ceiling. Lawless responds that the election will actually hinge on traditional issues of partisanship and the economy.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CSPAN on April 12 to discuss the role and influence of political spouses over time. She also discussed the spouses of current and potential 2016 presidential candidates. 

William LeoGrande, professor of government, argued in an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs that President Obama should act on removing Cuba from the state sponsors of international terrorism list in order to lower roadblocks for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, was quoted in a USA Today article on April 9 which focuses on the nature of presidential declarations of a state of emergency.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on April 8 about how voter turnout for Ferguson's city council elections has drastically increased in 2015.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the Hill on April 8 about the fight between presidential candidate Rand Paul and "Today" host Savannah Guthrie. Lawless observed that Paul can overcome the fight, if it doesn't play into his overall narrative.

Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, spoke with Bloomberg on April 8 about the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to be held in Panama. Hershberg noted that the warming of relations with Cuba may allow for greater cooperation across South America.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was quoted in an article by Fox News Latino on April 8 which focuses on the differing views surrounding the U.S.'s potential removal of Cuba from the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was quoted in an article by LaOpinion on April 7 about the possibility of the U.S. removing Cuba from its "black list" of terrorist countries.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to McClatchy about controversial foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, comparing that to money going directly into the pocket of former presidents.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report on April 6 about the bipartisan nature of science denial.

Joe Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, wrote an article for USA Today on April 5 about the regional nature of Al-Shabab's terrorist campaign and how U.S. policy should be directed to counter this threat.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on April 2 about the differing regional perceptions on key political issues among Catholics in America.

Statistical analysis and research by Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, was cited in an article by Newsmax on April 2 that highlighted how recent Indiana legislation has exposed the divisive political attitudes toward gay marriage present among GOP voters.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with the LA Times on April 2 about the economic impact Airbnb will have in Cuba as it opens up listings on the island nation.

A recent study by Erdal Tekin, professor of public administration and policy, and Seth Gershenson, assistant professor of public administration and policy, provided extensive content for an article in The Atlantic about the effects of community violence on elementary students.

March 2015

Data research and analysis by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women and Politics Institute, was cited in an article for Newsmax on March 31 regarding practices for monitoring elected officials.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner-in-residence, spoke with Federal News Radio on March 30 about why the federal government is comprised of such a small percentage of young people.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on March 29 detailing the potential pitfall for Ted Cruz of splitting the Evangelical vote with a large number of other candidates in the southern primaries.

Research provided by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was cited in the Daily Kos on March 29 for an article detailing the overwhelming amount of elected positions available in the United States.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was quoted in an article in the Boston Globe on March 28 which focuses on why the issue of abortion has stalled two bipartisan Congressional bills.

The Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology co-hosted a town hall on police-community relations Post-Ferguson with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Ed Maguire, professor of justice, law, and criminology, was included among a panel of influential experts. NBC4 Washington, WUSA9, NPR's WAMU, and the Washington Post each covered the event.

Connie Morella, ambassador in residence, was quoted in McClatchy DC on March 26 for an article providing 10 things to know about the Senate's "vote-a-rama," a cram session for lawmakers to set up a budget resolution.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, talked to USA Today on March 25 about Republican attempts to attach abortion language to unrelated bills in Congress.

Jocelyn Johnston, associate professor of public administration and policy, spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 23 about the environmental initiatives and policies that are starting up in cities around the United States.

Connie Morella, ambassador in residence, spoke with the National Journal about the causes and effects of the proliferation of caucuses in Congress.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, provided analysis for the Washington Post on March 23 for an article detailing the successes and failures of President Obama's promise to curb the influence of lobbyists.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with the Financial Times on March 22 about Cuba's small steps towards liberalism, especially opening up avenues for free speech.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Washington Post on March 20 about the trappings of presidential retreat Camp David, and President Obama's rare use of that venue.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on March 20 about the "values" that drive voters to the polls.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with USA Today on March 19 about powerful campaign theme shaping up around Hillary Clinton - a chance to elect the first woman president.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with the New York Times on March 19 about the lobbying strategy Senator Mitch McConnell is taking to combat President Obama's climate change policy.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner-in-residence, wrote an op-ed for Government Executive arguing that Congress owes Americans "the same duty of care from Congress that stockholders would receive from a private sector board of directors.

Rebecca Keiser, executive in residence, was featured by the National Science Foundation on March 17. Keiser was selected to head that agency's Office of International Science & Engineering.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with McClatchy DC on March 16 about Michelle Obama's turn toward foreign policy in the last two years of the Obama administration.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for the USA Today on March 15 that addresses the President's request for a new Authorization to Use Military Force to combat ISIS worldwide.

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was featured in the Washington Business Journal on March 13. The profile traced her path from an AU internship at "Meet the Press" to executive producer and managing editor for NBC News Political Programming.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Washington Post on March 12 about the decision-making process behind official condolence statements from the White House.

Michael McCarthy, research fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, spoke with WAMU on March 11 about the Obama administration's declaration that Venezuela is a national security risk.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, argued in USA Today that the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio is reminiscent of past Clinton controversies.

Julian Bond, distinguished adjunct professor of government, spoke to NPR affiliate WNYC about the Selma March’s 50th anniversary, the Voting Rights Act and the continuing disparities of race in America.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the Washington Post on March 10 about the possible repercussions Hillary Clinton will face in light of the email scandal.

David Lublin, professor of government, wrote an op-ed on March 10 for the Baltimore Sun. His piece urged Maryland politicians to avoid becoming ensnared by the dysfunction that plagues Washington, DC.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, contributed an analysis to #NerdScreen for "Meet the Press" on March 8. He provided an in-depth look at the numbers behind Obamacare and its potential impact on the 2016 election.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote for NBC News on March 7 about the Great Reverse Migration, the recent demographic trend of African Americans moving to the American South as its economy booms.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of SPA's Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, spoke with Breitbart on March 7 about the monetary influence Silicon Valley will have on the 2016 elections.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on March 5 illuminating the five steps Cuba should take to speed up the process of normalizing relations with the United States.

Research provided by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was cited by the Daily Kos on March 3 in an article thanking Senator Mikulski for her service, but also detailing Congress' continuing gender gap.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, contributed an article to NBC News on March 2 illustrating why Republicans should not expect a boost of Jewish votes despite Prime Minister Netanyahu's support.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the Atlantic on March 2 about the effects Barbara Mikulski's retirement will have on the Senate.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, appeared on WTOP's "Federal News Radio" to discuss Congress' inactivity in solving federal agency problems. 

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with PolitiFact for a pair of articles fact-checking Speaker of the House John Boehner. The first article analyzed the Speaker's comments on immigration, while the second focused on his case against Obamacare.

February 2015

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an article for Foreign Policy on February 25 arguing that critics of President Obama's deal with Cuba are using the same tired rhetoric and logic to make their case.

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.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of SPA's Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, spoke with McClatchy DC on February 18 about the wealth of foreign donations received by the Clinton Foundation and how that money may affect Hillary Clinton's potential White House run.

David Lublin, professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 18 about how to make the relationship between Scotland and the UK better following last September's failed Scottish independence referendum.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke with How We Get To Next on February 17 about the lessons in tech startups and innovation that are coming from low-income neighborhoods like Harlem, NY.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke with Turkey's Anadolu Agency on February 12 about President Obama's war power request to wage a military campaign against ISIS.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about Hillary Clinton’s role at the Clinton Foundation and whether foreign donations to the Foundation present liabilities for presidential run.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke with Sputnik News on February 12 about the powers the Republican Congress offers President Obama in the national security arena.

Hector Silva Avilas, research scholar for the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, commented for the Christian Science Monitor on the importance of the Catholic Church in working with local gangs in El Salvador to reach non-violent solutions.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote a post for the American Constitution Society blog on February 9 critiquing the GOP's inconsistent stand on abortion.

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was featured in the Washington Post section "Reliable Source" for an article highlighting her role as an impactful leader for women in and around Washington, DC.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with USA Today on February 9 about Netflix's expansion to Cuba, a move that fits into the company's global ambitions and symbolizes the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with The Crime Report for an article uncovering the mass of wrongful convictions for lesser crimes that miss the headlines.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed for Ford's Theater blog on February 3. Following a performance of The Widow Lincoln, McBride discussed the evolving role of the First Lady for the "Ask an Expert" series.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for NBC News on February 4 about the broad political spectrum of states that offer vaccine exemptions. 

Antoine Yoshinaka, assistant professor of government, appeared on Hofstra University's WRHU in New York to discuss the 2016 GOP field of presidential candidates. He discussed and analyzed the frontrunners and reach candidates for the nomination.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, co-wrote an article with Danny Hayes, professor of political science, for Brookings on February 3 about the consequences of diminished local news sources.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke to Governing on February 1 about a recent report suggesting that low-income residents are leaving the Washington, DC at higher rates than wealthy residents.

January 2015

William LeoGrande, professor of government, discussed poor U.S. government efforts to track Cuban criminal fugitives for a January 31 Sun-Sentinel article.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to the Epoch Times on January 30 about immigration and Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential run.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of SPA's Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, commented on the new Republican majority Senate in a January 30 story for McClatchy DC.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an editorial piece for Newsweek on January 30 about what remains to be accomplished for the U.S. and Cuba to fully normalize relations.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with Huffington Post on January 30 about the slow progress in jury selection for trials centered around the attacks in Aurora, CO and Boston, MA.

Taryn Morrissey, professor of public administration and policy, was quoted in a January 29 Christian Science Monitor story about child poverty.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the New York Times about the White House process for determining appropriate First Lady attire for official trips abroad.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, appeared on MSNBC on January 28 to discuss the bipartisan bill introduced in Congress that is seeking to end the travel ban to Cuba.

The Atlantic cited research on the affect local news has on politically engaged citizens by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, in a January 27 article.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, wrote an article for Government Executive on January 28 arguing that executive core qualifications are not sufficient in building successful federal sector management positions.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, joined CBS News on January 27 to discuss Michelle Obama's decision not to wear a headscarf while visiting Saudi Arabia for the funeral of King Abdullah. McBride's interview was also mentioned in an LA Times article on January 28.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was interviewed on CCTV-America on January 23 for a segment discussing the new ties between the U.S. and Cuba following the rapprochement in December 2014.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke to The Washington Post on January 23 about Arlington's booming population of students, causing conflicts among housing services and parks.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with U.S. News and World Report on January 23 about the hidden agendas and values that can be found by looking closer at the veto threats issued by President Obama.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for Talking Points Memo on January 22 explaining why the question "How do we save Roe v. Wade?" is the wrong one to ask.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke to the Orlando Sun Sentinel on January 21 about Cuba “harboring scores of criminals wanted in the United States.”

Brad Bartholomew, professorial lecturer of justice, law, and criminology, was featured in a recent study on WalletHub examining American cities' best and worst return on investment on police spending.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with the Associated Press for a pair of syndicated articles. The first article analyzed President Obama's active politics since the devastating defeat in November's elections; the second investigated the president's veto threats.

Paul Irving, SPA/BS ’79, introduced President Obama at the State of the Union while serving in his role as the U.S. House of Representatives' Sergeant at Arms. This was the fourth time Irving announced the president's entrance for the annual speech.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Politico on January 21 about Political Parity's recent report indicating that women in the Republican party face a difficult path toward election in the primary process.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, talked with The Washington Post on January 20 about President Obama's legacy and the policies that he will push during the last two years of his presidency.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Washington Times on January 19 about the decision-making process behind inviting guests to the State of the Union address.

El Pregonero wrote about the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies' annual public affairs forum. The article, which is available in Spanish, highlighted the importance of immigration issues with voters leading up to the next elections.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, and Richard Fox provided the data for a Washington Post article on January 19 analyzing the gender gap in political ambition, which starts in people as young as 18.

Jocelyn Johnston, associate professor of public administration and policy, discussed recent progressive policy changes with McClatchy DC on January 18. Many Democratic-dominated cities are pushing ahead in the face of Republican dominated state legislatures. 

Antoine Yoshinaka, assistant professor of government, told Agence France-Presse in a syndicated article on January 16 that the 2016 Republican presidential field remains wide open.

Jocelyn Johnston, associate professor of public administration and policy, and Daniel Fiorino, director of the Center for Environmental Policy, each spoke with the Pew Charitable Trust's "Stateline" for an article analyzing the progressive push being taken by American cities, even in states with primarily Republican leadership.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with the Tampa Bay Times on January 15 about the politics behind U.S. Representative Rich Nugent's heavy criticism of John Boehner.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the New York Post about Malia Obama's influence on fashion trends and music tastes, despite the heavy security and zone of privacy surrounding her.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, discussed the life and work of Robert E. White for a Washington Post obituary for the former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador who was removed from his position for his outspoken criticism of U.S. policy.

Alumni from the Key Executive Leadership Program provided insight and lessons on leadership for a blog post published on January 15 by the Association of Talent Development.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with Agence France-Presse for a syndicated article on January 15 that detailed the easing of trade restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, talked to China's Voice of America on January 14 about dual-edged ethics and morality of lobbying, and the need for lobbying regulation. The article is available here in Chinese.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote for In These Times about Senator Lindsey Graham's attempts to exploit fear of terrorist threats in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on January 12 about training available for new members of Congress.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Bloomberg News on January 12 about the lack of women chairing Congressional House committees. Candice Miller is the sole woman heading a committee.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CBS Radio Boston on January 12 to discuss the White House's miscalculation in not sending a high profile U.S. representative to the unity march in Paris.

Research compiled by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was presented in a McClatchy News article on January 10 introducing the new new chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Jessica Waters, associate dean of the School of Public Affairs, spoke with the Washington Lawyer for a DC Bar article questioning the survivability of the four-decade old Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

On January 9, C-SPAN covered presentations from the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies' (CCPS) biannual Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI). James Thurber, director of CCPS, Neil Kerwin, president of American University, and Joseph Sandler, former general counsel of the Democratic National Committee, all spoke at PAAI.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, joined a panel on the PBS Newshour on January 8 to discuss divided government and whether President Obama and the Republican Congress can govern together.

Gail Baitinger, Ph.D. candidate in the department of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post questioning the dearth of women on Sunday morning talk shows. In her analysis, Baitinger utilized research from Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute.

Joseph Young, assistant professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with Sputnik International on January 8 about rising concerns among European experts that extremism and terrorist attacks may continue following the Paris attacks.

A panel on Congressional-White House relations led by Patrick Griffin, academic director of SPA's Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, aired on C-SPAN January 5.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Politico for a special report and an article analyzing the expected impact of the newly elected women to Congress.

Andrew Borene, professorial lecturer of justice, law, criminology, spoke with The Hill on January 4 about the effect that the Sony hacking scandal will have on cybersecurity law in 2015.

Julian Bond, distinguished professor of government, will deliver the keynote speech at the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, to be held on January 14.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, provided analysis for a syndicated article about the gender politics surrounding Hillary Clinton as she possibly prepares for a 2016 presidential run.

David Lublin, professor of government, provided political analysis for Red Alert Politics on January 2 for an article about the politics of gun ownership in Maryland.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, provided commentary and analysis on the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba for media outlets including the Huffington Post, Miami Herald, and the Los Angeles Times.

Carlos Vera, SPA/BA ’15 and SPA/MPA ’16, was featured in Hesperia, CA's local newspaper where he shared his experiences at SPA, including serving as an intern at the White House.

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