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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.

July 2016

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Mic.com on July 22 about Melania Trump and her role as first lady if Donald Trump were elected.

Chris Edelson, SPA assistant professor, wrote an op-ed for Marketwatch on July 21 arguing the shortcomings of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate.

David Lublin, SPA professor, spoke to the USA Today on July 20 for a syndicated article about Governor Mike Pence as Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee.

Four new episodes of Bloomberg News' podcast Masters in Politics which is hosted by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, were recently released. The episodes featured interviews and commentary about Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with USA Today on July 19 about Melania Trump and the importance of candidates' spouses on the campaign trail.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on several news outlets throughout the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. McBride spoke with KNX-AM Los Angeles, MSNBC, CTV America, and CNN, offering analysis of the convention.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Reuters on July 19 about whether Donald Trump can gain more women supporters for his presidential campaign.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on July 19 about the lack of weight that campaign funding sources carries with voters.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to the USA Today on July 18 about why high viewership of the Republican National Convention and even a strong showing at the convention likely will not result in additional votes for Donald Trump.

Thomas Zeitzoff, SPA assistant professor, co-wrote an article for the The Washington Post on July 18 about the public's perceptions of a variety of police tactics in relation to different types of protest.

Chris Edelson, SPA assistant professor, spoke to BBC Radio on July 18 about President Bush's and President Obama's approaches to national security issues.

Daniel Fiorino, director of the Center for Environmental Policy, spoke to Inside Climate News on July 15 about different, politically viable policy approaches to curbing carbon emissions.

Gregg Ivers, SPA professor, wrote an article for the American Constitution Society's blog on July 15 about the Black Lives Matter movement and the goals it is trying to accomplish.

Research by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was cited in an article for the New Republic on July 14 which focused on how much the election of women leaders in Western countries will lead to an improvement for women.

Joseph Young, SPA associate professor, co-wrote an article for The Huffington Post on July 13 which argues why Hillary Clinton should nominate a Republican as her running mate.

Chris Edelson, SPA assistant professor, wrote an article for The Baltimore Sun on July 12 about the constitutional limits of presidential power.

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to Parade on July 11 about how national conventions have worked historically as well as the roles they now serve.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on July 8 about the challenges the president faces when confronted by domestic and international issues.

A new episode of Bloomberg News' podcast Masters in Politics which hosted by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was released on July 7. The episode featured guests who discussed Donald Trump and his chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to the Sinclair Broadcast Group for a syndicated article on July 6 about the similarities in voting tendencies between men and women.

Research by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was featured in an article for Pacific Standard on July 6 about the role gender plays in politics.

Research by Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was cited in an article for The Christian Science Monitor on July 5 about the bipartisan nature of women serving in Congress.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Univision Noticias on July 3 about how much gender factors into a voter's choice for president (Article in Spanish).

Matthew Wright, SPA assistant professor, co-wrote an article for The Washington Post on July 2 about Brexit and what motivated the British public to leave the European Union.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Time Warner Cable News on July 1 for an article about the public's perception of Hillary Clinton over the years.

Tricia Bacon, SPA assistant professor, was interviewed on the Ellison Report on WEAA on July 1 regarding the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey.