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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 2015

Steven Taylor, associate professor of government, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on July 24 about President Obama's trip to Kenya, another sign of his burgeoning confidence in the final quarter of his presidency.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, appeared on WAMU's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on July 23 to discuss ongoing gentrification problems in the D.C.-area, and focused on mitigating the problem of "micro-segregation".

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, spoke to U.S. News & World Report on July 20 about Donald Trump's rhetoric in the 2016 presidential race.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, appeared on Federal News Radio on July 20 to discuss the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and the gap in engagement and commitment scores.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an article for The Hill on July 20 in which he argued that Congress should provide adequate funding for the U.S. Embassy in Cuba to provide American diplomats the resources they need while working abroad. LeoGrande also appeared on WTOP radio to discuss expectations in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Howard McCurdy, professor of public administration and policy, spoke to the Epoch Times on July 17 regarding the private sector's ability to minimize the cost of space launches.

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, spoke to Senator Ted Cruz on her latest episode of the podcast "Trail Talk" on July 17. Martin and co-host Tammy Haddad spoke with Cruz about his presidential campaign and new book.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with the Los Angeles Times on July 16 about President Obama's push for prison reform. "Probably his best tool is the bully pulpit to talk about race in the criminal justice system," Gould told the newspaper.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke with the Washington Post on July 16 about social ramifications of gentrification in DC's Chinatown neighborhood.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, appeared on MSNBC on July 15 to discuss prison reform in the United States and the potential benefits and consequences of it.

The Huffington Post cited work from Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, and Richard Fox for its piece on the importance of political family dynasties to pave the way for further female political candidates.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke with MSN's "Market Watch" on July 13 about the near impossible balancing act economists face when advising presidential candidates

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for The Hill on July 7 that focused on the essential role that losing candidates play in a democracy.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, co-wrote a blog post for Brookings on July 7 providing a series of recommendations that could help stimulate political ambition in young people.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was quoted in article for the Military Times on July 6 about the future opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Roll Call on July 6 about the Growing Republican Opportunities for Women project.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, was quoted in an article for Reuters on July 2 about the Cuban government’s expansion of wireless internet, saying that the “The Internet cafes and now this Wi-Fi network show that the government is serious about expanding Internet access.”

William LeoGrande, professor of government, spoke with the Washington Examiner on July 2 about the political fight President Obama is preparing for following the announcement of opening a U.S. embassy in Cuba.

Joseph Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, was quoted in an article for KUTV.com on July 2 that looked at Americans' increased willingness to aid and support counter-terrorism measures and authorities in light of recent attacks.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CBS's "This Morning" on July 2 to discuss the White House decision to lift bans on photography and social media sharing.

William LeoGrande, professor of government, wrote an op-ed for Fox News Latino on July 1 that lays out the practical benefits of President Obama's decision to restore ties with Cuba. LeoGrande was also quoted in a Fox News article about the decision to open a U.S. embassy in Havana.

David Lublin, professor of government, spoke with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about Wal-Mart's progressive positions on hot-button social topics. "They don't want to be seen as a Republican store or Democratic store. They want to be seen as a great American store," Lublin said.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, contributed an op-ed to The Hill on July 1 arguing that GOP presidential hopefuls should be thankful for the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage, removing a "wedge issue that only worked against them."

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