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January 2015

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.

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.

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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