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Border Fences Reduce Risk of Transnational Terrorist Attacks, Other Effects Unclear

A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has found border fences do reduce the risk of a transnational terrorist attack, though the research leaves open questions about other types of factors. The researchers also did not examine whether ...

– University of Kansas

International Studies Quarterly


Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid

Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for stabilization as multiple sources increases the difficulty o...

– Michigan Technological University

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews


Experts: CEO of GE Justified in Cautioning Against U.S. Protectionism

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt recently said “protectionism makes the U.S. look weak not strong,” in a speech recently delivered at Georgetown University, openly disagreeing with many of President Donald Trump’s policies. He continued to say ...

– Drexel University


Faculty Experts Available to Discuss ‘the Great War’ 100 Years After US Entry

The U.S. officially entered the Great War – known more commonly as World War I – 100 years ago in April 1917 and remained active through the war’s end in November 1918. Many historians view WWI as a turning point for the rest of the 20th centur...

Expert Available

– DePaul University


Policy and Public Affairs


The CAP Strongly Supports Legislation to Improve Patient's Access to Care

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) commended the re-introduction of Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)


Expert Pitch


Trump Dump of Paris Climate Deal Bad for Business

– Cornell University


Virginia Tech Experts Available to Discuss Firing of FBI Director Comey

– Virginia Tech


Political Scientist with Expertise About Political Communication and Behavior Available to Discuss James Comey’s Firing

– Georgia State University


AG Sessions Plan to Toughen Drug Rules Wrong Turn for Justice

– Cornell University


Comey Firing Raises Questions About Independence of Investigation, Though It Passed Constitutional Muster, Law Expert Says

– University of Kansas


Expert Available to Discuss Trump Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds

– University of New Hampshire


Environmental Policy Expert: Deregulation Could Ignite Grassroots Movement

– DePaul University


Texas Sanctuary City Ban Negative to Agriculture, Key Industries

– Cornell University

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