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Not calling witnesses would set a disastrous new precedent, @OregonState's @CMcKNichols says

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Domestic U.S. Policy

Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance

Who -- or what -- is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe?

– Rice University

American Political Science Review

Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole

DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Notre Dame professor releases definitive volume on the first 100 years of women voting

– University of Notre Dame

UCLA expert available to comment on impact of SCOTUS decision regarding "public charge" rule

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA expert available for comment on planned Trump Administration revisions of federal protections for streams and wetlands.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Public Health Expert Available to Discuss Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

– George Washington University

International Relations

Victims of mass atrocities often portrayed as disempowered in international law

According to a doctoral thesis completed by Nadia Valentina Tapia Navarro, victims of mass atrocities are often portrayed as disempowered, passive, defenceless and docile in discourses pertaining to international law.

– University of Helsinki


Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan

The long-awaited plan presented by President Donald J. Trump paves the way for broader Israeli annexation of occupied territories, has no real chance of Palestinian support, and risks provoking violence.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Philip H. Gordon, "Trump's Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan", In Brief,, January 28, 2020.

Infectious Disease Experts Sound Alarm Over Risk of Outbreaks in U.S. Border Detention Centers

– Over the past year, at least seven children have died from diseases including influenza while being detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Infectious disease experts at the University ...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Ohio State ethics and public health expert available to discuss coronavirus outbreak and the implications of quarantine, travel restrictions and other measures

– Ohio State University

Expert Available to Discuss How #China’s Politics Affect #Coronavirus Response

– Johns Hopkins University

Trump to release Middle East peace plan, expert available to discuss political implications

– Virginia Tech

In Mid-East peace plan, Trump treats people as puppets

– Cornell University

FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences

– Florida State University

2020 U.S. Election

Stability pushes Sanders to top of ISU/Civiqs poll; caucus interest building

Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the Iowa State University/Civiqs poll for the first time in the five months of polling leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Maintaining a stable base and picking up supporters from other candidates have contributed to his s...

– Iowa State University

Iowa State University/Civiqs poll

Embargo expired on 29-Jan-2020 at 06:00 ET

Iowa caucus-goers rely on variety of sources to make decision

Iowans have had ample opportunities to meet the Democratic presidential candidates, but likely caucus-goers say this access is not their most important source of information, according to a new Iowa State University survey.

– Iowa State University

USC Kicks Off 50-State Election Cybersecurity Trainings on Jan. 28 in Maryland

The initiative, supported by Google, will provide invaluable resources to campaigns, election workers, elected officials, and concerned citizens to reinforce election cybersecurity measures through best practices and planning.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Iowa caucus is unpredictable by design, but favors Biden

– Cornell University

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss How Hip-Hop Music Gives Voice to Populations Left Out of the Political Discourse

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

FSU experts available to comment on the upcoming electoral season

– Florida State University

Expert Available to Discuss Iowa Caucuses

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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