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Newswise: University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute releases seventh report on Colombian Peace Agreement implementation
Released: 28-Jun-2023 11:35 AM EDT
University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute releases seventh report on Colombian Peace Agreement implementation
University of Notre Dame

A new report from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and its Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative in Colombia presents the status of peace accord implementation as of November. The sixth year of implementation of the Colombian Final Accord was marked by minor variations in implementation levels.

Released: 31-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Debt ceiling blues. Find political experts on the debt negotiations and the presidential bids in the Politics channel
Newswise

President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continue negotiations on raising the United States debt ceiling. More contenders enter the Republican presidential nominee run. Get your expert commentary on Politics here.

   
Newswise: Loyola Medicine Donates Ambulance to Support the Effort in Ukraine
Released: 31-May-2023 1:30 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Donates Ambulance to Support the Effort in Ukraine
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine will donate an ambulance to help save lives in Ukrainian communities under attack by Russian forces, with a blessing from Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich at a press conference.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts
Newswise

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

       
Released: 5-May-2023 6:55 PM EDT
Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill threatens HIV progress
SciDev.Net

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, if signed into law, could lead to the withdrawal of foreign aid and threaten goals to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, advocates warn.

   
Released: 2-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Study: Survey Methodology Should Be Calibrated to Account for Negative Attitudes About Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers
George Washington University

Researchers surveying socially charged topics such as immigration must make sure their methodology doesn’t reinforce common anti-immigration attitudes. A team led by George Washington University researchers has done just that.

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Released: 1-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Expert Shares Insights on War in Ukraine
University of California San Diego

Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine's Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise: Victor Shih Appointed as New Director of UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center
Released: 18-Apr-2023 3:40 PM EDT
Victor Shih Appointed as New Director of UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center
University of California San Diego

Victor C. Shih has been appointed as the new director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, effective July 1, 2023. Shih, the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, is a highly regarded scholar with expertise in a broad range of subjects related to China.

Newswise: Notre Dame, Yale partnership yields high-stakes policy brief on sustainable peacebuilding strategies
Released: 14-Apr-2023 3:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame, Yale partnership yields high-stakes policy brief on sustainable peacebuilding strategies
University of Notre Dame

A new policy brief, released Tuesday (April 11) by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, offers insight on how sustainable peacebuilding can be practiced. Drawing on case studies from civil wars, such as those in Colombia, Central African Republic, Guatemala and Northern Ireland, the brief was written by a team of scholars, practitioners and policymakers and edited by Josefina Echavarría Alvarez of the University of Notre Dame and Catherine Panter-Brick and Bisa Williams from Yale University.

Released: 29-Mar-2023 12:50 PM EDT
USC Center on Public Diplomacy Holds Summit on City Diplomacy
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Center for Public Diplomacy Summit on City Diplomacy will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 30 and can also be attended online.

 
Newswise: New Braintrust Seeks to Launch Era of North American Regional Competitiveness
Released: 24-Mar-2023 4:45 PM EDT
New Braintrust Seeks to Launch Era of North American Regional Competitiveness
University of California San Diego

Given the U.S.-China trade conflict and concerns over trade disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, regionalizing supply chains is at the center of the discussion in North America. Now, a new working group spearheaded by the University of California San Diego is using this opportunity to propose policy recommendations for the relocation of global production chains in North America where it's economically advantageous.

   
Newswise: Study compares NGO communication around migration
Released: 15-Mar-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Study compares NGO communication around migration
Iowa State University

A new study compares the communication strategies of NGOs working on migration issues in two neighboring countries, Turkey and Bulgaria. The research findings highlight how the specific political and cultural context of a country affects an organization’s messaging.

Released: 2-Mar-2023 9:55 AM EST
FSU political science professor available for context on Northern Ireland trade deal
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: February 28, 2023 | 12:36 pm | SHARE: The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on Northern Ireland trade issues, which became a major sticking point in post-Brexit negotiations.Florida State University Associate Professor Sean Ehrlich is available to provide context on the Northern Ireland trade deal.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EST
‘China’s menacing behavior,’ military buildup cause for concern
University of Miami

China’s aggression and increasingly provocative actions in the Indo-Pacific reflect its willingness to openly challenge the U.S.-led economic order in the growth-oriented region, according to a University of Miami China and defense expert.

Newswise: Targeting wealth managers would cripple Russia's oligarchs
Released: 28-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Targeting wealth managers would cripple Russia's oligarchs
Dartmouth College

From astronomical sums of money to opulent superyachts and lavish villas, the assets of the oligarchs providing the political and financial backing for Russian president Vladimir Putin's military ambitions have been publicly and fervently seized by Western nations since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

   
Newswise: Economics expert available to speak about outlier repercussions of Russian invasion of Ukraine
Released: 26-Feb-2023 3:00 AM EST
Economics expert available to speak about outlier repercussions of Russian invasion of Ukraine
Virginia Tech

The one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion – or in the words of Kremlin leaders, “special military operation” – has left thousands dead or wounded, scores of buildings and infrastructure destroyed or damaged, and millions of people displaced. The economic damage from the war reaches far beyond the borders of Ukraine and Russia.

23-Feb-2023 11:05 AM EST
Protocol not top priority for Northern Ireland voters
Queen's University Belfast

Most voters in Northern Ireland do not rank the Protocol among their highest policy concerns when compared to other policy issues, a new report by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, has found.

Released: 23-Feb-2023 1:35 PM EST
Is South Africa Taking a Financial Risk by Conducting Naval Exercises with Russia?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UMD Smith's Lemma Senbet, an advisor to the G20 Compact with Africa, describes the impetus and economic implications of South Africa joining a 10-day naval exercise with Russia and China.

   
Newswise: Anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine: IU experts available to comment
Released: 20-Feb-2023 3:25 PM EST
Anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine: IU experts available to comment
Indiana University

Indiana University experts are available to discuss the political, economic and humanitarian implications of the ongoing war as the 1-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches.

Newswise: Weather balloons and UFOs: FSU professor offers historical perspective on aerial surveillance
Released: 15-Feb-2023 12:50 PM EST
Weather balloons and UFOs: FSU professor offers historical perspective on aerial surveillance
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: February 15, 2023 | 12:03 pm | SHARE: The recent incursion of a Chinese spy balloon and other flying objects into American airspace evoked memories of aerial reconnaissance missions from the Cold War era. After a U.S. Air Force fighter downed the balloon, officials sent its antenna array to a Federal Bureau of Investigation lab.

Newswise: The impact of Russia's  war in Ukraine on energy markets
Released: 14-Feb-2023 1:55 PM EST
The impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on energy markets
Indiana University

Michael De Groot, assistant professor in the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, reflects on the economic impact of Russia's war in Ukraine as the 1-year anniversary of the invasion approaches.



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