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Released: 19-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The Claim That U.S. Has Seen a Surge in Hate Crimes Against Asian People During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is True
Newswise

A study published in March 2021 by California State University, San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found that hate crimes reported to police departments in the 16 largest U.S. cities in 2020 increased by 149%.

Newswise: UC San Diego Broadens Research on Complicated Escalation of Violence in Mexico
Released: 11-Mar-2021 10:05 PM EST
UC San Diego Broadens Research on Complicated Escalation of Violence in Mexico
University of California San Diego

Looking beyond cartels, the Mexico Violence Resource Project is an initiative from UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies launched last fall with the goal of facilitating better analysis on the nuanced drivers of violence in Mexico. The project recently formed a partnership with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime to support new research and policy advocacy on issues surrounding violence, crime and governance in Mexico.

Newswise: Comparing Pandemic Spending Patterns in U.S. And Israel
Released: 10-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EST
Comparing Pandemic Spending Patterns in U.S. And Israel
Washington University in St. Louis

The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 5:45 PM EST
SHRO Professor to Discuss Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine in Virtual Event with Columbia University Harriman Institute
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The panel of experts will discuss recent trials that have demonstrated efficacy for the vaccine, despite an early release in August 2020 which was met with skepticism by the international community.

Released: 9-Feb-2021 11:55 AM EST
Limiting Warming to 2 C Requires Emissions Reductions 80% Above Paris Agreement Targets
University of Washington

Even if all countries meet their Paris Agreement goals for reducing emissions, Earth has only a 5% chance of staying below 2 C warming this century, a 2017 study showed. But reductions about 80% more ambitious, or an average of 1.8% drop in emissions per year rather than 1% per year, would be enough to meet the agreement's stated goal, analysis shows.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 1:30 PM EST
Debunking Senator Ted Cruz's Claims on Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Rejoining the Paris Agreement signals that the United States intends to do its part to cut global emissions to reduce future warming and, importantly, to reduce future losses from climate-worsened disasters for all Americans.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 5:10 PM EST
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act isn’t enough to tackle modern slavery
University of Warwick

Currently there are 24 million victims of modern day slavery or forced labour around the world, with a significant amount working on project-related activities.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Why sanctions can worsen human rights abuses
University of Georgia

A considerable body of research shows economic sanctions can exacerbate human rights abuses. But the reasons have remained unclear.

Newswise: New U.S. Strategy Unveiled for a Smart Competition with China in Science and Tech
Released: 16-Nov-2020 8:05 PM EST
New U.S. Strategy Unveiled for a Smart Competition with China in Science and Tech
University of California San Diego

The United States’ global leadership on science technology faces formidable competition from the People’s Republic of China; however the U.S. can take actions to maintain its competitive edge while enhancing innovation and protecting national security, according to a new report from the University of California San Diego.

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Released: 3-Nov-2020 7:10 AM EST
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Newswise Live Event for Nov 2nd, the 2020 Presidential Elections
Newswise

Experts from institutions including George Washington University and Cornell University will participate in an expert panel covering a wide variety of topics on the U.S. Elections, with questions prepared by Newswise editors and submissions from media attendees.

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Released: 27-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
FSU experts available to comment on United States and the Paris Agreement
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: October 27, 2020 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Carbon emissions and climate change are key issues in this presidential election.Regardless of who voters choose as the country’s next president, the United States is scheduled to leave the Paris Agreement — an international accord with the goal of limiting global climate change — on Nov.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 11:55 AM EDT
A video posted by a European-based group called World Doctors Alliance falsely claims the novel coronavirus is “a normal flu virus”
Newswise

A video posted by a European-based group called World Doctors Alliance claims the novel coronavirus is “a normal flu virus” and there is no COVID-19 pandemic. Although the video was removed from Youtube, portions of the video are circulating on Facebook. We rate this claim as false. Scientists universally agree that the cuase of this pandemic is a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and not a strain of influenza. COVID-19 is deadlier than the seasonal flu. COVID-19 so far has killed more people in the U.S. than the past five flu seasons combined.

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Released: 29-Aug-2020 10:55 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy - Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT
Newswise

Expert Panel Event for August 27, 3PM EDT: China rising in global business, politics, and foreign policy

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Reporting on Local Health Systems
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Susan Dentzer, health-care analyst, commentator, journalist, and senior policy fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discusses local health systems, including how they are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for reporting on the subject. Carla Anne Robbins, CFR adjunct senior fellow and former deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times, hosts the webinar.

Newswise: How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:55 PM EDT
How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

Newswise: The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The United Kingdom Bans Huawei From 5G Networks
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amid pressure by the United States, the coronavirus pandemic, and China's crackdown on Hong Kong, the United Kingdom has banned Huawei equipment from its 5G networks.

Newswise: Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.

Newswise: The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
The Economic Effects of Working From Home
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to switch to remote work, some permanently. What does this mean for the economy?

Newswise: Resurgence of COVID-19
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Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Resurgence of COVID-19
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and director of the Global Health Program at CFR, discusses the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the effects of reopening economies around the world.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

Newswise: Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
10-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Trade Wars with China Could Cost U.S. Universities $1.15 Billion
University of California San Diego

Uncertainties around the trade war between the U.S. and China have hurt businesses and weighed on the global economy. However, new research from the University of California San Diego also shows lesser known consequence: up to $1.15 billion in reduced tuition to U.S. universities.

Newswise: What Is the World Doing to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Released: 6-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
What Is the World Doing to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The race to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus is well underway. Governments and researchers are aiming to provide billions of people with immunity in eighteen months or less, which would be unprecedented.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

Newswise: The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

Newswise: Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference
Released: 9-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.

Released: 5-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Bolsonaro’s Attitude to Coronavirus Increases ‘Risky Behaviour’ in Brazil - Study
University of Cambridge

Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.

Newswise: Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19
University of California San Diego

More that 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.

Newswise: The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:30 PM EDT
The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

Newswise: The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss German politics and the future of Germany’s leadership.


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