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Newswise: US House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill for Global Conservation
Released: 21-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
US House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill for Global Conservation
Wildlife Conservation Society

“USFICA would create a public-private partnership to save wildlife and wild places around the world. What that means is government funds would leverage private support, making public dollars go much farther. And those monies would go directly to protected areas and parks around the world.” John Calvelli, WCS Executive VP for Public Affairs

   
Released: 8-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EST
SMART Global Congress Set to Meet in Namibia, March 10-14
Wildlife Conservation Society

The SMART Partnership is pleased to announce the inaugural SMART Global Congress in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-14 March 2024.

Released: 7-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EST
Haiti is close to becoming a failed state
University of Miami

Gangs have attacked the airport and jails while the de facto prime minister was out of the country. University of Miami experts discuss the nation’s future.

Newswise: Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Political expert on what the GOP South Carolina primary means for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump
Virginia Tech

The Republican race for a candidate to take on President Joe Biden in November’s election continues to be a two-person show, with Saturday’s South Carolina primary the latest stage. Virginia Tech political expert Caitlin Jewitt answers questions about the shape of the race through the South Carolina primary, the Super Tuesday contest on March 5, and beyond.

21-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Only a third of NI voters believe the Assembly will see out its current mandate
Queen's University Belfast

According to a new report from Queen’s University Belfast, voters in Northern Ireland are split into three camps as to whether the restored Assembly will last until the end of its current mandate in 2027.

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Released: 15-Feb-2024 11:15 AM EST
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: Presidential Primaries Expert Panel with South Carolina Political Scientists
Newswise

Political Science experts from Furman University will speak and answer questions from the media on South Carolina politics leading up to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election.

Newswise: Russia’s satellite warfare: FSU expert available for historical context on efforts to gain military control of space
Released: 15-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Russia’s satellite warfare: FSU expert available for historical context on efforts to gain military control of space
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: February 15, 2024 | 11:57 am | SHARE: Efforts by Russia to develop a space-deployed anti-satellite system have alarmed some U.S. Congress members.According to media reports, American intelligence agencies have briefed congressional leaders on the system, which is under development and not yet in orbit.

Newswise: Future of U.S.-China relations depends on U.S. presidential election and China's expansion into Global South
Released: 13-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST
Future of U.S.-China relations depends on U.S. presidential election and China's expansion into Global South
University of Notre Dame

For more than a decade, China has invested heavily in the economic development of countries collectively known as the Global South. More recently, China has demonstrated that its ambitions are growing beyond the economic realm and extending into the geopolitical sphere. This shift carries implications not only for the developing countries that are the beneficiaries of China’s investment, but also for the United States and other developed democracies, said a scholar at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Released: 6-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST
Can Trump Legally Be President?
University of Chicago

The latest episode of the University of Chicago podcast Big Brains features leading legal scholar William Baude discussing his argument that former President Trump is barred from holding office under Section 3 of the 14th amendment.

Newswise: Why Is Democracy So Elusive in the Oil-Rich Middle East?
Released: 12-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Why Is Democracy So Elusive in the Oil-Rich Middle East?
Tufts University

The oil-rich nations of the Middle East have resolutely spurned democracy, even as countries in other parts of the world have transitioned away from authoritarianism in the past several decades. What explains the stubborn hold of these authoritarian regimes? Is it related to the wealth of the region? Nimah Mazaheri, an associate professor and chair of Tufts University Political Science Department, explores these questions in his new book, Hydrocarbon Citizens: How Oil Transformed People and Politics in the Middle East. He’s especially interested in the resilience of authoritarian regimes throughout the Middle East in the wake of the pro-democracy movements of the Arab Spring in the early 2010s.

Released: 12-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University

Experts on the Israel-Gaza conflict from Bar-Ilan University are available to speak to the media on matters such as the role of government during crisis, Hamas and terrorist organizations, military strategy, and Communications in times of crisis.

Newswise: House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
Released: 6-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
House Speaker Ousting Shows How Culture Wars are Shaping Democracy, Republican Party
California State University, Fullerton

The ousting of U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California from his House speaker post this week is the latest challenge to the country’s democratic norms and institutions. McCarthy is the first speaker to be removed this way, thanks to a group of ultraconservative House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, joining Democrats in voting to get rid of McCarthy.

Released: 6-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Michigan State expert: How foreign investment in US land affects food security
Michigan State University

David Ortega, faculty laureate and associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, provided expert testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s hearing on foreign investment in U.S. agriculture on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Newswise: Seeing “New India” with Indian Studies Center of Chulalongkorn University, an Expressway to Connect Thailand-India
Released: 14-Jul-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Seeing “New India” with Indian Studies Center of Chulalongkorn University, an Expressway to Connect Thailand-India
Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University’s Indian Studies Center serves as a hub of connection and cooperation between Indians and Thais. It is also a storehouse of knowledge and information about India, including ancient India, contemporary India, and new India in different dimensions, which encourages Thai people to adjust their views of India, reduce prejudices, and focus on looking for clear opportunities to form collaboration with the “New India.”

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here
Newswise

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

       
Released: 29-Jun-2023 12:10 PM EDT
What are the reverberations of Russia’s short-lived mutiny?
University of Miami

In an emergency televised address to the Russian people on Saturday, as Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private army of mercenaries rumbled nearly 500 miles toward Moscow on its “march for justice,” Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the traitors, vowed punishment, and compared the scenario to the turmoil that resulted in the Russian Revolution.

Newswise: Scholar of Genocide in Wartime: Why Momentum Matters in Ukrainian Counter-Offensive
Released: 28-Jun-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Scholar of Genocide in Wartime: Why Momentum Matters in Ukrainian Counter-Offensive
Academy Communications

As the new Ukrainian counter-offensive retakes areas of that country where war crimes may have occurred, speed and mobility by Ukrainian forces may limit Russian occupiers of the time needed remove evidence and cover up those crimes, including genocide, according to Edward Westermann, noted scholar at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

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.



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