Jim Morone, Director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, explains how the first American election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is similar to the present, and what we can learn from it.
As part of the Choices Program's Teaching with the News lesson, "From George Washington to Donald Trump: Comparing Inaugural Addresses," students explore historical moments in inaugural addresses, identifying themes and assessing implications of a variety of selected speeches.
During President Obama's touching farewell to the nation, he took the opportunity to highlight the high points of his administration. Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer said one of the important legacies President Obama leaves behind is the acknowledgment that the United States' role in the world has changed.
On Wednesday, January 11th, Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Shih and Dr. Joel Quirk from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) will convene a public debate on Human Trafficking awareness campaigns. Shih and Quirk are Editors of the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery section of openDemocracy.net, a London-based global digital commons with over nine million readers.
Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow in international and public affairs, wrote an op-ed about U.S. intervention in foreign elections amid ongoing news of the alleged Russian backed hacking in the recent election.
Faculty Fellow and Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Adam Levine, joined KBIA 91.3's On Point to discuss Liberia's recovery from the Ebola epidemic and the research being done to prevent the next outbreak.
Richard Arenberg, Adjunct Lecturer for the MPA Program, in The New York Times, "If the Senate is to end gridlock, reduce partisanship and begin to address the nation’s pressing issues, both parties must renew their respect for Senate rules — and the views of the people."
Ashutosh Varshney, professor of international studies, commented on India's Supreme Court decision that candidates running for political office cannot appeal to voters on the basis of religion, caste, community or language, and called the recent decision "very mystifying."