May 21, 2019 – from Northwestern Business Review
Last Thursday, the Northwestern Political Science department welcomed former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul as the annual speaker of the 2018–19 Weber Lecture. McFaul gave a detailed account of his five years in the Obama administration and his views on U.S.- Russia relations before taking questions from the audience.
May 7, 2019 – from Boston Review
"The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is being sued for religious discrimination. And for good reason. The government watchdog agency was created in 1998 to officially promote and protect religious freedom abroad, but it actually suppresses religious freedom, rather than supporting it. It should be shut down."
April 25, 2019 – from Tehran Times
Read the interview with Asre-Andisheh Magazine.
April 17, 2019 – from Washington Post, MonkeyCage blog
Lightfoot, much like Harold Washington, campaigned as a political outsider and reformer. She promised to take on the persistent corruption in Chicago and Illinois politics, and these positions became particularly persuasive after corruption scandals that ripped through the city’s machine organization late last year. Last week’s election was an historic first — but it was also a historic margin of victory, big enough to impress any ward boss. And Lightfoot won in every part of an often-divided city.
April 16, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Gray plans to attend law school and dedicate her career to the intersection of sexual assault survivor advocacy and the shortcomings of our criminal justice system.
April 11, 2019 – from Newsy
"We should have an honest conversation about the U.S. role in enabling Israeli policies such as the settlement expansion, such as denial of Palestinian rights. It's not impossible to have an open conversation that is sensitive, but sensitive not only to the sensitivities of American Jews, but to American Muslims, to American Arabs, to people of all different faiths and backgrounds."
April 9, 2019 – from International Studies Quarterly
"Regimes are more likely to victimize civilians when they believe that they can hide their actions and thereby avoid international and domestic blowback."
April 2, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Hurd’s project is titled “Religion on the Border” and looks at the entanglements of religion and politics through four case studies in which the religion/not religion border is central to U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
March 26, 2019 – from The Texas Tribune | TIME
Professor Stevens' research on private prison litigation begins at minute 11.
March 26, 2019 – from Northwestern Institute for Policy Research
“It is important for those in higher education to recognize possible discrimination based on race and political engagement and to take steps to vitiate it.”
March 25, 2019 – from Newsy
"American presidents from Bill Clinton to George Bush to Barack Obama liked to talk about 'a rising tide lifts all boats,' and they liked to talk about how they were able to lower joblessness in the black community or raise incomes. But it's interesting that they never talk about raising it to parity with white people."
March 18, 2019 – from The Conversation
"Past and continuing atrocities in Syria will haunt history for generations to come. That Syrians retain any hope in a better future is not only a testament to their sheer will. It is also a sign, I believe, that the revolution they began eight years ago continues today."
March 12, 2019 – from Chicago Democracy Project
Tom Ogorzalek breaks down the February Chicago mayoral race and subsequent runoff.
March 8, 2019 – from Th Graduate School
"Professor Seawright is a dedicated teacher, curriculum reformer, and caring mentor. He attends to the big-picture and the detailed aspects of everything he works on. Dr. Seawright cares about students’ well-being and future, dedicating his time to improve their chances of success post-graduation."
March 6, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
New research, tracking collaboration's evolutionary past with implications for political and economic behaviors today, from affiliate Mary McGrath & Yale's Alan Gerber.
February 26, 2019 – from New Books Network
Listen to the co-authors discuss the policies the super-rich believe vs. want based on their published findings.
February 19, 2019 – from WTTW Chicago Tonight
Watch the panel discuss the collapse of the INF Treaty and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.
February 15, 2019 – from Chicago Democracy Project
'A View of the Money Behind Chicago’s Mayoral Election.'
February 6, 2019 – from USA Today
"An upper-South state that was still holding on very much to the old Jim Crow politics," Alvin Tillery, Jr. discusses race and politics in Virginia.
February 5, 2019 – from WAMU 88.5
Listen to President Obama's chief speechwriter and visiting lecturer Cody Keenan's assessment on the American University Radio podcast.
February 4, 2019 – from Lawfare
“The shock announcement may have not only undermined America’s Kurdish partners in Syria, but also done long-term damage to Department of Defense’s favored approachfor intervention in the Middle East: By, With, Through.”
January 31, 2019 – from Nature Climate Change
Despite a scientific consensus, citizens are divided when it comes to climate change — often along political lines.
January 24, 2019 – from The Diplomat
"The coming years are likely to see dramatically increasing contentious challenges to the Party from society."
January 17, 2019 – from Niskanen Center
Local and federal policy produced our unique American housing market, including pitfalls that are still with us today.
January 15, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Tillery is recognized as a Racial Equality and Community Engaged Researcher Incubator for leading students in social sciences training in conducting community-engaged research through a racial-equity framework through a yearlong program with community-based organizations. Back to top