Professor Joseph Sassoon was quoted on Newsweek, where he commented on Donald Trump’s rhetoric and offered his take on Trump’s claims that he is his own best advisor.
In an article by The New York Times, Professor Victor Cha suggests reconsideration for getting rid of all nuclear weapons before addressing North Korea’s growing arsenal.
Professor Victor Cha was quoted by The Guardian on Kim’s “purging” ahead of the party congress.
Professor Ken Opalo spoke with Take Part about the search for Kony in Uganda. “As long as [Uganda] has an active conflict against Kony, they get assistance,” Opalo said. “Without the hunt for Kony, you have a big military without [a mission and hence] no assistance and training.”
Professor Matthew Kroenig spoke with the Washington Examiner about his refusal to vote for Donald Trump in the Presidential Election. “I vowed to work to stop Trump and, last time I checked, he is still utterly unfit for the office,” he said. “I would warmly welcome the entry of a new candidate into the race. Short of that, Hillary Clinton is the strongest proponent of a conservative internationalist foreign policy left in the race.”
Professor Emily Mendenhall was quoted for her expertise in syndemics theory in an article on Austin, Indiana, where the largest outbreak of HIV in the United States has caused major health concerns.
Professor Kroenig commented on the lack of delivery of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest speech on foreign policy.
Tom Sietsema (SFS ’83), was announced as the Dining and Travel award winner for a series he wrote for The Washington Post.
Professor Joanna Lewis spoke at a Christian Science Monitor climate-policy discussion this week. Lewis commented on how China didn’t want to get the climate-laggard label it had in Copenhagen.
Professor Emad Shahin commented on the complicated political situation surrounding Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “People think of him as the general who can provide security and they deliberately sacrifice freedom and uncertainty for his promises. This bet has not paid off.”
Rev. Dennis McManus, Director of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education in the Program for Jewish Civilization, spoke on the past and the future of relations between Catholics and Jews, “two living communities.”
Professor Joanna Lewis, who concentrates in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, comments on the past successes of the China – U.S. energy relationship in transforming global action on topics like climate change in ChinaDaily.
Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, commented on the crucial role Marine security guards play at embassies and managing security risks of diplomatic personnel in the Military Times.
Ann Yang, SFS’16, discusses the ups and downs of starting Misfit Juicery in her sophomore year at Georgetown in Cosmopolitan. She says, “We pitched the idea at Georgetown-sponsored pitch competitions and won about $6,000. That gave us just enough money — and confidence — to start the company.”
The Chiefs of Staff for the past three First Ladies, including Georgetown’s Institute of Women, Peace, and Security Director Melanne Verveer, visited Georgetown to discuss the challenges of a role with no job description, no salary, no election and no appointment. The Washington Post covered the event.
Professor John Kline discusses the living wage apparel production model, the lessons pioneer brand Alta Gracia can teach big brands like Nike, and what college student consumers can do to improve worker conditions with Forbes.
Victor Cha, Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program, commented on the smuggling of USBs filled with news and media into North Korea as a form of dissent.
Mark Chernick, professor and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, comments on the significance of ELN, Colombia’s second largest guerrilla rebel group, agreeing to hold peace talks with the Colombia government in the Christian Science Monitor.
Professor Christine Fair discusses Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the pro-ISIS, anti-Christian splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks in Lahore, as one of many militant groups in the fragmented extremist landscape of Pakistan today.
Professor Jonathan Brown in a letter to the editor of USA Today writes that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, not Islamic scripture, is to blame for the rise of ISIS.
Professor Christine Fair comments on calls for short-term solutions to radical terrorism, explaining why it is important for the U.S. and allies to analyze success stories and apply lessons learned to maintain long-term solutions to defeating terrorist groups in the Christian Science Monitor.
John Voll, Professor Emeritus of Islamic History in the SFS, comments on deadlock between diplomatic and military forces in the Morocco – Polisario Front conflict in light of Morocco’s recent expulsion of U.N. staff at the Western Sahara mission.
Professor Susan Martin spoke with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security podcast. She described migration as “risk management strategy” that people use to cope with environmental changes.
Professor Matthew Kroenig analyzed Donald Trump’s claim in his speech at AIPEC that Iran would have nuclear weapons as soon as restrictions in the Iran Deal expire. Kroenig explained, “…after the limits expire, it would likely still take Iran between several months and a year or so to have an actual deliverable nuclear weapon.”
Professor Alan Tidwell discussed New Zealand’s recent referendum on whether to change the national flag in The Christian Science Monitor.
Professor Robert Lieber comments on what some critics call Obama’s “foreign-policy-by-speech,” advocating for action behind Obama’s ringing speeches because “power without diplomacy is blind, but diplomacy without power is impotent.”
Professor Bruce Hoffman spoke to the Washington Post about the terror attack in the Brussels airport and metro station on March 22, 2016. “This is the ultimate paradox in counter-terrorism,” Hoffman commented. “You can’t protect every target, everywhere, all the time.”
Professor John Esposito discusses motivations behind the recent stateside push to label the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt as a terrorist group in U.S. News & World Report.
Victor Cha, Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program, comments on Beijing’s reaction to new U.S. sanctions against business in North Korea and their fears over “secondary sanctioning” in Foreign Policy.
SFS-Q Professor Karl Widerquist comments on Alaska’s annual oil dividend for residents as “the closest thing to a basic income that has existed” and what policymakers can learn from the program in Marketplace.