In an article for Sohu, medical anthropology professor Emily Mendenhall said that a mix of medical, social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors contributed to a person developing diabetes, and called for a holistic approach to its treatment.
Ann Yang (SFS’16), Philip Wong (SFS’15), and Diana Rau (SFS’12) were named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for their successful social entrepreneurship. Ann Yang and Philip Wong are cofounders of MISFIT Juicery, which transforms “ugly,” traditionally discarded produce into hip cold-pressed juice. Diana Tsai founded Veterati, a digital platform that connects veterans and their spouses with mentors and job opportunities.
“Days after the Trump administration ignited a public uproar by moving to allow hunters to bring the remains of dead elephants ‘bagged’ in Zambia and Zimbabwe back into the United States,” Professor Monica Medina writes, “President Trump unexpectedly changed his tune.”
After President Trump’s visit to Asia, Professor Michael Green discusses what he sees as new concerns over Korea’s “strategic trajectory”, and how this can impact rivalry among major powers in the region.
Professor Charles Kupchan speaks with KJZZ Radio on potential reasons why Russian sanctions have yet to be implemented by the Trump administration. “There are different ways to interpret the fact that the Trump administration is dragging its feet on sanctions,” Kupchan said.
Professor Elizabeth Ferris spoke with RN Drive about the current political climate surrounding refugees, in particular the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and the need for a regional and international response to get involved to stop the ethnic cleansing.
Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, former Ambassador to Bulgaria and Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the “hollowing out of the Department of State” and the negative impact this will have on diplomatic relations around the world.
Professor Daniel Byman, co-authoring a piece for Lawfare, writes about the challenges and opportunities facing the technology industry as it grapples with the role regulations can take in restricting terrorism.
“Yes, it’s a military coup—it smells and looks like one,” said Professor Scott Taylor, Director of the African Studies Program. “There’s tanks in the streets and taking over the broadcaster—so it has all the hallmarks including saying ‘It’s not a coup.”