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  • Bill Could Complicate U.S.-Russia Relations
    April 20, 2012
    "Is public naming of people, is that more productive? Or is more behind the scenes and out of the public eye discussions about specific human rights cases, is that more productive?" Angela Stent, professor of government, on a controversial bill regarding Russian human rights violators and its potential consequences for US-Russia relations.
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    Source: NPR

  • Television isn't the only form of screen time
    April 18, 2012
    “Parents tell me, ‘My child doesn’t watch TV.' ‘But what about DVDs?’ I ask, and they say, ‘Oh yeah.’ They don’t count that. They don’t count watching something on the laptop." Rachel Barr, associate professor of psychology, on how different parents define "screen time" for their children.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Emancipation Day 2012: More meaningful than ever
    April 13, 2012
    "This city has evolved as a center of black advancement, education, social discourse and, most significantly, political empowerment." Maurice Jackson, associate professor of history, on the vibrant African American culture in Washington.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • 'Mommy wars' highlight fierce battle for women voters
    April 13, 2012
    “Romney is in Bob Dole territory when it comes to the gender gap.” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's current position with women voters.
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    Source: MSNBC

  • RPT-Obama looks to Americas summit to lift Latino support
    April 12, 2012
    "Gaining the Hispanic vote is so important (to Obama) in a few critical states. He's got to do his utmost to show not only his interest (in Latin America), but his presidential stature." Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on Obama's attempts to bolster support before the upcoming election.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Should the U.S. Focus on Exporting Services?
    April 11, 2012
    “There is this huge infrastructure boom where these big, fast-growing economies are going to need to build out their roads, sewers, telecommunications networks, factories, airports, harbors, you name it," said J. Bradford Jensen, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and author of a recent book on global services trade.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • For a Middle-Class Life, College Is Crucial
    April 9, 2012
    "Since the '80s access to college is what has distinguished the middle class from the growing number of low-income Americans." Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, on the growing necessity of a college education.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Understanding the Organ Transplant Process
    March 29, 2012
    "The ethical issue that I think is being neglected is what is required by the standard of fairness or equity. So we don't want to just base our decision on how good the outcome will be. We want to treat everybody in a public system like a transplant system fairly." --Robert Veatch, professor of medical ethics at the Georgetown University Kennedy Institute for Bioethics, on the ethics concerning the allocation of organ transplants.
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  • Divergent forces in NK fomenting crisis: Cha
    March 28, 2012
    “I believe that the forty-fifth president of the United States will contend with a major crisis of governance in North Korea before he or she leaves office,” Victor Cha, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on the uncertain political future of North Korea.
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  • North Korea’s dehumanizing treatment of its citizens is hiding in plain sight
    March 26, 2012
    “Fashioning a comprehensive policy to deal with North Korea’s nuclear programs, its human rights abuses, and its failed economy is hardly child’s play,” Victor Cha, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on US policy concerning the deteriorating political situation in North Korea.
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    Source: Washington Post

  • North Korea’s dehumanizing treatment of its citizens is hiding in plain sight
    March 25, 2012
    “Fashioning a comprehensive policy to deal with North Korea’s nuclear programs, its human rights abuses, and its failed economy is hardly child’s play,” Victor Cha, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on the deteriorating political situation in North Korea.
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    Source: Washington Post

  • Mohamed Merah and the War on Terror’s New Front
    March 23, 2012
    “The targets are highly significant; they seem to have been very seriously thought out for symbolic value...Even if [Merah] isn’t directly part of the al Qaeda firmament it may not matter because, for Zawahiri looking at the news, he’s thinking, ‘They are listening to me vicariously, and this strategy works.’" Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, on the dangerous changes in terrorist operations that are very difficult to monitor and combat.
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  • Brotherhood Reconsiders Sitting Out Egypt Race
    March 21, 2012
    “Real interests are at stake...Even though they have reneged on promises in the past, I think this one is more serious.” Samer Shehata, professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University and Egypt specialist, on the Muslim Brotherhood's consideration to select their own candidate to run in Egypt's upcoming elections.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • What Does N. Korea, 'The Impossible State,' Want?
    March 21, 2012
    "I think what all of us have to understand is that part of this is a waiting game to see when this regime will eventually collapse of its own weight and that's when you can deal with the nuclear problem," Victor Cha, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on US strategy in regards to a changing North Korea.
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    Source: NPR

  • AFL-CIO Drops Criticism to Endorse Obama, Citing Focus on Jobs
    March 14, 2012
    “Labor talks about it because people think big corporations are just out to make a lot of money and the automotive bailout saved jobs. It appeals to their groups -- not to convince independents -- but to juice up the base.” Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on the auto bailout and government regulation of financial services of the industry.
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    Source: Bloomberg Business Week

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