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News organizations often turn to Georgetown faculty members for insightful, expert commentary on current events. From opinions on unfolding events to providing in-depth analysis, Georgetown scholars and researchers appear daily in local, national and international news reports.

The Office of Communications collects and archives news reports featuring expert faculty commentary. To read or listen to Georgetown faculty members in the news, visit the GU in the News archive.

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  • 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

  • Afghanistan killings put new pressure on Obama, Republicans
    March 13, 2012
    "Public opinion about the war has moved steadily ... in the direction that we ought to pull out, and the sooner the better. This massacre will certainly enhance that." Mark Rom, associate professor of government, on public opinion concerning the war in Afghanistan.
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    Source: Reuters

  • New study suggests 'Elmo' helps educate kids
    February 27, 2012
    "I think that there is a quantity and a quality issue. So, if you look at quality, anytime your child is exposed to media, you want to be sure they're looking at the right kind of programs and the right kind of content." Sandra Calvert, professor of psychology, on the potential benefits of television programs for young children.
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    Source: MSNBC

  • U.S. should focus on business services, not manufacturing
    February 23, 2012
    "A Washington focus on manufacturing...may lead policymakers to overlook significant opportunities for growth in a much larger part of the economy: the business­ services sector, which includes software, finance, architecture and engineering services," J. Bradford Jensen, professor in the School of Business, on the role of the business services sector in the US economy.
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    Source: Washington Post

  • Are Graduate Degrees Worth The Cost?
    February 23, 2012
    "In general, what's happened in the labor market is that occupational skills are more and more important and more and more lucrative....As the requirements in occupations go up, employers prefer people with graduate degrees." Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce, on the growing worth of graduate degrees.
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    Source: NPR

  • US Republican Candidate Debates Define Positions
    February 15, 2012
    "They have been 'free-for-alls' where all the Republican candidates for president have been able to make their best claims, their biggest charges, their strongest attacks on their opponents as a way of lifting themselves up in the polls." Mark Rom, associate professor of government, on the nature of the recent presidential debates.
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    Source: Voice of America

  • For GOP candidates, February lull a time to regroup
    February 5, 2012
    “The more divisive and longer the process, the more it saps the strength of the party and weakens the party in a general election contest.” Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on the duration of the Republican presidential candidate nomination race.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Unemployment Drops to 8.3%, but It's 'Premature to Do Handstands'
    February 3, 2012
    "In the last year, productivity growth has slowed down. Over the long term, that's not great. But in the short term, it helps you. Population growth, on the immigration side especially, has slowed down. So even a smaller amount of GDP growth is translating into some drop in unemployment." Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on the improvement in unemployment rates.
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    Source: PBS

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