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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.

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  • For toddlers, it's the quality of the screen time that matters, study reveals
    October 30, 2014
    "Screen media can become tools for learning if two critical factors are taken into consideration: content and context,” Rachel Barr, associate professor of psychology on the amount of time toddlers should spend on technological screens.
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    Source: PBS News Hour

  • Are We Listening to Syria’s Women and Girls?
    September 26, 2014
    "The women of Syria have spoken. It is imperative that the international community set new, higher standards in accountability to women and girls by its actions in the Syrian region and beyond," Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security on a report released by the International Rescue Committee about Syrian women refugees.
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    Source: The Daily Beast

  • Securing Safe Access to Education For Girls In Nigeria and Beyond
    September 25, 2014
    "Ensuring girls have safe and continued access to education is critical, not only on an individual basis but also on a global scale. Research shows that educating girls is the smartest socioeconomic investment that any community or country can make, resulting in stronger families, communities and countries," Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security on securing safe education for girls in Nigeria and beyond.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • The voices of U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ days are fading. Time to hit record.
    August 27, 2014
    Oral histories “capture the essence of a people. They capture the soul, the struggle, the humor and music,” Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on the oral history of D.C.'s U Street corridor.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom
    August 26, 2014
    Color Lines writes about how Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, used Twitter to put together a #FergusonSyllabus for teachers looking for resources for their classrooms.
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    Source: Color Lines

  • How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
    August 26, 2014
    “A hashtag cannot address structural mistrust, public negligence, poverty and unemployment. But the incredible educators who have shared their resources and ideas with #FergusonSyllabus do have the power to move us closer to reconciliation, a greater commitment of justice and conversations that are long overdue,” Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators can contribute resources for talking about Ferguson with their students.
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    Source: Yes Magazine

  • For Ferguson, Help From a Hashtag
    August 26, 2014
    "I started with my friends on Twitter, asking that they devote some part of the first day of classes to talking about Ferguson and Michael Brown. Something bad had happened, and if we didn’t talk about it, it would surely happen again and again," Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators can contribute to the conversation about Ferguson.
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    Source: The Hoya

  • How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson
    August 25, 2014
    "My idea was simple, but has resonated across the country: Reach out to the educators who use Twitter. Ask them to commit to talking about Ferguson on the first day of classes. Use the hashtag: #FergusonSyllabus," Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how to inspire educators to discuss Ferguson on the first day of class.
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    Source: The Atlantic

  • Schools in Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional Opening Day
    August 24, 2014
    “Please don’t fixate on debating the merits of the actors in this drama. Rather, look at this as an opportunity to help your students understand the complications of it,” Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators should discuss the events of Ferguson with their students.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Educators ask: How to teach Ferguson?
    August 22, 2014
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about the Twitter campaign #FergusonSyllabus, started by Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, aimed at sharing resources to teach issues surrounding the events in Ferguson.
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    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking
    August 19, 2014
    "Contrary to claims that 'modern-day slavery' is all around us, the politically thorny reality is that exploited migrant labor is all around us," Denise Brennan, associate professor and chair of anthropology, on forced labor in the United States.
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    Source: Rolling Stone

  • Undocumented workers are keeping a key benefit program afloat
    August 12, 2014
    "The net contribution over the next 30 to 40 years will be very crucial in alleviating the pressure on the system. That’s really key because it’s a time when a lot of people will be retiring," Adriana Kugler, Vice-Provost for Faculty and Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy, on the impact that lifting undocumented immigrants into the legitimate work force will have on Social Security's long term future.
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    Source: MSNBC

  • Coercive Relationships and Forced Labor in America
    August 6, 2014
    "Trafficking into forced labor can become a way of life in places where corruption thrives and builds on the normalization of abuse of women, children, and the poor," Denise Brennan, associate professor and chair of anthropology, on coercive relationships and forced labor.
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    Source: Utne Reader

  • Jobs and the "Great Recession"
    August 1, 2014
    "The biggest way in which this recession was different from previous ones is the depth of the crisis - the fact that the drops in aggregate demand were just much bigger in magnitude than in previous recessions." Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and Vice-Provost for Faculty, on the key features of the recent recession.
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    Source: The World Bank's Jobs Knowledge Platform

  • No sign of U.S. wage inflation yet
    July 31, 2014
    "I think there's going to be a continuation of what we've seen over the past few months...we've seen job growth of over 200,000 a month and there's the expectation that that will continue," Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and Vice-Provost for Faculty, on the lack of U.S. wage inflation.
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    Source: CNBC

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