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  • Stalling Means Avon May Be Calling On Buyers: Real M&A
    June 2, 2014
    "You’re leaving the door open for a deal by not putting up a roadblock that would keep the CEO from doing a deal,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on the willingness of Avon Products Inc. to open its door to potential buyers.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • Is it ever right to negotiate with terrorists?
    June 2, 2014
    "We should be tough on terrorists, but not on our fellow countrymen who are their captives, which means having to make a deal with the devil when there is no alternative," Bruce Hoffman, professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies, on negotiations surrounding the release of kidnapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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    Source: USA Today

  • Elimination period part of long-term care to consider
    June 1, 2014
    "There's no question that we're going to need (new) public policy on this. Either we're going to have to put substantially more resources into Medicaid or create a new public program to provide insurance the way Medicare does" Judith Feder, professor of public policy, on the future of medical insurance.
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    Source: The Daily Press

  • Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn
    May 30, 2014
    "I think these crackdowns may have created a climate, may have created enough frustration, where there are some people who are beginning to pay heed to the horrible pseudo-religious ideologies that lead to suicide bombings and attacks on civilians," James Millward, professor of history, on the rising terrorist attacks in China.
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    Source: NPR

  • Julián Castro, la "estrella ascendente" hispana rumbo a la Casa Blanca
    May 23, 2014
    Adriana Kugler, Vice-Provost for Faculty and Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy, speaks to BBC Mundo about the placement of Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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    Source: BBC Mundo

  • Adding a new baby to your health insurance
    May 13, 2014
    By requiring that all members of the family have health insurance, "we expect that it will improve children's health overall," Joseph Touschner, health policy analyst at the McCourt School of Public Policy, on adding a new child to your health insurance plan.
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    Source: Bankrate

  • Working in the Shadows
    April 24, 2014
    "We need to have regulation of international recruiters of temporary workers to guarantee that migrants don’t sign on to exorbitant or bogus debts. We need to revisit diplomatic immunity for those who abuse workers that they employ. We need to look at the [labor law] loophole, which doesn’t guarantee protections for agricultural workers and workers who labor in private homes," Denise Brennan, professor of anthropology, on ways to prevent the exploitation of migrant workers.
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    Source: U.S. News and World Report

  • 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
    April 11, 2014
    "This act comes fifty years ago and in many ways, was the culmination of the struggles for African Americans and allies- whites, women, many others- to achieve the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation or of the Constitution itself," Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on the significance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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    Source: C-SPAN

  • In D.C. mayor’s race, Round 2 begins for Muriel Bowser
    April 2, 2014
    “In my own personal opinion, there are no mandates, no issues people felt that stuck out one more than the other. The only thing that is obvious is that what people do want is honesty in government," Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on low voter turnout in the 2014 DC mayoral primary.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Migrants at Risk: How U.S. Policies Facilitate Human Trafficking
    March 24, 2014
    "By creating a punitive deportation regime, the Obama administration has made it harder to locate trafficked persons and to assist them. The U.S. government undoes one set of policies as it enforces another; it holds out assistance to an exceptional few and handcuffs to the many," Denise Brennan, professor of anthropology and author of Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States, on U.S. policies toward human trafficking.
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    Source: Dissent Magazine

  • White House Talks Up Aid for Ukraine With Eye on Putin
    February 24, 2014
    “We’ve seen this movie several times before in the Ukraine. You’re still dealing with a system that is highly corrupt, and you still have oligarchs that are calling the shots," Angela Stent, professor of government and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, on economic aid aimed at leading Ukraine toward democracy.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • More youths crossing U.S.-Mexico border alone
    February 21, 2014
    "They witnessed or survived robberies and fell victim to brutal attacks and sexual assaults. They outran or hid from federal police and border patrol agents. They struggled with hunger, illness, and exposure to the elements," Susan Terrio, professor of anthropology, on hardships endured by unaccompanied teens and children that illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
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    Source: Los Angeles Times

  • U.S. Teenagers Spurn Working as School Takes Priority
    February 19, 2014
    “Work experience complements skill, and the combination of the two is more valuable than either one alone. It is more difficult to get going, to get onto the on-ramp, in the American economy than it used to be," Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, on trends in teen employment.
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    Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Getting Religion on Risk Tolerance
    February 18, 2014
    “Given widely held expectations for rising interest rates over the next few years, it may feel counterintuitive to sell stocks to buy bonds, but this is the power of asset reallocation within a balanced portfolio — it forces us to sell what has gone up in the previous year and buy what has gone down; in effect, reallocation forces us to sell high and buy low,” William Droms, the John J. Powers, Jr. Professor of Finance in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, on managing risk in investments.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal Market Watch

  • Letters: On car safety
    February 15, 2014
    “Kenya piloted a low-cost scheme that placed stickers in the country’s ubiquitous matatus, or minibuses, urging passengers to speak up against reckless driving. Vehicles that were offered the stickers saw a 50% reduction in total accidents compared with a control group,” James Habyarimana, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and William Jack, associate professor of economics, on car safety policy in Kenya.
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    Source: The Economist

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