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Head Of State
What if the U.S. government was more like the United Kingdom’s? Matthew Hendley, professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, delves into the contrasting styles of governance.
U.S. Presidents have a long history of scandals. Richard Barberio, associate professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta, looks into these profligations to investigate presidential power.
On Cornell University Week: In Africa, a different kind of protest is happening in public. Naminata Diabate, associate professor of comparative literature, explores how women are using their bodies to send a message.
On Oxford College of Emory University Week: Symbols send a powerful message in American society. Today on The Academic Minute: Douglas A. Hicks, professor of religion, examines how politicians use these symbols to convey their own messages.
When will the diversity of political leaders catch up with the rest of the country? Phil Chen, assistant professor of political science at Beloit College, explains why representation matters.
Baby Boomer Era
A generational swing could change the outcome of the 2020 election. David Schultz, professor of political science at Hamline University, discusses why.
How To Find Out
What can communal trauma suffered in Puerto Rico teach us about the response to COVID-19? Ricia Anne Chansky, professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, listens to voices to find out.
Successful social movements have some things in common. Ray Brescia, professor of law at Albany Law School, examines how to best get your message across.
Yale Law School
Civil Rights Attorney
First Black President
On New York University Week: Racial discrimination can be hidden in less visible places. Deborah Archer, associate professor of clinical law, explores this statement.
On Allegheny College Week: The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. Brian Harward, professor and chair of political science, looks into how Congress responds to executive action.
University Of Richmond
On Jepson School of Leadership Studies Week: Did our Founding Fathers plan for the best or the worst? Kenneth Ruscio, senior distinguished lecturer of leadership studies, looks into this question.
Does political humor look the same when aimed at female candidates? Heather Yates, assistant professor of political science at the University of Central Arkansas, delves into this question.
Saint Marys College
Repression of citizens can be an impulsive act of a desperate politician. Mustafa Kirisci, visiting assistant professor in the department of politics at Saint Mary’s College of California, explores why this might start in childhood.
Write Every Day
How do you fight racism in a supposed post-racial society? Katelyn Knox, associate professor in the department of languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures at the University of Central Arkansas, examines one instance in Europe.
On University at Albany Week: Is terrorists’ violent behaviors driven by an ideology? Gary Ackerman, associate professor in the college of emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity, looks into this question.
2016 Presidential Election
On Westminster College Week: The 2016 presidential election may have signaled the end of neoliberalism. James Cid Seidelman, distinguished service professor of economics, explores the rise of reactionary populism.
Women join terrorist groups for the same reasons as men, but their roles aren’t always the same. Jessica Trisko Darden, assistant professor at the school of international service at American University, explains why.
University Of Kansas
Bring It On
On University of Texas at El Paso Week: Women of color who are activists face many challenges. Stacey Sowards, professor in the department of communication, details one who is rising above to bring about change.
University Of Cincinnati
Hope isn’t just for campaign slogans. Sarah Stitzlein, professor of education at the University of Cincinnati, discusses how to put hope into action.
Human rights are violated on a daily basis. Karen Zivi, associate professor of political science at Grand Valley State University, explores why.
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How To Become
The headscarf worn by some Muslim women is becoming a tool of civic engagement. Aubrey Westfall, assistant professor of political science at Wheaton College, explains why wearing a religious symbol freely is an important step in self-expression.
On Wheaton College Week: The Russian-Chinese relationship is becoming a one-sided affair. Jeanne Wilson, professor of political science, details why China’s growing influence could be a concern.
On Grand Valley State University Week: Menstruation is still a taboo subject. Karen Zivi, associate professor of political science, looks into how this affects women in daily life.
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The effects of the Dust Bowl are still present in California. Adam Ramey, associate professor of political science at NYU Abu Dhabi, explores how today’s generation is being influenced by the politics of the travelers who settled there
The Third Reich
Election interference is a hot topic, but it isn’t new. Bradley Hart, assistant professor of media, communications and journalism at Fresno State University, looks to history to find a parallel to today.