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CSUSB professor writes on ‘How businesses can plan for recovery and how customers can help’
San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency
May 14, 2020

Michael Stull, director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino, wrote an article on how businesses can plan for recovery and how customers can help as we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This crisis has shown us how much we need our local small businesses. They provide valuable services and products and are often a social ‘hub’ for the community. We need to ‘shop local’ as much as we can, even if that means paying a premium for the convenience of shopping local,” Stull wrote.

“Use this time to get to know local owners and employees because it is these businesses that support our schools, students, and community events through funding and volunteerism. Let’s do what we can to embrace them.”

Read the complete article at “How businesses can plan for recovery and how customers can help.”

CSUSB political science professor co-authors article on why some Democrats may be willing to look past the sexual assault allegation against Biden
May 13, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Amelia Thompson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight senior writer, posted an article about how some Democrats may be willing to look past an allegation of sexual assault against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive party nominee for president in the 2020 election.

They wrote, in part: “It’s tempting to interpret this as a sign that Democrats aren’t as committed to believing women when the reputation of their own presidential nominee is on the line. But the reality is complicated. Even though Democrats are much more supportive of #MeToo issues than Republicans are overall, that doesn’t mean Democrats are unified — some, like young liberal men, are a lot less progressive on these issues than others. What’s more, there’s evidence that voters’ views of the Democratic Party and Biden himself are likely doing more to shape their reactions to Reade’s allegation than their preexisting stances on the #MeToo movement are. And with so many Democrats focused on defeating President Trump — who has far more sexual assault allegations against him — it’s possible that many Democrats are willing to look past this accusation.”

Read the complete article at “Why some Democrats may be willing to look past the allegation against Biden.”

CSUSB professor offers perspective on U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Organization for Defending Victims of Violence
May 12, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was featured in a question-and-answer interview on the advocacy group’s blog about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” the role of international organizations and the United Nations in remedying the longstanding dispute, and the momentum of the BDS movement.

Yaghoubian teaches courses on the history of the Middle East, Iran, and Islam, and serves as associate director of the CSUSB Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. He is the author of the 2014 book “Ethnicity, Identity, and the Development of Nationalism in Iran.”

Read the complete article at “ODVV interview: The US has not served as a neutral broker in Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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