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Kevin Grisham, CSUSB professor, interviewed about fringe conspiracy group QAnon
KNX Radio (Los Angeles)
Aug. 21, 2020

Kevin Grisham, associate director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed about the fringe conspiracy group known as QAnon, which believes that a sort of deep-state, pedophile, Satan-worshiping cabal of politicians and celebrities are working to take down the civilized world, and that Donald Trump is the savior standing in their way. 

Listen to the recorded interview at “What is QAnon? The fringe conspiracy group is vaulted into the mainstream, with the help of President Trump

CSUSB professor co-writes article ‘Progressive groups are getting more selective in targeting incumbents. Is it working?’
Aug. 21, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight election analyst, tracked candidates’ endorsements for their article on whether progressive groups strategy of becoming more selective in targeting incumbents was effective. 

They wrote; “To find out, FiveThirtyEight has once again tracked hundreds of endorsements in every Senate, House and governor primary completed so far this year (through Aug. 18). We looked at the win-loss records of the endorsees of eight key Democratic influencers: progressive groups IndivisibleJustice DemocratsOur Revolution and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee; progressive figures (U.S. Rep. Alexandra) Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders; and two arms of the national Democratic Party, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The result is the most complete picture yet of which wing of the party is doing better at the ballot box.”

Read the complete article at “Progressive groups are getting more selective in targeting incumbents. Is it working?

CSUSB professor Janet Kottke recognized by SIOP
IE Business Daily

Aug. 23, 2020

Janet L. Kottke, professor of psychology at Cal State San Bernardino, has received the distinguished teaching contributions award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. An instructor at the school since 1985, Kottke – who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses – has more than 160 publications, presentations, and reports co-authored with students and alumni.

Read the complete article at “Kottke recognized by SIOP.”

Entrepreneurship Center is awarded additional $1.59 million to support Inland Empire small business owners and entrepreneurs
Fontana Herald News
Aug. 20, 2020

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino has been awarded $1.59 million in new funding to support local entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of the federal CARES Act economic relief package.

The CARES Act, which was approved by Congress earlier this year, is designed to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are vital to our local economy and they have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mike Stull, lead academic professor and director of the IECE. “This is an important investment to assist them during this critical time and is integral to the economic recovery of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As the Inland Empire’s leader in providing support to entrepreneurs, we are looking forward to assisting even more business owners in the community.”

CSUSB professor comments on Trump administration’s call for reinstatement of sanctions against Iran
Press TV
Aug. 21, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment about the Trump administration’s plans to use the Iran nuclear agreement’s “snapback” mechanism to restore sanctions against the country. On Aug. 20, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to the United Nations to call for the extension of an arms embargo against Iran, set to expire on Oct. 18, as well as reinstatement of all the sanctions in place before the multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which regulates Iran’s nuclear program, was implemented in July 2015. The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in May 2018, imposing its own sanctions to get Iran to renegotiate for what it called a stronger deal.

As for Pompeo’s assertion that the U.S. can compel the use of the “snapback” mechanism despite withdrawing from the JCPOA, Yaghobian said that Pompeo was in error, that the U.S. no longer had standing to call for reinstatement of sanctions through the JCPOA.

 He said that it was “very clear that the United States ceases to be a participant in the agreement after May 2018, and one can just go by the very clear statements of Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, John Bolton and Brian Hook – who in December of 2019 also restated that the United States is no longer in the deal.”

Watch the segment at “US plans to snap back sanctions.”

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