“East Meets West: The Epic Journeys of Marco Polo and Zheng He” will be presented by Michael Yamashita, a National Geographic photojournalist and Sony Ambassador. The program will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, on Zoom.
Yasemin Dildar (economics) was one of three experts asked to give their analysis of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and his proposed American Jobs and American Family Plans.
Tomasz Owerkowicz (biology) was interviewed for an article about whether other animals get heart attacks, Anthony Silard (public administration) wrote the third installment of his four-part series, “Is Life a Solo Journey,” and Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented in an article on how white supremacists use social justice language to promote their bigotry.
Meredith Conroy (political science) joined FiveThirtyEight staff and contributors on a live analysis of President Joe Biden’s address to Congress on April 28, David Yaghoubian (history) commented on the impact of economic sanction on Iran, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) continued to be a resource for media reporting on the increase of hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Tony Coulson (cybersecurity) was interviewed about the need for more cybersecurity programs to meet the job demands in the future, David Yaghoubian (history) discussed the latest developments in the U.S. effort to rejoin the multi-national Iranian nuclear agreement, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) provided insight into a new Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism report that anti-Asian hate crimes sharply increased again in the first quarter of 2021.
“Interrogating Authoritarianism in the Era of Post-Truth and Populist Leaders: Lessons from Turkey,” a free, online public event co-sponsored by an Intellectual Life Grant and Academics for Peace North America network, is set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 7, on Zoom.
Meredith Conroy (political science) was interviewed for an article on how male politicians appear to be responding to personal controversy, Guillermo Escalante (kinesiology) co-authored a study on the explores relationship between hip extensor strength and hip flexor muscle length, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in an article about breaking patterns that lead to hate crimes.
David Yaghoubian (history) was interviewed for a segment on the latest developments regarding the U.S., Iran and the possibility of the U.S. rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multi-national agreement regulating Iran’s nuclear program.