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Welcome to the School of Public Affairs' faculty media listing. Below you can view a complete chronological listing of faculty expertise presented through media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press and more. For more information, or if you'd like to contact SPA's faculty as a source for your media outlet, visit AU's media relations home page.

May 2016

An interview with Anita McBride, executive in residence, by the Partnership Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition was reported on by Bloomberg on May 24. In the interview, Anita McBride spoke about the transition process of one presidential administration to the next.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke on The Josh Tolly Show on May 20 about the constitutional limits of presidential power. Download required.

A quote about the nature of public administration in academics from an article co-written by Robert Durant, professor emeritus of public administration and policy, was cited in an article for the Wall Street Journal on May 20. Log-in required to access the article.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The Atlantic on May 19 about the best strategy for Democrats to leverage Donald Trump's unpopularity among women into a victory in the general election. 

Candice Nelson, director of the Campaign Management Institute, spoke to McClatchy DC on May 16 about why small donors are beneficial in campaigns.

Jessica Waters, associate dean of the School of Public Affairs, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on May 16 about how a tie vote would affect the outcome of a recent Supreme Court case on contraception.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Fast Company on May 16 about the continuing use of sexist political campaign buttons.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Voice of America on May 14 about how women are less likely to run for office, but have the same likelihood of winning when they do decide to run.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke with The New York Times on May 13 about gentrification and skyrocketing rental prices in previously low-income communities.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke to Greater Greater Washington on May 13 about how neighborhoods can become divided based on race and class.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to the USA Today on May 12 about the critical and sometimes hateful online comments that are posted about Hillary Clinton and the level of their significance.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to CNN on May 10 about why the far right in various European nations support Donald Trump's stances on certain issues.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed by NPR on May 10 about how women have generally voted in general elections in the past few decades.

John King's speech at the School of Public Affairs' Commencement ceremony this weekend was highlighted in Politico Playbook on May 10.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on May 9 about how President Obama is trying to build his legacy as his presidency ends.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was interviewed by C-SPAN on May 8 to discuss the reasons why women do not run for office.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke to The Chicago Reporter on May 8 about how race and economic class play a role in some of Chicago's gentrifying neighborhoods.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to The New York Times on May 8 about how politicians adjust their approaches to the Senate to become more effective.

A new episode of the Bloomberg News' podcast Masters in Politics which is hosted by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was released on May 6. The episode looked at the outlook for this summer's Cleveland GOP convention as well as the ongoing Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to SBS on May 5 about the difficulty Donald Trump may having winning in the general election.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for Time on May 5 about how Donald Trump would handle the limits of executive power if elected president. A version of this article also ran in the National Review and Rise News.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the U.S. News & World Report on May 4 about the prospects of a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, appeared on the Associated Press on May 4 to discuss the "historic" presidential nomination run by Donald Trump.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, spoke to AFP on May 4 about the motivations of the voters who have supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on May 1 about the benefits of Malia Obama's decision to take a gap year before attending Harvard University.