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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.

June 2016

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, was referenced in a Fast Company article on June 22 questioning whether Donald Trump's rhetoric will deter women from entering politics.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, was interviewed by How Housing Matters on June 22. The interview focused on the findings of Hyra's co-edited volume, Capital Dilemma.

Todd Eisenstadt, SPA professor, wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post on June 21 about the effects of government manipulation and resource extraction on Ecuador's indigenous people.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke with KYOU Fox News on June 20 about the last decade's run up in home values in the Washington, D.C. area.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with Government Executive on June 18 about the national security credentials of Hillary Clinton.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for The Hill on June 17 about Donald Trump's recent controversial claims about Barack Obama's handling of terrorist threats.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to WFXL Fox News on June 17 about the political fall-out of the tragedy in Orlando.

Joseph Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with The Wall Street Journal (login required) on June 17 about the history of violent threats posed by the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter. Young also spoke with Italian publication la Repubblica (link in Italian).

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, was interviewed on the Ellison Report on WEAA on June 17 regarding the political issues surrounding the recent shooting in Orlando.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to ABC 7 on June 16 about the role genders plays in the 2016 presidential election.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on June 16 about how the power of the executive branch has changed in recent years as well as how this would apply to some of Donald Trump's proposed policies if he were elected president.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, spoke to The Washington Times on June 16 about the importance of the president unifying the nation after a tragedy like the one in Orlando occurs.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, co-wrote an article for Brookings on June 15 which presents evidence that there is not much difference between men and women in bipartisan legislation.

Joseph Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, wrote an article for The Huffington Post on June 15 about the difference between inspired and directed attacks by terrorist organizations.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with BBC Radio on June 15 about her new book, Women on the Run.

Tricia Bacon, assistant professor of justice, law, and criminology, appeared on The Washington Post on June 13 to discuss the investigation into the shooting in Orlando, and the steps taken to ensure leads are carefully explored.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to The Daily Dot on June 13 about the historical use of executive orders by presidents as well as the constitutional limits of its use.

Joseph Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke to Mic.com on June 13 about the motivation behind individuals who commit an act of domestic terror.

Joseph Young, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, was quoted in an article for McClatchy DC on June 12 about the tragedy in Orlando and the divisive political issues surrounding it.

A study by professors Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, and Richard Fox was used in an article for NPR on June 11 about why there are fewer women in Congress.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to audioBoom on June 11 about Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate and the 2016 presidential election.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to AFP on June 11 about Donald Trump's controversial comments regarding women.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to International Business Times on June 11 about Elizabeth Warren as a potential running mate to Hillary Clinton.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to the National Post on June 10 about the significance of Hillary Clinton's nomination as the Democratic candidate as well as why fewer women run for office.

A new episode of Bloomberg News' podcast Masters in Politics which is hosted by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was released on June 10. The episode featured interviews and commentary about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as they proceed with their presidential campaigns.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, co-wrote a syndicated article for the Associated Press on June 10 about her new book Women on the Run and how there is no gender bias against women running for office.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for USA Today on June 10 about whether Congress would serve as a check to Donald Trump if he were elected president.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to U.S. News and World Report on June 10 about the complaints that many have leveled about the political process in this year's primaries.

Matthew Wright, assistant professor of government, co-wrote an article for The Washington Post on June 9 about a study that tested people's assumptions about illegal immigration.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, wrote an article for RealClear Politics on June 9 comparing Bernie Sanders' efforts to "fight on" with Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign in 1988.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on June 9 arguing that Republican party supporters of Donald Trump should not be surprised by his recent comments.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Al Jazeera on June 9 about the significance of Hillary Clinton's nomination.

Jan Leighley, professor of government, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on June 8 about the influence of the Millennial generation on future elections.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to Roll Call on June 7 about Hillary Clinton's nomination and the reasons why there are fewer women in elected office.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to 12 News NBC on June 7 about how Bill Clinton will addressed if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with a number of major outlets following Hillary Clinton's clinching of the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Lawless was interviewed by U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Vox, CNN, ThinkProgress, and Univision Noticias (article in Spanish).

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, appeared on the podcast Bill Martinez Live on June 6 to discuss his new book Power without Constraint.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke to Russia Today on June 4 about gentrification in Washington, DC. Article is in Spanish.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, spoke to Channel News Asia on June 3 about the constitutional checks to presidential power.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, appeared on London radio outlet audioBoom on June 2 to discuss the power that Donald Trump could wield as president.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The Washington Post on June 1 about how gender does not play a decisive role in U.S. voters' decisions.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for Marketwatch on June 1 about the constitutional limits of executive power.

David Lublin, professor of government, spoke to Washington Jewish Week on June 1 about how Jewish-American voters would likely support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in a presidential election.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for Philly.com on June 1 about Donald Trump's controversial policy ideas and his ability to implement them if elected president.

Richard Benedetto, adjunct professorial lecturer of government, wrote an op-ed in The Hill on June 1 illustrating President Obama's recent partisan attacks while visiting Vietnam and Japan.