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Media Mention July 3, 2019

Trump and his advisers are probably wrong about what foreign policy Americans want

LBJ Associate Professor Joshua Busby joins Dina Smeltz of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Jordan Tama of the School of International Service at American University in a column about their 2018 study, which found that "foreign policy opinion leaders still underestimate public support for global engagement, trade and military intervention and overestimate public enthusiasm for deporting undocumented workers in the United States.

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Media Mention July 3, 2019

Trump and his advisers are probably wrong about what foreign policy Americans want

New research from the LBJ School Professor Josh Busby and the Chicago Council finds how leaders got public opinion wrong on a variety of hot topics for the 2020 election cycle.

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Media Mention July 3, 2019

Commentary: Grandma was a witness — America’s spirit prevails

LBJ and Dell Med Professor Dr. Michael Hole, who delivered remarks at his June 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement, pays tribute to his grandmother and what she saw in a century of life in America, and relates it to his experience in the PLS program and his feelings about public service.

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Media Mention July 2, 2019

Presidential debates should inform, not entertain, the voters

The #DemDebates were great for television. Were they good for democracy? Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School explains how changing the debate format could better inform voters. 

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Screen shot of the first Democratic presidential debate in June 2019
Media Mention June 27, 2019

Kuperman: Luria erred on nuclear fuel decision

Dr. Alan Kuperman discusses the need for Congress to fund naval fuel research. His commentary comes on the heels of a recent amendment, offered by Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), to remove research funding from the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Media Mention June 25, 2019

Trumpcast: Understanding Mexico in the migration crisis

Slate's León Krauze talks to Stephanie Leutert, director of the Mexico Security Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin, about how the migration crisis at the border is being handled, understanding the Northern Triangle, the role Mexico is playing in the crisis, and where in particular we should shift our current focus in the region.

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Media Mention June 18, 2019

Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at LBJ and an expert on criminal justice issues, weighs in on a Q&A with the Associated Press about mental illness in the jail and prison system. 

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Media Mention June 11, 2019

Research shows fears about kids’ learning loss over the summer were overblown

Some parents and teachers worry that, during the summer, kids will forget much of what they learned during the school year. But new research shows that those fears may not be based on fact, especially when it comes to learning loss for kids who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged families.

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Media Mention June 10, 2019

Ret. Adm. McRaven decries Trump’s media attacks: al-Qaeda is the enemy of the people, not the press

You may remember that retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said that President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the press as “the enemy of the people” was “perhaps the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

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Media Mention June 10, 2019

How does summer learning really affect students' academic achievement?

Differences in summer enrichment between poor and wealthy students may not contribute much to long-term achievement gaps, according to a new analysis. by researcher Paul von Hippel. 

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