Trump, Netanyahu: Two leaders on shaky domestic ground

Barry Strauss, professor of history at Cornell University and author of the several books about military strategy and leadership, says that Trump and Netanyahu – scheduled to meet at the White House on Wednesday – are both facing serious international challenges while on shaky domestic ground and the interplay between them is likely to be as […]

Fear of Trump’s authoritarianism ‘overblown’

Andrew Little, professor of government at Cornell University and expert on authoritarian regimes, says Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric – such as his recent Tweet suggesting he would revoke citizenship for flag burning – doesn’t translate into an imminent threat to American democracy. Bio: http://government.cornell.edu/andrew-thomas-little   Little says: “Although some of Donald Trump’s rhetoric sounds familiar to those […]

Moderates, not extremists, swung the election for Trump

Jonathon Schuldt, professor of communication at Cornell University, and Peter Enns, professor of government at Cornell University and director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, worked with their undergraduate students in a public opinion course to survey voters ahead of the election, and found a previously undiscovered pocket of Trump supporters which – […]

Populism, sexism and nationalism pair Trump and Abe

Naoki Sakai, professor of Asian studies and comparative literature at Cornell University, and expert on Japanese nationalism, says while Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump – who are scheduled to meet today – have much in common, including their overt populism and nationalistic tendencies, Trump’s promises to withdraw from the region is a serious concern for […]

Trump immigration plan throwback to ‘Operation Wetback’

Louis Hyman, professor of history and labor at Cornell University, and Natasha Iskander, professor of public policy at New York University say that President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback, which deported an estimated 1.1 million undocumented migrants in 1954 and was endorsed by president-elect Trump during his campaign, had terrible social and economic consequences, and cautions against […]

Pollsters meet in DC for post-election discussion

WHAT: Panel of top polling experts discuss the 2016 election: what they got wrong, what they got right, and where polling needs to go from here WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3 – 5:30 p.m. WHERE: The Gallup Building, 901 F Street, NW The Great Hall, (2nd Floor) MEDIA: This is a free event, but registration […]

Trump win could trigger peso plummet

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University, says that Trump’s campaign has alienated Latino voters within the U.S., and sent shocks to the economies of countries like Mexico. Casanova is available for interviews in Spanish. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/lc683 Casanova says: “Across the border, Donald Trump’s influence has been felt. Every time […]

Trump’s ‘puppet,’ ‘nasty woman’ most mocked Tweets during debate

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how certain groups of Twitter users react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that […]

Q&A: How Twitter is giving us a peek inside your mind this election

Media Note: You can find a short video with Drew Margolin presenting his work at this link, and on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – Just like television shaped the Nixon-Kennedy race, the social media platform shows that new media matters in politics. Communication professor Drew Margolin studies human dynamics through social media. He has been tracking people’s […]

Twitter will go nuts if Clinton lands off-the-cuff zingers at debate

Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how the electorate reacts to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that during the party conventions, […]