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 […]

Automakers want tax credits, not a trade war

Arthur Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says that Trump’s promise to rock the boat and help domestic companies may play well with the auto industry. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/arthur-wheaton   Wheaton says: “President Trump campaigned on rocking the boat and dramatically changing global agreements. If changes are to be […]

US must end booming immigration detention business

Maria Cristina Garcia, an expert on immigration reform and professor of history at Cornell University, says reports that the Department of Homeland Security might soon run out of money to detain illegal immigrants should be a sign that the government must stop paying for private facilities and choose cheaper alternatives to detention instead. Biography: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-garcia.php   Garcia […]

White House names Cornell prison educator a ‘Champion of Change’

Media Note: To download pictures of Rob Scott at the White House, go to: https://cornell.box.com/v/RobScottCPEP ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) executive director Rob Scott has been named a Champion of Change by the White House for giving prison inmates a fair chance at earning a college degree. He was recognized at an […]

Obama, Hollande White House handshake could reshape French politics

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will meet at the White House on Tuesday to discuss counterterrorism efforts and ways to fight ISIS. Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is an expert on France and European politics and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in […]

Obama to face contentious issues while searching for common ground with China’s president

Allen Carlson, associate professor at Cornell University’s government department, weights in on the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the White House. Carlson says that Obama’s success during this summit will depend on his ability to search for common ground while engaging contentious issues such as territorial disputes, freedom of expression and economic […]

Mapping Alaska and the Arctic: Researcher available to discuss project announced today by White House

Michael Willis is an earth and atmospheric sciences research associate at Cornell University and a member of the research team for ArcticDEM – a project announced today by the White House that will develop a high-resolution topographic map of the Arctic that, for the first time, will provide consistent coverage of the entire region to […]

White House website could undermine climate change motivation

Jonathon Schuldt, professor of communication in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an expert on effectively communicating environmental issues, says while the new White House website provides accurate data, it could give people a false sense of security and undermine motivation to stop climate change. Schuldt says:  “A real barrier to effective climate […]

Ricin and bioterrorism experts available from Cornell

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS OFFICE April 17, 2013 Ricin and bioterrorism experts available from Cornell In light of the recent ricin scare at White House and Senate mailrooms, Cornell University has two experts available to talk about the poisonous substance. Kathleen Vogel, professor of science and technology studies, is a bioterrorism expert with a background in […]