NAFTA struggles to regulate increasingly global supply chain

The fourth round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) resumes in Washington on Wednesday, amidst concerns that these talks may end in an impasse between the Trump administration and the governments of Mexico and Canada. Two Cornell University experts comment on the status of the negotiations and what they mean for […]

Trump-Erdogan is an oft-repeated summit between rivals

Today’s scheduled meeting between Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Trump at the White House will take place amid a general chilling of relations between the two countries. Barry Strauss, professor of history at Cornell University and author of the several books about military strategy and leadership, likens the occasion to many summits between […]

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 […]