WC in the News
Our experts in history and politics have been busy as the American presidential election unfolded and the nation noted the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Another anniversary (and an upcoming Hobbit movie) put WC’s Tolkien Professor and his new book in the media spotlight.
- Humanities magazine visits Chestertown to talk to Adam Goodheart and Neal Gabler about how the C.V. Starr Center brings history alive. May/June issue, 2013.
- The Baltimore Sun, 10/29/2012
Economics professor Robert Lynch pens a pre-election opinion piece.
- Arab News, 10/28/2012
Political science professor Melissa Deckman is quoted in an article distributed widely around the globe by the Agence France-Presse wire service.
- The New York Times, 10/26/2012
In a “Historically Corrected” column, Starr Center visiting scholar Peter Manseau examines the commonplace assertion that religious liberty is the nation’s first freedom.
- The Daily Beast, 09/21/2012
English Professor Corey Olsen, a.k.a. The Tolkien Professor, offers his expertise on the 75th anniversary of the publication of the The Hobbit.
- The Wall Street Journal, 09/21/2012
Corey Olsen argues that the celebrated children’s book if not just for children.
- The New York Times, 09/21/2012
History professor and Lincoln expert Richard Striner writes about the Emancipation Proclamation for the Times’ Disunion series.
- 2012 American Value Survey: Assessing Political and Moral Views on the Economy and Social Issues in a Shifting Religious LandscapeThe Brookings Institution, 10/23/2012
Political science professor Melissa Deckman, an Affiliated Scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, joins a panel at the Brookings Institution to present the results of an important national survey. (Deckman’s presentation begins about an hour into the video).
- C-SPAN, 10/22/2012
At an event at the National Press Club, professor Melissa Deckman talks about the gender gap among Catholic voters.
- Dialogue, CCTV, 09/29/2012
Director of International Studies Andrew Oros is a guest on the Chinese public affairs show Dialogueto discuss the state of America’s relationship with China.
- CCTV, 09/23/2012
Director of International Studies Andrew Oros appears on the Chinese television network to discuss the U.S. role in Japan-China relations. (His segment appears about 20 minutes into the program.)
- WYPR Radio, 09/25/2012
Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses Romney and Obama foreign policy.
- Maryland Morning, WYPR, 11/06/2012
The winner of the 2012 George Washington Book Prize, Maya Jasanoff, talks to host Tom Hall about Liberty’s Exiles.
- All Things Considered, NPR, 10/21/2012
Professor of English and Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen talks to Guy Raz, host of All Things Considered Weekends, about his new book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
- Talk of the Nation, NPR, 9/24/2012
Richard Striner talks with host Neal Conan about the moral conviction and shrewd politics that led Lincoln to issue the proclamation.
- Midday, WYPR, 9/20/2012
Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, talks about the enduring appeal of the book with Midday host Dan Rodricks.