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The media turns to our faculty experts to enhance coverage of a wide range of topics, from international security and economic policy to American history and politics. 

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  • 09/17/18 The Guardian

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert in Latin American politics, is interviewed in The Guardian about the trial of those charged with the murder of Berta Cáceres Flores, an indigenous activist in Honduras. Although the trial is to be monitored by a group of international lawyers, Wade doubts the trial will illuminate the political corruption in the country.

  • 09/06/18 The Associated Press

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert in Latin American politics, was interviewed for this Associated Press story about Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’s decision to end by next year the U.N.’s International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. Wade says it seems clear that Morales, who is facing corruption allegations about illegal campaign funding, is making this move to protect himself. The story was picked up by AP outlets worldwide.

  • 09/05/18 VICE News

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is quoted in this story in VICE News about the record number of women who are running for Congress. She says gender is being viewed more as an asset than it has ever been.

  • 08/17/18 The Latin American Adviser

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, is tapped for the featured Q and A in The Latin American Adviser, speaking to the question of whether El Salvador is doing enough to fight corruption. She joins, among others, Amari Carmen Aponte, former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, and Michael Camilleri, Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, to address the issue.

  • 08/28/18 The Washington Post
    Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Japan, is quoted in this Washington Post story about the complex and uncertain relationship between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Oros notes that despite their difficult relationship, Abe still frequently contacts Trump for conversations by phone. This story was also picked up by international news outlets including The Japan Times, MSN.com, Stars and Stripes, the Chicago Tribune, and the South China Morning Post.
  • 08/28/18 The Washington Post

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is quoted in this Washington Post story about the dramatically different campaign war chests of Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous. Deckman says that the imbalance between the two candidates’ campaign coffers—Hogan has 24 times as much money as Jealous to spend between now and the election in November—is not insurmountable, but that Jealous needs to turn it around quickly if he is to succeed in getting enough word out about his campaign.

  • 08/26/18 The Kyodo News

    Andrew Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Japan, is interviewed for this story the Kyodo News about the launch of the third and final “Japan House” in Los Angeles, an effort by the Japanese government to strengthen its global communication. Oros says that the Japan House shows that the country’s government feels it needs to “message American’s directly,” rather than through the media, businesses, and other organizations.

  • 08/27/18 Washington Post “Monkey Cage”

    In her latest column in The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage,” Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, analyzes why this is election cycle is a prime time for women to run for office. More female nominees are running for governor and Congress than ever before, largely as a response to the Trump administration and the #MeToo movement.

  • 08/28/18 InSight Crime

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, is interviewed for this InSight Crime analysis of Manual Baldizón, a longtime Guatemalan powerbroker, who has withdrawn his plea for asylum in the U.S. and will face criminal charges in Guatemala. Wade says that if Baldizón has political scores to settle, his testimony may implicate other business and political elites.

  • 08/27/18 The Baltimore Sun
    A new campaign ad by Gov. Larry Hogan is the topic of this Baltimore Sun story that quotes Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science. Hogan is spending at least $1 million on campaign ads across the state, while his Democratic rival, Ben Jealous, is starving for money for his own campaign messages. Deckman says Jealous’s lack of resources means that ads like Hogan’s can define Jealous, because he can’t afford to get on the air to dispute Hogan’s claims.

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  • 07/18/18 Al Jazeera

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, is interviewed on Al Jazeera about the recent outbreak of violence in Nicaragua. She says the government was caught by surprise that the protests were so widespread, which is one reason the response was so violent, and she doubts that there will be a successful effort at early elections to oust President Daniel Ortega before the end of his term.

  • 07/31/18 The Chestertown Spy

    Katherine Maynard, Professor of French, is interviewed by the Chestertown Spy about her role in the nonpartisan group Vote Your Voice, which is working to educate people in Kent and northern Queen Anne’s counties about the importance of becoming politically active and exercising their right to vote, especially in the upcoming mid-terms elections.

  • 05/09/18 The Chestertown Spy

    The Chestertown Spy writes about the search for the “real” Sophie Kerr, interviewing Brooke Schultz ’18, the outgoing editor of The Elm who researched the progressive nature of Kerr’s writing for her senior thesis, as well as Elizabeth O’Connor, Assistant professor of English, and Heather Calloway, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. The three are interviewed via video, talking about their research into the prolific yet elusive Eastern Shore writer whose gift to the College created the Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award.

  • 04/11/18 RTE “Big Week on the Farm”

    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured on RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm,” discussing his take on the latest in the “test-tube hamburger.” This line of research uses stem cells from an animal’s muscle tissue to “grow” meat in a laboratory. Some see this research as a more sustainable and ethical way to produce enough meat for the growing human population. 

  • 04/11/18 RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm”
    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured in this segment of RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm.” He explains the most nutrient-dense parts of an animal—such as the brains, liver, and even intestines—as well as how often those are thrown away, and how a nose-to-tail approach to eating an animal is more ethical as well as better for your health. 

  • 03/08/18 RTE What Are You Eating?

    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is interviewed by host Philip Boucher-Hayes on this segment of RTE’s “What Are You Eating?” about whether humans are meant to eat meat, and how humans first began to hunt for meat instead of scavenging. Filmed in Ireland’s Wicklow Woods, the segment includes Mike Whisenant ’16, now studying for his master’s in experimental archaeology at University College Dublin, and Maggie Kobik ’11, who just finished her master’s degree at UCD, helping butcher a deer with stone tools.

  • March 10: The Chestertown Spy

    John Thomas, lecturer in music, is interviewed by The Chestertown Spy about his work as the program manager at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, in particular about the revival of chamber music in a 21st-century form. He discusses the music and work of young artists who are bringing new perspectives to musical forms of the classical world and making it much more accessible and appealing to people.

  • 02/28/18 WBAL-TV

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed on WBAL-TV Baltimore about the role of women in Maryland’s upcoming gubernatorial election. Of the nine Democratic candidates, seven have chosen women as running mates, which Deckman believes is a direct result of the national trends of #MeToo and the women’s march and is further evidence of candidates’ acknowledgement of the increasingly powerful of the female vote.

  • 10/23/17 the Chestertown Spy

    Heather Harvey, associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Art History, is interviewed in The Chestertown Spy about her collaboration with fellow artist Elizabeth Casqueiro to create The Davis Arts Center in Easton, a permanent space for working artists in a former industrial building.

  • 09/27/17 Washington Ideas

    Bill Schindler, associate professor of anthropology and director of the new Eastern Shore Food Lab, is interviewed about his teaching of primitive technologies by Ross Andersen, senior editor at The Atlantic, at Washington Ideas. Sponsored by The Atlantic, the annual three-day event brings the nation’s leaders in politics, education, science, business, and health for interviews and conversation.

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  • 08/17/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed

    On day 5 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Jennie Carr, Assistant Professor of Biology, describes her work at the College’s River and Field Campus studying the nesting and feeding behavior of field sparrows. Carr’s long-term study is helping learn the factors that contribute to nest failure for the birds, whose population has declined 65 percent from 1966 to 2010.

  • 08/16/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed
    On day 4 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Rachel Durso, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, explains how her research with students and a collaboration with the College’s GIS Lab is helping the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence better identify and help victims of domestic violence on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
  • 08/14/18 The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed

    On Day 3 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Bill Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, talks about how our ancestors were far better at choosing and preparing a healthier diet than today’s humans. The Academic Minute is published in Inside Higher Ed and airs on public radio stations across the country.

  • 08/14/18 Inside Higher Ed, The Academic Minute

    On Day 2 of “Washington College Week” on The Academic Minute, Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, discusses how young women are more involved in politics and more engaged in civic issues than in the past, potentially fundamentally changing the political landscape.

  • 08/13/18 Inside Higher Ed, The Academic Minute

    “Washington College Week” of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ “Academic Minute” starts off with Aaron Lampman, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, explaining research that he and students are doing into the perception of risk of sea level rise in the most vulnerable communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Academic Minute is published in Inside Higher Ed and airs on public radio stations across the country.

  • 06/15/18 Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast

    Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an editor of Latin American Politics and Development, 9th edition, is interviewed about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua on the podcast “Two Weeks Notice: Understanding Latin American Politics.” Wade talks about the generalized chaos that is consuming the country, which is disrupting people’s everyday lives, in addition to the extensive violence and arguments between the government led by President Daniel Ortega and the opposition alliance over who is responsible.

  • 05/17/18 The Best Possible Taste
    Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of anthropology, is interviewed on Ireland’s radio program “The Best Possible Taste” hosted by Sharon Noonan. Noonan talks to Schindler about his talk at the Burren Slow Food Festival where, she says, “he enthralled an audience with his presentation ‘Human diet: Learning to Eat Again.’ ’’ During the interview, Schindler summarizes his talk about how the past instructs us about how we should be eating better today. Schindler’s interview starts at 34:20.
  • 04/19/18 WYPR “Roughly Speaking”

    Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed on WYPR’s “Roughly Speaking” with Dan Rodricks, about how and why a majority of white evangelical Christians has continued to maintain and even grow its support for President Donald Trump, despite the revelations about Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, questions about his business dealings, and doubts about his moral compass.

  • 03/01/18 Maryland News Network

    The lack of women in Maryland’s congressional seats is the topic of this talk by Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, on the Maryland News Network. At the state level, she says, Maryland ranks fairly high nationally, with about a third of the seats in the General Assembly occupied by women.

  • 01/20/18 Citizens’ Climate Lobby
    Grant Samms, Project Coordinator for the Center for Environment & Society’s ShorePower Project, is interviewed by Peterson Toscano on the Citizens’ Climate Lobby podcast about how it’s essential that climate adcocates understand how “sense of place” plays a big role in a community’s response to new ideas and alternative energy sources like wind power.