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The U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ) has awarded Arizona State University a $2.6 million grant — one of the largest ever issued by the office — to implement a three-year project advancing transitional justice in Ukraine and South Sudan. It will be led by former U.S. Ambassador Clint Williamson , distinguished professor of practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and senior director for the International Rule of Law, Governance and Security...
President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order mandating that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test for the virus weekly, and that workers at certain health facilities will have to be fully vaccinated. On the other side of the Atlantic, France is requiring proof of vaccination to access public spaces. With the coronavirus pandemic not showing any signs of slowing down as the world prepares to ring in 2022, many countries are...
Until a few years ago, UFOs were traditionally treated as something far-fetched and relegated to the fringes. Any talk of them was usually linked to questions about ancient aliens, abductions, or who made the pyramids and crop circles. However, in the past few years, segments about UFOs have aired on primetime news and flying saucers have appeared in front-page stories published by The New York Times. So, what happened in the last few years to bring these kinds of stories back to mainstream...
The Constitution divides responsibility for the country’s national security between the executive and legislative branches, and the balance of power between the two branches has ebbed and flowed throughout American history. Ryan Shaw , managing director of strategic initiatives and senior university adviser at Arizona State University, spoke recently with U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona on the role of Congress in national security, both in the past and in the future, during the Future Security...
Arizona State University and New America recently co-hosted the seventh annual Future Security Forum. The event, taking place just after the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, reflected on the past 20 years of U.S. security policy and charted the next 20 years of national and international security trends. The forum is the premier annual event of the Future Security project — a research, education, and policy partnership between ASU and New America that develops new models and examples for...
The United States is preparing to spend $1 trillion on repairing and upgrading the country’s infrastructure. This would be the largest federal investment in infrastructure projects in more than a decade, with the bulk of the spending focused on transportation, utilities and pollution cleanup. There will be improvements to traditional systems, including transportation networks and energy grids, but the proposed federal funding will also go toward improving the nation’s climate resilience and...
The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact will move its offices to Arizona State University’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., in a unique collaboration that will expand training in fact-checking journalism, create a new website to fact-check Arizona politicians and grow Poynter’s teaching footprint in the nation’s capital. The Pulitzer Prize-winning digital fact-checking organization has long been rating the accuracy and claims of elected officials from Washington offices on Connecticut...
Former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently joined former U.S. Defense Secretary and inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow Mark Esper to discuss all things related to the trans-Atlantic alliance as the second installment of the “Conversations With Secretary Esper” series organized by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University . “President Joe Biden's first trip to Europe as president of the United States was a packed and busy agenda with a lot...
Two Arizona State University professors have been invited to join a prestigious new initiative that’s intended to empower African experts to help shape policy in Africa. The Africa Knowledge Network was launched last month with the goal of highlighting scholars and professionals from the continent in order to leverage their expertise. The project is led by the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa , which was created in 2003 to raise global awareness about issues in Africa....

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