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Election officials have been under unprecedented pressure and attack across the country. From Arizona to Florida to Michigan, officials face heightened threats far and wide, leading many to fear for their safety, and recent disinformation campaigns and attempts to delegitimize election results and restrict voter access to the ballot box represent a mortal danger to American democracy, which cannot survive without public servants who can freely and fairly run our elections. As part of its “...
President Joe Biden recently ordered the deployment of around 3,000 U.S. troops to Poland, Germany and Romania in a show of support to NATO allies in Eastern Europe. At the same time, Russia continues to amass its military around Ukraine’s border on all sides, with troop numbers estimated to be around 130,000. With the Ukraine-Russia crisis showing no signs of deescalating, many countries and leaders are wondering what the future of NATO is with a more aggressive Russia. “It’s fair to say that...
The Cronkite School just got another “get.” Susan Goldberg, the former editor-in-chief of National Geographic and editorial director of National Geographic Partners, will be joining the ranks of Arizona State University this week with a joint appointment in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Sustainability at the College of Global Futures . Goldberg will serve as vice dean and professor of practice, and lead new programs and strategic partnerships...
Camal Shorter is an ASU Local – Washington, D.C. , first-year student pursuing a BA in philosophy. He describes himself as open, willing and engaged and hopes to one day become a lawyer or professor, in addition to a best-selling author. His top motivation for staying in school is to become the best writer he can be. In fact, he has already begun that journey. He co-authored a children's book through a reading literacy program in Washington and is working on another book — a memoir he...
On Oct. 18–22, the inaugural class of students from the Online Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership program at Arizona State University traveled to Washington, D.C., for a week’s worth of immersive training and activities. Students of the ASU Online master’s program, offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies , have the option of two separate intensive in-person experiences in Washington, D.C., over the course of the program, allowing them direct access to the...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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