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In The News

Connecting with the public through the media is a key component of our outreach efforts.

Media Mentions

Our faculty are often featured as experts in the news stories about democracy and American politics:

Marketplace: Americans not feeling very hopeful about 2022

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate candidates on the 2020 election results

State of Belief: Vaccine refusal is immoral and un-American

The National Interest: Progressives took major losses in Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public. The organization’s motto is “academic rigor, journalistic flair.” Michael Berkman, Christopher Beem, and other McCourtney Institute faculty regularly contribute articles to the site, which are republished in media outlets around the world:

Why refusing the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t just immoral — it’s un-American

Joe Biden, Abraham Lincoln, and democratic charity

Wisconsin GOP’s power grab is a danger to democracy

What Comey learned from theologian Reinhold Niebuhr about ethical leadership

Lessons on political leadership from Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech 160 years later

To fully appreciate black history, the U.S. must let go of lingering confederate nostalgia

In Pennsylvania’s 18th, a very important, unimportant election

In Trump’s America, is the Supreme Court still seen as legitimate?

What activists today can learn from MLK, the ‘conservative militant’

Thanks to the North Carolina case, partisan gerrymandering’s day of reckoning may soon be upon us

When Trump’s tweets are angry, the mood of his followers darkens