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Jun
20
Monday, June 20, 2016
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, discusses, on The Washington Post's "The Monkey Cage," the significance of the recent ban on Russia's entire track and field team from participation in the Olympics—the first such ban in the history of the Games. You can also listen to Marten's thoughts on the ban, and what it means for Putin's relationship with the West, on The Takeaway and on Russia's Radio Liberty.
Jun
17
Friday, June 17, 2016
Jenik Radon, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, interviewed on GAIM about how the recent global crackdown on civil society can affect the bottom line for investors.
Jun
17
Friday, June 17, 2016
Tarik Amar, Assistant Professor of History, co-authored an article with Jared McBride (formerly a fellow at the Harriman Institute), and Per Rudling on openDemocracy.net. They argue that the official glorification of World War II nationalist heroes by Ukrainian political leaders signals a dangerous path for Ukraine and will affect the rest of Europe, too.
Jun
16
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tanya Domi (Adjunct Professor of International Affairs) was interviewed on July 14, 2016, by the Bosnian Service of the Voice of America regarding the Orlando shooting and the current situtation for LGBT people in the Balkans.

Jun
14
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Thomas Kent, Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Harriman Institute, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27, 2016. Read more here.

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