Faculty News

George Ehrhardt

Concluded that voter suppression didn’t happen in Boone elections according to his empirical analysis (High Country Press, December 11, 2013)

George Ehrhardt and Yongbeom Hur

Interviewed on North Korea's current situation, future scenarios, and more (App 1800 News Show at WASU radio, April 8, 2013)

Cary Fraser

Dr. Fraser's articles, "Donald Trump and the Republican Descent into Xenophobia", and "US "Original Sin" and the 2016 Presidential Electionappeared in Truthout (October 11 and May 18 2015, respectively).

James Barnes, Curtis Ryan, and Aleksander Lust discussed the causes and consequences of the refugee crisis in Europe at a panel on "Europe's Migration Crisis" organized by the Global Studies Program on September 16, 2015.

Jeff Holcomb and Marian Williams

Civil asset forfeiture and federal equitable sharing (ASU News, November 25, 2012)

Nancy Love

Nancy S. Love presents her new book, Trendy Fascism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy (SUNY 2016) in the Authors for Action Series at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC on Thursday, September 15from 7-8PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/285517558456399/

Print article on how "Education can help counter hate music's appeal" (ASU news 4/17/2014)

Nancy Love was interviewed on hate music (Break Thru Radio, May 1, 2014)

Radio interview on hate music and politics (WMUK, March 12, 2014)

Aleksander Lust

Federiga Bindi and Aleksander Lust analyzed the causes and consequences of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union at the Global Studies symposium on "Europe after Brexit: A Continent at the Crossroads" (September 14, 2016)

Federiga Bindi, Cary Fraser, Nancy Love, Aleksander Lust, Curtis Ryan, and Renee Scherlen compared the foreign policy views of the presidential candidates at the GJS symposium on "Trumpland v. Clintonworld: The 2016 Election and Foreign Policy" (October 5, 2016)

Aleksander Lust led seminars on American, European, and Russian politics and foreign policy at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China (October 10-14, 2016)

Aleksander Lust discussed the impact of Donald Trump's election on US relations with Russia and China at the Global Studies roundtable on "Global Trumpism: What Is It and How Do We Talk about It?" (November 30, 2016)

Aleksander Lust, Olga Monacell, Tatyana Ruseva, and Joanna Skrzypczynska discussed Eastern Europe's relations with the United States, the European Union, and Russia at the forum on "Rethinking Europe in a Changing World: Convergence or Divergence?" on March 16, 2016.

Gave a lecture on what European integration means for China at Central South University in Changsha, China (January, 2014)

Federiga Bindi and Aleksander Lust discussed US-Russian relations at the roundtable on "A Trump-Putin Love Affair?" (February 14, 2017) 

Adam Newmark

NPR article, "Surprised about Donal Trumph's popularity? You shouldn't be", references Dr. Newmark's research on motivated reasoning (December 11, 2015). 

Matthew Robinson

The Boone Town Council passed his resolution calling for abolition of capital punishment and commutation of death sentences in North Carolina (March 21, 2013)

Matthew Robinson was interviewed on the drug war (The Huffington Post, August 28, 2012)

Curtis Ryan

Dr. Ryan's article, "Five years after Arab arisings, security trumps reforms in Jordan" appeared in the Washington Post on March 4, 2016

Dr. Ryan discussed the shootings in Jordan and other related issues for Jordan and the region at the radio show Background Briefing in November 10, 2015.

Dr. Ryan's article, "Deja vu for Jordanina election reforms" appeared in the Washington Post on September 2, 2015.

Dr. Ryan who was on NPR on January 28, 2015 for an extended interview with the Ian Masters show which is syndicated across the country. His interview examined the hostage situation in Jordan where the government has agreed to negotiate with the so-called Islamic State. 

Renee Scherlen 

Renee Scherlen, Curtis Ryan and Aleksander Lust:

Discussed Russian foreign policy and international relations on a panel on "The Empire Strikes Back? Resurgent Russia in World Affairs" (November 19, 2015).

Discussed the rise of ISIS and the regional and global responses to it at a forum on "What is ISIS and what should be done about it?" organized by the ASU chapter of Amnesty Internationa (October 22, 2014).

Discussed the war in Syria at the public forum on "Conflict in Syria" at App State (September 30, 2013).

Elicka Sparks

Dr. Elicka Sparks was featured in a WalletHub debate about armed teachers.  

Ike Udogu

Dr. Ike Udogu, faculty fellow and professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies, presented a paper titled “Applying Colin Powell’s and Abraham Lincoln’s Theories on Leadership to Africa’s State of Affairs: Some Pointers for Africa’s Leaders” at the 24th Annual Conference of the Global Awareness Society International (GASI) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May 2015. This paper is published in GASI’s Proceedings. 

Udogu also chaired a panel titled “Theorizing Africa: Economy, Philosophy, Politics” at the 33rd conference of the Association of Third World Studies held in Quito, Ecuador, Nov. 22-24, 2015. He also presented the paper on “Conflict Resolution in African Politics.

Presented the paper, “Human Rights and the Democracy Project in Africa: Moving the Continent Forward in the 21st Century” at the 22nd meeting of the Global Awareness Society International, St. John’s University, Vatican City, Rome, Italy, in May 2013. His paper is published in the GASI Proceeding

His book, Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle between the United Nations and South Africa (Jefferson, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, NC., 2011) was recently ranked one of the top 10 books on the History of Namibia and top 20 books on the Amazon's best seller list 

E. Ike Udogu was one of the recipients of the 2012 Topp's African-centered Scholars of the Decade Award