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Vanderbilt expert on what to expect when you’re expecting a government shutdown

Dec. 7, 2017—Congress has given itself until Dec. 22 to produce a new budget, but Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, says that's not a guarantee that a deal will be made. Here's what he's going to be watching for.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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Vanderbilt anthropologist can discuss rising conflict between indigenous Bolivians and Morales administration over highway plans

Aug. 11, 2017—Carwil Bjork-James is an expert on indigenous environmental rights issues and conflicts that arise when governments seek to develop indigenous territories, and has studied this conflict since 2010.

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Vanderbilt political scientist can discuss popularity of various health care reform proposals among Tennesseans

Jun. 22, 2017—With the release June 22 of the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer is available to discuss how Tennesseans feel about a variety of health care proposals ranging from a complete repeal of the ACA to the implementation of a single-payer system, based on results of the most recent Vanderbilt Poll,...

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Rebuilding middle class is the key to preserving democracy

Mar. 24, 2017—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman: "Our Constitution wasn’t designed for a country with significant economic inequality."

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TIP SHEET: Suspicion of Muslims has historic antecedents

Jan. 31, 2017—History professor Paul Kramer of Vanderbilt University cites other eras of hostility to immigrants in America, to show that that current anxiety about Muslims is not a new phenomenon

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Vanderbilt expert predicted rise of white nationalism in 2002

Nov. 21, 2016—The rise of white nationalism was predicted in a book written by Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in 2002

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Expert: Meeting with Russia early in presidency would be a mistake

Nov. 14, 2016—The temptation to quickly arrange a summit between President-elect Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russian should be avoided, says Tom Schwartz of Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt experts in political science, sociology, history and law are available to discuss the all-important first 100 days of the new presidency.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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Bundy acquittal, Trump loss may inspire future militia action: Vanderbilt expert

Oct. 28, 2016—Sociologist Amy Cooter says the acquittal may set a "legal and psychological precedent" for groups seeking to take action against a federal government they mistrust.

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White supremacist activity spikes when Trump talks anti-immigration: Vanderbilt researcher

Oct. 26, 2016—Internet posts by white supremacists websites have spiked in concert with the presidential campaign.

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