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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Political junkies can feast on Democratic Party campaign mementos

Political junkies can feast on Democratic Party campaign mementos

July 22, 2016

Buttons, bumper stickers, photographs, and video footage ranging from the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, bring historical political campaigns to life.

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Q&A: Poland’s evolving democracy

Q&A: Poland’s evolving democracy

April 13, 2016

Urszula Gacek, consul general of the Republic of Poland in New York, will discuss the transformation of local government in Poland and its integration of public-private partnership, participatory budgeting, and civil society.

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Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

May 19, 2015

David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, said the foundations are addressing the wrong agency. “If this is about democracy and not about shareholders, it’s not clear this is a job for the Securities and Exchange Commission,” Primo said in an interview.

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Money in politics: What do donations buy?

Money in politics: What do donations buy?

April 27, 2015

An unethical, quid pro quo relationship between legislators and their donors is hard to prove and, experts say, unlikely for the vast majority of lawmakers. But some say the money flowing into the war chests of politicians affects their psyche, not their floor votes.

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Behind the music: Conservatives and country music’s complex history

Behind the music: Conservatives and country music’s complex history

April 1, 2015

“There’s a very strong historical thing” that goes along with country music, says John Covach, a pop music historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester in New York.

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Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

March 16, 2015

Curt Smith, a speechwriter for President Bush from 1989 through 1993 as well as after he left the White House, said in an interview that he objected strongly to Jeb Bushs forgiving attitude toward immigrants in the U.S. illegally and believed the former Florida governor wouldn’t be a strong general election candidate.

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Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

March 4, 2015

Is Putin losing it? What’s going on in Russia? Is he finally losing his grip and his claim to legitimacy? Our panel includes two very smart observers from the University of Rochester.

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Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

February 13, 2015

In a new study, Simon School professor used data science methodologies to take a closer look at what actually motivates candidates to “go negative.”

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Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

November 17, 2014

All of this might imply that donors are the driving force on Capitol Hill, but David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, doubts that. “The conventional wisdom out there is that businesses are going to Washington, writing checks and expecting big returns,” he says.

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