Paul Musgrave, says while conspiracy theories used to be confined to the fringes of national political discourse, they are now becoming mainstream thanks to President Donald J. Trump’s use of them. He says this could undermine the foundations of our democracy because people get used to believing what matches their ideas rather than thinking there is an objective truth. He also notes that both political parties are now using conspiracy theories.
We are delighted to congratulate our very own Peter Haas as the 2017-18 ISSR Scholar. Professor Haas plans to further his study on Global Sustainability Through Issue Coupling. He will pursue research and grant proposal writing on this topic.
Professors Schaffner and Rhodes co-author How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy. In the article, findings show that wealthy Americans and elite donors are more "favorably disposed" to American military force than the average Americans are.
Professor Paul Musgrave featured on 22 News discussing Russian spy ship off the coast of Connecticut. The ship is reportedly part of a routine game great powers play where they listen to their rivals and try to gain an advantage through electronic spying.