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Frank V. Zerunyan

Lasting peace in the Caucasus can only be achieved with a collaborative frame

There is no reason why lasting peace cannot be accomplished in the Caucasus. However, the negotiation's current competitive nature among an incomplete set of stakeholders cannot possibly yield the desired outcome. No solution is possible through violence. No solution is feasible without the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) seated at the negotiating table. No solution…

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The re-birth of a failed ideology is threatening the peace in the Caucasus

I am an American, but by blood, I am an Armenian. I rose from the ashes of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. I am the grandson of a survivor and the great-grandson of a man who was among those murdered. There is now fierce fighting between Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the region known as Nagorno-Karabakh.…

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As few as 1 in 10 homeless people vote in elections – here’s why

In a year in which every vote – and every voter – is under scrutiny, many homeless people will have a very hard time casting their ballots. That’s the conclusion from a review of how state voting laws, regulations and practices affect homeless people conducted by Kristian Berhost, Robert Nordahl, Samantha Abelove and Leana Mason, four…

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Dr. Dora Weighs in on Upcoming Presidential Debates

Dr. Dora recently commented in a recent USC news piece on what voters can expect from the 2020 Presidential Debates: COVID-19 backdrop makes 2020 debates essential viewing “The debate that voters want would focus on the progress of COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines, economic relief and recovery, and an end to systemic racism with better…

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Managing Your ‘Grad School’ Emotions

For those of us in a traditionally online program, multitasking is nothing new.  This week is a small break between summer school and the launch of a new fall semester and all of the anticipation and excitement which comes from looking forward to meeting dozens of new students. Faculty are posting grades from last semester and…

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Public Service in Chaotic Times: Finding the Motivation

Why do people choose a career in public service? This question seems particularly relevant today as we grapple with the current pandemic, protests, and political turmoil. The answer may lie in one’s predisposition to help others and make a difference. A recent piece in the PA Times asked who in their “right mind” would want…

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Managing Stress in Uncertain Times: From Short-term Coping to Longer-term Resilience

When COVID-19 first appeared on our radars and began showing up in our communities, we braced for impact. States were locked down and everyone scrambled to respond to emergency conditions. Schools went online, employees worked from home, and we hunkered down for what we thought might be a few weeks of disruption. As the months…

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Shui Yan Tang

Professor Shui Yan Tang Featured in The National Interest

Dr. Tang is the Chair of the Department of Governance and Management at the Price School. Professor Shui-Yan Tang authored a commentary article in The National Interest alongside Professor Brian An from The School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech comparing the governance systems of China and the United States and how their systems have shaped…

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