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In the News: MTSU experts weigh in on election, Ob...

In the News: MTSU experts weigh in on election, Obama legacy

MTSU faculty experts recently expressed themselves for national media outlets on several hot button topics, including various election-related issues and Russian perspectives on American politics.

• Kent Syler, assistant professor of political science, commented on the lack of yard signs by political candidates for www.expresstelegraph.com Oct. 13. His views may be read here.

Kent Syler

Kent Syler

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, professor of political science, wrote an article titled “2016 Presidential Race Reveals the Systemic Crisis in American Society” for www.rethinkingrussia.ru. It was posted on Nov. 14 and is available here.

Korobkov also was interviewed about whether Americans are happy with Donald Trump on the program “Morning Ireland” on Ireland’s RTE Radio 1 on Nov. 11. The podcast can be heard here.

Russia Direct published Korobkov’s comments on President Barack Obama’s legacy in an article titled “Obama’s legacy: Not that bad after all?” on Nov. 24. It may be read here. Russia Direct also published Korobkov’s editorial titled “What Obama’s foreign policy legacy means for Trump” Nov. 25. It is available here.

Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile

Dr. John Vile, professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College, appeared on “Inside Politics,” a program on WTVF-TV’s sister channel NewsChannel5+ Nov. 14 to discuss the American presidential election. His analysis may be viewed here.

Vile also provided information Nov. 11 on the transition of power between U.S. presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson for the British Broadcasting Corp. The article is available here.

Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.


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