politics

San Francisco Chronicle Features OpEd on Government Shutdown Deal by SMC's Steve Woolpert

SFGate, the online portal for the San Francisco Chronicle, featured an OpEd by Politics Professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert on the political game of chicken that shutdown the government and led the nation to the brink of economic calamity. Read Woolpert's opinion piece "Since there is no pork in Congress, how about a game of chicken?"

Catholic Voice Reports on SMC Panel About Syria

The current edition of the Catholic Voice carries an article reporting on the recent Saint Mary's panel discussion on the crisis in Syria. Al Donner, a correspondent for the Oakland diocsean newspaper covered the forum, which featured several faculty members, including Middle East Politics Professor Hisham Ahmed, History Professor and director of the Cummins Institute, Brother Charles Hilken and Politics Professor Mindy Thomas. The other panel members were the co-presidents of the Middle East Students’ Club, Aya Fawzy and Evelyn Minaise.

KABC-TV/Los Angeles Interviews Politics' Ron Ahnen About Developments in Prison Hunger Strike

The Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Politics Professor Ron Ahnen about the ongoing hunger strike in California's prison system. The strike, which has resulted in more than 50 case of inmates seeking medical care, is to protest several prison policies; in particular, long term solitary confinement.

Los Angeles' KPFK Speaks With Ron Ahnen About Ongoing Prison Hunger Strike

Saint Mary's political science professor Ron Ahnen was recently interviewed on the Los Angeles radio station KPFK about the hunger strike currently underway in California's prison system. The strike involves up to 2,000 inmates who are refusing meals to protest a variety of issues, in particular, indefinite solitary confinement.

Washington Post Features Book Review By Politics Prof. David Alvarez

The Washington Post published a review written by Saint Mary's Politics Professor David Alvarez on the new book The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler.  The book by the award-winning journalist Peter Eisner tells the story of Pope Pius XI (Achille Ratti) who was one of the most prominent critics of Hitler in the 1930s. Alvarez says Eisner's book helps to rescue  Pius XI from obscurity.

San Francisco Chronicle, Star Tribune Quote Monica Fitzgerald On Obama's Win

Liberal and Civic Studies Assistant Professor Monica Fitzgerald was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci about the re-election of President Obama.

KGO Radio Interviews SEBA's Michael Hadani About $2 Billion Oval Office Campaign

KGO news radio interviewed Saint Mary’s College management professor Michael Hadani about what he calls the "arms race" of political fundraising in the 2012 presidential race. In the contest for the Oval Office Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have raised nearly $2 billion in campaign funds. Hadani, an associate professor in Saint Mary's School of Economics & Business Administration, looks at the impact of corporate money on elections and the resulting policies of politicians who take those dollars.

Former Ambassador Douglas Kmiec To Lecture on Religious Freedom at Saint Mary's

What: Former Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, a conservative Catholic who supported the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama in 2008 — and was denied communion as a result — will present the lecture “The Declared, but Non-Existent, War on Religious Freedom to Which No One Reported for Duty" at Saint Mary’s College of California on Oct. 25, 2012.

KTVU-TV Gets Reactions to 2nd Presidential Debate From SMC Students, Prof. Cathy Glenn

KTVU-TV's Jana Katsuyama reporting on SMC student reactions to the second presidential debate in the 2012 election cycle.KTVU-TV reporter Jana Katsuyama visited Saint Mary's Dryden Hall to field student perspectives on the second presidential deb