August 25, 2019

Farnsworth Lectures at Fake News Hackathon in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “How Governments and Media Companies Struggle with Fake News,” at the Break the Fake Hackathon, a project of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and U.S. Department of State. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth, who was in Malaysia this summer as a Fulbright Specialist at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, also judged the hackathon entries, projects designed to assist in the identification of fake news or to reduce its dissemination.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several national and world news stories:

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill (The Washington Post, Greenwich Time)

Trump steps up attack on Congresswoman (CTV News Canada)

Presidential Health, a private or public matter? (Revista Credencial) 

Democrats see boost in fundraising (Chesterfield Observer)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several national news stories:

 

Lawyers See Strong Case for GOP on Ballot-Access Hurdles (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth Delivers Fulbright Lecture in Malaysia

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a Fulbright Lecture, “Seeking Truth in an Era of Fake News,” at Methodist College. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A news report on the talk was published in The Star, the nation’s leading English language newspaper, and is found here:

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/07/avoid-junk-food-news/

 

 

Farnsworth has also recently offered comments on several national news stories:

In Baiting Candidates and Stoking Conflict, Did CNN’s Presidential Debates Go Too Far? (Time.com)

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far? (The Washington Post; MRT.com)

Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso (CTV News Channel)

Congress and WH on Gun Laws (WRVA)

Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “Parades, Picnics, Bands and Fireworks: Experiencing Fourth of July in America,” at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth was at MCKL as a Fulbright specialist this summer.

Professor Farnsworth has also been quoted in several current national and international news stories, including the following:

American expert to deliver public lecture on ‘tackling’ fake news (The Sun Daily)

Avoid “Junk Food” News (The Star Online)

Voter registration is up in Virginia — and that could be bad news for the GOP (Salon)

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

When it Comes to Small-Dollar Donations, Democrats Are Out-Raising Republicans (WVTF)

Larus Comments on North Korean Missile Tests on Indus News

Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on North Korean missiles tests on the July 26 episode of Indus News Special. Indus News is Pakistan’s English language international news channel. Dr. Larus commented that the Trump administration is practicing restraint in an effort to keep the door open to future negotiations. Further comments can be found 29 minutes into the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvgs9r5jsp8 .

Gupta Speaks on U.S.-India Trade and Strategic Relations in New Delhi

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs

While on a research trip to India, Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was invited to deliver a lecture on U.S.-India trade and strategic relations at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi think tank affiliated with India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Lester Serves on Newseum Panel on Religious Literacy

Assistant Professor of Political Science Emile Lester

Associate Professor of Political Science Emile Lester

Associate Professor of Political Science Emile Lester served on a panel for a discussion titled “Religious Literacy in Public Schools: What to Teach and How” at the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 9. Hosted by The Religious Freedom Center and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the panel coincided with the publication of Teaching about Religion in the Social Studies Classroom,” a new resource from NCSS.

About the Book: The study of religion is essential for understanding the past and present, and critical for global citizenship in a religiously diverse country and world. This book provides advice, recommendations and resources to help social studies educators know what to teach about religion and how to do it.

Larus Comments on U.S.-China Relations to Vietnamese Press

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus.

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on the upcoming G20 meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in VnExpress, the most read newspaper in Vietnam. Professor Larus projected that there would be no major breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war at the G20 meeting. She indicated that both the U.S.and China were in a difficult position because the U.S. cannot force China to change its trade practices, and China could not make empty promises in an effort to lift U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. https://vnexpress.net/the-gioi/rao-can-khien-my-trung-kho-cham-dut-chien-tranh-thuong-mai-tai-g20-3943676.html

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

With Corey Stewart leaving politics, Prince William County’s political future is up for grabs (The Washington Post)

What to Expect From This Week’s Special Legislative Session (WVTF.org)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

Two oldest Dem contenders, Sanders and Biden, are close in age; their supporters are not (The Orange County Register)

Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues (Courthouse News Service)