Faculty in the News

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies, is interviewed by CNN on the terrorist attack outside the U.K. parliament. Earlier interviews on the French elections after the first presidential debate can be found here and here.

Feb. 14, 2017. Interviewed by WalletHub, the Global Studies/ PoliSci professor argues that immigrants are a net benefit to the United States.

Feb. 3, 2017. UCLA sociologist Kevan Harris, who teaches in the IDS Program, is quoted extensively by LA Weekly. "As Trump is perceived [as] adding more and more U.S.-based communities to his growing 'enemies list,'" Harris says, "the solidarity among affected groups could increase as people see themselves connected in opposition to U.S. administration policies."

Feb. 1, 2017. Eric Bordenkircher, researcher with the Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed on CNN regarding the newly announced Israeli settlements in the West Bank. He predicted that their construction would likely spark violence among Palestinians.

Jan. 27, 2017. Interviewed by Australia's SBS, Kevin Terraciano, director of the Latin American Institute, said, “Most Mexicans feel insulted that he is scapegoating Mexicans and Mexican American immigrants – that he has blamed them for U.S. problems.”

Jan. 26, 2017. CNES director Aslı Ü. Bâli writes in The Washingon Post that extreme vetting didn't work under Pres. George W. Bush, although it wasn't found unconstitutional. Trump's proposed program, however, may be less acceptable to U.S. courts.