Results for: Politics
Article ItemStudent driven by passion for democracy , article
Maya Mahdi, founder of the Hokies Vote Caucus, a nonpartisan student organization and part of "VT engage: The Center for Leadership and Service Learning," talks about the importance of voting and how crucial it is for students to have access to resources and education to learn about civic engagement.
Article ItemJudicial reform and protests in the Middle East; expert available to discuss political implications , article
Ariel Ahram, chair of Virginia Tech's government and international affairs program, offers his perspective on what the controversy means for the country and the Middle East.
Article ItemPolitical expert assesses Biden’s reelection strategies , article
Karen Hult teaches political science at Virginia Tech and serves as chair of its Center for Public Administration & Policy, with expertise in the U.S. Presidency, federal and state politics, policy, and governance, and federal and state courts. See her bio. This article discusses Hult's assessment of Biden’s reelection strategies
Article ItemHokies on the Hill program aids student's journey toward a career in politics , article
Finding a career path after high school can be a daunting task. That's why Virginia Tech offers programs designed to introduce students to industries and organizations that may be a first stop after graduating from the university.
Article ItemGlobal affairs experts discuss the political stakes in Sudan , article
The worsening power struggle in Sudan has led to fighting in the streets of the capital city of Khartoum and the evacuation of the United States Embassy. With the humanitarian crisis growing, an executive order signed by President Biden authorized potential sanctions to head off what could be a prolonged civil war. Virginia Tech global affairs experts discussed the history behind the Sudan crisis and what the stakes are for other nations.
Article ItemDeSantis to launch 2024 presidential campaign on Twitter, expert discusses implications for democracy , article
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has selected an unusual, attention-grabbing way to announce his long-expected bid to become the Republican challenger in the 2024 presidential election. He plans to officially declare his candidacy using the social media platform Twitter during a scheduled conversation with tech mogul and Twitter owner Elon Musk.
Article ItemPolitical expert on Mike Pence’s historic presidential run , article
Former U.S. vice president and Indiana governor Mike Pence is expected to announce an historic presidential run Wednesday — historic because he’ll be vying against his one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, for the Republican nomination in 2024.
Article ItemInternational security expert parses mercenary leader’s conflict with Putin , article
The startling, open challenge to Putin’s power raises questions about the strength of his regime and the future of the Wagner group as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues. Virginia Tech international security expert Yannis Stivachtis shares insights on factors that led to the conflict and what to pay attention to as the consequences unfold.
Article ItemTrump’s mug shot expression was a calculated move for his presidential campaign strategy, says experts , article
For the first time in United States history, a former president has their mug shot taken and released to the public in connection to criminal charges. Donald Trump surrendered at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia last night and was booked on felony charges alleging he participated in a criminal conspiracy to illegally overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia.
Article Item60th anniversary of March on Washington: Political expert provides perspective , article
The March on Washington brought a quarter of a million people to our nation’s capital six decades ago to protest rampant discrimination and peacefully demand equal rights for Black citizens. Saturday, tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the march.