Feb. 29 – March 13, 2020

GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.
Politicians should consider the black voting bloc
Zoltan Hajnal explains that class and income differences among African Americans generally won’t affect their voting patterns, and no matter the Democratic nominee, they are likely to support that candidate against Trump. However, columnist David Byler argues that politicians should not take the unity of the African American vote for granted. The Washington Post 
Think twice before investing in Chinese financial markets
Victor Shih writes about how the massive People’s Bank of China monetary injections prevented a financial crisis from developing, but trillions of RMB in problematic loans still sit on the balance sheets of both banks and non-bank financial institutions. China Leadership Monitor
China undercuts its own diplomacy with hostile response
Susan Shirk discusses that the COVID-19 crisis was a “missed opportunity” for China to generate goodwill with the U.S. and other countries. Instead, China has gone on the offensive, expelling foreign journalists, criticizing other governments and implying the disease didn’t originate in China. The New York Times
March 4, 2020, Zoltan Hajnal quoted in The Daily Californian
March 3, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The Washington Post

March 4, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Reuters

March 5, 2020, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union Tribune

March 10, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Al Jazeera
See also: The Chronicle

March 12, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The Guardian
See also: Fox News
Feb. 27, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin cited in The Economist
Feb. 28, 2020, John McNeece at the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies interviewed in Natural Gas Intelligence

March 6, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

March 10, 2020, Michael Lettieri at the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies quoted in PBS News Hour

March 13, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)