Aug. 15 28, 2020

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Correcting systemic inequality for Black students in the UC system
In a co-authored opinion, Peter Gourevitch shows support for the UC Regents’ effort to roll back Proposition 209 – but also addresses that repealing it alone will not be enough to address issues of inequality for Black students. Gourevitch calls for the UC system to take a multi-pronged approach, detailing four additional needed initiatives, among them increasing the number of teacher preparation programs and raising K-12 teachers’ salaries and benefits. San Diego Union-Tribune
Underrepresented students stay in school longer under affirmative action policies
In Gaurav Khanna’s new research study published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, he shows that affirmative action has indirect benefits on the behavior of high school students that are part of underrepresented groups, finding that minority students attain 0.8 additional years of education when affirmative action policies are in place. UC San Diego News Center. See also: KPBS, Times of San Diego, EurekAlert, News 18, The World News, Education Research Report, News Break, Moms.com
Does foreign meddling in elections affect Americans’ faith in the democratic process?
Based on research conducted following the 2018 midterm elections, Lauren Prather writes that Americans view foreign influence in U.S. elections through partisan lenses – and if the public believes the warnings, it can erode their faith in the election results. She also explores the implications for the impending 2020 election. The Washington Post. See also: Bloomberg
Aug. 18, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Columbian

Aug. 25, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register
Aug. 25, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted on CNN 
See also: Crossroads Today

Aug. 27, 2020, Stephan Haggard authored opinion for The Peninsula

Aug. 28, 2020, Ulrike Schaede co-authored opinion in Nikkei Asian Review
Aug. 21, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

Aug. 21, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro interviewed on Reporte EUA (Spanish)

Aug. 28, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)