Law and Politics

New research by University of Miami academics, supported by a U-LINK grant, offers insight into the opinions on conspiracy theories and puts things in perspective.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

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Executions in Myanmar highlight democracy challenges in Southeast Asia

China, longtime friend of Myanmar’s military, is unlikely to heed the urging of the U.S. and a host of other nations to condemn the recent executions of four pro-democracy activists by that country’s junta, according to University of Miami specialists on China and democracy.

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Executions in Myanmar highlight democracy challenges in Southeast Asia

China, longtime friend of Myanmar’s military, is unlikely to heed the urging of the U.S. and a host of other nations to condemn the recent executions of four pro-democracy activists by that country’s junta, according to University of Miami specialists on China and democracy.

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Experts: Western support, advanced weaponry critical for Ukrainians

As the Russian war on Ukraine rages into a sixth month, scholars from the College of Arts and Sciences assess the conflict’s toll on both countries, its impact globally, and key factors that may determine its outcome.

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Experts: Western support, advanced weaponry critical for Ukrainians

As the Russian war on Ukraine rages into a sixth month, scholars from the College of Arts and Sciences assess the conflict’s toll on both countries, its impact globally, and key factors that may determine its outcome.

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Scholar: Haiti languishes in lawlessness since president’s assassination

University of Miami professor Louis Herns Marcelin offers his views on what has transpired in the Caribbean nation after the death of Jovenel Moïse.

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Scholar: Haiti languishes in lawlessness since president’s assassination

University of Miami professor Louis Herns Marcelin offers his views on what has transpired in the Caribbean nation after the death of Jovenel Moïse.

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SCOTUS opinion seen as setback in fight against global warming

Climate and legal scholars at the University of Miami weigh in on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Examining two historic firsts in Colombian elections

Gustavo Petro, as a leftist and former rebel, made history when he became the South American country’s president last week. While Francia Márquez, an environmental activist and lawyer, also made a mark as the country’s first Afro-Colombian vice president.

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Scholars: Insurrection hearings supply epic storytelling, no clear ending

The Jan. 6 hearings investigating the facts and causes of the domestic terrorism attack on the U.S. Capitol are a colossal storytelling feat with a myriad of possible outcomes, according to communications and constitutional law specialists at the University of Miami.

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What the Roe v. Wade decision means to activists on both sides

The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.

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What the Roe v. Wade decision means to activists on both sides

The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.

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What the Supreme Court ruling on a NY concealed carry gun law means

University of Miami School of Law legal experts comment on the high court’s ruling that would allow the carrying of firearms in public.

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What the Supreme Court ruling on a NY concealed carry gun law means

University of Miami School of Law legal experts comment on the high court’s ruling that would allow the carrying of firearms in public.

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University of Miami to establish The George P. Hanley Democracy Center

The center, set to launch this fall, will study the practice of democratic politics both in the United States and globally and will offer research grants and public programming.

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University of Miami to establish The George P. Hanley Democracy Center

The center, set to launch this fall, will study the practice of democratic politics both in the United States and globally and will offer research grants and public programming.

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Can a left-wing candidate be the next president of Colombia?

A leftist ex-rebel and a populist outsider are competing in a runoff for the presidential seat in the South American country.

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Can a left-wing candidate be the next president of Colombia?

A leftist ex-rebel and a populist outsider are competing in a runoff for the presidential seat in the South American country.

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Community leaders honored by bar association

Members of the University of Miami network were recently recognized for their commitment to both the community and their profession by the Cuban American Bar Association.

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Community leaders honored by bar association

Members of the University of Miami network were recently recognized for their commitment to both the community and their profession by the Cuban American Bar Association.

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A boost for Sylvester: DeSantis announces $100 million in funding for state’s top cancer centers

The Florida funding will help Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine conduct cutting-edge research and improve the care and treatment of patients.

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A boost for Sylvester: DeSantis announces $100 million in funding for state’s top cancer centers

The Florida funding will help Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine conduct cutting-edge research and improve the care and treatment of patients.

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The University ‘has taught me about patience, diligence, and being a consistent leader’

Landon Coles, former Student Government president, acknowledged how a combination of mentorship and challenges helped to develop him into the confident leader he is today.

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The University ‘has taught me about patience, diligence, and being a consistent leader’

Landon Coles, former Student Government president, acknowledged how a combination of mentorship and challenges helped to develop him into the confident leader he is today.

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