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Catholic University experts are available to comment on a wide range of subjects, and offer analysis on current events.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Profile of Law Professor in Register

    Law Professor Mark Rienzi was profiled in a National Catholic Register story on July 24. The story talked about his recent Supreme Court victories.

  • July 24, 2014

    Capital Punishment Protocol

    Associate Professor of Law Cara Drinan was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the death penalty.

  • July 23, 2014

    Strong Values for a Strong America

    On Wednesday, July 23, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosted a forum on family values featuring Senator Marco Rubio. Thirty media outlets attended the event, including the Washington Post, Washington Times, AP, Catholic News Service, EWTN, CNN, Fox News, ABC and NBC.

  • July 21, 2014

    Shipping Container Housing

    Architecture Lecturer Travis Price and several CUA graduates were the focus of a Washington Post story on apartments being built out of shipping containers.

  • July 21, 2014

    Journey of Migrants to U.S. Border

    Martha Cruz Zuniga, clinical assistant professor, economics, discussed the journey Central and South American migrants make to the U.S. border on the July 18 edition of EWTN News Nightly.

  • July 15, 2014

    Baptism for Children of Same-Sex Couples

    Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on baptisms of the children of same-sex couples.

  • July 15, 2014

    Hobby Lobby - Owner's Individual Rights

    Robert Destro, professor of law, was quoted in a story on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case in the National Catholic Reporter.

  • July 11, 2014

    Vatican Bank Reforms and Catholic Media

    Lucia Silecchia, professor of law, appeared on EWTN News Nightly July 9 to discuss the topics of Vatican Bank reforms and Catholic media.

  • July 10, 2014

    Professors on EDNA

    Robert Destro, professor of law, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies were interviewed by the National Catholic Register on July 10 on the implications of the White House's promised EDNA executive order on Catholic organizations.

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Judith Perez-Caro

Judith Perez-Caro, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Race, Ethnic Relations, Inequality, Class, Diversity 

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Friendly Rivals: Bargaining and Burden-Shifting in NATO

Friendly Rivals: Bargaining and Burden-Shifting in NATO

Wallace Thies

Thies worked in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the U.S. Department of State as an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations 1979 and 1980 and in 1989 he was a NATO research fellow.

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