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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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  • April 27, 2015

    Pope on Climate Change

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was interviewed by the Washington Post on the Pope's expected encyclical on climate change.

  • April 23, 2015

    Bishop Finn and Canon Law

    Rev. John Beal, professor, canon law, was interviewed by the National Catholic Reporter on canon law and the resignation of Bishop Finn of Kansas City.

  • April 22, 2015

    Pope Francis's Visit to Cuba

    Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics, was quoted in an April 22 Washington Post article about Pope Francis’s plans to visit Cuba later this year.

  • April 22, 2015

    The Catholic Church and Environmental Policy

    Lucia Silecchia, professor, law, was quoted in an April 22 Catholic News Agency article about the Catholic Church and environmental policy.

  • April 21, 2015

    Resignation of Convicted Bishop

    Kurt Martens, associate professor, canon law, was quoted in an April 21 New York Times article about the resignation of Robert Finn, a Missouri bishop convicted of shielding a pedophile priest.

  • April 20, 2015

    How the Minority Party Works

    Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, was interviewed about his new book, Underdog Politics.

  • April 17, 2015

    Conversations About Sexual Assault

    Eileen Dombo, assistant professor, social work, was quoted in an April 17 WTOP News story about the best ways to discuss sexual assault with victims.

  • April 17, 2015

    Coverage of Sheen Week

    Sister Maria Frassati, religious in residence and co-chair of the CUA Fulton Sheen Legacy committee, appeared on EWTN News Nightly on April 14 as they reported on CUA's celebration of the former professor now on the road to sainthood.

  • April 17, 2015

    Morality and Artificial Intelligence

    Paul Scherz, assistant professor of moral theology, was interviewed for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on morality and artificial intelligence.

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Robert Destro

Robert A. Destro, J.D.

Professor of Law

International Human Rights, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association, Bioethics, Marriage Law, Civil Rights 

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Albert Einstein: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Albert Einstein: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Trevor Lipscombe

Lipscombe et al. covers the entire history of this brilliant physicist's life and career, including his: early education; struggles to find an academic position; troubled marriages and family life; rise to international fame and using this fame to fight for world peace; and Einstein's major contributions to physics, explained in ways that can be understood by anyone.

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