In the Media

Professor Larry Jacobs was interviewed for this column exploring how Minnesota election officials are preparing for potential disinformation, cyberattacks, and other dirty tricks that could disrupt the state’s voting activities this year.

Star Tribune
January 27, 2024
The Iowa Caucus "is a political system that has far outlived even its most modest claims," Professor Larry Jacobs told an opinion writer who argues in this column that Donald Trump has proven the Iowa Caucuses no longer matter.
January 16, 2024

Alumnus Mohamed Mandour (MHR ‘23) recounts the hostile environment facing journalists and media covering the Israel-Hamas war in this piece for the Committee to Protect Journalists, where he is a Middle East and North Africa researcher. 

Committee to Protect Journalists
January 1, 2024
Alumnus Abdirahman Muse (MPA ‘22) wrote this commentary encouraging Minnesota leaders to to forge trade partnerships with emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Muse is executive director of the Awood Center in Minneapolis, a worker-led organization in Minnesota's East African communities.
Star Tribune
December 27, 2023

Professor Larry Jacobs, in this story looking at the year ahead in the race for president, says, "The protective shield that all democracies and social orders rely on: legitimacy of the governing body; some level of elite responsibility; the willingness of citizens to view their neighbors in a civic way; is in an advanced stage of decline or collapse."

The Guardian
December 27, 2023