For interviews on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
On Monday, President Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee, who will be replacing Justice Kennedy following retirement. To discuss, we SPOTLIGHT Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter-Poza, Esq. Recently named toPolitico's Power List, attorney and political strategist Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza provides commentary for print media, radio, and television on law and politics. Areas of legal expertise include the Supreme Court, the federal judiciary, civil rights law, military law, and Indian law. Rebecca brings heightened insights into judicial nominations, politics, and decision-making. Her experience—including two federal appellate clerkships, a U.S. Attorney's Office fellowship, and a stint in the White House Counsel's Office—is unique. Media includes: Democracy Journal, CNN, NPR, The Daily Beast, Pacific Standard, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Politico.
Doctoral Candidate & Instructor in Political Science Department
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
For interviews on Brexit.
Both UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and "Brexit Minister" David Davis have resigned to protest how the Prime Minister is handling Brexit. To discuss, we FEATURE Mary Nugent. Mary teaches classes in gender politics, US politics, UK politics, and political theory in the department of political science at Rutgers University, where she also a doctoral candidate. Mary is originally from the UK, and after receiving an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, worked in the UK Parliament for an MP. Mary’s research centers on women in politics and how the increased presence of women may change political institutions. Media includes: BBC, Wall Street Journal, The Salon, The Guardian, Vancouver Sun, Herald Scotland.
Today is the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite children who were separated under their zero tolerance policy with their parents, but reports say that they will be unable to meet the requirements for the deadline. To discuss, we FEATURE Sayu Bhojwani. Sayu is the president and founder of The New American Leaders Project, which is working to build an inclusive democracy. For that work, she has been recognized by the Case Foundation as a “Fearless Changemaker,” honored by Citizens Union New York, and awarded the BMW Foundation’s Young Leaders Award in 2013. From 2002 to 2004, she was New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. She currently serves on the board of the National Immigration Forum. Her TED Talk, “How immigrants' voices make democracy stronger” can be found on ted.com. Media includes: The Huffington Post, CNN In America, ABC News, WNYC, The Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker.
International Justice Center; Advisory Board: No One Left Behind, The Centre for the Advancement of Human Rights and Democratization in Ethiopia (CAHDE)
For interviews on migrants in the Mediterranean.
More than 1,000 migrants have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe this year. To discuss, we FEATURE Amber Murray. Amber is the founder of the International Justice Center, PLLC, a boutique firm specializing in human rights cases and humanitarian-based immigration. In addition to previously living in France, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and the West Bank, in 2015 and 2016 she traveled to Iraq, Ethiopia, and Jordan documenting human rights abuses. Additionally she has filed complaints on behalf of victims of human rights violations in front of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council. Media includes: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, The Guardian, CNN, and The Huffington Post.
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared the end of a state of "no war no peace" that has been in place since 2000, following the 1998-2000 war that killed tens of thousands. To discuss, we FEATURE Emira Woods. Woods is a member of the International Working Group for Africans Rising, a network of African social movements working to build peace, seek justice, and manifest dignity. She is associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, trustee of the Wallace Global Fund, and board member of Action Aid International. Media includes: CNN’s “Your World Today,” BBC’s “The World Today (Weekend),” Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio, PBS “NewsHour,” CGTN, and Voice of America.
The Trump administration has been accused of bullying other governments as a means to prevent the promotion of breastfeeding at a WHO meeting. Erika Guevara-Rosas. Erika is a feminist lawyer and human rights activist, who currently serves as the Americas program director at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. Before joining Amnesty International, Guevera-Rosas was the regional director for the Americas at the Global Fund for Women. There, Guevera-Rosas managed to secure and mobilize more than $15 million in support to women’s rights movements.
The NATO summit will meet in Brussels on July 11. To discuss, we FEATURE Sally Painter. Painter is cofounder and chief operating officer at Blue Star Strategies, LLC. She has worked throughout Central Europe on security and policy issues, including successfully representing many of these countries on their NATO and EU bids, as well as an historic Visa Equity Coalition of seven countries that allows their citizens to enter the U.S. visa-free. Sally has managed many large-scale public-private projects, including as senior advisor on the global NATO summits and remains a member of the board of the U.S. Committee on NATO. Media includes: The Washington Post, Politico, WE-NATO, and The Hill.
Many female reporters have spoken out about the sexism and harassment they have endured while covering the World Cup. To discuss, we FEATURE Adrienne Lawrence. Lawrence is a legal analyst and attorney who frequently appears on TV, national radio, and syndicated podcasts to discuss legal issues in sports and pop culture involving crime and punishment, sexualized violence, and domestic violence. She joined ESPN in 2015, serving as a legal analyst and broadcaster until August 2017. She has appeared on ESPN's “SportsCenter” and national ESPNRadio shows, has written for ESPN, ESPNW, The Undefeated, and has served as a guest on CBS Radio's 670 “The Score” and “Burn It All Down."
Areas of Expertise: Activism and advocacy, Addiction/Drugs, Climate change, Criminal justice, Environment, Feminism, Guns, Hate crimes, Homelessness, Housing, Intersectionality, Law, LGBTQIA, Politics, Race and ethnicity, Religion, Reproductive health, Science and Technology, Social justice, Spirituality, Sports, Tax, Transport, Women and Politics, Women's leadership