Category Archives: Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Farnsworth Presents Presidency Research at George Mason University

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently discussed research findings from his new book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.

Information on the book

Beto O’Rourke discusses racism, Social Security, LGBTQ rights during lunchtime stop in Dumfries (Prince William Times)

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said it’s a good time for O’Rourke or any Democratic 2020 hopeful to drum up energy and attention for Virginia Democrats since the party’s elected leaders – Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring – have been sidelined by scandals. Link to report

Now That the Presidency is Off the Table, What’s Next for McAuliffe? (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says McAuliffe could end up in the Cabinet of a Democratic president. Or…

“There’s always the possibility that Governor McAuliffe may try to be governor again,” Farnsworth says. “Virginia has a one consecutive term limit. But once you sit out four years, you’re free to run again, and I’m sure the thought has occurred to the McAuliffe team.” Link to report

Farnsworth Receives Fulbright Grant to Malaysia

Political Science Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth has received a prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grant. He has been named a Fulbright Specialist and will spend much of the upcoming summer teaching American government at Methodist College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

T his grant is the second Fulbright award for Farnsworth, who is director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. During the 2006-2007 academic year, he was a Canada-U.S. Research Chair in Public Policy at McGill University in Montreal where he collaborated on several research articles on Canadian and U.S. politics. He also began work on The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government, one of the six books he has authored or co-authored.

News release

Previewing the North Korea Summit (CTV News Canada)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way today to the upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. We speak with Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington about what we can expect to at this upcoming meeting.

CTV News Canada: Previewing North Korea Summit