Category Archives: Current UMW in the News

Why is the president’s health important? (El Pais of Spain)

“In our political system, the president has so much authority that any factor that affects his decision making is of great public concern,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science  and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and the author of various books examining the presidency, political communication and public opinion.

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Book brief: Farnsworth to speak on book at LOW Community Center (Free Lance-Star)

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, will speak on the topic of his latest book, “Presidential Communication and Character,” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on April 28.

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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

Manafort, Former Partner Charged in Russia Probe (CTV News Canada)


Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that the indictments of President Trump’s former campaign chief and a member of the White House staff reveal that prosecutors are focusing on Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Paul Manafort, the former campaign chair, may choose to cooperate with investigators rather than face 20 years in prison, Farnsworth said.

“If he doesn’t talk, and soon, there will be others close to Trump who will,” Farnsworth said.

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