Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Lawyers See Strong Case for GOP on Ballot-Access Hurdles (Courthouse News Service)

Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, predicted that a write-in campaign will work for Frietas, given his popularity in his district, his wins in 2015 and 2017, and the money the party would be willing to spend to ensure his win…..“He’ll have to work a lot harder, and they’ll have to spend more money than they would ever want to spend, but Democratic odds of winning the seat still seem less than 50/50,” said Farnsworth in a phone interview.

Farnsworth (Courthouse News)

Farnsworth Delivers Fulbright Lecture in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a Fulbright Lecture, “Seeking Truth in an Era of Fake News,” at Methodist College. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A news report on the talk was published in The Star, the nation’s leading English language newspaper, and is found here.

Farnsworth Quoted in News Media

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several current national and international news stories, including the following:

American expert to deliver public lecture on ‘tackling’ fake news (The Sun Daily)

Avoid “Junk Food” News (The Star Online)

Voter registration is up in Virginia — and that could be bad news for the GOP (Salon)

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

When it Comes to Small-Dollar Donations, Democrats Are Out-Raising Republicans (WVTF)

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

“Our presidential nomination system looks to be a mash up of ‘Survivor,’ where you’re voting people off the island, and March Madness basketball brackets,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and author of multiple books on presidential communication. 

Link to report

‘Really dangerous’: Trump and our national division (Virginia Mercury)

“My personal view is that the country’s about a lot more than the president,” Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor told me.

“Jamestown is about the core history of Virginia. And the disagreement among Democrats about whether or not to participate demonstrates the potential problems of the proposed boycott. … You don’t see widespread boycotts of the State of the Union. Who knows, that might be next?”

Link to report

Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Parades, Picnics, Bands and Fireworks: Experiencing Fourth of July in America," at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth was at MCKL as a Fulbright specialist this summer.

 

Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia