Leah Wright Rigueur

Leah Wright Rigueur is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest. Rigueur has explored the dynamics of black Republican activists, officials and politicians as it relates to civil rights and conservatism in her latest book  The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power.  She has been featured on various news outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government 

 Areas of expertise: Race and Politics, Modern African American History, U.S. Political and Social History, and Riots, Backlash and Campus Unrest

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Information:

Email:  Leah_WrightRigueur@hks.harvard.edulwrightphd@gmail.com

Phone: 617-495-1462

Twitter: @LeahRigueur 

Heard on NPR’s All Things ConsideredAt Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers

Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti

Dr. Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University in New York, NY. She is an expert on how public policy is impacted by gender, race, ethnicity- specifically on how Latino youth are impacted by technology, the military system and immigration policy. Monforti is the former president of the APSA Latino Caucus- an association pushing for the promotion and protection of professional development of Latina/os in political science.  She has contributed to several news articles and broadcasts including NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University 

Areas of Expertise: Public Policy Impacts by Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Impacts of Technology, Military System and Immigration Policy on Latino Youth

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: jlavariegamonforti@pace.edu

Phone: 917-724-6769 (cell)

Twitter:@dralavariega 

Heard on NPR’s All Things ConsideredIn Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Source(s) this week: Mo Elleithee and Maite Arce

We’re with the Washington Desk again this week, edited by Domenico Montanaro. He chose two experts to feature:

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Mo Elleithee, Founding Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service

If you’d like an expert who can comment on WHY politicians are saying WHAT they’re saying, Elleithee’s the person to talk to.

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Maite Arce, Founder and President/CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation

The Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) strives to improve the quality of life of Latinos in the U.S. through community & faith leaders, local service providers and information. Arce has talked to news outlets about their work with organizing the Latino community in environmental causes.

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#NPRSource Featured: Zhan Guo Discussing The Tricky Practice Of Pricing Parking on Marketplace

Hear this week’s source, Zhan Guo, discuss transportation and incentives on Marketplace!

Zhan Guo is a professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Janine Parry: Polling, Public Opinion, and Women and Politics

“I can say from 15 years of polling and 10,000 interviews that Arkansans are, in some ways, a little slower to adopt things, changes that are coming around the nation. So I think, you know, 10, 15 years from now, we might be having the conversations that other cities and states are having now.”

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