Category: Politics

Biden nominates Emory professor, alumna to key trade-related roles

President Joe Biden nominated an Emory professor and an Emory alumna to key trade positions on Sept. 13. Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Kristin Johnson was nominated for commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at the German Marshall Fund Reta Jo Lewis (89L) for [...]

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Biden nominates Emory Holocaust historian as antisemitism envoy

President Joe Biden nominated Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies Deborah Lipstadt as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism with rank of ambassador on July 30. The nomination was part of a slew of religious affairs appointments that day.  Established under the Global Anti-Semitic Review Act of [...]

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Jon Ossoff to Speak at 2021 Class Day

Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker for Emory University’s annual Class Day on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. The speech, which will be broadcasted on the Emory Commencement website, was recorded at Convocation Hall on April 23.  Chair of the Class Day Committee Liz Greene (21C) wrote in an April 24 email [...]

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Professors Say Georgia Voting Law Targets Democratic Voters

Just months after Georgia experienced its highest voter turnout in history during the 2020 presidential election, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021” (SB 202) into law on March 25. Though the law expands voting times in some respects, this legislation includes restrictions on absentee voting, voter ID requirement expansions, ballot [...]

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Biden, Harris Visit Emory, Respond to Spa Shootings in Speech

The day that President Joe Biden comes to visit, the quad is almost unrecognizable. Hridansh Saraogi (24C) is shocked; he’s never seen such a crowd on campus before. Each time the door to Convocation Hall opens, a hushed silence falls over the chattering crowd. They peer eagerly over shoulders and poised phone cameras in anticipation [...]

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