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TROY students attend conference call with Madeleine Albright

About 10 Troy University students recently took part in a conference call with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

About 10 Troy University students recently took part in a conference call with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

A group of Troy University students recently listened to and conversed with a groundbreaking U.S. diplomat.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served under President Bill Clinton, spoke to a select nationwide audience on a conference call last month sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

About 10 students, many from Dr. Michael Slobodchikoff’s…

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Understanding Russian Election Meddling

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit.

It’s not unusual for nations to try and influence foreign elections.

However, TROY Political Science Professor Dr. Michael Slobodchikoff says the Russian efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election are noteworthy for both for their scope and how successful they were at sowing discord and disinformation via social media.

“What makes the Russian case so…

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Ten historical facts about presidential inaugurations

The 2005 inauguration ceremony for President George W. Bush.

The 2005 inauguration ceremony for President George W. Bush.

Friday marks the official inauguration ceremony for the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. The inauguration process has a colorful history as long as the nation itself.

Dr. Scout Blum, a professor in Troy University’s Department of History and Philosophy, recently compiled 10 facts you may not know about presidential inaugurations, from landmark…

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Polls and pundits missed signs pointing to a Trump win

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college vote in spectacular fashion, defying polls and pundits alike.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college vote in spectacular fashion, defying polls and pundits alike.

On Nov. 10, a strange site was seen on television screens across the United States.  President-elect Donald Trump was visiting the White House, and was welcomed by current President Barack Obama.  Just three days earlier, President Obama had been on the campaign trail, telling audiences that Donald Trump was not qualified to be president of…

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