Quoted: Benjamin, Kapuscinski, Vandewalle, Wheelan



In recent days, the world’s news media, from The New York Times to CNN, turned to Dartmouth for comment. Here’s what four staff and faculty members had to say:

“What is a threat is that we are seeing the creation of a durable safe haven for terrorists—an ungoverned space that really stretches from Aleppo in Syria to Fallujah in Iraq—and this is going to be a profound problem,” says the Dickey Center’s Daniel Benjamin in an interview on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper Show.

“He is one of the shadowy figures who keeps popping up,’’ says Professor Dirk Vandewalle in a USA Today interview about the capture of suspected terrorist Ahmed Abu Khatallah.

”The share of Republicans and Democrats with a highly negative view of the opposing party has more than doubled since 1994,“ says Senior Lecturer Charles Wheelan ’88 in his latest column for U.S. News & World Report.

 “If we can raise these fish safely and safely for the environment then I’ll be OK with it,” says Professor Anne Kapuscinski in a Toronto Star story about the controversial AquaBounty salmon, a transgenic fish.

“The news from Iraq has been so bad for so long, it has become difficult to distinguish the merely depressing from the genuinely disastrous,” says the Dickey Center’s Daniel Benjamin in an opinion piece in The Boston Globe.

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