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Tyson King-Meadows has a new book entitled When the Letter Betrays the Spirit: Voting Rights Enforcement and African American Participation from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama (Lexington Books, 2011)

Tyson King-Meadows began his two-year term as President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in March 2011.

Roy Meyers, with Irene Rubin, authored the lead article for May 2011 Public Administration Review, on the executive budget and budget reform.

Thomas Schaller writes a regular opinion column in the Baltimore Sun. Read his recent articles online: "Do Mideast revolutions vindicate Bush?" and "Hydraulic fracturing: a tale of corporate power and citizen powerlessness".

Brian Grodsky was interviewed in February 2011 on WBAL and WYPR on the protests and politics in Egypt.

Thomas Schaller has a new book (forthcoming 2012) from Yale University Press entitled Between the Bushes: The Struggle to Define Reaganism in the Conservative Age, 1989-2009.

Brian Grodsky presented at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on February 7, 2011: "When Pro-Democracy Organizations Take Power: What Poland and South Africa Should Have Told Us About Georgia".

Roy Meyers to speak on March 17, 2011 at the Urban Institute on how government programs for children are being affected by state and federal budget problems.

Thomas Schaller published “Triumph of the Gipper: Ronald Reagan and Democratic Party Malaise in the 1980s,” Chapter 9 in The 1980s: A Critical and Transitional Decade, Kimberly R. Moffitt and Duncan A. Campbell, eds., 2011: Lexington Press, pp. 133-44.

Roy Meyers has given press commentaries and WYPR interviews on the Maryland budget, based on a 2010 paper "Budget Questions for the Maryland Election and Beyond".

Brian Grodsky has an article forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations (2011) : “Exploring the Schelling Conjecture in Reverse: ‘International Constraints' and Cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia".

Brian Grodsky discusses his new book on The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses, published in January, 2011.

Thomas Schaller recenlty published “The Maryland Governor's Race: The Old Line State Bucks the National Tide,” with Paul S. Herrnson, Chapter 17 in Pendulum Swing, Larry Sabato, ed., 2011, Pearson Longman.

Carolyn Forestiere's article "Political Volatility and Governance in East Central Europe" appears in the Winter 2010 Slavic Review.

Roy Meyers presented at the 6th Transatlantic Dialogue: Rethinking Financial Management in the Public Sector in Siena, Italy, June 24-26, 2010 on educating public financial managers about political institutions.

Thomas Schaller's article “The Democratic Party in the Age of Obama: Yes We Can or No We Can't?” appeared in the New Labor Forum, Fall 2010, Vol. 19, pp. 32-9.