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January 26_Weidenbaum Center Virtual Public Policy Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Richard Friedman
28:40
Have not heard anyone mention the Cuban missile crisis in connection with Ukraine. Why was it fine to tell the Russians to get their missiles out of Cuba, but not fine for Russians to tell us to keep NATO out of Ukraine?
Keith Guller
29:26
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Karen Kalish
35:59
What about unemployment down so much so fast? What about childhood poverty down so much? What about the infrastructure bill getting passed? Stimulus checks? Housing assistance? Do these make a difference?
Karen Kalish
41:49
Why does this always happen?
Jonathan Muehlke
44:38
Interesting research, thank you for sharing professor Andrew
Kathy Torre-Stewart
45:08
The Democrats seems to have a messaging problem. Can this be part of the problem?
Jonathan Muehlke
46:16
I think the key point for me is keeping the 4 year game plan in mind. Executives need to be able to plan and think short and long-term. This can be difficult especially in a pandemic / emergency response environment.
Lee Benham
46:49
What is the impact of inflation Historially?
Karen Kalish
47:28
Any chance all these lawsuits against Trump and other Trumpers will come to a head and they'll be indicted and out of the picture?
Jonathan Muehlke
47:29
The uncertainty between Russia and Ukraine is also burdensome and energy draining to strategic national planning -- economy, nat'l security, etc.
Lee Benham
57:23
I know a Family that moved to Omaha from NYC to increase Harvard admission prospects. Crazy? How big an impact is “exotic” location?
Ian Fillmore
01:00:55
Elite colleges do consider geography to some extent. Harvard in particular advertises its geographic diversity. But I’m not sure how much moving states would boost your chances of admission.
Gayle Jackson
01:05:16
It’s 100 miles.
Karen Kalish
01:06:17
Is it true that there is a small "weather window" that this invasion can occur?
Gayle Jackson
01:09:57
DO you agree that Putin’s move on Ukraine could do more to repair the fissures the former President (Trump) opened up in NATO than almost anything else, i.e., the common external “threat” that Russia’s actions present?
Gayle Jackson
01:11:50
Also, Sweden and Finland hold some cards with respect to opposition and leverage against Russia they can pose - namely their relationship with NATO.
Jonathan Muehlke
01:12:27
Great analysis on regional geopolitics of energy influencing the complex Ukraine and Russia potential for conflict.
Karen Kalish
01:12:44
Won't Putin lose face if he doesn't invade?
Jonathan Muehlke
01:13:02
Sounds like some NATO countries actually rely on energy subsidies and exports from Russia.
Jonathan Muehlke
01:14:41
The US needs to step up its game in the EU (assuming the US wants to take a more activist stance in EU/NATO spheres of influence)
Gayle Jackson
01:14:56
What does your information reveal about the commitment of Ukraine citizens and military forces to continue to fight against Russians, if they were to invade? I.e., high ongoing costs to Russia of invasion, and black eye accordingly for Russia in re: their reputation in the international global arena.
Wynn Miller
01:16:00
What about cyber as a weapon?
ERNEST DEMBA
01:16:54
If the EU does not buy the gas from Russia, where will the EU get the gas?
Gayle Jackson
01:17:03
What about the reports that there are not nearly enough support structures and services behind the tanks and military gear, supply systems and hospital services that would be necessary for any sort of invasion?
Jonathan Muehlke
01:18:05
Putin likely wants to reestablish Russia as a global superpower and diminish the EU's economic and security capabilities by flipping the equation of reliance.
Patsy Spector
01:18:18
can Putin destabilize Ukrainian leadership and replace it
Jonathan Muehlke
01:18:31
It's about influence.
Jonathan Muehlke
01:20:21
Right, Putin needs to consider what the international community would think if he invades Ukraine (it's not just the US)
Jonathan Muehlke
01:20:47
This morning PM Johnson in England also spoke about how it would be a mistake to invade.
Maureen A Kleekamp
01:21:16
Do we know what the armed forces popularity rating is for President Biden?
Jonathan Muehlke
01:21:52
Imagine if Joe Biden decided to place the Army on the Texas border and threaten to invade -- it seems illogical
Paul Eykamp, PhD
01:27:24
Also apparently post spring thaw is also bad.
Jonathan Muehlke
01:27:30
Thank you professors, wonderful talk.
Armand Chevalier
01:27:52
What a Very informative discussion. Thank you!!!
Monica Eppinger
01:28:20
Thanks everyone!
Maureen A Kleekamp
01:28:20
Thank you everyone. Very interesting. Congratulations Andrew on your new position.