Politicians have long wielded American exceptionalism – the idea that the United States’ identity, values, and culture must be protected at all costs – for citizen mobilization throughout the country’s history. It has been used during foreign interventions, the war on terror, President Donald Trump’s 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, and, more recently, mass vaccination campaigns. President Biden now has an opportunity to arm climate policy with American exceptionalism to achieve ambitious climate goals.
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Since Fall 2019, the School of Diplomacy has given students an unparalleled opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the guidance of Professor Joseph Huddleston through the DiploLab. In a recent interview, Professor Huddleston expressed his wish for DiploLab to have its own set of goals initiated and led by Diplomacy students. According to him, “students are the force behind its direction,” while the collaborative research space acts as an opportunity generator.
Violence erupted in late 2020 between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory self-declared as the Republic of Artsakh by its majority Armenian population. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the region became a tinderbox waiting to erupt into conflict following the 1994 ceasefire.