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On the eve of the 2020 U.S. elections, we asked experts for some of their insights on voting.

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A final message from Dean Wendland for the spring 2020 issue. "I have been repeatedly buoyed by the courage and dedication of the faculty and students of the Krieger School." As I prepare to leave the Krieger School for a new position, I can honestly say that I have learned something from each and every one of you.

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Public anger at the government is much bigger than in any earlier crises, and the anger could grow when the economic fallout of the epidemic fully unfolds. One thing for sure is that the social stability contract that has worked for so long—that the people tolerate the authoritarian rule so far as the government warrants economic prosperity and provides good governance—is broken in a big way.

Ho-Fung Hung, Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Professor in Political Economy, Department of Sociology, on the role of the coronavirus outbreak in highlighting governmental repression in China.

The Guardian , March 1, 2020

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