Sarah Strum is a program coordinator at the Close Up Foundation. As a Washington, DC, native, Sarah developed an early fascination and passion for politics and the news. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a BA in International Relations and Political Science, and is particularly interested in foreign policy and political psychology. Sarah began her time at Close Up as a program instructor, and hopes that students today will share the same interest she did as a student in politics and democracy.
Posts by Sarah Strum:
Should States Continue to Shelter in Place or Begin to Reopen?
April 28, 2020
As COVID-19 has spread across the country and the globe, most U.S. states have taken to issuing shelter-in-place orders to help “flatten the curve.” As of April 20, 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico had asked residents to stay at home. However, over the past two weeks, there has been an increase […]Read More >
U.S.-Iranian Relations Following the Death of Qasem Soleimani
January 13, 2020
On January 2, 2020, it was announced that an air strike ordered by President Donald Trump had successfully targeted and killed Qasem Soleimani, chief of the Quds Force, at Baghdad International Airport. The Quds Force is regarded as the elite unit of Iran’s military; it handles overseas operations and is classified as a foreign terrorist […]Read More >
What We Can Learn From the 2019 Elections
November 12, 2019
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, voters in eight states went to the polls to vote in local and statewide elections. Competitive gubernatorial and state legislative races were held in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia.1 These were the last elections before the 2020 census, which could result in the redrawing of political boundaries in each state. Furthermore, […]Read More >