North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jun 17, 2021

Stephen Maynard Caliendo provides analysis on President Biden and President Putin’s first meeting

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations' ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks originating from Russia.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago, where he broke down how the first meeting between the two presidents went.

“There's two things that are happening at these kinds of meetings,” said Caliendo. “One is substantive, there may be actual work that gets done when world leaders have meetings, and the other part, of course, is symbolic, there's posturing and in press conferences and optics. I don't think anybody expected Vladimir Putin to say, you know, I lied to President Trump in 2018, we actually were responsible for all the cyber-attacks on the United States; so that wasn't going to happen, but it seems like some work did get done.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.