What research would I be focused on if I weren't currently studying the interactions between science, media, and politics? It would have to be the role of the news and entertainment media in shaping international public opinion about the U.S., what pundits and journalists commonly refer to as the "Anti-Americanism" problem, though the topic is much more complex than that label implies. My brother Erik, who is in graduate school at Cornell University, is actually writing his dissertation on this topic.