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"Politics of the Middle East and Media Bias" The misunderstanding of current events in the Middle East created by media coverage that may be biased will be the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the Maxwell School’s Coalition of Multicultural Public Administration Students (COMPAS), the Middle Eastern Studies Program, and the Maxwell Executive Education Program.  The discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus.  The event is free and open to the public with parking available in Irving Garage for a $4.00 charge.


New book answers key questions about the practice and impacts of public deliberation The field of deliberative civic engagement is growing rapidly around the world. From America to Zimbabwe -- at all levels of government and across the public, private and nonprofit spheres -- citizens, policymakers and stakeholders are coming together to devise effective solutions to some of the most complex public problems of our time through democratic discussion. Yet the tremendous diversity of deliberative civic engagement processes means that our knowledge and understanding of its practice and impacts remain highly fragmented.


Maxwell School professor named to national postal service reform panel Walter D. Broadnax, Distinguished Professor at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, has been appointed to a panel leading an independent review of a plan to breathe new life into the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through public-private partnership.  The review was commissioned by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in response to a lack of consensus over how to reform the USPS as it faces significant financial pressures threatening its viability.


New book takes a look at how military service shapes the course of people’s lives Over the past century, a large percentage of young Americans have served their country by joining the military.  Today, the more than 1.6 million uniformed military personnel and 22 million veterans currently living and working around the world make up a sizeable and influential demographic group. Military service remains a meaningful pathway to adulthood for the many who join the military during their formative young adult years.  However, little research has previously been done to find out how the lives of military personnel, veterans, and their loved ones differ from those with no direct ties to the military.


New book The Future of U.S. Global Power: Delusions of Decline makes a case for why the U.S. is still on top and how it can stay there  Is the United States losing its dominant place in the world?  In recent years there has been a growing “declinist” sentiment that the U.S. has lost legitimacy and power around the world due to a series of events – from the rise of economic powerhouses like China, to America’s explosive indebtedness and mounting income inequality, to an increasing sense of U.S. military overreach.


New book breaks down controversy between social scientists and the military  In recent years, there has been notable controversy over whether or not social scientists should aid in war efforts by supplying the U.S. military with cultural and social data about local populations living in war zones. In his new book, Practicing Military Anthropology: Beyond Expectations and Traditional Boundaries, Robert A. Rubinstein, professor of anthropology and international relations at the Maxwell School, sheds light on the role of military anthropologists and provides answers to the host of ethical questions that have swirled around them.


New book “Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know” a valuable primer for Americans looking to better understand tax debate  While the U.S.’s financial future may seem uncertain, the heated debate surrounding the “fiscal cliff” has made one thing clear: many Americans lack a basic understanding of how the U.S. tax system works. Those looking to brush up on tax policy need look no further than the new book by preeminent tax scholars Leonard E. Burman and Joel Slemrod, “Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know.”


The Election: What Happened and What to Expect Next -- An Insider's Perspective  Matt Bennett, senior vice president and co-founder of Third Way, a think tank that addresses America’s challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center, will speak about the just-ended election season and the major issues that should be top priorities in the new term.  His talk will be held on Thursday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall, on the Syracuse University campus.  The event is free and open to the public..


Sandel to Spark Reflection on “Markets, Morals, and Civic Life” in Tanner Lecture  Michael Sandel, the nation’s leading public intellectual on issues of social justice and fairness, will take a thought-provoking look at some of the most hotly debated ethical and social dilemmas of our time at the Campell Institute of Public Affairs' second annual Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility on October 24.


U.S. Under Secretary of State Launches 5th Annual Public Diplomacy Symposium at Syracuse University On Thursday, October 18, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will kick off the annual symposium of Syracuse University’s Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS).  Secretary Sonenshine will bring to life the theme of this year’s symposium "The Politics of Change” with expert insights on the future challenges and opportunities public diplomacy faces in its global engagement efforts.


Three Weeks Out: Competing Visions for America With the presidential election nearing, former Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will visit Maxwell on October 15, 2012, to give a talk titled "Three Weeks Out:  Competing Visions for America." During the talk, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Maxwell School's Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall, Townsend will set forward and comment on the two polarized visions for America embedded in the politics of this year's presidential campaign, visions that entail equally divergent views about religion and how faith should inform public policy.


Who Exactly is Mitt Romney During a talk today in the Maxwell School Auditorium, co-author of The Real Romney, Michael Kranish, will reveal answers to the question: Who exactly is Mitt Romney? The talk, which is open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium on the SU campus, and will also be available via live stream.  A reception will follow the program in the Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall.


New Maxwell School Advisory Board Chair Named One of America’s most outstanding public servants has been named chairman of the Maxwell School’s Advisory Board.  Sean O’Keefe, who served as secretary of the navy, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department of Defense, and chancellor of Louisiana State University, will take the position immediately.


The Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research Names New Director A leading researcher on child and family policy and co-author of two recent Pew Charitable Trusts studies on economic mobility – Leonard Lopoo -- has been named director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.


Nonprofit Expert Named to Bantle Chair A prominent expert on nonprofit organizations, public management, and social policy--Steven Rathgeb Smith-- has been named to fill the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  Smith, currently the Evans Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, will join the School in the fall.


New Faculty Research Fund Honors Maxwell’s Senior Associate Dean Michael Wasylenko Providing a significant increase in funds available to support diverse research around the world — and to honor the dedication and service of a longtime Maxwell leader, colleague, and interim dean — the faculty and the advisory board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs have created the Michael J. Wasylenko Endowed Faculty Fund.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Announces Annual Award Winners The Maxwell School recently recognized a number of faculty members and students during its annual year-end awards ceremony. Assistant Professor of History Junko Takeda was named winner of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award, which was established by the former Senator and Maxwell professor to recognize an outstanding junior faculty member each year. An expert in French history, Takeda was chosen for her extraordinary research, teaching, and service. In 2010, she received a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for her outstanding teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Former senior State Department official to speak at Maxwell School convocation The Maxwell School of Syracuse University is pleased to announce that this year's master's convocation speaker is Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University.   She will speak to more than 100 Maxwell School master's candidates and their families in Hendricks Chapel at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.


Maxwell School to offer class on social media during 2012 election In the lead-up to a presidential campaign that promises to capitalize on the internet more than any previous election, a class at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School will allow graduate students to study the role of social media in campaigns and government. In the fall semester, Assistant Professor of Public Administration Ines Mergel will teach “Social Media and the 2012 Election.”


Maxwell Geography Professor Don Mitchell to Receive Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography Award Don Mitchell, Maxwell Distinguished Professor of Geography, has a date with a king on April 24. Mitchell will receive the Anders Retzius Medal in Gold from His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, on Vega Day, which celebrates geography and exploration.


Benefits of city living will be subject of lecture Edward Glaeser, author of the recent book Triumph of the City, will be the guest speaker at the Andrew F. Smith Lecture in International Economics and Development at the Maxwell School on April 26. The lecture will ask, “Do Big Cities Make Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier?”


The Maxwell School’s Model U.N. team named “Outstanding Delegation” Maxwell’s Model United Nations delegation won top honors following a week-long conference in New York City. The team of 20 undergraduate International Relations students represented the Republic of Gabon, earning an Outstanding Delegation Award for the simulation. Several students took home individual honors and acted in leadership roles.


Two anthropology Ph.D. students receive major NSF fellowships Melinda Gurr and Lauren Hosek, both second-year doctoral students in anthropology, have received highly prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.  The awards support advanced graduate study for three years, at $30,000 per year.


Former Senator Bill Bradley to kick off new lecture series with a talk titled “We Can All Do Better” Former senator, presidential candidate, NBA Hall of Famer, and author Bill Bradley will be the inaugural speaker for an upcoming lecture series at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility launches on Tuesday, April 10, with Bradley, who represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997.


NY Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO to Speak at the Maxwell School William C. Dudley will visit the Maxwell School on Thursday, April 12 to discuss “The Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Europe.” The address will be held in Room 220 Eggers Hall, the Public Events Room, beginning at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session.


U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Speak at Maxwell on U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will visit the Maxwell School on Friday, April 6, to give a talk on U.S. foreign policy priorities. The lecture, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., will be followed by an audience Q&A session.


Maxwell to host panel on sovereignty for Puerto Rico Ángel Collado-Schwarz, author of Decolonization Models for America’s Last Colony: Puerto Rico, will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the question of sovereignty for Puerto Rico and on the arguments set forth in Collado-Schwarz’s book.


Conference on Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia Held in New York City Participants from eight countries met at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel in  New York City March 8th and 9th for the first in a series of Track II diplomacy conferences focused on issues relating to peace, cooperation, and security on the Korean Peninsula.


The Maxwell School Announces New Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What does the need for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University will provide a public forum for exploring these questions in provocative and challenging ways.


Nabatchi publishes report on evaluating citizen participation Tina Nabatchi, assistant professor of public administration, recently wrote "A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation,” a guide for government program managers to determine the success of their efforts to improve citizen participation.


Maxwell School’s Broadnax to deliver Richardson Lecture at 2012 ASPA Annual Conference Walter Broadnax, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the Maxwell School, has been named the Elliot Richardson lecturer for the 2012 ASPA annual conference in March. Broadnax is a distinguished scholar, instructor, administrator, and public policy expert who has served in senior- and executive-level positions in academia and in public service at local, state, and federal levels.


Elman receives $600,000 National Science Foundation Grant to establish Qualitative Data Repository The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University will be the home of the new Qualitative Data Repository, which is to be established with a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $600,000.  Associate Professor of Political Science Colin Elman is principal investigator on the grant (his second NSF award in 2011).


New Aging Studies Institute Established at Syracuse University Syracuse University has announced the formation of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI), a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.  The All-University Gerontology Center, a prominent aging studies research and training ground for nearly 40 years, will provide the foundation for the new Institute.


Novak co-authors interdisciplinary book about Donner Party A new book co-edited and co-written by Shannon A. Novak, associate professor of anthropology at the Maxwell School, seeks to better understand the plight of the infamous Donner Party and investigate instances of cannibalism among the survivors. During a journey west, the emigrants of the 81-person Donner Party became stranded at two encampments in California’s Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846-47.


McPeak Receives Grant for West African Agricultural Research Project The Livestock-Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Program (LCC CRSP) has awarded over $1.3 million to Syracuse University and South Dakota State University for scientific research projects to improve the lives of livestock producers and increase the resilience of livestock production systems in West Africa.


Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Awarded Grant The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) is beginning its 11th year – and its 4th at the Maxwell School – with a new grant of $150,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


SU to Host Two-day Symposium on Transforming Conflict Through the Arts “Engaging Conflict: Transformations through the Arts” is a two-day symposium featuring film, movement, theater, and story-telling.   The conference, which begins Friday, November 4, at 5 pm with a film screening and continues with a full day of activities on Saturday, November 5, will be held at the Warehouse Auditorium, 350 W. Fayette Street, in downtown Syracuse.


SU’s Maxwell and Newhouse Schools to Co-Host State Department’s Murrow Program for Journalists For the sixth consecutive year, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will co-host 17 international journalists participating in the State Department’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.


Syracuse University to host fourth annual Public Diplomacy Symposium October 27 and 28 Syracuse University’s Public Diplomacy program and Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars will present the fourth annual Public Diplomacy Symposium—“Building Bridges: The Tools of Public Diplomacy”—on October 27 and 28 on the SU campus. The event, which will include four panel discussions, is designed to spark dialogue about the use of public diplomacy tools, specifically in the Middle East and North Africa.


Syracuse University to Host Two-Day Conference on Urban Revitalization A conference on “Urban Revitalization: Transformations through Art and Design” will be held Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, in downtown Syracuse at the Warehouse Auditorium, 360 W. Fayette Street.   The events are free and open to the public.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Awards Horizon Award to Joseph A. Strasser The Maxwell School of Syracuse University has chosen Joseph A. Strasser as a recipient of its Horizon Award.  The award was presented in a ceremony today in the Joseph A. Strasser Commons in Eggers Hall on the Syracuse University campus.


Syracuse University to Host Two-Day Conference on Urban Revitalization A conference on “Urban Revitalization: Transformations through Art and Design” will be held Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, in downtown Syracuse at the Warehouse Auditorium, 360 W. Fayette Street.  The events are free and open to the public.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Names Two Robertson Fellows The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University enters its second year of collaboration with the Robertson Foundation for Government by naming the two newest Robertson Fellows.  Laura Alexander of Tamarac, Fla., and Nathan Strand of Gaithersburg, Md., began their graduate professional master’s program studies at the Maxwell School this summer.


Major New University Center Will Focus Resources on Public Health Promotion The Lerner Center will provide a forum where the art of communication and the science of public health and public policy can come together, enabling the creation and implementation of programs that are motivating, sustainable, and designed to improve community well-being and reduce chronic disease. Preventable chronic illnesses account for 70 percent of deaths and for the expenditure of over 75 percent of direct health care costs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Maxwell School to Establish Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University announced today that it has received a major gift from Robert B. Menschel to establish the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics at the School, in recognition of Volcker’s exceptional accomplishments and service to the nation.


Maxwell Students Win Distinguished Delegation at Model United Nations Competition A team of 16 international relations majors from the Maxwell School, led by advisor Professor Francine D’Amico, captured the Distinguished Delegation honor at a five-day Model United Nations (MUN) event in New York City this past spring.


Maxwell School’s Transnational NGO Initiative to Host Leadership Institute Leaders from a range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will converge at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University Sept. 14-20 to attend the inaugural Transnational NGO Leadership Institute 2011, which will prepare participants to take the next step in their organizational leadership roles.


New Leadership Named for Three Maxwell Departments The Maxwell School announced today leadership appointments for the School’s newly formed public administration and international affairs department, the international relations department, and the political science department.  All appointments will be effective July 1, 2011.


Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11 In his eleventh book, Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11 (UNC Press, 2011), Professor Michael Barkun examines the huge gap that exists between the realities of the terrorism threat facing the U.S. and the everyday discourse about that threat among government officials and the general public.


Indian Foresters Visit Syracuse For Classes at Maxwell and SUNY ESF Thirty two high-level administrators from the Indian Forest Service (IFS) are visiting Syracuse this month as part of a four-week educational program that combines forestry and public policy skills.


Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.N. will speak at the Maxwell School Professor Lou Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor of Social Conflict Studies, will moderate a dialogue between Dr. P. Kohana, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United Nations, and Dr. K. Arulanantham, a representative of the U.S. Tamil Political Action Council, on Tuesday, April 12.


New Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program Participants Coming Back to Maxwell Later this Month; Program Expands to Include Partnership with American University Beirut The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) has once again chosen Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as the recipient of its award to design and implement the ongoing Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) project.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Announces New Appointment to Endowed Professorship The Maxwell School's interim dean, Michael Wasylenko, announced today that Stuart S. Rosenthal, who currently holds the title of Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar, has been named the new Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics.


Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs will Speak at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will give a public lecture at the Maxwell School on January 25 at 4 pm in 220 Eggers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.


Maxwell School professor to lead research team investigating climate change-induced conflict in Senegal and Mali John McPeak, associate professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, will lead an international, multi-disciplinary team seeking to reduce climate change-related conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the Senegal and Niger River basins in the West African countries of Senegal and Mali.


Amabassador Donald Gregg Receives Award from Maxwell School In recognition of his nearly 50-year career in U.S. government service, the Maxwell School of Syracuse University has honored Ambassador Donald P. Gregg with the School’s Spirit of Public Service Award.


Maxwell School to Host Moynihan Book Discussion and Signing The Maxwell School of Syracuse University will host Steven Weisman, a long-time writer at The New York Times and editor of the newly released “Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary,” for a discussion of the book at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, in the Maxwell Auditorium on the SU campus.


Maxwell Professors Inducted into National Academy of Public Administration Two faculty members of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University were inducted as fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) at its November 18 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.  William Duncombe, professor of public administration, and David Van Slyke, associate professor of public administration, joined the ranks of more than 650 NAPA fellows who include current or former members of the U.S. Congress, presidential cabinet members, and governors, among many others.


Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi Named President-Elect of the International Society for Iranian Studies The prestigious International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) has named Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and founder-director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at SU, as its president-elect. He will assume the office in November 2012.


Globalization and its Discontents the Subject of Maxwell School Graduate Symposium The Maxwell School’s Sociology Department will sponsor a symposium, “The Challenges of Globalization: Theories and Practices,” on November 15 and 16.  The opening speaker on Monday the 15th from 4-6 pm is Professor Gavin Fridell, author of Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice and an upcoming publication on Joseph Stiglitz, who Fridell calls “a famous promoter of a particular version of ‘fair trade.’”


Conference at SU's Maxwell School will Address U.S. Policy Towards North Korea The Korean Peninsula Affairs Center at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University is hosting a November 15 conference that will bring together scholars, diplomats, and practitioners to examine current and past U.S. policy toward North Korea.


Middle East Expert to Speak at Maxwell School “Islam and the West: The Challenge for Barack Obama” will be the topic of discussion at the next State of Democracy Lecture scheduled for Friday, November 12, at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus.


Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud to Speak at the Maxwell School On November 8, HRH Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, an international diplomat, will give an address on the history of Saudi Arabia, particularly the events that led to the creation of the modern state in 1932 and the climate surrounding its founding.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Awarded Graduate Student Fellowship Grant by the Robertson Foundation for Government The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University has named two inaugural Robertson Fellows, funded by a grant from the Robertson Foundation for Government.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University Receives Major Gift from Chicago Businessman, Andrew Berlin The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University announced today that it has received a $500,000 endowment gift to fund faculty research relating to issues of national security.


Professor Catherine Bertini named to lead Maxwell's International Relations Program The Maxwell School announced today that Catherine Bertini, professor of practice in public administration, will become chair of the School’s international relations program for the remainder of the fiscal year, effective October 1, 2010.


South Asia consortium awarded $1.7 million grant The Maxwell School of Syracuse University announced today that the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium has been awarded a $1.737 million, 4-year renewal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


History professor Andrew Wender Cohen receives prestigious ACLS fellowship for 2010-11 Andrew Wender Cohen, associate professor of history at the Maxwell School and The College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2010 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship.  This prestigious honor is given to scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences.


Maxwell School of Syracuse University celebrates ten-year association with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, New York, celebrated the tenth anniversary of its partnership with IIMB as well as the “Maxwell India chapter” of its alumni network at a gala gathering in the capital today.


Maxwell School to Host April 28 Screening of “An Inconvenient Tax” featuring Moynihan Professor Len Burman A new documentary film, “An Inconvenient Tax,” will be screened for the first time in upstate New York at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University on Wednesday, April 28, at 4 pm in Maxwell Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.  Paid parking is available in Irving Garage.


Campaign for Deaf Access Project to Host April 29-30 Symposium on Access to Health Care for Deaf Patients The Campaign for Deaf Access will host a symposium on April 29-30 featuring renowned scholar Lennard J. Davis, professor of disability and human development in the School of Applied Health Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago and professor of medical education in the College of Medicine.  Davis will present a keynote address on Thursday and will lead Friday discussions on deafness as a disability and issues for deaf persons in the medical world.


Maxwell School Names New Chapple Family Professor Dean Mitchel Wallerstein announced today that Professor Kristi Andersen will become the next Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy in January 2011. She will succeed Professor Robert McClure, who was appointed as the inaugural Chapple Professor in 2006 when John H. Chapple, an alumnus of the School and the current chair of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, established and endowed the professorship.


Maxwell School to Host International Conference on Water Rights The Maxwell School of Syracuse University will host an international conference on “The Right to Water” on March 29 and 30, 2010. Lectures and discussions on local, national, and global struggles for the right to water in communities around the world will be delivered by leading figures from the academic, policy, and activist communities.


Maxwell School Dean to Step Down Maxwell School Dean Mitchel Wallerstein announced today that he will step down at the end of July to become president of Baruch College, an independent senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY).


"Engaging Federal Employees Through Their Union Representatives to Improve Agency Performance" In response to a recent presidential order regarding labor-management relations protocols in the executive branch,  Christina Merchant, professor of practice at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and two other scholars have prepared a white paper offering recommendations on how these new engagements could be structured in order to achieve the best results.


Former Governor Eliot Spitzer to Speak at Maxwell School on February 11 Eliot Spitzer, former governor and attorney general of New York, will speak at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University on Thursday, February 11, from 5-6:30 p.m. The talk in Maxwell Auditorium is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $3.50 (special rate for this event) in Irving Garage.


Maxwell Professors Receive Grant to Study Health Care Costs Two professors from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University have been awarded a $278,881 grant from the New York State Health Foundation to identify small area variations in health care among the 10 Hospital Referral Regions (HRRs) within New York State and to study the causes of the observed variations.


Maxwell School Professor Receives Major Grants from the National Institute on Aging The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded two new grants totaling more than $2 million over 5 years to Professor Douglas Wolf, Associate Director of the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


Office of Personnel Management Director to Visit Maxwell John Berry, the new Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), will spend two days at the Maxwell School next week, including delivering a policy address titled "A Merit System for the 21st Century?" on Monday, November 2, at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.


Maxwell School's Campbell Institute of Public Affairs Names New Director Dean Mitchel Wallerstein announced today that Professor Grant Reeher has been named the new director of the Maxwell School’s Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute.


Maxwell School Professor Leonard Lopoo Receives National Institutes of Health Grant as Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $70,337 grant to Leonard Lopoo, associate professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, for his project titled “The Health Consequences of Teenage Childbearing.”


Maxwell School Professor Alison Mountz Receives National Science Foundation Career Grant. Alison Mountz has been awarded a five year, $428,271 National Science Foundation Career Grant titled “Geographies of Sovereignty: Global Migration, Legality, and the Island Index.” Mountz has just been promoted to Associate Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School and her grant will be used to study island detention centers off the shores of North America, Europe, and Australia.


New endowed professorship at Maxwell School underscores commitment to the Korean peninsula. Dean Mitchel Wallerstein has announced the establishment of a new, endowed professorship in the Maxwell School to promote research on issues related to the Korean Peninsula and its eventual reunification. The first occupant of the Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professorship will be professor of political science and international relations Stuart J. Thorson.


Leading Tax Policy Expert to Join Maxwell School. Nationally recognized tax policy and public finance expert Leonard E. Burman has been named the first holder of the Maxwell School’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, effective August 24.


Maxwell Welcomes Senior Military and Civilian Leaders for Program. More than 50 senior military and civilian leaders from both the public and private sectors are in residence at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University for the 2009 National Security Management Course, “Unprecedented Times – Unparalleled Importance.”


Three Maxwell School Faculty Members Receive Awards. History professor Dennis Romano will become the inaugural Montgomery-Gruber professor. The Michael O. Sawyer Chair in Constitutional Law and Politics will be filled by political science associate professor Thomas M. Keck. And the annual Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research goes to Leonard M. Lopoo, assistant professor of public administration.


News from the Maxwell School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts. Maxwell School Dean Mitchel Wallerstein has announced several developments concerning the School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC), an internationally recognized center that for more than 20 years has trained faculty, researchers, and practitioners from around the world.


"Arabs Gone Wild" Comedy Show Comes to University. The stand-up comedy show "Arabs Gone Wild," featuring four accomplished Arab-American comedians, will be held in Grant Auditorium on the SU campus on Friday, April 3, from 8-10 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will explore culture, race and politics through humor. It is part of the international symposium “Old and New Media, and the Changing Faces of Islam” to be held on April 2 and 3 at the Maxwell School.


Professor Walter Broadnax Receives Distinguished Public Service Award. Walter Broadnax, distinguished professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, has received the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) 2009 Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Public Service Award. The honor recognizes a public administrator’s career accomplishments and contributions to the public service and to ASPA over a lifetime.


Former U.S. Ambassador and Former Director of the World Food Program Will Lead Maxwell School Issues Symposium on America’s Role in the World. Two members of the faculty from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, along with student representatives of the College Republicans and College Democrats, will discuss and debate “America’s Role in the World” during a symposium on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.


Maxwell School to Present Two Presidential Election Issues Symposia. Faculty from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, along with student representatives of the College Republicans and College Democrats, will discuss pressing election issues during two upcoming symposia – on Tuesday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m.


 

Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper. Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper, is the new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., curated by Maxwell School associate professor of history Chris R. Kyle.


Walter D. Broadnax Named Distinguished Professor of Public Administration. The Maxwell School of Syracuse University announced today that Walter D. Broadnax has been appointed distinguished professor of public administration. Broadnax is a scholar, instructor, administrator, and public policy expert, whose distinguished career spans four decades. He has served in executive-level positions both in academia and in government at the local, state, and federal levels.


Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosemary O’Leary, Named to New Maxwell School Chair. Rosemary O’Leary has been named the inaugural occupant of the Howard and Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership. The Phanstiel Chair was established by a $5 million gift from Maxwell School Advisory Board Member Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Louise; Phanstiel also sits on the Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees.


Maxwell School Professor Selected to Head Prominent Washington Think Tank. Arthur C. Brooks, professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, has been chosen to head the prestigious American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, beginning January 1, 2009. Brooks, who is currently the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy, has been a member of the Maxwell School faculty since 2001.


Maxwell School’s International Relations Program Names New Chair. Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs announced today that it has chosen Ambassador Donald Planty as the next leader of its International Relations program. Ambassador Planty, a native of Lowville, New York, will assume his new role effective August 2008.


Professor Catherine Bertini to Moderate Panel at First Annual Meeting of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Catherine Bertini, who was named a founding member of the board of the Global Humanitarian Forum by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan last fall, will participate in the first annual Forum meeting on June 24-25 in Geneva, Switzerland. Bertini is the former director of the U.N.’s World Food Programme and an international expert on food security issues.


Maxwell's Policy Analysis and Public Management Training Program Taking Place in India and South Korea. Maxwell’s Executive Education Program and the Center for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore recently welcomed 114 Indian Administrative Service officers to an 8-week policy analysis and public management training program taking place in India and South Korea.


Maxwell School Again Named #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs by U.S. News & World Report. For the fifth consecutive time, the Maxwell School of Syracuse University sits atop U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools of public affairs, ahead of such prominent institutions as Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Indiana University, and the University of Georgia. Maxwell has held the number-one spot since the rankings category was created in 1995.


Nursing home study finds that short-term care is on the rise in New York State. A new report on New York State nursing homes finds that short-term stays in these facilities have tripled in the past decade, and residents are increasingly more cognitively impaired. The study, titled “Changes in Nursing Home Care, 1996-2005: New York State,” was conducted by Public Administration professor of practice Tom Dennison and looks at the changing role of nursing homes as a part of the medical care delivery system since the mid ‘90s.


Maxwell School Hosts 20 Emerging Leaders from Middle East. Twenty emerging leaders from 12 countries in the Middle East arrived at the Maxwell School March 17 as part of the Leaders for Democracy Fellows program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative. The program, now in its second year with plans for a third under way, brings these individuals to the United States for a six-week fellowship at the Maxwell School to study the foundations of democracy before participating in six-week internships in Washington, D.C.


INSCT Faculty Members Publish Book. Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) has released its first full-length book, Combating Terrorism: Strategies and Approaches, co-authored by William Banks, professor of law and public administration and director of INSCT; Renee de Nevers, professor of public administration; and Mitchel Wallerstein, professor of political science and public administration and dean of the Maxwell School.


Bertini Joins Global Humanitarian Forum. Catherine Bertini, professor of public administration, has been named as a founding board member of the new Global Humanitarian Forum launched by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan on October 17, 2007.


Maxwell Receives $5-Million Gift in Honor of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The Maxwell School of Syracuse University has received a $5-million gift from the New York City-based Leon Levy Foundation to establish the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Policy, in honor of the late distinguished scholar and U.S. Senator from New York.


School Establishes New Chair, Funded by Advisory Board. Mitchel Wallerstein, dean of the Maxwell School, announced the establishment of a new endowed chair made possible through the philanthropy of the members of the Maxwell Advisory Board. The inaugural occupant will be Distinguished Professor of Public Administration Rosemary O’Leary.


Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Visits Maxwell April 4. The Maxwell School will host a forum on the nation’s budget problems, featuring the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a joint public engagement initiative of the Concord Coalition (a nonpartisan grassroots organization), the Brookings Institution, and the Heritage Foundation. Experts will include David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, and Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition. They will be joined by two Washington think-tank experts: Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution and Alison Fraser of the Heritage Foundation.


Maxwell Will Train Senior Policy Officials in India. The Maxwell School’s Executive Education Program has been awarded a three-year, multi-million-dollar contract by the Government of India to design and deliver public policy analysis training to senior officers in the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS).


Maxwell and Newhouse Offer Public Diplomacy Degree. Two of Syracuse University's most renowned schools have teamed to create a new dual master's degree program in public diplomacy, combining elements of international relations and communications. Syracuse is one of only two universities to offer such a program.

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