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Banks discusses Michael Flynn, Logan Act on Bloomberg Radio
Banks discusses Michael Flynn, Logan Act on Bloomberg Radio
Bill Banks was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio regarding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn and whether or not he violated the Logan Act. "It's highly unlikely that it's going to be invoked in this case," Banks said. Listen here.
Maxwell is now accepting applications for ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse
Maxwell is now accepting applications for ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse
The new online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree program is designed for working professionals with five or more years of experience in managerial and/or public policy positions based anywhere in the world. Read more.
Taylor comments on recent Russian actions in VOA
Taylor comments on recent Russian actions in VOA
Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says "We should not try to read too much into this without more evidence." Read more in the Voice of America article, "Russian Actions Seen as Challenging Trump Administration."
Chris Meek '92 BA, SoldierStrong featured in People and Men's Health
Chris Meek '92 BA, SoldierStrong featured in People and Men's Health
Chris Meek '92 BA (PSc/Econ), a member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, was recently profiled in People and Men's Health. Meek is the co-founder and Chairman of SoldierStrong, an organization that provides state-of-the-art medical devices and scholarships to troops and returning veterans.
Khalil book, America’s Dream Palace, reviewed in Foreign Affairs
Khalil book, America’s Dream Palace, reviewed in Foreign Affairs
"America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State," written by Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of history, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs.
Kyra Azzato, PSc undergrad, heads to infantry officer course (IBOLC)
Kyra Azzato, PSc undergrad, heads to infantry officer course (IBOLC)
Kyra Azzato, an undergrad studying political science, will become the first woman from Syracuse University—and among the first few in the nation—to attend Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course. Read more.
Elizabeth Cohen quoted by CBS SF on attorney access for immigrants
Elizabeth Cohen quoted by CBS SF on attorney access for immigrants
“It is in the government’s interest to do everything possible to avoid any appearance that rights violations are being permitted or encouraged,” says Cohen in the CBS San Francisco article, "Senate Bill Proposes Detained Immigrants Be Guaranteed Access To Attorneys."
Keck comments on Trump's attacks on the judiciary in CSM
Keck comments on Trump's attacks on the judiciary in CSM
Tom Keck says Trump's pointed attacks on judges are unusual for a sitting president. Read more in The Christian Science Monitor article, " Up close and personal: how Trump's attacks against the judiciary are different."
QDR receives grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
QDR receives grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded a grant of $248,040 to the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) to support innovation in achieving openness in research based on qualitative data. Read more.
Robertson Foundation extends partnership with Maxwell
Robertson Foundation extends partnership with Maxwell
The funding extension will support at least four additional PAIA students who plan on federal employment related to international affairs. Read more.
Reeher comments on Trump's political style in The Hill
Reeher comments on Trump's political style in The Hill
Grant Reeher was quoted in The Hill article, "Trump embraces his critics’ outrage." According to Reeher, “He is doubling down, and I think the reaction on the part of those who are not favorably oriented toward him is going to harden.”
Thompson weighs in on Trump administration leaks in TPM
Thompson weighs in on Trump administration leaks in TPM
Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, points to the Nixon administration and Watergate scandal in regards to the volume of leaks coming out of the Trump administration. Read more in Talking Points Memo.
Steinberg weighs in on Sec of State Tillerson in Dallas Morning News
Steinberg weighs in on Sec of State Tillerson in Dallas Morning News
James Steinberg was interviewed for The Dallas Morning News article, " Texan Rex Tillerson faces many challenges at State — and not just those caused by his boss."
Boroujerdi discusses impact of travel ban on academics on Marketplace
Boroujerdi discusses impact of travel ban on academics on Marketplace
Mehrzad Boroujerdi spoke with Marketplace about President Trump's travel ban. Boroujerdi has been working to get an Iranian scholar to teach Iranian politics at Maxwell for the last ten months and now the whole process has been called into question because of the ban. Listen here.
E. Cohen discusses effect of travel ban on healthcare workers in WIRED
E. Cohen discusses effect of travel ban on healthcare workers in WIRED
Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the WIRED article, "Doctors and Patients Reel After Trump’s Immigration Ban." The Association of American Medical Colleges believes doctors from the banned nations may not be able to practice in the U.S. and Cohen says the trend will likely continue.
Steinberg comments on Bannon, national security in The Guardian
Steinberg comments on Bannon, national security in The Guardian
James Steinberg was quoted in The Guardian article, "Steve Bannon's role in inner circle of Trump team raises fears of security crisis." According to Steinberg, "It is a flat rejection of what has been a shared view of Republican and Democratic administrations.”
Zeller '06 MPA/IR op-ed on Trump's immigration ban in Washington Post
Zeller '06 MPA/IR op-ed on Trump's immigration ban in Washington Post
Maxwell alumnus Matt Zeller, co-founder and CEO of No One Left Behind, wrote an op-ed piece on President Trump's latest executive order and immigration ban. Read the article, "Trump shuts the door on men and women who have sacrificed for America," in The Washington Post.
Banks comments on Trump's travel ban, terrorist attacks in PolitiFact
Banks comments on Trump's travel ban, terrorist attacks in PolitiFact
William Banks was interviewed for the PolitiFact article, "No terrorist attacks post 9/11 by people from countries in Trump's travel ban?." According to Banks, "Since 9/11, no one has been killed in this country in a terrorist attack by anyone who emigrated from any of the seven countries."
Pralle talks climate politics in Christian Science Monitor
Pralle talks climate politics in Christian Science Monitor
Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, says Republican opposition to climate change evidence and advocacy is not new but now they have the executive power to disrupt federal scientists' work. Read more in The Christian Science Monitor.
Banks discusses border security, Congress, funds for wall in NY Times
Banks discusses border security, Congress, funds for wall in NY Times
William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, was quoted in The New York Times article, " Trump Orders a Wall Built, but Congress Holds the Checkbook."
Maxwell alumna Camilla Campisi '05 MAIR named Empire State Fellow
Maxwell alumna Camilla Campisi '05 MAIR named Empire State Fellow
Camilla Campisi was one of eight people selected for the 2016-18 fellows class. Mid-career professionals are recruited into the program from the private sector to join the next generation of state government leaders and policy makers. Read more.
Sezgin op-ed on constitutional amendments in Turkey in Washington Post
Sezgin op-ed on constitutional amendments in Turkey in Washington Post
Yüksel Sezgin writes about constitutional amendments in Turkey that would change the current system of government from parliamentary to presidential. Read his op-ed, "How a constitutional amendment could end Turkey’s republic," in The Washington Post.
McDowell book examines global lending and bailout history
McDowell book examines global lending and bailout history
In his new book, Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?, Daniel McDowell, assistant professor of political science, conducts a historical analysis to explore why the United States has taken a leading role in the international lending business. Read more.
Steinberg discusses Trump, US-China relations in National Interest
Steinberg discusses Trump, US-China relations in National Interest
James Steinberg's op-ed, " Can Donald Trump Avoid a Dangerous South China Sea Showdown?," was published in The National Interest.
Zoli weighs in on Trump, counterterrorism in Newsday
Zoli weighs in on Trump, counterterrorism in Newsday
Corri Zoli of INSCT thinks there will be a significant return to the default mode of deterrence under Trump. Read more in the Newsday article, "Donald Trump signals shift in foreign policy, counterterrorism."
Kriesberg op-ed on MLK Jr., Trump in Huffington Post
Kriesberg op-ed on MLK Jr., Trump in Huffington Post
Louis Kriesberg's op-ed, "Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Reflecting On Donald J. Trump," was published in The Huffington Post.
Mitra op-eds on demonetization, jobless growth in India published
Mitra op-eds on demonetization, jobless growth in India published
Devashish Mitra's op-ed, "High costs, meagre gains,' was published in The Indian Express. His article, "India On A ‘Jobless Growth’ Path," was published in Bloomberg | Quint.
Reeher comments on Trump's transition in The Hill
Reeher comments on Trump's transition in The Hill
According to Grant Reeher, "Watching the transition so far, it is a continuation of what we saw during the campaign: the normal rules are not being followed, and he is rewriting the expectations and the rule book as he goes.” Read more in The Hill.
Projects involving INSCT, Geography faculty win grants for UAS research
Projects involving INSCT, Geography faculty win grants for UAS research
The projects are part of six collaborative research groups from the University’s various schools and colleges that have been awarded more than $230,000 in state revitalization funding for research focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Read more.
Maxwell alumna Megyn Kelly ’92 (PSc) to join NBC News
Maxwell alumna Megyn Kelly ’92 (PSc) to join NBC News
The twelve-year Fox News veteran will host new daytime and Sunday night news and discussion programs. Read more.
Buzard op-ed on reunifying Cyprus in Washington Post
Buzard op-ed on reunifying Cyprus in Washington Post
Kristy Buzard, assistant professor of economics, co-authored an op-ed, "Here’s what it will take to reunify Cyprus," that was published in The Washington Post.
O'Keefe weighs in on Trump's involvement in federal contracting
O'Keefe weighs in on Trump's involvement in federal contracting
Sean O’Keefe says what President-elect Donald Trump is doing, by targeting specific federal contracts, is unheard-of. Read more in the Politico article, " Trump's $440 billion weapon."
Miriam Elman op-ed on moving US Embassy to Jerusalem in Wash Post
Miriam Elman op-ed on moving US Embassy to Jerusalem in Wash Post
Miriam Elman, associate professor of political science, suggests that Trump's plan to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could help the peace process. Read her op-ed published in The Washington Post
Kriesberg authors OpEd on need for stronger infrastructure for peace
Kriesberg authors OpEd on need for stronger infrastructure for peace
Professor Louis Kriesberg's OpEd piece, "Trump and the Need for a Stronger Infrastructure for Peace," was recently published in The Huffington Post. Kriesberg argues "with the ascent of Trump to the U.S. presidency, the need is greater than ever to think and act creatively."
O'Keefe featured in AP story on John Glenn
O'Keefe featured in AP story on John Glenn
University Professor Sean O'Keefe remembers John Glenn as a "remarkable American" and shares some of his recollections with the Associated Press from their work together over the years -- first at the Senate, then at the Pentagon, and finally at NASA.
Barkun quoted on "pizzagate" in The Washington Post
Barkun quoted on "pizzagate" in The Washington Post
Michael Barkun discussed "pizzagate" in "Conspiracy theorists: ‘Pizzagate’ shooting just a false flag," saying of this and other similar conspiracy theories that they are "constructed in such a way that there isn’t any evidence you can present to someone who believes them that will lead a believer to change his or her mind."
Karas Montez comments on declining US life expectancy in AP
Karas Montez comments on declining US life expectancy in AP
Jennifer Karas Montez, Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar of Aging Studies, was quoted in the Associated Press article, "US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase" and featured in their video clip. According to Karas Montez, "The troubling trends are most pronounced for the people who are the most disadvantaged."
Reeher discusses Trump's transition style in Washington Examiner
Reeher discusses Trump's transition style in Washington Examiner
Grant Reeher told the Washington Examiner, "There's no reason to think that once elected, he would turn on a dime and act like all previous president-elects, when he did not act like previous candidates." Read more in the article, "Is Donald Trump already the president?"
Cohen discusses sanctuary campuses on WHYY public radio
Cohen discusses sanctuary campuses on WHYY public radio
Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science, talks about the implications of sanctuary campuses in "After declaring as 'sanctuary campuses' Penn, Swarthmore work on details," on WHYY public radio.
Kriesberg op-ed on overcoming election trauma in Huffington Post
Kriesberg op-ed on overcoming election trauma in Huffington Post
Louis Kriesberg's op-ed, "How to Overcome the Trauma of the 2016 Presidential Campaign." was published on The Huffington Post. According to Kriesberg, "It is possible and necessary for people from different sides to come together and restore a significant level of mutual trust."
PhD candidate Ramchandani wins achievement award for journal article
PhD candidate Ramchandani wins achievement award for journal article
Taapsi Ramchandani '15 EMPA, a PhD candidate in anthropology, was awarded a first place achievement award for her article, "Narratives of Development: An Anthropological Investigation into Narratives as a Source of Enquiry in Development Planning," by NAPA. Read more.
Thorson discusses scientific collaboration with North Korea on NPR
Thorson discusses scientific collaboration with North Korea on NPR
Stuart Thorson, professor emeritus of political science and international relations, was featured on NPR's Morning Edition program, " North Korean Volcano Provides Rare Chance For Scientific Collaboration."
Keck op-ed on Supreme Court published in Huffington Post
Keck op-ed on Supreme Court published in Huffington Post
Thomas Keck discusses the future of the Supreme Court in his op-ed, " Republicans Own The Supreme Court For Another Generation," that was published in The Huffington Post.
Former marine receives SoldierStrong scholarship toward Maxwell degree
Former marine receives SoldierStrong scholarship toward Maxwell degree
Jordan Robinson, who served in the Marine Corps for six years prior to becoming a graduate student in the public diplomacy program at Maxwell, was recently awarded the 2016 SoldierStrong SoldierScholarship which provides financial aid for post-9/11 veterans who wish to continue their education in public service. Read more.
O'Keefe featured in Washington Post article on political appointments
O'Keefe featured in Washington Post article on political appointments
“A presidential appointment is not a reward. It is an assignment of public duty at the highest levels with the expressed confidence of the president – an often intimidating responsibility to uphold," says Sean O'Keefe. Read more in The Washington Post article, " Leadership lessons for new political appointees."
Bertini discusses global food security at Purdue University
Bertini discusses global food security at Purdue University
On November 2, 2016 Catherine Bertini joined Purdue University President, Mitch Daniels, for an in-depth discussion on global food security at the opening program of Purdue's 2016-2017 Presidential Lecture Series. Watch her talk here.
New gift expands Bretschneider endowed scholarship fund
New gift expands Bretschneider endowed scholarship fund
Stuart Bretschneider, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, has made a generous new contribution of $75,000 to the Cynthia & Stuart Bretschneider Fund. The fund – now valued at over $300,000 – was created in 2013 to honor Stuart’s late wife, Cynthia Bretschneider. Read more.
Cohen comments on sanctuary campuses in Christian Science Monitor
Cohen comments on sanctuary campuses in Christian Science Monitor
Elizabeth Cohen says there could be potential retaliation against campus leaders and university administrators that support sanctuary in The Christian Science Monitor article, " The new face of the sanctuary movement: college campuses."
Maxwell faculty share their expertise on the 2016 election
Maxwell faculty share their expertise on the 2016 election
Read comments from our faculty experts on post-election issues here.
Maxwell School alumni establish bequest to fund citizenship education
Maxwell School alumni establish bequest to fund citizenship education
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that two alumni, who wish to remain anonymous, have committed a multimillion-dollar gift through their estate plans. This generous gift will ultimately support citizenship education and is currently valued at $2.5 million. Read more.
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