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Bertini quoted in Foreign Policy on new executive director of the WFP
Bertini quoted in Foreign Policy on new executive director of the WFP
Appointing Beasley offers the “best shot possible for the continuation of American contributions,” says Catherine Bertini about the new head of the World Food Program, David Beasley. Read more in the Foreign Policy article, "U.N. to Put Trump Appointee at Head of World Food Program to Help Stave Off U.S. Cuts."
Campbell Debate: A Metropolitan Form of Gov't for Onondaga County?
Campbell Debate: A Metropolitan Form of Gov't for Onondaga County?
The Campbell Institute will host the first public debate on a metropolitan form of government for Onondaga County on April 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.
Taylor discusses Russia's moves near NATO nations in Fox News article
Taylor discusses Russia's moves near NATO nations in Fox News article
In the Fox News article, "Perceived Russian threat causes Sweden, Lithuania to prepare for attacks," Brian Taylor says Russia's military incursion into Ukraine in 2014 makes these countries nervous. “All these countries are afraid," he says. "They’re sending a signal to Russia that they can provide their own security.”
Sultana meets Pope Francis during Vatican workshop on water issues
Sultana meets Pope Francis during Vatican workshop on water issues
Due to her decades-long research into water access, Farhana Sultana was invited to speak at The Human Right to Water workshop hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City on Feb. 23-24. Read more.
Check out Maxwell's 2016 employment statistics for MPA/IR graduates
Check out Maxwell's 2016 employment statistics for MPA/IR graduates
With a 94% pre/post graduate employment rate, our 2016 survey shows how in-demand Maxwell MPA and MAIR graduates are in the job market. View the statistics and diversity of positions taken across sectors and policy areas here.

 

 

Hou featured in WSJ article on potential property tax in China
Hou featured in WSJ article on potential property tax in China
Yilin Hou says China should introduce a property tax—"the earlier the better"—to stabilize the real-estate roller coaster of recent years. Read more in The Wall Street Journal article, "China Kicks Property Tax to the Curb--For Now."
Taylor quoted in Fox News article on EU nuclear weapons program
Taylor quoted in Fox News article on EU nuclear weapons program
"It’s premature for a whole host of reasons,” says Brian Taylor on the of the idea of a European Union nuclear weapons program. He explains why in the Fox News article, "Will Europe form its own nuclear deterrence program? US experts doubt it."
Faricy op-ed on Trump's tax policy proposals in Washington Post
Faricy op-ed on Trump's tax policy proposals in Washington Post
Chris Faricy discusses why President Trump and other super-rich Americans would benefit from his proposed tax plan in his article, "Donald Trump’s tax plan would mean huge breaks for millionaires like Trump," published in The Washington Post.
London Review of Books reviews Khalil's book America's Dream Palace
London Review of Books reviews Khalil's book America's Dream Palace
"He’s particularly good at piecing together scattered archival evidence to reveal previously hidden patronage relationships between area specialists and government agencies such as the State Department and the CIA. ”—Hugh Wilford, London Review of Books. Read more.
Banks talks to CNN, Bloomberg about surveillance of presidents, people
Banks talks to CNN, Bloomberg about surveillance of presidents, people
William C. Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, lent his national security expertise to CNN and Bloomberg Radio this week, in the wake of recent surveillance-related stories.
Engelhardt's research cited in NY Times article on retirement
Engelhardt's research cited in NY Times article on retirement
In The New York Times article, "Working Longer May Benefit Your Health," the author cites a research study by Gary Engelhardt that examines the impact of work and employment on the richness of social networks and social connectedness.
Reeher weighs in on sub-cabinet vacancies on NPR's Marketplace
Reeher weighs in on sub-cabinet vacancies on NPR's Marketplace
On a recent episode of NPR's Marketplace program, "Plenty of blame to go around on high level Trump administration vacancies," Grant Reeher says many prominent Republicans are uninterested or they were critical of the Trump campaign and therefore, aren't being considered.
Boroujerdi cited in New Yorker article on Trump's hotel in Azerbaijan
Boroujerdi cited in New Yorker article on Trump's hotel in Azerbaijan
Mehrzad Boroujerdi was quoted in The New Yorker article, "Donald Trump's Worst Deal," regarding the hotel President Trump helped build in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation.
Banks explains how to appoint a special prosecutor in Business Insider
Banks explains how to appoint a special prosecutor in Business Insider
William C. Banks is featured in the Business Insider article, "Here's how a special prosecutor investigating Trump and Russia would get appointed." According to Banks, a special counsel could be appointed by either Sessions himself or by Congress to investigate potential ties between Trump's inner circle and Russia.
New Broadnax Fund supports PAIA students
New Broadnax Fund supports PAIA students
A new scholarship, funded by Walter and Angel Broadnax, will support graduate students at the Maxwell School. Walter Broadnax is a recently retired member of the Public Administration and International Affairs faculty and a Maxwell alumnus, with a PhD in public administration (1975). Read more.
Elizabeth Cohen op-ed on Trump's immigration policies in Politico
Elizabeth Cohen op-ed on Trump's immigration policies in Politico
An op-ed written by Elizabeth Cohen, "Why Trump's immigration policies will increase undocumented immigration," was published in Politico. Cohen says the answer lies in the U.S. economy which is dependent on immigrant labor.
Fernandez de Castro quoted in US News article on Mexico and NAFTA
Fernandez de Castro quoted in US News article on Mexico and NAFTA
Rafael Fernández de Castro, who served as an adviser to former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, says Trump has been "amazing" in creating "a perfect consensus in Mexico." Read more in the U.S. News & World Report article, " On NAFTA and Mexico, Trump Faces a Balancing Act."
Reeher discusses lower-level political appointees in Wash Examiner
Reeher discusses lower-level political appointees in Wash Examiner
In the Washington Examiner article, "Trump's Cabinet secretaries wait for White House to fill jobs," Grant Reeher says the quality of political appointees below the Cabinet level can have a dramatic effect on how administration policies are ultimately executed.
CCE alumna's project helps launch reusable bag program at SU bookstore
CCE alumna's project helps launch reusable bag program at SU bookstore
The initial research and leg work for SU Bookstore's reusable bag program was conducted by Elizabeth Hayes '16 BA (Geog/CCE) for her senior Capstone Project “Action Plan” — a requirement of the Citizenship and Civic Engagement’s degree. Read more.
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.
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