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Maxwell in Costa Rica
Maxwell in Costa Rica
This Spring, a delegation of scholars and executives from Maxwell traveled to Costa Rica at the invitation of Rafael Ortiz, who at the time was President of the Costa Rican National Congress, to lead a roundtable discussion on matters of infrastructure and transportation policies. Read more.
Policy brief authored by Popp released
Policy brief authored by Popp released
Professor David Popp released a policy brief “A Blueprint for Going Green: The Best Policy Mix for Promoting Low-Emission Technology,” via the C.D. Howe Institute, a not-for-profit think tank in Canada. Read more.
Estevez-Abe interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition
Estevez-Abe interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition
Associate Professor Margarita Estevez-Abe comments on the high rate of Japanese mothers dropping out of the workforce in "For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes" for NPR Weekend Edition.
Gadarian discusses Trump campaign focus on BBC
Gadarian discusses Trump campaign focus on BBC
Associate Professor Shana Gadarian discussed the Trump campaign’s focus on the anxieties of American voters with the BBC in "How Donald Trump uses American anxiety."
Reeher on Clinton campaign strategy
Reeher on Clinton campaign strategy
Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in a Washington Examiner article, "How Hillary Clinton got to Philadelphia," on Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy.
Consul General of Mexico in New York Visits Maxwell School, Greets Syracuse Leadership, Mexican Students
Consul General of Mexico in New York Visits Maxwell School, Greets Syracuse Leadership, Mexican Students
On July 22nd, 2016, Mr. Diego Gómez-Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York, visited Syracuse University and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as part of a working visit to upstate. Read more.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald Visits Maxwell
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald Visits Maxwell
The Hon. Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discussed “Values Based Leadership,” applying the lessons of his distinguished career across the public and private sectors to transform the veteran experience. Read More.
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 the electorate, the candidates, and policies at stake in this year's Presidential campaign here.
Sullivan, Mandela Washington Fellows interviewed by WCNY
Sullivan, Mandela Washington Fellows interviewed by WCNY
Two of Maxwell's Mandela Washington Fellows, Litha Ngubo Mpondwana and Yar Manyoun Deng Mayen, along with Bill Sullivan, assistant dean for external relations, discussed the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) on WCNY's "Insight".
Sezgin op-ed on situation in Turkey published in The Washington Post
Sezgin op-ed on situation in Turkey published in The Washington Post
Yüksel Sezgin provides insight on the situation in Turkey in his op-ed, " How Erdogan’s anti-democratic government made Turkey ripe for unrest," which was published in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.
Faricy weighs in on Republicans attending the RNC in City and State article
Faricy weighs in on Republicans attending the RNC in City and State article
Assistant Professor Chris Faricy says many politicians may play it safe by not going to the Republican National Convention in the City and State article, " Divisions Remain Among New York Republicans Over Whether to Attend RNC."
Lopoo and London paper on household crowding featured in Boston Globe
Lopoo and London paper on household crowding featured in Boston Globe
Leonard Lopoo and Andrew London's paper on household crowding and long-term education outcomes was featured in the Boston Globe article, "Parents, don’t make your kids share a room."
New MPAs receive their Maxwell degrees at PA Convocation
New MPAs receive their Maxwell degrees at PA Convocation
A new crop of Maxwell MPAs – 96 in all – celebrated the completion of their degrees at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs’s annual convocation, held Friday, July 1. Rain Henderson '01 MPA received the Maxwell Public Administration Alumni Award at the event. Read more.
Murrett Wins Birkhead-Burkhead Award
Murrett Wins Birkhead-Burkhead Award
Robert Murrett, a professor of practice in public administration and international affairs and deputy director of Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, received the 2016 Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship at the MPA Convocation. Read more.
IR undergrad student Frederick Cieri '17 receives a 2016 Boren Scholarship
IR undergrad student Frederick Cieri '17 receives a 2016 Boren Scholarship
Frederick (Rick) Cieri '17, an undergrad student majoring in international relations, received a 2016 Boren Scholarship to study in Brazil. Rick is spotlighted in the article, "Relishing the Global Classroom."
Keck discusses polarization and the Court in New Republic article
Keck discusses polarization and the Court in New Republic article
Thomas Keck, professor of political science, talks about polarization and the Supreme Court in the New Republic article, "Why Did Obama Do So Well at the Supreme Court?"
Jolly discusses Brexit on UK radio station
Jolly discusses Brexit on UK radio station
Seth Jolly discussed Brexit with The Two Mikes, hosts on the UK radio station talkSPORT. Listen to his interview beginning at 1:08:38.
Campbell accepts yearlong appointment at University of Ghana
Campbell accepts yearlong appointment at University of Ghana
Horace Campbell, professor of political science and African American studies, will occupy the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, a yearlong appointment at the University of Ghana. Read more.
Keck discusses Second Amendment in Huffington Post article
Keck discusses Second Amendment in Huffington Post article
Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, discusses the Second Amendment in The Huffington Post article, " Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World."
Lovely talks about China entering the TPP in Washington Post article
Lovely talks about China entering the TPP in Washington Post article
Professor Mary Lovely weighs in on Trump's claim that China will eventually enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership through the back door in The Washington Post
Meet the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows
Meet the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows
The 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows, who are part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), are participating in a six-week public management institute at the Maxwell School. Read more.
Gadarian discusses House Benghazi report on Southern California Public Radio
Gadarian discusses House Benghazi report on Southern California Public Radio
Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, talks about the House Benghazi report on the Southern California Public Radio show,  AirTalk with Larry Mantle.
Steinberg talks about US foreign policy with The Atlantic
Steinberg talks about US foreign policy with The Atlantic
Will Obama's successor push the US toward a more engaged foreign policy? Dean James Steinberg comments in The Atlantic article, "" Is America's Foreign-Policy Pendulum Swinging Back to Intervention?"
Maxwell Announces Promotions, Tenure for 10 Faculty
Maxwell Announces Promotions, Tenure for 10 Faculty

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the achievements of promotion and tenure for ten of its faculty members. Read more.

 

Maxwell Perspective features Amy Ellen Schwartz research
Maxwell Perspective features Amy Ellen Schwartz research
Magazine describes work with school policies and student wellness; also includes Q&A with outgoing dean, James Steinberg. Read more.
Van Slyke named as new Dean of the Maxwell School
Van Slyke named as new Dean of the Maxwell School
David Van Slyke, who currently serves as Associate Dean and Chair of PAIA, will become the next Dean of the Maxwell School. His appointment was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee and is effective on July 1. Read more.
Maxwell ranked #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs
Maxwell ranked #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs
Receive a top-ranked education at Maxwell, the #1 graduate school for public affairs according to U.S. News and World Report. The Maxwell School has ranked #1 since the category was created in 1995. Read more.
Reeher discusses Trump's teetering campaign with The Hill
Reeher discusses Trump's teetering campaign with The Hill

Professor Grant Reeher talks about Donald Trump's campaign and how he may fare in the general election in The Hill article, "Trump's campaign hits a wall."

Banks weighs in on Trump's proposed Muslim ban in PolitiFact article
Banks weighs in on Trump's proposed Muslim ban in PolitiFact article

William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, weighs in on Trump's evidence for his proposed Muslim ban in the PolitiFact article, "Donald Trump says hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in U.S. terrorism."

Maxwell, SU students awarded nationally competitive scholarships
Maxwell, SU students awarded nationally competitive scholarships

Among them, four Maxwell students received Boren, Rangel, and Critical Language awards. Congratulations to all! Read more.

 

Murrett discusses European travel safety on Fox News
Murrett discusses European travel safety on Fox News

Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, deputy director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), and professor of practice in PAIA, talks about safety when traveling to Europe in the Fox News article, "France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016 soccer tournament."

Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves' study on welfare reform featured in Washington Post
Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves' study on welfare reform featured in Washington Post

Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves, '15 PhD (PA), had his study on welfare reform featured in the Washington Post article, "Why one researcher worries about welfare reform’s impact on white men."

Faricy article on demographic and economic trends that affect the 2016 election published in The American Prospect
Faricy article on demographic and economic trends that affect the 2016 election published in The American Prospect

Assistant Professor Chris Faricy discusses a new generation of younger, more ethnically diverse voters that is pushing the nation’s policy agenda to the left in his article, "Is It Time for a New 'New Deal'?

Bertini discusses Syrian aid air drop with NPR and Financial Times
Bertini discusses Syrian aid air drop with NPR and Financial Times
Professor Catherine Bertini appeared on NPR for "U.N. Struggles To Reach Besieged Areas Of Syria With Aid Air Drop Plan" and was quoted by Financial Times in "UN faces mounting pressure to start Syria aid airdrops."
Cohen weighs in on tariffs' effect on Great Depression in PolitiFact article
Cohen weighs in on tariffs' effect on Great Depression in PolitiFact article

Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history and the Otey and Barbara Scruggs History Faculty Scholar, was quoted in a PolitiFact article, "In shot at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is correct about tariffs' role in Great Depression."

Lopoo, London research featured in Child & Family Blog
Lopoo, London research featured in Child & Family Blog
Research performed by professors Leonard Lopoo and Andrew London was featured in the University of Oxford's "Child & Family Blog" entry, "Household crowding when aged 15-18 is linked to lower educational attainment."
Maxwell students, alumni among those awarded prestigious scholarships
Maxwell students, alumni among those awarded prestigious scholarships
Several Syracuse University students and recent alumni, among them a number from Maxwell, were awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Student Program during the 2015-16 academic year to pursue their interests at destinations around the world in the coming year.
Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server
Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server
Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in The Hill articles "Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server" and "Clinton's ace in the hole: Obama."
O'Keefe op-ed published in The Cipher Brief
O'Keefe op-ed published in The Cipher Brief
A new op-ed piece from professor Sean O’Keefe on why many prospective voters find attractive the idea of having a former military leader in the race as running mate or third party candidate was published in The Cipher Brief.
Maxwell celebrates undergraduate research
Maxwell celebrates undergraduate research

Students and faculty at the Maxwell School gathered on May 4 to celebrate the accomplishments in undergraduate scholarship over the past year. The event included scholarly poster presentations and an awards ceremony for distinguished undergraduate research. Read more.

Maxwell School Celebrates Graduate Students, PhDs at 2016 Graduate Convocation
Maxwell School Celebrates Graduate Students, PhDs at 2016 Graduate Convocation

“You must not just change the world, you must SAVE the world,” urged keynote speaker Catherine Bertini at the Maxwell School’s 2016 Graduate Convocation celebrating the graduate students and PhDs who received their degrees. Read more

Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year
Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year

Deborah Pellow, professor and undergraduate director in the Department of Anthropology, has been named Faculty Advisor of the Year for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Keck weighs in on lawsuit over NC restroom policies in the Associated Press
Keck weighs in on lawsuit over NC restroom policies in the Associated Press

Professor Tom Keck was quoted in "McCrory lawsuit against feds may shift narrative on LGBT law," regarding Gov. Pat McCrory's political situation and how talk of public restrooms raises the historical analogy to racial segregation.

Recent grad Kwame Phipps op-ed piece on the Syracuse housing crisis featured on Syracuse.com
Recent grad Kwame Phipps op-ed piece on the Syracuse housing crisis featured on Syracuse.com

Kwame Phipps ('16 BA PSc/CCE) writes about his understanding of the public housing crisis that plagues the greater Syracuse community in his op-ed piece, "Syracuse housing crisis traps low-income families."

Maxwell School establishes James B. Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund
Maxwell School establishes James B. Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund
Maxwell is pleased to announce a new fund designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching and provide financial support for Maxwell’s top faculty scholars. Read more.
Purser, Koch named 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research recipients
Purser, Koch named 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research recipients
The Award — presented at the school’s annual Graduate Convocation Ceremony — was established by the former Senator and Maxwell professor to recognize outstanding non-tenured faculty members. Read more.
Boroujerdi quoted in The Washington Post
Boroujerdi quoted in The Washington Post
Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi was quoted in "Iran suspends participation in the hajj as relations with Saudi Arabia plummet," pointing out there has been a social media campaign in Iran calling for a boycott of the pilgrimage.
Rubinstein, Horrace named Distinguished Professors
Rubinstein, Horrace named Distinguished Professors
Robert Rubinstein and William Horrace have been named Distinguished Professors. The distinction is one of the University’s highest honors for faculty whose exemplary leadership in teaching and research has advanced the University’s scholarly mission.
Karas Montez interviewed on BBC
Karas Montez interviewed on BBC
Assistant professor Jennifer Karas Montez was one of a panel of four experts interviewed on BBC World Service discussing "What's Killing White American Women."
2016-17 Remembrance Scholars selected
2016-17 Remembrance Scholars selected
35 students, many Maxwell scholars among them, will receive the university’s most competitive scholarship, founded in tribute to the students killed in the bombing of Pan Am 103. Read more.
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