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George Arthur Akerlof will deliver the 2016 Paul Volcker Lecture on September 28
George Arthur Akerlof will deliver the 2016 Paul Volcker Lecture on September 28
George Arthur Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, will deliver the 2016 Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics entitled "Phishing for Phools", on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 4 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more.
Michael Wasylenko announces plans to conclude term as senior associate dean
Michael Wasylenko announces plans to conclude term as senior associate dean
After 13 years of service in this position, Mike will step down effective Dec 31, and will continue to teach and do research at Maxwell, as well as to advise the dean. Read more.
Banks discusses counterterrorism with Marketplace radio
Banks discusses counterterrorism with Marketplace radio
In regards to the recent terrorist attack in New York City, Bill Banks says “We can’t watch every item on every transaction that all of us are involved in every day.” Listen to the story, " Do we need to track pressure cooker sales?,"on Marketplace radio.
Maxwell Fulbright professor to study elder care in post-war Bosnia
Maxwell Fulbright professor to study elder care in post-war Bosnia
Azra Hromadžić, assistant professor of anthropology, was recently recognized in a substantial way through her appointment as a Fulbright Scholar, which will bring her back to her home country next spring to teach at the University of Bihać and continue her research. Read more.
Maxwell welcomes the 2016 - 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows of Syracuse University
Maxwell welcomes the 2016 - 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows of Syracuse University

Executive Education welcomes this eighth cohort of accomplished midcareer professionals who were selected for this prestigious fellowship sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. Read more.

Burman comments on Clinton's tax plan in NY Times article
Burman comments on Clinton's tax plan in NY Times article
Leonard Burman says Hillary Clinton's tax plan doesn’t make our long-term fiscal problems worse in the New York Times article, " One Beneficiary of Clinton’s Complex Tax Plan: Tax Lawyers."
Rothbart interviewed by NPR for his research on bullying and academic achievement in middle school
Rothbart interviewed by NPR for his research on bullying and academic achievement in middle school
Michah Rothbart and Amy Ellen Schwartz recently published a study on the top dog/bottom dog phenomenon and its affect on bullying, safety, belonging, and academic achievement. Rothbart discussed their findings in the NPR article, " Sixth Grade Is Tough. It Helps To Be 'Top Dog'." Read the complete study here.
Joseph Strasser '53 BA (Hist)/'58 MPA talks about being a Jewish refugee in Jacksonville.com article and in PBS documentary
Joseph Strasser '53 BA (Hist)/'58 MPA talks about being a Jewish refugee in Jacksonville.com article and in PBS documentary

Who are Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser, for whom Maxwell’s public events room is named? Joseph Strasser tells their moving story, and his, to PBS’ Ken Burns in “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” Read the article on Jacksonville.com here.

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.
Maxwell Orange Central events on 9/16 & 9/17
Maxwell Orange Central events on 9/16 & 9/17
Dean David M. Van Slyke hopes to see you at our Maxwell events during Orange Central: Lecture with Ambassador James B. Cunningham on Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. & Maxwell alumni reception & tailgate on Sept. 17 at 12:00 p.m. 
Khalil discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East after 9/11 with SU News
Khalil discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East after 9/11 with SU News
Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of U.S. and Middle East history, was featured in the SU News article, " Q&A: The U.S. and the Middle East: 15 Years after 9/11."
Dean Strang, trial lawyer from "Making a Murderer," to speak at the Maxwell School
Dean Strang, trial lawyer from "Making a Murderer," to speak at the Maxwell School
The Maxwell School is proud to welcome Dean Strang, lawyer for accused murderer and rapist Steven Avery in the hit Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” for a discussion this Friday, September 9, 2016 at 4 pm at Hendricks Chapel. Read more.
Lambright discusses NASA's asteroid sampling mission in The Christian Science Monitor
Lambright discusses NASA's asteroid sampling mission in The Christian Science Monitor
Professor Harry Lambright, author of "Space Policy in the 21st Century," was interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor article, " NASA to launch asteroid sampling mission. Who gets to keep the rock?"
Monmonier to be inducted into URISA's GIS Hall of Fame
Monmonier to be inducted into URISA's GIS Hall of Fame
Mark Monmonier, distinguished professor of geography, is a 2016 inductee into the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) GIS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS.
Professor Bybee Named Syracuse University’s ACC Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17
Professor Bybee Named Syracuse University’s ACC Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17
Keith J. Bybee, the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor, professor of political science, and director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, has been designated Syracuse University’s ACC Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17. Read more.
Maxwell Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members
Maxwell Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members
The new faculty members join the Economics, History, Public Administration and International Affairs, and Sociology departments. Read more.
Karas Montez's research on women's mortality featured in NY Times article
Karas Montez's research on women's mortality featured in NY Times article
Jennifer Karas Montez's research on inequalities in women's mortality between U.S. states was featured in the New York Times article, "New Clues in the Mystery of Women's Lagging Life Expectancy."
Wilcoxen selected to receive NASPAA award for excellence in teaching
Wilcoxen selected to receive NASPAA award for excellence in teaching
Peter Wilcoxen, professor of public administration and international affairs, will receive the 2016 Leslie Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Read more.
Van Slyke, O'Keefe, Huitink op-ed on Coast Guard icebreaker plan featured on Politico
Van Slyke, O'Keefe, Huitink op-ed on Coast Guard icebreaker plan featured on Politico
David M. Van Slyke, Sean O'Keefe, and Zachary Huitink discuss alternatives to the Coast Guard's current plan to build a second icebreaker in their op-ed piece on Politico.
Burdick Leads NSF/ESRC-Funded Study on Social Housing Projects in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burdick Leads NSF/ESRC-Funded Study on Social Housing Projects in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Professor John Burdick and his six-person interdisciplinary research team will study the impacts of differently-organized social housing projects in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more.
Maxwell Announces New Chair Appointments for PAIA, Economics, and CCE
Maxwell Announces New Chair Appointments for PAIA, Economics, and CCE
Robert Bifulco, Catherine Bertini, Gary Engelhardt, and Anne Mosher received Chair appointments in their respective departments. Read more.
Lerner Center marks five-year anniversary
Lerner Center marks five-year anniversary
In its short history, the Maxwell-based center for public health promotion has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments. Read more.
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.
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."

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