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research centers generating policy-relevant insight into pressing issues
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Influence with Integrity
It’s not just an education. It’s a mindset. Maxwell students celebrate diverse people and ideas. They value informed and ethical leadership. They are engaged—and engaging—citizens primed to shape the future.
Our acclaimed education programs combine the study of human society and relationships with opportunities to address relevant social challenges.
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This center will serve as a hub for scholars, policymakers and students to examine the design and impact of policies that communities use to solve public problems.
Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction. Read our coverage from the winter issue of Maxwell Perspective.
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More Than Halfway There!
With incredible support, our start is strong. But to meet our campaign goals, we will need to raise the remaining $45 million to support Campaign Priorities from the School’s long-range strategic plan.
I am Maxwell.
As a proficient speaker of German, Jen Proch was thrilled to discover the Maxwell School’s Atlantis Program, in which students can earn master’s degrees from both Maxwell and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. “My internship at the Council of Europe confirmed how much I enjoy research and writing. And it provided insight into how I can use those skills in a job setting,” says Proch.
Jennifer Proch ’21
M.A. in international relations (Maxwell) / master of international affairs (Hertie)