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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?"
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." According to Karas Montez, "The troubling trends are most pronounced for the people who are the most disadvantaged."
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.
Clearing the Error health care project wins IAP2 research award
Clearing the Error health care project wins IAP2 research award
A Maxwell School-based research project, designed to help patients and health care professionals work together to reduce diagnostic errors, has won a Core Values Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Tina Nabatchi leads the project. Read more.
Pioneer in Peace and Conflict Studies publication honors Kriesberg
Pioneer in Peace and Conflict Studies publication honors Kriesberg
Professor Emeritus Louis Kriesberg is honored for a lifetime of distinguished work in the conflict studies field by the publication of Louis Kriesberg: Pioneer in Peace and Constructive Conflict Resolution Studies. Read more.
Maxwell, Newhouse welcome journalists for 2016 Murrow Program
Maxwell, Newhouse welcome journalists for 2016 Murrow Program
Nine journalists from South and Central Asia have arrived at Syracuse University for a week of exchange and education, as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, a partnership of the U.S. State Department, the Poynter Institute, and a network of nine top U.S. schools for journalism. Read more.
Daily Beast profiles '16 alum Phipps, SU Well Dressed co-founder
Daily Beast profiles '16 alum Phipps, SU Well Dressed co-founder
Kwame Phipps, '16 BA (PSc/CCE), co-founded the Well Dressed Movement at Syracuse University to promote better dress habits and counter misperceptions. Read more about Kwame in The Daily Beast article, "How the Well Dressed Movement Demolished Black Stereotypes."
Anthro student works with 100-year-old samples from the Smithsonian
Anthro student works with 100-year-old samples from the Smithsonian
For her anthropology honors thesis, Soleil Young is extracting DNA from bone dental calculus for research and signs of tuberculosis. Her samples come from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Rubinstein named recipient of 2016 APHA award for peace
Rubinstein named recipient of 2016 APHA award for peace
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has recognized Robert A. Rubinstein for his research and advocacy on peace and human rights by naming him recipient of the 2016 Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace. Rubinstein will receive the award Nov. 1 during APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo.  Read more.
Katko, Deacon hold debate on Campbell Conversations
Katko, Deacon hold debate on Campbell Conversations
WRVO aired the first debate between Republican John Katko and Democrat Colleen Deacon on Thursday, October 20. Grant Reeher, professor of political science at Maxwell and host of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO Public Media, was the moderator. Listen to the debate here.
Khalil book examines ME expertise and US foreign policy
Khalil book examines ME expertise and US foreign policy
In his first book, America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State, Osamah Khalil explores how the U.S. foreign policy interests shaped the creation and expansion of Middle East studies and expertise. Read more.
Former Mayor Michael Nutter gives Tanner Lecture, meets with students
Former Mayor Michael Nutter gives Tanner Lecture, meets with students
On October 14, 2016, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs proudly welcomed one of America’s most respected large-city mayors—former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter—for the Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility. Read more and watch the video.
Wilcoxen part of NSF cybersecurity & energy markets grant award team
Wilcoxen part of NSF cybersecurity & energy markets grant award team
The interdisciplinary team of SU cybersecurity, engineering, economics, and law experts are conducting research into various “two-way, distributed” energy market designs to assess potential security and privacy risks inherent in each and the trade-offs between reducing risk and optimizing market performance. Read more.
Burman discusses candidates' tax plans in AP, NY Times, Politico
Burman discusses candidates' tax plans in AP, NY Times, Politico
On October 11, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center released analyses of the presidential candidates' tax plans. Len Burman, director of the center, discusses the findings in the Associated PressThe New York Times, and Politico
PhD student Strother discusses Trump's border wall in Washington Post
PhD student Strother discusses Trump's border wall in Washington Post
Logan Strother, PhD candidate in political science, says that if Trump is elected, support for his wall along the US-Mexico border will likely plummet as it requires taking properties from homeowners and businesses. Read his op-ed in the Washington Post, " Trump’s border wall would become a lot more unpopular if he tried to build it."
Check out Maxwell's upcoming events
Check out Maxwell's upcoming events
On October 13, join us for the  Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy with Dr. Daniel Webster. On October 14, Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia, will deliver the Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility.
Karas Montez named Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies
Karas Montez named Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies
In recognition of her contributions to the field of aging studies, Jennifer Karas Montez, assistant professor of sociology, has been named the Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies for the academic years 2016-17 through 2018-19. Read more.
Seven faculty members named inaugural McClure Professors
Seven faculty members named inaugural McClure Professors
The Maxwell School has named seven current faculty members as the inaugural Robert D. McClure Professors of Teaching Excellence.  The designation honors interdisciplinary teaching excellence, with a special emphasis on lower-division, interdisciplinary courses. Read more.
Running for Cover in the Syrian Conflict
Running for Cover in the Syrian Conflict
The Newhouse Center for Global Engagement will host this daylong event discussing politics, justice, and media in the Syrian Conflict on October 6 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Read more.
Horrace receives grant to extend research on race and traffic stops
Horrace receives grant to extend research on race and traffic stops
William Horrace, Distinguished Professor of Economics, has been named a W.E.B Du Bois Scholar and will receive a research grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to deepen his exploration of patterns of racial bias found in the Syracuse Police Department. Read more.
NSF renews support for the Qualitative Data Repository
NSF renews support for the Qualitative Data Repository
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted its third major award since 2011 to support the Qualitative Data Repository ( QDR), which is hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of Syracuse University's Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs. Read more.
New book from Bybee, "How Civility Works," published
New book from Bybee, "How Civility Works," published
In professor Keith Bybee’s newest work, he considers society’s never ending fascination with the concept of civility, our ongoing efforts to achieve it, and why we should ultimately embrace it. 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.

Can We All Get Along?
Can We All Get Along?

Keith Bybee’s latest publication is a reflection on civility, its presence in society throughout history, and whether it is possible to achieve -- or even desirable.



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.
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.
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