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Maxwell's 2014 Model UN Team named Outstanding Delegation in New York City
Maxwell's 2014 Model UN Team named Outstanding Delegation in New York City
The Maxwell School’s 2014 Model United Nations team was recently honored as an Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference held April 12-17 at UN headquarters in New York City. Read more.
Hromadzic and McCormick win Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards
Hromadzic and McCormick win Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards
Assistant professors Azra Hromadzic of Anthropology and Gladys McCormick of History have received a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, given to non-tenured faculty members for  teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with students, and the lasting value of courses. Read more.
Maxwell School announces Karen DeYoung as graduate convocation speaker
Maxwell School announces Karen DeYoung as graduate convocation speaker
Karen DeYoung, an award-winning senior national security correspondent and associate editor for The Washington Post, will deliver the Maxwell School’s graduate convocation address on May 9 in Hendricks Chapel. Read more.
Armstrong wins Arts and Sciences’ Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching
Armstrong wins Arts and Sciences’ Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching
Professor Douglas Armstrong will receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students at the Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 9, at 5:00 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium. Read more.
New biography of Bill Clinton brings rare historical perspective to the life and career of the 42nd president
New biography of Bill Clinton brings rare historical perspective to the life and career of the 42nd president
David Bennett, professor emeritus of history, has authored Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium (Routledge), a fascinating and meticulously researched new biography of the 42nd U.S. president. Read more.
John Hutton ’79 MPA to Receive 2014 Public Administration Award
John Hutton ’79 MPA to Receive 2014 Public Administration Award
The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs is proud to announce John P. Hutton ’79 MPA as the recipient of the 2014 Maxwell Public Administration Alumni Award. This honor is presented annually to an MPA alumnus who exemplifies the ideals of public service espoused by the school and department as articulated in the Athenian Oath. Read more.
Taylor discusses Putin and Crimea
Taylor discusses Putin and Crimea
Associate Professor Brian Taylor was interviewed on Vladimir Putin, Crimea, and Russian economic growth on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National program "Counterpoint." Listen to the interview.
"Even in Afghanistan, Maxwell was with me"
"Even in Afghanistan, Maxwell was with me"
Maxwell alumna Deborah Alexander was presented with the School’s Spirit of Public Service Award in Washington on April 2. See her response and hear her thoughts about Maxwell.
"Ballots, Bucks, and Boots:  Post-Conflict Lessons from Afghanistan"
"Ballots, Bucks, and Boots: Post-Conflict Lessons from Afghanistan"
On April 2, Maxwell hosted a public conversation on post-conflict reconstruction, featuring Deborah Alexander ’82 MSSc/’95 PhD (SSc), former
senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of State and a veteran of several conflict and stabilization missions, including, recently, Afghanistan. Watch the video that took place at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
"Wrestling with Putin"
"Wrestling with Putin"
Dean James Steinberg is quoted in a recent National Journal article that investigates the last two decades of the United States' Russia policy. Steinberg says, "every conversation about policy is always about balancing American near-term requirements that are important, while recognizing that coping with Putin's Russia was going to be difficult."
Sezgin writes op-ed piece for Al Jazeera
Sezgin writes op-ed piece for Al Jazeera
Assistant Professor Yuksel Sezgin wrote an op-ed piece, "Turkish local elections: One victor, many losers," that was published in Al Jazeera. In the article, Sezgin analyzed what the recent Turkish local elections results mean, and what their potential impact may be on Turkish politics.
Managing Wicked Problems in the 21st Century
Managing Wicked Problems in the 21st Century
Where does a national government’s authority to address problems begin and end, and where do problems become international in nature?  Maxwell’s PAIA Association hosted a conference April 4-5 that looked at a range of complex, boundary-spanning issues – including the environment, national security, education and health.
Thompson on "Gillibrand’s Small Victories Promise Big Payoffs"
Thompson on "Gillibrand’s Small Victories Promise Big Payoffs"
Associate Professor Margaret Susan Thompson was quoted in a recent article about a narrowly-defeated proposal initiated by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) involving the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the U.S. military.
Roundtable on Crimea Crisis
Roundtable on Crimea Crisis
On Monday, March 31, the Moynihan European Research Centers sponsored a roundtable panel on the crisis in Crimea. Dean James Steinberg joined Kateryna Pischikova, visiting scholar from the Cornell Institute for European Studies, and Brian Taylor, associate professor of political science, in discussing the issues surrounding Crimea. Watch the video.
Orange Circle features Maxwell alumnus and student
Orange Circle features Maxwell alumnus and student
During SU’s Philanthropy Week, Maxwell alumnus Christopher Meek received the 2014 Orange Circle Award in honor of his dedication to helping American troops and veterans with his nonprofit organization, SoldierSocks.  Also, MPA student Andrew Lunetta, founder of Pedal to Possibilities, delivered the Awards’ Phanstiel Lecture.
"U.S., China aware of risks of conflict between superpowers"
"U.S., China aware of risks of conflict between superpowers"
Dean James Steinberg was recently interviewed for an Asahi Shimbun article where Steinberg warned of danger arising between the U.S. and China if each side "sees the other’s actions as indications of a long-term strategy which they cannot accept." Read more.
Murrett Interviewed on CNN’s "The Situation Room"
Murrett Interviewed on CNN’s "The Situation Room"
Professor of Practice Robert B. Murrett was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s "The Situation Room" regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Watch the interview.
"Electing peace in Colombia?"
"Electing peace in Colombia?"
Assistant Professor Abbey Steele wrote a piece for The Washington Post's blog "The Monkey Cage," where Steele discussed the recent Colombian legislative elections and what impact, if any, the elections have on the prospects for peace in the country.
Maxwell names prominent public policy scholar to Moynihan Chair
Maxwell names prominent public policy scholar to Moynihan Chair
Amy Ellen Schwartz, an internationally renowned scholar of education policy, public finance, and urban economics, will join the Maxwell School this fall as Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. Read more.
Latest Maxwell Perspective is online
Latest Maxwell Perspective is online
The Winter ’14 edition features reminiscences of former Dean Guthrie Birkhead, and articles about Professor Bob Christen and alumnus Steve Hagerty.  Read more.
Jessica Jackley speaks on “Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Social Change”
Jessica Jackley speaks on “Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Social Change”
Entrepreneur and investor Jessica Jackley, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, delivered the most recent Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility, which is now available online. Read more.
Obama Team Debates How to Punish Russia
Obama Team Debates How to Punish Russia
Dean James Steinberg is quoted in a recent New York Times article investigating the Obama administration's search for a way to contain and ultimately reverse Russia’s invasion of southern Ukraine by utilizing economic sanctions instead of force.
Four Maxwell School professors named O’Hanley Scholars
Four Maxwell School professors named O’Hanley Scholars
Maxwell is honoring four inspirational teachers and scholars as the first O’Hanley Faculty Scholars. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Yingyi Ma, Junko Takeda, and Jamie Winders were selected on the basis of outstanding teaching and scholarship, plus attributes such as success with external grant support and service to the institution. Read more.
“Putin’s Own Goal”
“Putin’s Own Goal”
In an article written for Foreign Affairs, Political Science Professor Brian Taylor assesses Putin’s “startling military takeover of Crimea” and the Russian leader’s political future. Read more.
Qualitative Data Repository featured in The Washington Post
Qualitative Data Repository featured in The Washington Post
The Qualitative Data Repository, a project headed by Colin Elman through Maxwell's Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, aims to provide an approachable venue for storing and sharing digital data generated through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. Read more.
Kallander wins prestigious fellowship
Kallander wins prestigious fellowship
George Kallander, associate professor of history, has been awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Historical Studies in Princeton, NJ.  During the 2014-2015 academic year, he will work on a new manuscript entitled, “The Royal Hunt in Koryŏ Dynasty Korea (918-1392).” Read more.
Authority on Mexico-U.S. relations to join Maxwell
Authority on Mexico-U.S. relations to join Maxwell
Rafael Fernandez de Castro, a noted Latin American scholar, policy maker, teacher, diplomat, and journalist has been named the inaugural Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair at the Maxwell School. Read more.
Maxwell School selected to host young African leaders
Maxwell School selected to host young African leaders
Maxwell will join IREX and the U.S. Department of State to host 25 participants from President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) for a six-week public administration training institute. The first session is planned for this summer on the Syracuse University campus. Read more.
Reeher talks with the University's next Chancellor
Reeher talks with the University's next Chancellor
Incoming SU Chancellor Kent Syverud was Grant Reeher's guest on this week's Campbell Conversations, where he talked about his future learning curve at SU, as well as his experiences in academia and as a trustee for the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Compensation Fund.  Listen to and read the interview here.
Maxwell School and CSIS announce major collaboration
Maxwell School and CSIS announce major collaboration
Maxwell School and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, have launched a far-reaching collaboration that will provide a host of new educational, research, and career development opportunities for students and faculty of the School. Read more.
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