Maxwell offers an array of degree programs. Click for more info:
Graduate Professional Degrees
Public administration, international relations, and related fields
Social Science MA and PhD Programs
Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social science, and sociology
Undergraduate Majors and Minors
The social sciences plus Maxwell's signature program in citizenship and civic engagement
Dean James Steinberg is pleased to announce that Scott Barrett has been named associate dean for strategic communications and external affairs at Maxwell. He will assume his new position on May 8, 2015. Read more.
The South Asia Consortium will feature presentations by Johns Hopkins University professors Walter Andersen and Touqir Hussain on April 24 from 3-5:30 p.m. in 220 Eggers Hall. The program will be followed by a screening of "Promise Land" at 6:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Read more.
Professor William Coplin wrote a recent article for the Times Union about excessive testing. Coplin argues that "we need to restore a chain of command in which teachers have the freedom to adapt to their students, and principals have the major responsibility for evaluating the teachers." Read more.
A team of 21 students from Maxwell and the College of Arts and Sciences recently took top honors at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where they were named an "Outstanding Delegation." The theme of the conference was “Impact.” Read more.
Professor Catherine Bertini, former director of the World Food Programme, talks about hunger in our communities and around the world -- and the programs that are helping. Read the article and watch the video.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that Paul Hagenloh, associate professor of history and chair of the Maxwell Program in Citizenship and Civic Engagement, has been named an ACE Fellow for the academic year 2015-16. Read more.
The Maxwell School is proud to announce that six of its current and former students have been selected for the highly competitive 2015 Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). Read more.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at SU on March 31 about a range of issues, from the value of public service to his vision and plans for building the "force of the future." He also took questions during a Q&A period. Carter's appearance at SU was also featured in an SU News story.
Three members of the Maxwell School Community were honored with Orange Circle Awards during SU's 2015 Philanthropy Week celebration: Ruth Schlesinger Sherman '73 BA (PSc), Public Diplomacy student Timi Komonibo '15 , and Anthropology graduate student Alexis Morris. The awards honor those who have done extraordinary things in the service of others.
Associate Professor Tina Nabatchi assisted curriculum coordination for “Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development?” a Massive Open Online Course on citizen engagement organized by the World Bank Group.The course, and Nabatchi's involvement, are featured in The Daily Orange.
In a letter published in Sunday's New York Times, Associate Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Cohen says "Slow action on immigration reform does not originate with a hostile citizenry but rather with a flailing, polarized Congress." Read more.
Professor David Bennett co-authored a recent op-ed piece for The Washington Post. In the article, the authors propose to rechristen the Russell Senate Office Building as the Edward Moore Kennedy Senate Office Building.
Alan Allport, assistant professor of history, has written a new book entitled Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945 (Yale University Press). Read more.