Meet US Army Captain Bong Chi, Defense Comptrollership Program Military-Connected Student
The Defense Comptroller Program at Syracuse University educates and trains the Department of Defense’s financial managers at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management where students receive an MBA, and at the Maxwell School where students earn an E.M.P.A.
Peer to Peer Forums Showcase Expertise, Global Perspectives
Eleven Executive Education students, fellows or scholars presented at Peer to Peer forums during this academic year. The sessions included a 15- to 20-minute presentation followed by a robust question-and-answer session. Presenters came from across Maxwell’s Executive Education programs, including the Humphrey Fellows cohort.
Sean O’Keefe ’78 MPA Joins Government Hall of Fame
The University Professor and Phanstiel Chair in Leadership was recognized for his public service roles, including four presidential appointments.
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Humphrey Fellow Extends Philippine-Maxwell Alumni Connections
Niño Raymond Alvina, executive director for the Bureau of Local Government Finance for the Philippines’ Department of Finance, is the fourth Humphrey Fellow from the Philippines to study at the Maxwell School. And he continues a legacy of connections with Maxwell that intersected with his own career aspirations shortly after graduating from the University of Philippines in 2004.
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Visiting Kazakhstan Scholars Expand Maxwell Ties with Central Asia
Next month, Aibek Kabyldin will be among the latest midcareer professionals from Kazakhstan to finish a one-year research and academic program through the school’s Visiting Executive Scholar (VES) partnership with that country. The program, which debuted about a year ago, links the Maxwell School with employees of the Academy of Public Administration (APA), under the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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Humphrey Fellows Hone Crisis Leadership Skills
This was the 11th year the Maxwell School has hosted, and Executive Education has administered, the “Leadership and Governance During Times of Crisis” workshop for Humphrey Fellows, midcareer international professionals pursuing professional enrichment and non-degree graduate study at designated U.S. campuses.
Mandela Washington Fellowship Returns to the Maxwell School in Summer 2023
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is proud to announce its selection as an institute partner for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, the Maxwell School will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
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Midcareer Students from Mexico Converge on DC to Explore US Political Systems and Policymaking
The program, which ran Jan. 23-27, was titled “U.S. Government and Politics: Policy and Decision Making” and offered participants an overview of U.S. political institutions, elections and federal systems; and touched on some of the most fractious issues facing U.S. policymakers today, including guns, immigration and the role of media.
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DC Forum Primes Fellows for Global Leadership
Fourteen Humphrey fellows, midcareer professionals from 13 countries, attended the four-day U.S. State Department Global Leadership Forum in October in Washington, D.C., an early highlight of the 10-month Humphrey Fellowship, for which Syracuse University is one of 13 host campuses.
Online E.M.P.A. Students Connect with Colleagues and Campus
A group of 12 midcareer professionals seeking to make first-ever campus memories and connect with new faces participated in the Maxwell School’s Online Executive Master of Public Administration (E.M.P.A.) Immersion Weekend, which took place during Orange Central.
Training Fiscal Leaders for the Department of Defense
Students in the program complete coursework to earn an executive master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a master of business administration degree with a concentration in business analytics from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
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Syracuse University Celebrates First “Leading Smart Cities with Trust” Professional Course
Syracuse University, jointly with Cybertrust America, NIST Global Community Technology Consortium (GCTC), US Ignite, and Global Cyber Alliance, has graduated its first cohort enrolled in the professional course aimed at equipping leaders in government, academia and the private sector with foundational knowledge and skills for successful smart city initiatives while expanding their professional network.
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Mandela Washington Fellows Ready to Use New Skills to Lift Africa
This was the eighth time Maxwell has hosted a Leadership Institute as a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. This year's six-week program included 700 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa working with 27 institutions across the United States.
National Security Management Exercise Tackles NATO’s Role After Russia’s War in Ukraine
At the end of the spring 2022 National Security Management course (NSM), 46 participants gave a group presentation addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time: How should NATO recast its strategic posture against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
See related: NATO, Russia, Student Experience, Ukraine
Humphrey Fellows Help Connect Internet Backpack Project to Central America
Marien Alvarado, previously a project specialist with the Finance Ministry of Guatemala, is one of several 2021-22 Humphrey Fellows who worked on internet governance and digital transformation issues, participating in the iSchool student group WiTec, or Worldwide Innovation Technology, and a Humphrey Fellows digital transformation task force with members from six campuses and 12 countries.
See related: Latin America & the Caribbean, Student Experience
From the US Army to Syracuse University, Chaplain Captain Stoney Douthitt Loves to Serve
After serving for eight years as an active-duty chaplain in the U.S. Army, Chaplain Captain Stoney Douthitt G’22 came to Syracuse University during the summer of 2021. In the past year, he has been steadily working toward a dual master’s degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Whitman School of Management.
Executive Education Grads Leave with New Networks, Big Dreams
Williams Weighs in on Looming Stalemate in Ukraine, Expanding Coalition of Nations in New York Times
Michael Williams, associated professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the New York Times article, "Biden Races to Expand Coalition Against Russia but Meets Resistance."
See related: Foreign Policy, Global Governance, International Agreements, Russia, Ukraine
Mihm Talks to the Daily Scoop About Federal Performance in the First Quarter
Chris Mihm, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed the progress Federal agencies have made through the first quarter of the year on the Daily Scoop Podcast.
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