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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.

September 12, 2022

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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? 

August 15, 2022

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.

July 26, 2022

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.

July 21, 2022

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Executive Education Grads Leave with New Networks, Big Dreams

Jahongir Aminjanov was among about 90 midcareer professionals who completed Executive Education degrees or Certificates of Advanced Study, including 77 in the E.M.P.A. program and 14 in the executive master of international relations (E.M.I.R.) program. 
June 14, 2022

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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."

June 14, 2022

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.

June 9, 2022

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Workshop Outlines Handling Crises with Skills and Grace

“Whether the crisis is global, local, or somewhere in between,” said Keli Perrin, faculty lead and managing director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the Syracuse University College of Law, “the frameworks and expertise shared by faculty and practitioners enable fellows to better respond as leaders using these newly honed skills and perspectives.”
May 31, 2022

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Alumni Ambassador Assistance Leads to Student's Impromptu Chat with President-Elect of Chile

The lucky coincidence was a highlight of Rohan Popenoe’s research trip to Chile, made possible by several Syracuse University programs and people.

May 31, 2022

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.
October 27, 2021

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Humphrey Fellows Kick Off Syracuse Experience

During orientation in early August, 11 Maxwell Humphrey Fellows from nine countries broke into small groups to get to know each other. Activities that build relationships and other orientation events set the stage for the 2021-22 cohort’s 10-month program of professional development, academic study and cultural exchange at Syracuse University.
September 10, 2021

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Humphrey Fellows leave with new tools and many memories

At least one Maxwell School Hubert H. Humphrey fellow closed her Syracuse University chapter with good-natured relief at navigating logistical challenges of the program, truncated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Failure was not an option,” Piyabelan Bouyo of Togo said during the Humphrey year-end celebration.
July 9, 2021

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Humphrey Fellows return home with proposals to lead change

Ramiro Suárez Galán plans to spend the next six months pitching a plan for a financial oversight office in his home state of Oaxaca, Mexico. 
July 9, 2021

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Grads set to make the world greater, better and more beautiful

The Maxwell School closed its 2020-2021 academic year the same way it met the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic: a mix of health precautions, expanded technology and commitment to tradition. That meant a prerecorded graduate convocation and faculty farewells via video. Maxwell’s May 22 graduate convocation also included speeches and award presentations, capped with recitation of the Athenian Oath.
June 22, 2021

2021 One University Awards Recipients Include Several from Maxwell

Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.
May 10, 2021

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Prepare for crises, speakers tell Humphrey Fellows

The global pandemic kept Humphrey Fellows from gathering at Syracuse University for an annual workshop on crisis management. But a virtual program taught lessons relevant to the ongoing public health crisis as well as strategies to prepare for future crises.
April 19, 2021

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Executive Education plays supporting role as arts leaders confront COVID-19 crisis

“Experiencing arts online has eradicated barriers,” he said. “More people are accessing the arts,” says Executive Education alumnus Stephen Butler ’04 M.A. (PA).

January 8, 2021

Executive Education event outlines lessons of COVID-19 disruption

“There’s no doubt that we are not going back to the way it was. There will be a—quote unquote—new normal," says Catherine Gerard, associate director of Executive Education, about the short- and long-term effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic. “This has been an incredible disruption,” University Professor Sean O’Keefe said. “This disruptive change is having a global consequence.”

November 13, 2020

Online pivot offers new options for Executive Education programs

“We were fortunate to have some experience with online education prior to the pandemic. Our work with the online executive master of public administration and other online training programs enabled an easier transition,” says Steven Lux, director of the Executive Education Program.

November 11, 2020

Lux addresses international conference on COVID-19 challenges

“A key aspect of the Humphrey Fellowship program at Maxwell is the ability for fellows to generate a transformative impact upon return to their countries,” says Steven Lux, director of Maxwell’s Executive Education program. “We strive to maintain these connections as it both informs theory and practice.”

September 14, 2020

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