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McCormick Talks to NewsNation About Mexico’s New President, Ability to Deal With Drug Cartels

“When she [Claudia Sheinbaum] comes in, she is inheriting this mess, but she doesn’t necessarily have the charisma that (López Obrador) does,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations. “So it’s going to be a tall ask.”

June 14, 2024

Eighty Years After it Happened, Allport Discusses D-Day with CBS News, Forbes, The Hill and SU News

The world is now reaching the point “where it’s kind of the twilight of lived experience, where from this point onwards, D-Day is going to be just a historical event that nobody who participates in commemorations had any personal memory of,” says Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History.

June 6, 2024

See related: Conflict, Europe

George Kallander Discusses His Latest Research on Human-Animal Relations in Shanghai Review of Books

“Human-animal relations is a new lens to help us examine important historical moments and trends. The same theoretical lens that I use to examine a premodern society can be applied to modern history of this region [Korea and Northeast Asia],” says George Kallander, professor of history.

May 17, 2024

See related: China, East Asia

Khalil Talks to the NY Times, WABC-TV About the Crisis in the Middle East

“There are 1.4 million Palestinians now who have been displaced for the second or third time in seven months. ...They're living in camps, disease is rampant, we have famine spreading throughout Gaza, and the reality is unless the international community, led by the United States, steps in and brings a halt to this, we could be looking at a major disaster,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history.

May 16, 2024

From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

‘We Are Not a People of the Past’: Tenth Decade Project Builds Ties with Indigenous Community

A pair of Maxwell professors are helping to lead an effort to foster a reciprocal learning relationship with the peoples of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

May 14, 2024

Record Number Receive Awards Through Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Five Maxwell students and alumni are among the 14 Syracuse University students and alumni who have been named as 2024 recipients.

May 6, 2024

Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90

Denisa Jashari

“Carrying the Cross: Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90,” authored by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in the Journal of Latin American Studies.

May 3, 2024

Thompson Weighs In on Relations Between US Sisters and the Vatican in Global Sisters Report

Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, says one of the biggest reasons for the changing relationship is that [Pope] Francis and other key decision-makers were members of religious congregations themselves. "I think that made a big difference," she says.

April 30, 2024

See related: Religion, United States

The Chilean Christians for Socialism Movement: Liberationist, Third Worldist, and Utopian

Denisa Jashari

“The Chilean Christians for Socialism Movement: Liberationist, Third Worldist, and Utopian,” written by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in Latin American Research Review.

April 29, 2024

New York State Legislature Adopts Resolution Celebrating Maxwell’s Centennial

The resolution was sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Rachel May and in the Assembly by Assemblymembers William Magnarelli '70 B.A. (Hist), L'73, Pamela Hunter and Albert Stirpe.  

April 25, 2024

Khalil Weighs In on Biden’s Actions Towards Israel in Newsweek, Washington Examiner Articles

"The public hand-wringing versus the actual demonstrative support for Netanyahu's government, politically, diplomatically, militarily is going to be difficult for Biden," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "It would be very difficult for him to explain that to the base and energize the base to come out in November," he says.

April 23, 2024

Two Maxwell Alums to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2024 Syracuse University Commencement

Jim Boeheim ’66, G’73, former Syracuse men’s basketball coach and special assistant to the director of athletics; and William “Bill” Brodsky ’65, L’68, chairman of a specialized investment firm and an investment management firm, will be recognized with honorary degrees from Syracuse University at the 2024 Commencement on Sunday, May 12.

April 19, 2024

See related: Awards & Honors

University Names 2024-25 Remembrance Scholars

The scholarships, now in their 35th year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the students studying in London and Florence through Syracuse University who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. 

April 18, 2024

Hostages of Credit: The Imprisonment of Debtors in the Khedival Period

Omar Cheta

Omar Cheta, assistant professor of history, contributed a chapter titled “Hostages of Credit: The Imprisonment of Debtors in the Khedival Period” to the book “The Oxford Handbook of Modern Egyptian History” (Oxford Academci, 2024).

April 16, 2024

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