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Romano Provides Comprehensive Account of Venice History From Its Origins to the Present in New Book

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano, professor emeritus of history, has written “Venice: The Remarkable History of the Lagoon City” (Oxford University Press, 2024).

February 29, 2024

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Jess Hogbin Awarded the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Fellowship

The fellowship will support her research on Venice and the Veneto.
February 27, 2024

Diem Discusses Monastic Rules of Love in the Middle Ages on Monk’s Whispers Podcast

Love in a monastery? Can this be? Albrecht Diem, professor of history, examines the monastic rules of the time to explore how friendship, love and sexual attraction were discussed between monks in the 9th-century Reichenau monastery.


January 30, 2024

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Syracuse University Students Represent China at Model United Nations Conference

The delegation was led by Maxwell students Lily Collins, Alana Auchmoody and Chenglu Jiang.

January 23, 2024

Khalil Comments on Secretary of State Blinken’s Latest Middle East Trip in Al Jazeera Article

With little indication that the U.S. will attempt to assert leverage over Israel, Blinken’s latest trip to the Middle East is fundamentally “performative,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. “There is a face-saving domestic consumption element for [the Biden administration] and a separate face-saving element to allow Israel to claim some kind of victory,” he says.

January 18, 2024

Khalil Discusses US Support for Israel in Newsweek and Vox Articles

“As this continues over the next few weeks, you’re going to see even greater distance between the U.S. and its allies, and the U.S. and Israel increasingly isolated,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history and chair of the International Relations Undergraduate Program.

December 21, 2023

Khalil Weighs In on Trump’s Statement on Abraham Accords, Peace in the Middle East in PolitiFact

"The Abraham Accords did not achieve peace in the Middle East or help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. 

December 12, 2023

Iona Volynets Named a 2024 Marshall Scholar

Iona Volynets, a senior majoring in history and international relations, is one of 51 students selected from around the country and is Syracuse University’s sixth Marshall Scholar.

December 11, 2023

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Khalil Talks to Al Jazeera About the US Proposing the Palestinian Authority Should Rule Over Gaza

“At several different levels, this is just a pure pipe dream,” Osamah Khalil, professor of history, says of handing Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. Khalil says the Biden administration is facing mounting pressure over its support for Israel, due to the atrocities it is accused of committing in Gaza.

December 4, 2023

History Student Otto Sutton Receives Wortman Scholarship

Otto Sutton, also a 2023-24 Remembrance Scholar, will use the funding to conduct archival research in Washington, D.C.

December 1, 2023

Maxwell Students Among Those Named 2023-2025 Lender Center Student Fellows

Two Maxwell students are among the five selected as Lender Center for Social Justice student fellows and will work on a research project that examines American news media coverage and United States policymaking related to the war on terror.

November 20, 2023

Khalil Quoted in NPR Article on Young Progressive Democrats Leaving the Party Over Israel

"These are the youngsters on campus who are protesting against the war," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "And then some of them start to look at Israel's role in the Middle East and say, are we seeing kind of the same dynamic here about U.S. foreign policy?"

November 16, 2023

McCormick Article on Drug Cartels, US and Mexico Politics Published in Dallas Morning News

“We are entering contentious electoral cycles on both sides of the border, with voters going to the ballot box in June 2024 in Mexico and November 2024 for the U.S. The scourge of drug trafficking and ineffective government responses to organized crime will figure prominently in stump speeches,” writes Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

November 11, 2023

Khalil talks to BBC News, KNX News and PolitiFact About the War in Gaza and Israel

"The reality is a ceasefire is needed now and that's not something the United States is willing to agree to. The most the United States is willing to do is a humanitarian pause, but that's not nearly sufficient. And on this, the United States and Israel are an outlier in the international community," Osamah Khalil, professor of history, tells BBC News.

November 1, 2023

Khalil Speaks With Al Jazeera, El País, Vox, WTVH About the Israel-Hamas War

“Biden’s strong support for Israel has contributed to the heightened anger and frustration in the region. As we have seen in the protests of the last 24 hours, that anger is palpable and will only grow as long as the United States continues to block a ceasefire or even a humanitarian pause at the U.N.,” Osamah Khalil, professor of history, tells El País.

October 20, 2023

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