Recent January Course Offerings (2022)
Global Energy and Geopolitics (Hederman)
Learn to analyze a broad range of energy matters from an international policy perspective. This course provides a foundation for understanding current international relations regarding energy and appreciating international dynamics around energy and closely related environmental issues. (PAI 700)
Public Management of Technology Development (O'Keefe)
Follow the Money: Key Issues in Illicit Finance (Patel)
Develop your conceptual and practical understanding of how illicit actors exploit the financial industry, focusing on sanctions evasion, money laundering, organized crime, and terrorist financing, and consider the challenges faced by analysts, policymakers and bankers to mitigate financial crime risks in an evolving industry. This course examines how U.S. government agencies—law enforcement, regulators, national security organizations and the military—collaborate with international partners, non-profit organizations and the financial industry to identify, assess and combat financial crime threats. (PAI 700)
Recent May Course Offerings (2021)
Central Challenges in National Security Law and Policy (Baker)
Current Policy Issues in US-Latin American Relations (French)
Athena Rising: Defense, Diplomacy and Development (McInnis)
The ancient Greeks knew that militarism without strategy was a losing proposition, which is why Athena—the multifaceted female god of art, war, empathy, protection, architecture and many other things besides—was the deity for victory. This course uses the deity Athena as a heuristic in order to critically engage the structure and substance of U.S. national security policy. Over the duration of the class, students explore national security policy through the lenses of gender, creativity, storytelling, strategic empathy, and interagency structures in order to tease out how the U.S. might build better national security strategies and policies.
To Syracuse, DC, Hong Kong and back
Distinguished alumna Kristen (Kris) Patel is the Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in D.C. and Syracuse. With more than 25 years of experience leading intelligence and analytics programs in the public and private sectors, Patel returns to Maxwell directly from HSBC’s Compliance Office in Asia-Pacific, where she built and managed regional financial crime intelligence capability for one of the world’s largest banks.
Kristen Patel ’90 Econ/PST
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs