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McFate Weighs In on the US Military’s Recruiting Problems in Boston Globe Article

“There was a time when people felt that the military didn’t need women, or certain racial minorities. I think we need to be a lot more open-minded about our approach to age as a number,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

July 9, 2024

Johanna Dunaway Selected for Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

The professor and research director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship will receive funding to advance her research into the causes of political polarization.

 
May 7, 2024

‘Engaged and Accomplished’ Alumni Honored With Maxwell Centennial Awards

Four remarkable individuals will be among the honorees at the Maxwell School’s centennial celebration planned for May 31 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 

April 22, 2024

McFate Discusses Tensions Between Iran and Israel with Business Insider, Global News

Iran's retaliation was a way to show the international stage that the country had a backbone after Israel's airstrike in Damascus, says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. But, more broadly, Saturday's attack shows just how effective Hamas' October 7 attack on Israel was at stoking chaos in the Middle East, he says.

April 15, 2024

Blockwood Discusses the Need for Bipartisan Support in Resolving Immigration Issues in The Fulcrum

“Let’s champion bipartisan efforts without fear of being labeled xenophobic or appearing to cede ground to one’s political base. ...Let’s not miss the opportunity for actual, meaningful reform because of bitterness, a partisan grudge or chance to show one side has been wrong on this issue all along,” writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

April 12, 2024

Maxwell to Honor Alumni, Celebrate 100th Anniversary at Centennial Celebration in DC

Alumni and friends are invited to the celebration planned for May 31 at the Smithsonian’s iconic National Portrait Gallery. 

March 29, 2024

Alumna Describes Working on the Hill as ‘Deeply Fulfilling’

A congressional policy advisor, Miranda Peterson earned an executive master’s degree through Maxwell’s Washington, D.C., programs. 

March 28, 2024

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Hypertension at the Nexus of Veteran Status, Psychiatric Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury

Jacob P. DeBlois, Andrew S. London, Kevin S. Heffernan

"Hypertension at the Nexus of Veteran Status, Psychiatric Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury: Insights from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Andrew London, was published in PLOS ONE.

March 20, 2024

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McFate Weighs In on Russia’s Nuclear Ambitions in Space in Daily Express, The Hill Articles

“Having a nuclear weapon in space like that permanently would be a clear violation of international norms,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “That can create a nuclear space race. I think that’s the bigger threat.” 

February 22, 2024

Blockwood Piece on the Return to American Pragmatism Published in the Fulcrum

"It’s time to think beyond left, right and center," writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. "Time to move beyond traditional political ideology that creates an identity trap dividing us instead of unifying us and encouraging compromise.

February 20, 2024

McFate Speaks With Fox News About Secret Chinese Lab Simulating an Attack on US Warships

"It's possible they just did this to simply freak out the American people and the U.S. Navy," says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

January 27, 2024

Maxwell Agreement with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Expands Partnership

Participants in the organization’s leadership programs receive tuition discounts if admitted to one of several Maxwell programs.

December 1, 2023

McFate Weighs In on the Future of Gaza in Daily Mail Article

"Post-conflict Gaza is more theory than fact. It is unknown how much Israel feels compelled to rebuild Gaza (after defeating Hamas). In the Israel-Hezbollah war of 2006, the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] destroyed much of Lebanon's infrastructure in the south and did not rebuild it," says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

November 20, 2023

Senior Erykah Pasha Strives to Uplift Others

They have taken advantage of opportunities to learn and help others, including work with the local organization Layla’s Got You.

October 20, 2023

McFate Quoted in USA Today Article on Biden, Zelenskyy Condemning Russian Aggression at the UN

Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs, says the U.N. mission of preventing and ending wars has "become a punchline," citing struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Zaire and Somalia and genocides in Rwanda, Darfur and Iraq.

September 26, 2023

McFate Speaks with USA Today About the War in Ukraine

"Things are going nowhere for Ukraine," says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington Programs. "Wars are no longer won like World War II by taking the enemy’s land, killing their troops and flying your flag over their capital."

September 16, 2023

Johanna Dunaway Named Research Director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

The political scientist and media scholar will engage colleagues and students in nonpartisan, evidence-based research to foster dialogue in the public’s interest. 

August 30, 2023

Blockwood Discusses the Cost of Free Speech in The Fulcrum

"Speech may be free in the form of currency, yet the price we may pay in what follows our words can be steep. And some pay a heftier price than others—a cost often set by mainstream and social media," writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. 

August 23, 2023

McFate Talks to RadioFreeEurope, VOA News About the Coup in Niger

“This is an alarming trend,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “The more coups happen, the more success they enjoy, the more temptation there will be for future juntas around Africa.”

August 11, 2023

Executive Master’s Student Named Eisenhower USA Fellow

The fellowship supported Heather C. Fischer’s recent trip to Malaysia and Thailand to study forced labor in global supply chains.

August 7, 2023

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