Skip to content

Public Administration and International Affairs Department News, Media Commentary and Research

Pursuing the American Dream: From A Village in Egypt to Earning a JD/MPA at Syracuse

Omnia Shedid ’24 J.D./M.P.A. was born in a small, rural village in Egypt. As a child running through her grandparents’ corn fields, she never imagined she would one day walk the halls of the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit while supporting work that would impact the lives of many Americans.

May 21, 2024

See related: Student Experience

State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the US, 2020

Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Emily E. Wiemers, Yue Sun, Xue Zhang, Elyse R. Grossman, Jennifer Karas Montez

“State COVID-19 Policies and Drug Overdose Mortality Among Working-Age Adults in the United States, 2020,” co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Douglas Wolf, Shannon Monnat, Emily Weimers and Jennifer Karas Montez, was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

May 20, 2024

Alumna Contributes to Anthology About the Trials and Triumphs of Women of Color

Tyra Jean ‘20 B.A. (Soc)/’21 M.P.A. is one of 29 co-authors featured in “Our Stories Belong in History” (Ingram Sparks, 2024), which was conceptualized and developed by Elizabeth Leiba.  

May 3, 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

‘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

The Dynamic Sustainability Lab: Creating a Sustainable Future

“We try to explain the environmental, economic and social benefits as well as possible unintended consequences and risks of the net-zero transition to decision makers,” says Jay Golden, founder and director of the lab and the Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance in the Maxwell School.

April 17, 2024

Murrett Speaks With Newsweek and VOA News About the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says current constraints on Ukraine's military forces come ahead of the spring fighting season and the prospect of a further push by Russia to capitalize on its momentum on the battlefield. 

April 16, 2024

Siddiki, Baynes Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

The student-driven award acknowledges faculty who have had a significant impact and positive influence on graduate education because of their superior graduate-level teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence and excellence in research and creative activities. 

April 15, 2024

See related: Awards & Honors

O’Keefe Talks to TheStreet and TIME About the Space Around Earth, Returning to the Moon

The ever-increasing crowds of junk orbiting the planet is an "accident waiting to happen," says Sean O'Keefe, University Professor and former NASA administrator. "It's the equivalency of looking at traffic jams on the interstate highways." 

April 10, 2024

Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2024-25

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is ranked #1 overall in a survey of its peers and is highly ranked in ten subspecialties, according to the 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs Schools rankings.
April 9, 2024

See related: Awards & Honors, Centennial

Centennial Scholars Named in Honor of the Maxwell School’s 100th Anniversary

In addition to receiving a stipend to support their studies, the six students have been invited to attend an anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 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

See related: Federal, Student Experience

O’Keefe Speaks With Al Jazeera About Boeing’s Leadership Shakeup, Safety Crisis

University Professor Sean O’Keefe says whoever is appointed at Boeing will need to be able to listen to the concerns of the industry. In particular, they will need to work hand in hand with its airline customers—from Alaska Airlines to United—to make sure safety issues will be the focus in the months ahead, he says.

March 28, 2024

Burman Quoted in Newsweek Article on Trump’s Civil Fraud Penalty

“It's telling that he has trouble finding lenders willing to lend to him, but maybe not surprising given the issue in the legal case is his overstatement of property values,” says Len Burman, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

March 26, 2024

See related: Law, Taxation, United States

Williams Weighs In on McConnell’s Diminishing Power in the Senate in McClatchy DC Article

“He [Mitch McConnell] is basically a dead duck. The last of a dying breed,”  says Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 25, 2024

Who’s Afraid of the Bomb?: The Euromissiles Crisis and Nuclear Weapons in Europe, Past and Present

Michael John Williams

"Who’s Afraid of the Bomb?: The Euromissiles Crisis and Nuclear Weapons in Europe, Past and Present," written by Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in International Studies Review.

March 20, 2024

9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

The awards are funded by a 2022 MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s root causes and ideas that may resolve its economic and social inequalities, says Kendall Phillips, Lender Center interim director.

March 13, 2024

Barton Discusses the Root Cause for Political Dysfunction in the US on NFRPP Webinar

"The vast majority of members of Congress...come from safe districts that are decidedly red or decidedly blue. And so the primary election is the only consequential election that those members run in and if those elections are determined by nothing but their partisan base, it's a pretty clear through line to how that really distorts our politics," says Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 13, 2024

Report Co-Authored by Golden on Economic Impact of Bio-based Products Highlighted by USDA

The report, based on 2021 data, showed that the biobased products industry continued to grow, even during the economic setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2024

Explore by:

Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall