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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

Heflin Quoted in US News Article on MPA and MPP Degrees

“Demand for our highly ranked M.P.A. program remains strong with increased student interest in certificates of advanced study,” says Colleen Heflin, associate dean, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs. “Particularly in the areas of data analytics for public policy, security studies, and conflict and collaboration.”

February 29, 2024

Murrett Discusses Ukraine’s Use of Naval Drones in the Black Sea with Fox News, USA Today

"They [Ukraine] have used naval drones in ways that have been exceptional and not been seen in naval warfare," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 28, 2024

Maxwell Students, Alumni Named Finalists for the 2024 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the fellows program is a flagship leadership development opportunity for advanced-degree candidates who, if selected, receive two-year appointments within federal agencies. 

February 20, 2024

Murrett Quoted in Daily Express, The Hill and Newsweek Articles on the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the war has entered a new phase and predicts an “operational tactical reset” but no major battlefield movements. “I don’t expect to see any dramatic shifts in the activity by the Ukrainian army,” he says, “but the leadership remains strong. I think we’ll see evidence of that very clearly in the months ahead.” 

February 16, 2024

The Next Wave of Energy Innovation: Which Technologies? Which Skills?

David Popp, Francesco Vona, Myriam Grégoire-Zawilski, Giovanni Marin

"The Next Wave of Energy Innovation: Which Technologies? Which Skills?," co-authored by David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

February 15, 2024

Catherine Herrold Receives Award to Study Locally Led Development in Serbia

The associate professor will analyze how Serbians organize for social change at the local level.

February 9, 2024

Murrett Discusses Tensions in the Middle East With Defense One, The Hill, Newsweek and VOA News

 “​​Difficult choices will be required in the days and weeks ahead as military operations continue a policy of strong deterrence without seeking widespread escalation that could harm our interests and those of our allies,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 5, 2024

New Carnegie-Maxwell Policy Planning Lab Launches Foreign Affairs Training Program

International relations professionals may apply for the first-of-its-kind program supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

February 1, 2024

Maxwell and Whitman Launch Joint Graduate Program in Sustainable Organizations and Policy

This joint program leverages the national reputations and programmatic strengths of both schools in preparing students to be versatile, multidisciplinary, forward-looking experts and leaders ready to take on the important challenges across the globe related to sustainability.

January 29, 2024

Murrett Quoted in Military Times Article on What the Navy Is Learning From Its Fight in the Red Sea

“This is a mix we haven’t seen before, and it does represent a new wrinkle,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, of the types of munitions the Navy is intercepting and the sustained nature of the threat.

January 25, 2024

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