Public Administration and International Affairs Department News, Media Commentary and Research
Powering the Next Wave of Green Energy Innovation
"Powering the next wave of green energy innovation," co-authored by David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in PLOS Climate.
See related: Energy, Natural Resources, United States
In Memoriam: Life Trustee, Maxwell Alumnus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Walter Broadnax
Public service isn’t about something you do today and then you’re done. It’s about improving our society, improving the world…for the people that live in it.” Words attributed to Walter Broadnax G’75 that defined the way he approached life, education, work and volunteer service. The esteemed Syracuse University alumnus, professor, trustee and benefactor passed away on Dec. 2, 2022, at the age of 78.
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Barton Piece on the Problem with Primaries Published in American Purpose
"The Problem with Primaries," written by Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in American Purpose. "To free political parties from fringe candidates, we need to eliminate primaries that favor extremes," says Barton.
See related: Political Parties, U.S. Elections, United States
Heflin Discusses Seniors’ Use of Food Benefits, Impact on Memory Decline in Neurology Today Article
"Screening for food insecurity can at least provide the clinician some sense of the risks their patients might be facing and their potential negative health consequences," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Aging, Food Security, Health Policy, Nutrition
Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on US Providing Aid to Ukraine
"If the U.S. had not worked with our allies and provided substantial military, economic and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, we would be facing a wide range of strategic threats in Europe and elsewhere," Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, tells Newsweek.
See related: Foreign Policy, Russia, Ukraine
Mihm Report on Practical Approach to Emergency Preparedness Published by IBM Business of Government
How can governments properly prepare now for when the next disaster strikes? Chris Mihm, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, provides six steps that give leaders a practical approach to emergency preparedness in a report published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
See related: Natural Disasters, United States
Himmelreich Speaks with Disruptor About Artificial Emotional Intelligence
"A world in which human interaction and emotional and facial expressions are surveilled and normed in such a way that it’s ethically defective in many different ways [is] like something straight from a 'Black Mirror' episode," says Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Autonomous Systems, Ethics, United States
Golden Discusses the Use of Heat Pumps as an Energy Efficient Upgrade for Homeowners in CNBC Article
Rather than generating heat, these devices transfer heat from the cool outdoors into the warm indoors and vice versa during warm weather. Heat pumps rely on electricity instead of natural gas or propane, both of which have a higher carbon emission than renewable electricity such as wind or solar, says Jay S. Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance.
See related: Energy, Sustainability, United States
Murrett Piece on Achieving Peace in Ukraine Published in The Hill
"As the war in Ukraine approaches its 11th month, it is a good time to take stock of the enduring impact of the conflict and to look forward to the prospects for a negotiated settlement that will provide the basis for near-term and sustained security for the Ukrainian people," says Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Foreign Policy, International Agreements, NATO, Russia, Ukraine
Connected in the Capital: Washington, D.C., Is Home to a Vast Maxwell Network
See related: Government, Internships, Student Experience, Washington, D.C.
Lambright Quoted in Grid Article on NASA’s Artemis I Launch
Although from the outside, the saga of the SLS (Space Launch System) and NASA’s plans for the moon and Mars look like a story of endless delays and cost overruns, that is basically how large technological projects work out in a democracy, says W. Henry Lambright, a professor of political science and public administration and international affairs.
See related: Space Exploration, United States
COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health
Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Grant Awards, Health Policy, Mental Health
Leonard Lopoo Named Co-Investigator on $240K NSF Grant for Academic Coaching
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Trip Inspires Business Venture for Maxwell Alums
Fabiola Lara ’13 B.A. (IR) and Sabith Khan ’11 M.P.A./ M.A. (IR) launched a business, Tlali Pani, that offers handmade goods from the community they visited in Oaxaca, Mexico. Both say their education and experiences at the Maxwell School have been foundational in the business endeavor.
See related: Civil Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, Sustainability
Maxwell Alumna, Jet Blue President Receives Arents Award
Joanna Geraghty ’97 J.D./M.A. (IR) was presented with Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the George Arents Award, during the 2022 Alumni Awards Celebration held during Orange Central on Sept. 30.
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Human Rights Crimes Advisor Gains Critical Skills in Executive Master's in IR Program in DC
"When I saw Syracuse was offering an executive master’s program in conjunction with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, I knew this would be a great opportunity to work on the theory around the intersection of national security and human rights," says Heather Fischer, senior advisor for human rights crimes at Thomson Reuters Special Services.
See related: Human Rights, Student Experience, Washington, D.C.
Maxwell Courses and Peace Corps Work Prepare Alumna for Public Service Work in DC
Teena Curry '07 M.P.A. is now a private enterprise office for USAID and says her Maxwell courses and humanitarian work with the Peace Corps prepared her for the public service role.
See related: International Affairs, Washington, D.C.