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Murrett Talks to Military Times, Wash Examiner About Retiring Chair of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley

"I think, after the dust settles and we've had a chance to look at it in retrospect, Mark's reputation is going to stand up very well, and I'm confident that 20 or 30 years from now, the historians going to be very kind to him," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

October 3, 2023

Radcliffe Explains How Jack Smith Can Prove Trump Knew He Lost the 2020 Election in The Hill

"In Trump’s case, the problem is that, while some of his actions are consistent with his believing the fraud claims, his behavior generally between the election and Jan. 6 is much more consistent with his knowing those claims were false and continuing to assert them publicly in an attempt to hold on to the presidency," writes Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs.

September 22, 2023

Faculty Lead Partnerships to Support Ukrainian Veterans, Strengthen European and US Security

James Baker and Robert Murrett are leading academic partners in the newly formed US-Ukraine Veterans Bridge—Baker additionally leads a network of frontline state scholars.

September 19, 2023

Johannes Himmelreich Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The funding will support his research on ethical dilemmas in data science, culminating in a co-authored book manuscript.

September 13, 2023

See related: Ethics, Grant Awards

PAIA Doctoral Student Receives Grant for SNAP Research

Clay Fannin was awarded $25,000 to continue research he began with professors Colleen Heflin and Len Lopoo.

September 11, 2023

Maxwell School Announces Recent Faculty Additions

The Maxwell School welcomes 16 new faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year.
August 31, 2023

Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali

Hannah Patnaik, John McPeak

"Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali," co-authored by Hannah Patnaik, managing director of the Maxwell X Lab, and John McPeak, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Development Studies.

August 29, 2023

Understanding Regulation Using the Institutional Grammar 2.0

Saba Siddiki, Christopher K. Frantz

"Understanding regulation using the Institutional Grammar 2.0," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, director of the Center for Policy Design and Governance, was published in Regulation & Governance.

August 16, 2023

Murrett Quoted in Politico Article on China Canceling of Military Dialogues With the US

High level military contact sends a message “that we’re not looking for anything that might lead to an incident. And if you do have a dustup that does call for national level dialogue, it’s available and something you can fall back on,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

August 14, 2023

Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment and Benefits in 21 States

Jun Li, Dongmei Zuo, Colleen Heflin

"Adoption Of Standard Medical Deduction Increased SNAP Enrollment And Benefits In 21 Participating States," co-authored by Professors Jun Li and Colleen Heflin, and Ph.D. student Dongmei Zuo, was published in Health Affairs.

August 8, 2023

Maxwell School Announces 2023 Faculty Promotions

Six faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor and three were promoted to professor.

July 31, 2023

Banks Quoted in The Hill Article on Trump’s Indictments

“Going forward I think there’s almost no doubt he’s going to be indicted in Washington. And because he’s going to be indicted in Washington and the potential for a jury that would sit and judge him in Washington, his prospects for remaining free got a lot darker,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

July 29, 2023

Barton Article on Eliminating Partisan Primaries Published in The Fulcrum

"Given how partisan and ideologically extreme most politicians still are, are nonpartisan primaries really enough to save American democracy? While we’re already seeing improvements in the states that have them, the tide won’t fully change until a critical mass of politicians are freed from partisan primaries at the state and national level," writes Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of policy studies and public administration and international affairs.

July 28, 2023

Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers/Caseloads During COVID

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo

"Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic," co-authored by Maxwell faculty members Colleen Heflin and Leonard Lopoo, and doctoral student William Clay Fannin, was published in The American Review of Public Administration.

July 25, 2023

Michael Williams Honored with NATO-Fulbright Security Studies Award

He will spend four months conducting research and teaching in Brussels, Belgium. 

July 25, 2023

Ueda-Ballmer Weighs In on Japan’s Mental Health Crisis, Gender Inequality in The Nation Article

“Suicide was always a men’s issue,” says Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, associate professor of public administration and international affairs. During the pandemic, “suddenly, women’s suffering became visible.” For the first time, “the government was forced to confront an approach to suicide prevention that had previously focused exclusively on middle-aged men.” 

July 20, 2023

Banks Comments on Military Vehicles in Urban Areas, Rumors of Martial Law in Military Times

“What people are seeing now is what people have seen every summer for as long as I’ve been alive,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “Folks are taking their summer National Guard duty right now and riding convoys to wherever they’re going to be. For many of us, it’s a regular scene in the summer on the highways.”

July 15, 2023

Students, Faculty Receive Spring 2023 SOURCE and Honors Research Grants

The awards support undergraduate research projects.

July 14, 2023

Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on Ukraine Retaking the City of Bakhmut

"It is just a matter of time until Ukrainian forces overrun Bakhmut, as reflected in advances already made by their forces in key areas surrounding the city," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

July 14, 2023

RIDGE Partnership Grant Supports Maternity Health Research

Associate Professor Sarah Hamersma and graduate student Mitch McFarlane will use the $75,000 grant to investigate the impacts of SNAP food assistance on maternal and infant health.

July 12, 2023

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