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Murrett Talks to the Daily Beast About North Korea’s Missile Tech Advances

“North Korea’s recent development and initial testing of a long-range solid-fuel ICBM does represent a significant step forward in its ongoing development of potentially nuclear-capable delivery vehicles,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. 

June 6, 2023

Shi Article on Putting Teachers on School Boards Published in Education Next

Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and John G. Singleton of the University of Rochester, investigated what happens when educators are elected to school boards. "Despite raising teachers’ salaries, electing an educator to a school board does not translate into improved outcomes for students and has negative impacts on charter schools."

June 5, 2023

Barton Article on Making Primaries Nonpartisan, or Eliminating Them, Published in Governing

"Primary elections are where most of those who govern us are chosen. Can making them nonpartisan—or eliminating them altogether—diminish the impact of ideological fringes? What has happened in Louisiana suggests that it can," writes Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs and policy studies.

May 11, 2023

Awards of Excellence Honoree: Maxwell Has Been ‘a Guiding Hand’ in Public Service Career

Bernard Rostker G’66, G’70 was one of four alumni honored at the Washington, D.C., event emceed by CNN anchor Boris Sanchez '09.

May 9, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors, Centennial

Murrett Talks to Censor.NET About How the US Cares for War Veterans

"I believe that all three of these areas are important: business support, education and especially taking care of veterans' families. It is very important to support families. And, of course, support in the healthcare sector is fundamental," says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murret, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

May 6, 2023

Maxwell Alum to Receive Honorary Degree at 2023 Syracuse University Commencement

Michael Crow '85 Ph.D. (PA), president of Arizona State University, will receive a doctor of science. 
May 5, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors

Climate Investor Tom Steyer Tells Students, ‘We Can’t Accept People Shirking Their Responsibility’

The 2020 presidential candidate and former hedge fund manager visited the Maxwell School as part of the inaugural Sustainable Syracuse series. 

May 1, 2023

Banks Weighs in on Claim that Nashville Protest Was an Insurrection in USA Today Article

“The critical difference is there was no threat to the integrity of a democracy in Tennessee,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “Insurrection conditions occur when civilian authorities are unable to enforce the laws. That was a real threat on Jan. 6. Not so in Nashville.”

April 28, 2023

Murrett Talks to Newsweek About the Legacy of the Sinking of Russia's Black Sea Flagship, the Moskva

The visibility of losing their flagship for an entire fleet inevitably attracted attention, says retired Vice Admiral Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. It proved that any and all Russian vessels approaching Ukraine's littoral waters were under threat, he adds.

April 27, 2023

Maxwell School Ranks #1 for Public Affairs in 2024

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 U.S. News & World Report Best Public Affairs School rankings. The school has received the top honor in 12 of the 13 years in which the peer surveys have been conducted; this year, the honor is shared with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

April 25, 2023

See related: Awards & Honors, Centennial

Murrett Discusses China’s Taiwan-Targeted Military Drills in Politico Article

That show of force was as much for “domestic consumption inside China” as it was for Taiwan, says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. And the scale and intensity of the drills  “were calibrated very, very carefully,” to minimize threat perceptions, he says.

April 21, 2023

Emerging Role of Mega-Urban Regions in the Sustainability of Global Production-Consumption Systems

E. Doran, J. Golden, K. Matus, L. Lebel, V. Timmer, M. van ‘t Zelfde, A. de Koning
"The Emerging Role of Mega-Urban Regions in the Sustainability of Global Production-Consumption Systems," co-authored by Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance, was published in npj Urban Sustainability.
April 18, 2023

Banks Weighs in on Trump’s Indictment in Agence France Presse, Spectrum News and WAER Articles

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, tells Agence France Presse the case is "fraught" with difficulties and the charges pale in comparison to the legal jeopardy Trump could face elsewhere. Banks specifically cites Georgia, where prosecutors are investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the southern state.

April 13, 2023

Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from NYS’s Small Localities Coordination Program

Yusun Kim, Yilin Hou, John Yinger

"Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from New York State’s Small Localities Coordination Program," co-authored by Maxwell professors Yilin Hou and John Yinger, was published in the National Tax Journal.

April 5, 2023

Michael Williams Joins International Studies Association’s Governing Council

Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the master of arts in international relations program, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association and the Executive Committee of the Governing Council for 2023-24. 

April 5, 2023

The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Rajeev Darolia, Colleen Heflin

"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.

April 4, 2023

Hamersma Discusses the Impact of Medicaid Eligibility Reviews on County Residents With Syracuse.com

Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, believes the number of Onondaga County residents who lose coverage will be less than the 9.5% estimated by a federal government study. That’s because New York’s Medicaid and other public health insurance programs are more generous than those offered by many other states, she says.

March 31, 2023

Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities

Derek Ehrnschwender, Saba Siddiki, Sanya Carley, Sean Nicholson-Crotty

"Exploring factors shaping transportation electrification in American cities," co-authored by Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.

March 24, 2023

David Van Slyke Reappointed to 5-Year Term as Maxwell School Dean

“The Maxwell School has thrived under David’s leadership,” says Provost Gretchen Ritter. “He has strengthened an already strong school in numerous areas ranging from undergraduate enrollment to external funding. I am grateful for his continued service to the school and the University.”
March 23, 2023

Putin’s War of Recolonization

Renée de Nevers, Brian Taylor

"Putin’s War of Recolonization," co-authored by Maxwell professors Renée de Nevers and Brian Taylor, was published in the Journal of Democracy.

March 23, 2023

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