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All Star Broadcasting Panel Addresses the ‘Intersection of Entertainment and Democracy’

Award winning broadcasters Van Jones and Bob Costas were among those who took part in a recent Los Angeles event celebrating the launch of the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship.

April 14, 2023

New State and Local Scholarship Supports Student’s Path to Local Government

Rosalyn Impink is the first recipient of the scholarship created by an alumnus who had a long career in public finance.

April 12, 2023

Maxwell Celebrates Four Exceptional Alumni at Annual Awards of Excellence

Alumni Bernard Rostker G’66, G’70, Sean Callahan G’98, L’98, Deniece Laurent-Mantey ’09 and Juan Carlos Izaguirre G’06, G’07 will be celebrated at the event on April 27 in Washington, D.C.

April 11, 2023

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Policy Studies Alumna Ashia Aubourg Advocates for Food Justice

After graduating in 2018, Aubourg launched a digital community that unearths underrepresented narratives within food, travel and culture.

April 5, 2023

Taylor Hamilton ’18 MPA/MA (IR) to Spend a Year in Asia as a Luce Scholar

The Maxwell School alum aspires to work as an urbanist and spatial equity advocate.

March 15, 2023

NBA Legend and Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing: ‘We Need to Support Each Other Much More Than We Do’

The Maxwell School alumnus reflected on his life experiences and efforts to uplift others during a recent Renewing Democratic Community talk with Professor Chris Faricy.

March 2, 2023

New Knowledge - Tapping Into Maxwell’s Scholarly Distinction

Undergraduates at the Maxwell School now have almost limitless opportunities for research and deeper study.
February 24, 2023

Syracuse’s Black History Maker: DC Community Organizer Charles ‘Chuck’ Hicks ’69

The Maxwell School alumnus became the first Black president of the Student Government Association and helped form the Black Student Union.

February 10, 2023

Political Science and Policy Studies Major Grateful for ‘Life Changing’ Scholarship

“Being a Phanstiel Scholar means you’re being recognized for already demonstrating leadership in community service. It’s been a great honor, and it’s changed my life for the better,” says Maxwell senior David Bruen. The scholarship program was created by alumnus Howard Phanstiel '70 B.A. (PSc) /’71 M.P.A./’22 Hon. and his wife, Louise Phanstiel.

February 9, 2023

Midcareer Students from Mexico Converge on DC to Explore US Political Systems and Policymaking

The program, which ran Jan. 23-27, was titled “U.S. Government and Politics: Policy and Decision Making” and offered participants an overview of U.S. political institutions, elections and federal systems; and touched on some of the most fractious issues facing U.S. policymakers today, including guns, immigration and the role of media.

February 7, 2023

In Memoriam: Life Trustee Samuel V. Goekjian ’52

After graduating with a degree in history from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences, Goekjian remained an engaged alumnus, a trusted advisor to leadership, and an active board trustee and philanthropist—all in service to his alma mater. Goekjian passed away on Dec. 9, 2022, at the age of 95.

February 6, 2023

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On Tragedy’s Anniversary, Former NASA Leader Sean O’Keefe Reflects on the ‘Price of Diligence’

O’Keefe, a Maxwell School alumnus and Syracuse University Professor, was at the helm 20 years ago when Columbia broke apart while returning from a space research mission. 

January 31, 2023

NBA Hall of Famer and Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing ’66 to Speak at Syracuse University on Feb. 17

The legendary athlete will reflect on his past experiences, current challenges and work to uplift Black youth.

January 27, 2023

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.

January 12, 2023

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Prominent Higher Education Leader, Alumna Molly Corbett Broad ’62, H’09 Remembered

Molly Corbett Broad ’62 B.A. (Econ), H’09, a Syracuse University alumna who became a nationally renowned higher education leader and advocate, died Jan. 2. She was 81. Broad was a longtime member of the Maxwell Advisory Board.

January 6, 2023

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Maxwell Alum Bill Brodsky and Wife Turn Orange Power and Purpose Into a Lifetime of Civic Leadership

Both were recently appointed to serve their country in new ways by the president of the United States: Bill was chosen by President Joe Biden L’68 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a board member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and Joan was appointed to the National Museum of Library Services Board.
December 16, 2022

Connected in the Capital: Washington, D.C., Is Home to a Vast Maxwell Network

The nation's capital is home to a thriving academic program and the greatest concentration of Maxwell School alumni outside of New York. 
December 14, 2022

Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Tackles a ‘Daunting Problem’

Distrust in the media, fueled by disinformation and partisan outlets, is among the reasons Syracuse University is opening the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in D.C.

December 14, 2022

In Memoriam: Ira Harrison—Activist, Scholar and Poet

His many accomplishments include eight books of poetry and the launch of the Association of Black Anthropologists.
December 8, 2022

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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.

December 7, 2022

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