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Zorn appointed to oversee undergraduate education at IU Bloomington

Kurt Zorn ’79 MA (Econ)/’81 PhD (Econ) was appointed acting vice provost for undergraduate education for Indiana University Bloomington in July. He was previously associate vice provost for undergraduate education and a professor in IU’s Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

August 21, 2020

Latest Maxwell Perspective previews public affairs issues for voters

The eight essays include historical background and trends to explain the legacy of voters' choices in November. Also included in this edition are stories on historian David Bennett's 50-year-plus career, a new scholarship fund geared towards retention, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 18, 2020

Choi promoted to full professor at Korean public policy school

Changyong Choi ’11 Ph.D. (SSc) has been appointed to the Korea Development Institute’s School of Public Policy and Management as a faculty in international development and public policy.

August 15, 2020

Arras authors book on cultural impact of Seinfeld sitcom

Paul Arras ’04 B.A. (Hist)/’11 M.A. (Hist)/’16 Ph.D. (Hist) has written a book titled "Seinfeld: A Cultural History." The book explores the history of the still-popular late-1990s sitcom Seinfeld—how the show’s ideas are woven into popular thought and behavior, and how it challenged previous conventions of television comedy.

August 12, 2020

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Ames made communications director at FDA Regulatory Affairs

Jeremy Ames ’04 M.P.A. is the new director of the Division of Communications in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, which leads FDA field activities, inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, analyzing samples of regulated products, and reviewing products imported into the United States.

August 12, 2020

Rayder oversees University of Alabama water research institute

Scott Rayder ’92 M.P.A. is the new executive director of the Alabama Water Institute (AWI), based at the University of Alabama. As executive director, Rayder will facilitate collaboration with the National Water Center, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration center located on the University of Alabama campus. 

August 12, 2020

Rottkamp made president and CEO of nonprofit Dutchess Tourism

Melaine Rottkamp ’91 B.A. (PSc) is the new president and CEO of Dutchess Tourism. As president, she will manage Dutchess Tourism’s branding, advertising and marketing efforts, and various business support and education programs.

July 31, 2020

Cademartori bequest supports Maxwell School undergraduates

Alumnus Dominick Cademartori ’52 B.A. (Econ) left a $30,000 gift to Maxwell School for undergraduate students majoring in history or economics in his will, which is intended to extend the legacy of his own studies as a first-generation American and first-generation college student for whom college was nearly discontinued owing to financial hardship.

July 14, 2020

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Khan book analyzes impact of remittances on international relations

 a new book co-authored by Sabith Khan ’11 MPA/IR provides a unique analysis of the impacts that remittances (e.g., money sent home by migrant workers) have on community development and relations between the nation-states. The book, Remittances and International Development: The Invisible Forces Shaping Community, will be published by Routledge later this month and is available for pre-order now. 
July 8, 2020

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Levinthal to serve as senior D.C. correspondent for Business Insider

Dave Levinthal '02 B.A. (PPhil) previously spent seven and a half years at the Center for Public Integrity, as an editor and senior reporter focused largely on federal politics.

June 25, 2020

Bell joins Rivian as director of regulatory affairs

Rivian, an American automaker and technology company that produces emissions-free electric adventure vehicles, has named Nancy E. Bell '94 J.D./M.A. (IR)/'96 Ph.D. (PSc) as it's new director of regulatory affairs.

June 20, 2020

Long-time World Bank staffer Valerio will work with Dominican Republic

In her new position, Alexandria Valerio ’93 M.P.A. will lead strategic dialogue with the Dominican government, and manage the program and team by which the World Bank supports development priorities in the Dominican Republic.

June 17, 2020

Khawaja book focuses on vision of one global humanity

Mahboob A. Khawaja ’81 M.A. (PSc)/’00 Ph.D. (SSc) offers a 21st-century vision of global harmony, transcending what he terms “obsolete systems of global governance, peace, security and conflict resolution,” in his new book titled "One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution."

June 16, 2020

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Nicholson selected for Next City’s elite Vanguard Program

Jane Nicholson ’04 B.A. (Geog/IR)/’13 M.P.A., a senior planning associate at MRB Group, was selected to participate in Next City’s acclaimed Vanguard program for 2020. Next City is a journalistic nonprofit focused on revitalizing communities and tackling complex urban challenges around the globe.

June 10, 2020

Brian Kam '16 BA (IR/MES) embarks on new venture in nursing

Brian Kam '16 B.A. (IR/MES) says he is excited to combine his discipline, empathy and compassion with his desire to serve, as he pursues a career in nursing. “I want to step up even more and do the best I can to intervene in a crisis and help drive positive patient outcomes.”

June 9, 2020

Carrington ’18 MA (PSc) and Strother ’17 PhD (PSc) piece on Confederate statues in the WaPo

Political science doctoral student Nathan Carrington '18 (M.A.) and  alumnus Logan Strother '19 (Ph.D.) explore ongoing debate over Confederate statues in the Washington Post article "Legally, Confederate statues in public spaces aren’t a form of free speech."
June 1, 2020

Online EMPA experience converges with pandemic response

The World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, jolting Natalie Aguilera into plans for the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California, to prepare and respond. A few weeks later, as the global health crisis was spiraling across the United States, Aguilera started the Maxwell School’s Online Executive MPA program
May 20, 2020

Gray named vice president at Raytheon Intelligence & Space

In his new role, Tracey Gray ’02 M.P.A. is responsible for brand communications, public relations, digital media, employee communications and public affairs. His work helps support the company’s work in advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions.

May 6, 2020

Hackbarth promoted to director at the American Security Project

In this new role, Alexandra Hackbarth ’15 M.P.A./M.A. (IR), will take on additional leadership tasks while continuing her research on how climate change affects U.S. national security interests around the world.
April 30, 2020

Caperton elected to APIA Scholars Board

Julie Caperton ’92 B.A. (Hist), who is also head of wealth client solutions for wealth and investment management at Wells Fargo, will help lead APIA Scholars as they seek to ensure all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are able to access higher education regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or financial means.

April 28, 2020

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