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African Outlook

Jok Madut Jok, professor of anthropology, "brings regional expertise on a part of the world that is critically important from a security standpoint,” says John McPeak, a professor of public administration and international affairs. “He also adds a new perspective on issues of humanitarian relief, post-conflict reconstruction, immigration and refugee flows, and negotiations."

January 10, 2020

Every Corner of the Globe

"The Humphrey year enabled me to turn an idea into action," says Nimrod Goren, founder of Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. The Humphrey Fellowship Program, which honors former US vice president Hubert H. Humphrey's commitment to international cooperation and public service, brings midcareer professionals from emerging democracies to the US for graduate study, professional development, and cultural exchange, with Maxwell being one of the 13 colleges selected by the US Department of State to provide hosting and teaching.

January 10, 2020

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A Different Kind of IR

Matt Bonham, former director of the international relations program, recently passed away. Though he is gone, the M.A. (IR) program continues to build upon his legacy. “He wanted a world where people could get along and understand each other,” says University Professor Dennis Kinsey, with whom Bonham co-founded a dual degree for careers in public diplomacy. “Matt wanted the world to be a safer place.”

January 10, 2020

See related: In Memoriam

Rallying Cry

“This is a time to rally the troops—to say, ‘Your appreciation of and affection for Maxwell matters now more than ever. We need your vote of confidence,’” says David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School, about seeking donor funding.

January 10, 2020

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mary dalys crooked path

From family-life struggles in her teens that nearly doomed her career, to a pinnacle of American economic thinking, San Francisco Fed president Mary Daly discusses finding her “North Star” and the inequalities that afflict the American economy.
January 10, 2020

Actually, It's Bernard

“He wears his brilliance well,” says Joe Mareane ’79 M.P.A., chief fiscal officer for Onondaga County and former student of Professor Bernard Jump, who is retiring. “He is patient, calm, reassuring, and responsive. Dr. Jump had a wonderful knack for reassuring a bunch of polisci majors that the complexities of public finance are within their reach, and a teaching style that fulfills that promise.”

January 7, 2020

See related: School History

Top Priority

As John Liu sees it, the fundamental objective of science is to generate knowledge to help solve real-world problems. “As a research university, we need to align ourselves with major societal challenges,” says Syracuse University’s vice president for research.

January 3, 2020

Summer Plans

Funding from Jon Ben Snow Foundation helps CCE students advance their Action Plans during the months between the semesters.
December 23, 2019

See related: Student Experience

Dwight Waldo Started It All

In 1968, a Maxwell professor with no patience for the “dispassionate bureaucrat” model assembled young scholars to tackle the era’s upheavals.
December 12, 2019

See related: Centennial, School History

Shared Priorities

Supporting and improving public service has been a major focus of Paul Volcker, former chair of the Federal Reserve, for decades. From Volcker’s perspective, Maxwell is an exception to the general trend among universities of paying less and less attention to training future civil servants in how to implement public policy effectively and efficiently.

December 9, 2019

A Bachelor’s in Maxwell

This is a boom time for undergraduates at the Maxwell School—new majors, expanded research programs, diverse experiential opportunities, enhanced advising, and more. It all builds on a tradition of undergraduate education that goes back to Maxwell’s beginning. There has never not been a “Maxwell undergrad.”

September 1, 2019

See related: Student Experience

Health Administration

Ghanaian physician Laud Boateng will use his MPA/IR to improve health policy worldwide.

September 1, 2019

See related: Data Privacy, Health Policy

Urge to Serve

A new program helps veterans convert their sense of community investment to civic engagement and political office.

September 1, 2019

Worthy Endeavors

As undergraduate programs have become more visible, Maxwell donors—many of them alumni of the undergraduate majors themselves—have grown more eager to support those programs.

September 1, 2019

See related: Centennial, Giving

A Place to Call Home

The nonprofit A Tiny Home for Good, founded by Andrew Lunetta ’14 M.P.A., has constructed roughly a dozen tiny homes in Syracuse for occupants at risk of homelessness. Onondaga County recently granted $235,000 to Lunetta’s organization to fund seven new tiny homes.

August 6, 2019

See related: Housing, New York State

Different Sides of the Bible

Old Testament scholar Yolanda Norton ’04 BA (PSc) reinterprets scripture through the lens of African-American women.

August 6, 2019

See related: Black, Gender and Sex, Religion

Setting an Example

Sarah Stegeman, a doctoral candidate in history, is embarking on dissertation research on the role of African-American women in colonizing Liberia. “There’s a large gap in the historiography of Liberia,” she says, “where women have not been part of the historical narrative.”

August 6, 2019

See related: Giving, Student Experience

Big Data and PA Careers

“There’s been an explosion in the quantity and forms of data available to support organizational decision making,” says Robert Bifulco, chair of public administration and international affairs. Assistant Professor Matthew M. Young asserts that soon, all public administration employees will be expected to have data analysis skills.

August 6, 2019

Slow Archaeology

Theoretical Archaeology Group, an annual conference, held its event at Syracuse University, drawing double the expected attendance and an array of artists who responded to the conference's call for artwork. The theme of this year's TAG was "Slow Archaeology," which highlights the importance of long-term commitments to projects, relationships with descendants and other stakeholders, and collaboration.

August 6, 2019

Central Value

“I was raised with Islamic ideals of giving back and helping those in need. That was instilled in me as a central value of my identity,” says Marshall Scholar Dina Eldawy of her passion for education and youth development. Eldawy’s accomplishments as a student have earned her an extraordinary string of honors, including Coronat and Remembrance scholarships from the University and a national Truman scholarship.

August 6, 2019

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