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Action Plans

Its first graduates demonstrate how Citizenship and Civic Engagement nurtures more than understanding.

June 1, 2016

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Showing Off

An annual poster fair celebrates undergraduate scholarship.

May 2, 2016

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Contraband Over Time

According to Andrew Cohen, evolving attitudes toward smuggling reflect the economic priorities of a different era.
December 22, 2015

Robertson Fellows Named at Maxwell School

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University has named its sixth cohort of Robertson Fellows, funded by the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG).

September 29, 2015

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Career Head Start

The Presidential Management Fellowship and Excelsior Service Fellowship provide promising top grads (including more than a few from Maxwell) entrée into government careers.
June 28, 2015

Out of the Ivory Tower

Maxwell’s Kristi Andersen is part of a small cast of Central New York scholars who convene weekly to reflect on public events and issues — all for the benefit of a local television audience. This they have done now more than 500 times!

June 28, 2015

Ideas for Tomorrow

The Tenth Decade Project will support programs to prepare Maxwell for the challenges of its second century, with citizenship (broadly understood) at its core.

January 1, 2015

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Amazing Lives

A fully renovated and upgraded Eggers Hall public events room now honors the parents of alumnus Joseph Strasser.

January 1, 2015

Look Who’s 90

Last fall, the Maxwell School’s year of 90th-anniversary celebrations started big, with an array of special scholarly events, a school-wide 1920s-themed party, and a star-studded celebration in the nation’s capital.

January 1, 2015

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The Political Fray

Considering that the Maxwell School was designed from the start to engage with civic issues and public policy, it’s no surprise that the School has been politically active throughout its history — and scrutinized and criticized for its perceived political leanings.

July 9, 2014

The More Things Change - Maxwell's 90th Anniversary

Syracuse University opened its new School of Citizenship and Public Affairs on October 3, 1924, headquartered in Slocum Hall and not yet named for its then-anonymous donor . . .

July 1, 2014

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The More Things Change

Universities traditionally aim “to train minds and to strengthen character” and “to transmit the accumulated learning and culture of ages on to each rising generation,” said  former president Herbert Hoover, at the dedication of Maxwell Hall. "This institution especially has led in endeavor to lift public administration to a profession,” he added.

July 1, 2014

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Learning By Doing

“He wasn’t just teaching the theoretical aspect of the course but empowering you with skills you need if you were to start working in a development agency,” says Odunayo Arowolo ’13 M.A. (IR/Econ), about the course taught by Bob Christen, professor of practice. “He wants you to be able to hit the ground running.”

March 13, 2014

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Back From the War

Syracuse’s new Institute for Veterans and Military Families considers the impact of service on soldiers and on the people around them.

July 9, 2013

Robert McClure’s Citizenship Legacy

Robert McClure, with 43 years on the political science and public affairs faculty, has long been one of the School's staunchest advocates of teaching citizenship — the founding mission of the School. 
September 1, 2012

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Merril Silverstein Will Be Inaugural Cantor Chair; Adds to ASI’s Strength

The new professorship, a joint appointment in sociology and social work, recognizes the scholarship of Marjorie Cantor, which advanced understanding of the lifestyles of older persons, care-giver support systems, and the needs of elders across class and culture.

August 21, 2012

Bill Bradley Gives First Tanner Lecture

New series will explore ethics, citizenship, and public responsibility.

August 21, 2012

Artifact Central

Historical archaeologists Doug Armstrong and Theresa Singleton moved into new, state-of-the-art labs down the hall in Lyman, with expanded and upgraded space for research and teaching.

August 21, 2012

Maxwell Perspective: Different (But Related)

Responding to trends in the world and in the workplace, Maxwell forges stronger ties between public administration and international relations.

July 7, 2012

Maxwell Perspective: Truer Threat

A think tank’s interest in domestic terrorism drove two MPA research projects, each showing how, on American soil, Islamist extremism is only part of the picture.

July 7, 2012

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