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

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

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

December 14, 2022

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

Partnership with Washington, D.C., Think Tank Brings Unique Opportunities for Maxwell Students

December 14, 2022
The nearly decade-long connection to the Center for Strategic and International Studies brings instruction from fellows, top practitioners and, recently, U.S. Army General Mark Milley.

Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute in DC

December 14, 2022

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

Leonard Lopoo Named Co-Investigator on $240K NSF Grant for Academic Coaching

December 8, 2022
The grant was awarded to the University’s Center for Learning and Student Success to expand a coaching program.

See related: Education, Grant Awards

In Memoriam: Ira Harrison—Activist, Scholar and Poet

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

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Trip Inspires Business Venture for Maxwell Alums

December 7, 2022

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.

Maxwell Alumna, Jet Blue President Receives Arents Award

December 7, 2022

Joanna Geraghty ’97 J.D./M.A. (IR) was presented with Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the George Arents Award, during the 2022 Alumni Awards Celebration held during Orange Central on Sept. 30.  

See related: Awards & Honors

Alumnus Josh Aviv Introduces President Biden

December 7, 2022

Josh Aviv '15 B.A. (Econ), founder and CEO of SparkCharge, was invited to introduce Biden before the president signed off on the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.

Internship in DC Solidifies Undergrad’s Aspiration for a Career in Government

December 6, 2022

“Washington is an amazing city. I’d love to work for the U.S. Attorney’s Office or really any unit in the Department of Justice,” political science major Gina Tette. “This program is one of the most important experiences I’ve had and one of the most formative overall in helping me decide what I want to do in my career.”

Human Rights Crimes Advisor Gains Critical Skills in Executive Master's in IR Program in DC

December 6, 2022

"When I saw Syracuse was offering an executive master’s program in conjunction with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, I knew this would be a great opportunity to work on the theory around the intersection of national security and human rights," says Heather Fischer, senior advisor for human rights crimes at Thomson Reuters Special Services.

National Geographic Writer Credits History Capstone with Preparing Her for a Journalism Career

December 6, 2022

Amy McKeever '06 B.A. (Hist), senior writer and editor for National Geographic in Washington, D.C., says research she conducted for her capstone thesis was her "first real exposure to an intense research project and helped her understand how to dig for historical documents and other primary sources."

Maxwell Courses and Peace Corps Work Prepare Alumna for Public Service Work in DC

December 6, 2022

Teena Curry '07 M.P.A. is now a private enterprise office for USAID and says her Maxwell courses and humanitarian work with the Peace Corps prepared her for the public service role.

From the Alumni Director: State and Local Matters

December 6, 2022

Director of Alumni Relations, Jess Murray's fall 2022 letter to alumni and friends. 

See related: Awards & Honors

Maxwell Alum Launches ‘Dream Job’ Pairing Geography, Drones and Data in Washington, DC

December 5, 2022

Andy Paladino ’18 B.A. (Geog) pairs geolocation information with vision data and other software to provide analytics for commercial and government clients.

See related: Maps, Washington, D.C.

Alumnus Says MPA Provided a Global Perspective, Preparing Him for Career with the World Bank

November 17, 2022

Hugo Brousset ’13 works with the bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion, focusing on social protection with a global scope. 

DC Attorney Credits Her Maxwell Mentor for Successful Career in International Human Rights

November 11, 2022

Zuleika Rivera ’15 B.A. (PSc/PSt) is the LGBTI program officer for the D.C.-based International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. "It was through her [Gladys McCormick] that I discovered there are careers in the human rights field,” says Rivera.

Assistant Chief of DC Metro Police Gains Deeper Perspective on Global Affairs in EMIR in DC Program

November 3, 2022

”It was the partnership with Maxwell and CSIS that took me over top as far as picking a graduate program. It is in person, working in conjunction with a well-respected think tank, and it’s nonpartisan,” says Ashan Benedict, executive assistant chief of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department.

Maxwell Undergraduate Student Forges a Rich Academic Path

October 26, 2022

Dominic Chiappone is making the most of his undergraduate experience. A member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, he is a double major in history at the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences and broadcast and digital journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. 

See related: Student Experiences

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