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From the Dean: The Convergence of Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

June 15, 2022

In light of the heartbreaking crisis in Ukraine, Dean David M. Van Slyke writes to alumni about the importance of Maxwell’ work to foster engaged citizens who seek to advance civil discourse and improve understanding on a range of national and international issues.

New Books

June 15, 2022

In this selection of recently published books, faculty explore insurrections in Mexico, the intersection of race and class, the longevity of China's Communist Party, the effect of culture and social context on parenting, the origin of the farmer's address, race and borders in the Colonial Caribbean, and disaster and health  

From the Alumni Director: Recognizing Excellence

June 15, 2022

Jessica Murray, director of alumni relations, reflects on Maxwell’s inaugural Awards of Excellence that brought our community together in Washington, D.C. to celebrate public service in all of its forms and honor our 2022 awardees.

See related: Awards & Honors

Ukraine Crisis Highlights Varied Humanitarian Response

June 15, 2022

Lamis Abdelaaty’s research explores how discrimination toward vulnerable people fleeing conflict can have a damaging impact.  

See related: Human Rights, Russia, Ukraine

France’s Highest Civilian Honor

June 15, 2022

Ralph Hockley ’49 was honored with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian accolade.

See related: Awards & Honors

Basketball Legend John Wallace '12 Says Tubman Field Study 'Was an Awesome Experience’

June 15, 2022

The former NBA player is among the many athletes who participated in the summer course at the Harriet Tubman Home.

Canada Bound

June 15, 2022

Student Maggie Sardino has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 award through the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. 

 

‘An Incredible Endeavor’

June 15, 2022

In Harriet Tubman’s bicentennial year, alumni and faculty reflect on their role preserving her legacy and take stock of new milestones, including a national park designation, a book and the $20 bill. 

Paying it Forward

June 15, 2022

Louise Gartner Birkhead ’52 M.P.A. has made a gift to help ease the financial burden of current and future students.

See related: Giving

Counting Clicks

June 14, 2022

Researchers in the Maxwell X Lab are gauging the effectiveness of various student recruitment tools.  

See related: Education, Inclusion

‘We are a New Generation of Young and Enthusiastic Leaders’

May 17, 2022

Jahongir Aminjanov ’22 shares refugee experience in his Graduate Convocation address.

See related: Awards & Honors

Maxwell Prepared Mike Tirico ’88 for his ‘Most Challenging Assignment’

May 16, 2022

A bachelor’s degree from the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences helped prepare famed broadcaster Mike Tirico to take on one of the toughest assignments of his storied career: the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing, China.

See related: Awards & Honors

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

May 16, 2022

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

Chilean President Travels Coach—Right Next to a Maxwell Student

May 10, 2022

The lucky coincidence was a highlight of Rohan Popenoe’s research trip to Chile, made possible by several Syracuse University programs and people.

A Day to Celebrate Public Service

May 2, 2022

The Maxwell School celebrated four champions of public service at the inaugural Awards of Excellence in Washington, D.C. 

See related: Awards & Honors

Maxwell Alums to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2022 Commencement

April 29, 2022

Howard “Howie” Phanstiel ’70 B.A. (PSc)/’71 M.P.A. and Gloria Somolekae ’94 Ph.D. (PA), will be awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises for their distinguished accomplishments in their professional careers and in service to others.

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Moynihan Honoree Simon Weschle to Give Remarks at Convocation

April 28, 2022

Simon Weschle, assistant professor of political science, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The award will be presented at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on Friday, May 13. 

See related: Awards & Honors

Purser Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

April 19, 2022

Provost Gretchen Ritter announced that Gretchen W. Purser, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been appointed co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice.

Four Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

April 13, 2022

Four Maxwell School students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. 

Man of the People

March 15, 2022

Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, Jared Kraham '13 rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

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