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Maxwell’s unique strength derives from its multidisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary policy issues. Within the school’s research units, you will find faculty scholars and practitioners with expertise across the full spectrum of social sciences
and public affairs specialties analyzing and problem solving alongside our students.
From aging, population, and public health, to the environment, conflict resolution, and the governance of autonomous systems, Maxwell faculty and students engage in the sort of silo-busting work that is essential to developing solutions and educating
tomorrow’s effective leaders.
Promoting aging-related research, training, and outreach. Co-sponsored with SU’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
Advancing knowledge and teaching in the field of autonomous systems by exploring new frontiers in policy, law and governance of these fast-expanding technologies.
Serving a better understanding of contemporary challenges in democratic governance — particularly, the idea of citizenship, its evolution, and the conditions under which it thrives.
Exploring environmental issues from an integrated perspective that considers technical, social, and humanistic aspects.
A home for domestic policy concerns — among them health studies, econometrics, public education, public finance, social welfare, poverty and income security, and urban and regional studies.
Assessing the ways in which judicial independence is established and maintained. Co-sponsored with SU’s College of Law and with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Dedicated to creating public health programs that are motivating, sustainable, and effective replicated in community and national prevention programs.
Leveraging behavioral science and randomized controlled trials in partnerships with the public and nonprofit sector to build evidence for what works.
Facilitating research on issues raised by an increasingly interdependent world and studies challenges to the quality of governance worldwide.
Dedicated to the enhancement of knowledge about social conflicts and to collaborative governance and collaborative problem solving.
Educating and inspiring the next generation of national security thought leaders and practitioners, through interdisciplinary research, teaching, public service, and policy analysis. Co-sponsored with the SU College of Law. Formerly known as the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT).
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Monnat receives Excellence in Research, Fred Buttel awards from RSS
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Our faculty are available to speak about a wide range of issues, including tax policy, trade, foreign affairs, immigration, education, social welfare, and the environment, among others.
To find an expert, use our online directory to search by keyword topic or issue .