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The Transformative Power of AI: How is Technology Changing Our Lives?

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Please join the Maxwell School and Syracuse University for a special evening exploring the impact of artificial intelligence in technology.

The panel conversation, moderated by Maxwell Dean David M. Van Slyke and featuring the Hon. James E. Baker, director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy and Law, Mary Daly G’91, G’94, H’19, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill ’98, operating partner at Silicon Valley Quad, will include discussion about the evolving role and influence of AI in technology innovation, and its impacts on the way we live and the greater societal and policy implications.

Additional information and RSVP details are available on the 'Cuse Community event registration page.

Featured guests will include:

David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy. Prior to becoming dean on July 1, 2016, Van Slyke was associate dean and chair of Maxwell’s public administration and international affairs department. He is a tenured, full professor of the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences and a two-time recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Award and Professorship for Teaching Excellence. Read more

The Hon. James E. Baker, tenured professor in the College of Law with a courtesy appointment in the Maxwell School. Also serving as director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law, Judge Baker teaches classes on national security law; emerging technologies; and national security, ethics, leadership, intelligence and the laws of war. Judge Baker is one of the most highly regarded national security lawyers and policy advisors in the nation. Read more

Mary C. Daly ’91 M.Phil. (Econ)/’94 Ph.D. (Econ)/’19 Hon., president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Daly assumed leadership of the San Francisco Fed in 2018, building on a distinguished career as a labor economist, policy advisor and leader. Daly’s extensive research portfolio covers a broad range of topics that are centered on understanding how the economy works for people. Read more

Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill ’98 B.A. (IR/Newhouse), operating partner at Silicon Valley Quad. (SVQ). SVQ is an angel investing syndicate based in Silicon Valley that does seed round investments in early-stage technology companies. Previously she worked for two decades in nonprofit fundraising and program development for a wide range of organizations in New York and Silicon Valley. Read more






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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.