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  • Inaugural online EMPA grads celebrate at Convocation

    Twenty-two members of Maxwell’s online Executive Master of Public Administration program (EMPA) participated in the 2019 Graduate Convocation. They are among the first graduates of the School’s online EMPA program, launched in July 2017 to advance the careers of experienced public service professionals.


    Maxwell School graduates its largest National Security Studies class

    The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the National Security Studies Program welcomed the largest class to the National Security Management Course in its 23-year history. Over 60 participants from the military and civilian sectors gathered for a two-week executive educational experience from April 22 to May 3.


    Humphrey Fellows celebrate year of new perspectives

    The 2018-19 Humphrey Fellows recently celebrated ten months of academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange at Syracuse University. The 13 fellows from 12 countries participated in activities that reflect the fellowship’s philosophy of engagement and Maxwell’s collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos.


    Maxwell events in India reinforce decades-long relationships

    The Maxwell School recently held alumni events in Bangalore and Delhi, plus traveled throughout India and met with 100 alumni from across the country. Through these visits, the School reconnected with alumni who attended Maxwell between 2004 and 2018, continuing decades-long relationships in India.


    Veterans in Politics initiative featured in Wash Times, ConnectingVets

    The new Veterans in Politics program, designed to help veterans and military family members who aspire to public office or another form of a political career, was featured in the Washington Times, Military Times, and ConnectingVets.com.


    Lux, Armstrong discuss new Veterans in Politics program on WSYR

    Steve Lux, director of Executive Education, and Maxwell alumnus Nick Armstrong '08 MPA/'14 PhD (SSc), IVMF Senior Director of Research and Policy, joined WSYR's Bridge Street to discuss the new Veterans in Politics program, which will help veterans and military family members who aspire to public office or another form of a political career.


    SU, JPMorgan Chase collab opens path to political careers for veterans

    With initial support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs are collaborating to introduce a new and innovative program — the Veterans in Politics initiative — for veterans and military family members who aspire to public office or another form of a political career.


    Universidad Panamericana students spend week in DC with Reeher

    Twenty-seven Universidad Panamericana (UPA) students toured the U.S. Capitol and met with Syracuse-area Congressional Rep. John Katko during a weeklong Executive Education program in Washington, D.C. In addition to a day at the U.S. Capitol, sessions focused on American exceptionalism, federalism and corruption, campaigns and elections, and media and politics.


    Gerard featured in WCNY series on Women, War, and Peace

    Catherine Gerard was featured in WCNY's documentary about a local group called "Women Transcending Boundaries." The documentary was produced in conjunction with PBS's ongoing series called "Women, War & Peace." Gerard discusses peacebuilding, dialogue, and how local efforts are important.


    Veteran Katy Quartaro '20 EMPA finds new ways to achieve goals

    Katy Quartaro, a student in the executive master of public administration program at the Maxwell School, joined the Marine Corps in 2008 with the goal of making the world a better place. Today she remains on her path with the help of Syracuse University's student veteran resources.


    Humphrey Fellows learn about leadership during crises

    A group of Humphrey Fellows spent a week at the Maxwell School discussing crisis and disaster management, U.N. responses to humanitarian crises, and how immigration policies under U.S. President Donald Trump illustrate a crisis in slow motion. The sessions were part of Leadership and Governance during Times of Crisis, an annual weeklong workshop sponsored by the Maxwell School and administered by Executive Education.


    Uzbekistan Ambassador Javlon Vahobov visits SU, explores collaboration

    Uzbekistan Ambassador to the United States Javlon Vahobov and senior officers from the Uzbekistan Embassy met Monday with Syracuse University officials to discuss educational partnerships between their country, the Maxwell School and iSchool. The visit included meetings with leadership of both schools, a tour of campus, and meetings with students.


    Maxwell’s online Executive MPA program graduates inaugural class

    At the end of December, 15 students in Maxwell’s online Executive Master of Public Administration program (EMPA) completed coursework and became the program’s first graduating class. The program, ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse, includes instruction in policymaking, organizational management, and decision making.


    Maxwell School selected to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

    The Maxwell School is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, the Maxwell School will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Public Management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.


    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows embark on year of exchange and engagement

    Thirteen Humphrey Fellows from a dozen emerging democracies and developing countries are spending the year at the Maxwell School partaking in graduate study, professional development, and cultural exchange. These midcareer professionals are part of a class of 150 scholars from 97 countries.


    Undergraduates from UAE visit Maxwell for three-week program

    A delegation of undergraduate students from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Syracuse on Sunday for three weeks of classroom instruction and cultural experience, hosted by the Maxwell School. They are studying under the aegis of the UAE University Student Ambassador Program, developed by the UAE Ministry of Education.


    Maxwell alum Chris Meek speaks with Fox News about empowering veterans

    Chris Meek '92 BA (Econ/PSc), current EMPA student and Chairman of SoldierStrong, was interviewed on Fox News for the segment "Capitol Hill explores ways to empower veterans through tech." Meek discusses how technology can help injured veterans get back on their feet.


    Maxwell celebrates graduates, faculty at Commencement Weekend 2018

    Service. Leadership. Citizenship. The core values of the Maxwell community were on display at the 164th Syracuse University Commencement weekend celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of 2018 graduates and faculty.


    Smullen quoted in Financial Times article on fired secretary of state

    William Smullen was interviewed for the Financial Times article "Rex Tillerson: Tough Texan who failed to connect with Washington." Regarding Tillerson’s proposed replacement, Mike Pompeo, Smullen says he would need to restore the morale of "an agency that has been in despair for much of the ad ministration."


    Humphrey Fellows attend Crisis Management Workshop at Maxwell

    Forty Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows representing 35 countries participated in a weeklong workshop, Leadership and Governance during Times of Crisis, sponsored by the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and administered by Executive Education. The fellows explored a myriad of crisis management issues through the lens of leadership.