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  • CSIS named number one think tank in the United States

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Maxwell School’s strategic partner in Washington, D.C., has been named the number one think tank in the U.S. by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. Over 8,000 think tanks around the world were evaluated across a range of categories.


    Maxwell faculty co-edit new book on intractable conflicts

    Three Maxwell faculty members, Miriam Elman, Catherine Gerard, and Louis Kriesberg, and their colleague Galia Golan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have co-edited Overcoming Intractable Conflicts: New Approaches to Constructive Transformations, recently published by Rowman & Littlefield.


    Second Exec Ed program fuels Alna Dall’s passion for change in Africa

    Alna Dall, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, has returned to the Maxwell School to pursue an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree, sponsored by Fulbright. She plans to combine her media savvy with improved networking and management skills to continue the fight for gender rights in Namibia.


    Reeher op-ed on new VPPCE program published in USA Today

    "What immediately struck me and stayed with me throughout the program was the genuine support the veterans offered each other, despite their political differences," says Professor Grant Reeher. His article, "How do we reduce political polarization? America's veterans can show us the way," was published in USA Today.


    December graduates celebrate new skills, strong relationships

    Eleven Executive Education students from seven countries celebrated their December completion of Maxwell graduate degrees or certificate programs. The graduates are midcareer professionals who shared their international perspectives, learned from each other and Maxwell faculty, eager to return to their native countries to implement new skills.


    EMPA student Phillip Cady appointed Oswego police chief

    EMPA student Phillip Cady will be appointed the next chief of police and director of Homeland Security for the city of Oswego. He is currently the emergency communications manager at Syracuse University. Read the full story via Syracuse.com.


    Maxwell, IIMB explore expanding collaboration

    Maxwell’s longtime partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) continues to evolve as the institutions explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other. This year also marked a continuation of the historic partnership between Maxwell and IIMB on the Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM).


    Inaugural VPPCE program off to a successful start

    Inaugural VPPCE program off to a successful start During Veterans Day week, 18 retired military service members convened at Syracuse University for the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement (VPPCE), created exclusively for veterans and military family members pursuing public office or political careers.


    Veterans Week 2019 Stories of Service, EMPA student Dan Cordial

    For U.S Army veteran Daniel Cordial, as he stepped foot onto the Syracuse University campus, he was taking advantage of a second chance at working towards the life he wanted. Cordial graduated with a degree in political science in 2018 and was accepted to the Executive Master’s in Public Administration program at the Maxwell School.


    Simulation exercise offers a seat at negotiating table

    Thirty Syracuse University students participated in the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise, presented by the U.S. Army War College. Organizers placed participants into groups representing different nations attending meetings intended to simulate negotiation skills in a real-world policy challenge. A central lesson was to illustrate the role of negotiation under uncertainty.


    Visit to campus builds connections for Online EMPA students

    For many midcareer public service professionals, Maxwell’s Online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program provides the perfect way to improve their skills without leaving home. But the success of a recent immersion weekend shows that a visit to campus and the chance to mingle in real life with classmates and professors only enhances the program.


    Leadership seminars support NFBPA

    Thirteen senior public servants came to Maxwell this September for a three-day program as part of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ (NFBPA) Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). NFBPA is a national organization that provides training and professional development to black leaders in local and state governments.


    EMPA student Katy Quartaro named a 2019 Tillman Scholar

    In its third year as one of only 15 Pat Tillman Foundation University Partners, Syracuse University proudly announces Katy Quartaro ’18, G’20 as its 2019 Tillman Scholar. Quartaro, currently pursuing an executive master of public administration degree, is one of only 60 students nationwide to be awarded the prestigious scholarship.


    Humphrey Fellows begin year of exchange, engagement, and impact

    Maxwell’s 11th cohort of Humphrey Fellows has started its yearlong program of graduate study, professional development, and cultural exchange. The 11 fellows from 10 emerging democracies and developing countries are among the year’s approximately 151 scholars from 96 countries. Syracuse University is one of 13 campuses across the country to host Humphrey Fellows.


    Defense Comptrollership Program impacts graduates

    Since 1952, Syracuse University's Defense Comptrollership Program educated military personnel and civilians working in military finance roles. The dual degree allows students to earn an MBA and EMPA in 15 months. A new cohort of 25 began the program in June.


    Peer to Peer provides insight into program participants’ experience

    In March 2019, Humphrey Fellow Huong Ha shared her experience as an investigative journalist in Communist Vietnam. Her talk, “Truth Under Censorship: Investigative Journalism in Vietnam,” was one of 14 Peer to Peer presentations with speakers from 10 countries during the 2018-19 academic year.


    Maxwell alums featured in WSYR-TV series Victory Over Violence

    Abdul Saboor '18 BA (PSc)/’19 EMPA/CAS Conflict Resolution, was recently featured in a story by WSYR-TV as part of a series called “Victory Over Violence.” Abdul is Community Navigator at Center for New Americans. The story also includes Olive Sephuma ’12 EMPA, who is the center’s director. This refugee resettlement agency in Syracuse is part of Interfaith Works of CNY.


    Maxwell YALI Fellows featured in WSYR-TV segments

    For the sixth consecutive year, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University was selected as an Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and is hosting a group of Africa’s emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute. The Fellows were featured in two WSYR-TV segments.


    Veterans Program for Politics featured on Connecting Vets radio

    Steve Lux, director of executive education, and Nick Armstrong '08 MPA/'14 PhD (SSc), IVMF senior director of research and policy, discussed Maxwell's new training program — Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement — on the Connecting Vets Eye on Veterans radio program. "The idea is to energize veterans at all kinds of levels to participate in political life," says Lux.


    Maxwell alum appointed Beverly Hills city clerk

    Huma Ahmed '16 EMPA/CAS (Conflict Resolution) moved to Syracuse in summer 2015 for Maxwell’s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Conflict Resolution programs. In May, The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously elected her city clerk, effective July 1, 2019. She expects her Maxwell skills and network once again to guide her in a new role.

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