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  • 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.


    Maxwell School expands connection with Kazakhstan

    The Maxwell School Class of 2019 includes eight students from Kazakhstan who earned either dual degrees from the Academy of Public Administration (APA) under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the School’s Executive Master of Public Administration program (EMPA) or Certificates of Advanced Study in Public Administration.


    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.