Archive of Past Articles

A selection of articles from previous issues of the Maxwell Perspective magazine are available below. For information about other previous articles, e-mail Dana Cooke

Crazy, Mixed Up World. (Spring 2017) Faculty members focused on international relations and the affairs of foreign nations seek to bring scholarly analysis and reason to global-affairs headlines

  • Crossing Borders
    Faculty experts on immigration and refugees remind us that, in many senses, this has all happened before.
  • Partners No More
    The Brexit vote reflects deeper anti-unity inclinations in Europe.
  • China: It’s Complicated
    The web of relationships and mutual benefits between America and China is too complex to dismiss with campaign rhetoric.
  • Fragile States
    Sound scholarship helps us understand what sometimes seems unknowable: North Africa and the Middle East.
  • The Enemy Online
    While the term terrorism still conjures up images of bombs and snipers, the frightening future of terrorism resides across the Internet.
  • Putin the Meddler
    As ever, to understand Russia you must know the man in charge.
  • Beyond Anyone’s Control
    In international "black spots," the usual rules don’t apply.
  • Helping Hand
    At a time when America is sorting out its larger role in the world, experts remind us that U.S. aid is of-ten much appreciated.

Free Speech Worldwide (Spring 2017)
An ambitious project assessing courts across the globe and their approaches to protected speech also provides opportunities for student research.

Lookin’ for a Job (Spring 2017)
The annual student-organized networking trips to Washington and New York accelerate career planning and a student’s understanding of life after Maxwell.

Border Hopping (Spring 2017)
Anthropologist John Burdick is not only a faculty member conducting research overseas. His research team, in fact, spans the globe.

Shared Priorities (Spring 2017)
Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker maintains a long-standing association with Maxwell because he thinks Maxwell does public service right.

Quicken the Sense of Public Duty (Fall 2016)
Maxwell’s new dean, David M. Van Slyke, takes the Athenian Oath very seriously. And he views the Maxwell School — with all its complexity and plurality and disciplinary cross-currents — as uniquely prepared to uphold it.

Why Afghanistan Matters (Fall 2016)
Fifteen years after 9/11 refocused American foreign policy — and the career of James Cunningham — the former ambassador says the collapse of Afghanistan remains an unacceptable option.

Different Takes on the Topic (Fall 2016)
Among those studying citizenship, students researching work and labor were among the first to receive research grants through Maxwell’s Tenth Decade Project.

Right-Hand Man (Fall 2016)
Mike Wasylenko returns to full-time teaching and research, having spent almost 20 years as the associate dean who keeps Maxwell humming.

Friendly Advice (Fall 2016)
Deborah Pellow is devoted to counseling anthropology undergrads, and will tell you it pays dividends for her and them.

The Unlikely Path (Fall 2016)
Former colleagues of Agehananda Bharati gather to mark 25 years since his passing.

Inarguable Legacy (Fall 2016)
A faculty scholars endowment supports and celebrates interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching, and in the process honors Bob McClure.

School Policies and Healthy Kids (Spring 2016)
Moynihan Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz is exploring whether public intervention on the nutrition and fitness of students is well-applied and effective.
Related: Culture of Health. Maxwell’s Lerner Center is working with local government to encourage exercise and good snacking habits by students.

Madam Secretary (Spring 2016)
Visiting campus in April, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared insights from her storied career with students and the University community.

Even More Connections (Spring 2016)
The Maxwell Citizenship Initiative is helping to catalyze new interdisciplinary projects on the theme of citizenship.

Broad Mission (Spring 2016)
The Tenth Decade Scholars award demonstrates how citizenship cuts across the disciplines.

Anxious Politics (Spring 2016)
A new book by political scientist Shana Gadarian explores how anxiety over public threats affects the political arena.

Action Plans (Spring 2016)
Its first graduates demonstrate how Citizenship and Civic Engagement nurtures more than understanding.

Tenth Decade Challenges (Fall 2015)
Five recently launched projects position Maxwell to tackle the big issues of citizenship and society.
Specific projects: Citizenship Survey / Free Speech / Workers and Labor / Climate Change / Future Citizenship Work
Tina Nabatchi:
 The chair of the Tenth Decade faculty committee has emerged as one of Maxwell’s leading scholars of citizenship.

The Hopes of a Continent (Fall 2015)
By training the next generation of government leaders, the Maxwell School builds a stronger future for Africa.

The Right Recipe (Summer 2015)
The Lerner Center is partnering with other local institutions to bring better health options to Syracuse’s Near Westside.

Ideas for Tomorrow (Winter 2015)
The Tenth Decade Project will support programs to prepare Maxwell for the challenges of its second century.

The More Things Change (Summer 2014)
As the Maxwell School approaches its 90th anniversary, we trace some ways the years have altered the School, and the fundamental ways in which they haven’t.

Disaster’s Wake (Winter 2014)
Steve Hagerty’s company helps communities facing disasters — acts of God and acts of terror that would otherwise overwhelm the regular operations of government.