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Pollster Joins Maxwell School Panel to Explore Super Tuesday and Beyond

John Zogby ’74 M.A. (Hist) joined political scientists for the State of Democracy lecture to examine voter turnout and other top issues affecting the 2024 election.

March 8, 2024

Gadarian Talks to USA Today About the Alabama IVF Ruling and Its Impact on Voters

“I think IVF is an issue that hasn't been politicized before and could be one that could get people thinking about the ways that reproductive health is connected to politics and engage them,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “It may push people to the polls.”

March 8, 2024

Elizabeth Armstrong Named Maxwell School’s New Assistant Dean for Advancement

A 2013 Maxwell alumna, Armstrong will lead the school’s advancement team to build engagement in support of philanthropic priorities that ensure student success and faculty excellence. 

March 7, 2024

Keck Weighs In on SCOTUS’s Trump Primary Ruling in Al Jazeera Article

“It was definitely always a long shot and the ruling is not surprising,” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. But, he adds, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling opened up larger questions about what guardrails exist to protect US democracy.

March 7, 2024

Koch Speaks With Freakonomics Radio About Why Arizona Grows Feed for Cows in Saudi Arabia

"What makes Arizona special is that when you have this desert land, you can grow alfalfa at an incredibly fast rate because of the amount of sunshine. So, as long as you have plentiful water, you can just grow," says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment.

March 6, 2024

History Professor David Bennett’s Ties to Men’s Basketball Program Span Generations

He’s been in attendance for the home coaching debuts of the last five Syracuse head coaches.

March 4, 2024

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New Degree Program Explores the Intersection of Law, Society and Policy

The interdisciplinary integrated learning major offered at the Maxwell School capitalizes on faculty expertise and widens student career pathways.

March 4, 2024

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Reeher Talks to the Mirror, Newsweek, VOA News About Trump, Presidential Election

“Even among the Republican primary voters, there are 40% of the people in that state who preferred Haley to Trump,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “So, bearing in mind that Trump is a former president, has four years of a presidential record, lost a pretty close election in 2020...there's a significant chunk of the Republican Party that is not happy with him.”

March 1, 2024

Heflin Quoted in US News Article on MPA and MPP Degrees

“Demand for our highly ranked M.P.A. program remains strong with increased student interest in certificates of advanced study,” says Colleen Heflin, associate dean, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs. “Particularly in the areas of data analytics for public policy, security studies, and conflict and collaboration.”

February 29, 2024

Romano Provides Comprehensive Account of Venice History From Its Origins to the Present in New Book

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano, professor emeritus of history, has written “Venice: The Remarkable History of the Lagoon City” (Oxford University Press, 2024).

February 29, 2024

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