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  • Humphrey fellows kick off Syracuse experience

    During orientation in early August, 11 Maxwell Humphrey Fellows from nine countries broke into small groups to get to know each other. Activities that build relationships and other orientation events set the stage for the 2021-22 cohort’s 10-month program of professional development, academic study and cultural exchange at Syracuse University.



    Maxwell School Announces New Chairs, Faculty

    The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of four department chairs.



    Gadarian quoted in USA Today piece on TX abortion law, Republicans

    A Texas law, known as SB 8, and signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually at about six weeks. It includes a provision in which private citizens can sue abortion providers and anyone involved in "aiding and abetting" abortions, including someone driving a person to an abortion clinic. Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, weighs in on the impact of SB 8 on Republican voters in the USA Today article, "Texas abortion law could hurt Republicans in 2022 midterm elections, experts say."



    Popp weighs in on Biden's proposed Civilian Climate Corps in AP

    President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart to the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and helping prevent catastrophic wildfires. David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, discusses in the Associated Press article, "Biden, Dems push Civilian Climate Corps in echo of New Deal."



    O'Keefe featured in CNN article on how 9/11 changed travel

    University Professor Sean O'Keefe, who in 2001 was deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget in the George W. Bush administration, spoke with CNN about the enormous changes 9/11 brought to the airline industry. That September morning in 2001 "flipped the switch right away from almost non-existent security to unbelievable, in-your-face, all the time," says O'Keefe. He's featured in the article "How 9/11 changed travel forever."



    Gueorguiev quoted in FT article on China's techno-authoritarian state

    A crucial part of the vision of Chinese president Xi Jinping is to build what some analysts call a "techno-authoritarian superpower" in which people are monitored and directed to an unprecedented degree through the agency of government-controlled cyber networks, surveillance systems and algorithms. Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, says the digital technologies deployed by Beijing have helped it keep tabs on popular sentiment and needs. He's quoted in the Financial Times article, "China and Big Tech: Xi’s blueprint for a digital dictatorship."



    Jacobson speaks with VOA, Wash Post about evacuations in Afghanistan

    Maxwell's Assistant Dean of Washington Programs Mark Jacobson discusses the failures of the evacuations from Afghanistan with HuffPost, Voice of America and the Washington Post.



    Williams discusses impact of Afghanistan withdrawal on NATO in AC blog

    "Why the US failure in Afghanistan won’t break NATO," authored by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Michael John Williams, was published in the Atlantic Council's New Atlanticist blog. According to Williams, the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is seen by European experts and military planners as a strategic prioritization of challenges.



    Thompson quoted in Spectrum piece on Kathy Hochul, Biden attending SU

    Prior to this year, no United States president, nor New York governor had ever graduated from Syracuse University. As of August 24, the college can claim both. "Certainly, the fact that Gov. Hochul graduated from the Maxwell School as an undergraduate meant that she was getting education in political science, economics, history and so forth, from some really leading people in the field," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "I think it will encourage applicants who have a desire to pursue careers in public service,” she says. Read more in the Spectrum News article, "Sitting U.S. president, NY governor both earned degrees at Syracuse University."



    Lisa Gordon '90 MPA to be honored at Orange Circle Awards ceremony

    After postponing the Orange Circle Awards in 2020, deserving alumni and student groups will be honored during the Orange Circle Awards as part of Coming Back Together 2021, held Sept. 9-12. Lisa Y. Gordon ’90 MPA, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, is among the 2021 Orange Circle Award winners. Gordon is a recognized leader in transformational real estate development, creating high-quality public and private legacy projects.



    Alumna Kathy Hochul ’80 BA (PSc) is first female governor of NYS

    Kathy Hochul ’80 (PSc), New York State’s lieutenant governor and an alumna of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences, has become the 57th and first female governor of New York State.



    Reeher talks with The Hill about vaccine refusual in spite of FDA approval

    Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher speaks with The Hill about polarization and entrenched views against COVID vaccination in spite of FDA approval.



    Jacobson discusses crisis at Kabul airport with MSNBC, MSN, Bloomberg

    Maxwell's Assistant Dean of Washington Programs Mark Jacobson discusses the evacuation crisis at Kabul airport with MSNBC, MSN, Bloomberg and more.



    Rothbart examines hospitals' responses to policy changes in new study

    "Do Minimum Charity Care Provision Requirements Increase Nonprofit Hospital Performance? Examining Hospitals’ Responses to Regulatory Changes," co-authored by Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Rothbart and co-author Nara Yoon found no evidence that nonprofit hospitals increase charity care in response to the minimum charity care provision requirements on average. Instead, they found that there is heterogeneity in responses; hospitals providing low levels of charity care prior to the policy increase charity care, while hospitals providing high levels of charity care prior to the policy do not respond or, if anything, decrease charity care.



    Jay Golden named inaugural Pontarelli Professor

    Jay Golden has been named the inaugural Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance in the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs. Golden will teach across undergraduate and graduate degree programs, drawing students interested in diverse careers that intersect with sustainability and finance, including aspiring entrepreneurs, economists and policy makers. Golden also is a faculty research affiliate in the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, and he has launched the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at the Maxwell School to examine the impacts of new technologies, policies and strategies aimed at meeting sustainability commitments.



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