Maxwell School News and Commentary
Taylor Speaks with La Presse About the War in Ukraine, Russia’s Persistence
The concentration of troops in the east of the country shows that the Russian president has not given up on his goal of enslaving Ukraine despite multiple setbacks since the launch of the invasion, says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.
Koch Talks to KTVK About Arizona’s Outdated Water Law
Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment, argues that state lawmakers need to update the state’s 43 year old water law and create more active management areas to regulate water use across Arizona. “There needs to be some way of monitoring and regulating who is drawing what from the aquifers,” says Koch.
See related: United States, Water
Murrett Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Balloons and National Security
“There are just a lot more things in the atmosphere we have to worry about,” says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: China, International Affairs, U.S. National Security, United States
Jackson Discusses the Health Phenomenon ‘Weathering’ and Its Impact on Black Women With Insider
"We know that Black women are paid less than their white counterparts, are expected to work longer hours with fewer pay raises, and are the most likely to be in unemployment lines when those rates increase. So these types of discriminatory practices shape the types of visceral effects that happen to Black women's bodies," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.
See related: Black, Gender and Sex, Mental Health, United States
Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on New Study on Waiting Times and Inequality in Bloomberg, New Scientist
“That experience of having your time wasted is uniquely offensive, insulting, upsetting,” Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Bloomberg. “Time is a unique resource and once that segment of your life is gone, you're never getting it back.”
See related: Black, Income, Social Justice, United States
Reeher Speaks with The Hill About Republican Nikki Haley Entering the 2024 Presidential Race
“If Republicans get in the mindset of, ‘The first attribute we need is the ability to beat Joe Biden,’ then she becomes a very attractive candidate,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
See related: Federal, U.S. Elections
Heflin Quoted in New York Times Article on the Impact of Increasing Food Prices on Seniors
“The lack of access to food can make older Americans more socially isolated,” says Colleen Heflin, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Aging, Food Security, United States
Murrett Talks to CNY Central About the Objects Shot Down in North American Airspace
Right now, it could be any number of things thanks to the high volume of unmanned devices or aircraft that take up space in the sky at any given time, says Vice Adm. (ret.) Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: U.S. National Security, United States
Jackson Weighs in on Police Reform vs. Abolition on MSNBC’s 'The Mehdi Hasan Show'
"For a lot of activists and organizers on the ground, when we talk about abolishing, our idea of abolishing police stems from the idea that there has to be different forms of service and care that allow for communities to take care of themselves and not rely on the police for the whole host of services that they currently provide," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.
See related: Crime & Violence, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, United States
Syracuse’s Black History Maker: DC Community Organizer Charles ‘Chuck’ Hicks ’69
The Maxwell School alumnus became the first Black president of the Student Government Association and helped form the Black Student Union.
See related: School History, Social Justice