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  • Hou weighs in on China's property tax expansion in Financial Times

    China’s State Council will expand pilot schemes to tax residential and commercial property in cities. The plan is designed to guide rational property buying and will last for five years. Professor Yilin Hou, who has advised Beijing on the levy, says the tax base should be "as broad as possible” but with relief measures for economically vulnerable people. "If the tax is efficient and equitable, adequate and transparent, then it will be much easier to levy, collect and enforce. In this way, the tax will...also be politically acceptable," Hou adds. Read more in the Financial Times article, "China expands property tax trials in next step of ‘common prosperity’ drive."



    Winders served on NAPA report panel advising FAA policy on small UAS

    Professor Jamie Winders was one of five panelists on a Congressionally mandated report exploring the policies and procedures related to the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The report, released in August 2021, was conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration as an independent audit of the FAA’s registration policies for small (under 55 pounds) unmanned aircraft. The report is intended to guide policy decisions regarding the registration and regulation of UAS.



    Couple’s gift seeks to ease the burden of first-generation students

    Kenneth ’80 and Mindy Sosne ’81 have pledged $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship at their alma mater. The Kenneth and Mindy Sosne Scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “We’ve made a path for ourselves, professionally and financially, and now we want to give back,” says Mindy. “We want to make others’ lives easier.”



    Reeher discusses inflation and supply disruption in Wash Examiner

    Inflation and significant issues with the supply chains that bring goods into the U.S. have driven up prices for almost every product Americans use—but the Biden administration has worked to frame the problems as minor inconveniences. Professor Grant Reeher says the Biden administration can draw few messaging lessons from previous White Houses that have weathered inflation because polarization has changed politics. "The county has lived through periods of high inflation in the last 40 years, more than one of them, but our politics I think was in a different place."  Read more in the Washington Examiner article, "Why is White House painting inflation and supply disruption as minor problems?"



    Public housing violence research earns top honor for PhD candidate

    Madeleine ‘Maddy’ Hamlin, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in geography at the Maxwell School, was one of 8 doctoral students to have been named an H.F. Guggenheim Emerging Scholar. The $25,000 award supports and recognizes promising graduate-student researchers in their final year of writing a doctoral dissertation.



    Syracuse mayoral candidates to debate on Campbell Conversations

    Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, will moderate a debate between Syracuse's mayoral candidates: incumbent Ben Walsh, an independent who is running on the Independence Party line, the Democratic Party nominee Khalid Bey, and the Republican nominee, Janet Burman. The debate will air in two 30-minute parts; Part 1, Oct. 23 at 6:30 a.m. and Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.; Part 2, Oct. 30 at 6:30 a.m. and Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. via WRVO local stations FM 89.9 and FM 90.3. More information can be found on the Campbell Conversations website.



    Reeher quoted in Newsweek piece on retiring PA, NC congress members

    Two fixtures of the Democratic party's presence in the House of Representatives will retire after 58 years of combined service. Representative Mike Doyle, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and Representative David Price, a North Carolina Democrat, announced that they would not seek reelection. Professor Grant Reeher expects each seat to remain blue. Find out why in the Newsweek article, "Could Retiring Congress Members in PA, NC Spell Trouble for Democrats Struggling Agenda?"



    In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, pioneer in the study of aging

    Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).



    Wiemers to study challenges of caring for aging parents amid pandemic

    Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, NIH-funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The project also includes researchers at Bowling Green State University.



    Himmelreich named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

    Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs and researcher with the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, is one of five community members named to the Surveillance Technology Work Group that Syracuse Mayor Walsh says will ensure “surveillance tools are implemented in a safe and well-governed way.”



    Gadarian discusses the polarization of the pandemic with Governing

    There has always been resistance to vaccines, but prior to the pandemic, it fell roughly evenly across political parties. From the very start of the pandemic, people’s willingness to change their behavior—for instance, by washing their hands more or staying home—has been determined more by partisanship than any other factor, including age, race or geography, according to Shana Kushner Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. She discusses the issue in the Governing article, "Partisanship = Death: How Vaccines Became a Polarizing Issue."



    Thompson quoted in Times Union article on religious vaccine exemptions

    Debate over religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine is complicated, with employers having to determine if the objections are legitimate religious beliefs. Whether the religious belief is "sincerely held" is a primary metric used by employers when determining whether to grant the requests, says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "The question is whether people are consistent," Thompson says. Read more in the Albany Times Union article, "How does religious exemption to vaccine work?"



    Sultana featured in Carbon Brief piece on diversity, climate research

    A recent analysis entitled "The Reuters Hot List" ranked the 1,000 "most influential" climate scientists—largely based on their publication record and social media engagement. Scientists from the global south are vastly under-represented in the list as are women. "Knowledge production and circulation are skewed and incomplete, and this distorts and impoverishes public discourse on important topics. Ultimately, this has deleterious consequences in policies and practice," says Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment. Read more in the Carbon Brief article, "Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research."



    Yingyi Ma discusses experiences of Chinese students in US with NCUSCR

    Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies, took part in a virtual program, "People-to-People Exchange: Chinese Students in the U.S.," hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR). The panelists discussed the experiences of Chinese students studying in the United States and their thoughts about such students in the future.



    Reeher quoted in The Hill article on Biden's challenge with Democrats

    President Biden is stuck in the middle of a heated Democratic fight, threading a needle between progressives who want expansive social spending and more conservative Democrats who are skeptical of that effort and prefer to focus on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. "He has got an enormous challenge, because somehow he has to balance all that," says Professor Grant Reeher. Read more in The Hill article, "The Memo: Biden stuck in middle of tricky Democratic fight."



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