Maxwell School News and Commentary
Gueorgueiv Quoted in Politico Article on China’s New Ambassador to the US
With [Chinese President] Xi now signaling a shift to less rancorous bilateral ties, “I expect [Xie Feng, China's new ambassador to the U.S.] to be more kumbaya-ish,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science and expert on Chinese elite politics.
See related: China, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, International Affairs
Benanav Discusses Latest Tech Company Layoffs in TIME Article
“When interest rates were very low, companies basically had endless money—and investors were telling them to focus on growth, not profitability,” says Aaron Benanav, assistant professor of sociology. “But because interest rates are rising, there’s a shift from big investors to say, ‘No, now you really have to focus on profitability.’ And the big way to do that is through cuts.”
See related: Autonomous Systems, Economic Policy, Labor, United States
Hromadžić Featured in Al Jazeera Article on the Balkans and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
"People in the Balkans are trapped in ethnic grids, in a monstrous bureaucracy that doesn't work, brought to a 'status quo' that is paralyzing," says Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology.
See related: Europe, Global Governance, International Affairs
Jacobson Speaks with MSNBC About Prigozhin, Emergence of Mercenary Fighting in Ukraine
A paramilitary outfit is making gains for Russia in eastern Ukraine. The Wagner Group, as the militia is known, is operated by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin. Mark Jacobson, assistant dean for Washington programs, discussed the situation with MSNBC.
See related: International Affairs, Russia, Ukraine
Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Piece on Trump’s Political Future
“Trump starts off with a huge advantage in terms of name recognition and money in the bank—not his own money, but money from 2020 and money that he’s raising now,” says Shana Kushner Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. “So there is absolutely the case that he could be the nominee.”
See related: Government, United States
Thompson Talks to WRVO About the Scrutiny Surrounding Rep. George Santos
"If people decide that they will vote for somebody, regardless of what they may have done in their past, that's one thing," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "But if they vote under the misconception that somebody is what they say they are and then they find out later when it's too late that [it] is wrong. That's a very different situation."
See related: Congress, Elections, Government, U.S. Elections, United States
Purser Weighs in on New York’s Minimum Wage Increase in WAER Article
"Because what we have been experiencing in recent years has been really historic levels of in terms of increase of the cost of living," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "And so this increased minimum wage doesn't reflect what we have all been experiencing, which is the rising cost of living."
See related: Income, Labor, New York State
American Association of Geographers Recognizes Mark Monmonier with Lifetime Achievement Honor
Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, was recognized for ‘outstanding contributions.’
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Allport Speaks with NewsNation, WGN Radio About Prince Harry’s New Book
"Harry seems to, for good reasons or bad, rightly or wrongly, he seems to have an enormous amount of grievances and he’s not being shy about saying them," says Alan Allport, professor of history.
See related: Europe, Media & Journalism
Maxwell Students, Faculty Among SOURCE and Honors Grant Recipients
Eleven Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.
See related: Grant Awards, Student Experience