Maxwell Perspective Current Issue

Winter 2019

cover-for-current-issueA selection of articles from the current issue of the Maxwell Perspective magazine is available below. To receive a PDF version or a copy of this (or any) issue of the Perspective, e-mail Dana Cooke.

Pondering the Big Questions in Public Administration
It had been 50 years since Maxwell hosted Minnowbrook, an influential conference of public administration faculty who explored dilemmas in the volatile 1960s. This summer, Maxwell convened an anniversary conference on the same hallowed ground.
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Message from the Dean: Uniquely Qualified
Minnowbrook a very important example of the many ways public administration looks to Maxwell when exploring its path forward.

Deep-Seated Sense of Justice
Few causes matter more to Marvin Lender than social justice — the focus of a new Syracuse University center bearing the Lender name. Also . . . The Bagel Boom. How Lender’s Bagels became a household name.

Voices at the Table
The inaugural Policy Camp introduced undergraduate students of color to career options in policy — and to the impact bolstered racial and cultural diversity can have across the public sector.

Global Focus
The innovative IR/PR master’s degree, meant to serve careers in public diplomacy, is now 10 years old.

Summer Plans
Funding from Jon Ben Snow Foundation helps CCE students advance their Action Plans during the months between the semesters.

Honoring Astrid
Economist Mary Lovely is based in Washington, serving as Maxwell’s first Merget Fellow. She is also a China-trade expert whose insights are suddenly much in demand.

Bill Duncombe’s Notes
Though he is gone, a respected and much-loved public administration professor lives on in a published compilation of his legendary lecture notes.

Student Profile: Realistic Solutions
Laditka Scholar Connor Muldoon connects to policy studies.

Student Profile: Keep It Local
Bretschneider Scholar Austin Roney plans to apply his MPA in Central New York.

Alumna Profile: Bringing Leaders Together
Nancy Jacobson created No Labels to help representatives chart a path out of the partisan “morass” in Washington.

Alumnus Profile: Rebuilding an Industry
Mark Lamarre, who has spent his life in shipbuilding, is leading a Canadian shipyard in an era of great growth.

Alumnus Profile: Understanding People
Michael Fox applied the research methods of his sociology major to a career in audience analysis.

Alumnus Profile: Sexual Identity in Africa
Kwame Edwin Otu studies complexities of LGBT life in Ghana.

Alumna Profile: Money to Good Use
Maria Rendon works to optimize the role of innovation in USAID investment projects.

Making Connections: “I Love My Job”
Chris Pulliam’s pursuit of his dream job at a major think tank benefited from the direct interest taken in him by a senior professor who once worked there himself.