Archive of Articles from Previous Issues

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Journalism and Ideals of Democracy (Spring 2018)
We reached out to nine journalists with degrees from Maxwell. With their public affairs education, they understand as well as any journalists what the vigor of the press means to us all.

  • A Different Path to Journalism (Spring 2018)
    At Maxwell, Megyn Kelly gained what any future journalist discovers in a public affairs education: political know-how, the tools of critical thinking, and appreciation of the press’s role in an open democracy.
  • Shared Goals and Higher Callings (Spring 2018)
    The deans of Syracuse University’s journalism and public affairs schools reflect on how a healthy democracy depends on a vigorous press. . . . and how a combined education in their two schools supports that.

Win-Win-Win Situation (Spring 2018)
The X Lab benefits government and nonprofits, in turn helping the clients they serve, while creating a sandbox in which to study real-world policy challenges.

Travel Plans (Spring 2018)
Thanks to the generosity of one “citizen of the world,” dozens of budding scholars have chased far-flung intellectual goals.

It All Started Here (Spring 2018)
Ninety years ago, a one-year-only faculty member turned a top-of-the-head idea into a student exercise in diplomacy — and basically invented Model UN.

Where You Live (Spring 2018)
Maxwell’s new Carnegie Fellow studies how state policies influence population health.

Deeper Connections (Spring 2018)
In Washington, Maxwell and the think tank CSIS have entered a phase of enhanced collaboration, exemplified by the new EMIR degree offered there.

The Investor (Spring 2018)
Gerry Cramer was the perfect friend of the Maxwell School — generous, visionary, involved, and ultimately trusting.

What Ralph Ketcham Meant to Maxwell (Winter 2018)
Ralph Ketcham championed an approach to citizenship education that virtually defines the Maxwell School.

Substantial Difference (Winter 2018)
For a surprisingly large percentage of Maxwell undergraduates, research is part of the program.
Also available: Baldanza Challenge Will Fund Undergrad Research

Despair and Addiction (Winter 2018)
Sociologist Shannon Monnat is the new Lerner Chair, applying her interest in rural public wellness to the nation’s burgeoning opioid epidemic.

Online and Intense (Winter 2018)
Maxwell’s new online EMPA is structured to meet the demands of the highly experienced, ambitious students it attracts.

Citizens of the World (Winter 2018)
Students of the Maxwell School hail from around the planet, which assures a global experience not only for them, but for everyone who enters a classroom.

Battle Tested (Winter 2018)
As Syracuse University's first Tillman Scholar and a PA student focused on national security studies, Ryan Gross brings real life to the classroom.

Crazy, Mixed Up World. (Spring 2017) Faculty members focused on international relations and the affairs of foreign nations seek to bring scholarly analysis and reason to global-affairs headlines

  • Crossing Borders
    Faculty experts on immigration and refugees remind us that, in many senses, this has all happened before.
  • Partners No More
    The Brexit vote reflects deeper anti-unity inclinations in Europe.
  • China: It’s Complicated
    The web of relationships and mutual benefits between America and China is too complex to dismiss with campaign rhetoric.
  • Fragile States
    Sound scholarship helps us understand what sometimes seems unknowable: North Africa and the Middle East.
  • The Enemy Online
    While the term terrorism still conjures up images of bombs and snipers, the frightening future of terrorism resides across the Internet.
  • Putin the Meddler
    As ever, to understand Russia you must know the man in charge.
  • Beyond Anyone’s Control
    In international "black spots," the usual rules don’t apply.
  • Helping Hand
    At a time when America is sorting out its larger role in the world, experts remind us that U.S. aid is of-ten much appreciated.

Free Speech Worldwide (Spring 2017)
An ambitious project assessing courts across the globe and their approaches to protected speech also provides opportunities for student research.

Border Hopping (Spring 2017)
Anthropologist John Burdick is not only a faculty member conducting research overseas. His research team, in fact, spans the globe.

Shared Priorities (Spring 2017)
Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker maintains a long-standing association with Maxwell because he thinks Maxwell does public service right.

Quicken the Sense of Public Duty (Fall 2016)
Maxwell’s new dean, David M. Van Slyke, takes the Athenian Oath very seriously. And he views the Maxwell School — with all its complexity and plurality and disciplinary cross-currents — as uniquely prepared to uphold it.

Why Afghanistan Matters (Fall 2016)
Fifteen years after 9/11 refocused American foreign policy — and the career of James Cunningham — the former ambassador says the collapse of Afghanistan remains an unacceptable option.

Friendly Advice (Fall 2016)
Deborah Pellow is devoted to counseling anthropology undergrads, and will tell you it pays dividends for her and them.

School Policies and Healthy Kids (Spring 2016)
Moynihan Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz is exploring whether public intervention on the nutrition and fitness of students is well-applied and effective.
Related: Culture of Health. Maxwell’s Lerner Center is working with local government to encourage exercise and good snacking habits by students.

Madam Secretary (Spring 2016)
Visiting campus in April, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared insights from her storied career with students and the University community.

Anxious Politics (Spring 2016)
A new book by political scientist Shana Gadarian explores how anxiety over public threats affects the political arena.

The Hopes of a Continent (Fall 2015)
By training the next generation of government leaders, the Maxwell School builds a stronger future for Africa.

The More Things Change (Summer 2014)
As the Maxwell School approaches its 90th anniversary, we trace some ways the years have altered the School, and the fundamental ways in which they haven’t.