Archive of Articles from Previous Issues

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Public Affairs and the Multifront Attack on Climate Change (Spring 2019)
In its breadth and interdisciplinary richness, the Maxwell School proves to be a fertile setting for research on one of today’s most complex and pressing issues.
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Freshman Rep From Florida (Spring 2019)
Donna Shalala took a look at Washington and decided that the Capitol needed someone like her. Meet the new Congresswoman from Florida.

Message from the Dean: Looking to the Future
The profound price we pay for shutdowns and other dysfunction in government might be the young professionals who opt to go elsewhere.

Who Makes the Rules? (Spring 2019)
A new University institute, housed at Maxwell, will address the policy issues and social impacts associated with drones, self-driving cars, and other autonomous systems.

First Class (Spring 2019)
Maxwell always served undergraduate social science students. But, for this fall’s incoming class, admission to Maxwell is direct and the “Maxwell freshman” is official.

Central Value (Spring 2019)
Marshall Scholar Dina Eldawy married her undergraduate studies with extensive service in Syracuse’s resettled-refugee community.

Slow Archaeology (Spring 2019)
This anthropology conference was creative, playful, and welcoming to the Maxwell students who helped make it go.

Big Data and PA Careers (Spring 2019)
A new specialization within the MPA prepares students for the challenges and benefits of lots of data.

Coplin Fans (Spring 2019)
The drive to fund a new scholarship reminds us there is an alumni community bound in the ways of Bill Coplin.

Student Profile: Overcoming Obstacles (Spring 2019)
Broadnax Scholar Aaron Brink-Johnson hopes to connect government and disadvantaged communities.

Student Profile: Setting an Example (Spring 2019)
Sarah Stegeman is chasing her history-scholar dream with assistance from the Scruggs Fund.

Alumna Profile: Different Sides of the Bible (Spring 2019)
Old Testament scholar Yolanda Norton reinterprets scripture through the lens of African-American women.

Alumna Profile: How We Grow Older (Spring 2019)
At AARP, policy chief Debra Whitman serves the needs of a 50-plus cohort while studying how everyone ages.

Alumnus Profile: Ready for the Worst (Spring 2019)
Bob Watson heads a company using technology to prepare organizations for risk and emergencies.

Alumnus Profile: A Place to Call Home (Spring 2019)
Andrew Lunetta and A Tiny Home for Good are putting roofs over heads in Syracuse.

Alumna Profile: Self-Determination (Spring 2019)
In the Indian Health Service, Jennifer Cooper helps assure that programs benefit from local control.

Alumna Profile: Looking for Maria Duval (Spring 2019)
Melanie Hicken and her CNN reporting partner detail a massive, decades-long scam that cost many their life savings. It’s all described in the reporters’ new book.

Pondering the Big Questions in Public Administration (Winter 2019)
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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Deep-Seated Sense of Justice (Winter 2019)
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.

Global Focus (Winter 2019)
The innovative IR/PR master’s degree, meant to serve careers in public diplomacy, is now 10 years old.

Summer Plans (Winter 2019)
Funding from Jon Ben Snow Foundation helps CCE students advance their Action Plans during the months between the semesters.

Honoring Astrid (Winter 2019)
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.

Alumna Profile: Bringing Leaders Together (Winter 2019)
Nancy Jacobson created No Labels to help representatives chart a path out of the partisan “morass” in Washington.

Alumnus Profile: Rebuilding an Industry (Winter 2019)
Mark Lamarre, who has spent his life in shipbuilding, is leading a Canadian shipyard in an era of great growth.

Alumnus Profile: Understanding People (Winter 2019)
Michael Fox applied the research methods of his sociology major to a career in audience analysis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.