On the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, welcomes a different writer, politician, activist, public official or business professional to talk about their work each week.
Cissie Fairchilds, a professor emerita of history in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, voluntarily set aside personal time in her day to talk about dissertations or early modern European history with students.
“The problem of low-wage workers is real,” says Professor of Economics Don Dutkowsky. “It’s a trap for them. These jobs are precious to people, but they may not pay the best and moving around is not easy.”
Minch Lewis, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, pointed out this is not the first time the City of Syracuse has gone through government overhaul. “We have to be open-minded and realize this is a historical time and there’s a historic opportunity,” Lewis says.
Tom Keck was featured in The Daily Orange article, "SU political science professor evaluates President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee." "(Gorsuch) has also publicly praised Justice Scalia and indicated his hope to follow in his footsteps," he says, and notes that many Democrats and independents are unhappy with the nomination.
Maxwell professors Amy Lutz, Gladys McCormick, and Corri Zoli weigh in on the executive order to construct a wall along the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border in The Daily Orange article. Glady McCormick especially stating concerns that aren't commonly heard in this debate. She said, "there might be unintended consequences of the wall, especially with environmental impacts. She said there are delicate habitats along the border that play important roles in migration of wildlife and the growth of flora and fauna,"
“The transportation funds can (not only) get the personnel coming down here, but visitors,” Michael Wasylenko, professor of economics, said. “It would have a very good economic impact for us as a region.”
Next week, Professor of Political Science Mehrzad Boroujerdi said, the University planned to host a scholar who has been imprisoned in Iran. Now, he is unsure if the scholar will be able to come to SU at all. “It’s a serious infringement on our academic rights,” he said.
“She has no expertise or experience in the educational world,” Kristi Andersen, professor emerita of political science, says. “She has not been a teacher, she has not been an administrator, she has not been a policymaker, she has not worked for an educational think tank and she has not written about education.”