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In the News: Margaret E. Lane

Maxwell and India — An Enduring Partnership

The relationship between the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the government and people of India dates back more than 70 years, with thousands of senior officials taking advantage of Executive Education’s training and degree programs, and others study through some of the most prestigious fellowships offered.

January 25, 2024

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Humphrey Fellows Begin 10-Month Program

With a robust orientation behind them, eleven Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from 10 emerging democracies and developing countries have embarked on a 10-month program involving graduate study, professional development and cultural exchange.

October 20, 2023

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Peer to Peer Forums Showcase Expertise, Global Perspectives

Eleven Executive Education students, fellows or scholars presented at Peer to Peer forums during this academic year. The sessions included a 15- to 20-minute presentation followed by a robust question-and-answer session. Presenters came from across Maxwell’s Executive Education programs, including the Humphrey Fellows cohort.

May 31, 2023

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Humphrey Fellows Hone Crisis Leadership Skills

This was the 11th year the Maxwell School has hosted, and Executive Education has administered, the “Leadership and Governance During Times of Crisis” workshop for Humphrey Fellows, midcareer international professionals pursuing professional enrichment and non-degree graduate study at designated U.S. campuses. 

April 4, 2023

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Midcareer Students from Mexico Converge on DC to Explore US Political Systems and Policymaking

The program, which ran Jan. 23-27, was titled “U.S. Government and Politics: Policy and Decision Making” and offered participants an overview of U.S. political institutions, elections and federal systems; and touched on some of the most fractious issues facing U.S. policymakers today, including guns, immigration and the role of media.

February 7, 2023

Humphrey Fellows Kick Off Syracuse Experience

During orientation in early August, 11 Maxwell Humphrey Fellows from nine countries broke into small groups to get to know each other. Activities that build relationships and other orientation events set the stage for the 2021-22 cohort’s 10-month program of professional development, academic study and cultural exchange at Syracuse University.
September 10, 2021

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Humphrey Fellows leave with new tools and many memories

At least one Maxwell School Hubert H. Humphrey fellow closed her Syracuse University chapter with good-natured relief at navigating logistical challenges of the program, truncated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Failure was not an option,” Piyabelan Bouyo of Togo said during the Humphrey year-end celebration.
July 9, 2021

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Humphrey Fellows return home with proposals to lead change

Ramiro Suárez Galán plans to spend the next six months pitching a plan for a financial oversight office in his home state of Oaxaca, Mexico. 
July 9, 2021

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Grads set to make the world greater, better and more beautiful

The Maxwell School closed its 2020-2021 academic year the same way it met the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic: a mix of health precautions, expanded technology and commitment to tradition. That meant a prerecorded graduate convocation and faculty farewells via video. Maxwell’s May 22 graduate convocation also included speeches and award presentations, capped with recitation of the Athenian Oath.
June 22, 2021

Prepare for crises, speakers tell Humphrey Fellows

The global pandemic kept Humphrey Fellows from gathering at Syracuse University for an annual workshop on crisis management. But a virtual program taught lessons relevant to the ongoing public health crisis as well as strategies to prepare for future crises.
April 19, 2021

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In a challenging year, Humphrey Fellows focus on program goals

Syracuse’s 2020-21 fellows hail from Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo. The midcareer professionals will engage in academic study, professional development and cultural exchange.
January 25, 2021

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Amid impeachment trial, UPA program provides look at US politics

About 20 public policy graduate students from the Universidad Panamericana’s (UPA) Mexico City campus arrived in Washington, D.C., in the middle of the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. “They had lots of questions, from the politics of impeachment, to the mechanics, to what it said about the structure of U.S. political institutions,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

February 17, 2020

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December graduates celebrate new skills, strong relationships

Eleven Executive Education students from seven countries celebrated their December completion of Maxwell graduate degrees or certificate programs. The graduates are midcareer professionals who shared their international perspectives, learned from each other and Maxwell faculty, eager to return to their native countries to implement new skills.
December 19, 2019

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Peer to Peer provides insight into program participants’ experience

Peer to Peer reflects the diverse professional experience and interests of Maxwell’s midcareer professionals, says Margaret E. Lane, Executive Education's assistant director. “Our students are leaders of organizations and agencies from around the globe who are dedicated to public service and have insights to share,” she says. “In sharing their insights, they enrich us all.”

August 8, 2019

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Maxwell alum appointed Beverly Hills city clerk

As city clerk, Huma Ahmed '16 E.M.P.A./CAS (Conflict Resolution) will be the community face of the city, working with the city manager and translating the professional language of the city to the people.

June 25, 2019

Humphrey Fellows celebrate year of new perspectives

The 2018-19 Humphrey Fellows recently celebrated ten months of academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange at Syracuse University. The Fellowship honor the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his lifelong commitment to international cooperation and public service.

May 9, 2019

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Universidad Panamericana students spend week in DC with Reeher

“The UPA program in Washington is a great two-way learning experience,” said Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “I easily learn as much from the participants as they glean from me.”

April 3, 2019
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