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Taylor Weighs In on President Putin’s Announcement That He Will Run Again in RFE/RL Article

"Everyone knew this was coming and the only questions were when and how exactly the announcement would be made," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "Usually, things like this don’t happen by accident in Russian politics," he says.
December 20, 2023

See related: Elections, Government, Russia

Food Insecurity, Race and Ethnicity, and Cognitive Function Among United States Older Adults

Haowei Wang, Naglaa El-Abbadi

"Food Insecurity, Race and Ethnicity, and Cognitive Function Among United States Older Adults," co-authored by Haowei Wang, assistant professor of sociology, was published in the Journal of Nutrition.

December 19, 2023

Ryan St. Jean Named a 2024 Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow

Ryan St. Jean ’24, an international relations major in the Maxwell School, has been named a 2024 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow. He is one of only 45 recipients chosen from hundreds of applicants from around the nation for this prestigious honor.
December 19, 2023

The Government Must Revise Public Housing Policies to Protect Vulnerable Populations from Evictions

Caroline Grabowski
This brief describes how the Anit-Drug Abuse Act negatively affects housing outcomes among people who use drugs and their families and advocates for an approach that prioritizes the long-term health and wellbeing among public housing tenants.
December 19, 2023

Shared Occupancy and Property Tax Arrears

Wilfred Anim-Odame, Precious Brenni, Damian Damianov, and Dennis Philip
This report, by Damian Damianov, finds that the effects of shared occupancy arrangements are moderated by reciprocity, where compliance levels are higher in shared dwellings located closer to public services and amenities.
December 18, 2023

Localizing Democracy Promotion

Catherine E. Herrold, PhD
This policy brief argues that U.S. strategies to promote democracy have been largely unsuccessful because they misinterpret local understandings of what democracy means, and they overlook local organizations.
December 18, 2023

Sultana Discusses the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) with BBC Newshour, CBC Radio, NY Times

"One of the challenges that's coming out of the COP is a focus on language rather than actual politics," says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment. "So we can talk about abated/unabated [fossil fuels], whether there's possibilities for different forms of use, which source it's coming from. But I think what we really need to focus on is the overall production."

December 13, 2023

From the Alumni Director: Mapping Our Impact

Director of Alumni Relations, Jess Murray's fall 2023 letter to alumni and friends. 
December 13, 2023

See related: Centennial

Ukrainian Students Find Refuge in a Community with a History of Supporting Those Impacted by War

Nearly two years after the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukrainian students find refuge in a community of scholars with a long history of supporting those impacted by war.

December 13, 2023

From the Dean: Considering Those Impacted by War and Taking Stock in Our Work

Dean David M. Van Slyke writes to alumni about the conflicts in the Middle East and in Ukraine. 
December 13, 2023

Khalil Weighs In on Trump’s Statement on Abraham Accords, Peace in the Middle East in PolitiFact

"The Abraham Accords did not achieve peace in the Middle East or help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. 

December 12, 2023

Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Reproductive Healthcare for Black and White Women

Emma Weiden
This brief summarizes disparities in reproductive healthcare outcomes for Black women compared to White women in the U.S., advocates for policy changes, and provides recommendations for addressing racial disparities to create more equitable reproductive healthcare.
December 12, 2023

McDowell Contributes to Inkstick Piece on the United States’ Geoeconomic Strategy

"Yes, de-dollarization is real, and it is happening. No, this does not mean that the dollar’s days are numbered," says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

December 12, 2023

Exploring the Connections Between Food and Democracy

At a gathering in Chicago last August, the leader of the new Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) led a conversation about the connections between food and democracy. 

December 12, 2023

See related: Food Security

Educational Exchanges with Chinese Universities Return to Campus for First Time Since 2019

Executive Education hosted 12 master of public administration and 13 master of business administration students from the faculty of economics and management at East China Normal University (ECNU) from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10 for the program, public management and leadership.

December 11, 2023

See related: Student Experience

Iona Volynets Named a 2024 Marshall Scholar

Iona Volynets, a senior majoring in history and international relations, is one of 51 students selected from around the country and is Syracuse University’s sixth Marshall Scholar.

December 11, 2023

See related: Academic Scholarships

Alumna Strives to Keep Her Longtime Home in the Forefront

Before attending the Maxwell School to pursue an MPA, Linh Nguyen supported Ukraine’s work to rebuild Mariupol following Russia’s 2014 attacks.

December 11, 2023

Banks Discusses the Insurrection Act, Trump’s Proposed Use of the Military in AP Article

“There is a big thumb on the scale in favor of the president’s interpretation of whether the order is lawful,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “You’d have a really big row to hoe and you would have a big fuss inside the military if you chose not to follow a presidential order.”

December 10, 2023

Popp Quoted in MIT Technology Review Article on the Return of Cleantech

“What is the path to market for these technologies?” asks David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. He attributes the collapse of startups in cleantech 1.0 largely to the lack of demand for green products in highly competitive commodity markets.

December 9, 2023

Landes Comments on US Census Bureau Changes to Questions About Disabilities in AP Article

The bureau has spent time, money and energy trying to improve counts of racial and ethnic minorities who have been historically undercounted, but the statistical agency seems willing to adapt questions that will shortchange the numbers of people with disabilities, says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology.

December 8, 2023
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