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The Impact of Industrial Animal Agriculture on the Physical Health of Communities of Color

Mariana Zepeda
This brief summarizes the health risks for communities located near CAFOs. Additionally, it calls for government regulations that improve transparency, management, and consumer empowerment.
March 19, 2024

Taylor Discusses Putin and Russia’s Presidential Election With CBS News, Newsweek, Al Jazeera

“Really, we have 24 years of watching Putin build an increasingly repressive, authoritarian state. So the main purpose of elections like this in an authoritarian country is to show everyone that Putin is forever, there is no alternative to Putin, there's no point in resisting his state,” says Brian Taylor, director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

March 18, 2024

Emily Thorson Talks to KQED About Policy Misperceptions

"The more politicized a misperception is, the more it's tied up with someone's party identity, the more likely it is to be a product of people's political attitudes rather than something that affects those attitudes," says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science.

March 15, 2024

Reeher Speaks With El País and Newsweek About a Second Donald Trump Term

Trump’s return to the White House would mark a radical change from Biden’s multilateralism, says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “[There would be] an emphasis on bilateral rather than multilateral relations, and a general reduction in American involvement in international affairs,” he says.

March 14, 2024

In New Book, Khalil Explores Post-Vietnam Failures in US Domestic and Foreign Policies

Osamah F. Khalil

Osamah Khalil, professor of history and chair of the International Relations Undergraduate Program, has written “A World of Enemies: America’s Wars at Home and Abroad from Kennedy to Biden” (Harvard University Press, 2024).

March 13, 2024

9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

The awards are funded by a 2022 MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s root causes and ideas that may resolve its economic and social inequalities, says Kendall Phillips, Lender Center interim director.

March 13, 2024

Barton Discusses the Root Cause for Political Dysfunction in the US on NFRPP Webinar

"The vast majority of members of Congress...come from safe districts that are decidedly red or decidedly blue. And so the primary election is the only consequential election that those members run in and if those elections are determined by nothing but their partisan base, it's a pretty clear through line to how that really distorts our politics," says Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 13, 2024

Waiving SNAP Interviews during the COVID19 Pandemic Increased SNAP Caseloads

Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe
This brief summarizes findings from a recent study that used data from SNAP offices across 10 states to examine the impact of SNAP interview waivers on SNAP caseloads from January 5th to April 30th of 2021. 
March 12, 2024

Report Co-Authored by Golden on Economic Impact of Bio-based Products Highlighted by USDA

The report, based on 2021 data, showed that the biobased products industry continued to grow, even during the economic setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2024

Pollster Joins Maxwell School Panel to Explore Super Tuesday and Beyond

John Zogby ’74 M.A. (Hist) joined political scientists for the State of Democracy lecture to examine voter turnout and other top issues affecting the 2024 election.

March 8, 2024

Gadarian Talks to USA Today About the Alabama IVF Ruling and Its Impact on Voters

“I think IVF is an issue that hasn't been politicized before and could be one that could get people thinking about the ways that reproductive health is connected to politics and engage them,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “It may push people to the polls.”

March 8, 2024

Elizabeth Armstrong Named Maxwell School’s New Assistant Dean for Advancement

A 2013 Maxwell alumna, Armstrong will lead the school’s advancement team to build engagement in support of philanthropic priorities that ensure student success and faculty excellence. 

March 7, 2024

Keck Weighs In on SCOTUS’s Trump Primary Ruling in Al Jazeera Article

“It was definitely always a long shot and the ruling is not surprising,” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. But, he adds, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling opened up larger questions about what guardrails exist to protect US democracy.

March 7, 2024

Koch Speaks With Freakonomics Radio About Why Arizona Grows Feed for Cows in Saudi Arabia

"What makes Arizona special is that when you have this desert land, you can grow alfalfa at an incredibly fast rate because of the amount of sunshine. So, as long as you have plentiful water, you can just grow," says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment.

March 6, 2024

Cognitive Functioning is Higher among Older Adults in Walkable Neighborhoods

Tse-Chuan Yang, Seulki Kim, Seung-won Emily Choi, Shannon Halloway, Uchechi A. Mitchell, and Benjamin A. Shaw
This brief summarizes findings from a study that aims to understand how U.S. older adults’ (age 65+) exposures to residential neighborhood environments – specifically walkability and concentrated socioeconomic disadvantage – are associated with their cognitive functioning between 2010 and 2018.
March 5, 2024

Property Tax Assessment and Housing Market Cycles

Christopher Berry and Qining Wang
This report, by Christopher Berry, finds that the sources of property tax stability derive primarily from a failure to fully adjust assessed values as market values change within a jurisdiction. 
March 4, 2024

History Professor David Bennett’s Ties to Men’s Basketball Program Span Generations

He’s been in attendance for the home coaching debuts of the last five Syracuse head coaches.

March 4, 2024

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New Degree Program Explores the Intersection of Law, Society and Policy

The interdisciplinary integrated learning major offered at the Maxwell School capitalizes on faculty expertise and widens student career pathways.

March 4, 2024

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Reeher Talks to the Mirror, Newsweek, VOA News About Trump, Presidential Election

“Even among the Republican primary voters, there are 40% of the people in that state who preferred Haley to Trump,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “So, bearing in mind that Trump is a former president, has four years of a presidential record, lost a pretty close election in 2020...there's a significant chunk of the Republican Party that is not happy with him.”

March 1, 2024

Heflin Quoted in US News Article on MPA and MPP Degrees

“Demand for our highly ranked M.P.A. program remains strong with increased student interest in certificates of advanced study,” says Colleen Heflin, associate dean, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs. “Particularly in the areas of data analytics for public policy, security studies, and conflict and collaboration.”

February 29, 2024
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