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Dwight Waldo Started It All

In 1968, a Maxwell professor with no patience for the “dispassionate bureaucrat” model assembled young scholars to tackle the era’s upheavals.
December 12, 2019

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INSCT renamed SU Institute for Security Policy and Law

The institute’s new name and identity reflect this growth in topics and activities, and it acknowledges the Institute’s longstanding flexibility in addressing evolving security challenges—both within the United States and around the world—through interdisciplinary research, teaching, public service and policy analysis.

November 11, 2019

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Urge to Serve

A new program helps veterans convert their sense of community investment to civic engagement and political office.

September 1, 2019

Worthy Endeavors

As undergraduate programs have become more visible, Maxwell donors—many of them alumni of the undergraduate majors themselves—have grown more eager to support those programs.

September 1, 2019

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95-Year-Old Maxwell School Welcomes its First Freshman Class

Beginning this fall, for the first time ever, students planning to major in the social sciences applied and were admitted directly to the Maxwell School. Prior to this, students applied to A&S, and they became a Maxwell student only if they declared a Maxwell major, usually sometime around the end of their sophomore year.

August 27, 2019

Syracuse University Announces the Establishment of New Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

The symposium convened faculty, scholars and experts for a daylong discussion about governance opportunities and challenges prompted by the rapidly developing field of autonomous systems.
June 19, 2019

First Class

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.

June 1, 2019

Climate Change in the Classroom

New courses and a new major meet University-wide student interest in the challenges of energy, environment, and sustainability.

June 1, 2019

SU, JPMorgan Chase collaboration opens path to political careers for veterans

With initial support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs are collaborating to introduce a new and innovative program for veterans and military family members who aspire to public office or another form of a political career.
April 9, 2019

Who Makes the Rules?

That will be just one question considered when a new Syracuse University institute, housed at Maxwell, addresses the policy issues and social impacts associated with drones, self-driving cars, and other autonomous systems.

February 1, 2019

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