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Koch Weighs In on the Location of the UN’s 2024 Climate Summit in NY Times Article

While there is an unavoidable conflict in a petrostate hosting a climate summit, it may also be fitting: The country that was home to the oil industry’s beginnings may also host negotiations that could one day bring the petroleum era to an end. “It is possible to frame it as something of a closure,” says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment.


January 17, 2024

Research in a Closed Political Context, COVID, and Across Languages

Darzhan Kazbekova, Rebecca Schewe

"Research in a Closed Political Context, COVID, and Across Languages: Methodological Lessons, Messages, and Ideas," co-authored by Darzhan Kazbekova, graduate research associate in the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Rebecca Schewe, associate professor of sociology, was published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

June 26, 2023

New Book Edited by Gueorguiev Examines the Increasingly Dire State of Academic Freedom in Asia

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, has contributed to and edited "New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia" (Columbia University Press, 2023). 

March 16, 2023

Exec Ed alum links Syracuse’s disability rights work with Uzbekistan

“I am truly impressed by how the academic and research environment for persons with disabilities is advanced and promising for replication in Uzbekistan,” said Mirjakhon Turdiev, a current social science Ph.D. candidate. “A rights-based approach to persons with disabilities and disability understanding in general is something I planned to export to Uzbekistan.” 

October 20, 2020

Maxwell School expands connection with Kazakhstan

“We enjoy working with students from Kazakhstan because they are so appreciative of their opportunity to study at the Maxwell School,” says Steve Lux, director of the Executive Education program. “Every one of them are eager to apply what they have learned to the challenges facing their country."

June 13, 2019

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