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Tanner Lecture: Best-Selling Author Michelle Alexander Meets Those She Inspired

The author of ‘The New Jim Crow’ joined Maxwell’s Grant Reeher for a wide-ranging conversation on the impact of mass incarceration, the intersection of spirituality and justice, and the commitment to ideals in the face of adversity.

November 15, 2023

Keck Weighs In on New Academic Freedom Principles in Inside Higher Ed Article

Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, says the Princeton Principles do improve on the Chicago principles, which don’t use the term “academic freedom.” But he says the Princeton Principles still seem to privilege free speech over academic freedom. 

September 21, 2023

Campbell Piece on US Military, White Supremacy and Affirmative Action Published in CounterPunch

"This contradiction of diminishing equity in access to higher education while maintaining the recruitment of non-whites to fight to defend the system of white racism is a contradiction that is coming to the fore in the United States," writes Horace Campbell, professor of political science.
July 17, 2023

Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race

Michah Rothbart, Colleen Heflin

"Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race," co-authored by public administration and international affairs professors Michah Rothbart and Colleen Heflin, was published in Children and Youth Services Review.

February 1, 2023

NBA Hall of Famer and Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing ’66 to Speak at Syracuse University on Feb. 17

The legendary athlete will reflect on his past experiences, current challenges and work to uplift Black youth.

January 27, 2023

Changing Faces of Political Women in Tokyo

Margarita Estévez-Abe

This article, written by Professor of Political Science Margarita Estévez-Abe and published in the Japanese Journal of Political Science, examines the biographies of female local politicians in Tokyo's 23 Special Ward assemblies to understand the rise of Mama Giin.

January 6, 2023

Landes Speaks with Academic Minute About the COVID-19 Burden on People with Disabilities

"There is a well-documented history in the U.S. of marginalizing people with IDD (intellectual or developmental disability). Our hope is that we will not add to that history, but will take the necessary steps to ensure that people with IDD are provided the opportunity to live and thrive in the midst of the ongoing pandemic," says Landes, associate professor of sociology.

January 4, 2023

Who Benefits from the Protection of Religious and Anti-Religious Speech by the U.S. Supreme Court

Nathan T. Carrington , Thomas M. Keck, Claire Sigsworth

"Minority Rights, Governing Regimes, or Secular Elites: Who Benefits from the Protection of Religious and Anti-Religious Speech by the U.S. Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights?," co-authored by Maxwell alum Nathan Carrington, Professor of Political Science Thomas Keck and political science Ph.D. student Claire Sigsworth, was published in the Journal of Law and Courts.

December 21, 2022

COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health

Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia. 

December 12, 2022

Greene Talks to PBS NewsHour About Reentry Programs for Transgender Women

"No trans women that I formally interviewed or met in the course of my field research wanted to or felt safe in men's housing programs," says Joss Greene, assistant professor of sociology. 

December 5, 2022

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