Skip to content

Maxwell School News and Commentary

Filtered by: Democracy

Thorson Quoted in New York Times Piece on Political Misinformation

December 21, 2021
Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, says that email helped lies that the 2020 election was rigged gain traction. Read more in the New York Times article, "Now in Your Inbox: Political Misinformation."

Herrold Piece on the Summit for Democracy Published in Foreign Policy

December 16, 2021
President Joe Biden recently held a virtual Summit for Democracy to amplify U.S. commitments to defend democracy. But what can the Biden administration realistically hope to achieve from the summit? Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says, "A humbler approach is needed in which the United States creates a platform for dialogue about how to shift power to citizens rather than prescribing democracy templates." In their article "When Promoting Democracy, Less Is More," published in Foreign Policy, Herrold and co-author Aseem Prakash recommend three primary reforms.

See related: Democracy , Diplomacy

Hammond, Reeher Op-Ed on Redistricting NY Published on Syracuse.com

November 12, 2021
"Redistricting NY: It’s more than drawing lines on a map," authored by Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, and Grant Reeher, professor of political science, was published on Syracuse.com.

Syracuse Mayoral Candidates to Debate on Campbell Conversations

October 20, 2021
Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, will moderate a debate between Syracuse's mayoral candidates: incumbent Ben Walsh, an independent who is running on the Independence Party line, the Democratic Party nominee Khalid Bey, and the Republican nominee, Janet Burman.

Rasmussen's book Fears of a Setting Sun featured in NY Times article

July 28, 2021
Professor Dennis Rasmussen's book, "Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders," was featured in the New York Times article, "George Washington Feared for America and Other Truths About the Founders We’ve Frozen in Time."

See related: Government , Democracy

Alumni Spotlight: Into the Fray

July 12, 2021
Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 Joins Congress Days Before Capitol Riot

Thompson quoted in The Hill article on banning communion for Biden

June 21, 2021
"There really is a tension between bishops and that tension has always existed in the USCCB (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops), it’s always been there. It’s just a question of what is predominant," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

Reeher quoted in The Hill article on Biden, success of democracies

June 10, 2021
"Biden does have a challenge," says Professor Grant Reeher. "He is arguing, 'I am here as the American president to be the leading voice.' But then he is subject to people saying, 'Wait a minute, look at what you folks have been going through. Why is it you? Why isn’t it [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel? Or one of the other leaders?'"

Explore by:

Communications and Media Relations Office
200 Eggers Hall