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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

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

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

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

Reeher Comments on House Republicans, Trump in Newsweek and Washington Examiner Articles

"We've seen moments where there are more heavy exits from Congress, and that it is like a canary in the coal mine," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. "If I'm the speaker, I'm definitely worried."

February 23, 2024

Maxwell Students, Alumni Named Finalists for the 2024 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the fellows program is a flagship leadership development opportunity for advanced-degree candidates who, if selected, receive two-year appointments within federal agencies. 

February 20, 2024

Syracuse University Named to Federal AI Safety Consortium

The Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, housed in the Maxwell School, is an inaugural member of U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium.

February 14, 2024

$1.5 Million Grant Expands Study of ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Fees for Incarcerated Individuals

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, assistant professor of sociology, is among a trio of researchers who’ve launched the Captive Money Lab with the support of Arnold Ventures.

February 13, 2024

Landes Weighs In on US Census Bureau Change in How It Asks About Disabilities in AP Article

“Good news. Good news. Good news,” says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology and O'Hanley Faculty Scholar. “They got the message that we need to engage.”

February 8, 2024

Reeher Quoted in BBC Article on Trump’s Defamation Defeat

"It's hurt the general population's views of him, but it's fueled and strengthened his base, and even driven some Republicans on the fence to 'stay loyal' to the cause," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. "Trump has been trying to wear these legal troubles as a badge of honor for his victimization, and of his commitment to his supporters."

February 6, 2024

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