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On Tragedy’s Anniversary, Former NASA Leader Sean O’Keefe Reflects on the ‘Price of Diligence’

January 31, 2023

O’Keefe, a Maxwell School alumnus and Syracuse University Professor, was at the helm 20 years ago when Columbia broke apart while returning from a space research mission. 

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

January 27, 2023

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

Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Piece on Trump’s Political Future

January 19, 2023

“Trump starts off with a huge advantage in terms of name recognition and money in the bank—not his own money, but money from 2020 and money that he’s raising now,” says Shana Kushner Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. “So there is absolutely the case that he could be the nominee.”

Thompson Talks to WRVO About the Scrutiny Surrounding Rep. George Santos

January 18, 2023

"If people decide that they will vote for somebody, regardless of what they may have done in their past, that's one thing," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "But if they vote under the misconception that somebody is what they say they are and then they find out later when it's too late that [it] is wrong. That's a very different situation."

Barton Piece on the Problem with Primaries Published in American Purpose

January 12, 2023

"The Problem with Primaries," written by Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in American Purpose. "To free political parties from fringe candidates, we need to eliminate primaries that favor extremes," says Barton.

Gadarian’s “Pandemic Politics” Reviewed by Foreign Affairs

January 10, 2023

"Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID" (Princeton University Press, 2022), co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs. "Their book is a sophisticated study, based on voluminous data, of U.S. politics as revealed by the strains and stresses of the pandemic," writes Jessica T. Mathews. 

Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article

January 2, 2023

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.

Gadarian Talks to The Guardian About Abortion Activists Building on Midterm Election Wins

December 19, 2022

“The state level is probably where abortion rights advocates will need to work, and have had some success in the last year,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

Connected in the Capital: Washington, D.C., Is Home to a Vast Maxwell Network

December 14, 2022
The nation's capital is home to a thriving academic program and the greatest concentration of Maxwell School alumni outside of New York. 

Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute Tackles a ‘Daunting Problem’

December 14, 2022

Distrust in the media, fueled by disinformation and partisan outlets, is among the reasons Syracuse University is opening the Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute in D.C.

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