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Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the 1619 Project, Discusses Her Groundbreaking Work

November 10, 2022

The event, co-sponsored by the Maxwell School, was moderated by  Jessica Lynn Elliott, a fourth-year Ph.D. history student.

At Maxwell, George Washington Finds Company

October 7, 2022

A new exhibit, titled “A Conversation with George Washington” is part of an ongoing, wide-ranging effort to foster inclusion and elicit conversations over a central theme of importance to the Maxwell community: citizenship. 

Abelaaty Shares Her Advice on Being a Foreign-Born Academic in Chronicle of Higher Education

May 6, 2022

Lamis Abdelaaty, assistant professor of political science, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education piece "What foreign-born academics want you to know."

See related: Education, Inclusion

In Memoriam: Charles Willie G’57, H’92, A Champion for Social Justice

January 18, 2022
The legacy of alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. 

Jackson Reflects on Bell Hooks' Legacy in Washington Post

December 19, 2021
Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, reflects on bell hooks’ legacy in the Washington Post's The Lily article, "Black women share what bell hooks taught them about feminism."

Sultana Discusses Diversity, Climate Research with Carbon Brief

October 7, 2021
Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, is included in the Carbon Brief article, "Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research."

See related: Climate Change, Inclusion

A Call to be ‘Audacious and Bold’

July 20, 2021
Maxwell's advisory board has a vital role in guiding the School's efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

May 17, 2021
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 

See related: Inclusion, Race & Ethnicity

Radcliffe quoted in Marketplace piece on companies, voter restrictions

April 15, 2021
Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, says that although taking a stand can be tricky, "if companies are dragging their feet or not getting involved when fundamental questions of democracy are at stake, that could be a long-term threat." 

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021
 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."

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