Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Blockwood Discusses the Challenges of Selecting Our Nation’s Leaders in The Fulcrum
"Selecting our nation’s leaders is becoming increasingly complex and challenging, but we can make it more effective by ensuring the processes—for elections as well as appointments—reinforce democracy rather than erode our confidence in it," says James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.
See related: Congress, Federal, SCOTUS, U.S. Elections, United States
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.
See related: Children, Adolescents, Civil Rights, State & Local
McCormick Talks With BBC Newshour About the US Trial of Mexico’s Former Drug Czar
"Here we have yet one more opportunity to fully flesh out and understand what went wrong with the drug war in Mexico and why it could arguably be considered to be a colossal failure," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.
See related: Crime & Violence, Latin America & the Caribbean, Law
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.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, IDD, Physical Ability, United States
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.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Grant Awards, Health Policy, Mental Health
Human Rights Crimes Advisor Gains Critical Skills in Executive Master's in IR Program in DC
"When I saw Syracuse was offering an executive master’s program in conjunction with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, I knew this would be a great opportunity to work on the theory around the intersection of national security and human rights," says Heather Fischer, senior advisor for human rights crimes at Thomson Reuters Special Services.
See related: Human Rights, Student Experience, Washington, D.C.
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.
See related: Civil Rights, Gender and Sex, Housing, United States
Reeher Weighs in on Changing NY Sentencing Rules in Syracuse.com Article
Grant Reeher, professor of political science says the bills sound like they make sense and they could not only help lower some of the expensive costs of incarceration, but also help with some social issues. “But politically, the timing of these things couldn’t be worse,” Reeher says.
See related: Civil Rights, Crime & Violence, Government, New York State, Race & Ethnicity, State & Local
Yinger Quoted in Economist Article on Decline in Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
"I think it’s fair to say that there’s still some discrimination, but it’s not very common," says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs.
See related: Civil Rights, Housing, Race & Ethnicity, United States
Landes Piece on COVID’s Impact on Immunocompromised People Published by Hastings Center
"Moving On from Covid? Immunocompromised People Can’t," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published by the Hastings Center.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Health Policy