U.S Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Nuria Esparch, Amma Felix and Shiro Gnanaselvam are among 39 public administration leaders who have been named 2021 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellows.
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).
This summer, Maxwell convened Minnowbrook at 50, an anniversary conference on the same hallowed ground. For most who attended, the times seemed no less volatile, and deciding how public administrators and scholars meet an era’s challenges proved anything but simple.
Before there was an “NGO sector,” young people who wanted to go overseas and change lives joined the Peace Corps. They still do. Among hundreds of alumni who served in the Corps, we reached out to these seven to see how the experience nourished their public-service psyche and connected to their Maxwell education.