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Maxwell and Whitman Launch Joint Graduate Program in Sustainable Organizations and Policy

This joint program leverages the national reputations and programmatic strengths of both schools in preparing students to be versatile, multidisciplinary, forward-looking experts and leaders ready to take on the important challenges across the globe related to sustainability.

January 29, 2024

Council of Europe Agreement a ‘Gem of an Opportunity’ for Syracuse Students and Faculty

It adds internships for those studying in Strasbourg, France, as well as research opportunities for faculty and students interested in human rights, democracy and the rule of law. 

December 22, 2023

On the Eve of 100: Orange Central Attendees Hear Plans to Celebrate Maxwell’s Centennial

Dean David M. Van Slyke told the crowd that the year ahead will include celebrations and other engagement opportunities united by a theme borrowed from the Athenian Oath—‘Ever Strive.’

October 6, 2023

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Moynihan Institute’s Longtime Leader Says She Was ‘Honored to Be Part of the Mission’

Recent retiree Margaret ‘Peg’ Hermann greatly expanded the institute’s global reach and served as a mentor to countless students.

March 22, 2023

Syracuse’s Black History Maker: DC Community Organizer Charles ‘Chuck’ Hicks ’69

The Maxwell School alumnus became the first Black president of the Student Government Association and helped form the Black Student Union.

February 10, 2023

Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in DC

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

December 14, 2022

David Bennett Knows America

Probably no one knows American history like David H. Bennett. He’s been teaching it at Maxwell for more than 50 years.
Though retired, he will teach his recent-history course one last time this fall.
. . . Because David Bennett sees history being made before our very eyes.
June 21, 2020

University website features the history of Maxwell’s VIP visitors

As part of its ongoing initiative to highlight historical content during SU’s 150th anniversary year, the Syracuse University website now includes a report on well-known figures from politics and public life who have visited and spoken at the Maxwell School.

February 6, 2020

See related: Centennial, School History

Dwight Waldo Started It All

In 1968, a Maxwell professor with no patience for the “dispassionate bureaucrat” model assembled young scholars to tackle the era’s upheavals.
December 12, 2019

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INSCT renamed SU Institute for Security Policy and Law

The institute’s new name and identity reflect this growth in topics and activities, and it acknowledges the Institute’s longstanding flexibility in addressing evolving security challenges—both within the United States and around the world—through interdisciplinary research, teaching, public service and policy analysis.

November 11, 2019

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