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Reeher Speaks With El País and Newsweek About a Second Donald Trump Term

Trump’s return to the White House would mark a radical change from Biden’s multilateralism, says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “[There would be] an emphasis on bilateral rather than multilateral relations, and a general reduction in American involvement in international affairs,” he says.

March 14, 2024

9 Projects Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grants

The awards are funded by a 2022 MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s root causes and ideas that may resolve its economic and social inequalities, says Kendall Phillips, Lender Center interim director.

March 13, 2024

Barton Discusses the Root Cause for Political Dysfunction in the US on NFRPP Webinar

"The vast majority of members of Congress...come from safe districts that are decidedly red or decidedly blue. And so the primary election is the only consequential election that those members run in and if those elections are determined by nothing but their partisan base, it's a pretty clear through line to how that really distorts our politics," says Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 13, 2024

Gadarian Talks to USA Today About the Alabama IVF Ruling and Its Impact on Voters

“I think IVF is an issue that hasn't been politicized before and could be one that could get people thinking about the ways that reproductive health is connected to politics and engage them,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “It may push people to the polls.”

March 8, 2024

Gadarian Talks to BBC News, States Newsroom About the Alabama IVF Ruling

“IVF is a pretty common procedure now, and if someone directly hasn’t gone through it, it is relatively common among groups that are more likely to be conservative,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research. “These are procedures people think of as important in their own lives and are probably separable from abortion.”

February 26, 2024

Reeher Discusses Tom Suozzi’s Win in NY Special Election for House Seat With AP, Roll Call, US News

“If I were a Democratic consultant or strategist, I would be taking a huge grain of salt before I base my playbook on this election,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

February 15, 2024

$1.5 Million Grant Expands Study of ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Fees for Incarcerated Individuals

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, assistant professor of sociology, is among a trio of researchers who’ve launched the Captive Money Lab with the support of Arnold Ventures.

February 13, 2024

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

Mazza Fellowship Provides Local Government Experience to MPA Student Nate Cole

He is the fourth recipient of the Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship, named in honor of a 1985 alumnus. 

January 17, 2024

Maxwell Students Take Honors in City of Syracuse’s Inaugural Open Data Day

Encouraged by Associate Professor Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, the group of mostly MPA students used public data to address city transportation challenges.

January 10, 2024

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