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Herrold Serves as Keynote Panelist at Civil Society Summit Co-Hosted by USAID, SDC, Partners Global

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed different strategies for civil society under threat and highlighted the need for continued investment in civil society organization resilience as essential to defending democratic principles and achieving social justice.

July 8, 2024

IDJC Launches New Poll With Ipsos That Tracks Attitudes Toward Civic Engagement, Democracy

Initial findings found that Republicans were more invested in watching the first presidential debate between President Biden and former President Trump than Democrats or independents.  

July 1, 2024

Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship Honors ‘Admirable Life’

Zoe Tatum Best, a rising senior majoring in political science, is the recipient of this year’s Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship, which honors the life of a Maxwell School student who passed away from an undetected heart ailment while studying abroad in 2008. 

June 21, 2024

Alumna Pia Rogers to Offer Keynote at MPA Convocation

Latest cohort of graduates receive degrees as Maxwell celebrates its centennial. 

June 20, 2024

100 Together: Alumna Rosalind ‘Roz’ Rudolph Shares a Special Birthday With the Maxwell School

Born on July 30, 1924, she was just three months old when the school was founded by entrepreneur George H. Maxwell. Some 18 years later, Rudolph—whose maiden name is Millinger—left her home in New York to attend the school, which fostered her lifelong interest in world affairs, politics and government.

June 20, 2024

See related: Centennial, School History

Remembering a Maxwell Torchbearer: Michael O. Sawyer

The late professor was instrumental in shaping citizenship curriculum and impacted thousands of students in his more than 40 years on the faculty. 

June 18, 2024

See related: Centennial, School History

Maxwell’s First Female Full-Time Professor Was an ‘Indomitable Presence’

Marguerite J. Fisher was a revered teacher known for her international scholarship and activism for domestic social issues. 

June 17, 2024

See related: Centennial, School History

Maxwell at 100: Expanding Views of Citizenship and a Wider World View

The Maxwell School has evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world while continuing its focus on citizenship. 

June 13, 2024

Fairchild Receives Mellon Foundation Grant for Project Focused on Pandemic Backlash, Public Health

The educational and research resource will create “new, urgently needed, accessible opportunities for the humanities to speak to public health and broaden access to humanities higher learning opportunities,” says Professor Amy Fairchild, who is principal investigator (PI).

June 12, 2024

In Memoriam: Doris ‘Dottie’ Payson, Advisory Board Member, Philanthropist

Doris “Dottie” Payson ’57 passed away on Feb. 12, 2024, at the age of 87. She served on the Maxwell Advisory Board from 1998 to 2013 and was a life member of the University’s Board of Trustees, which she joined in 2000.

June 12, 2024

See related: In Memoriam

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