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Sharp Discusses the Election of 1800 With the Washington Post

July 27, 2022

Professor Emeritus James Roger Sharp was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Maryland races could take days to call. The election of 1800 was worse."

Maxwell School Announces 2022 Faculty Promotions

July 27, 2022
The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has approved promotions for 13 faculty members at the Maxwell School.

Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

July 20, 2022

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

The Life of Junko Takeda: From Undocumented Student to University History Professor

July 18, 2022
This year, Maxwell's History Department promoted its first Asian-American woman and woman of color to full-time professor.

Alan Allport Named Montgomery Gruber Professor

July 18, 2022

Alan Allport, professor of history, has been named the Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History at the Maxwell School.

Khalil Discusses Biden’s Trip to the Middle East with USA Today

July 15, 2022

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history, spoke to USA Today about President Biden's Middle East trip and politics in the region.

Lasch-Quinn Cited in CNN Piece on Social Emotional Learning in Schools

May 24, 2022

Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn was cited in the CNN article, "Opinion: SEL doesn't have to be a classroom culture war."

Kutcher Discusses His Research on Eunuchs on BBC’s The Forum Podcast

May 23, 2022

Professor Norman Kutcher, author of "Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule" (University of California Press, 2018), was interviewed on the BBC's The Forum podcast about his research.

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Thompson Reviews New Book on History of Black Catholic Nuns in Global Sisters Report

May 19, 2022

Associate Professor Margaret Susan Thompson reviewed a new book by Shannen Dee Williams titled "Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle" in Global Sisters Report.

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