Maxwell School News and Commentary
Barton Article on Making Primaries Nonpartisan, or Eliminating Them, Published in Governing
"Primary elections are where most of those who govern us are chosen. Can making them nonpartisan—or eliminating them altogether—diminish the impact of ideological fringes? What has happened in Louisiana suggests that it can," writes Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs and policy studies.
See related: State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Reeher Weighs In on CNN’s Trump Town Hall, Debate Over Media Coverage in The Hill
Trump “is a former president. He is, whether we like it or not, a legitimate candidate for the nomination. So I think it is entirely appropriate to host a town hall,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
See related: Media & Journalism, U.S. Elections, United States
Koch Quoted in The Hill Article on Saudi Arabian Alfalfa Farms in Arizona
“If they [Saudi Arabia] want to be able to guarantee their population food security, they know that they can’t really do that domestically,” says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment. The Arizonan land was particularly appealing to the kingdom “because you can get more bang for your buck when you buy that farm,” says Koch.
See related: Middle East & North Africa, United States, Water
McCormick Discusses Biden’s Call with Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Politico
“If the U.S. dismissed him wholeheartedly, it’s going to make these conversations—and again some of these are happening behind closed doors—a hell of a lot more difficult to be had,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair on Mexico-U.S. Relations, regarding the immigration talks between the U.S. and Mexico as Title 42 lifts this week.
Awards of Excellence Honoree: Maxwell Has Been ‘a Guiding Hand’ in Public Service Career
Bernard Rostker G’66, G’70 was one of four alumni honored at the Washington, D.C., event emceed by CNN anchor Boris Sanchez '09.
Mallon Andrews, Woodard Receive International Relations Teaching Award
The award recognizes excellence in teaching and contributions to the IR program during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Murrett Talks to Censor.NET About How the US Cares for War Veterans
"I believe that all three of these areas are important: business support, education and especially taking care of veterans' families. It is very important to support families. And, of course, support in the healthcare sector is fundamental," says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murret, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Government, State & Local, U.S. Health Policy, United States, Veterans
Jok Comments on the Ongoing Conflict in Sudan on GLOBAL with JJ Green, Newzroom Afika and TRT World
See related: Africa (Sub-Saharan), Conflict, International Affairs
Maxwell Alum to Receive Honorary Degree at 2023 Syracuse University Commencement
McFate Weighs In on US Developing Portable Laser Weapons in South China Morning Post Article
“Everyone wants light and portable laser weapons but it’s far off. Essentially, you also need a portable power plant, which is unrealistic…Lasers are more hype than reality, and the U.S. is investing US$1 billion a year to bridge this gap. However, it may go on for years,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.
See related: China, Defense & Security, International Affairs