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From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

Mitra Weighs In on the Issue of Wealth Taxation in India in Al Jazeera Article

Devashish Mitra, professor of economics, says that some wealth distribution “might not be a bad idea.” But, he adds, “it is a politically contentious issue, and there might be political problems in enacting any kind of means to redistribute wealth.’’

May 14, 2024

‘We Are Not a People of the Past’: Tenth Decade Project Builds Ties with Indigenous Community

A pair of Maxwell professors are helping to lead an effort to foster a reciprocal learning relationship with the peoples of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

May 14, 2024

Taylor Talks to the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal About Putin’s Fifth Term

“The war in Ukraine is central to his current political project, and I don’t see anything to suggest that that will change. And that affects everything else,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

May 10, 2024

Residential Mobility and Persistently Depressed Voting Among Disadvantaged Adults in Large Housing

David Jonathan Knight, Baobao Zhang

“Residential mobility and persistently depressed voting among disadvantaged adults in a large housing experiment,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Baobao Zhang, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

May 7, 2024

Johanna Dunaway Selected for Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

The professor and research director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship will receive funding to advance her research into the causes of political polarization.

 
May 7, 2024

Record Number Receive Awards Through Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Five Maxwell students and alumni are among the 14 Syracuse University students and alumni who have been named as 2024 recipients.

May 6, 2024

Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90

Denisa Jashari

“Carrying the Cross: Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90,” authored by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in the Journal of Latin American Studies.

May 3, 2024

McDowell Discusses Sanctions Circumvention on The Sanctions Age Podcast

“De-dollarization is sort of a hedging exercise. It's preparing for that potential instance of sanctions in the future or adapting to the current sanctions that you're facing but it is real, it's happening and it does have important implications for the U.S. and for the world,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

May 3, 2024

Alumna Contributes to Anthology About the Trials and Triumphs of Women of Color

Tyra Jean ‘20 B.A. (Soc)/’21 M.P.A. is one of 29 co-authors featured in “Our Stories Belong in History” (Ingram Sparks, 2024), which was conceptualized and developed by Elizabeth Leiba.  

May 3, 2024

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