Maxwell School News and Commentary
Murrett Discusses China’s Taiwan-Targeted Military Drills in Politico Article
That show of force was as much for “domestic consumption inside China” as it was for Taiwan, says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. And the scale and intensity of the drills “were calibrated very, very carefully,” to minimize threat perceptions, he says.
See related: China, Conflict, East Asia, Government, International Affairs
Griffiths Piece on Why Secession Won’t Work for the US Published in the Hill
"Simply put, secession is a political solution for an ethnonational problem among regionally concentrated populations. The problem in America is one of political polarization," writes Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science.
See related: Political Parties, United States
McDowell Weighs in on Brazil-China Relationship in Washington Post Article
“When China and Brazil sign an agreement like this, it’s trying to put into place the infrastructure that would make it possible to use China’s currency, but that doesn’t mean that individual firms are going to choose that,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.
See related: China, Economic Policy, International Affairs, Latin America & the Caribbean
Maxwell Faculty and Students To Be Honored at 2023 One University Awards
The One University Awards Ceremony, an annual event to honor members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service, will be held Friday, April 21.
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Allport Talks to NewsNation About King Charles III's Coronation Ceremony
"The royal family always tries to tread this difficult line between appearing to maintain a kind of continuity with the past but also not seeming to be completely out of date and irrelevant either," says Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History.
See related: Europe
Benanav Discusses Whether AI-Led Job Displacement Will Reshape the Economy in New Statesman Article
"Even if the vast majority of jobs are unlikely to disappear, and if many new jobs are likely to be created, the nature of work will change due to the implementation of technologies like ChatGPT. We need to shift our thinking about how that change occurs," writes Aaron Benanav, assistant professor of sociology.
See related: Autonomous Systems, Europe, Labor, United States
Emerging Role of Mega-Urban Regions in the Sustainability of Global Production-Consumption Systems
See related: China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Sustainability, Urban Issues
Maxwell Senior Francis Tang Honored by Overseas Press Club Foundation
The political science and international relations major hopes to bring ‘meaningful news to readers across the world.’
Alexander Rothenberg Honored with Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research
The assistant professor of economics will give remarks at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on May 12.
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Maxwell Student Iona Volynets Selected as 2023 Truman Scholar
The Truman Scholarship was awarded this year to 62 exceptional college juniors in recognition of their community service, academic accomplishment and commitment to a career of public service. Volynets, majoring in history and international relations, was among 199 finalists selected from more than 705 candidates nominated by schools and colleges from around the country.
See related: Academic Scholarships, Student Experience