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Maxwell Alum Bill Brodsky and Wife Turn Orange Power and Purpose Into a Lifetime of Civic Leadership

December 16, 2022
Both were recently appointed to serve their country in new ways by the president of the United States: Bill was chosen by President Joe Biden L’68 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a board member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and Joan was appointed to the National Museum of Library Services Board.

Hamid Ekbia, PhD, Appointed Director of Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

December 15, 2022
Hamid Ekbia, professor of informatics, cognitive science, data science and international studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, has been appointed as University Professor at Syracuse University and will serve as the next director of its Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI). 

Connected in the Capital: Washington, D.C., Is Home to a Vast Maxwell Network

December 14, 2022
The nation's capital is home to a thriving academic program and the greatest concentration of Maxwell School alumni outside of New York. 

Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute Tackles a ‘Daunting Problem’

December 14, 2022

Distrust in the media, fueled by disinformation and partisan outlets, is among the reasons Syracuse University is opening the Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute in D.C.

Partnership with Washington, D.C., Think Tank Brings Unique Opportunities for Maxwell Students

December 14, 2022
The nearly decade-long connection to the Center for Strategic and International Studies brings instruction from fellows, top practitioners and, recently, U.S. Army General Mark Milley.

Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute in DC

December 14, 2022

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

Jamie Winders Honored for Excellence in International Scholarship

December 14, 2022

The Center for Migration Studies presented Winders, professor of geography and the environment and associate provost for faculty affairs, with the award at its annual gala.

See related: Awards & Honors

Lambright Quoted in Grid Article on NASA’s Artemis I Launch

December 12, 2022

Although from the outside, the saga of the SLS (Space Launch System) and NASA’s plans for the moon and Mars look like a story of endless delays and cost overruns, that is basically how large technological projects work out in a democracy, says W. Henry Lambright, a professor of political science and public administration and international affairs.

See related: Space Exploration

COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health

December 12, 2022

Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia. 

McFate Piece on Irregular Warfare, Strategic Competition Published in The Hill

December 10, 2022

"Today’s defense community has forgotten that strategic competition is won through irregular warfare—a dangerous mistake," writes Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

See related: Government

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