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Zhang Discusses Human-Level AI in Inverse Article

June 24, 2022

Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the Inverse article, "The Darkest Sci-Fi Movie on Amazon Prime Reveals a Controversial Robotics Debate."

Baker Weighs in on Biden’s Use of the Defense Production Act to Manage the Economy

June 24, 2022

The Hon. James E. Baker, professor of public administration and international affairs by courtesy, was quoted in The Economist article, "A law meant to boost America’s security becomes industrial policy."

Himmelreich Receives Camilla Stivers Best Article Award from Public Management Research Association

June 23, 2022

"Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Evil," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Johannes Himmelreich, was awarded the Camilla Stivers Best Article Award by the Public Management Research Association. 

Himmelreich Weighs in on Use of AI-Powered Weapons Scanners in Lifewire

June 10, 2022

Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Lifewire article, "AI-Powered Gun Scanners Could Help Fight Crime."

Student Spotlight: Direct Route to Meaningful Impact

April 7, 2022

Students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can now apply directly to the school and begin taking Maxwell courses from day one. 

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Zhang Cited in WIRED on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

December 2, 2021
Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science, says the U.S. public seems to broadly trust tech companies to guide development of artificial intelligence (AI). Read more about her recent survey findings in the WIRED article, "Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center."

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

October 27, 2021
Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.

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Winders Served on Panel Advising FAA Policy on Small, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

October 25, 2021
Professor Jamie Winders was one of five panelists on a Congressionally mandated report exploring the policies and procedures related to the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Krista Kennedy expands her work on data surveillance, algorithms and wearable devices

October 19, 2021

This study explores algorithmic opacity in smart hearing aids, examines data surveillance disclosures and positions findings within relevant legal contexts.

Bei Yu and co-authors publish study on exaggerated claims in press releases about health research

October 19, 2021
The result of an NSF-funded project, the authors propose a Natural Language Processing approach to identify when press releases overstate causal claims for research that was originally observational and designed to establish correlational findings.

Johannes Himmelreich Named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

October 11, 2021
Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, is one of five community members named to the group that Syracuse Mayor Walsh says will ensure “surveillance tools are implemented in a safe and well-governed way.”

Bridging Strengths

June 1, 2020
With cluster and other prioritized hires, Maxwell is helping the University build research strength on topics that cross disciplines.

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Disaster Response: A State-by-State Assessment

December 30, 2019

This policy brief examines how state-level emergency response divisions across the United States incorporate unmanned aerial systems into their disaster-response operational plans.

Leadership seminars support the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

October 7, 2019
Thirteen senior public servants came to Maxwell for a three-day program as part of the NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute.

Syracuse University Announces the Establishment of New Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

June 19, 2019
The symposium convened faculty, scholars and experts for a daylong discussion about governance opportunities and challenges prompted by the rapidly developing field of autonomous systems.

Jamie Winders comments on UNESCO report on artificial intelligence in NY Ag Connection

June 4, 2019
Winders, director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, says, despite the report, we can expect more of the same unless the public demands changes.

Jamie Winders discusses new Autonomous Systems Policy Institute on WAER

May 30, 2019
Winders, director of the new institute, says the goal is to bring together representatives across the areas of technological, policy and regulatory development to discuss the benefits of new technologies with a critical reflection on the social implications.

Launch of Autonomous Systems Policy Insitute featured by local, national and international media

May 7, 2019
Numerous outlets covered the launch and the daylong symposium that brought together scholars, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the rapidly evolving field. 

SU establishes new institute for autonomous systems policy

May 3, 2019

The institute will examine the complex social, ethical and legal questions that demand interdisciplinary, multi-faceted research to find answers to questions posed by the increasing reliance on autonomous systems.

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