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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.

Who Makes the Rules?

February 1, 2019

That will be just one question considered when a new Syracuse University institute, housed at Maxwell, addresses the policy issues and social impacts associated with drones, self-driving cars, and other autonomous systems.

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Maxwell leads campuswide initiative in field of autonomous systems

January 23, 2019
The new interdisciplinary effort at Syracuse University will advance knowledge and teaching in the field of autonomous systems, exploring new frontiers in policy, law and governance of these fast-expanding technologies. 

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