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Previous Phanstiel Lectures on Leadership

Strategic thinkers. Innovative leaders. Real world experiences.

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A Canadian Perspective on Public Service: From Following to Leading

From the hallowed halls of the Canadian Parliament to outer space, the Honourable Marc Garneau has had a remarkable journey in public service over five decades that began in the Royal Canadian Navy and culminated as a member of the Trudeau Cabinet as Minister of Transport and later as Minister of Foreign Affairs from a seat in Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmont in Montreal, Quebec. During his path of service, he was selected to the first class of the Canadian Astronaut Corps and the first Canadian to fly aboard the space shuttle. Now retired from his experiences as a participant in an array of global changes over a half century.

November 16, 2023

Healing the House Divided: A Conversation with Congressman John Katko

Four-term elected U.S. Representative John Katko (R-NY) joined Syracuse University's Vice Chancellor, Provost, Chief Academic Officer and political science scholar Gretchen Ritter for a discussion reflecting on his legislative record, the polarized political climate and his experience during his eight years in Congress. 

Cold War Revival?

Russian expansionism, cyber incursions and mixed messages on counterterrorism objectives suggest continued instability for global security. A frequent commentator and nationally recognized authority of the subject, General Michael Hayden, former CIA director and NSA leader, explores these and other dimensions of the fragile U.S.-Russia relationship.

October 20, 2017

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The Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Leadership

The Phanstiel Chair at the Maxwell School supports enhanced training for future government leaders who are ethical, strategic and innovative thinkers. The chair was established by Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel in 2006.

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