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Taylor Speaks with Spectrum News About the NATO Summit, President Biden

“...NATO member states are aware of it that a Trump presidency might mean quite a shaky time period for the alliance going forward,” says Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor. “President Biden has decades of experience with respect to dealing with NATO member countries and understanding the alliance. And President Trump has a much more negative and hostile attitude towards the alliance.

July 12, 2024

Inflection Points: Pax Americana at a Crossroad

Danielle Taana Smith

“Inflection Points: Pax Americana at a Crossroad,” authored by Danielle Taana Smith, a senior research associate in the Maxwell African Scholars Union, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

July 9, 2024

DeCorse Quoted in The Guardian Article on the First Archaeological Dig of São Tomé and Príncipe

“We have good insight into the big picture of slavery in São Tomé,” says Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology. But, “we don’t know how these plantations functioned. You have records of the number of people. You have dates. But the lifeways of people on a day-to-day basis are not so much. That reveals the grittiness.”
July 8, 2024

Herrold Serves as Keynote Panelist at Civil Society Summit Co-Hosted by USAID, SDC, Partners Global

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed different strategies for civil society under threat and highlighted the need for continued investment in civil society organization resilience as essential to defending democratic principles and achieving social justice.

July 8, 2024

Taylor Weighs In on Trump’s Ukraine Peace Plan in Newsweek Article

“The idea of a peace plan for Russia's war against Ukraine sounds nice, but the ideas proposed by two Trump advisers would not be acceptable to either Russia or Ukraine,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

July 5, 2024

Hranchak Talks to The National About the Debate, What She Hopes to Hear About Russia and Ukraine

“In general, I'd like to hear answers or comments, not so much about Ukraine, but about Russia, because it's not Ukraine, but Russia, that poses the biggest challenge today,” says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

July 3, 2024

Koch Quoted in Newsweek Article on Saudi Arabia’s Global Sports Investments

Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment, says the Saudi monarch-in-waiting “is more concerned about selling these projects to his people than he is in selling them to the West. So, all of these big sports investments have to be carefully positioned as somehow contributing to Saudi national interests.”

July 2, 2024

Williams Quoted in National Magazine Article on Conscription in Canada

“The U.S. and Canada will do anything possible to avoid a draft,” says Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs. If war breaks out, a coalition force of North American professional military personnel would likely do the fighting, alongside existing European troops, he says.

June 21, 2024

McCormick Talks to NewsNation About Mexico’s New President, Ability to Deal With Drug Cartels

“When she [Claudia Sheinbaum] comes in, she is inheriting this mess, but she doesn’t necessarily have the charisma that (López Obrador) does,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations. “So it’s going to be a tall ask.”

June 14, 2024

Maxwell at 100: Expanding Views of Citizenship and a Wider World View

The Maxwell School has evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world while continuing its focus on citizenship. 

June 13, 2024

Taylor Discusses the Impact of Ukraine Using Western Weapons Against Russia With Fox News, La Presse

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says that the authorization given by the U.S. and Germany to Ukrainian strikes on Russian soil with weapons they supply could have an impact on the balance of power on Ukrainian territory.

June 11, 2024

Purser Weighs In on the Troubled Housing Market in Syracuse and New York State on WCNY

“We are really dealing with two interrelated issues here. The first being the crisis of affordability, but the other one being the crisis of habitability. So changing the zoning isn't going to address some of the most pressing issues that tenants face in our community and so I think we really need to have a multipronged approach to address the housing crisis,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.

May 20, 2024

Hranchak Speaks With The National About the Delay in US Military Aid for Ukraine

“Taking advantage of the delay in aid and the fact that the Ukrainians could not respond adequately, the Russians intensified their shelling of our power plants, and today Ukraine is forced to resort to blackouts to preserve electricity,” says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

May 20, 2024

George Kallander Discusses His Latest Research on Human-Animal Relations in Shanghai Review of Books

“Human-animal relations is a new lens to help us examine important historical moments and trends. The same theoretical lens that I use to examine a premodern society can be applied to modern history of this region [Korea and Northeast Asia],” says George Kallander, professor of history.

May 17, 2024

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Khalil Talks to the NY Times, WABC-TV About the Crisis in the Middle East

“There are 1.4 million Palestinians now who have been displaced for the second or third time in seven months. ...They're living in camps, disease is rampant, we have famine spreading throughout Gaza, and the reality is unless the international community, led by the United States, steps in and brings a halt to this, we could be looking at a major disaster,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history.

May 16, 2024

From Sovereignty to Mortality: Tenth Decade Awards Support Research Across Disciplines

Funded by gifts from hundreds of individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer, the project has since awarded funds for dozens of faculty-led projects that have explored topics related to citizenship—from labor policy to free speech jurisprudence to climate change.

May 15, 2024

Mitra Weighs In on the Issue of Wealth Taxation in India in Al Jazeera Article

Devashish Mitra, professor of economics, says that some wealth distribution “might not be a bad idea.” But, he adds, “it is a politically contentious issue, and there might be political problems in enacting any kind of means to redistribute wealth.’’

May 14, 2024

Taylor Talks to the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal About Putin’s Fifth Term

“The war in Ukraine is central to his current political project, and I don’t see anything to suggest that that will change. And that affects everything else,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

May 10, 2024

Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90

Denisa Jashari

“Carrying the Cross: Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90,” authored by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in the Journal of Latin American Studies.

May 3, 2024

The Chilean Christians for Socialism Movement: Liberationist, Third Worldist, and Utopian

Denisa Jashari

“The Chilean Christians for Socialism Movement: Liberationist, Third Worldist, and Utopian,” written by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in Latin American Research Review.

April 29, 2024

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