Thompson Talks to WRVO About the Scrutiny Surrounding Rep. George Santos
"If people decide that they will vote for somebody, regardless of what they may have done in their past, that's one thing," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. "But if they vote under the misconception that somebody is what they say they are and then they find out later when it's too late that [it] is wrong. That's a very different situation."
See related: Congress, Elections, Government, U.S. Elections, United States
Purser Weighs in on New York’s Minimum Wage Increase in WAER Article
"Because what we have been experiencing in recent years has been really historic levels of in terms of increase of the cost of living," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "And so this increased minimum wage doesn't reflect what we have all been experiencing, which is the rising cost of living."
See related: Income, Labor, New York State
Attitudes About Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment
"Attitudes About Refugees and Immigrants Arriving in the United States: A Conjoint Experiment," authored by Associate Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.
See related: Refugees, United States
Maxwell Students, Faculty Among SOURCE and Honors Grant Recipients
Eleven Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.
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Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City
"Nurses are really bargaining for the collective good. They are putting, first and foremost, patients' safety above all else and that was the breaking point—they've been working under less-than-ideal conditions that jeopardized the safety of patients," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.
See related: Health Policy, Labor, New York City
McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal
Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.
See related: Crime & Violence, International Affairs, Latin America & the Caribbean
Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article
Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.
See related: Foreign Policy, Government, International Agreements, Russia, Ukraine, United States
Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections
A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology authored a chapter, "Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections," in Ndirangu Wachanga's, "Micere Githae Mugo: Making Life Sing in Pursuit of Utu" (Ibadan: Bookcraft, 2022), pp. 336-343.
See related: Africa (Sub-Saharan)
Kriesberg Examines US Division, Political Partisanship and Civic Disorder in New Book
Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, has written a new book, “Fighting Better: Constructive Conflicts in America” (Oxford University Press, 2022) that examines the division, political partisanship and civic disorder in the United States.
See related: Government, United States
Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia
Brian Taylor, professor of political science, discusses the war’s progress, the state of the Russian economy, Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian sovereignty and other topics.
See related: Economic Policy, Government, Infrastructure, Russia, Ukraine
Herrold Discusses her Research on Sovereignty in Palestine on POMEPS Podcast
Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast and discussed her recent study, "Curating Sovereignty in Palestine: Voluntary Grassroots Organizations and Civil Society in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."
Huber Weighs in on the Effectiveness of the International Climate Summit (COP) in the Toronto Star
“I don’t think they’ve proven to be effective in actually coming up with a kind of international agreement with binding limits on countries that would penalize them if they were not to abide by the pledges,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, tells the Toronto Star.
See related: Climate Change
Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho
“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, tells the New York Post. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”
See related: State & Local, U.S. Elections, United States
Taylor Weighs in on Mysterious Deaths of Russian Businessmen in Vox Article
At least 15 Russian businessmen and executives have died in apparent accidents or by suicide in the last eight months, including a number of Putin allies. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, sees “more than just randomness” in the deaths.
See related: Russia
New Article by Abdelaaty and Thorson Explores the Prevalence of Misperceptions About Refugee Policy
"Misperceptions about Refugee Policy," co-authored by political science professors Lamis Abdelaaty and Emily Thorson, was published in American Political Science Review.
See related: Refugees, United States
Water for you and me, or water for us? Regional collaboration in drinking water systems
This simulation gives students the opportunity to explore the complexities of drinking water provision governance, as well as relate important aspects of decision-making to the needs of the stakeholders they represent.
StopPalu: Advancing Community-focused Fight against Malaria in Guinea
Taylor’s “Code of Putinism” Makes Forbes List of Books to Read About Russia and Ukraine
"An excellent place to learn more about the Russian leader [Vladimir Putin] is Syracuse University Professor [political science] Brian D. Taylor’s 'The Code of Putinism'," writes Stuart Anderson, author of the Forbes article.
See related: Russia
Wilcoxen Appointed to Treasury’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Committee
Peter Wilcoxen, Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, is one of twenty members and one government observer who have been named as part of the establishment of the committee. The new committee will provide information and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
See related: Climate Change, Promotions & Appointments, United States
Taylor Talks to 3AW About Why Russia May Have Sabotaged Nord Stream Pipelines
Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor discussed the leaks in two Nord Steam pipelines that run between Russia and Germany with 3AW.
See related: Europe, International Affairs, Russia
Conversations in Conflict Studies with Professor Tina Nabatchi
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"Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy: Rethinking our Civic Infrastructures.” Tina Nabatchi, Associate Professor in Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Democracy is often described as ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ We can easily recognize how representative democracy deals with the ‘of’ and ‘for’ – but where are we when it comes to ‘by’? What could government and residents gain in terms of better public policy and more effective program and service delivery if we encouraged and harnessed the many voices of ordinary people? Filled with examples, this presentation explores the forms of public participation, and explains how giving good process, activating local leaders and networks, using the building blocks of participation, and providing systemic supports can help us rethink our local civic infrastructures and advance governance for 21st century democracy.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.
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