• Maxwell Student News

  • Maxwell School names inaugural Palmer Fellows

    MPA students Katherine Gibson and Haley Smith are pursuing their studies this year as the first-ever beneficiaries of the John L. and Stephanie G. Palmer Public Administration Fellowship Fund. This fellowship was recently created by Dean Emeritus John L. Palmer and his wife Stephanie in order to provide financial support and mentoring to a select group of MPA students each year.

     

    Veterans Week 2019 Stories of Service, EMPA student Dan Cordial

    For U.S Army veteran Daniel Cordial, as he stepped foot onto the Syracuse University campus, he was taking advantage of a second chance at working towards the life he wanted. Cordial graduated with a degree in political science in 2018 and was accepted to the Executive Master’s in Public Administration program at the Maxwell School.

     

    Simulation exercise offers a seat at negotiating table

    Thirty Syracuse University students participated in the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise, presented by the U.S. Army War College. Organizers placed participants into groups representing different nations attending meetings intended to simulate negotiation skills in a real-world policy challenge. A central lesson was to illustrate the role of negotiation under uncertainty.

     

    Visit to campus builds connections for Online EMPA students

    For many midcareer public service professionals, Maxwell’s Online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program provides the perfect way to improve their skills without leaving home. But the success of a recent immersion weekend shows that a visit to campus and the chance to mingle in real life with classmates and professors only enhances the program.

     

    Hopes for Liberia grow from a student’s perseverance

    Thompson Scholar Debah Tiah plans to apply her Maxwell MPA to humanitarian needs in the nation from which her family fled.

     

    Nabatchi and Schwegman earn NASPAA distinctions

    Maxwell Professor Tina Nabatchi, and a PhD student in public administration, David Schwegman, were each individually honored at the recently concluded NASPAA annual conference in Los Angeles. Nabatchi received the 2019 Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award and Schwegman was selected as a 2019 NASPAA Emerging Scholar.

     

    EMPA student Katy Quartaro named a 2019 Tillman Scholar

    In its third year as one of only 15 Pat Tillman Foundation University Partners, Syracuse University proudly announces Katy Quartaro ’18, G’20 as its 2019 Tillman Scholar. Quartaro, currently pursuing an executive master of public administration degree, is one of only 60 students nationwide to be awarded the prestigious scholarship.

     

    PSc PhD students publish op-ed on the Brexit battle in Washington Post

    Claire Sigsworth and Nathan Carrington, PhD students in political science, used survey research to analyze Brexit and its impact on the UK Supreme Court. Their article, titled "The Brexit battle has reached the U.K. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know," was published in the Washington Post. Their data suggest the overall legitimacy of Britain’s highest court will remain intact.

     

    MPA student Wesley Wilson writes about the 90/10 loophole in The Hill

    Wesley Wilson, MPA student and research assistant at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, makes the case for closing the 90/10 rule and improving opportunities for veterans in higher education in his article, "Here's why Congress must close the '90/10 loophole' in veterans' education," published in The Hill.

     

    95-year-old Maxwell School welcomes its first freshman class

    Beginning this fall, for the first time ever, students planning to major in the social sciences applied and were admitted directly to the Maxwell School. Prior to this, students applied to A&S, and they became a Maxwell student only if they declared a Maxwell major, usually sometime around the end of their sophomore year.

     

    Peer to Peer provides insight into program participants’ experience

    In March 2019, Humphrey Fellow Huong Ha shared her experience as an investigative journalist in Communist Vietnam. Her talk, “Truth Under Censorship: Investigative Journalism in Vietnam,” was one of 14 Peer to Peer presentations with speakers from 10 countries during the 2018-19 academic year.

     

    New Maxwell Perspective features climate change research

    The recently published edition of Maxwell Perspective — the School’s twice-annual magazine for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other friends — is now available online. All full-length articles are available as individual webpages in the Maxwell Perspective section of this website.

     

    New Robertson Fellows prepare to tackle international challenges

    The Maxwell School is pleased to welcome three new Robertson Fellows within the 2019 – 2020 cohort of incoming public administration and international affairs graduate students. All three are pursuing dual degrees — a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) — to further their careers in international peace, security and development.

     

    IR student Cynthia Wang receives Critical Language Scholarship

    Cynthia Wang ’19 BA (IR) has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship and will study Azerbaijani in Azerbaijan. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.

     

    Inaugural online EMPA grads celebrate at Convocation

    Twenty-two members of Maxwell’s online Executive Master of Public Administration program (EMPA) participated in the 2019 Graduate Convocation. They are among the first graduates of the School’s online EMPA program, launched in July 2017 to advance the careers of experienced public service professionals.