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  • 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.


    Humphrey Fellows celebrate year of new perspectives

    The 2018-19 Humphrey Fellows recently celebrated ten months of academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange at Syracuse University. The 13 fellows from 12 countries participated in activities that reflect the fellowship’s philosophy of engagement and Maxwell’s collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos.


    Drew Kinney '18 PhD (PSc) discusses crisis in Venezuela in Wash Post

    "What the history of coups in the Middle East tells us about Venezuela," written by Drew Kinney '14 MA/'19 PhD (PSc), was published in the Washington Post. Kinney examines how coup attempts in the Middle East offer some clues — and warnings on how the crisis in Venezuela could end.


    Maxwell students named 2019-20 Remembrance Scholars

    Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2019-20 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.


    Maxwell faculty, students honored at One University Awards ceremony

    Syracuse University held the third annual One University Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Hendricks Chapel, honoring dozens of members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.


    Model UN team named Outstanding Delegation at spring 2019 conference

    The Syracuse University-College of Arts and Sciences-Maxwell School Model United Nations Team was named an “Outstanding Delegation” for its portrayal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the National Model United Nations conference held April 13-19 in New York City. Eighteen students majoring in International Relations participated as delegates in this academic conference.


    Policy Studies student Kyle Rosenblum named 2020 Senior Class Marshal

    The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience has announced Kyle Rosenblum, a student in Maxwell's Policy Studies Program, and Serena Ogie Evah Omo-Lamai as the Senior Class Marshals for the Class of 2020. As Senior Class Marshals, Rosenblum and Omo-Lamai will represent and lead their class during Syracuse University’s 166th Commencement ceremony.


    Elise Roberts awarded grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation

    Elise Roberts, a PhD candidate in political science, received a research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation. The grant’s funds will go towards supporting Roberts’s dissertation research, “Aiding War or Developing Peace? International Aid and the Breakdown of Post-Conflict Peace,” which examines the effect of foreign aid in post-conflict states and the processes of conflict relapse.


    Bifulco, Schwegman research accountability‐driven school closures

    "Who Benefits from Accountability‐Driven School Closure? Evidence from New York City," co-authored by Robert Bifulco and PhD student David Schwegman, was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.


    Four Maxwell students named 2019 Syracuse University Scholars

    Dina Eldawy (International Relations/Citizenship and Civic Engagement), Crystal Letona (Policy Studies), Danielle Schaf (Anthropology), and Nathan Shearn (Anthropology) were among the twelve seniors named as the 2019 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.


    Veteran Katy Quartaro '20 EMPA finds new ways to achieve goals

    Katy Quartaro, a student in the executive master of public administration program at the Maxwell School, joined the Marine Corps in 2008 with the goal of making the world a better place. Today she remains on her path with the help of Syracuse University's student veteran resources.

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