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Cohen book featured in The Wall Street Journal
Cohen book featured in The Wall Street Journal
Andrew Wender Cohen's book, Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal article "The Prince of the Smugglers."
Maxwell hosts 40 Humphrey Fellows from 29 countries for Crisis Management Workshop
Maxwell hosts 40 Humphrey Fellows from 29 countries for Crisis Management Workshop
Maxwell is once again hosting a week-long workshop, Leadership and Governance during Times of Crisis, for 40 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows hailing from 29 countries and 15 U.S. host universities.  Read more.
Andersen featured in story on women voters and Hillary Clinton
Andersen featured in story on women voters and Hillary Clinton
Professor Kristi Andersen comments for " Are women obligated to vote for Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination?" has been picked up in various news outlets, including the Bonham Journal and FinancialCV.
Nojaim's launches consumer-friendly nutritional scoring system
Nojaim's launches consumer-friendly nutritional scoring system
The Lerner Center, in collaboration with Nojaim Bros.Supermarket, rolled out NuVal®, a food indexing system that educates customers about better choices while shopping in the grocery store. Read more.
Maxwell Perspective celebrates Tenth Decade initiatives
Maxwell Perspective celebrates Tenth Decade initiatives
The new edition of the School magazine describes five inaugural projects benefiting from Maxwell's new citizenship-focused campaign. Available online.
Reeher quoted in The Atlantic
Reeher quoted in The Atlantic
Professor Grant Reeher was quoted by the Atlantic magazine on the impact of women donors on campaigns in the article "Hillary Clinton's Women Donors Could Change Politics Forever."
Gadarian book cited in The Washington Post
Gadarian book cited in The Washington Post
Will foreign policy be a major issue in Election 2016? Shana Gadarian's new book "Anxious Politics" cited in the Washington Post's " Monkey Cage."
Water dispensers in NYC public schools associated with student weight loss
Water dispensers in NYC public schools associated with student weight loss
The study, publishing January 19 in the online issue of JAMA Pediatrics , was conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University's Institute for Education and Social Policy, and the Maxwell's Center for Policy Research. Read more .
Maxwell professors interviewed on gun control
Maxwell professors interviewed on gun control
Professor Grant Reeher, assistant professor Danielle Thomsen, professor Kristi Andersen, and assistant professor Christopher Faricy were recently interviewed by The Daily Orange where they discussed President Obama's executive action on gun control.
O'Keefe, Shalala and Volcker appointed to panel
O'Keefe, Shalala and Volcker appointed to panel
Three of Maxwell's own have been appointed to a six-person bipartisan team who will advise the National Academy of Public Administration's presidential transition panels: University Professor Sean O'Keefe ('78 MPA); Donna Shalala ('70 MSSc/'70 PhD (SSc)/'87 Hon); and Paul Volcker ('08 Hon, Advisory Board). Read more.
Steinberg contributes chapter on "The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft"
Steinberg contributes chapter on "The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft"
“How and why do policymakers use history?” Dean James Steinberg and other distinguished practitioners and academics weigh in, as reviewed by War on the Rocks.
Barkun weighs in on militia-FBI standoff
Barkun weighs in on militia-FBI standoff
Professor Michael Barkun was quoted in recent  Associated Press and Talking Points Memo articles about the Oregon wildlife refuge takeover.
Burman and the Tax Policy Center analyze candidates' tax plans
Burman and the Tax Policy Center analyze candidates' tax plans
Professor Leonard Burman recently commented on the first in a series of reports analyzing each of the candidates tax plans, in the New York Times and The Washington Examiner.
Maxwell researchers evaluate State Department public-private partnership
Maxwell researchers evaluate State Department public-private partnership
The one-year study on the Clean Cookstoves Project was conducted by PARCC, the Moynihan Institute and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism.
New Faricy book reviewed in the New York Times
New Faricy book reviewed in the New York Times
Christopher Faricy's new book, which was recently reviewed in The New York Times, builds on the premise that there are two social welfare states in America - a Republican welfare state that uses tax subsidies to benefit the wealthy and a Democratic one aimed at the working poor.
Laska receives prestigious scholarship
Laska receives prestigious scholarship
Alexander Laska, who graduated with an MPA in June, is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Herbert Roback Scholarship from the National Academy of Public Administration. The Roback award supports students interested in careers in public service.
D’Amico appointed to the National Screening Committee for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
D’Amico appointed to the National Screening Committee for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
The Committee, comprised of area specialists and authorities in various fields, will review applications and nominate candidates to the award sponsors. Read more.
Students travel to Rome for unique food security class
Students travel to Rome for unique food security class
This Friday, December 11, 25 Maxwell School graduate students in international relations, public administration, and public diplomacy will hold the final session in a one-of-a-kind, short-term class titled Food Security and Policy. Read more.
Steinberg featured in CNY Conversations
Steinberg featured in CNY Conversations
Dean James Steinberg was featured in the Post-Standard's " CNY Conversations," where Steinberg discussed leadership, the genius of democracy and what the military can teach us.
Taylor featured on C-SPAN
Taylor featured on C-SPAN
Professor Brian Taylor was recently featured on C-SPAN's panel discussion, Russia Under President Vladimir Putin.
Gadarian co-authors Washington Post op-ed piece
Gadarian co-authors Washington Post op-ed piece
Assistant professor Shana Kushner Gadarian co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post, “How Anxiety About Terrorist Attacks Could Change Our Politics” and was interviewed on Sirius/XM's Stand Up! with Pete Dominick.
PAIA launches two new fellowship opportunities for MPA and MAIR students
PAIA launches two new fellowship opportunities for MPA and MAIR students
Students admitted to the 2016 MPA and/or MAIR classes who are current or former interns of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will now qualify for a tuition scholarship valued at $10,000. Read more.
Maxwell School dean search committee named
Maxwell School dean search committee named
Eight faculty members and two students are part of the 15-member committee helping identify candidates to replace Dean James Steinberg. Read more.
Kriesberg writes op-ed for Foreign Policy
Kriesberg writes op-ed for Foreign Policy
In "Constructive Conflict Applications in Obama's Foreign Policies," professor Louis Kriesberg argues "President Obama's foreign policies have had important successes that demonstrate creative applications of the increasingly recognized constructive conflict approach."
PAIA professor designs local property tax for China
PAIA professor designs local property tax for China
Yilin Hou travelled to Beijing in late October to describe to the Chinese academic and public policy communities plans that he has formulated for a new Chinese local-tax system. Read more.
Doctoral student Zachary Huitink co-authors IBM report
Doctoral student Zachary Huitink co-authors IBM report
The IBM Center for the Business of Government issued a report called “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” that was jointly authored by Zachary Huitink, a PhD student in public administration, and professor David Van Slyke. Read more.
Chinese government officials amid training program
Chinese government officials amid training program
Twenty members of the Shenzhen, China, city government are currently amid a four-week professional training program running through November 13 at the Maxwell School, taking a range of courses centered on improving the rule-of-law of their municipal government. Read more.
Inaugural Thompson Scholars named
Inaugural Thompson Scholars named
The Maxwell School has named two graduate students in Public Administration and International Affairs as the inaugural Jean and Dick Thompson Graduate Scholars. Read more.
Economists studying tax system in Ethiopia
Economists studying tax system in Ethiopia
Merima Ali and Abdulaziz Shifa, both assistant professors of economics at the Maxwell School, are studying the effects that technology upgrades have on the Ethiopian tax system, funded by a recent grant from the International Center for Tax and Development. Read more.
Abdelaaty article published in The Washington Post
Abdelaaty article published in The Washington Post
Assistant professor Lamis Abdelaaty co-authored a recent article that appeared in The Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" entitled " 'Migrants' or 'refugees'? It's the wrong question. Here's how to help the people fleeing to Europe."
Maxwell School names inaugural Tenth Decade Faculty Scholars
Maxwell School names inaugural Tenth Decade Faculty Scholars
Dean James B. Steinberg today announced the creation of a new faculty award, the Maxwell School Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar, to recognize and encourage excellence in citizenship teaching, research, and public engagement at Syracuse University's Maxwell School. Read more.
Van Slyke to chair Maxwell dean search
Van Slyke to chair Maxwell dean search
David Van Slyke, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy and a faculty member since 2004, has been appointed by Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy to chair the search committee for the next dean of the Maxwell School. Read more.
Jolly book explores relationship between EU and nationalist movements
Jolly book explores relationship between EU and nationalist movements
A new book by Seth K. Jolly, associate professor of political science, asserts that the European Union (EU) promotes regional nationalist movements in European countries, rather than having the weakening effect that most observers assume. Read more.
Van Slyke elected director of NAPA
Van Slyke elected director of NAPA
David Van Slyke has been elected one of six new directors of the board of the National Academy of Public Administration. He will serve a three-year term alongside roughly one dozen other representatives of government, academe, and business. Read more.
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