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Meet the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows
Meet the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows
The 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows, who are part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), are participating in a six-week public management institute at the Maxwell School. Read more.
Gadarian discusses House Benghazi report on Southern California Public Radio
Gadarian discusses House Benghazi report on Southern California Public Radio
Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, talks about the House Benghazi report on the Southern California Public Radio show,  AirTalk with Larry Mantle.
Steinberg talks about US foreign policy with The Atlantic
Steinberg talks about US foreign policy with The Atlantic
Will Obama's successor push the US toward a more engaged foreign policy? Dean James Steinberg comments in The Atlantic article, "" Is America's Foreign-Policy Pendulum Swinging Back to Intervention?"
Maxwell Announces Promotions, Tenure for 10 Faculty
Maxwell Announces Promotions, Tenure for 10 Faculty

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the achievements of promotion and tenure for ten of its faculty members. Read more.

 

Maxwell Perspective features Amy Ellen Schwartz research
Maxwell Perspective features Amy Ellen Schwartz research
Magazine describes work with school policies and student wellness; also includes Q&A with outgoing dean, James Steinberg. Read more.
Van Slyke named as new Dean of the Maxwell School
Van Slyke named as new Dean of the Maxwell School
David Van Slyke, who currently serves as Associate Dean and Chair of PAIA, will become the next Dean of the Maxwell School. His appointment was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee and is effective on July 1. Read more.
Maxwell faculty share their expertise on the 2016 election
Maxwell faculty share their expertise on the 2016 election
Read comments from our faculty experts on the electorate, the candidates, and policies at stake in this year's Presidential campaign here.
Maxwell ranked #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs
Maxwell ranked #1 Graduate School of Public Affairs
Receive a top-ranked education at Maxwell, the #1 graduate school for public affairs according to U.S. News and World Report. The Maxwell School has ranked #1 since the category was created in 1995. Read more.
Reeher discusses Trump's teetering campaign with The Hill
Reeher discusses Trump's teetering campaign with The Hill

Professor Grant Reeher talks about Donald Trump's campaign and how he may fare in the general election in The Hill article, "Trump's campaign hits a wall."

Banks weighs in on Trump's proposed Muslim ban in PolitiFact article
Banks weighs in on Trump's proposed Muslim ban in PolitiFact article

William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, weighs in on Trump's evidence for his proposed Muslim ban in the PolitiFact article, "Donald Trump says hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in U.S. terrorism."

Maxwell, SU students awarded nationally competitive scholarships
Maxwell, SU students awarded nationally competitive scholarships

Among them, four Maxwell students received Boren, Rangel, and Critical Language awards. Congratulations to all! Read more.

 

Murrett discusses European travel safety on Fox News
Murrett discusses European travel safety on Fox News

Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, deputy director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), and professor of practice in PAIA, talks about safety when traveling to Europe in the Fox News article, "France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016 soccer tournament."

Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves' study on welfare reform featured in Washington Post
Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves' study on welfare reform featured in Washington Post

Maxwell alum Lincoln Groves, '15 PhD (PA), had his study on welfare reform featured in the Washington Post article, "Why one researcher worries about welfare reform’s impact on white men."

Faricy article on demographic and economic trends that affect the 2016 election published in The American Prospect
Faricy article on demographic and economic trends that affect the 2016 election published in The American Prospect

Assistant Professor Chris Faricy discusses a new generation of younger, more ethnically diverse voters that is pushing the nation’s policy agenda to the left in his article, "Is It Time for a New 'New Deal'?

Bertini discusses Syrian aid air drop with NPR and Financial Times
Bertini discusses Syrian aid air drop with NPR and Financial Times
Professor Catherine Bertini appeared on NPR for "U.N. Struggles To Reach Besieged Areas Of Syria With Aid Air Drop Plan" and was quoted by Financial Times in "UN faces mounting pressure to start Syria aid airdrops."
Cohen weighs in on tariffs' effect on Great Depression in PolitiFact article
Cohen weighs in on tariffs' effect on Great Depression in PolitiFact article

Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history and the Otey and Barbara Scruggs History Faculty Scholar, was quoted in a PolitiFact article, "In shot at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is correct about tariffs' role in Great Depression."

Lopoo, London research featured in Child & Family Blog
Lopoo, London research featured in Child & Family Blog
Research performed by professors Leonard Lopoo and Andrew London was featured in the University of Oxford's "Child & Family Blog" entry, "Household crowding when aged 15-18 is linked to lower educational attainment."
Maxwell students, alumni among those awarded prestigious scholarships
Maxwell students, alumni among those awarded prestigious scholarships
Several Syracuse University students and recent alumni, among them a number from Maxwell, were awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Student Program during the 2015-16 academic year to pursue their interests at destinations around the world in the coming year.
Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server
Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server
Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in The Hill articles "Reeher discusses Clinton's private email server" and "Clinton's ace in the hole: Obama."
O'Keefe op-ed published in The Cipher Brief
O'Keefe op-ed published in The Cipher Brief
A new op-ed piece from professor Sean O’Keefe on why many prospective voters find attractive the idea of having a former military leader in the race as running mate or third party candidate was published in The Cipher Brief.
Maxwell celebrates undergraduate research
Maxwell celebrates undergraduate research

Students and faculty at the Maxwell School gathered on May 4 to celebrate the accomplishments in undergraduate scholarship over the past year. The event included scholarly poster presentations and an awards ceremony for distinguished undergraduate research. Read more.

Maxwell School Celebrates Graduate Students, PhDs at 2016 Graduate Convocation
Maxwell School Celebrates Graduate Students, PhDs at 2016 Graduate Convocation

“You must not just change the world, you must SAVE the world,” urged keynote speaker Catherine Bertini at the Maxwell School’s 2016 Graduate Convocation celebrating the graduate students and PhDs who received their degrees. Read more

Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year
Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year

Deborah Pellow, professor and undergraduate director in the Department of Anthropology, has been named Faculty Advisor of the Year for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Keck weighs in on lawsuit over NC restroom policies in the Associated Press
Keck weighs in on lawsuit over NC restroom policies in the Associated Press

Professor Tom Keck was quoted in "McCrory lawsuit against feds may shift narrative on LGBT law," regarding Gov. Pat McCrory's political situation and how talk of public restrooms raises the historical analogy to racial segregation.

Recent grad Kwame Phipps op-ed piece on the Syracuse housing crisis featured on Syracuse.com
Recent grad Kwame Phipps op-ed piece on the Syracuse housing crisis featured on Syracuse.com

Kwame Phipps ('16 BA PSc/CCE) writes about his understanding of the public housing crisis that plagues the greater Syracuse community in his op-ed piece, "Syracuse housing crisis traps low-income families."

Maxwell School establishes James B. Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund
Maxwell School establishes James B. Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund
Maxwell is pleased to announce a new fund designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching and provide financial support for Maxwell’s top faculty scholars. Read more.
Purser, Koch named 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research recipients
Purser, Koch named 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research recipients
The Award — presented at the school’s annual Graduate Convocation Ceremony — was established by the former Senator and Maxwell professor to recognize outstanding non-tenured faculty members. Read more.
Boroujerdi quoted in The Washington Post
Boroujerdi quoted in The Washington Post
Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi was quoted in "Iran suspends participation in the hajj as relations with Saudi Arabia plummet," pointing out there has been a social media campaign in Iran calling for a boycott of the pilgrimage.
Rubinstein, Horrace named Distinguished Professors
Rubinstein, Horrace named Distinguished Professors
Robert Rubinstein and William Horrace have been named Distinguished Professors. The distinction is one of the University’s highest honors for faculty whose exemplary leadership in teaching and research has advanced the University’s scholarly mission.
Karas Montez interviewed on BBC
Karas Montez interviewed on BBC
Assistant professor Jennifer Karas Montez was one of a panel of four experts interviewed on BBC World Service discussing "What's Killing White American Women."
2016-17 Remembrance Scholars selected
2016-17 Remembrance Scholars selected
35 students, many Maxwell scholars among them, will receive the university’s most competitive scholarship, founded in tribute to the students killed in the bombing of Pan Am 103. Read more.
Banks weighs in for Washington Post's "Fact Checker"
Banks weighs in for Washington Post's "Fact Checker"
Professor William Banks was quoted in he Washington Post article, "Donald Trump’s false claim that ‘scores of recent migrants’ in the U.S. are charged with terrorism."
Lasch-Quinn quoted in The New York Times
Lasch-Quinn quoted in The New York Times
Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn in the New York Times' article, "Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’," with Lasch-Quinn stating that the phrase is "a way of deflecting, avoiding full engagement with another person or group."
Book presents landscape of aging in the U.S.
Book presents landscape of aging in the U.S.
Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer and PhD candidate Elizabeth A. Daniele cover the broad range of topics related to aging in their new edited book, Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions. Read more.
Reeher quoted in The Boston Globe
Reeher quoted in The Boston Globe
Professor Grant Reeher was recently quoted in the article, "Why big crowds don’t equal big votes for Bernie Sanders," where he discussed voter turnout.
Mosher appointed new chair of CCE
Mosher appointed new chair of CCE
Maxwell is pleased to announce Anne Mosher as the new chair of Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CCE)—a rigorous interdisciplinary course of study designed to help students deepen their understanding of social activism, public affairs, and political change. Read more.
Maxwell partners with 2U for online Executive Master of Public Administration degree
Maxwell partners with 2U for online Executive Master of Public Administration degree
Maxwell and 2U, Inc, today announced a partnership to launch an online Executive Master of Public Administration degree. ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse is expected to begin classes in July 2017. Read more.
Bertini to give graduate convocation address
Bertini to give graduate convocation address
Professor Catherine Bertini will deliver the Maxwell School’s graduate convocation address on May 13 in Setnor Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. Read more.
Faricy writes op-ed piece for The Washington Post
Faricy writes op-ed piece for The Washington Post
Assistant professor Christopher Faricy's op-ed piece, "How the U.S. tax system disadvantages racial minorities," was published in the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog.
Maxwell Model UN team awarded top honors at NYC conference
Maxwell Model UN team awarded top honors at NYC conference
For the third year in a row, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University received top honors for “Outstanding Delegation” at the annual Model UN Conference in NYC. Read more.
New Meredith Professors, teaching awardees honored
New Meredith Professors, teaching awardees honored
Professor Peter Wilcoxen was recently named as the 2016-19 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professors of Teaching Excellence. Read more.
Dow study analyzes parenting strategies of middle-class mothers of African American boys
Dow study analyzes parenting strategies of middle-class mothers of African American boys
A new study in Gender & Society by Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn M. Dow reveals how middle-class black mothers parent young sons differently than their white counterparts. Mothers say class status little protection from racial and gender bias. Read more.
Albright delivers Tanner Lecture
Albright delivers Tanner Lecture
While on campus, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright also visited with Maxwell graduate students and took questions during combined undergraduate courses. Read more on her visit and view a video of her remarks.
Maxwell alum Jain wins prestigious Rangel Fellowship
Maxwell alum Jain wins prestigious Rangel Fellowship
Sahil Jain, a 2013 graduate of Maxwell, was awarded a 2016 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Read more.
Zoli interviewed on Brussels terrorist attack
Zoli interviewed on Brussels terrorist attack
Assistant research professor Corri Zoli was interviewed by The Post-Standard on how the Brussels attackers exploited Europe's weakness on security.
Schwartz interviewed on CNN about BMI screenings
Schwartz interviewed on CNN about BMI screenings
Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz was interviewed for the CNN story, "Do schools' BMI screenings of students even work?" discussing findings of a recent report spearheaded by Schwartz.
Keck discusses Garland selection for the vacant Supreme Court seat
Keck discusses Garland selection for the vacant Supreme Court seat
Professor Thomas Keck was quoted in the CNN story, "In age of Trump, Obama embraces the conventional," on President Obama's pick of Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant Supreme Court seat.
Gadarian interviewed on "Authoritarianism In American Politics"
Gadarian interviewed on "Authoritarianism In American Politics"
Assistant professor Shana Gadarian joined a panel of experts on Georgia Public Broadcasting in discussing "Can authoritarianism explain the success of presidential candidate Donald Trump?"
O'Keefe discusses space mission with WAER
O'Keefe discusses space mission with WAER
University Professor Sean O'Keefe was interviewed by WAER on the importance of year-long NASA space mission.
Boroujerdi weighs in on Iranian election results
Boroujerdi weighs in on Iranian election results
Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi was quoted in Voice of America and The Washington Post on the recent Iranian elections and the future leadership in the country.
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