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The Dispossessed: The Ethics of Refugee Policy
The Dispossessed: The Ethics of Refugee Policy
Joseph H. Carens, professor of political science at the University of Toronto and author of The Ethics of Immigration, will deliver the next State of Democracy Lecture at Maxwell on Friday, September 19, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The talk will be followed by a reception. Read more.
Syracuse University Marks 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall with Three-Month-Long Commemoration
Syracuse University Marks 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall with Three-Month-Long Commemoration
Syracuse University is commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall with a three-month-long series of events and activities, including lectures, screenings, a digital story contest, and a reenactment of the building and tearing down of a replica of the wall. Read more.
Panel discussion and art exhibition focusing on discrimination, immigration, and citizenship
Panel discussion and art exhibition focusing on discrimination, immigration, and citizenship
Maxwell and VPA invite the public and members of the media to join them for an exhibition and panel discussion on issues surrounding discrimination, immigration, and citizenship as seen through the lens of artistic expression and activism on September 18, at 5:45 p.m. in 204 Maxwell Hall.
Ma writes op-ed piece for China Daily
Ma writes op-ed piece for China Daily
In "Being Chinese away from China," Yingyi Ma relays experiences of Chinese students studying abroad and how many of them find themselves "reborn" after having rediscovered the meaning of being Chinese while being away from home.
Dean Steinberg awarded prestigious Kruzel Award for Public Service
Dean Steinberg awarded prestigious Kruzel Award for Public Service
Dean James Steinberg has won the prestigious Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service from the American Political Science Association. The Kruzel Award is given to a scholar with a distinguished career in national security affairs, both as an academic and a public servant. Read more.
Bertini addresses international conferences in Australia
Bertini addresses international conferences in Australia
Catherine Bertini, professor of practice in public administration and international affairs, is in Australia to speak at several national conferences, including the G(irls)20 Summit, the 2014 Crawford Fund Annual Parliamentary Conference on Ethics, Efficiency, and Food Security, and the Sixth STA Topical Science Forum. Read more.
Maxwell Welcomes 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellows
Maxwell Welcomes 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellows

Ten Fellows from ten different countries have arrived for a year of academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange. This is the sixth year that Maxwell has hosted a group from this prestigious program. 

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Questionable Place Names
Questionable Place Names
Geography Professor Mark Monmonier, author of “From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame,” is featured in an Arizona Republic story about Arizona “place names that evoke bygone biases, terms that might make people cringe today.” 
Syracuse University Sociologists to Unveil Research at ASA Annual Meeting in California
Syracuse University Sociologists to Unveil Research at ASA Annual Meeting in California
More than a dozen professors in the Department of Sociology will present their research at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco, joining approximately 4,600 other presenters for 600 program sessions over a four-day period. Read more.
"Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq"
"Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq"
In a recent New York Times article, Dean James Steinberg wonders why the US intervenes in some cases and not others: "... we can’t do everything. But what matters to us?”
"Great Indian backtrack"
"Great Indian backtrack"
A recent op-ed piece by professor Devashish Mitra was published in The Indian Express. In the article, Mitra examines India’s veto of the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the World Trade Organization, with the reasoning behind the Indian government's veto being food security and concern for the poor in a country that has more than a quarter of the world’s poor.
"Erdogan's presidency: A risky gamble?"
"Erdogan's presidency: A risky gamble?"
A recent op-ed piece by assistant professor Yuksel Sezgin was published by Al Jazeera. In the article, Sezgin argues that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidency could seriously weaken Turkey's Justice and Development Party and hurt its chances in future elections.
New Monday Mile loop now in use
New Monday Mile loop now in use
The Monday Mile, an initiative of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, recently introduced another pathway to good health with the addition of a St. Joseph’s Monday Mile loop. Read more and watch a video about the event.
Harrington Meyer receives prestigious award
Harrington Meyer receives prestigious award
Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer is slated to receive the Gerontological Society of America's Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award for her book, "Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs." Read more.
"U.S. reassurance, resolve in Asia"
"U.S. reassurance, resolve in Asia"
Dean James Steinberg wrote a recent op-ed piece for The Japan Times, where Steinberg argues that the "United States needs a clearer regional strategy [and] must simultaneously uphold its interests and alliance commitments and avoid counterproductive confrontation, or even conflict."
100 Years after WWI:  The Lasting Impacts of the Great War
100 Years after WWI: The Lasting Impacts of the Great War
As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, History Professor David Bennett talks about the chaos and consequences of the conflict . Read more.
Jewish Observer of Central NY publishes Elman op-ed on Hamas
Jewish Observer of Central NY publishes Elman op-ed on Hamas
In “Hamas terrorism can’t be defeated by military means,” Miriam Elman suggests that “only a negotiated peace with a moderate Palestinian leadership based on the premise of ‘two states for two peoples’ will provide Israelis with the quiet borders that they deserve and the Palestinians with the freedom and dignity that they deserve.”
Ma featured in SU News story
Ma featured in SU News story
Associate professor Yingyi Ma was featured in the recent article, "Sociology Professor Looks at the International Student Experience." In the article, Ma discusses her latest research and ways in which her work is helping institutions think about the best experience for their international students.
"Israel's Gaza illusions"
"Israel's Gaza illusions"
A recent op-ed piece by assistant professor Osamah Khalil was published in The Hill. In the article, Khalil investigates Israel's invasion of Gaza, stating "a more just and peaceful future where Palestinians and Israelis live as equals is possible, but it requires abandoning, rather than embracing, delusional politicians and their policies."
Armstrong receives multiple grants
Armstrong receives multiple grants
Doug Armstrong, professor of anthropology, has been awarded several prestigious grants.  For his research on early plantations in Barbados, he was awarded a two-year $142,000 grant by the National Science Foundation and a $5,000 award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Read more.
Lambright’s new book explores NASA’s Mars program
Lambright’s new book explores NASA’s Mars program
In his new book, Why Mars:  NASA and the Politics of Space Exploration, W. Henry Lambright explores the history of the robotic Mars exploration program and examines the politics and policies behind NASA’s multi-decade, billion-dollar quest. Read more.
Sezgin book on human rights wins ASA award
Sezgin book on human rights wins ASA award
Yuksel Sezgin, assistant professor of political science, has won the 2014 American Sociological Association Human Rights Section Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award for “Human Rights Under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India.” Read more.
Maxwell Perspective Looks at 90 Years
Maxwell Perspective Looks at 90 Years
In anticipation of the 90th anniversary celebrations this fall, the new magazine explores how certain School values have changed (or not) over nine decades. Read the Perspective.
Schwartz on panel "Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis"
Schwartz on panel "Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis"
At a recent Hamilton Project summit on America’s poverty crisis, Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz participated in a panel discussion of policy options to support disadvantaged youth. There, she specifically discussed her proposal, "Expanding Summer Employment Opportunities for Low-Income Youth." Read more.
Steinberg participates in Aspen Ideas Festival
Steinberg participates in Aspen Ideas Festival
Dean James Steinberg, as a member of the Aspen Ideas Festival's panel of experts on the topic of "America in Decline?," said "talking about decline is a sign of decline. The world does need leadership, and when that withdraws, people start thinking about how they protect themselves." Read more.
Gadarian receives grant
Gadarian receives grant
Shana Gadarian, assistant professor of political science, has received funding from the Norway Research Council for a long-term study of the effect of terrorism on social capital in several countries. Read more.
"Sunday Conversations" features Catherine Bertini
"Sunday Conversations" features Catherine Bertini
Professor Catherine Bertini was interviewed for the Post-Standard's "Sunday Conversations" feature. In the interview, Bertini outlines successful negotiation practices, which she states begins with understanding "what the other party really needs."
"Strategic Reassurance and Resolve"
"Strategic Reassurance and Resolve"
The Wall Street Journal has reviewed Dean James Steinberg's new book and says its recommendations will "inevitably elicit strong debate in Washington and Beijing... But this debate is essential and increasingly urgent; postponing it will only make it harder for the two countries to circumscribe their competition down the road."
Ngee Ann Polytechnic students visiting Maxwell featured in Time Warner Cable News story
Ngee Ann Polytechnic students visiting Maxwell featured in Time Warner Cable News story
A group of twenty students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (MAP) in Singapore visiting Maxwell as part of an education training program that introduces the students to the American college experience were recently profiled in the story, "Singapore Students Get a Taste of the United States."
"Contracting officers given overly high marks by Army"
"Contracting officers given overly high marks by Army"
Professor David Van Slyke and Nicholas Armstrong, INSCT Research Fellow, were quoted in a recent Washington Times article on above-average job-performance ratings for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
YALI, visiting students featured in Time Warner Cable News story
YALI, visiting students featured in Time Warner Cable News story
Students visiting Maxwell as part of YALI, the Young African Leadership Initiative, are spotlighted in a story about  the program created by the federal government to aid in shaping young leaders on the African continent.
Keep Hope Alive
Keep Hope Alive
Dean James Steinberg co-authored an essay, "Keep Hope Alive: How to Prevent U.S.-Chinese Relations From Blowing Up," for the latest issue of Foreign Policy. In the article, Steinberg and Michael O'Hanlon investigate the factors undermining trust between the U.S. and China and how to keep potential conflict between the countries at bay.
New Mergel report published
New Mergel report published
Ines Mergel's new report, "A Manager’s Guide to Assessing the Impact of Government Social Media Interactions" was recently published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Mergel's report addresses the key question of how government should measure the impact of its social media use.
Maxwell welcomes first YALI class
Maxwell welcomes first YALI class
Beginning June 16, a group of 25 young leaders from across Africa will gather at Maxwell for a six-week program of study focusing on leadership and public administration.  The group, drawn from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, is part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Read more.
Students from Singapore attend training program at Maxwell
Students from Singapore attend training program at Maxwell
Twenty exceptional students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (MAP) in Singapore will attend an education training program at the Maxwell school from June 16-26.  The program introduces the students to the American college experience and the social sciences, public affairs, and public policy. Read more.
Professor William Stinchcombe dies
Professor William Stinchcombe dies
William C. Stinchcombe, professor emeritus of history, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1967, was named associate professor in 1971, full professor in 1979, and professor emeritus in 2009.  Read more.
Miriam Elman book published
Miriam Elman book published
Miriam Fendius Elman, associate professor of political science, along with anthropologist Madelaine Adelman from Arizona State University, has edited Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City (Syracuse University Press). Read more.
New Teaching Simulation and Cases published through E-PARCC
New Teaching Simulation and Cases published through E-PARCC
Three new award-winning teaching resources are available through E-PARCC.org, a collection of online cases and simulations offered by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School.
Kurien wins prestigious award
Kurien wins prestigious award
Professor Prema Kurien was recently named the winner of the Award for Contribution to the Field, from the Section on Asia and Asian America. This prestigious national award will be presented to Kurien at the upcoming American Sociological Association conference.
"Between the devil and the deep blue sea"
"Between the devil and the deep blue sea"
An op-ed piece authored by assistant professor Osamah Khalil was published in The Hill. In the article, Khalil discusses the perilous journey many Palestinian refugees are undertaking as they flee war-torn Syria in record-numbers.
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