It’s Our Birthday!
The Maxwell School held its first classes in the fall of 1924. This year, we mark our 90th anniversary with a School-wide array of special events and observances. Read more.
It’s Our Birthday!
We're in Washington
We have a new home at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where we offer classes, coordinate internships, and cultivate faculty and student collaborations in the nation's capital. Read more.
We're in Washington
Benefit from Experience
Our professors are great teachers and well-known in their disciplines. And many have had distinguished public-service careers before Maxwell. Read more.
Benefit from Experience
Fast-track Careers
Our graduates are problem-solvers, with a reputation for insight, savvy, and innovation. They get the jobs that launch great careers. Read more.
Fast-track Careers
Global Perspective
Our students and faculty reflect the diversity of the world they study, and bring ideas and perspectives that enrich the Maxwell experience for everyone. Read more.
Global Perspective
Leaders in Public Affairs
Our alumni hold positions of influence throughout public life – Cabinet secretaries, agency heads, NGO directors, top consultants, and more. Read more.
Leaders in Public Affairs
Theory, Policy, and Practice
Maxwell mixes professional MPA and IR degrees with strong social science disciplines and public affairs scholarship, creating rich interdisciplinary opportunities for all. Read more.
Theory, Policy, and Practice
Overseas Experience
From Istanbul to Accra, Singapore to Seoul, Maxwell offers academic and practicum experiences at sites in nearly 20 countries on five continents — including, by the way, the site pictured here: Chile. Read more.
Overseas Experience
Lifelong Connections
Our alumni are famously loyal – to Maxwell, to one another, and to the idea that well-educated public servants change the world. Read more.
Lifelong Connections
The Undergrad Connection
Syracuse University students majoring, minoring, and pursuing liberal arts electives in the social sciences do so in Maxwell – same professors, same facilities, same traditions. Read more.
The Undergrad Connection
It All Adds Up
Great faculty, diverse students, interdisciplinary programming, devoted alumni – no wonder U.S. News calls Maxwell America’s top graduate program for public affairs. Read more.
It All Adds Up

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New and Noteworthy

Latin American ambassadors to the U.S. will participate in panel on the unaccompanied children immigration crisis
Latin American ambassadors to the U.S. will participate in panel on the unaccompanied children immigration crisis
On Monday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. in 220 Eggers Hall, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs will host a panel discussion titled “Confronting the Unaccompanied Children Immigration Crisis: Perspectives from Central America, Mexico, and the United States.” Read more.
Maxwell School awarded $1 million grant to develop programs connecting academics and policymakers
Maxwell School awarded $1 million grant to develop programs connecting academics and policymakers
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has named Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as one of five institutional recipients of $1 million, two-year grants through its initiative “Rigor and Relevance:  Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap.” 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.
Elman, Kapiszewski, McCracken and Moravcsik receive $446,133 from National Science Foundation to support Qualitative Data Repository
Elman, Kapiszewski, McCracken and Moravcsik receive $446,133 from National Science Foundation to support Qualitative Data Repository
The Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, based in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, is the home of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR). Read more.
Annual Lourie Memorial Lecture on health policy will feature noted public health expert
Annual Lourie Memorial Lecture on health policy will feature noted public health expert
The lecture, “Improving Health Safety Nets after an Economic Recession” will be delivered on October 9 at 2:00 p.m. by public health expert Dr. Sanjay Basu, assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-author of The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills.Read more.
SoldierSocks forms advisory board
SoldierSocks forms advisory board
SoldierSocks, a Connecticut-based organization founded by Chris Meeks '92 BA (PSc & Econ), announced the formation of a Board of Advisors - including faculty members Bill Smullen and Bob Murrett - to provide counsel on ways to better serve and assist members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read more.
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.
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