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Anthropology Student and Alumna Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 21, 2022

The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S.

Rubinstein Contributes Chapter to Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict

April 4, 2022

The chapter, "Cultural Anthropology Studies of Conflict," was co-authored by Maxwell alum Fethi Keles '08 M.A. (Anth)/'14 Ph.D. (Anth). 

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Maxwell Advocate Award Posthumously Honors Sociologist, Champion of Equity

March 25, 2022
The work of the late Charles V. Willie extended well beyond academia, as he applied his scholarship to issues of equity and social justice. 

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Award-Winning Author, Journalist Honored with Maxwell 1924 Award

March 18, 2022

Second in our series of profiles of Awards of Excellence recipients is Ken Auletta ’65 M.A. (PSc), columnist for the New Yorker and author of five national bestselling books. 

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Man of the People

March 15, 2022
Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, Jared Kraham '13 rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

Compass Award Honoree ‘Embodies the Maxwell Spirit’

March 11, 2022
First in a series of profiles of Awards of Excellence recipients is Keome Rowe ’16 M.P.A./M.A. (IR), who is currently serving as deputy cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.

Maxwell to Honor Champions of Public Service with Inaugural Awards of Excellence

March 9, 2022

The awards will be presented at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7. 

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In Memoriam: Charles Willie G’57, H’92, A Champion for Social Justice

January 18, 2022
The legacy of alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. 

Alumni Spotlight: Joining the Global Conversation

December 20, 2021

Jen Proch ’21 M.A.I.R. took advantage of an internship with the Council of Europe and the Atlantis Program, which enables students to earn master’s degrees from both Maxwell and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. 

Anger, Despair and Seeds of Hope

December 17, 2021

Maxwell alumni wonder whether the changes they worked for in Afghanistan will endure after the ‘heartbreaking’ U.S. withdrawal.

For Humphrey Alumnus Nicolas Pichay, All the World’s a Stage

November 24, 2021
Nicolas Pichay's Humphrey year research informs “Lapulapu, Ang Datu ng Mactan,” a musical he wrote about a 16th-century Filipino hero. The show, presented Oct. 24 at Manila Metropolitan Theater, was part of the Philippines' commemoration of the 1521 Battle of Mactan and the arrival of Christianity in the country. The indigenous leader Lapulapu, a symbol of Filipino resistance, is remembered for defeating the forces of Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle.

Four Maxwell Alumni Named NAPA Fellows

November 19, 2021
U.S Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Nuria Esparch, Amma Felix and Shiro Gnanaselvam are among 39 public administration leaders who have been named 2021 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellows.

Alum Nick Armstrong Uses Data to Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals

November 15, 2021
Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.

A Pledge to Transform Education

November 8, 2021

A gift by Ben ’84 and Marcia Baldanza ’86 inspires a joint initiative aimed at closing the achievement gap in K-12 districts by diversifying teachers.

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Couple’s Gift Seeks to Ease the Burden of First-Generation Students

October 22, 2021
Kenneth ’80 and Mindy Sosne ’81 have pledged $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship at their alma mater. The Kenneth and Mindy Sosne Scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “We’ve made a path for ourselves, professionally and financially, and now we want to give back,” says Mindy. “We want to make others’ lives easier.”

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Public Housing Violence Research Earns Top Honor

October 20, 2021
Madeleine ‘Maddy’ Hamlin, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in geography at the Maxwell School, was one of 8 doctoral students to have been named an H.F. Guggenheim Emerging Scholar. The $25,000 award supports and recognizes promising graduate-student researchers in their final year of writing a doctoral dissertation.

Alumna Amy Donahue Named Provost of US Coast Guard Academy

September 29, 2021
Donahue ’96 M.P.A./’00 Ph.D. (PA) serves as the principal adviser to the superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty.

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In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

September 27, 2021

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Lynch '16 Brings Maxwell Lessons to the NYPD

September 21, 2021
He credits his citizenship and civic engagement senior action plan with shaping the course of his professional career.

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