Syracuse University Visits University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Syracuse University leaders and educators traveled to University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in late November for an international conference on public administration.  The trip to Chengdu, China was an opportunity to emphasize the university’s commitment to partnerships with Chinese businesses and educational institutions, says Dr. David Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Van Slyke delivered a keynote address at the conference.  “China is a major world power. Part of Syracuse University and the Maxwell School’s strategic plan focuses on internationalization. China holds much opportunity for student exchange, faculty research collaboration and broader institutional partnering.”

Joining Van Slyke in Chengdu was Dr. Zhanjiang “John” LIU, vice president for research, Dr. Xueyi CHEN, international program manager for China programs at Maxwell, Dr. John McPeak, professor of public administration and international affairs, and Dr. Dimitar Gueorguiev, assistant professor of political science.  At the conference, the group met with deans of schools of public affairs in China. Van Slyke said a goal of the meetings exploring additional ways for Chinese students to study at Maxwell, which is one of the top-ranked graduate schools of public affairs in the U.S., and, in specialty areas, ranked #1 for public management and leadership.

 

According to Van Slyke, there is a range of study and degree program options for Chinese students at Maxwell. Students could come to Maxwell for an academic year or more of their undergraduate education, pursuing a range of disciplines. There are also professional graduate programs and a Maxwell PhD program in the social sciences, which is the only one in the U.S. that is purely interdisciplinary.

“I think one of the things international students like – and are often surprised by – is how international Syracuse University and the Maxwell School truly are,” Van Slyke says. “Of Maxwell’s 160 faculty, two thirds of the faculty have either all or a good portion of their research portfolio outside of the United States.”

Van Slyke himself is a leading international expert on public-private partnerships. For the past 10 years, he has taught an executive education program in Bangkok, Thailand through a partnership between the Maxwell School and the Thai Ministry of Finance. In addition to teaching on this most recent trip to Asia, Van Slyke attended a dinner for Maxwell alumni, generously hosted by Vara-Poj Snidvongs G’76, Thailand’s former ambassador to Italy.

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Maxwell benefits from the talents of international students, by diversifying its student body, learning from their experiences, engaging the students in a range of academic and social experiences, and demonstrating a commitment to global governance that has scholarly as well as policy applications.

“Students coming here feel they get a rigorous education and are also supported in terms of being in a new culture and context.”

Join Maxwell for an Albany Alumni Reception December 19 at the Fort Orange Club

Maxwell School alumni and friends in the Capital District are invited to a holiday alumni reception!

Join us for an evening to mix, mingle, and connect with Maxwell friends old and new at Albany’s historic Fort Orange Club.

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Date & Location

Wednesday, 12/19/2018
5:30–7:30 p.m.

Fort Orange Club
The Library
110 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Other Details

This event is open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided and cash bar* will be available.
*payment in cash preferred
business attire requested; free parking will be available

RSVPs requested by Tuesday, December 18 at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-albany-december-2018.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office (315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu).

 

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Jennifer Ryan Safsel ’89 Named YMCA New Rochelle CEO

Jennifer Ryan Safsel ’89 BA (PSt) is the chief executive officer of the New Rochelle (NY) Safsel.jpgYMCA. Safsel will lead the YMCA’s fundraising initiatives, staff development, and youth and family programming. She served as the director of development and community relations for Hope’s Door, a domestic violence non-profit in Westchester County, NY. Safsel is also a member of the Westchester’s Women Agenda and the Business Council of Westchester.

James A. Jacobs ’73 MSSc authors new book

James A. Jacobs ’73 MSSc authored the third novel in the Daniel Mendoza series, No afbcfb19b066695f5358f684625b9b26Reprieve, a historical thriller set in Mexico 1971. His first book was a coming-of-age novel, Transgressions (2010), set in 1950s Syracuse. The second, also a historical thriller, Days of the Dead (2015) is set in Mexico 1968.

Jacobs is currently professor emeritus of journalism and English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Cal.

 

Connect and Network with Maxwell Friends in Washington

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Please join us for an alumni gathering in Washington on October 31!  Reconnect with fellow alumni, greet Maxwell friends and family from campus including Dean David Van Slyke, and meet current and prospective students.

Date & Location

Wednesday, 10/31/2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Westin Washington, DC City Center
Fringetree Bar & Restaurant (off the lobby)
1400 M Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
McPherson Square Metro

Other Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  Light appetizers will be served; cash bar.

RSVP

Online at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-dc-october-2018 by October 30.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.

 

Join Maxwell for a New York City Alumni Evening!

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You’re Invited to a New York City Alumni Evening!

Maxwell alumni and friends are invited to a reception and program in New York. Shannon Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion at the Maxwell School, will present, “Opioids and other Diseases of Despair: A Population Health Perspective”.

Join Dean David M. Van Slyke and fellow Maxwell alumni for an evening of timely and topical conversation led by Professor Monnat.


 

Event Details

Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:00–8:00 p.m. EST
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:45 p.m. Program

Joseph I. Lubin House
11 E. 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  To RSVP, visit cc.syr.edu/maxwell-nyc-november-2018.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.

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Join Maxwell for an Alumni Reception at the APPAM Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Please join the Maxwell School for an alumni reception at the APPAM Conference in Chicago.  Meet and connect with Public Administration and International Affairs chair Bob Bifulco ’94 MPA/’01 PhD (PA) and PAIA faculty attending the conference.  Director of Development Norma Shannon ’91 MPA and Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Murray will also be in attendance.

We hope you’ll enjoy this special opportunity to reconnect with your Maxwell colleagues and fellow alumni in D.C.!

Date and Location

Friday, November 9, 2018
6:30–8:00 p.m. EST   Reception and networking

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Wilson C (Mezzanine Level)
2660 Woodley Road N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202.328.2000

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  Light appetizers will be served.

Conference attendees and local alumni are invited to join us. Attendees need not be registered for the APPAM conference to join us.

RSVP and More Information

Register online at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-dc-november-2018.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.


 

*Maxwell faculty attending the APPAM conference include:

Robert Bifulco ’94 MPA/’01 PhD (PA)
Associate Dean, Chair, and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Leonard Burman
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Sarah Hamersma
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Colleen Heflin
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Len Lopoo
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Public Policy
Director, Center for Policy Research
Director, Maxwell X Lab

Katherine Michelmore
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

Saba Siddiki
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Matt Young
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs