James B. Steinberg named dean of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

James B. Steinberg, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, has been named dean of SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law.

Steinberg is an internationally recognized expert in public affairs and foreign policy. Prior to serving as deputy secretary of state, he was dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He succeeds Mitchel Wallerstein, who last year became president of Baruch College. Senior Associate Dean Michael Wasylenko has been serving as the interim dean of the Maxwell School since July 2010.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to work with Chancellor Cantor, Provost Spina and the outstanding faculty, staff and students of the Maxwell School,” says Steinberg.  “For decades, the Maxwell School has been the gold standard for cutting-edge research, committed teaching and professional education in public service and the social sciences, and I’m confident that together we can take Maxwell to new heights in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to meeting the local, national and global challenges of the 21st century.”

Read the full INSIDE SU story by Kevin C. Quinn here:  http://insidesu.syr.edu/2011/03/30/james-b-steinberg/

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