The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs visited Asia in July, when Dean David M. Van Slyke traveled to Thailand to teach a class for public administrators from the Ministry of Finance (which he has done for nearly a decade). Dean Van Slyke extended greetings from the Maxwell School and Syracuse University to alumni and friends across the region.
During Dean Van Slyke’s travel, he attended a University alumni event in Tokyo, hosted by the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Japan. Additional alumni gatherings were hosted in Bangkok and Hong Kong. In each city, Dean Van Slyke connected with alumni and shared updates and news from the Maxwell School and from the Syracuse University campus.
Dean Van Slyke, Maxwell School Associate Dean Scott Barrett, and Syracuse University Director of Development Esther Feng were delighted to meet with so many enthusiastic alumni and friends while visiting the region. Appreciation goes to the SU Alumni Club of Japan, the Maxwell Japanese Community (MAXJAC), and Maxwell and SU volunteers in Thailand and Hong Kong for helping to organize the events.
Visit our Flickr album to view photos from the events in Tokyo, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
Join Us to Celebrate Maxwell’s 90th at the NASPAA & APPAM Conference
Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which opened officially in October of 1924, is turning 90 this fall!
To mark this special occasion, Dean James B. Steinberg and Associate Dean Ross Rubenstein of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invite NASPAA and APPAM conference attendees to join them to raise a toast to the collective contributions made by all NASPAA and APPAM schools toward public service, civic engagement, and enlightened citizenship.
We hope you’ll enjoy this special opportunity to reconnect with your Maxwell friends and as well as faculty attending the conferences.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Main Lobby “Living Room”
125 Second Street NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Please show your conference badge for your complimentary beverage
You are welcome to bring a guest
No RSVP required
Questions? Please contact Norma Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Maxwell Authors F. William Smullen and Me’Shae L. Brooks-Rolling
at the Orange Central Book Signing
Saturday, October 11
Orange Central Tent, Shaw Quad
Visit with SU alumni authors Scott Pitoniak ’77, Me’Shae Brooks Rolling G’90, Ruth Ross ’79, and Bill Smullen G’74 and have your books signed!
The University Bookstore will have books to purchase.
Bill Smullen G’74 is the author of
Smullen is the Director of National Security Studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in June of 2003. He is also Maxwell’s Senior Fellow in National Security and a member of the faculty of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as a Professor of Public Relations. “Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed” (McGraw Hill, April 2014) draws on Smullen’s extensive and wide-ranging military and professional career experiences and may serve as “a survival guide for some, a road map for others and a blueprint as well for those near the top of the pyramid.”
Me’Shae L. Brooks-Rolling ’90 MPA is the author of
Brooks-Rolling is Director of Special Events and Conferences at The Institute for Veterans & Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). In this capacity, she manages and oversees IVMF’s entrepreneurship conferences for veterans and military families as an asset-building mechanism. She is a cross-disciplinary practitioner of special events management and financial literacy education, a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), and a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF). Me’Shae discovered both her lack of and passion for financial literacy education after graduating with her M.P.A. from the Maxwell School and residing in New York City as a young adult. She authored her book, “How To Save Money & Organize Your Finances” and now speaks, teaches, and writes extensively on the subject matter.
Dr. Shannon Novak, Maxwell Associate Professor and Bioarchaeologist
Professor Novak will speak at a memorial service for members of the historic Spring Street Presbyterian Church (SSPC). The Presbytery of New York City is holding this service to honor those laid to rest in the burial vaults (ca. 1820-1846) of the Spring Street Church, which were uncovered in 2006 during construction in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
For the past seven years, Novak and her students have worked closely with the Presbytery to study the skeletal remains of some 200 individuals buried in the vaults. The SSPC skeletal series is the only one of its kind from this period in the city, and it provides fascinating insights into the forgotten lives of working- and middle-class peoples who were experiencing dramatic social, economic, and environmental change brought on by the market revolution. Many in the neighborhood gathered at this particular church, which was known for its radical abolitionist preachers and progressive message of self-improvement and civic duty. The church not only admitted African Americans to full communion but housed a multi-racial Sunday school. For more on the story of the Spring Street project, please see this article from the spring 2012 print edition of the Maxwell Perspective. You can also learn more in this New York Times article
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
12 West 12th St., New York 10011 (at Fifth Ave)
Sunday, October 19th
4 – 5 p.m.
Guests are welcome, but those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by email: David Pultz, email@example.com.
A reception will follow in the Great Hall with light refreshments.
Works by artists affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church will be on display at the reception. The theme of the exhibit will be Spring Street and its abolitionist legacy. Some of the mortuary artifacts recovered from the church vaults will also be on display.
Is conflict with China avoidable? While the United States and China have seen decades of competitive but peaceful relations, the future is uncertain. China has continued to increase military spending and expand its presence into contested areas that have caused tension with US allies including Japan and the Philippines. Meanwhile, situations in Syria and Eastern Europe have called into question the Obama administration’s ability to rebalance to Asia. How can the United States reduce the chances of a conflict with China? How do new technologies such as cyber and space defense play a role?
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:30 a.m., James Steinberg, Dean of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, former Deputy Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State will lead a discussion on the policy options facing Washington and Beijing with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
The event will be held at the: The Chicago Club (81 E. Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60605). The event is open to the public and registration is required. There is a $25 fee for members of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and $35 fee for nonmembers. Use the use the coupon code SYRACUSE to receive the discounted member rate! Register here: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/Files/Event/FY14_Events/06_June/US-China_Relations_in_the_21st_Century.aspx
James Steinberg is dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at Syracuse University. He was the 16th deputy secretary of State from 2009 – 2011. From 1994 – 1996 Steinberg served as US state department director of Policy Planning, and then deputy national security advisor to President William Jefferson Clinton from 1996–2001. He received his BA from Harvard and JD from Yale Law School.
Steinberg’s new book, Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
Join Colonel F. William Smullen, Director of National Security Studies at the Maxwell School, as he discusses his new book
Colonel F. William Smullen, III, USA (Ret.)
Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell
Director of National Security Studies,
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
When you start out in your professional life you’re usually not sure where you’re going to end up. Midway there you’re not exactly sure how you got there, but you want to advance further. Near the top of that professional ladder you still have a ways to go and yearn for a top spot. “Ways and Means for Managing Up” is many things – a survival guide for some, a road map for others and a blueprint as well for those near the top of the pyramid.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Maxwell School
220 Eggers Hall
Bill Smullen was appointed as the Director of National Security Studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in June of 2003. He is also Maxwell’s Senior Fellow in National Security and a member of the faculty of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as a Professor of Public Relations.
Prior to his appointment at Syracuse University, he was the Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and of the U.S. Department of State beginning in January 2001. As principal advisor to the Secretary, he was responsible for monitoring and evaluating the formulation and implementation of departmental policies. He was also involved in the planning and development of concept strategy associated with foreign policy matters.