Celebrate Summer with the Maxwell Alumni Association of the Capital District!


Please join the Maxwell Albany alumni network for a summer barbeque.  Alumni, (including the newest members of the Maxwell network!), students, and prospective students are invited to attend.  Family and friends welcome!

Date & Location

Sunday,  6/4/2017
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Home of Tim Maniccia
(please email the Maxwell Alumni Office for address)

Other Details

This event is open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests, in addition to students and prospective students.

Food and refreshments will be provided, but please feel welcome to bring a favorite beverage.

RSVPs requested by May 28 using the link below.
RSVPs available soon!


Join Us in Washington, D.C. for an Alumni Program and Reception on Thursday, April 20!



Maxwell School Dean David M. Van Slyke and the Maxwell Advisory Board invite you to a timely discussion of policy issues made prominent during the first three months of the Trump presidency, such as health care finance, tax reform, immigration, national security, and protectionism.

We will be joined at this event by expert analysts Ryan Streeter, director of domestic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Heidi Shierholz, a senior policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. Grant Reeher, director of Maxwell’s Campbell Public Affairs Institute, will moderate.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

5:30 p.m. Doors open
5:45 p.m. 
Reception follows

Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
Monticello Room
1400 M Street NW
Washington, D.C.
McPherson Square Metro

Event Details
This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.

Register Now

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

More About the Participants


Heidi Shierholz is senior economist and director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute, heading the Perkins Project on Worker Rights and Wages and leading EPI’s efforts to advance a worker-centered policy agenda. From 2014 to 2017, she served as chief economist at the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor, helping to develop initiatives to boost workers’ rights, wages, and benefits; protect savings; and increase workplace safety.


Ryan Streeter is director of domestic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he oversees research in education, American citizenship, politics, public opinion, and social and cultural studies. He is former deputy chief of staff for policy for Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former special assistant for domestic policy to President George W. Bush. He was most recently executive director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin.


Grant Reeher is professor of political science and director of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His specialties are American politics, political theory, health-care policy, citizenship and democracy, and public engagement. Research interests include democratic processes and the dynamics of representation, social justice, health care politics and policy, and legislative behavior.

This program is sponsored in part by the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy at the Maxwell School.


DC and NYC Alums: Join Us for Our Networking Receptions!


Maxwell’s spring 2017 graduate student networking trips are right around the corner! This year’s students are incredibly excited about these trips and can’t wait to engage with Washington, D.C.- and New York City-area alumni through site visits, coffee chats, and more.

We invite Maxwell alumni, guests, students, and prospective students to join us at next week’s networking receptions. Meet our current students and reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. More information and registration at the links below.

DC Networking Reception

Tuesday, March 14 ~ 5:30 p.m.
Clyde’s of Gallery Place


NYC Networking Reception

Thursday, March 16 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Jacy Doyle’s Pub & Restaurant


Questions? Contact the Maxwell Alumni Office at alum@maxwell.syr.edu or (315) 443-2660.

Maxwell Alumni Networking Event in Albany on December 14 at the Fort Orange Club

The Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs invites you to attend an 

Alumni Reception

Join the Maxwell School and reconnect with your fellow alums at the historic Fort Orange Club in Albany.

Date & Location

Wednesday 12/14/2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The Fort Orange Club
110 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12210
This event is cash bar and will serve complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP Here!

DC Alums – Join Dean David Van Slyke for a Maxwell Reception on November 4

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You’re Invited to a Maxwell School Reception

Please join the new leadership team at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University for an alumni reception at the APPAM Conference.  Newly appointed Dean David Van Slyke and Public Administration and International Affairs Chair Robert Bifulco will be in attendance.  You will also have the opportunity to meet Julia Carboni, Katherine Michelmore and Michah Rothbart, all new members of the Maxwell faculty team.

We hope you’ll enjoy this special opportunity to reconnect with your Maxwell colleagues, local alumni, and faculty* attending the conference.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception and networking


Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Georgetown West Room – Concourse Level

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 alike are invited to join us. You do not need to be registered for the APPAM conference to attend.


Register Now


Contact Norma Shannon at 315.443.5504 or alum@maxwell.syr.edu.


*Other Maxwell faculty attending the conference include:

Julia Carboni

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Yilin Hou

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Len Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs and Director, Center for Policy Research

Katherine Michelmore

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Sean O’Keefe

University Professor and Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership

Michah Rothbart

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Amy Ellen Schwartz

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

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Join us at CSIS for an Alumni Reception and Program: Inequality and the State of Working America – Thursday, April 7

Dean James B. Steinberg and the Maxwell School Advisory Board invite you to a timely discussion on wage stagnation, the transformation of work, rampant inequality, and the future of labor unions.  Leading the conversation will be Josh Bivens, research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute.  Also on the panel will be Maxwell School faculty members Gretchen Purser and Matthew Huber.


6:00 p.m. Program

7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and networking


Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.


Register Now


Contact Norma Shannon at 315.443.5504 or nshannon@syr.edu.

More about our panelists:

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Josh Bivens is the research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). His areas of research include macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment. He frequently appears as an economics expert on news shows, including the Public Broadcasting Service’s “NewsHour,” the “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on MSNBC, WAMU’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” and programs of the BBC.

Bivens is the author of Failure by Design: The Story behind America’s Broken Economy (EPI and Cornell University Press) and Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Really Teachers About Globalization (EPI). He is the co-author of The State of Working America, 12thEdition (EPI and Cornell University Press) and a co-editor of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: Labor Markets and Informal Work in Egypt, El Salvador, India, Russia and South Africa (EPI).

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Matthew T. Huber is an associate professor of geography at the Maxwell School.  His research looks at the relationship between energy systems and the larger social, cultural and political forces. His 2013 book, Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital, examines the role of oil in shaping suburbanization and the rightward turn of American politics in the 1970s and beyond. His new project examines the industrial fertilizer industry and their immense natural gas consumption and carbon emissions.

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Gretchen Purser is an assistant professor of sociology at the Maxwell School and author of the forthcoming Labor On Demand:  Dispatching the Urban Poor.  Her research focuses on precarious work and the low-wage labor market, the reproduction and lived experience of urban poverty, and the politics of punishment in the U.S.

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Can’t join us? Please check out all these great ways to stay connected to your Maxwell network:

DC Alumni Association Facebook Group: Maxwell DC Alumni Association

Maxwell International Network of DC Facebook Group: Maxwell in DC

DC Listserv: Maxwell DC Yahoo Listserv

Join Maxwell’s Washington, D.C. LinkedIn Network to locate alumni near you



Maxwell Student and Alumni Reception with Professor Catherine Bertini in NYC 1/12

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Please join us

for an informal evening reception with

Professor Catherine Bertini

and her guests and students in her PAI 764 Class: United Nations Organizations – Managing for Change. The evening will be a great chance to reconnect with your Maxwell network and we hope you’ll enjoy meeting the students too.

What better way to celebrate the beginning of the new year than with your Maxwell friends?

Tuesday, January 12

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Alfredo 100

7 East 54th Street
New York, NY

Please Register Here

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and select wines
Seating is limited and registration is required

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at nshannon@syr.edu