Join Maxwell for an Alumni Gathering in New York!

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Join Us for a New York City Alumni Gathering!

You’re invited to a special Maxwell School alumni program and reception. We’ll begin with a substantive program on an important issue facing government today, public-private partnerships. Dean David M. Van Slyke will lead a panel, bringing his expertise on how partnerships address complex challenges facing our communities.

A cocktail reception will follow, where Maxwell alumni and friends will connect with each other and with Maxwell students in New York for their annual networking trip.

We hope to see you March 15!


Event Details

Thursday, March 15, 2018

 6:00–8:30 p.m. EDT  Program and reception
   6:00 p.m.  Doors open
   6:15 p.m.  Panel discussion
   7:30 p.m.  Networking reception

Club 101
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10078

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

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or



David Van Slyke

Named dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2016, Van Slyke is a leading international expert on public-private partnerships, public sector contracting and contract management, and policy implementation.

Additional participants will be announced soon.



Join Maxwell Alumni in Albany for an Evening at the Symphony!


Maxwell School alumni and friends are invited to an evening at the Albany Symphony!

Connect with fellow alumni at a pre-show reception at Plumb Restaurant & Bar.  Then,  enjoy a performance of “1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year” by the Albany Symphony at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (separate ticket purchase required).  Alumni and guests welcome!

Date & Location

Saturday, 12/9/2017

6:00 – Pre-Show Reception
Plumb Restaurant & Bar

15 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180

7:30 – Performance
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

30 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180

Other Details

Reception details: complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar.  RSVPs requested by Wednesday, December 5 at
Performance details: purchase tickets from the Albany Symphony box office (518.694.3300).

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office (315.443.2660 or

An Invitation From the Dean: Join us for Orange Central 9/16 and 9/17.

Dear Maxwell Alumni,

I am very honored to have been chosen as the 10th Dean of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. It is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a school with such a remarkable reputation, not only for academic excellence, but for the enthusiasm, loyalty, and generosity of its graduates.

Having taught as a member of the Maxwell faculty for a dozen years, I am privileged to know many alumni, and I look forward to speaking and working with all of you to further expand Maxwell’s visibility and influence across the country and around the world.

I would like to personally invite you to come back to Syracuse for the upcoming Orange Central weekend September 16-18.  Among the many planned activities, I hope you will find time to meet me at the Maxwell Orange Central Lecture with Ambassador James B. Cunningham on Friday, September 16 (follow this link for details) or at the Maxwell Alumni Reception on Saturday, September 17 (register below).

And I thank each of you, in advance, for being active citizens for your communities, for Maxwell, and Syracuse University.  I know that we share a commitment to greatness for the Maxwell School, and I look forward to celebrating with you the many outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the months and years ahead.

I hope to see you on campus in September!


David M. Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Dean  | Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy

Maxwell Alumni Reception


12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Reception


Maxwell Hall, Lincoln Courtyard

Event Details

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests.

Register Here

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at 315.443.5504 or

Maxwell networking event in Albany 9/28 at the Savoy Taproom

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

Alumni Reception

Come and reconnect with your fellow alums and enjoy meeting our most recent graduates in Albany

Savoy Taproom

301 Lark Street
Albany, New York 12210

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP Here

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar*

Please forward this invitation to your Maxwell friends!

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Questions?  Contact us at   or (315) 443-5504

The Orange Central Lecture on Afghanistan, Violent Islamic Extremism, and America with Amb. James Cunningham



The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 


Afghanistan, Violent Islamic Extremism, and America


James B. Cunningham ’74 BA (PSc/Psych)

 Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, to Israel, and to the United Nations.

Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

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At a time when violent Islamic extremism distorts Islam and threatens the majority of the world, Ambassador Cunningham will discuss Afghanistan, the Middle East, and challenges posed in this region to the United States and international community. He will review mistakes made since 9/11 and argue that — particularly in today’s political atmosphere — America needs serious discussions that lead to a long-term, sustainable strategy in the region.

Maxwell Auditorium

Friday, September 16, 2016

2:30 p.m.

No RSVP required, but arrive early for the best seating. Overflow seating will be provided.

(The event will also be available via live stream on this page

Need information on parking? Visit the Orange Central website for details.

While no RSVP is required, if you plan to attend other Orange Central events, please make sure to register through the Orange Central website.

  Contact Norma Shannon ( or (315 443-5504) with questions.



DC Alums – The Students are Coming! Coffee and Couches Needed – Can You Help?

The 8th annual Washington, DC graduate student networking trip is fast approaching on March 13, 14, & 15 and we need your help!

Maxwell students are incredibly excited about the trip, as well as the opportunity to engage with the amazing alumni who make up the Maxwell family. As always, this trip wouldn’t be possible without support from alums like you. If you can help us by sharing your home or hosting a coffee chat please follow the instructions below to register your support.

Housing Help
While some students in our class have DC area connections, many students still need housing. Our students are considerate, tidy guests who will make every effort to work around your schedule. Whether you have an extra room, open couch, or floor space for a blow-up mattress, our students would greatly appreciate your assistance in keeping this trip affordable. Most students will arrive Sunday night, March 13, and depart on Wednesday, March 16 (3 nights). Sign up here:

Host a Coffee Chat
Do you have time to host a small coffee chat with students on Sunday, March 13; Monday, March 14; Tuesday, March 15; or Wednesday, March 16? The chats will give you an opportunity to meet the new class and tell them about your own professional development in an informal setting. After receiving your contact information, we will share it with interested students who will get in touch with you directly to schedule a meeting. Sign up here:

Thank you for your consideration and your support of the students!

Maxwell Meet Up at the Berlin Weihnachtsmarkt am Gendarmenmarkt on 12/16


Join Maxwell alumni, Atlantis students, and friends for the Glühweintreffen on December 16 at 18:30 at the Weihnachtsmarkt am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Meet by the Baumkuchen stall, which is not too far from Kasse 1.  Follow this link for a map:

Wear your Maxwell or SU gear and feel free to just drop by to say hello.