Nadja Michel-Herf ’10 MPA is director of child advocacy nonprofit

HerfNadja Michel-Herf is director of quality at National CASA Association, a nonprofit that specializes in foster care, child welfare and advocacy. Previously, Michel-Herf was director of school quality and accountability for the State of Washington. She designed performance analytics to certify and assess charter schools.

Mark Hibben ’07 MA (PSc)/’14 PhD (PSc) writes book critiquing IMF

mark-hibbenMark Hibben wrote What’s Wrong with the IMF and How to Fix It published by Polity Press. The book critiques IMF governance, surveillance, lending, and capacity development and offers solutions to increase program effectiveness. Hibben is assistant professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. His research interests include globalization and development, international political economy, human rights, and the politics of poverty and inequality.

Ryan Perry ’17 BA (PSc/IR) joins defense consultancy

PerryRyan Perry has joined IB Consultancy, an independent defense and security company. IB offers defense research, security conference planning, business consulting and threat assessment reports. Perry recently authored a report on mine removal in Afghanistan, which can be read on this webpage. He is also currently enrolled in a master’s of science program in political science at the University of Leiden.

Ynesse Abdul-Malak ’13 MA (Soc) ’17 PhD (Soc) joins research institute on campus

Ynesse_Abdul-Malak-200Ynesse Abdul-Malak is postdoctoral fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University. The BBI advances the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Abdul-Malak’s work examines factors that impact the inclusion of people with disabilities in education and employment.  For more information see the press release.

Marwa Eltagouri ’14 BA (PSc) joins Washington Post newsroom

EltagouriMarwa Eltagouri ’14 BA (PSc) is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. Previously she worked on general assignment for The Chicago Tribune. She has also interned with The Hartford Courant, and written online content for DemocracyWise. While a student she was design editor for the Daily Orange, the campus newspaper of Syracuse University.


Christine Elliott ’11 appointed to Syracuse city government by Mayor, Ben Walsh ’05 MPA

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Christine Elliott is director of administration for City of Syracuse. She will oversee management and budget, finance, information technology and assessment. Before this appointment, she worked for Deloitte consulting in Alexandria, Va. For more information see the announcement article from

She was appointed by Ben Walsh, current mayor of Syracuse. After graduating from Maxwell, Walsh worked in Albany as a representative of the AFL-CIO, and in the administration of Stephanie Miner. As deputy commissioner under Miner he created the Syracuse Land Bank and played a hand in the renovation of the Hotel Syracuse.


Daniel Clark ’12 BA (Geog/PSt) takes leadership role in growing New York’s economy

alum-news-buttonDaniel ClarkDaniel Clark is assistant vice president for the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In this role he attracts corporate interests to New York City, and facilitates their integration within the wider economic canvas. In addition to his position with NYCEDC, he concurrently serves as a first lieutenant of an infantry company in the U.S. Army National Guard.