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.

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Contact Jessica Murray at 315.443.2660 or

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.


Campbell Lecture Series presents: Who Won? Who Lost? And What it Means

On Friday November 11, 2016, the Campbell Institute will host “Who Won? Who Lost? And What It Means,” an political and policy analysis of the recent presidential election. The lecture will include Maxwell professors Shana Gadarian, associate of political science and John Palmer, university professor and dean-emeritus, in addition to Robert Erickson from Columbia and Jamila Michener from Cornell. The event will be moderated by  Christopher Faricy, assistant professor of political science of the Maxwell School. The event is a part of the Campbell Lecture Series.

The lecture will begin promptly at 4 PM in the Maxwell Auditorium. There will also be a live stream on the Maxwell School’s official Facebook page:


CNY Alums – Join Us for a Workshop with Terry Newell: Moral Courage in Public Life

Friday, September 7

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

341 Eggers Hall

Presented by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Public servants—whether elected or appointed to government positions or working in NGOs—are hit with pressures from all sides.  Demands from citizens, interest groups, legislators, fellow employees and their own organizational leaders often put them in situations where they feel they are being asked to compromise their integrity.  They feel that getting along means going along.  In too many cases, they don’t know how to do the right thing without putting their career on the line. The result can be the suppression of needed dissent, diminished contributions from colleagues, and organizations that go astray.

This workshop focuses on how to have moral courage in public service—and how to create organizations that encourage everyone to honor their public service values.  Using video clips, group discussion, and stories of both failed and exemplary public servants, the workshop will provide ideas and tools to bolster moral courage in public life.  It should be of interest to students in public administration, public officials, and others working in the public and non-profit realms.

If attending, please RSVP to Kelley Coleman in the Campbell Institute at

Dr. Terry Newell is former dean of the faculty at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s premier institute for professional development, where he was responsible for FEI’s four-week, interagency Leadership for a Democratic Society program.  He currently directs his own firm, Leadership for a Responsible Society, and is also an adjunct faculty member at FEI and the University of Virginia.  His work focuses on values-based leadership, ethics, and enhancing customer experiences.  A former Air Force officer, Terry also previously served as Director of the Horace Mann Learning Center, the training arm of the U.S. Department of Education.  His publications have addressed such issues as values and ethics in leadership, organizational change, the future and its implications for leadership, and the impact of diversity on organizations and leaders.  He is co-editor of The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships That Make Government Work (CQ Press, 2007, 2nd ed. 2011)His most recent book is Statesmanship, Character and Leadership in America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Terry has a Master’s Degree in Teaching and an Ed. D. in Educational Administration.

Campbell Institute Hosting Panel Discussion on 10/19: “Redistricting New York”

The Campbell Institute and the Fordham University Center
for Electoral Politics and Democracy Present:

Redistricting New York: 2012  
October 19th
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Maxwell Auditorium

As New York lawmakers take up their decennial redistricting challenge in 2012, citizens have greater opportunities to have input into the process. Please join us for a conversation with a panel of experts and activists which will demystify the redistricting process and its implications, followed by a demonstration of a freely-available and user-friendly software platform which enables individual citizens and civic groups to design districts and submit their plans to the State Legislature.

Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, League of Women Voters of New York
Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union of the City of New York
Costas Panagopoulos, Director, Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, Fordham University
Jeff Stonecash, Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School

Software Demonstration:
Micah Altman, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Note:  The Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy is also sponsoring a student competition (undergraduate and graduate) to encourage teams
working with a faculty mentor to submit Congressional and state legislative maps for consideration. A panel of experts will award three first place prizes
of $1,000, for each level of office (Congress, State Senate, State Assembly).

The winners of the competition will be announced in the Pope Auditorium at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3 p.m.  The announcement will be followed by a discussion of the results of the 2012 New York Redistricting Project.

More information about the competition will be provided at the event, and is also available on the Center’s website.

Refreshments following event
Open to the campus community
Reduced Rate Parking available in the Irving Garage
(see our website for driving and parking directions)

Spotlight on the Campbell Public Affairs Institute

The Campbell Public Affairs Institute was named after Alan K. Campbell, an influential professor and public administrator who served as dean at the Maxwell School from 1969 to 1976 and went on to work in the governmental sector for many years. The Campbell Institute seeks to provide a supportive academic environment for the study of the moral, political, organizational, and legal foundations of citizenship and the institutions and organizations that define, support and facilitate citizenship in practice.

The Institute also encourages innovative graduate student research. Students and faculty are encouraged to perform research collaboratively. Students in all programs are invited to present independent research, dissertation proposals, and collaborative work with faculty at Institute seminars. The seminars also serve as a venue for graduate students refining classroom lectures and developing curricular programs related to the Institute’s mission.

Some of the programs sponsored by the Campbell Institution include; “State of Democracy” Lecture Series, “CNY Speaks”, and the “Campbell Conversations” interview-based radio show.

  • Visit the Campbell Institute website
  • Tune in to “Campbell Conversations” on Friday’s at 6:30 on WRVO.
  • Check out videos and podcasts of past Campbell speakers and events
  • Check out current Campbell News for upcoming events and research projects

The Campbell Institute’s Grant Reeher Hosts Weekly Public Affairs Radio Show

Campbell Conversations is an interview-based public affairs show.  The show is hosted by Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The Campbell Conversations leads WRVO’s “Weekly Edition” segment, on Fridays at 6:30 PM and is rebroadcast Saturdays at 4:00 PM.  For a complete listing of WRVO stations, visit

The half-hour show features extended, in-depth interviews in which Reeher goes beyond and behind the current news cycle to explore more lasting questions about public affairs. Guests include notable people from Central New York — writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals — whose work affects the public life of the community, as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

“In the Campbell Conversations, we try to provide the extra space for the depth I am always hungering for as a listener,” said Reeher. “I hope listeners will find the guests’ commentary as interesting as I do when I have the privilege of talking with them.”

Grant Reeher is associate professor of political science. His research and teaching interests focus on American politics, the democratic process, legislative politics, and the political role of the Internet.