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

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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. 
Program
Reception follows

Location
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.

RSVP
Register Now

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

More About the Participants

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Will the Syracuse congressional district swing back to the Republicans? Hear from the republican challenger, John Katko, Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations.

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews John Katko

In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations. Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging incumbent Dan Maffei for the 24th Congressional district seat this fall. In a wide-ranging discussion, Katko sets out his case against Maffei’s re-election, and addresses whether he’s a moderate or a conservative, how he thinks about entitlements and taxes, Obamacare, and the level of dysfunction in the current Congress. He also discusses the role of money in the campaign.

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Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations:

In recent years, American women seem to have reached a plateau in terms of their representation in elected office, and it’s well under 50 percent. Several organizations around the nation are trying to change that, and among them is the American Association of Women and its “Elect Her” initiative. Elect Her involves trainings held at universities and colleges to support and recruit more young women to pursue leadership positions on campus, as well as future political office. In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher speaks with a local director of the Association, and a recent student participant in the initiative, about the problem of under-representation of female leadership, and what can be done at a grassroots level to address it.

 


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee discusses the political challenges he’s encountered as governor Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations.

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee

What do we make of a non-defensive, self-described “laid-back” politician, who freely admits that low approval ratings are a factor in his decision not to pursue re-election?  It doesn’t sound like New York, and it’s not.  In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher continues the discussion he started last week with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee. The governor frankly describes the political challenges he’s encountered as governor, and the effects of his party switch after being elected. He also discusses his state’s relatively smooth roll-out of Obamacare, and his own political future.

 


Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations:

In the first of the two-part interview, Grant Reeher discusses the current level of conflict and polarization between the two parties with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.  Chafee is particularly well-suited as an observer of this problem — when in the U.S. Senate he was known as a moderate Republican.  He left the party following his service there, and successfully ran for governor as an independent.  He’s now a Democrat.

When Chafee was in the Senate, he was one of only two Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts, and the only Republican to vote against the Iraq War.   He looks back on that time, and also honestly describes how money influences politics, including his own behavior.


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for the The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee discusses the current level of conflict and polarization between the two parties Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations.

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee

In the first of two-part interview, Grant Reeher discusses the current level of conflict and polarization between the two parties with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.  Chafee is particularly well-suited as an observer of this problem — when in the U.S. Senate he was known as a moderate Republican.  He left the party following his service there, and successfully ran for governor as an independent.  He’s now a Democrat.

When Chafee was in the Senate, he was one of only two Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts, and the only Republican to vote against the Iraq War.   He looks back on that time, and also honestly describes how money influences politics, including his own behavior.

 


Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations:

With the current focus on democratic protest movements in the Middle East, it’s worth noting that since the 1970s, more than 70 nations around the world have moved from dictatorship to democracy. Why the historical wave? This week on the Campbell Conversations, University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes argues that it’s largely due to strategic non-violent movements. Zunes also specializes in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and there he argues that the U.S. enables Israeli policies that give it little incentive to compromise, making the peace process difficult. He also asserts that anti-American extremism is generated not so much because of our democratic values, but when we stray from those values.


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for the The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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What is the role of strategic non-violent movements in moving nations from dictatorship to democracy? Is the United States in a fundamentally contradictory position on Israel and Palestine? Find out Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations.

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes

With the current focus on democratic protest movements in the Middle East, it’s worth noting that since the 1970s, more than 70 nations around the world have moved from dictatorship to democracy. Why the historical wave? This week on the Campbell Conversations, University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes argues that it’s largely due to strategic non-violent movements. Zunes also specializes in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and there he argues that the U.S. enables Israeli policies that give it little incentive to compromise, making the peace process difficult. He also asserts that anti-American extremism is generated not so much because of our democratic values, but when we stray from those values.

 


Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations:

One of Syracuse’s most intriguing mayors is Democrat James McGuire, who in 1896 bucked a Republican establishment to be elected into office, at just 26 years of age.  This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with his biographer, Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey, about the mayor’s times, his legacy, and his controversial activism on behalf of Irish independence.  In his six years in office, McGuire built 38 schools, initiated extensive street paving, and was a key figure in the creation of the first Everson Museum and the Carnegie Library, among other landmarks.  Joseph Fahey also discusses his own experiences as a judge.  The new book is titled James K. McGuire:  Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist.


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for the The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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Who was Syracuse’s “Boy Mayor” who built 38 new schools in six years? Find out Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey

One of Syracuse’s most intriguing mayors is Democrat James McGuire, who in 1896 bucked a Republican establishment to be elected into office, at just 26 years of age.  This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with his biographer, Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey, about the mayor’s times, his legacy, and his controversial activism on behalf of Irish independence.  In his six years in office, McGuire built 38 schools, initiated extensive street paving, and was a key figure in the creation of the first Everson Museum and the Carnegie Library, among other landmarks.  Joseph Fahey also discusses his own experiences as a judge.  The new book is titled James K. McGuire:  Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist.


Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations where Grant Reeher:

In a continuation of last week’s conversation about government whistleblowing, host Grant Reeher talks this week with two actual whistleblowers, both of whom tell powerful stories about their experiences. Susan Wood is a former Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the Food and Drug Administration.  She resigned her position and blew the whistle on the FDA’s political stonewalling on the approval of the morning-after pill “Plan B.”  Thomas Drake is a former senior executive with the National Security Agency.  He was prosecuted by the Justice Department under the Espionage Act after blowing the whistle on NSA’s “Trailblazer” data collection program.  These charges were dropped just days before the trial, and after stories about the prosecution aired on 60 Minutes and appeared in The New Yorker Magazine, among other places.  In 2011, Drake received the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.The not-for-profit Government Accountability Project has been at the center of many of the nation’s highest profile whistleblower cases—involving nuclear power plants, the Star Wars anti-missile defense system, the World Bank, and the National Security Agency. This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with Louis Clark, the Project’s President and also its Director of Corporate and Financial Accountability. Clark discusses the importance of individual employees going public, and the challenges to them in doing so. Next week Grant will speak with two whistleblowers.


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for the The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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Interview with FDA and NSA whistleblowers on truth-telling, Sunday at 6 p.m. on The Campbell Conversations

 

Tune into WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews Thomas Drake and Susan Wood

In a continuation of last week’s conversation about government whistleblowing, host Grant Reeher talks this week with two actual whistleblowers, both of whom tell powerful stories about their experiences. Susan Wood is a former Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the Food and Drug Administration.  She resigned her position and blew the whistle on the FDA’s political stonewalling on the approval of the morning-after pill “Plan B.”  Thomas Drake is a former senior executive with the National Security Agency.  He was prosecuted by the Justice Department under the Espionage Act after blowing the whistle on NSA’s “Trailblazer” data collection program.  These charges were dropped just days before the trial, and after stories about the prosecution aired on 60 Minutes and appeared in The New Yorker Magazine, among other places.  In 2011, Drake received the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.


Listen in to the last edition of Campbell Conversations where Grant Reeher:

The not-for-profit Government Accountability Project has been at the center of many of the nation’s highest profile whistleblower cases—involving nuclear power plants, the Star Wars anti-missile defense system, the World Bank, and the National Security Agency. This week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with Louis Clark, the Project’s President and also its Director of Corporate and Financial Accountability. Clark discusses the importance of individual employees going public, and the challenges to them in doing so. Next week Grant will speak with two whistleblowers.


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The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include 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.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for the The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

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