Carol Dwyer ’99 MA (PA) appointed director of mayoral initiatives for City of Syracuse

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Carol Dwyer has been appointed director of mayoral initiatives by Syracuse mayor Stephanie A. Miner. This is not the first time Dwyer has taken on the role of director: for over 19 years, she has served as the director of the Community Benchmarks Program at the Maxwell School–a program that received the Chancellors Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship in 2007. In addition, Dwyer has received many other awards, including the award for Meritorious Community Service by Thursday Morning Roundtable in 1996, and the Levi L. Smith Civic Education Award from the Onondaga Citizens League in 2014.

More information about Dwyer’s new appointment as director of mayoral initiative can be found here.

Martin Sweeney ’81 MPA, village historian of Homer, N.Y., featured in Cortland Standard article

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Since 2008, Martin Sweeney has been the historian for the town and village of Homer, New York. As a recent article in the Cortland Standard explains, Sweeney brings his lifelong passion for history to his role as village and town historian. His goal is to make history come alive for residents of the Central New York community. “We’re such a socially mobile society that people have no idea [about local history]; they can say, ‘Hey I’ve lived here and raised my kids for the past six years, I had no idea Homer had a connection to Abraham Lincoln. It is my job to tell them.” To achieve this, Sweeney draws from his long and dedicated career as an educator. During his tenure as a junior high school social studies teacher in the Homer School District, Sweeney would frequently get into character, dress in era-specific costume, and play music from certain time periods to illustrate to his students that history is never as far away as it may seem. He brings this same dedication for educating people to his role as village historian. Currently, Sweeney is engaged in a project aimed at establishing a monument in Homer’s town hall, which would commemorate three men who played an integral role in Lincoln’s life.

More information about Martin Sweeney and his career can be found in the aforementioned Cortland Standard article.

 

 

The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility with Donna Shalala 10/23

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Presents

The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility

Ethical Leadership in Higher Education:
“Who Wants This Job Anymore?”

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Donna Shalala ’70 MSSc/’70 PhD (SSc)/’87 Hon

 President, Clinton Foundation
Former President, University of Miami

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Enjoy perspectives on the topic from one of the most esteemed graduates of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Donna Shalala ’70 MSSc/’70 PhD (SSc)/’87 Hon. Until recently, Shalala was president of the University of Miami, a post she held for 14 years. She was previously secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration and now serves as president of the Clinton Foundation.

Maxwell Auditorium

Friday, October 23, 2015

3 p.m. Lecture

Reception following

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

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

  Contact Bethany Walawender (bdwalawe@maxwell.syr.edu or (315 443-5850) with questions.

The event will be streamed live on Ustream and archived on the Maxwell School  YouTube channel.



What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What do the needs for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility provides a public forum for exploring these questions in provocative and challenging ways. Speakers are leaders in their fields who have wrestled with these questions and demonstrated—through their life and work—that generative efforts can enrich both our private and public lives. Collectively the lectures aim to stimulate audiences to re-envision their own responsibilities in different, and at times deliberately unsettling ways—not merely to inform, but to engage and provoke, and to leave a lasting impression that influences future behavior. In this way, the Tanner Lectures seek to expand horizons and spark new conversations about the problems and opportunities we collectively face as citizens of nations and of the world.

The series has been generously endowed by Dr. W. Lynn Tanner, founder, CEO, and chairman of TEC Canada, a leadership development organization dedicated to accelerating the growth and development of outstanding twenty-first century leaders. Dr. Tanner received a PhD from the Maxwell School in 1975, where his studies focused on organizational change and development in the public and private sectors.  For more information visit  The Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

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Join us for the State of Democracy Lecture: “The Politics of Inequality in the United States” on March 20

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The Campbell Public Affairs Institute & the Department of Political Science

Present

The State of Democracy Lecture Series

“The Politics of Inequality in the United States”

Join us for a discussion of the consequences of income inequality on American Democracy

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Gilens will be joined by Maxwell Professors Spencer Piston, Christopher Faricy and Amy Ellen Schwartz.

Friday, March 20

4:00 p.m.

Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required

Parking arrangements
Parking is available at the Irving Avenue Garage for $5.00

Maxwell Auditorium

During the reception immediately following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the School’s #ToMeCitizenship campaign by filling out a thought bubble and completing the sentence, “To me, citizenship….”  A photographer will be on hand to capture a picture of you with your comment.  Go to https://www.rebelmouse.com/ToMeCitizenship/ to learn more.

Can’t make it to campus?
Those unable to attend the event may view it live via UStream or at a later date on the Maxwell School’s YouTube channel.

The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. It enables the intellectual exploration of current events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of meaningful democratic citizenship.  For more information visit  The Campbell Public Affairs Institute



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This event is part of a year-long celebration of  the Maxwell School’s 90th anniversary.



90th Anniversary Event: The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility with Collin O’Mara ’06 MPA 2/23

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The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility

Environmental Citizenship and Ethical Collective Action: Why Re-establishing America’s Conservation Ethic is a Global Imperative

with

Collin O’Mara ’06 MPA

 President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation

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Maxwell Auditorium

Monday, February 23, 2015

5 p.m. Lecture

Reception following

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

Parking arrangements
Parking is available at the Irving Avenue Garage for $5.00

During the reception immediately following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the School’s #ToMeCitizenship campaign by filling out a thought bubble and completing the sentence, “To me, citizenship….”  A photographer will be on hand to capture a picture of you with your comment.  Go to https://www.rebelmouse.com/ToMeCitizenship/ to learn more.

  Contact Norma Shannon at (315) 443- 5504 or at nshannon@maxwell.syr.edu with questions.

The event will be streamed live on Ustream and archived on the Maxwell School  YouTube channel


This event is part of a year-long celebration of  the Maxwell School’s 90th anniversary.


What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What do the needs for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility provides a public forum for exploring these questions in provocative and challenging ways. Speakers are leaders in their fields who have wrestled with these questions and demonstrated—through their life and work—that generative efforts can enrich both our private and public lives. Collectively the lectures aim to stimulate audiences to re-envision their own responsibilities in different, and at times deliberately unsettling ways—not merely to inform, but to engage and provoke, and to leave a lasting impression that influences future behavior. In this way, the Tanner Lectures seek to expand horizons and spark new conversations about the problems and opportunities we collectively face as citizens of nations and of the world.

The series has been generously endowed by Dr. W. Lynn Tanner, founder, CEO, and chairman of TEC Canada, a leadership development organization dedicated to accelerating the growth and development of outstanding twenty-first century leaders. Dr. Tanner received a PhD from the Maxwell School in 1975, where his studies focused on organizational change and development in the public and private sectors.  For more information visit  The Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

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Join us for the State of Democracy Lecture: “Does Citizenship Require Sacrifice?” 2/13

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The Campbell Public Affairs Institute and  the Sawyer Law and Politics Program along with Stephen Hagerty and Lisa Altenbernd, Hagerty Consulting, Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber, and Finsbury, LLC

Present

The State of Democracy Lecture Series

Does Citizenship Require Sacrifice?

The Maxwell School’s State of Democracy Lecture will feature a provocative conversation among four faculty members on the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of citizens.

Is voting the primary responsibility of citizens in a democracy, or are citizens obligated to engage in other ways? Should we pay our taxes in the spirit of investing in a common purpose, or in the spirit of unwilling acceptance of government appropriation?   Is it our obligation as citizens simply to comply with the law?  To what extent is each of us responsible for the good of others and for the “public good”?

Join us for a lively  and thought-provoking conversation with our panelists:

  • Kristi Andersen – Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy and Professor of Political Science
  • Walter Broadnax – Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Tina Nabatchi – Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Robert Rubinstein – Professor of Anthropology and International Relations

The panel will be moderated by Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, which sponsors the series.

Friday, February 13

4:00 p.m.

Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required

Parking arrangements
Parking is available at the Irving Avenue Garage for $5.00

Maxwell Auditorium

During the reception immediately following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the School’s #ToMeCitizenship campaign by filling out a thought bubble and completing the sentence, “To me, citizenship….”  A photographer will be on hand to capture a picture of you with your comment.  Go to https://www.rebelmouse.com/ToMeCitizenship/ to learn more.

Can’t make it to campus?
Those unable to attend the event may view it live via UStream or at a later date on the Maxwell School’s YouTube channel.

The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. It enables the intellectual exploration of current events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of meaningful democratic citizenship.  For more information visit  The Campbell Public Affairs Institute. This event is co-sponsored by the Sawyer Law and Politics Program and generously supported by Stephen Hagerty and Lisa Altenbernd, Hagerty Consulting, Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber, and Finsbury, LLC



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Join us for the State of Democracy Lecture with Zephyr Teachout, “Can American Democracy Survive Corruption?” 11/14

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The State of Democracy Lecture Series

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Zephyr Teachout

Professor of Law at Fordham University

“Can American Democracy Survive Corruption?”

Zephyr Teachout is a Professor of Law at Fordham University.  An immensely talented and creative scholar, Professor Teachout brings a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad, as well as the insights of her original work on corruption and its constitutional history.

Teachout is the former National Director for the Sunlight Foundation, and was the Director of Internet Organizing for Howard Dean’s Presidential campaign. Most recently she ran against Andrew Cuomo for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York. Teachout is a political consultant for nonprofits, political campaigns, and citizen journalism.  She is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.

Friday, November 14

4:00 p.m.

Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required

Maxwell Auditorium

Can’t make it to campus?
The event will be streamed live on Ustream and archived on the Maxwell School  YouTube channel

The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. It enables the intellectual exploration of current events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of meaningful democratic citizenship.  For more information visit  The Campbell Public Affairs InstituteThis lecture is made possible through a generous gift from the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Fund.



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