Marion Araque ’11 BA (IR) is now campus director at Citizen Schools

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Marion Araque is now campus director at Citizen Schools, an organization that advocates to make expanded learning the new normal for all students. In her role as campus director, Araque supervises and mentors a group of AmeriCorps teaching fellows and volunteers, and serves as an instructional leader for the Citizen Schools program. By using an apprenticeship program known as the Extended Learning Time model, Citizen Schools partners up with public districts to add instructional time to the school day by offering hands-on learning opportunities, academic support, and structured homework time.

Lance Warren ’04 BA (Hist/PSc) co-directs new film “An Outrage,” documenting the history of lynching in the American South

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Lance Warren and his wife, Hannah Ayers, have directed a new documentary film on the history of Southern lynching: An Outrage, which premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in March of 2017. Warren and Ayers filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states, meeting descendants of victims and activists working to memorialize this past. They also interviewed scholars who have deep personal connections to the history of the Jim Crow South. The result is an unusual historical documentary that sheds the standard tropes of the form, educating while also serving as a hub for action. An Outrage lays bare a history of racial terror long tucked-away in dusty archives and family secrets. And the film demonstrates how the pain of those memories — so little integrated into American history curricula at the middle, high school, and college levels — fuels the injustices that have sparked movements like Black Lives Matter. Just before the film’s premiere, the Southern Poverty Law Center recognized the value of An Outrage in grappling with a very present past. The civil rights advocacy group, which fields an anti-bias education program called Teaching Tolerance, acquired the film’s K-12 distribution rights, and will deploy An Outrage for use by its network of nearly 500,000 teachers — and their millions of students — this fall. More information about the film can be found at the film’s website and in the recent Vice article: “Why Kids Need to Learn About Lynching.

 

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.

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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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Salvador del Solar ’03 MAIR appointed Minister of Culture for Peru

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Salvador del Solar has been appointed as the Minister of Culture for Peru. He brings to the position years of experience as a successful television actor in Peru. During his time at the Maxwell School, he was a fellow of the Joan y John and Mabel deSardon-Glass Fellowship program. The deSardon-Glass Fellowship fully support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue advanced professional degrees at Maxwell and return to public service careers in their home countries. More information on del Solar and his new position can be found at: http://paiaadmissions.syr.edu/former-maxwell-ma-ir-student-and-desardon-glass-fellow-appointed-minister-of-culture-for-peru/

Eric Heighberger ’93 BA (IR) is now chief of staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Eric Heighberger has been appointed to serve as the chief of staff for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is not his first appointment with FEMA.  During the George W. Bush Administration he served as deputy director for legislative affairs, and later as advisor to former administrator David Paulison and deputy administrator Harvey Johnson. He also worked with FEMA’s Public Assistance program in New York City from 2001-2003, and was deployed with the same program after the 2004 hurricanes in Florida. In addition to his work with FEMA, from 2008-2009 he served on the White House Homeland Security Council as director of response policy. Aside from his positions with FEMA and the White House, he has worked in the private sector and on Capitol Hill. Prior to his current role with FEMA, from 2013-2017 he was deputy staff director for the House Homeland Security Committee. Additionally, he served as a professional staff member to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee from 2011-2012.

 

The Maxwell Gear Sale is Back! – Place Your Orders by April 2

Back by popular demand!

Support Maxwell’s Public Administration and International Relations student association through the PAIRA* semi-annual student-run Maxwell Gear Sale.

Visit the Gear Sale website to browse a variety of Maxwell-branded items – including t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more – and to place your order.  Orders will be accepted through Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Delivery should be expected at the end of April 2017.

Shop the Maxwell Gear Sale on the SU Bookstore website:

 

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support PAIRA student activities including networking events, professional development speakers, and more. Please direct any questions about the Gear Sale to paira.maxwell@gmail.com.

* Public Administration International Relations Association, or PAIRA, is the official graduate student organization representing PAIA graduate students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

The Maxwell Gear Sale is On! – Order by November 27 for Holiday Delivery

Support Maxwell’s Public Administration and International Relations student association through PAIRA* annual student-run Maxwell Gear Sale!

Visit the Gear Sale website to browse a variety of Maxwell-branded items – including t-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee tumblers, and more – and to place your order. Orders will be accepted through Sunday, November 27 at 10:00 p.m. to ensure delivery during the holiday season.

 

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support PAIRA student activities including networking events, professional development speakers, and more. Please direct any questions about the Gear Sale to paira.maxwell@gmail.com.

* Public Administration International Relations Association, or PAIRA, is the official graduate student organization representing PAIA graduate students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.