Coming Back to Campus? Come Back to Maxwell!

Will you be returning to campus for Coming Back Together? Please join us for an alumni reception at the Maxwell School!

We hope you’ll enjoy this special chance to meet and reconnect with Dean David M. Van Slyke and Maxwell faculty, students, and your fellow classmates.

Date & Location

Friday, 9/15/2017
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room
220 Eggers Hall
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Event Details

No RSVP is required, and guests are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at



Started in 1983, Coming Back Together (CBT) was the first reunion of its kind in the nation. CBT brings African American and Latino alumni back to campus to celebrate their accomplishments and see how Syracuse University has grown and changed over the years. It also introduces current students to successful alumni to make connections and get their advice on making the most of their time after graduation.

Held every three years, CBT gives our alumni an opportunity to catch up, reminisce, and share their vision for how they can keep the University moving forward. The weekend features a full schedule of distinguished speakers; networking, social, and academic events.  Read more about the schedule of CBT events and registration here.

Maxwell Welcomes Our Newest Students!

July and August are among the most exciting times of year at the Maxwell School. Having said farewell to the newest alumni of the School in May and June, Maxwell faculty and staff prepare during the summer to welcome the newest classes of students in the MPA, MA IR, and Executive MPA and MA IR programs.

Chris Omolino, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in Maxwell’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, welcomed this year’s MPA and MA IR classes on the PAIA Admissions blog. Read more about this year’s accomplished cohorts at the links below.

Putting the ROCK back in BuROCKracy as Maxwell Welcomes our new MPA students!

Our New MA IR Students Arrive in Time to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

We hope you enjoy reliving your time at Maxwell through these great posts. Join us in welcoming our newest students to Maxwell!

Jessica Murray, Director of Alumni Relations
Kelli Young, Director of Career Development
Laura McArdle, Assistant Director of Career Development
Lauren Meyer, Career Development Office and Recruiting Coordinator

Scott Morelli ’05 MPA is now city manager of South Portland, Maine


Scott Morelli is now the city manager of South Portland, Maine — the state’s fourth-largest city and an important center for retail and industry. He brings over 12 years of municipal government experience to the role. Previously, he served as the city manger of Gardiner, Maine, and in other local government positions, including as executive assistant of Framingham, Massachusetts, and as selectmen’s assistant in Waterboro, Maine.



Maxwell Students Attend 2016 International City/County Management Association Conference


The Maxwell alumni connection with current students continued to grow this weekend as fifteen public administration hopefuls attended the 2016 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) annual conference in Kansas City, MO.  Students had the opportunity to learn from and network with local and state government officials from around the United States and across the world.

While at the conference, Maxwell students had the opportunity to hear from award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien and renowned New York Times columnist and author David Brooks.  While both speakers shared experiences through the lens of media, a common theme was found urging public leaders to look deeply into constituents lives and understand different points of views.  Keynote speaker David Brooks challenged each leader to not fear the term `love’ in conversations about public policy.

Maxwell students also had the great pleasure of gaining insight about the possibilities of local government careers from alumni of the Maxwell School who are currently shaping the futures of municipal governments.  Through the generosity of Maxwell’s alumni, a reception was held on Sunday, September 25 and a lunch Monday, September 26, where the students had the opportunity to learn from, network with and receive career guidance from over fourteen wonderful alumni.

Jace Beehler, Lindsey Callahan, Rainea Cumberbatch, Chloe Elberty, Cristian Ernesto, Zhenhao Gong, Briana Graham, Olga Grishina, Kevin Hundelt, Krishna Kesari, Vahid Khatami, Umar Kiyimba, Ronald Mak, Ariana Morrocco, Linnea Powell, and James Tatum would like to thank all of the distinguished alumni who made this such an enriching trip.  They would like to give a special acknowledgment to Wally Bobkiewicz ’89 MPA, City Manager of Evanston, IL.  Wally, along with dozens of alumni, have funded students’ travel to the ICMA conference for over a decade.  Without Wally’s leadership, passion and generosity this trip would not have been possible.

To view more photos from the trip, click here.


Maxwell students take action in Japan

IRClass.inJapanThis spring, Seiki Tanaka, a post-doc research professor working at SU’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism and teaching in Maxwell’s undergraduate IR program, escorted 13 undergraduate students to Japan for a two-week study tour, related to his Spring 2014 course Japanese Political Economy and Development. While in Japan, students met with representatives from academic, non-profit, corporate, and government sectors to learn about political and economic policies and developments in Japan. The trip included events in urban and rural areas, with portions of the tour spent in Tokyo and Shimane Prefecture. The study tour was made possible by a grant from the Japan Foundation.
Among experts they met with there were two alumni, shown front row, center, in this photo: Sho Maruyama ’13 EMPA, assistant director at the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; and Yusuke Inoue ’12 MPA/MA (Econ), who works in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Sho is front row, center, in the light grey shirt. Immediately to the right of him is Yusuke.)  They spoke to the students about the Cool Japan Initiative and the course of Japanese labor policy, respectively.

International Relations Alumni Reception in New York City March 27

Come Join us!

The International Relations Program at the Maxwell School invites you to a


New York City Alumni Reception

Please join Professors Mary Lovely and Francine D’Amico

Reconnect with fellow alumni and meet some of the students in town that are
participating in the National Model UN Conference while enjoying complimentary
hors d’oeuvres and drink specials

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Ten Degrees Bar

121 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
East Village between 1st and 2nd Streets
Private room reserved for our event

Limited open bar and 2-4-1 drink specials 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP Here

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