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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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.

 

Join us at CSIS for an Alumni Reception and Program: Inequality and the State of Working America – Thursday, April 7

Dean James B. Steinberg and the Maxwell School Advisory Board invite you to a timely discussion on wage stagnation, the transformation of work, rampant inequality, and the future of labor unions.  Leading the conversation will be Josh Bivens, research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute.  Also on the panel will be Maxwell School faculty members Gretchen Purser and Matthew Huber.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

6:00 p.m. Program

7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and networking

LOCATION

Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.

RSVP

Register Now

Questions?

Contact Norma Shannon at 315.443.5504 or nshannon@syr.edu.

More about our panelists:

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Josh Bivens is the research and policy director at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). His areas of research include macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment. He frequently appears as an economics expert on news shows, including the Public Broadcasting Service’s “NewsHour,” the “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on MSNBC, WAMU’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” and programs of the BBC.

Bivens is the author of Failure by Design: The Story behind America’s Broken Economy (EPI and Cornell University Press) and Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Really Teachers About Globalization (EPI). He is the co-author of The State of Working America, 12thEdition (EPI and Cornell University Press) and a co-editor of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs: Labor Markets and Informal Work in Egypt, El Salvador, India, Russia and South Africa (EPI).

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Matthew T. Huber is an associate professor of geography at the Maxwell School.  His research looks at the relationship between energy systems and the larger social, cultural and political forces. His 2013 book, Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital, examines the role of oil in shaping suburbanization and the rightward turn of American politics in the 1970s and beyond. His new project examines the industrial fertilizer industry and their immense natural gas consumption and carbon emissions.

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Gretchen Purser is an assistant professor of sociology at the Maxwell School and author of the forthcoming Labor On Demand:  Dispatching the Urban Poor.  Her research focuses on precarious work and the low-wage labor market, the reproduction and lived experience of urban poverty, and the politics of punishment in the U.S.

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Join us for a D.C. Maxwell School Alumni Meet Up – February 18

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Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

Please join your Maxwell friends for an informal alumni meet up at the

The Dubliner Pub and Restaurant

520 N Capitol St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-1510
(202) 737-3773
(Located at 4 F Street within the Phoenix Park Hotel and across the street from Union Station)

Thursday, February 18

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please RSVP Here

Light appetizers will be served; cash bar

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at nshannon@syr.edu


Can’t join us? Please check out all these great ways to stay connected to your Maxwell network:

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Join us for a Maxwell School Alumni Meet Up – Friday, December 11

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Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

Please come welcome new graduates to DC, reconnect with fellow alumni, and meet our Maxwell DC program students

Public Bar

1214 B 18th Street, NW
(18th off of M Street)
Second Floor Lounge
Metro: Farragut North or Dupont
Please Note: Public Bar Dupont is a 21 and older space. All guests and patrons must possess a valid government-issued photo ID.

Friday, December 11

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please RSVP Here

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at nshannon@syr.edu


Can’t join us? Please check out all these great ways to stay connected to your Maxwell network:

DC Alumni Association Facebook Group: Maxwell DC Alumni Association

Maxwell International Network of DC Facebook Group: Maxwell in DC

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Anita Sharma ’95, Executive Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation, to give keynote address at annual Public Diplomacy Symposium on 11/5

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Please join us for a keynote lecture by

Anita Sharma

’95 BA (IR/Geo)

  Executive Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation

at the culmination of the annual Public Diplomacy Symposium

Building a More Secure World:  Public Diplomacy for 21st Century Actors

This event is sponsored by students in Syracuse University’s Public Diplomacy program — a cooperative venture between the Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. This year’s symposium will tackle the rising influence of new, 21st century actors and their non-traditional public diplomacy approaches to increasing human and national security. Alumni and friends are invited to the day-long event and are especially encouraged to attend the alumni networking reception which follows the keynote speech.

We Are All Advocates: Public Diplomacy in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

Thursday, November 5, 2015

6:00 p.m.  Keynote Lecture
Reception following

Center for Strategic and International Studies

1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Directions

Registration is required

Follow this link to register for the evening keynote and reception

For more information about the reception, please contact: Norma Shannon at nshannon@maxwell.syr.edu, or call (315) 443 -5504

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Also interested in attending the daytime symposium?

“Building a More Secure World: Public Diplomacy for 21st Century Actors”

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The Public Diplomacy Symposium is an annual meeting that provides an environment in which critical and collaborative discussion and networking can occur between students and professionals in order to advance the field. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the ways in which public diplomacy is addressing the rising influence of new, 21st century actors.

Panel One: How Have Governments, NGOs, and International Institutions Adapted Their Public Diplomacy Efforts to Effectively Respond to Growing Threats to Security?

Panel Two: How Are Transnational NGO Networks Advancing Human Security Goals of Social Justice and Well-Being Through Public Diplomacy?

Panel Three: How Can Civil Society Engage in Public Diplomacy to Address Issues of Human and National Security?

Following the panels, attendees have the opportunity to attend a small, informational career fair and a U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Simulation.

To learn more about the symposium and to register for the daytime events, please visit:  http://publicdiplomacy.syr.edu/

(But please remember, if you are an alum or guest and you’d like to attend the evening reception, make sure to register here first!)

For more information about the symposium, contact K. Suzanne Hatcher at kshatche@syr.edu

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The APDS Syracuse University is a non-profit student-run organization dedicated to promoting public diplomacy and creating forums for dialogue regarding this and related fields, such as public relations, mass communications, and media studies.

Syracuse University’s Public Diplomacy program is a dual-degree program offered jointly by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The Public Diplomacy program affords students the opportunity to complete an MS in Public Relations from Syracuse University’s  Newhouse School along with an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School with only two years of study.  As part of their academic and professional preparation, students complete challenging internships and policy-oriented seminars in Washington, DC.

Syracuse University is proud to be among the first institutions of higher learning to recognize the need to educate future leaders in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors on the theory and practice of public diplomacy and communication.

For more details about the Public Diplomacy program at Syracuse University, please visit this link.

Join us for a Maxwell School Alumni Meet Up – Friday, September 25

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Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

Please come welcome new graduates to DC, and meet our Maxwell DC program students

Public Bar

1214 B 18th Street, NW
(18th off of M Street)
Second Floor Lounge
Metro: Farragut North or Dupont
Please Note: Public Bar Dupont is a 21 and older space. All guests and patrons must possess a valid government-issued photo ID.

Friday, September 25

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please RSVP Here

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at nshannon@syr.edu


Can’t join us? Please check out all these great ways to stay connected to your Maxwell network:

DC Alumni Association Facebook Group: Maxwell DC Alumni Association

Maxwell International Network of DC Facebook Group: Maxwell in DC

DC Listserv: Maxwell DC Yahoo Listserv

Join Maxwell’s Washington, D.C. LinkedIn Network to locate alumni near you