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Out of the Gate: Policy, Governance, and Citizenship in the Trump Administration

Maxwell Dean, David Van Slyke

Maxwell Dean, David Van Slyke

Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke’s Statement on Executive Order – and Upcoming Events Planned 

(from Feb 6, 2017) Many members of the global Maxwell community have voiced concerns about the series of executive orders from the new Administration, including recent changes to the immigration status of citizens from seven countries and a shakeup of the National Security Council. In this context, Syracuse University and the Maxwell School reaffirm our support for international colleagues and students.

In a campus-wide message sent Monday, Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud stated, “We are an international research university. The teaching, learning, and discovery that we do every day involves people from more than 150 countries—and it occurs at Syracuse University programs and facilities across the United States and around the world. Our work and our contributions are made possible by people from everywhere, including the seven countries specifically identified in the executive orders. There are many people from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia and other countries who are Orange—who are Syracuse people. Today, it is their turn to see that we support them. Please help me in this.” You can read more about the ongoing work of University leadership and the support services available to those affected.

At Maxwell, as the ramifications of these changes unfold, we will continue to do what we do best: research, write, debate, and teach about citizenship, governance, international relations, immigration, national security, and humanitarianism, as well as history, politics, culture, social relations, economics, inequality, justice, and advocacy.

Maxwell faculty, alumni, students, and staff are actively contributing to the public dialogue by lending their considerable expertise in the media and convening community events focused on these critical and dynamic public issues. We encourage you to read, view, listen, and follow their work on our website, on Facebook and via Twitter, or view this selection of Maxwell articles and interviews related to the election and the transition of power.

I hope that we can all agree that Maxwell’s mission to study, understand, and influence the national and global significance of citizenship and belonging has never been more important.

Please save the date and join us on Friday, February 17 at 3:30 in the Strasser Legacy Room (Eggers 220) to engage with Maxwell faculty experts.  This event is Free and Open to the public.

Out of the Gate:  “Policy, Governance, and Citizenship and the Trump Administration.”
Maxwell faculty offer expert views of some of President Trump’s early policy and administrative decisions, touching on issues of citizenship, immigration, education, the federal courts, national security, governance, the economy, and foreign relations.

Elizabeth Cohen, Associate Professor of Political Science

Thomas Moylan Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics

Osamah Khalil, Assistant Professor of History

Sean O’Keefe, University Professor and Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership

Jamie Winders, Professor and Chair of Geography and O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Economics

Moderated by Grant Reeher, Director, Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

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