Maxwell symposium to investigate global issues
Maxwell symposium to investigate global issuesOctober 15, 2002Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
Corruption, poverty reduction, ethnic conflict and women’s empowerment will be among the issues addressed during the symposium “Global Issues in Public Administration,” to be held Oct. 22-24 at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. The Global Affairs Institute of the Maxwell School is sponsoring the symposium.
The discussions are open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Public Events Room, Room 220 of Eggers Hall; from 1 to 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Global Collaboratory, Room 010 Eggers Hall, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Public Events Room.
The symposium’s presenters, most of whom are participants in Maxwell’s public administration and international relations programs, have diverse international backgrounds. Participants come from Argentina, Australia, Croatia, India, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, the United States and Vietnam. Many of the international presenters will discuss issues concerning their own countries, providing a unique perspective based on first-hand experience.
Issues range from education policies in less developed countries and the United States to democratization in developing countries and combating AIDS in Africa. The purpose of the symposium is to generate public awareness of international issues and to facilitate academic discussion of current issues and their link to public administration.
Marti Reinfeld, lead organizer of the symposium and a student in the Maxwell School’s public administration program, remarked, “This event promises to be one of the most exciting forums for international policy discussions this year at Syracuse University. It brings together presenters from dozens of countries, speaking on cutting-edge policy issues from across the globe.”
Assistant professor Jeremy Shiffman has coordinated the symposium since its inception in 1999. Participants have given more than 150 presentations and have come from more than 30 countries.