What Is Civic Engagement?

When citizens get involved in their communities and actively engage in promoting a high quality of life, meaningful change can occur. In this piece, we’ll explore what civic engagement is, including its many forms, and available resources to help you get started.

Discussing Digitally Enabled NGOs with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

The intergovernmental system continues facing the challenge of navigating global conflict, climate change and poverty while keeping up with the spread of ideas and markets. We spoke with Director of the Transnational NGO Initiative Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken to discuss the importance of community involvement and how transnational NGOs can spur action in today’s increasingly digital world.

Citizens Divided: How a Politics of Contempt Threatens Our Democracy

Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, offers his perspectives on the duty of citizens to democracy and to each other.

What Puts the ‘E’ in EMPA?

If you’re wondering what the major differences are between an Executive MPA (EMPA) and an MPA, you’re not alone. We talked to Nell Bartkowiak, director of the Online Executive Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, to learn what sets an EMPA apart.

Workplace Conflict Management in the Era of Trump

In the wake of the tense 2016 presidential campaign, employers said they hoped the strain of the election on the workplace would ease. But it didn’t. It actually may have gotten worse. We spoke with Todd Dickey, an assistant professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, about politics, partisanship, and workplace conflict.

Could Public-Private Partnerships Have Solved Trump’s Infrastructure Problem?

With the Trump administration failing to get traction on other issues, infrastructure seemed like a possible winner. The plan was to let the private sector play a larger role in rebuilding the nation’s bridges, roads and airports. But then the president changed his mind.