Fall of the Berlin Wall Campus Days

With a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany, we organized a campus-wide celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The International Relations Program, Center for European Studies, German Department, the School of Architecture, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts collaborated throughout the Fall 2014 semester to produce public lectures, film screenings, a digital story contest, an art installation, and the ceremonial building and tearing down of a wall on campus.


Building the Berlin Wall, 2014


Conversations in International Relations

Conversations in IR is a welcoming venue for students to discuss current world events, research programs, and career options with our faculty, visitors, and alumni over cookies and tea.  In addition to a deep pool of research-active faculty within the Maxwell School, we are able to draw upon the expertise of international visitors to Syracuse University and, through the use of videoconferencing technology, our alums and friends working in international affairs across the globe.


Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series grows out of our annual celebration of International Women’s Day.  By placing a spotlight on particular places and events around the globe, we bring into focus challenges to human security and the reach of international law.

Poster - Spotlight on Syria


International Women’s Day Events


International Women’s Day – March 4, 2013
Gender Equality and Development

Notice of International Women's Day Celebration


International Women’s Day – March 21, 2014
Inspire Change

Poster about International Women's day at the Maxwell School on March 14, 2014


International Women’s Day – February 26-27, 2015
Women Who Serve in Combat and Post-Combat Zones

Poster - International Women's Day February 26-27, 1015 at the Maxwell School.


Other Funded Speaker Series

Global Markets and Development Lecture Series 2013-2014

This lecture series brought to campus internationally renowned researchers examining the issues of global policy and food security.

Christopher Barrett, Professor and Dean, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, “Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability, February 24, 2014.

Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, and Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University, “Why Growth Matters,” October 24, 2013.


Andrew F. Smith Lecture in International Economics and Development

A memorial series that permits us to bring distinguished researchers to campus to engage students in thoughtful discussion of the foundations of economic growth and development.

Jeffry R. Frieden, Harvard University,
“Globalization: Past, Present, Future,”
April 14, 2016
Poster announcing seminar by Jeffry R. Frieden, Harvard University, “Globalization: Past, Present, Future,” April 14, 2016
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University,
“Triumph of the City,”
April 27, 2012.

Poster announcing seminar by Edward Glaeser, Harvard University, “Triumph of the City,” April 27, 2012.

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Visiting Faculty, Economics Dept., Princeton University
“European Governance in the Face of the Migration Crisis”
March 30, 2017

Poster announcing seminar by Klaus F. Zimmermann, a Visiting Faculty at Harvard University, “European Governance in the Face of the Migration Crisis" March 30, 2017