MAXWELL Organizations

PLACA is an organization that promotes the discussion and understanding of Latin American and Caribbean issues, and promotes awareness of their peoples and culture throughout the hemisphere. PLACA members include Faculty and Graduate Students interested in the Latin American and Caribbean region. PLACA invites you to participate actively through any of its different activities, such as speakers series, graduate students research grants, graduate seminars, a certificate of advanced studies, working groups, brown bag series for research presentations, Spanish Table, Cinelatte, documentary series, and much more! website

The International Relations Student Association (IRSA) is the official graduate student organization representing the needs and interests of graduate students within Syracuse University's International Relations (IR) Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

MAXPAC is the representative body of Masters and PhD students enrolled in the Department of Public Administration at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. The purpose of this organization is to provide Public Administration students with a wide range of activities including social events, community service, and special interest speakers to enhance the learning experience and build group cohesion.

Maxwell African Caucus - MAC's mission is to expose the Syracuse community to the African culture and portray Africa in a positive light, contrary to the sinister images usually portrayed in the media. We achieve this objective mainly through our Student Speaker Series where Syracuse University students have the opportunity to present the research they are conducting on Sub-Saharan Africa. In the past, we have had students talking about their experience of working in conflict-ridden Northern Uganda, HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Women miners and ARVs in Kenya, the election of the first woman president in Africa, among others.

The Maxwell Women's Caucus is a graduate organization started in the early 1990’s to promote open dialogue on women's issues in the Maxwell community, and organize programs and events that promote equality and understanding among the genders.