Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

A joint effort of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship will allow Syracuse University to address some of the biggest challenges of our time: loss of trust in journalism and democracy, political polarization and the deterioration of civil discourse.

The center, which is the newest addition to Syracuse University’s robust Washington, D.C. portfolio, will foster collaborative work and bolster already existing academic scholarship in relevant areas. It will also provide students with real-time experience in journalism; strategic communications; policy and governance; and public diplomacy.

Beverly Kirk was recently named Director of Washington Programs.

Open Positions

Executive Director

We seek an innovative, purpose-driven leader motivated to impact Syracuse University’s long-term presence in Washington, D.C. A passionate, accomplished media professional with Washington experience who cares deeply about democracy and journalism, this person will have the opportunity to shape our students’ futures and the future of democracy, journalism and civil discourse.