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Social Science and Public Policy

Michael Atkinson: Public Service in Ordinary & Extraordinary Moments

October 9, 2020 at 4:00pm5:30pm EDT

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Michael K. Atkinson is a Syracuse University alum and was the U. S. Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, who was dismissed by President Trump in April 2020. In September 2019, he alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint regarding the president’s communications with Ukraine, pressing for an investigation into Joe Biden and his son – the resulting scandal led to President Trump’s impeachment.

The State of Democracy Lecture Series is sponsored by the Maxwell School and coordinated through the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.This lecture is made possible through a generous gift from the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Fund.

Pre-registration requested: New Link. 

Lecture available via Zoom. A link will be provided at registration. For more information, contact Kelley Coleman at 315.443.9707 or

This event was first published on September 14, 2020 and last updated on October 6, 2020.

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