Reminder – Graduation Petition Deadline April 15th

If you are planning to graduate this May and have not submitted your petition you must petition by the published final petition deadline (April 15) to ensure that your name will appear in the program.
Please note that petitions will be accepted after that point with the late fee (up until May 22) but your name will not appear in the program.

Summer and Fall 2014 Milano Course Schedules

Click here to view the Summer 2014 Milano Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view the Summer 2014 Language Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view the Fall 2014 Milano Course Schedule (PDF).

Click here to view Fall 2014 GPIA courses by Concentration (PDF).  

Click here to view the Fall 2014 Parsons Courses of Interest to Milano Students (PDF).

Please note that schedules are subject to change, the links above are to the most recent schedules available.

Designer, Meet Policymaker – A Collaborative Effort

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, Urban Policy Lab has collaborated with Parsons to take a stab at prison reform. After a yearlong campaign,  the Correctional Association of New York is contemplating a major makeover—from both a policy and design standpoint. Students from both programs have had the opportunity to collaborate and experience the importance of each specialty. Jeff Smith a part time professor and overseer for the lab states, “Today, so many of our policy problems have major design processes,” says Smith. “Policy analysts and designers need to cohesively interact in order to maximize political feasibility and impact.”Parsons_Milano-796

The lab now in its second year is composed of four eight-student teams equally representing Milano and Parsons—develops policy recommendations and designs for a range of real-world clients. Over about six weeks’ time, teams complete two proposals that they then present. Many of the clients end up incorporating the students’ proposals into their existing strategic plans or campaigns.



Student Spotlight: Laura Wainer

Laura WainerFulbright Scholar Laura Wainer is a GPIA student concentrating in development. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she moved to NYC during the summer of 2013 to attend The New School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires with a specialization in Development in Urban Regions from the General Sarmiento National University. In this interview Laura discusses her perspectives on NYC, why she chose to attend The New School and her professional and academic history.




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8 Resume Myths Debunked, featuring input from Sharon Reid, Assistant Director of Milano Career Services


Sharon Reid, Assistant Director, Milano Career Services

Whether you are gearing up for graduation or seeking a summer internship, you’re likely in the position of many Milano graduate students right now who are preparing their resume to shine like a diamond in the rough. Think you only need one resume? Or that you need to list on your resume that “references are available upon request”? Think again!

Sharon Reid, Assistant Director of Milano Career Services was recently consulted for a piece by NerdScholar called Expert Advice: Eight Resume Myths DebunkedIf you’re concerned you’ve been making mistakes on your resume, check out this article. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Bootcamp Workshops offered through Milano Career Services. You can find out more at the Milano Career Services website.

Looking Back at Women’s History Month at Milano


Dean Michelle Depass, Associate Dean Mary Watson, International affairs Professors Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Lily Ling  and others discuss the role of women in international affairs, management and urban policy.

In March Milano celebrated Women’s History Month by engaging students, alumnae, faculty, and staff in conversations about women’s role in challenging orthodoxy, workplace leadership, and the media.

On March 14 the panel discussion entitled “Feminist Critique: Contributions to International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy highlighted and debated the unique contributions of feminist perspectives in pursuing alternative analyses, frameworks, and movements in the theory and practice of international affairs, management and urban policy. Participants shared their views on identity, economics, toxic waste, drones, and more.


Students, alumnae, faculty, and staff discuss successes and remaining challenges for women in the workplace and society at large.

On March 20 over sixty people came together to answer the question “Where do women sit at the table?” Featured speakers included: Shana Brodnax (NPM ’02) Senior Manager at Harlem Children’s Zone; Meesha Rosa (URB ’08) Director of Corporate Board Services at Catalyst; Lorena Ruiz (GPIA ’14)  Associated Producer at MSNBC; and Gina Luria Walker, PhD,  Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at The New School for Public Engagement, and the discussion was moderated by Courtney Locus (OCM), Lisabeth Tremblay (EPSM), and Sharon Reid, Assistant Director of Milano Career Services. The guest speakers shared their person experiences climbing the ladder of success and reflected on gender gaps in leadership and pay, communication and negotiation strategies, advocacy and women’s workplace relationships with each other, defying social and career norms, and diffusing the other B-word: bossy!



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