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SGPIA Faculty Glenna Gordon Publishes Photobook Diagram of the Heart

SGPIA faculty Glenna Gordon's intimate and compelling images of women romance novelists from Northern Nigeria are now compiled in a photobook titled Diagram of the Heart. The photobook, made available for purchase yesterday, adds an important new narrative to the mainstream media’s story of women in Northern Nigeria—a region that has been heavily impacted by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram. A recent ...
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Black History Month at Milano Kicks off Today!

Today marks the first day of Black History Month events at Milano! Join us as we discuss notions of identity, inequality, representation and other topics as they pertain to the black community ...
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Milano Management Professor Robin Hayes shines at her Shomburg Center Black and Cuba screening

January 26 marked the start of a long awaited Black History Month series, Films at the Schomburg. The film selected for the premiere screening of the series was none other than Professor Robin J. Hayes’ award-winning documentary, Black and Cuba. The Langston Hughes Auditorium at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was packed ...
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Only a Few Days Left to Vote for University Student Senate!

The University Student Senate would like to encourage all Milano students to participate in the 2016 Senate Elections! ...
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Highlights from Human Rights and Development Books Launch

Last Monday, January 25, the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs celebrated the recent publication of three books on the theories and practices of human rights and development. SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr co-authored two of the books titled Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives and Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights. Alicia Yamin, Director ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Silverman Takes on Climate Change

Our latest Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management alumni spotlight is Benjamin J. Silverman, currently serving as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow in Oakland, California (more on that later).While at Milano, Ben dug deep into important university affairs, strategically using his position as the University Student Senate’s New School for Public Engagement representative and USS Co-Chair. Wanting ...
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Professor Peter Lucas’ Film Hooligan Sparrow Premieres at Sundance

SGPIA Professor Peter Lucas was in Park City, Utah over the weekend to celebrate the January 22 premiere of Hooligan Sparrow, a documentary that highlights a spectrum of human rights issues in China. Professor Lucas served as Creative Producer of the film alongside Director Nangfu Wang, who followed activist Ye Haiyan (also known by the name Hooligan Sparrow) and a group ...
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Alec Gershberg Publishes a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

Recently Alec Gershberg, Chair of Milano's Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program, wrote a letter to the editor in response to Darren Walker's December 17th piece in the New York Times. Dr. Gershberg's letter begins to address some shortcomings of the tax code and the position in which tax reform places nonprofit leaders. His letter to the editor ...
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Milano Congratulates Fall 2015 Grads!

This week the Milano School held a graduation reception celebrating all of its Fall 2015 semester graduates. SPE Dean Mary Watson, herself a Milano faculty, Milano Dean Michelle DePass, GPIA Founder Michael Cohen and program chairs joined faculty and staff in greeting students, alumni, family and friends for an evening of conversation and words of ...
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EPSM Chair Ana Baptista Talks Toxics on WNYC

Dr. Ana Baptista was recently featured in WNYC's investigative series, Dirty Little Secrets, regarding the lack of accountability in cleaning up toxic pollutants. Check out the article (and the radio piece) and learn more about how pollution affects New Jersey's poorest communities in the WNYC repost below: Agent Orange, the chemical used to clear the jungle during the ...
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SGPIA Celebrates Fifteen Years and Honors Founding Director Michael Cohen

A crowd of over 225 SGPIA students, alums, and faculty packed the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center last Friday night to celebrate fifteen years since the inception of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA), and to pay tribute to its founding director, Michael Cohen. Mary Watson, Executive Dean of the ...
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SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Authors New Book

SGPIA professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has released a new book titled Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives. The book investigates social and economic policies that would fulfill the right to food—a critical issue considering that over 20 years after the end of apartheid, millions of South Africans remain food insecure. The book was ...
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Milano Assistant Professor Rachel Meltzer Op-Ed: “Why Support Small Businesses? It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid!”

Assistant Professor of Urban Policy Analysis & Management, Rachel Meltzer, recently posted an Op-Ed to City Limits on the importance of supporting small businesses.  In her piece, Meltzer maps out 5 key benefits of the uplifting and support of small businesses on the local level, writing that “Certainly, we need to think about public interventions ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New Black School

With: Student Member Shannon Smith (Media Studies)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA)DD: Please describe what you do for the New Black School.SS: “I’m a student member of the organization. I help oversee general members, board members and coordinate events and activities that allow New Black School student to network and interact with people that ...
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Milano Recognized by NASPAA for Social Justice Initiatives

Earlier this year, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy received recognition from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in the form of their annual Social Equity Award ...
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Milano Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Launches New Book: The Self-Help Myth

 Milano was proud to host a series of events to celebrate the publication of Management Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas’ dedicated, robust and timely research on the evolution and future of philanthropy. Her book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty  was showcased in a sneak preview at Milano’s Alumni Networking Event on Wednesday, December 2nd, ...
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Milano and The New School Rank High Among Schools In Student Ratings of Programs that Teach International Relations

The New School has just been ranked 6th out of 25 of the nation’s best universities that offers graduate International Relations studies by GraduatePrograms.com. This list was generated from student reviews, rankings and testimonials on their experiences regarding a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Devashree Ghosh, Advocate for Clean Energy & Waste Reduction

Devashree Ghosh earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School in Spring 2015. Before coming to The New School, this recent alum worked to reduce factory-related operating costs through energy efficiency and water conservation projects in Special Economic ...
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Urban Policy Professor Darrick Hamilton on the Black Boycott of Black Friday

On November 27th, the Daily Beast published a piece called "The Black Boycott of Black Friday," on activists urging Black Americans to Boycott Black Friday as an exercise of their economic power in the country. The Daily Beast spoke with Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy and Director of Milano Doctoral Program, on how to ...
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International Field Program Student Ashley Buchalter Featured in Future Cape Town Magazine

"How can mapping strengthen civil society?" asks the online magazine Future Cape Town in the title of a recent article that highlights the work of International Field Program (IFP) student Ashley Buchalter. As part of her experience with the IFP Cape Town "Urban" site, Ashley spent the past summer sifting through years worth of correspondence records between the City of Cape ...
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TEDC Considers Alternate Road to Paris

On November 16, the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) and Global Urban Futures Project held a panel discussion about the historic COP21 Climate Summit and its implications for the future. This event, “The Alternative Road to Paris: Examining the UN Climate Summit,” hosted diverse panelists with a range of perspectives on the upcoming climate talks.  The discussion focused on ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Gives Keynote Speeches on the UN 2030 Agenda

With the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global conversation has turned to implementation strategies. SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been contributing to the debates, arguing that it is up to academics and civil society to continue to advocate for transformative goals such as reducing inequality and expanding ...
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Milano Students Learn Politics of Propaganda by Personifying Politicians

Did you happen to catch a glimpse of Fidel Castro, Taylor Swift or Pope Francis on The New School campus last week? On Thursday, October 29, these personas all convened in SGPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva’s Media and Politics of Propaganda class to address one another on a topic of their choice. Of course these weren’t ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable Cities

Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable CitiesWith: Student Organizers Anna Marandi (EPSM) and Taylor Drake (BAFA)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA)  I’m here with two members of the New School’s Sustainable Cities Club. Do you guys want to go ahead and introduce yourself? Anna: I’m Anna Marandi, I’m a second year graduate student in ...
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Going Off Grid: Epsm Student Simon Henschel Brings Power Systems to Remote Communities

Repost from The New School News.While stationed in Laos in 2010, Simon Henschel embarked on a two-day journey to Nam Kha, driving 200 miles along unpaved roads and rural lanes to reach the village in the country’s mountainous northern region.Arriving in Nam Kha, Henschel came upon a hard-working agrarian community that was deeply connected to ...
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Milano Alumni Ambassador Program Appoints New Members

We are pleased to announce the following alumni, staff, and faculty appointed to serve as working group co-chairs, staff liaisons, and faculty liaisons for the Milano Alumni Ambassador Program ...
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The Unconventional Julien J. Studley

Julien J. Studley's contributions to The New School are well known by many on campus, but some students might not be as familiar with the remarkable life of SGPIA’s namesake and long-serving trustee. A film produced by The New School--The Unconventional Julien Studley--offers an intimate tribute to Julien Studley, who passed away on October 13, ...
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Feet In Two Worlds Launches Voto2016

Feet In Two Worlds  has launched an online fundraising campaign to support development of the Voto2016 app. The Voto2016 app will encourage greater participation in the democratic process by young Latino voters. Latinos are the nation’s fastest adopters of smart phones. The Voto2016 app will reach young Latinos on their phones with an interactive environment, a curated ...
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Mario Marin Announced as New Milano Alumni Ambassador Chair

I am pleased to announce that Mario Marin, class of ‘95, has been appointed Milano Alumni Ambassador Chairperson. Mario Marin is a senior executive who has worked in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors for over 20 years ...
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Prof McCandless speaking at Conference on Peacebuilding

Professor McCandless is participating in a conference “Strengthening Peacebuilding Policy through Civil Society Empowerment” this week (October 25-7), at the University of Notre Dame ...
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Summer 2015 Home Games: Milano Students Consult for Youth Baseball Leagues

This summer six Milano graduate students had the opportunity to participate in a short-term, consultancy with a foundation supporting the development of youth baseball league–and receive a stipend for their work ...
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Prof. Darrick Hamilton Quoted in The Network Journal

Director of Milano Doctoral Program and Associate Professor of Urban Policy Darrick Hamilton has been quoted in The Network Journal for "Dream Averted: The Disappearing Black Middle Class." Since 2008, unemployment has gone down and the deficit is down. Though these numbers show progress, Black families continue to struggle. The lasting effects of slavery is ...
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SGPIA Professor Sean Jacobs & Blog Africa Is A Country Weigh In On Student Protests in South Africa

SGPIA Professor Sean Jacobs and his blog Africa is A Country have proven to be an important voice in the global narrative surrounding the protests of university students that flared last week in South Africa. The protests ignited after an October 13th announcement that the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg would raise tuition fees by ...
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Nonprofit Governance: Concepts, Visions, and Perspectives

 When Antonin Wagner, Emeritus Professor of Management at the Milano School, was asked to serve as guest editor of a special issue of Administrative Sciences on nonprofit governance, he found himself reflecting on the relationship of social theory and practice articulated by The New School’s émigré community of the 1930s. Following their lead, Antonin in his ...
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Milano Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva Jokes About Putin/Trump Links on Melissa Harris-Perry

On a recent broadcast of her show on MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry asked her panel of guests, including Milano’s own Nina Khrushcheva, if Republicans would want anyone as inexperienced as Ben Carson or Donald Trump as president during times of potential war ...
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TEDC Brings Climate Change to #SXSWEco

 Members of TEDC and The New School were in Austin, Texas for the 2015  SXSW Eco, a space for business leaders, innovators, investors, and designers to come together and help advance drive for environmental, economic, and social change. From October 5-7, Ana Baptista, Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Assistant Professor of ...
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Dr. Robin Hayes’ Black & Cuba Gets Reviewed by American Library Association Booklist

Black and Cuba, a documentary created by Assistant Professor of Management Robin J. Hayes, has been reviewed by the American Library Association's publication Booklist. The review states: "This enlightening documentary follows nine Yale graduate students who embark on an “ultimate field trip” to Cuba, where they hope to explore Cuban and American perspectives on race and ...
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Thoughts on the Passing of Julien J. Studley

From Professor Michael Cohen, Founding Director (emeritus) of Graduate Program in International Affairs:It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the passing of Julien Studley, a strong, long-time supporter and thoughtful partner of the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) of The New School. In ...
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Nina Khrushcheva’s Perspective on Russia, U.S. and Syria

Since the Government of the Russian Federation initiated strikes in Syria, Professor of International Affairs Nina Khrushcheva has stayed quite busy providing her expertise on Russian politics to major news networks. We sat down with her to ask what has been missing from the media's narrative about Russia's strategy in Syria. She also gave her perspective on what all International Affairs ...
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Dennis Derryck: A Face of The Food Justice Community

Management Professor, Dennis Derryck is featured in Liam Alexander’s collage-portraits at NYU’s Kimmel Galleries ...
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The New School Remembers Former Dean Dr. Robert Curvin

Dr. Robert Curvin, who passed away on Tuesday, is described by The New York Times “as an advocate for Newark who never gave up on his troubled city and devoted a scholarly career to alleviating urban poverty.” But the impact of Curvin’s career wasn’t confined to Newark: He also made a lasting impression at The New ...
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PhD Alum and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network Eddie Summers on the Link Between Brooklyn’s Economic Boom and Higher Education

Milano PhD Alum Eddie Summers recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal about a recent report citing that Downtown Brooklyn’s higher-education institutions drew some 60,000 students and generated $2.8 billion in economic activity in 2013 ...
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As the UN adopts a new sustainable development agenda, what should all International Affairs students know?

More than 150 world leaders are expected to adopt a new sustainable development agenda today, September 25, 2015, at the 3-day UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York. The new agenda consists of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) encompassing three broad aims to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change by ...
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SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Presented Keynote at World Social Science Forum

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, SGPIA professor and chair of the Development Concentration, was keynote speaker on September 15 at the International Social Science Council’s World Social Science Forum, held in Durban, South Africa and attended by over 1000 people from 84 countries ...
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Panel Discussion Celebrates Jeff Smith Book Launch

The panel discussion and reading that took place Thursday, 9/10, for Urban Policy professor Jeff Smith’s launch of his new book Mr Smith Goes to Prison, packed the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center. Moderator Touré expertly led the discussion, and the panelists Jeff Smith, Soffiyah Elijah, Carla Shedd, and Melissa Mark Viverito shared incredible ...
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SGPIA Professor Alberto Minujin presents on “Disadvantaged Children and Equity: Missing from the MDGs – What about the SDGs?” at the World Social Science Forum in South Africa

SGPIA Professor Alberto Minujin presented and participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “Global Justice and Poverty in the Transformation of the MDGs into SDGs” on September 14th at the World Social Science Forum in Durban, South Africa. In his presentation, Minujin made recommendations on how the Sustainable Development Goals can ensure a ...
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Climate Citizen Guide: A Call To Action

Hello #ClimateCitizens! I hope your school year is off to a great start. By now, you may have seen the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) Climate Citizen Guide, issuing a call to action for New School students to use their strengths in design, policy and social justice to take on climate change. The guide features our ...
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Colombia International Field Program Continues History of Building Beneficial Community Partnerships

Among International Field Program (IFP) countries Colombia has been particularly successful in attracting dedicated students who have continued their work beyond the two-month IFP; some have gone on to receive awards, deliver reports or even return to Colombia. This article discusses these students’ achievements, provides an overview and history of the Colombia program, and presents ...
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Corbin Hill Farm Share at The New School!

Corbin Hill Food Project and The New School have teamed up again to offer weekly, flexible produce shares on-campus as part of a socially-driven food justice program! ...
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Live Stream: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Book Launch

Tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Milano will be hosting New School urban policy professor Jeff Smith as he launches his new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis at the Theresa Lang center in Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street.) Following a brief reading from the book ...
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Erin McCandless as New Director of Peacebuilding

The Milano School is excited to announce that Dr. Erin McCandless will now be joining the Milano team as the Director for Peacebuilding to oversee a new partnership with UNITAR, which is the UN Training and Research organization. McCandless will also be overseeing the development of a joint MS and certificate program for the 2015-16 ...
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SGPIA Launches Shifting Social Contracts Seminar Series

SGPIA Launches Shifting Social Contracts Seminar Series

In recent decades, institutions of social provisioning around the world have undergone complex transformations, with shifts in regimes and technologies of access to social welfare goods, changing demands for economic efficiency and political accountability and new norms and imaginaries of social citizenship. This fall, SGPIA's Shifting Social Contracts Seminar Series brings together New School faculty ...
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Dean Michelle DePass Named A Top Enviro Leader

Congratulations to Milano Dean and Director, Michelle DePass for being named one of the top enviro leaders by Green 2.0! Green 2.0 highlights the wealth of leaders of color from different generations and sectors within the environmental arena ...
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Milano Receives NASPAA 2015 Social Equity Award

Michelle DePass, Dean Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy: I am pleased to announce that the Milano School has been honored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) as the winner of the 2015 NASPAA Social Equity Award ...
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Spring 2015 Urban Policy Lab Project Cited in The Economist

Urban Policy Lab research cited in a new piece by The Economist about 421-a benefits ...
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The New School Serves as Host to Millennium Campus Conference

Last week, The New School was campus host to approximately 400 undergraduate students representing over 50 countries. The students convened in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters and The New School campus to attend the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference, a forum in which student leaders honed their expertise in global development through ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Vida Tehrani Accepts Position With IRC in Chad

Vida Tehrani, a May 2015 GPIA graduate hailing from Oakland, California, has accepted a position with   the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in N'Djamena, Chad. Her position as a Grants Officer consists of reviewing donor reports, leading in the writing of grant proposals, liaising with IRC headquarters' grants units, visiting field sites in order to work directly with program staff ...
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International Field Program-Urban Students Use Social Cartography to Map Cape Town in ’60 Days – 11 Maps – 1 City’

Over a 60 day period, 11 International Field Program (IFP) students developed maps that dealt with one particular issue of interest connected to their IFP work. ‘The power of a map depends on its capacity to show realities that we cannot see through human eyes. This is particularly important for complex entities such as cities.’ ...
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Nina Khrushcheva: “Here’s What Happened When I Held Up a ‘Putin is a Dick’ Sign in Red Square”

Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva made waves in the Russian media last week, after Quartz published her piece on the bold social experiment she recently conducted at the Kremlin. As part of her continuous research/social experiments on Dicktators and autocrats, Khrushcheva aimed to challenge the fear and apprehension that keeps so many Russians from being critical ...
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Annel Cabrera, International Field Program Argentina Student, Discusses Her Work with Government-Community Cooperatives that Expand Potable Water

Cabrera and her fellow International Field Program (IFP) colleagues worked with AySA, a government agency whose mission is to improve and extend potable water and sewage services in Buenos Aires. This is done through the cooperatives ‘Water + Work’ and ‘Sewers + Work,’ in which unemployed or under-employed residents construct the water and sewer networks ...
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Alumna Spotlight: GPIA’s Yael Even Or Featured on Public Radio International’s The World

GPIA alum Yael Even Or had some journalism experience in her native country of Israel prior to attending the The New School, but had never produced an audio story—or any type of story in the English language—until she took a class at Milano in the Spring of 2013. It turned out that this class would ...
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Jeff Smith Discusses His New Book “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison”and Prison Reform on the Allman Report

Assistant ‘Politics and Advocacy’ professor, former Missouri state senator and author of the new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Jeff Smith discussed prison reform and his own personal experience in the prison system on the Allman Report:“I chronicled [the] tremendous waste of human potential that is our prison system and thought about ways it could ...
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Nina Khrushcheva on Anti-American Terrorism: Containment Begins at Home

Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva’s piece on Project Syndicate, “Containment Begins at Home,” tackles the issue of homegrown, anti-American terrorism- an issue often eclipsed by concern over “the external scourge of Islamic terrorism.” Khrushcheva examines the different social, political and ideological factors that may contribute to feelings of hatred and frustration that can, and have, devolved ...
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Chris London and Milano IFP Students Assist with Housing Solutions in Pácora, Colombia

Milano faculty Christopher London and his International Field Program students spent the summer studying the complex makeup of free housing establishments in Pácora, Colombia.The students were studying and learning about victims of conflict and displacement in Pácora, when they came across the housing plan that provided free housing to over 100,000 people. Over the course of seven weeks, IFP ...
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The Journal of Urban Affairs Reviews Milano Faculty Jeff Smith’s Kindle Single “Ferguson in Black and White”

The Journal of Urban Affairs has recently reviewed Milano assistant professor Jeff Smith’s Kindle Single, “Ferguson in Black and White.” In this piece, Smith, a former St. Louis City representative in the Missouri State Senate, examines the historical, political, economic and social context surrounding the unrest experienced in (and subsequent conversation surrounding) Ferguson, Missouri, after ...
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GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Studies in Japan as a JICA-RI Distinguished Fellow

GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is studying development assistance in Tokyo this summer as a Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) Distinguished Fellow.  "In her research project, she aims to show that the view of development assistance as cooperative and reciprocal is more effective and beneficial than the view that ODA is charity, held by ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes chapter on “Capacity Development and Resilience”

GPIA Professor Dr. McCandless has a new publication out, co-authored with Frauke de Weijer, that examines key lessons from the last two decades of research and practice on capacity development and applies them to the emerging resilience agenda. Resilience is associated with the capacity of individuals, groups and society as a whole to cope, adapt, and ...
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Center for NYC Affairs: “What’s Wrong with Math and Science in NYC Schools – And What to Do About It”

The Center for New York City Affairs, housed in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School, has released a new policy brief on the dearth of higher level and college preparatory Math and Science courses available in New York City schools.  In fact, 39% of New York City ...
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Milano Director of Career Services Carol Anderson: 6 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Job but Were Afraid to Ask

Director of Career Services at Milano and founding member of the Careers Counselor Consortium Carol Anderson spoke with City Limits and provided tips on how to deal with the trickier parts of a job-search like: "How do you explain gaps in your resume? What if you've had a health issue that affected your work? What ...
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A Surprise Reunion for Three Milano Alumni

It was a surprise reunion this week in D.C. for Milano alumni Heather Sheridan, Blaise Rastello and Nicole Giannone, who ran into one another at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference. Since their time at Milano, all three have moved on to occupy notable positions in housing services. Heather Sheridan is now the Director of ...
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Milano Alumna Jesica Santos Covers Judicial Changes in the CAR for The Huffington Post

Milano alumna Jesica Santos’s piece in the Huffington Post covers the recent decision by the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Transitional Council to adopt a law that will set up a hybrid judicial mechanism, the “Special Criminal Court” (SCC), to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in its territory since ...
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GPIA Student Laura Nitz Receives New Challenge Grant for The North School

GPIA student Laura Nitz has received a $5000 grant from New Challenge in order to strengthen The North School's capacity and permanence.  They aim to do this by expanding their current 3D printing studio into an integrated co-working and maker space, which will develop into a tech incubator.  The space that they've chosen, known locally ...
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Professor Ana Baptista Speaks About Environmental Justice on The Green Hour

Professor Ana Baptista of Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program spoke to the radio show the Green Hour on July 13.  She spoke about environmental justice (and injustice) during the program, which focused on the environment and environmental justice in light of Pope Francis' recent call to protect the natural world.  Click here to ...
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Milano PhD Phillip Plotch discusses new book on Tappan Zee megaproject on NPR

Milano PhD, Phillip Plotch, has just published his first book, Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject through Rutgers University Press.The book looks at the history of inaction and inertia in public planning; contrasted with the very active Robert Moses (and Governor Andrew Cuomo) approach of minimal transparency and closed-door decision making. Throughout his ...
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Tania Lee, GPIA Alumna and ICT4D Specialist, Discussed NGO Data Security at InterAction’s Forum Workshop

At the end of June Tania presented at InterAction’s 2015 Forum Workshop series on a workshop panel titled ‘The Next Big Scandal? International NGO Data in the Age of Edward Snowden, Facebook, & WikiLeaks.’ The workshop highlighted the real risks in the data lifecycle, examined the legal frameworks surrounding data protection and ownership, and trained ...
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Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Discusses Addressing Inequality Via Philanthropy

Kohl-Arenas, who has researched foundations for many years, investigates whether or not foundation philanthropy can substantially address inequalities in America.“Across the twitter-sphere philanthropy insiders are congratulating the Ford Foundation for its recent announcement to commit all grant-making to tackling inequality. But is this move as new or as bold as many people think? Haven’t we ...
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IFP SA Correspondent Shadi Garman Discusses Her Experience Working with Online Newspaper in Cape Town

Shadi is working with GroundUp, an online community-focused newspaper, to create photography and assist with their social media presence ...
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Professor Peter Hoffman Appointed Studley Faculty Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Peter J. Hoffman has been appointed Studley Faculty Fellow at Milano’s Julien J. Studley Graduate Program  in International Affairs for the period July 2015-June 2018. Peter succeeds Robert Buckley, who will depart after his three-year appointment as a Studley Fellow, a role in which he was vital to SGPIA. Peter ...
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Milano Alumni Ben Kleinbaum

As Vice President at Capalino+Company Ben Kleinbaum has represented national trade associations, premier private schools, developers, and some of New York's largest not-for-profit institutions.Since joining the firm four years ago, he has helped his real estate clients win approvals to develop more than 1,000,000 square feet of residential, commercial and educational space. He has also ...
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IFP Turkey Correspondent Colby Silver Discusses His Experience in Istanbul

Colby Silver is participating in the 2015 Turkey International Field Program (IFP) where he is conducting project research for a municipality and creating a fundraising campaign for a small NGO ...
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Carnegie Council Magazine on Social Innovation Seeks Student-Authored Articles

Policy Innovations, the Carnegie Council’s magazine on Social Innovation, is looking for grad students or recent graduates who may be interested in getting their work/ideas published. The magazine invites commentary focusing on cities, education, gender, environment, food, etc.Please look at the submission guidelines for more information.If you have an idea for an article, you can ...
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Let Rich and Poor Learn Together: The Center For New York City Affairs

InsideSchools Director Clara Hemphill has co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times in which she outlines the achievements and shortfalls of New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio’s program “Pre-K for All” which promises universal Pre-K to over 70,000 4-year-olds in NYC ...
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Professor Anna Di Lellio’s Art Installation in Kosovo Goes Global

In commemoration of the end of The Kosovo War GPIA Professor Anna Di Lellio has produced an art installation that addresses wartime rape. The installation "Thinking of You" displays 5,000 dresses strung across the main soccer stadium in the capital of Pristina. Open to the public as of June 12th, the piece has since been featured ...
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Alumni Spotlight: French Smith

French Smith (GPIA, Spring 2015) is currently a Fellow for the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the UN Plaza. In her new role French will be performing policy research, meeting with a consortium of NGOs, and making recommendations to the Security Council on how to better incorporate a gendered analysis in UN resolutions.  After completing ...
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Professor Alberto Minujin Interviewed by Colombian newspaper La República

In an interview published by the Colombian newspaper La República, GPIA part-time faculty and Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin speaks about a recent project, conducted by Equity for Children in partnership with Cómo Vamos and Fundación Corona, to analyze and compare early childhood quality of life in different neighborhoods of four Colombian cities. The goal ...
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The New School and Rockefeller Foundation Sponsor Publishing of ‘The Housing Challenge: Avoiding the Ozymandias Syndrome’

The paper summarizes an October 2014 meeting in Bellagio, Italy attended by experts and academics whose countries are undertaking large, multi-billion-dollar housing projects. Attendees explored solutions to several dilemmas surrounding modern urban development ...
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Center for New York City Affairs Names New Director, Kristin Morse

The Center for New York City Affairs, an applied policy institute housed within The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, announced today that Kristin Morse has joined the Center as Director. Kristin brings a wealth of experience in policy research and development, having spent most of the last decade leading ...
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Professor Darrick Hamilton Provides Testimony on C-SPAN

Urban Policy Professor Darrick Hamilton recently testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a briefing on Higher Education. Professor Hamilton examined the possible civil rights impact that access to and completion of higher education has on minority social economic mobility, focusing specifically on the racial wealth gap and the role higher education has in ...
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GPIA Professor Shares Opinions on FIFA’s Corruption

GPIA Professor Sean Jacobs is the founder of Africa is a Country, a organization that deliberately challenge and destabilize received wisdom about the African continent and its people in Western media. His most recent opinion piece published in Al Jazeera America is about the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) the international governing body of soccer. FIFA officials were recently ...
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GPIA Professor Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow

GPIA professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the at the Research Institute of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA-RI), a think tank associated with the government of Japan's aid agency. As a research institute affiliated with a development agency, JICA-RI's work is both policy- and operations-oriented, carried out together with various ...
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Revisited: Richard Wolff on Greek Austerity

On May 6, as part of the Development Thought and Policy series, Professor Richard Wolff addressed a captive audience watching in person and online. His message: "what is happening in global capitalism and where it's going is something to become very worried about." Although the event was ostensibly centered on the Greek debt crisis and ...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. McCandless Participates in Global Peacebuilding Policy Processes

Dr. McCandless has participated in and presented papers in numerous high-level policy forums and discussions in May, across areas of peacebuilding, statebuilding and security and development. These have included:-  The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Abidjan, Ivory Coast (May 21-25)-  OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), meeting on the achievements of Peacebuilding ...
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NYC Needs to Scrap How it Thinks About Garbage

Professor Ana Baptista was quoted in an article on CityLimits.org discussing how New York City can achieve its "zero waste" goal.The closest incinerator that receives New York's garbage is across the Hudson River in Newark, where local residents have been fighting it for years. They recently settled a lawsuit requiring Covanta to install a more advanced filter ...
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Giva Student Scholarship – Deadline June 1st

Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be ...
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GPIA Student Pablo Cesar Santos-Pineda Conducts Budget Analysis Work for Section 27 in South Africa

Pablo participated in the 2014 International Field Program in South Africa where he interned with Section 27, a public interest law firm seeking to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights in South Africa ...
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Livestream the Milano Recognition Ceremony!

The 2015 Milano Recognition Ceremony is happening this Thursday, May 21 at 4:30pm at the University Center of The New School. Graduates from all of the programs are individually recognized for the completion of their degrees and certificates and awards will be given out to students from each program. The ceremony features speeches by two outstanding ...
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Larissa Ushizima Discusses 2014 Colombia International Field Program Work Designing Ecotourism Initiatives

In 2014 Larissa participated in the International Field Program (IFP) to Colombia where she worked with a local government to help strengthen community engagement mechanisms for designing ecotourism initiatives. She applied this work to her thesis, which analyzes tourism-agriculture linkages in Brazil and traveled to Bonito, Brazil during January 2015 to conduct field research after ...
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Five EPSM Students Named EDF Climate Corps Fellows

We are proud to announce that five students from the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program have won Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) post-graduate Climate Corps fellowships.  EDF describes these highly selective fellowships as their “premier fellowship program.”  Winners are given an intensive week-long training session, and then placed with organizations to work on customized energy ...
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Urban Policy Professors Publish Article in Housing Policy Debate Journal

Professors of Urban Policy Rachel Meltzer and Alex Schwartz have published an article in Housing Policy Debate, a leading journal in the field, about the effect of housing affordability on health among renters in New York City. In their article, entitled "Housing Affordability and Health: Evidence From New York City," Meltzer and Schwartz find that higher out-of-pocket rent burdens ...
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GPIA Teaching Assistant’s Article About Economics Goes Viral

Ingrid Kvangraven, Economics PhD student and the teaching assistant for GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr’s Development Economics course, wrote a blog post for The New School Economic Review that proceeded to go viral. "How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists" highlights the difficulty in balancing mainstream, criticism of mainstream, and alternative theories in ...
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Professor Lisa Servon Named Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

The Russell Sage Foundation announced that Lisa Servon, Professor of Urban Policy, is one of sixteen leading social scientists appointed as Visiting Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.This prestigious Visiting Scholars program, now in its thirtieth year, provides ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Raven Brown

Raven Brown is currently a PhD student in the Public and Urban Policy program at Milano and a GPIA alumni. While pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Bennington College in social science and ceramics, Raven became immersed in feminist critiques of anthropology and applied those ideas to her sculpture. Through anthropology she learned about ...
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Students Participate in OpenStreetMap Mapping for the Haitian Red Cross

Earlier this month, a cohort of Milano students as well as interested students from across The New School contributed to humanitarian efforts in a rapidly expanding district on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince known as Canaan.  Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, many families were displaced to this district which unfortunately features very informal, haphazard and failing ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Dawn Davis

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a Sustainability Strategist, consulting for an array of clients interested in building their brand upon a foundation of organization and clarity. I'm interested in community movements, media and music. The power of the internet, a tool which connects a broad ecosystem of change makers and fundraisers for social change, astounds ...
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GPIA Student’s “Disappearing Elephants” Project

GPIA student Brianna Rowe, together with other Milano students and faculty, have created a project called Disappearing Elephants. The project began as a two-month collaboration between the WWF-Hong Kong and The New School University during the 2014 International Field Placement in Hong Kong. Brianna has continued to work on the project during the school year for her Practicum in International Affairs. In Fall 2014, ...
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Alumni Profiles: Josh Greenstein to Start Tenure Track Position in Fall 2015

The Graduate Program in International Affairs wishes to congratulate Alumnus Josh Greenstein on the upcoming completion of his PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research and on his new job as Assistant Professor in Economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Fall 2015, an excellent liberal arts college in New York ...
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Sean Jacobs Publishes Op-ed on Violence Against Immigrants in South Africa

For the third time in seven years, violence against immigrants has broken out across South Africa. Pogroms that began in late March in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal Province after incendiary remarks by the Zulu king (he claims authority over about 10 million people) later spread to Johannesburg. The violence is aimed mainly against African immigrants from north of South Africa's border ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes new work on Ebola and Peacebuilding

A new publication is out: “Tackling and Preventing Ebola while Building Peace and Societal Resilience,” co-authored by Dr. McCandless, who also oversaw the research of this five-country case study by civil society actors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. The study examines the recent Ebola crisis, reflecting on the impacts and priorities for recovery and ...
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Alumni Profile: Teo Ballvé Receives Tenure Track Job at Colgate University

Congratulations to GPIA Alumnus Teo Ballvé, who begins this Fall as an Assistant Professor of Geography and Peace & Conflict Studies at Colgate University in upstate New York. Teo Ballvé earned his Master’s degree The Graduate Program in International Affairs in 2009, and then pursued a PhD in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley ...
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Milano Students Harness Technology to Reduce Corruption

Students Lena Simet (PhD Public and Urban Policy) and Thomas Disley (MA International Affairs) were featured on Fast Company for creating an app to track money spent on government-funded construction projects in the developing world. The M-App facilitates real-time monitoring and evaluation of road construction projects to maximize service delivery.    ...
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GPIA Alumnus and Co-Founder of Open Data Kosovo Receives Funding for New Transparency Initiative

Georges Labrèche, a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs, is the Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer of Open Data Kosovo, an NGO that believes opening data is essential in establishing good governance, government transparency, and accountability. Recently, ODK received funding from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for a project focused on ...
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Urban Policy Alumna Sara Deconde

Sara is a research and policy analyst for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research, Research and Policy Analysis Division, dedicated to the Massachusetts Results First Initiative. Massachusetts is a leader among 16 states partnering with the Pew Charitable Trusts and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ...
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Run For The New School Student Senate And Represent NSPE!

We encourage students from all Schools of Public Engagement to apply to represent their fellow students in the senate ...
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Urban Policy Alum Drew Curtis quoted in New York Times

Drew Curtis, Urban Policy '10, is the director of the Ironbound Community Corporation, a local nonprofit in Newark, New Jersey. Ironbound Community Corporation’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. A former steel plant in the Ironbound section of Newark is ...
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A Tribunal on Failed Governance: Climate Change, Inequality, and Jobless Growth

Back in February 2015 The Milano School hosted a Tribunal on global governance failures regarding increasing levels of social and economic inequality, unequal and jobless economic growth, and climate change. The Tribunal also launched an alliance between the Ford Foundation and the Milano School. The Tribunal shed light on the way that conferences such as Habitat III or International ...
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Associate Dean Khrushcheva Featured Throughout the News

April has been an especially busy month for Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva in the media. Nina was featured on "On the Media" with Brooke Gladstone, where she joined Dan Savage to discuss the eroticism of power in Netflix's "House of Cards." In Quartz, she wrote an article about Vladimir Putin's governing style. "Just a few years into his presidency," writes Nina, "[Putin] chose not the road ...
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Nonprofit Management Student Sara Gallagher Wins Fulbright Award

Nonprofit Management student Sara Gallagher has won a prestigious Fulbright award to teach English in the country of Georgia! The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant program for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Recipients of the reward receive scholarships to ...
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Prof. Constantine Michalopoulos: “China has brought its policies closer to the norm”

On April 22, Development Thought & Policy at The New School was pleased to host its fourth and penultimate event of the Spring 2015 semester: "China and the WTO: Pursuing Political and Economic Interests?" This event, which took place in the iconic Orozco Room at Alvin Johnson / J.M. Kaplan Hall, featured an initial lecture ...
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Prof. Jacobs Writes on Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa for Aljazeera

The depressing media images coming from South Africa may appear at odds with the dominant view of South Africa as a "rainbow nation" or with the ruling African National Congress' long history of Pan-Africanism. However, since the end of apartheid, groups of South Africans have exacted xenophobic violence against economic migrants or refugees to the ...
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Urban Policy Alumnus Kassa Belay

Kassa Belay currently works at the Administration for Children’s Services, New York City’s juvenile justice and child welfare agency. His work primarily consists of supporting partnerships between his agency, other city agencies and various nonprofit and community organizations working in low income and undeserved neighborhoods across NYC. Through his work, he often finds himself participating ...
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Student OpEd: Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: Hold Your Applause

By Kate Segal The views and opinions presented in this piece are that of the author’s and not necessarily The New School. In the United States of America, a homophobic, climate-change denier who thinks that the government “creat[es] dependency, destroy[s] individual responsibility” and that in “the last 15 years, there has been no recorded [global] warming,” just became ...
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GPIA Alumnus Mitchell Cook, Researches the Influence of Information Systems on Municipal Finance in India, as Fulbright Scholar

Mitchell Cook focused his M.A. research on cities and urbanization while taking one semester to conduct independent research on land use policies in Chongqing, China. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar in India conducting dissertation research as part of a PhD program in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT ...
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Prof. McCandless in Experts Workshop on Assessing Resilience

Dr. McCandless is participating this week (April 16-17) in a Global Methodology Workshop Session of Experts on Frameworks for Assessing Resilience (FAR). The Framework for Assessing Resilience (FAR) is a two year program created by Interpeace and funded by the Swedish Cooperation – SIDA ...
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Ecomodernism: A Call for More Technology to Address Climate Change

Blog post written by Professor Rick McGahey, Director, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, and SCEPA Faculty Fellow   A provocative new document on global environmental challenges says that “climate change and other global ecological challenges are not the most important immediate concerns for the majority of the world’s people. Nor should they be.” Is this just the ...
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Urban Policy Alumna Justine Gonzalez

Justine Gonzalez began her career in criminal justice advocacy as an investigator with The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a holistic public defense practice. There she learned about many of the collateral consequences of court involvement. Later, she worked with The Henry Street Settlement as a Success Mentor for chronically absent high school students, a ...
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New Issue of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development

Volume 10 Issue 1 of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is now available. This special issue is entitled:  “Vertical Integration: A Dynamic Practice Promoting Transformative Peacebuilding.”  Scholarship and practice in areas of both peacebuilding and development have long been concerned with the question of how to maximise efforts at different levels and use resources effectively towards producing coherent ...
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Urban Policy Alumnus Ben Kleinbaum

As Vice President at Capalino+Company Ben Kleinbaum has represented national trade associations, premier private schools, developers, and some of New York's largest not-for-profit institutions. Since joining the firm four years ago, he has helped his real estate clients win approvals to develop more than 1,000,000 square feet of residential, commercial and educational space. He has also ...
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Dean Michelle DePass To Visit California

Next week, Dean Michelle DePass will be headed to San Francisco and Los Angeles to to connect with alumni, admitted students, prospects, and others! The New School's President David Van Zandt will also be making the trip, along with faculty members from around the university. See below for event details, and to RSVP:   AN EVENING WITH THE ...
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Professor Sean Jacobs Offers his Thoughts on Jon Stewart’s Replacement

The headline on a commentary piece published by Professor Sean Jacobs on Fusion last week reads Trevor Noah is funny but he’s no Jon Stewart, South Africans say. In the article Professor Jacobs examines Trevor Noah's ability to live up to the hype that has been created, pointing to one blogger's claim that “Trevor Noah is like a Barack Obama ...
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Alexandra Bell, International Affairs Alumna, Discusses Her Job at State

Upon graduating from The New School, Alexandra held various positions including nuclear policy research assistant at the Center for American Progress, project manager at the Ploughshares Fund, and public and congressional affairs advisor in the Department of State Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Presently, she is Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office ...
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Women’s History Month: Cherchez La Femme

As a follow-up to our exhibit in February "Romancing True Power: D20" (and as a shout out to Women's History Month) Milano students Tolani Elumade, Jansyn Thaw, and Yiqing Wang organized "Cherchez la Femme," a conversation about powerful female political leaders around the world. First Lady, Trophy Wife, the Mrs. --these are labels that may come ...
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Milano School Representation at South by Southwest 2015

Nonprofit Management Alumna and Marketing & Publications Director at The Nonprofit Technology Network Joleen Ong covered Milano Faculty Aaron Hill's presentation at South by Southwest in Austin Texas. In Professor Hill's hands-on session, participants worked with open data from the City of Austin to create prototypes that visually represent public data and invite exploration and explanation. The prototyping work also ...
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Student Op Ed: Mind Over Trigger

By Dorit Avganim The views and opinions presented in this piece are that of the author’s and not necessarily The New School. It’s rush hour on the subway and the way a man is eyeing me has my stomach in knots. He doesn’t look ‘like me’, meaning his NYC tapestry segment (laptop and latte? trendsetter? metro renter?) ...
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International Affairs Alumnae Aarti Virani and Mala Kumar to be Panelists at South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Literary Festival

GPIA alumnae Mala Kumar (Paths of Marriage) and Aarti Virani (Vogue India, WSJ) will be featured on separate panels Saturday, April 4th as part of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) two-day interdisciplinary literary festival, Emerge: New Mediums, New Voices held at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor (btwn ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Speaks at the UN on Post-2015 International Development Agenda

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been contributing to several of the many events in the Post-2015 Agenda setting process.  February 20 – At the Statistical Commission Seminar on nationally owned monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) organized by the UN – she argued that holding governments to account with a single one size fits all goal for ...
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Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva on Putinism in Russia

Associate Dean of Milano, Nina Khrushcheva, authored a piece published in Reuters, injecting realism into overly optimistic projections by some that recent protests might eventually sweep Putin out of office ...
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GPIA Conflict & Security Concentration: Immigration, Identity, & Islam Panel

Join the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility as we host a panel discussion on:   Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe's Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.   The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments on the ...
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New Publications from Professor Joseph Heathcott

Borderlands: Traveling the Brooklyn-Queens Divide   The Architectural League of New York’s magazine Urban Omnibus featured a recent photodocumentary project by Joseph Heathcott, Associate Professor of Urban Studies.   Heathcott’s article, titled “Borderlands: Traveling the Brooklyn-Queens Divide” appeared in the January 14th edition on line.  It reports on a two-year effort by Prof. Heathcott to study the 21-mile boundary between Brooklyn ...
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Community Development Finance Lab Continues Work in Ohio

Last year's partnership between Milano's Community Development Finance Lab, Parsons Urban Design program, and the Robbins Theater in Warren, Ohio is continuing this year. Working closely with Milano alum Melissa Holmes, Finance Lab students are offering financial planning services as Parsons students lend their design expertise. Students from both programs recently visited Warren, Ohio to meet ...
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OLA Hosts Public Lectures: Struggles for Inclusion in Brazil and Peru

  The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of the New School and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to invite you to: STRUGGLES FOR INCLUSION IN BRAZIL AND PERU  President Néstor Kirchner FellowshipPublic Lecture  by President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2014-2015   Waste Pickers and Environmental Management in BrazilDaniela Gomez MetelloBrazil The production and disposal of solid waste represents one ...
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Professor McCandless Participating in United Nations Expert Meetings on Developing an Indicator Framework

Dr. McCandless is attending UNDESA Expert Group meetings on indicator framework for the post-2015 development framework this week. Over the last several years, she has been engaged with various specialist networks working to infuse peace, security, governance and justice concerns into the new framework (“goal 16”). UN discussions are presently focused around indicators, and Dr ...
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GPIA Alumna Nora Rahimian Leverages Hip Hop to Inspire Social Change

“It is when people feel something and relate to it that they are moved to change their behavior. This is reinforced by the special relationship between artist and audience.” –Nora Rahimian Nora Rahimian is a 2012 graduate of the International Affairs program at The New School and attended the Liberia IFP, where she began managing Takun ...
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New Challenge Symposium Wednesday, March 4

New Challenge Symposium Wednesday, March 4 from 5 - 8 p.m. Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street   New Challenge is The New School's ideas competition for students who are committed to creating innovative approaches to addressing social and environmental challenges on a local or global scale.  The New Challenge Symposium gives students who enter the competition an ...
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Romancing True Power D20 Journal Available Online Now

D20 Journal, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Romancing True Power, is now available online. You can read the journal here. D20 Journal is published by Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva with meticulous research and production conducted by GPIA student Yiqing Wang, and expert editorial contribution provided by another GPIA student Beth Pappas. This work–a close collaboration with Ms Wang–deals ...
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Professor Stephen J. Collier Co-Edits New Issue of Limn Magazine

The new issue of Limn Number 5: Ebola's Ecologies was edited by Andrew Lakoff, Stephen J. Collier and Christopher Kelty. This issue explores how the 2014 Ebola outbreak has put the norms, practices, and institutional logics of global health into question, and examines the new assemblages that are being forged in its wake. The contributions focus on ...
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Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva featured on Research Radio

Re-posted from The New School New_s Peeking into the Kremlin: A Research Radio Podcast Russia makes no shortage of headlines these days: countless on the situation in Ukraine, several more on the continued reign of Vladimir Putin, and a few—here and there—on the justification of sanctions. Nina Khrushcheva, The New School’s resident expert on the political and cultural ...
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New School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The New School has announced a bold and comprehensive Climate Action Plan to guide university policies. Developed by students, alumni, faculty, and administrators at our New York City and Paris campuses, the Climate Action Plan draws on our academic strengths and reflective practices, bringing together design, social research, and policy to address the challenges posed ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr appointed to The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health

Professor of International Affairs, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, was recently appointed to The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health. The panel is a collaborative initiative between the University of Oslo and The Lancet and aims to provide evidence, based on high quality, independent research and analysis, which can be used to inform and impact on political processes that influence ...
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GPIA Alumna Darya Shaikh Challenges Leaders to Create Positive Change

Darya is the Director of US Engagement for Leaders’ Quest, an international cross-sector social enterprise that works with leaders to create a more equitable and sustainable world ...
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Alumni in the News: EPSM Graduates Excel as EDF Climate Corps Fellows

“I’m always amazed by what can be accomplished when you throw a bunch of really creative and intelligent people into one room for just an hour—let alone for nearly a week,” says Lisabeth Tremblay. The newly-minted Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy alumna, along with fellow classmate Zachary Koser, recently spent four ...
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Nonprofit Management Alumna Erika Nonken Applies Philosophy Background to Consultancy Work

“My training in philosophy…..helps me be able to take about 10,000 steps back and ask bigger, more underlying questions that usually arise in a staff or board meeting.  This helps me notice what’s not being said, the contexts in which their work is being done, and the impact of those contexts.” ...
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