Professor McCandless Attending International Scholar and Policy Discussions on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

IMG_0481Wilton Park conference

Dr. McCandless is attending a workshop on “Measuring Peace Consolidation” at Wilton Park, in the UK, 15-17 October 2014.  The meeting is reflecting on how to ensure better practice to guide multilateral organizations and donors in their stabilization and rebuilding of conflict-affected states as they emerge from violence.

The organizers of this meeting include the British Academy, the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Oslo, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), Oslo, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sandöverken, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, the Public Diplomacy Division, NATO, Brussels and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland.

 

International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

Last week Dr. McCandless attended high level meetings of International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS), in Washington DC. She attended both the technical meetings of the Implementation Working Group and political level meetings of the Steering Group. The meetings reviewed a major Monitoring Report of New Deal implementation to date, and set out strategic priorities, discussing workplans and the organizational structure to realize results.

Dr. McCandless is a representative for global civil society in these policy dialogues. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, a body that supports and coordinates civil society advocacy at the global level in this dialogue, as it fosters civic engagement at the national level in g7+ (fragile and conflict affected) countries – in the development of fragility assessments and political compacts with government and donors that lie at the heart of the New Deal agreement.

 

 

Student Ejolee Mitchell Researches National Youth Policies During Turkey IFP

Ejolee Mitchell

Ejolee Mitchell is originally from Philadelphia and is currently a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Before coming to The New School she interned with a non-profit in Philadelphia focusing on international development via women’s empowerment. During the summer of 2014 she participated in the Turkey IFP program where she interned with Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı also known as TOG, a civil society organization focused on youth improvement and personal development of young people via community involvement.

 

 

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Corbin Hill Offers New Deals Just For The New School

corbin-hill-food-project-with-bin-logoCorbin Hill Farm has announced that just for The New School, they now offer “Fruit Share only” purchases. Sign up a week in advance, and get a selection of two different seasonal fruits for $7. Pickup is at 2 West 13th Street, Sheila Johnson Center, ground floor.
Corbin Hill also offers a Wholesale store open for all kinds of needs. If anybody loves any item in particular or they are having a party or event which requires a fair amount of produce, they can order from the Wholesale account.

 

The New Challenge Offers $10,000 to Support Student Changemakers

New-Challenge-550x360How would you use $10,000 in funding to support your world-changing ideas?

Apply to New Challenge to take your ideas to the next level.  New Challenge is a funding, mentorship, and learning opportunity for students from across the university with ideas who want to make a difference in the world. Winners will receive awards up to $10,000 to develop their ideas!

Learn about applying to the New Challenge competition by attending an information session and workshop on October 8th, at 55 W 13th Street, Hirshon Suite, 2nd Floor from 8-10 pm.

 

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GPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva Talks About Her Most Recent Book At Columbia University

On Monday, October 13,nina GPIA Professor Nina Krushcheva will be giving a talk about her book The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, at Columbia University.  Nina will be joined by Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.  The book is an important piece and comes out in a time where Russia is engaging in controversial and aggressive foreign policy with Ukraine. The book also gives unique insight into the Modern Russian narrative as well as the Russian historical context, influenced by Nina’s grandfather, Leonid Khrushchev and great grandfather, Nikita Khrushchev.  Both men held prominent positions within the Communist Party.

The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev’s October 14, 1964 ousting from the Kremlin.

 

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