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Beatrice Mauger is the Associate Director of Equity for Children and a graduate of the Julien Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School.

SGPIA Alum Beatrice Mauger Discusses Equity for Children’s Recent Publications

Equity for Children (EFC), an advocacy and social change initiative of SGPIA that focuses on the rights and wellbeing of children, recently had two research papers published in internationally recognized journals. The Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy published "Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children", a paper co-authored by ...
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International Field Program 2016: Updates from Argentina and Ethiopia

Read Part 1 of the IFP 2016 updates: "2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba".The 2016 International Field Program (IFP) offers students an opportunity to engage with local organizations and communities in six countries around the world: South Africa, Cuba, Colombia, the Balkans, Argentina and Ethiopia. In Argentina and Ethiopia, students are ...
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Equity for Children Publishes Two Articles

Equity for Children is an impact driven advocacy and social change initiative at Milano focused on children’s rights and wellbeing. Below are two recently published articles written by the Equity for Children team."Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children," co-authored by Alberto Minujin, SGPIA Faculty and Mildred Ferrer, SGPIA alumna, was ...
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Milano professor Robin J. Hayes play featured in The Huffington Post

9 GRAMS, a play produced by Milano professor Robin J. Hayes and directed by Emmy-winner S. Epatha Merkerson, was featured this week in The Huffington Post. Blogger and noted historian Dr. Kali Gross discusses the play’s revelations about the international impact of racial profiling, mass incarceration, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community. A sold-out staged ...
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Milano PhD Student on The Stream Show for Al Jazeera

Milano PhD Student Jacqueline Kataneksza recently spoke on The Stream show for Al Jazeera, discussing the current political climate and protests in Zimbabwe. Kataneksza was invited to speak based on an article she wrote for Professor Sean Jacob's blog Africa is a country. Read more on this here. Credit: AFP ...
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Amy Chiang (OCM ‘10) Orchestrates Organizational Transformation

While still a student in Milano’s Organizational Change Management (OCM) program, Amy partnered with the Dean to explore strategy to improve the on-boarding process for graduate students. Today, she still focuses on the people side of change in her management consulting practice.Why did you choose Milano/The New School? This school seemed to be aligned to ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless appointed Civil Society Co-Chair of The Implementation Working Group of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States

Professor Erin McCandlessIn recent weeks Professor McCandless has been involved in several key international meetings of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding / New Deal process, where she has recently been selected as first civil society Co-Chair of the New Deal’s primary technical working group – on New Deal Implementation. This ongoing high level ...
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How Alumna Liz Tremblay followed her passion from BK-Brewery to NY-Sun

Lisabeth Tremblay, currently Project Manager at NY-Sun, is a familiar name to many EPSM students. From her legendary internship with Brooklyn Brewery to her appearances at orientation, she has continued to connect with the community as an alumna. Learn more about her experience below. Students are welcome to connect with her on LinkedIn and email ...
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2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba

Launched in 2002, the International Field Program (IFP) is an important and popular program for students, merging practical field experience with theories studied in the classroom. This year, IFP students are stationed at six sites around the world, including Havana, Cuba and Cape Town, South Africa and are working with local organizations on a wide ...
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Alumnus Oisín O’Brien to EPSM Students: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Oisín O'Brien is currently working as the Director of Research and Data Analytics at GridMarket, a NYC-based startup. He reflects on Milano’s prioritization of group work and interdisciplinary perspectives as having prepared him for the complex environmental, policy, and business problems he encounters. Questions for Oisín? Reach out. Why did you choose to study at ...
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Urban Matters | Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords

Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords By Flavia Leite, Courtney Loiacono, Grant Nagaki, and Dan WooldridgeYet whatever the outcome of this battle, the income slump that many low-income New Yorkers experienced after (and in some cases, even before) the 2008 Great Recession still puts them in a tight housing affordability squeeze. Almost 35% of households in ...
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EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell: Saving the Ice Caps with IceStone

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell is currently working in customer service and sales for a social enterprise called IceStone, which manufactures countertops out of recycled glass and concrete. He credits Milano for his honed skills in understanding and communicating about complex systems. Questions for Frederick? You can reach him by email. When did you choose the ...
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SGPIA Founding Director Michael Cohen’s Road to Habitat III

Professor Michael Cohen gives the closing remarks at the New School Cities & Social Justice Conference on Human Rights & Public Policy in the Americas, July 2015.Walking around Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1990s, Michael Cohen made an interesting observation that much like in New York, where you lived determined how you lived. An ...
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From left to right: Katarzyna Wrobel, Elyse Greenblatt, Laurie Cumbo, (Chair of the City Council Committee on Women's Issues), Helen Rosenthal, (Council Member of New York City), Monica Llaguno, Dafne Regenhardt

SGPIA Students Testify to NY City Council About Importance of Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products

Four SGPIA students testified in a New York City Council hearing last week that will shape the first U.S. legislation regarding equal access to menstrual hygiene products. The June 2 Committee on Women’s Issues Hearing deliberated a package of bills that would make menstrual hygiene products free and readily available at New York City schools, ...
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Students Analyze U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Through Pop-Culture Trend

Superhero movies have been increasingly popular in recent years. Iron Man (2008), The Amazing Spider Man (2012), Ant-Man (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and at least 10 movies have been planned for release in the next three years. The Marvel/DC Comic Universe is here to stay. The intensified hype around this enterprise was ...
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New School Alumni Day Video Roundup!

Check out these video’s from this year’s alumni day featuring faculty members Peter Lucas, Erica Kohl-Arenas and SGPIA founder Michael Cohen ...
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Village Voice Puts Environmental Justice Right Upfront; Quotes EPSM’s Ana Baptista

Staring out from the front cover of The Village Voice's May 4th-10th edition is a haunting photo of young Faith Garner, age six. The photo, posed by The Village Voice, emphasizes the severely high rate of health issues faced by residents of Newark's Ironbound, in part due to the hundreds of trucks that pass through ...
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Students and Professors Reflect on TPP, TTIP Trade Agreements Following Rules, Rights, and Resistance Conference

Analyses surrounding two recent international trade agreements have intensified at SGPIA after an audience of nearly 200 people gathered at The New School on April 29 for the Rules, Rights and Resistance Conference: The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). 18 leading academics and advocates from the ...
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Equity For Children Hosts Urban Inequities and Children Conference

Equity for Children recently hosted a conference in partnership to address key challenges in identifying urban childhood inequities from birth to five years; how to gather, measure and translate evidence about this issue into action ...
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SGPIA Alum Alexandra Vasquez Receives Fulbright Award to Colombia

SGPIA alum Alexandra Vasquez was two weeks deep into a summer-long housing development project with the International Field Program (IFP) in Colombia when she realized she wanted to return to the country one day to live and work more extensively. Alexandra’s goal will soon become a reality; she recently accepted the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student ...
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