Category Archive: Alumni

Alumnus Edwin Torres named NYC Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs

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Edwin Torres, formerly associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, will join Mayor de Blasio’s Administration as Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. He will be serving under the new Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest local cultural funding agency in the United States.   During his …

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2013 Uganda IFP Team Launches E-Book

Kampala-UgandaThe 2013 Uganda IFP team conducted thorough research while interning in the capital city of Kampala during the Summer of 2013. All IFP participants interned at Slum Dwellers International, a community based organization that works in the informal settlements and helps promote income generating activities, women’s rights and sustainable urban development.

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Alumni in the News: Ferney Giraldo GPIA ’14 receives Franklin H. Williams Award

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Originally from Colombia, Ferney Giraldo has spent over 10 years working in youth and family advocacy and community outreach, both in the U.S. and abroad. From 2008–10, Giraldo served as a Youth and Community Development Volunteer in Guatemala. He worked closely with the local Mayan K’iche community, facilitating life skills education and HIV/AIDS awareness workshops for students, teachers, …

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International Affairs Alumna Mala Kumar Publishes Op-ed in The Advocate: “Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations”

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Mala Kumar is a 2010 M.A. International Affairs graduate. She recently finished a UNICEF project manager job in Burundi. Click here to read the full op-ed.        

GPIA Graduate Beatrice Mauger Co-authors Piece Featured on the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Blog

Beatrice is currently a Cities, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research Fellow at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).

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