Category Archive: Graduate Program in International Affairs

Student Spotlight: Laura Wainer

“Studying abroad was always a dream of mine and when the opportunity was presented, I felt like it was now or never. I liked the reputation The New School has for fostering anti status quo schools of thought.” -Laura Wainer

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New School at The World Urban Forum VII In Medellin, Colombia

Several New School faculty are in Medellin, Colombia for the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF).  The forum has attracted over 25,000 attendees from 164 countries.  The week-long event boasts an itinerary with over 500 speakers, including Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, heads of state, government ministers, and representatives from The New School: senior fellow …

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Student Voices: A Springboard to Leadership

By: Shannon J. Shird Thanks to the Civic Engagement Fund, Progressive Pupil’s New Leaders for Social Change program participants Xiomara Pedraza and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accompany Milano management professor Robin J. Hayes to the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles. While there, we assisted with community outreach promoting the world …

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Alumni Spotlight: Diana Rusu


“As a result of my research and interviews I have concluded that the best way women can bring the change is by taking a more participatory approach. They should involve themselves in professional trainings, they should be educated, come with ideas and develop them (even if this means failing sometimes). [As a result they will] become aware of their rights and gender equality in society [and they will] fight and speak for their liberties, [and they will] become more powerful.” -Diana Rusu

Dr. Erin McCandless: The New Deal and the International Studies Association

Last week Dr. Erin McCandless led a delegation of people involved in International Dialogue / New Deal  process to a series of public events in Ottawa and Toronto. With a grant from the Canadian government’s DFAIT and in partnership with the North South Institute at the University of Ottawa, she brought government and civil society representatives …

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