Category Archive: Students

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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Student Projects: GIS for International Crises, Development, and the Environment

Each semester, the GIS for International Crises, Development, and the Environment course is one of the Milano School’s most popular. Students wrap up the course by producing final projects that encompass a wide range of topics, geographies, and methodologies.  Using tools and techniques gained throughout the semester, each student chooses a research topic of interest and performs …

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Professor Jeff Smith Discusses Topics from his E-Book ‘Ferguson in Black and White’

The December 2nd event hosted by the Urban Policy Program, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the New Black School: A Black Graduate School Organization, discussed the Grand Jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case and the resulting increased tensions surrounding racial and class inequality.

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The Lab Experience

The Urban Policy Lab is designed to expose students to real-time, client-based policy analysis. Lab clients include a wide array of public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Recent public sector clients include the New York City departments of Corrections, Design and Construction, Housing Preservation and Development, Parks and Recreation, and Probation; the Mayor’s Office for Environmental …

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Reflecting on Climate Action Week @ The New School

Peoples-Climate-March

The environmental movement is often oversimplified. Don’t litter. Recycle. Save the Rain Forest. Great campaigns are often reduced to catchy phrases that minimize the needs of underrepresented people and communities who have been systematically excluded from the protection of basic human rights. Challenging popular interpretations of climate change, The New School’s Climate Action Week successfully brought social equity …

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