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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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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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Student Spotlight: Jesse Bania

Jesse Bania is student in the GPIA program concentrating in development. In the summer of 2013 he participated in the IFP to Kosovo where he interned with the Kosovo Innovations Lab, By Youth for Youth pillar.

“Involve youth in their future. Begin with making education a critical, creative, and collaborative part of that process and you can quite easily direct their hopes and dreams locally.”

Student Spotlight: Aliana Pineiro

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“A constant challenge when working in development is trying not to get disillusioned when things get hard. Sometimes I question why I am here or if I am really helping anyone. I think it is good to really evaluate if you or the organization that you work for is doing good work, and every time this comes up, I remind myself that we are doing great work here at Runa.”

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