Dean Michelle DePass To Visit California

Next week, Dean Michelle DePass will be headed to San Francisco and Los Angeles to to connect with alumni, admitted students, prospects, and others! The New School’s President David Van Zandt will also be making the trip, along with faculty members from around the university. See below for event details, and to RSVP:

 

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Milano Dean Michelle DePass

AN EVENING WITH THE NEW SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO

Join President David E. Van Zandt, Milano Dean Michelle DePass, fellow alumni, parents, and faculty from across the university for a lively evening of cocktails and conversation. Hear about the New School’s recent successes and newsworthy developments and welcome recently admitted students to the New School community.

Monday, April 13, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
St. Regis San Francisco
125 3rd St 
San Francisco, CA
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PUBLIC POLICY IN ACTION: SAN FRANCISCO LUNCH AND LEARN EDITION

Join us in San Francisco for an engaging lunch discussion with leaders and policy makers committed to social justice causes in the San Francisco/ Greater Bay Area, featuring Milano Dean Michelle DePass. Lunch provided.

hosted by Alumna Sabrina Wilensky

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (2440 W El Camino Real #300, Mountain View, CA 94040)

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PUBLIC POLICY IN ACTION: LOS ANGELES LUNCH AND LEARN EDITION

Join us in Los Angeles for an engaging lunch discussion with leaders and policy makers committed to social justice causes in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, featuring Milano Dean Michelle DePass. Lunch provided.

hosted by Alumnus Mario Marin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

United Way of Greater Los Angeles (1150 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015)

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AN EVENING WITH THE NEW SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES

Join President David E. Van Zandt, Milano Dean Michelle DePass, fellow alumni, parents, and faculty from across the university for a lively evening of cocktails and conversation. Hear about the New School’s recent successes and newsworthy developments and welcome recently admitted students to the New School community.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Palihouse 
8465 Holloway Drive 
West Hollywood, CA
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Professor Sean Jacobs Offers his Thoughts on Jon Stewart’s Replacement

Jacobs_SeanThe headline on a commentary piece published by Professor Sean Jacobs on Fusion last week reads Trevor Noah is funny but he’s no Jon Stewart, South Africans say. In the article Professor Jacobs examines Trevor Noah’s ability to live up to the hype that has been created, pointing to one blogger’s claim that “Trevor Noah is like a Barack Obama moment [and] … has temporarily reunited South Africa.” Jacobs shares some doubts about Noah’s ability to fill Jon Stewart’s shoes, and suggests that while South Africans will be rooting for Trevor Noah, they ought not ask his mother what she thinks.

Sean Jacobs, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of London and a M.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University. He is currently writing a book on the intersection of mass media, globalization and liberal democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. Jacobs founded Africa is a Country.

 

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Alexandra Bell, International Affairs Alumna, Discusses Her Job at State

Alexandra BellAlexandra Bell, originally from Tuxedo, North Carolina, graduated from the GPIA program at The New School in May 2006. Prior to attending The New School, she received a B.A. in Peace, War and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica. Upon graduating from The New School, Alexandra held various positions including nuclear policy research assistant at the Center for American Progress, project manager at the Ploughshares Fund, and public and congressional affairs advisor in the Department of State Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Presently, she is Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State.

 

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Women’s History Month: Cherchez La Femme

1As a follow-up to our exhibit in February “Romancing True Power: D20″ (and as a shout out to Women’s History Month) Milano students Tolani Elumade, Jansyn Thaw, and Yiqing Wang organized “Cherchez la Femme,” a conversation about powerful female political leaders around the world.

First Lady, Trophy Wife, the Mrs. –these are labels that may come to mind when thinking about women connected to powerful political leaders. But the women discussed in “Cherchez La Femme” were powerful women in their own right, each a force to be reckoned with in the male dominated world of politics. As contradictions to traditional female roles, the women featured in the conversation stood as dynamic examples of feminism, female agency, and ‪#‎dickpower‬.

Or not. We’ll let you be the judge.

We would like to thank our Associate Dean, Nina Khrushcheva and Professor Yasmine Ergas of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University for leading the conversation.

Please continue to follow Milano School for more engaging topics on politics and social justice. And check out this booklet of powerful ladies.

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Milano School Representation at South by Southwest 2015

SXSWNonprofit Management Alumna and Marketing & Publications Director at The Nonprofit Technology Network Joleen Ong covered Milano Faculty Aaron Hill‘s presentation at South by Southwest in Austin Texas.

In Professor Hill’s hands-on session, participants worked with open data from the City of Austin to create prototypes that visually represent public data and invite exploration and explanation. The prototyping work also revealed a broader framework for the visual representation of data: why we do it and how to do it effectively. The prototypes created in the session will be presented to the City.

Joleen Ong reviews Professor Hill’s three principles for visual representation in her article in The NonProfit Times.

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