GPIA student Laura Nitz has received a $5000 grant from New Challenge in order to strengthen The North School’s capacity and permanence. They aim to do this by expanding their current 3D printing studio into an integrated co-working and maker space, which will develop into a tech incubator. The space that they’ve chosen, known locally as The School House, is an iconic 16000 sq foot structure in Callicoon, NY – the rural, Western New York town that serves as their home base. The North School is a creative consultancy focused on design- and education-driven approaches to economic development. They prioritize working with stakeholders on their community projects, but making The School House in Calicoon is part of their effort to grow in stability and scope. Click the following link to learn more about Nitz’s work with The North School.
GPIA Professor Dr. McCandless has a new publication out, co-authored with Frauke de Weijer, that examines key lessons from the last two decades of research and practice on capacity development and applies them to the emerging resilience agenda. Resilience is associated with the capacity of individuals, groups and society as a whole to cope, adapt, and […]View full post
Center for NYC Affairs: “What’s Wrong with Math and Science in NYC Schools – And What to Do About It”
The Center for New York City Affairs, housed in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School, has released a new policy brief on the dearth of higher level and college preparatory Math and Science courses available in New York City schools. In fact, 39% of New York City […]View full post
Milano Director of Career Services Carol Anderson: 6 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Job but Were Afraid to Ask
Director of Career Services at Milano and founding member of the Careers Counselor Consortium Carol Anderson spoke with City Limits and provided tips on how to deal with the trickier parts of a job-search like: “How do you explain gaps in your resume? What if you’ve had a health issue that affected your work? What […]View full post
It was a surprise reunion this week in D.C. for Milano alumni Heather Sheridan, Blaise Rastello and Nicole Giannone, who ran into one another at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference. Since their time at Milano, all three have moved on to occupy notable positions in housing services. Heather Sheridan is now the Director of […]View full post
Milano Alumn Jesica Santos Covers the Central African Republic’s Judicial System and New Special Criminal Court for The Huffington Post
Milano alumn Jesica Santos’s piece in the Huffington Post covers the recent decision by the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Transitional Council to adopt a law that will set up a hybrid judicial mechanism, the “Special Criminal Court” (SCC), to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in its territory since […]View full post
Professor Ana Baptista of Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program spoke to the radio show the Green Hour on July 13. She spoke about environmental justice (and injustice) during the program, which focused on the environment and environmental justice in light of Pope Francis’ recent call to protect the natural world. Click here to learn more about Professor Baptista’s segment, and here to access the discussion in podcast format.
Milano PhD, Phillip Plotch, has just published his first book, Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject through Rutgers University Press.The book looks at the history of inaction and inertia in public planning; contrasted with the very active Robert Moses (and Governor Andrew Cuomo) approach of minimal transparency and closed-door decision making. Throughout his research he has interviewed more than a hundred key players, and accessed countless internal government documents.
Tania Lee, GPIA Alumna and ICT4D Specialist, Discussed NGO Data Security at InterAction’s Forum Workshop
Tania Lee, a GPIA alumna who concentrated in Conflict and Security, is an ICT4D (Internet Communications Technology for Development) specialist. Prior to GPIA she received a B.A. in Feminist Studies and Politics then helped to establish a tech and engineering consultancy that focused on promoting women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs and worked for a local government agency in New York as a software development project manager. She was drawn to The New School because of its ‘unique commitment to social justice’ and GPIA in particular due to a desire for her ‘work to have a global focus.’ She recently left a position with the International Rescue Committee as an ICT (Information Communications Technology) for Programs, Program Officer and began a position with Caktus Group as an SMS (Short Message Service) and Web Product Manager. At the end of June Tania presented at InterAction’s 2015 Forum Workshop series on a workshop panel titled ‘The Next Big Scandal? International NGO Data in the Age of Edward Snowden, Facebook, & WikiLeaks.’ The workshop highlighted the real risks in the data lifecycle, examined the legal frameworks surrounding data protection and ownership, and trained attendees on a few free tools and approaches to mitigate these threats. In this interview Tania discusses her work and perspectives concerning NGO data and security.
Kohl-Arenas, who has researched foundations for many years, investigates whether or not foundation philanthropy can substantially address inequalities in America.
“Across the twitter-sphere philanthropy insiders are congratulating the Ford Foundation for its recent announcement to commit all grant-making to tackling inequality. But is this move as new or as bold as many people think? Haven’t we been here before?”
Access the full publication here: Can Philanthropy Ever Reduce Inequality?