Nonprofit 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 […]View full post
By Dorit Avganim It’s rush hour on the subway and the way a man is eyeing me has my stomach in knots. He doesn’t look ‘like me’, meaning his NYC tapestry segment (laptop and latte? trendsetter? metro renter?) is unclear – and I’m notably uncomfortable. I try to ignore him, but three stops in and […]View full post
GPIA Alumnae Aarti Virani and Mala Kumar to be Panelists at South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Literary Festival
GPIA alumnae Mala Kumar (Paths of Marriage) and Aarti Virani (Vogue India, WSJ) will be featured on separate panels Saturday, April 4th as part of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) two-day interdisciplinary literary festival, Emerge: New Mediums, New Voices held at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor (btwn 6th and 7th Aves).View full post
Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been contributing to several of the many events in the Post-2015 Agenda setting process. February 20 – At the Statistical Commission Seminar on nationally owned monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) organized by the UN – she argued that holding governments to account with a single one size fits all goal […]View full post
Associate Dean of Milano, Nina Khrushcheva, authored a piece published in Reuters, injecting realism into overly optimistic projections by some that recent protests might eventually sweep Putin out of office.View full post
Professor McCandless Participating in United Nations Expert Meetings on Developing an Indicator Framework
Dr. McCandless is attending UNDESA Expert Group meetings on indicator framework for the post-2015 development framework this week. Over the last several years, she has been engaged with various specialist networks working to infuse peace, security, governance and justice concerns into the new framework (“goal 16”). UN discussions are presently focused around indicators, and Dr. McCandless is drawing on her two years serving on the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) / “New Deal“. Technical Working Group on Indicators in efforts to influence the process. This Indicator Working Group was mandated to develop indicators to measure the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs), and after extensive political and technical dialogue at global and national levels, produced a list of “Common Indicators” around these goals.
McCandless is representing the Civil Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) – the body coordinating and supporting civil society engagement in the New IDPS process. This week she is spearheading inputs around goal 16 and wider efforts to mainstream peace/governance/justice perspectives into the overarching framework. Her current thinking (and that of CSPPS) on these issues can be found here.
She will be speaking on this topic at a stakeholder dialogue on “Measuring Goal 16: Building on Experience” involving the UN, member state representatives and civil society, on March 2, at the United Nations Quaker Office.
Dr. McCandless also sits on the UNDP experts virtual network group of experts working on goal 16.
She has also published on this topic in Global Governance journal.
Nora Rahimian is a 2012 graduate of the International Affairs program at The New School. Prior to earning her M.A., Nora worked with perpetrators of violence to develop community-based peacebuilding strategies. She continued this work while at The New School and on the International Field Program (IFP) in Liberia where she began work on the Liberian Prison Project, a 2012 New Challenge Award Winner. After graduation, Nora returned to Liberia to start a community-led violence prevention and intervention program that trained nontraditional community leaders as Conflict Transformers and established alternative education spaces for out-of-school youth.