Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva featured on Research Radio

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Peeking into the Kremlin: A Research Radio Podcast

NinaRussia makes no shortage of headlines these days: countless on the situation in Ukraine, several more on the continued reign of Vladimir Putin, and a few—here and there—on the justification of sanctions.

Nina Khrushcheva, The New School’s resident expert on the political and cultural climate of Russia, is never too far from the action. The Associate Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy joined “Research Radio” early this month to discuss why Russia seems stuck in the past when it comes to diplomatic relations, as well as limitations to the country’s development in the 21st Century.

Click here to listen to “Peeking into the Kremlin.”

 

Research Radio is a New School podcast series that explores academic inquiry at the university. Our faculty and students have been researching pressing social and scientific issues, from sustainability to psychology to politics, for nearly a century—and now you can hear about their latest findings. 

 

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New School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

ClimateActionThe New School has announced a bold and comprehensive Climate Action Plan to guide university policies. Developed by students, alumni, faculty, and administrators at our New York City and Paris campuses, the Climate Action Plan draws on our academic strengths and reflective practices, bringing together design, social research, and policy to address the challenges posed by climate change.

As part of this initiative, The New School’s Board of Trustees approved a motion to divest from fossil fuels. The Board’s Investment Committee has also approved a significant investment of the university’s endowment in renewable energy.

Dean of the Milano School, Michelle DePass, was quoted in The New York Times discussing the goals of the program.

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr appointed to The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health

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Professor of International Affairs, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, was recently appointed to The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health. The panel is a collaborative initiative between the University of Oslo and The Lancet and aims to provide evidence, based on high quality, independent research and analysis, which can be used to inform and impact on political processes that influence global health. Members of the Panel are independent experts within the areas of global governance, trade, law and development.

About Professor Fukuda-Parr: She has worked on a broad range of issue related to global poverty and development from human rights and capabilities approaches. Her current research focuses on global goals, food security, global governance. She was the lead author and director of the UNDP Development Reports 1995-2004. She serves as Vice Chair of the UN Committee for Development Policy and on boards of several NGOs that advocate human rights and technology for development. She also served as a member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. Her recent publications include Feminist and Critical Perspectives on the Financial and Economic Crisis (with J. Heinz and S. Seguino), and The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of Millennium Development Goal Targets for Human Development and Human Rights (with Alicia Yamin and Joshua Greenstein).

 

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GPIA Alumna Darya Shaikh Challenges Leaders to Create Positive Change

Darya ShaikhDarya graduated from the The New School in 2012 with a concentration in conflict and security. Growing up in Brooklyn with a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, Darya’s interest in Middle East reconciliation efforts began early and led her to pursue a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at the McGill University. Upon graduating from McGill Darya began work as the COO at the multinational PeaceWorks Foundation where she was involved with the OneVoice Movement, an international movement supporting a two-state solution. Her experiences at PeaceWork Foundation influenced her decision to attend The New School and deepened her appreciation for grassroots activism and civil society’s role in creating change.

Presently based in New York, Darya is the Director of US Engagement for Leaders’ Quest, an international cross-sector social enterprise that works with leaders to create a more equitable and sustainable world. To meet this objective Leaders’ Quest designs “Quests” to disrupt a person’s status quo and expose them to the world whether in their own backyard or across the globe.

 

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Alumni in the News: EPSM Graduates Excel as EDF Climate Corps Fellows

milano-epsm“I’m always amazed by what can be accomplished when you throw a bunch of really creative and intelligent people into one room for just an hour—let alone for nearly a week,” says Lisabeth Tremblay. The newly-minted Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy alumna, along with fellow classmate Zachary Koser, recently spent four days in Chicago witnessing just that sort of brain power—at a training session for the highly selective Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps. The EDF Climate Corps is a summer fellowship that places specifically trained graduate students from a variety of disciplines in companies, cities and nonprofits as experts on energy efficiency and sustainable strategy. Tremblay and Koser, graduates of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) MS program, were among 117 EDF Climate Corps Fellows selected from over 700 applicants.

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