Urban Policy Alumna Heather Sheridan Advocates for Maryland’s Homeless as Director of Homeless Services

Heather SheridanHeather Sheridan is a graduate of the M.A program in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at The New School. She has extensive experience in working on programs that address the needs of formerly homeless and low-income residents. Prior to Milano the foundation of her career was in community organizing and public policy work on a number of issues affecting low-income communities around the nation.  Upon graduation from The New School she began working with Common Ground, a successful supportive housing developer in New York City. Most recently, Heather has taken a position as the Director of Homeless Services with the Department of Human Resources for the State of Maryland.



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Professor L.H.M. Ling Draws Connections Between Ebola and Ferguson on Huffington Post

LIiyIn an article posted to the Huffington Post website last Tuesday, GPIA professor L.H.M. Ling confronts multiple current events in answering the question, “What does Ebola have to do with Ferguson and ISIS?

Professor Ling is the faculty supervisor of The Global Intimate (also known as the Silk Road Research Initiative), a student research collective that explores alternative and holistic approaches to international relations theory. Ling’s article connects an ethos of difference without alienation drawn from the ancient Silk Roads and applies it to contemporary realities such as Ebola, Ferguson and ISIS.
 The Global Intimate currently has an IndieGoGo campaign to help “Re-imagine World Politics,” and can also be found on Facebook.

Professor Sakiko Fukuda Parr to Speak on the Role of Human Rights in Combating Poverty

From Rhetoric to Remedy: human rights in the struggle against povertySakiko

27 October 2014, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Lipton Hall,
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

download the invitation in pdf format here




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Professor McCandless to Attend International Scholar and Policy Discussions on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

IMG_0481Wilton Park conference

Dr. McCandless is attending a workshop on “Measuring Peace Consolidation” at Wilton Park, in the UK, 15-17 October 2014.  The meeting is reflecting on how to ensure better practice to guide multilateral organizations and donors in their stabilization and rebuilding of conflict-affected states as they emerge from violence.

The organizers of this meeting include the British Academy, the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Oslo, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), Oslo, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sandöverken, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, the Public Diplomacy Division, NATO, Brussels and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland.


International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

Last week Dr. McCandless attended high level meetings of International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS), in Washington DC. She attended both the technical meetings of the Implementation Working Group and political level meetings of the Steering Group. The meetings reviewed a major Monitoring Report of New Deal implementation to date, and set out strategic priorities, discussing workplans and the organizational structure to realize results.

Dr. McCandless is a representative for global civil society in these policy dialogues. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, a body that supports and coordinates civil society advocacy at the global level in this dialogue, as it fosters civic engagement at the national level in g7+ (fragile and conflict affected) countries – in the development of fragility assessments and political compacts with government and donors that lie at the heart of the New Deal agreement.



Student Ejolee Mitchell Researches National Youth Policies During Turkey IFP

Ejolee Mitchell

Ejolee Mitchell is originally from Philadelphia and is currently a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Before coming to The New School she interned with a non-profit in Philadelphia focusing on international development via women’s empowerment. During the summer of 2014 she participated in the Turkey IFP program where she interned with Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı also known as TOG, a civil society organization focused on youth improvement and personal development of young people via community involvement.




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