The New Challenge Offers $10,000 to Support Student Changemakers

New-Challenge-550x360How would you use $10,000 in funding to support your world-changing ideas?

Apply to New Challenge to take your ideas to the next level.  New Challenge is a funding, mentorship, and learning opportunity for students from across the university with ideas who want to make a difference in the world. Winners will receive awards up to $10,000 to develop their ideas!

Learn about applying to the New Challenge competition by attending an information session and workshop on October 8th, at 55 W 13th Street, Hirshon Suite, 2nd Floor from 8-10 pm.





GPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva Talks About Her Most Recent Book At Columbia University

On Monday, October 13,nina GPIA Professor Nina Krushcheva will be giving a talk about her book The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, at Columbia University.  Nina will be joined by Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.  The book is an important piece and comes out in a time where Russia is engaging in controversial and aggressive foreign policy with Ukraine. The book also gives unique insight into the Modern Russian narrative as well as the Russian historical context, influenced by Nina’s grandfather, Leonid Khrushchev and great grandfather, Nikita Khrushchev.  Both men held prominent positions within the Communist Party.

The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev’s October 14, 1964 ousting from the Kremlin.



Alumna Mala Kumar Launches Book: “The Paths of Marriage”

Mala KumarMala Kumar is a 2010 M.A. international affairs graduate of the GPIA program, concentrating in development. During her time at The New School, she co-founded the student organization, Association for International Development [AID], and was an India China Institute student fellow. After graduating, she worked as a Programme Officer on the African Risk Capacity of the UN World Food Programme. Mala’s first book, The Paths of Marriage, is scheduled to be released on 1 October 2014. The novel is about three generations of women from 1950s India to present-day NYC, and their battles of discrimination from the outside world and from each other.



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25 Years after Tianamen: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests Unfold

Photo taken by Mai Perkins at the July 1st March in Hong Kong. During two months in Hong Kong this summer, I marched in solidarity with demonstrators at two historic protests: the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square on June 4th and the annual July 1st Protest Rally March. Protesters by the thousands gathered in Victoria Park to take part in candlelight vigils, staged performances and peaceful singing en masse.

Student activists who had died in 1989 advocating for democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square were memorialized. On July 1st, I along with other New School students, in Hong Kong as part of the International Field Program,conducted video interviews with protesters asking,

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Alumni in the News: Jenny Rejeske quoted in the New York Times

Alumna Jenny Rejeske was recently quoted in the New York Times. In response to the Obama administration’s announcement that it planned to terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove that they were United States citizens or legal immigrants eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Jenny said, “It is unduly harsh to terminate coverage while there are still technical problems with the federal system for verifying citizenship and immigration status. And there has not been adequate notice to people who speak languages other than English and Spanish.”

Jenny graduated from the Nonprofit Management program in 2008. She currently works as a health policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center.



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