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The Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program addresses intersecting challenges such as global climate change, natural resource depletion, financial sustainability, and innovative organizational change. Click here to find out more about the program, and visit the EPSM blog here.

Livestream the Milano Recognition Ceremony!

Milano LogoThe 2015 Milano Recognition Ceremony is happening this Thursday, May 21 at 4:30pm at the University Center of The New School. Graduates from all of the programs are individually recognized for the completion of their degrees and certificates and awards will be given out to students from each program. The ceremony features speeches by two outstanding students: William Bradley Luckhardt (Organizational Change Management) and Mina A. Addo (Urban Policy Analysis and Management).

If you can’t make it in person, the event will be available to watch on Livestream.

Here is the video link: http://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/2015-Milano-Recognition-Ceremony

Congratulations 2015 Milano Graduates!

 

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Five EPSM Students Named EDF Climate Corps Fellows

110616-climatecorps2-wWe are proud to announce that five students from the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program have won Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) post-graduate Climate Corps fellowships.  EDF describes these highly selective fellowships as their “premier fellowship program.”  Winners are given an intensive week-long training session, and then placed with organizations to work on customized energy efficiency and management projects.  EDF later convenes program alumni and host organizations in an annual networking event, making the fellowships a true career-building experience.

Fellows are chosen after a rigorous selection process, and we are very proud that four EPSM students have won these prestigious fellowships.  The students and their projects are:

 —Molly Johnson, 2015, evaluation of options for diversifying Dartmouth College’s energy profile as part of the college’s  new sustainability plan;

 —Charles Umberger, 2015, benchmarking energy use and putting together a capital plan for energy-saving investments at Comcast;EDF Fellows

 — Devashree Ghosh Saha, 2015, working with the city of Hoboken, New Jersey on a microgrid demonstration project, to help the city cope with future energy emergencies caused by Hudson River flooding; and,

 —Gianna Zapiti, 2016, working with Philadelphia Energy Solutions to re-evaluate earlier EDF projects in light of significant changes at the energy facility, and to identify and rank new energy saving opportunities.

Laura Marincola, 2016, working with KKR to develop a national utility rates and rebates database, and support strategic development and roll-out of GPP 2.0 (green portfolio program).

Run For The New School Student Senate And Represent NSPE!

10991525_966982913320450_8076359156018456440_oDear NSPE Students
 
We would like to encourage everyone to apply for the University Student Senate elections this Spring. Participating in the student senate is a valuable experience for anyone who would like to gain practical experience in political policy, organizational management, [anger management] and extracurricular engagement, while improving services and student engagement at the New School. The University Student Senate supports student initiatives and liaises between students, faculty and the administration in an open forum. 
 
We encourage students from all Schools of Public Engagement to apply to represent their fellow students in the senate.  
School of Writing
School of Languages
School of Media Studies
Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
 
Applications are due this Thursday April 30 at 11PM through the USS website/Elections. Voting will start on Monday May 4th and run until Saturday at noon
 
Please do contact any of the current NSPE Senators or the NSPE Student Government Founding Students:
 
Simon Henschel Henss376@newschool.edu
 

Good Luck!

A Tribunal on Failed Governance: Climate Change, Inequality, and Jobless Growth

Back in February 2015 The Milano School hosted a Tribunal on global governance failures regarding increasing levels of social and economic inequality, unequal and jobless economic growth, and climate change. The Tribunal also launched an alliance between the Ford Foundation and the Milano School. The Tribunal shed light on the way that conferences such as Habitat III or International Climate Change Conferences can serve as global intermediaries to increase a city’s capacity and governance structures to operate in their particular urban situation. The Tribunal presented testimonies from affected peoples around the globe, indicting cities and governance for inaction regarding climate change, inequity, and jobless growth. A distinguished cross-cultural panel of judges heard the cases presented by a diverse collection of experts and witnesses. 

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Prof. Constantine Michalopoulos: “China has brought its policies closer to the norm”

On April 22, Development Thought & Policy at The New School was pleased to host its fourth and penultimate event of the Spring 2015 semester: “China and the WTO: Pursuing Political and Economic Interests?” This event, which took place in the iconic Orozco Room at Alvin Johnson / J.M. Kaplan Hall, featured an initial lecture from Professor Constantine Michalopoulos, former economist at the World Bank and WTO, as well as a current professor of international affairs at Johns Hopkins. A lively discussion followed his remarks, with Khalid Malik (former UN Resident Coordinator in China) and our own Dean William Milberg (of NSSR) weighing in. The event was chaired by GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr.

Professor Constantine Michalopoulos speaks while former UN official Khalid Malik looks onProfessor Michalopoulos’ lecture focused on China’s role within the WTO, and echoed the results of a paper which he wrote for the 13th Annual Conference on China and the WTO, in Beijing, entitled China and Developing Countries in the WTO. The paper seeks to clarify whether or not there is a bias against China in the WTO, using the number of anti-dumping initiated against China as a proxy. Surprisingly, the study found that while such investigations have been on the rise of late, they have not kept pace with the growth of China’s exports. In other words, we would expect more investigations against China than there actually are, given the amount of trade which they conduct. Professor Michalopoulos concluded, “China, in my view, has brought its policies closer to the norm of its international trading partners… China is not misbehaving, and when it has, it has been brought to court and it has changed its policies.”

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