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Graduate Program in International Affairs



By blending theory, practice, and commitment to social responsibility, the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) leads students to analyze urgent international questions through a critical lens. Click here to find out more.

GPIA Conflict & Security Concentration: Immigration, Identity, & Islam Panel

Join the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility as we host a panel discussion on:
Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.
The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments on the freedom of speech, integration, and Islam. Large demonstrations in Germany as expressions of a fear of Muslim asylum-seekers and an “Islamization of Europe” put a spotlight on perceived threats to cultural and national identity and what this means for multicultural practices. Further, second-generation immigrants joining armed conflicts in the Middle East pose challenges for several European countries and discussions about belonging and allegiance.
The panel highlights what these and other current events mean for narratives of immigration and refugees in Europe. The conversation will center around what it means to frame immigration and refugees as a security rather than social issue for debates surrounding multiculturalism, immigrant integration, international borders, and the radicalization of political parties and will take place at 6:30pm, March 12th at the Hirshon Suite (55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor.)
Join the discussion with New School faculty, Andreas Kalyvas (Department of Politics), Michel Agier (Zolberg Institute/EHESS, Paris), and Elizabeth Onasch (Department of Sociology), moderated by Daniel Naujoks (Milano School/GPIA).
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Emma at csconcentration.newschool@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

OLA Hosts Public Lectures: Struggles for Inclusion in Brazil and Peru



The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of the New School and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to invite you to:


President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship
Public Lecture  by President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2014-2015  

Waste Pickers and Environmental Management in Brazil
Daniela Gomez Metello

The production and disposal of solid waste represents one of the planet’s main environmental problems. Reducing and recycling waste while also focusing on the social and economic inclusion of people whose income depends on this work is a step towards sustainability. The Brazilian experience shows the balancing of economic viability, environmental sustainability and social justice.

Ms. Gomez Metello holds a PhD in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janiero. She is an adviser and coordinator of the Interministerial Committee for Social and Economic Inclusion of Waste Pickers (CIISC) in the General-Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.


Women in Municipal Elections in Peru
Beatriz Córdova Aquino
The principles of equality and plurality are main tenets of democracy, yet the struggle for the inclusion of disadvantaged groups continues in the 21st century. What are the limits of electoral participation for women in Peru and elsewhere today? The Peruvian case shows that policies beyond universal suffrage and an electoral gender quota system are necessary to end political exclusion.

Ms. Córdova Aquino received a Master in Governance and Electoral Processes from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset in Spain. She currently works for the Center of Electoral Processes Operations (COPE), monitoring the activities planned towards Peru’s Regional and Municipal Elections.



GPIA Alumna Nora Rahimian Leverages Hip Hop to Inspire Social Change

Nora RahimianNora 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.




Romancing True Power D20 Journal Available Online Now

Romancing True Power Poster (1)D20 Journal, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Romancing True Power, is now available online. You can read the journal here.

D20 Journal is published by Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva with meticulous research and production conducted by GPIA student Yiqing Wang, and expert editorial contribution provided by another GPIA student Beth Pappas. This work–a close collaboration with Ms Wang–deals with aspects of Professor Khrushcheva’s latest study of power, leadership and strongmen, in part supported by the Studley Faculty Research Fund. The journal, the exhibition’s supplement, focuses on trappings, constructs and typology of dicktatorial leadership style and investigates the strong-man rule across the globe and recent historical periods.

GPIA alumna Tracie Ninh, current GPIA students Timothy Kenyon and Timothy Holborn, and many others including generations of students of Professor Khrushcheva’s comparative propaganda-related courses have contributed to the creation of the Romancing True Power exhibition and D20 Journal. 

You can also check out copies of the journal at the exhibition site, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York. Romancing True Power: D20 is on view until Thursday February 26, 2015.

Watch Romancing True Power: D20 panel discussion here.



Professor Stephen J. Collier Co-Edits New Issue of Limn Magazine

Collier2The new issue of Limn Number 5: Ebola’s Ecologies was edited by Andrew Lakoff, Stephen J. Collier and Christopher Kelty.

ebola picThis issue explores how the 2014 Ebola outbreak has put the norms, practices, and institutional logics of global health into question, and examines the new assemblages that are being forged in its wake. The contributions focus on various domains of thought and practice that have been implicated in the current outbreak, posing questions such as: What has been learned about the ambitions and the limits of humanitarian medical response? What insights are emerging concerning the contemporary organization of global health security? To what extent have new models of biotechnical innovation been established in the midst of the crisis.