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Nonprofit Management



Social justice, management best practices, and engagement with real clients are emphasized in this professional graduate program for leaders of the global nonprofit sector. Click here to find out more.

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.



Alumna Alice Wu Continues to Work Toward Social Justice for Women and Girls

Alice_WuphotoAlice Wu is a human rights activist and an alumna of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. Recently she was featured in an interview where she discussed her committment to social justice for women and girls, how she came to this work and the direction she hopes to take her career.

Click here to see the full interview.



Honoring the Legacy of Professor Antonin Wagner

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Visiting Professor Antonin Wagner will retire at the end of the 2014 academic year, leaving behind a noteworthy legacy of scholarship and teaching during his 15 years at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. The impact of his contribution will be felt for many years to come at The New School and in the lives of his colleagues and students. Professor Wagner is known for his incredible acumen, his passion for learning, and for his humility.

On May 13, 2014, Antonin Wagner delivered his farewell talk to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered in the Orozco Room at The New School for Public Engagement. In his talk Professor Wagner explores the symbolic importance of the murals: “Creative Man replicates in concentrated form our university’s legacy and in this respect provides to all of us affiliated with this institution guidelines for our journey towards a more just and a more peaceful society”.  You can read the full text of the lecture below.




Professor Nidhi Srinivas to Present Research Abroad this Summer

NidhiSrinivas-700Nonprofit Management professor Nidhi Srinivas was invited to present in a workshop on the forthcoming Routledge Companion to the Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, from May 19-21. He served as the discussant for “The Carnegie-Report: Looking back and thinking forward” and presented his chapter in the Companion, “Mintzberg’s (tacit) philosophy of management”.

Srinivas has been awarded a research fellowship by the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Program and will be based at Roskilde University in June 2014.

Additionally, Professor Srinivas has been invited to present in the first plenary of the conference on Advancing Good Governance in International Development, that will be held at Rhodes House, Oxford, June 12th-13. The plenary is titled “A Voice for All – Ensuring Inclusive Participation in Governance and the Empowerment of Citizens Within the Global South”.



Congratulations to Erica Kohl-Arenas, Recipient of Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching

kohlarenas_pictureCongratulations to Erica Kohl-Arenas, the first recipient of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching! This is a new award that is specifically designed to recognize faculty members whose work has demonstrated a significant commitment to social justice.

Erica’s social justice teaching includes a Milano course, Participatory Community Engagement, that she developed and has run four times through community partnerships including with the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, The New York Theater Experience, Tenants and Neighbors NYC, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Center for Court Innovation. In this class students gain an understanding of the theory behind participatory community development, popular education and critical pedagogy and collectively discuss questions of powerlessness, marginalization, poverty, and inequality and how participatory processes have inspired community driven and owned approaches to addressing these enduring problems. Students also engage with current academic critiques of participatory models (Participation: the new tyranny?) in order to learn how to critically analyze and evaluate participatory processes in the context of historical patterns of co-optation and control of poor people’s movements. In the class partnerships with local organizations and communities students learn and use key participatory facilitation strategies.

This award will be publicly presented at the university-wide 2014 Commencement Ceremony, which will take place Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Garden.