Welcome to the blog of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy with graduate programs in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, and Public and Urban Policy at The New School in the heart of New York City.


Milano 2017 Student Awards

At the Milano Recognition Ceremony, students were joined by their chair, faculty and administrative staff who were there to recognize student achievement. Listed below are the recipients of the outstanding student awards. Organizational Change Management Outstanding Student Award Andrew Gordon-Kirsch Nonprofit Management Outstanding Student Award Kelsye Gould Urban Policy Analysis and Management Jacob M. Kaplan ...
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Students Begin Summer-Long IFP and UNSS Programs

Last week, students arrived in Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, and the Balkans to begin their work with the International Field Program (IFP). They will engage in in-country seminars, professional internships/consultancies, and independent research with faculty supervision, and have already completed pre-departure classes focused on preparing them for work and daily life in each country site ...
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Milano Alumna, Tahini Rahman, tells the Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist

Milano Alumna Tahini Rahman (NPM '17) produced a story about how a young Muslim woman in Brooklyn struggles to reconcile being the person she wants to be and the woman her parents want her to be. The story and podcast titled "My Hijab, My Body – The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist" was produced ...
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Commitment from the Dean to Addressing Climate Change

This article originally appeared on the Tishman Environment and Design Center website, you can access it here. After Paris By Michelle DePass June 1, 2017 In December 2009, I was a member of the United States’ official delegation at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. This was the meeting when President Obama brought the U.S. in ...
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Highlights from the EPSM Graduating Class of 2017

Here are some highlights from the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony for the EPSM students. Congratulations to the EPSM Class of 2017! *All photos courtesy of Ana Baptista ...
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Professor L.H.M Ling

Milano Professor L.H.M Ling’s article featured in the HuffPost

Professor Lily Ling wrote an enlightening article for the HuffPost on Love & Devotion in Chinese Political Culture, exploring the concept of Human rights and using Asian history and literature to provide readers with an alternative outlook on the subject. Professor Ling concludes by saying that "those who reject China as incapable of justice or ...
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Aida Profile

Dr. Aida Rodriguez Recipient of the 2017 Hispanics in Philanthropy Giver Award

“I give because I feel like we have to fight, and I give to try to win that fight” –Aida Rodriguez , PhD Aida Rodriguez the recipient of the 2017 HIP Giver Award has tirelessly advocated for Latinos throughout her career. Among her many roles, she has served as a mentor, a board member, program ...
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Mindy Fullilove, photo by Ryan Lash

Commencement Address at PennDesign by Dr. Mindy Fullilove

Dean, faculty, families, friends and, especially, the graduates: It is an honor to share this commencement with you. As a psychiatrist, I am keenly aware of the preciousness of these liminal moments—we hover in-between, at the threshold. We are neither here nor there, we linger, happy and afraid, longing for both sides. How bittersweet to ...
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“Greasing the City’s Green Economy with Clean – Burning Biodiesel Fuel”

By Marriele E. Robinson New York City has committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Hitting that goal means diversifying and making more efficient the way we heat and cool the city’s nearly one million buildings, which account for some 70% of the greenhouse gases we emit. The heating fuels we ...
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Professor Alberto Minujin gives keynote address at the UNICEF Conference on Child Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa in Morocco

Professor Alberto Minujin gave the keynote address on May 15, 2017 about “Child Poverty: Why it Matters?“ at a UNICEF Conference on child poverty in the Arab region. During the conference, Minujin will also be participating in workshops and discussion groups with government representatives from Arab region countries. Minujin will give a second presentation on ...
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Professor Aida Rodriguez

A Celebration in Honor of Professor Aida Rodriguez

The Orozco Room was the setting for a celebration honoring Professor Aida Rodriguez, who is retiring after 18 years of dedication and service to the university. Aida joined the Milano School in 1999 as Professor of Professional Practice and Chair of the Nonprofit Management Program. When she arrived at The New School she brought with ...
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Global Urban Futures

Global Urban Future Project

The Global Urban Futures Project (GUF), a learning network of scholars and activists within the New School, was created to discuss and research the drivers of these growing concerns, and to contribute to the conversation about urban policy. The GUF encourages an approach to urban issues that considers the economy, the environment, and society jointly, ...
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Christina Puzzolo

SGPIA student Christina Puzzolo awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Christina Puzzolo is a current SGPIA student who is slated to graduate in May 2017. She has recently been awarded a Fulbright scholarship and will be studying the Blue Economy in the Phillipines after graduation. What follows is a short interview about her work. The interview was lightly edited for clarity. Can you talk a ...
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Professor Darrick Hamilton

Professor Darrick Hamilton featured on No Jargon

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton was just featured on Episode 78 of No Jargon! "Poverty can persist in the same communities for generations, especially communities of color. Professor Darrick Hamilton walks through the policies that prevent people from moving up in the economy and proposes solutions from jobs to schooling to banking." Watch and listen to ...
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SGPIA Professor Erin McCandless

Why the Social Contract for Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace?

by Erin McCandless As the United Nations reflects upon how it will meet its revamped and revitalized mandate to prevent conflict and sustain peace, catalyzed by twin Security Council/General Assembly Resolutions, some academics and policy-makers are reflecting on the relevance of the social contract as an actionable idea, a means to revitalize these agendas – ...
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Professor Alex Schwartz

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz’s article featured on American Prospect

Urban Policy Professor Alex Schwartz co-authored a piece entitled "Trump's housing hypocrisy" for the American Prospect. "Trump is wealthy today because of government housing subsidies. While still a young man, he inherited his father Fred's real-estate empire, worth tens of millions of dollars. The senior Trump made his fortune by building middle-class housing financed by ...
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Marija Šajkaš

From Belgrade to New York: An interview with Alum Marija Šajkaš

Marija Šajkaš (pronounced as Maria Say-kash) is an SGPIA alum who is a communications and political consultant based in New York City. Her expertise lie in media, immigration, and transitional justice in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Marija also works as a foreign correspondent for a Belgrade-based weekly publication and her first novel was just ...
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Professor L.H.M Ling

“Why is there no learning by the state?” – SGPIA Prof L.H.M. Ling

The latest issue of the Georgetown Journal for Asian Affairs features a fascinating interview with SGPIA Professor L.H.M. Ling. Professor Ling is a pioneer in critical International Affairs theory whose work has pioneered the theoretical framework of Worldism. In this interview, which seeks to widen the discussion of International Affairs theory, Prof Ling takes us ...
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Laura Nitz capturing 360 B-roll of the Aegean Sea in Lesvos, Greece. Photo Credit: Bianca Rogers

SGPIA Student Group creates a Virtual Reality Film on Migration

Brought about by a mutual interest in social impact, a group of final semester SGPIA Media and Culture students have created a collective, viewpoints360.org, to make a Virtual Reality/360 film about migration. Their film will focus on DIY aid and self-initiated aid groups assisting in relief and resettlement efforts for the refugee crisis in Europe ...
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SGPIA Professor Michael Cohen attended the Vatican Workshop on the Human Right to Water

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Pope Francis addressed the Vatican Workshop on the Human Right to Water in Rome. He insisted that the right to safe drinking water is a basic human right requiring deliberate action and a central place in the framework of public policy. “The questions concerning the right to water are not ...
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