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Run For The New School Student Senate And Represent NSPE!

We encourage students from all Schools of Public Engagement to apply to represent their fellow students in the senate ...
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Urban Policy Alum Drew Curtis quoted in New York Times

Drew Curtis, Urban Policy '10, is the director of the Ironbound Community Corporation, a local nonprofit in Newark, New Jersey. Ironbound Community Corporation’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. A former steel plant in the Ironbound ...
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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 ...
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Associate Dean Khrushcheva Featured Throughout the News

April has been an especially busy month for Associate Dean Nina Khrushcheva in the media. Nina was featured on "On the Media" with Brooke Gladstone, where she joined Dan Savage to discuss the eroticism of power in Netflix's "House of Cards." In Quartz, she wrote an article about Vladimir Putin's governing style. "Just a few ...
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Nonprofit Management Student Sara Gallagher Wins Fulbright Award

Nonprofit Management student Sara Gallagher has won a prestigious Fulbright award to teach English in the country of Georgia! The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant program for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Recipients of the reward ...
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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 ...
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Prof. Jacobs Writes on Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa for Aljazeera

The depressing media images coming from South Africa may appear at odds with the dominant view of South Africa as a "rainbow nation" or with the ruling African National Congress' long history of Pan-Africanism. However, since the end of apartheid, groups of South Africans have exacted xenophobic violence against economic migrants or refugees to the ...
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Urban Policy Alumnus Kassa Belay

Kassa Belay currently works at the Administration for Children’s Services, New York City’s juvenile justice and child welfare agency. His work primarily consists of supporting partnerships between his agency, other city agencies and various nonprofit and community organizations working in low income and undeserved neighborhoods across NYC. Through his work, he often finds himself participating ...
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Student OpEd: Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: Hold Your Applause

By Kate Segal The views and opinions presented in this piece are that of the author’s and not necessarily The New School. In the United States of America, a homophobic, climate-change denier who thinks that the government “creat[es] dependency, destroy[s] individual responsibility” and that in “the last 15 years, there has been no recorded [global] ...
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GPIA Alumnus Mitchell Cook, Researches the Influence of Information Systems on Municipal Finance in India, as Fulbright Scholar

Mitchell Cook focused his M.A. research on cities and urbanization while taking one semester to conduct independent research on land use policies in Chongqing, China. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar in India conducting dissertation research as part of a PhD program in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT ...
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Prof. McCandless in Experts Workshop on Assessing Resilience

Dr. McCandless is participating this week (April 16-17) in a Global Methodology Workshop Session of Experts on Frameworks for Assessing Resilience (FAR). The Framework for Assessing Resilience (FAR) is a two year program created by Interpeace and funded by the Swedish Cooperation – SIDA ...
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Ecomodernism: A Call for More Technology to Address Climate Change

Blog post written by Professor Rick McGahey, Director, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, and SCEPA Faculty Fellow A provocative new document on global environmental challenges says that “climate change and other global ecological challenges are not the most important immediate concerns for the majority of the world’s people. Nor should they be.” Is this just ...
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Urban Policy Alumna Justine Gonzalez

Justine Gonzalez began her career in criminal justice advocacy as an investigator with The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a holistic public defense practice. There she learned about many of the collateral consequences of court involvement. Later, she worked with The Henry Street Settlement as a Success Mentor for chronically absent high school students, a ...
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New Issue of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development

Volume 10 Issue 1 of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is now available. This special issue is entitled: “Vertical Integration: A Dynamic Practice Promoting Transformative Peacebuilding.” Scholarship and practice in areas of both peacebuilding and development have long been concerned with the question of how to maximise efforts at different levels and use resources ...
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Urban Policy Alumnus Ben Kleinbaum

As Vice President at Capalino+Company Ben Kleinbaum has represented national trade associations, premier private schools, developers, and some of New York's largest not-for-profit institutions. Since joining the firm four years ago, he has helped his real estate clients win approvals to develop more than 1,000,000 square feet of residential, commercial and educational space. He has ...
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Dean Michelle DePass To Visit California

Next week, Dean Michelle DePass will be headed to San Francisco and Los Angeles to to connect with alumni, admitted students, prospects, and others! The New School's President David Van Zandt will also be making the trip, along with faculty members from around the university. See below for event details, and to RSVP: AN EVENING ...
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Professor Sean Jacobs Offers his Thoughts on Jon Stewart’s Replacement

The headline on a commentary piece published by Professor Sean Jacobs on Fusion last week reads Trevor Noah is funny but he’s no Jon Stewart, South Africans say. In the article Professor Jacobs examines Trevor Noah's ability to live up to the hype that has been created, pointing to one blogger's claim that “Trevor Noah ...
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Alexandra Bell, International Affairs Alumna, Discusses Her Job at State

Upon graduating from The New School, Alexandra held various positions including nuclear policy research assistant at the Center for American Progress, project manager at the Ploughshares Fund, and public and congressional affairs advisor in the Department of State Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Presently, she is Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office ...
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Women’s History Month: Cherchez La Femme

As a follow-up to our exhibit in February "Romancing True Power: D20" (and as a shout out to Women's History Month) Milano students Tolani Elumade, Jansyn Thaw, and Yiqing Wang organized "Cherchez la Femme," a conversation about powerful female political leaders around the world. First Lady, Trophy Wife, the Mrs. --these are labels that may ...
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Milano School Representation at South by Southwest 2015

Nonprofit Management Alumna and Marketing & Publications Director at The Nonprofit Technology Network Joleen Ong covered Milano Faculty Aaron Hill's presentation at South by Southwest in Austin Texas. In Professor Hill's hands-on session, participants worked with open data from the City of Austin to create prototypes that visually represent public data and invite exploration and ...
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