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, Public and Urban Policy (MS), and Public and Urban Policy (PhD) at The New School in the heart of New York City.


 

Alumni Spotlight: French Smith

French Smith (GPIA, Spring 2015) is currently a Fellow for the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the UN Plaza. In her new role French will be performing policy research, meeting with a consortium of NGOs, and making recommendations to the Security Council on how to better incorporate a gendered analysis in UN resolutions.  After completing ...
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Professor Alberto Minujin Interviewed by Colombian newspaper La República

In an interview published by the Colombian newspaper La República, GPIA part-time faculty and Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin speaks about a recent project, conducted by Equity for Children in partnership with Cómo Vamos and Fundación Corona, to analyze and compare early childhood quality of life in different neighborhoods of four Colombian cities. The goal ...
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The New School and Rockefeller Foundation Sponsor Publishing of ‘The Housing Challenge: Avoiding the Ozymandias Syndrome’

The paper summarizes an October 2014 meeting in Bellagio, Italy attended by experts and academics whose countries are undertaking large, multi-billion-dollar housing projects. Attendees explored solutions to several dilemmas surrounding modern urban development ...
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Center for New York City Affairs Names New Director, Kristin Morse

The Center for New York City Affairs, an applied policy institute housed within The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, announced today that Kristin Morse has joined the Center as Director. Kristin brings a wealth of experience in policy research and development, having spent most of the last decade leading ...
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Professor Darrick Hamilton Provides Testimony on C-SPAN

Urban Policy Professor Darrick Hamilton recently testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a briefing on Higher Education. Professor Hamilton examined the possible civil rights impact that access to and completion of higher education has on minority social economic mobility, focusing specifically on the racial wealth gap and the role higher education has in ...
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GPIA Professor Shares Opinions on FIFA’s Corruption

GPIA Professor Sean Jacobs is the founder of Africa is a Country, a organization that deliberately challenge and destabilize received wisdom about the African continent and its people in Western media. His most recent opinion piece published in Al Jazeera America is about the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) the international governing body of soccer. FIFA officials were recently ...
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GPIA Professor Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow

GPIA professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the at the Research Institute of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA-RI), a think tank associated with the government of Japan's aid agency. As a research institute affiliated with a development agency, JICA-RI's work is both policy- and operations-oriented, carried out together with various ...
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Revisited: Richard Wolff on Greek Austerity

On May 6, as part of the Development Thought and Policy series, Professor Richard Wolff addressed a captive audience watching in person and online. His message: "what is happening in global capitalism and where it's going is something to become very worried about." Although the event was ostensibly centered on the Greek debt crisis and ...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. McCandless Participates in Global Peacebuilding Policy Processes

Dr. McCandless has participated in and presented papers in numerous high-level policy forums and discussions in May, across areas of peacebuilding, statebuilding and security and development. These have included:-  The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Abidjan, Ivory Coast (May 21-25)-  OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), meeting on the achievements of Peacebuilding ...
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NYC Needs to Scrap How it Thinks About Garbage

Professor Ana Baptista was quoted in an article on CityLimits.org discussing how New York City can achieve its "zero waste" goal.The closest incinerator that receives New York's garbage is across the Hudson River in Newark, where local residents have been fighting it for years. They recently settled a lawsuit requiring Covanta to install a more advanced filter ...
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Giva Student Scholarship - Deadline June 1st

Giva Student Scholarship – Deadline June 1st

Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be ...
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GPIA Student Pablo Cesar Santos-Pineda Conducts Budget Analysis Work for Section 27 in South Africa

Pablo participated in the 2014 International Field Program in South Africa where he interned with Section 27, a public interest law firm seeking to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights in South Africa ...
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Livestream the Milano Recognition Ceremony!

The 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 ...
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Larissa Ushizima Discusses 2014 Colombia International Field Program Work Designing Ecotourism Initiatives

In 2014 Larissa participated in the International Field Program (IFP) to Colombia where she worked with a local government to help strengthen community engagement mechanisms for designing ecotourism initiatives. She applied this work to her thesis, which analyzes tourism-agriculture linkages in Brazil and traveled to Bonito, Brazil during January 2015 to conduct field research after ...
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Five EPSM Students Named EDF Climate Corps Fellows

We 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 ...
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Urban Policy Professors Publish Article in Housing Policy Debate Journal

Professors of Urban Policy Rachel Meltzer and Alex Schwartz have published an article in Housing Policy Debate, a leading journal in the field, about the effect of housing affordability on health among renters in New York City. In their article, entitled "Housing Affordability and Health: Evidence From New York City," Meltzer and Schwartz find that higher out-of-pocket rent burdens ...
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GPIA Teaching Assistant’s Article About Economics Goes Viral

Ingrid Kvangraven, Economics PhD student and the teaching assistant for GPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr’s Development Economics course, wrote a blog post for The New School Economic Review that proceeded to go viral. "How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists" highlights the difficulty in balancing mainstream, criticism of mainstream, and alternative theories in ...
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Professor Lisa Servon Named Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

The Russell Sage Foundation announced that Lisa Servon, Professor of Urban Policy, is one of sixteen leading social scientists appointed as Visiting Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.This prestigious Visiting Scholars program, now in its thirtieth year, provides ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Raven Brown

Raven Brown is currently a PhD student in the Public and Urban Policy program at Milano and a GPIA alumni. While pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Bennington College in social science and ceramics, Raven became immersed in feminist critiques of anthropology and applied those ideas to her sculpture. Through anthropology she learned about ...
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Students Participate in OpenStreetMap Mapping for the Haitian Red Cross

Earlier this month, a cohort of Milano students as well as interested students from across The New School contributed to humanitarian efforts in a rapidly expanding district on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince known as Canaan.  Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, many families were displaced to this district which unfortunately features very informal, haphazard and failing ...
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