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: Rachel Dawn Davis

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a Sustainability Strategist, consulting for an array of clients interested in building their brand upon a foundation of organization and clarity. I'm interested in community movements, media and music. The power of the internet, a tool which connects a broad ecosystem of change makers and fundraisers for social change, ...
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GPIA Student’s “Disappearing Elephants” Project

GPIA student Brianna Rowe, together with other Milano students and faculty, have created a project called Disappearing Elephants. The project began as a two-month collaboration between the WWF-Hong Kong and The New School University during the 2014 International Field Placement in Hong Kong. Brianna has continued to work on the project during the school year for her Practicum in International Affairs. In Fall 2014, ...
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Alumni Profiles: Josh Greenstein to Start Tenure Track Position in Fall 2015

The Graduate Program in International Affairs wishes to congratulate Alumnus Josh Greenstein on the upcoming completion of his PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research and on his new job as Assistant Professor in Economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Fall 2015, an excellent liberal arts college in New York ...
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Sean Jacobs Publishes Op-ed on Violence Against Immigrants in South Africa

For the third time in seven years, violence against immigrants has broken out across South Africa. Pogroms that began in late March in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal Province after incendiary remarks by the Zulu king (he claims authority over about 10 million people) later spread to Johannesburg. The violence is aimed mainly against African immigrants from north of South Africa's border ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes new work on Ebola and Peacebuilding

A new publication is out: “Tackling and Preventing Ebola while Building Peace and Societal Resilience,” co-authored by Dr. McCandless, who also oversaw the research of this five-country case study by civil society actors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. The study examines the recent Ebola crisis, reflecting on the impacts and priorities for recovery and ...
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Alumni Profile: Teo Ballvé Receives Tenure Track Job at Colgate University

Congratulations to GPIA Alumnus Teo Ballvé, who begins this Fall as an Assistant Professor of Geography and Peace & Conflict Studies at Colgate University in upstate New York. Teo Ballvé earned his Master’s degree The Graduate Program in International Affairs in 2009, and then pursued a PhD in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley ...
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Milano Students Harness Technology to Reduce Corruption

Students Lena Simet (PhD Public and Urban Policy) and Thomas Disley (MA International Affairs) were featured on Fast Company for creating an app to track money spent on government-funded construction projects in the developing world. The M-App facilitates real-time monitoring and evaluation of road construction projects to maximize service delivery.  [feather_share skin="wheel" size="24"] ...
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GPIA Alumnus and Co-Founder of Open Data Kosovo Receives Funding for New Transparency Initiative

Georges Labrèche, a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs, is the Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer of Open Data Kosovo, an NGO that believes opening data is essential in establishing good governance, government transparency, and accountability. Recently, ODK received funding from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for a project focused on ...
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Urban Policy Alumna Sara Deconde

Sara is a research and policy analyst for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research, Research and Policy Analysis Division, dedicated to the Massachusetts Results First Initiative. Massachusetts is a leader among 16 states partnering with the Pew Charitable Trusts and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ...
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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 section of Newark ...
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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 Habitat III or International ...
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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 years into his presidency," writes Nina, "[Putin] chose not ...
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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 receive scholarships to ...
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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] warming,” ...
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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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