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.


Sakiko Fukuda-Parr displays her APSA Best Book in Human Rights Award

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Awarded Best Book in Human Rights by APSA

SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been working on human rights and development for over thirty years. She was recently awarded the 2016 Best Book in Human Rights by the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her book Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (2015, Oxford University Press, co-authored with Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph). In their ...
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Milano Professor Alex Schwartz at the New York Housing Conference

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz will be moderating a discussion on preserving public housing at the NYHC Policy Symposium: Affordable Housing Strategies to Help Preserve Public Housing. The symposium is sponsored by the New York Housing Conference and will have the participation of a variety of Public Policy experts. The discussion moderated by Professor Schwartz will ...
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From Left to Right: Elyse Greenblatt, Katarzyna Wróbel & Monica Llaguno - Three of four students whose final SGPIA research project (PIA) contributed to the unanimous passage of a new law to increase access to feminine hygiene products to prison inmates, high school girls and homeless women across New York City. The law was signed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 13, 2016.

SGPIA Students Contribute to Passage of Historic NYC Law

On July 13 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill increasing access to menstrual hygiene products (MHP) for women and girls in schools, homeless shelters and prisons. Amongst those celebrating the passage of the law were Dafne Regenhardt, Elyse Greenblatt, Katarzyna (Kat) Wróbel and Monica Llaguno, a group of ...
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Annie Bickerton (NPM ’14) Implementing and Scaling Social Change

When Annie joined Milano’s Nonprofit Management program she found a community that helped her to identity her strengths as a change agent. As a student, Annie’s Drive Change project was a winner of the New School’s 2013 New Challenge idea competition. Today, she continues to drive social change at MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and ...
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Beatrice Mauger is the Associate Director of Equity for Children and a graduate of the Julien Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School.

SGPIA Alum Beatrice Mauger Discusses Equity for Children’s Recent Publications

Equity for Children (EFC), an advocacy and social change initiative of SGPIA that focuses on the rights and wellbeing of children, recently had two research papers published in internationally recognized journals. The Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy published "Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children", a paper co-authored by ...
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The Argentina IFP team at the ACIJ office prior to a  mapping event. Students helped residents map out the neighborhood with GPS coordinates, in order to facilitate GIS programming prior to presentation to Google Maps. Photo Credit: Natalia Gutierrez

International Field Program 2016: Updates from Argentina and Ethiopia

Read Part 1 of the IFP 2016 updates: "2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba". The 2016 International Field Program (IFP) offers students an opportunity to engage with local organizations and communities in six countries around the world: South Africa, Cuba, Colombia, the Balkans, Argentina and Ethiopia. In Argentina and Ethiopia, students ...
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Equity for Children Publishes Two Articles

Equity for Children is an impact driven advocacy and social change initiative at Milano focused on children’s rights and wellbeing. Below are two recently published articles written by the Equity for Children team."Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children," co-authored by Alberto Minujin, SGPIA Faculty and Mildred Ferrer, SGPIA alumna, was ...
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Milano professor Robin J. Hayes play featured in The Huffington Post

9 GRAMS, a play produced by Milano professor Robin J. Hayes and directed by Emmy-winner S. Epatha Merkerson, was featured this week in The Huffington Post. Blogger and noted historian Dr. Kali Gross discusses the play’s revelations about the international impact of racial profiling, mass incarceration, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community. A sold-out staged ...
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Milano PhD Student on The Stream Show for Al Jazeera

Milano PhD Student Jacqueline Kataneksza recently spoke on The Stream show for Al Jazeera, discussing the current political climate and protests in Zimbabwe. Kataneksza was invited to speak based on an article she wrote for Professor Sean Jacob's blog Africa is a country. Read more on this here.[feather_share skin="wheel" size="24"] ...
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Amy Chiang (OCM ‘10) Orchestrates Organizational Transformation

While still a student in Milano’s Organizational Change Management (OCM) program, Amy partnered with the Dean to explore strategy to improve the on-boarding process for graduate students. Today, she still focuses on the people side of change in her management consulting practice. Why did you choose Milano/The New School? This school seemed to be aligned ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless appointed Civil Society Co-Chair of The Implementation Working Group of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States

In recent weeks Professor McCandless has been involved in several key international meetings of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding / New Deal process, where she has recently been selected as first civil society Co-Chair of the New Deal’s primary technical working group – on New Deal Implementation. This ongoing high level policy dialogue ...
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How Alumna Liz Tremblay followed her passion from BK-Brewery to NY-Sun

Lisabeth Tremblay, currently Project Manager at NY-Sun, is a familiar name to many EPSM students. From her legendary internship with Brooklyn Brewery to her appearances at orientation, she has continued to connect with the community as an alumna. Learn more about her experience below. Students are welcome to connect with her on LinkedIn and email ...
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2016 International Field Program: Updates from South Africa and Cuba

Launched in 2002, the International Field Program (IFP) is an important and popular program for students, merging practical field experience with theories studied in the classroom. This year, IFP students are stationed at six sites around the world, including Havana, Cuba and Cape Town, South Africa and are working with local organizations on a wide ...
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Alumnus Oisín O’Brien to EPSM Students: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Oisín O'Brien is currently working as the Director of Research and Data Analytics at GridMarket, a NYC-based startup. He reflects on Milano’s prioritization of group work and interdisciplinary perspectives as having prepared him for the complex environmental, policy, and business problems he encounters. Questions for Oisín? Reach out. Why did you choose to study at ...
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Urban Matters | Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords

Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords By Flavia Leite, Courtney Loiacono, Grant Nagaki, and Dan WooldridgeYet whatever the outcome of this battle, the income slump that many low-income New Yorkers experienced after (and in some cases, even before) the 2008 Great Recession still puts them in a tight housing affordability squeeze. Almost 35% of households in ...
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EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell: Saving the Ice Caps with IceStone

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell is currently working in customer service and sales for a social enterprise called IceStone, which manufactures countertops out of recycled glass and concrete. He credits Milano for his honed skills in understanding and communicating about complex systems. Questions for Frederick? You can reach him by email. When did you choose the ...
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SGPIA Founding Director Michael Cohen’s Road to Habitat III

Walking around Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1990s, Michael Cohen made an interesting observation that much like in New York, where you lived determined how you lived. An exclusive part of town was clean, with reliable services, better schools and safer neighborhoods while most of the city lived in much less favorable conditions. His ...
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From left to right: Katarzyna Wrobel, Elyse Greenblatt, Laurie Cumbo, (Chair of the City Council Committee on Women's Issues), Helen Rosenthal, (Council Member of New York City), Monica Llaguno, Dafne Regenhardt

SGPIA Students Testify to NY City Council About Importance of Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products

Four SGPIA students testified in a New York City Council hearing last week that will shape the first U.S. legislation regarding equal access to menstrual hygiene products. The June 2 Committee on Women’s Issues Hearing deliberated a package of bills that would make menstrual hygiene products free and readily available at New York City schools, ...
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Students Analyze U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Through Pop-Culture Trend

Superhero movies have been increasingly popular in recent years. Iron Man (2008), The Amazing Spider Man (2012), Ant-Man (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and at least 10 movies have been planned for release in the next three years. The Marvel/DC Comic Universe is here to stay. The intensified hype around this enterprise was ...
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New School Alumni Day Video Roundup!

Check out these video’s from this year’s alumni day featuring faculty members Peter Lucas, Erica Kohl-Arenas and SGPIA founder Michael Cohen ...
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