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Alum Sabrina Quaraishi Summarizes 4 Stages of the Microcredit Movement

How has microcredit changed over the past 15 years? SGPIA Alum and Director of Bankers Without Borders at The Grameen Foundation Sabrina Quaraishi describes the movement's development in four waves. Sabrina's 90-second summary is part of a collection of 20 mini-talks from a Celebration of SGPIA at 15. Sabrina Quaraishi from New School International Affairs ...
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Professor McCandless (5th from right) presents at The World Bank's Fragility Forum panel "Safeguarding Inclusivity and the Role of Civil Society in Conflict Affected States"

Professor Erin McCandless Participates in Peace and Development Dialogue

When the United Nations adopted Agenda 2030 last September, it brought for the first time issues of peace into the development framework. Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Agenda 2030 pledges to achieve over the next fifteen years, Goal 16 seeks to ensure peaceful, just and inclusive societies, access to justice, and accountable ...
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Student Spotlight: Ella Colley Explores How Interactive Media Can Support Communities in Ilha Grande, Brazil

A cursory Google search of Ilha Grande, an island south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reveals words like pristine, untouched, and paradise. But mass tourism attracted to the island's beaches and forests has threatened the very ecology and community culture that make the island so compelling. A group of International Field Program (IFP) students spent ...
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How to Advance Gender Equality? Engage Men and Boys, Says SGPIA Alum Leyla Sharfi

International Women's Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the gender equality agenda—its progress and achievements over the last decade, and the work that remains in order to close the social, economic, cultural, and political disparities that persist for many women around the world. To mark International Women's Day, SGPIA is sharing a "mini talk" ...
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Vote Now! New School Students Challenge Their Creativity at TEDC’s Climate Hackathon

Cast your vote for the best 'climate hack!' In its first ever Climate Hackathon, the Tishman Environment and Design Center challenged The New School students, including several EPSM students, to use their training and creativity to bring about sustainability on campus. Teams collaborated on projects ranging from data visualization and Internet of Things, to activism ...
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Ana Baptista Quoted in Articles About Passaic River Clean Up

TEDC Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Dr. Ana Baptista was quoted in news sources regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s March 4 announcement to partially clean up the Passaic River, one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the country.Officials said companies that either polluted the river or inherited the liability of ...
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Student Samy Nemir Olivares Publishes Article on Black Lives Matter in Huffington Post

SGPIA student Samy Nemir Olivares’ article Black Lives Matter: Black History in the Making was featured in the Huffington Post last Monday, February 29. In the article, Samy reflects on the Black Lives Matter movement and how it presents a demand for dignity and a recognition of humanity among all minority groups. His words are ...
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Black History Month at Milano: Bridging the Gap and What’s Next!

Milano concluded its celebration of Black History Month with last Friday’s Bridging the Gap event where students from across the university came together for a facilitated discussion on issues affecting the Black Diaspora including colorism, classism, identity politics and the commodification of ‘black culture.’ ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Speaks at Human Rights Council’s 50th Anniversary of International Covenants

Last Tuesday, March 1, the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights was marked by a panel discussion at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr joined the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and five other expert panelists in the discussion that focused on the universality, indivisibility, interdependence, and ...
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Faculty Spotlight: Professor L.H.M Ling Gives Keynote at Afrasian International Symposium

As the global influence of Asian nations like India and China rapidly increases, it is even more apparent that established International Relations theory is based on Western traditions. Could the emergent international system follow a new framework unbound by the prevailing Western-centric discourses?SGPIA Professor L.H.M. Ling joined other scholars in this debate last Saturday, February ...
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Gender, Assets and Just Cities: Highlights from Transformative Pathways to Habitat III

As the world rapidly becomes more urban, profound disparities in gender continue. What opportunities do cities present for women, and how will they be affected by widening wealth gaps? And in return how does gender equality contribute to inclusive and sustainable cities? Last Friday, March 15, SGPIA Professor Michael Cohen discussed these urgent questions along ...
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Milano Management Speaker Series is Back in 2016

The Milano Management Program would like to invite students, alumni and faculty to the 2016 Speaker Series! ...
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How Justice-Minded Designers & Planners Can Improve Resilience Efforts

At Resilience by Design University, Fundamentals Symposium and Workshop, EPSM Chair Ana Baptista was invited to serve on a panel that invoked not only her work as a tireless fighter for environmental justice, but her background in urban planning. Speaking on "Understanding Challenges and Communicating Responsibilities," she was joined by Mindy Fullilove, Mailman School of ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Christina Arabia Works to Support Arms Trade Treaty Implementation

SGPIA alum Christina Arabia, a consultant at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), is working on a set of projects that bolster the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). (more…) ...
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SGPIA Student Helena Gronberg Researches Women’s Participation in Myanmar’s Peace Process

SGPIA student Helena Gronberg is currently in Yangon, Myanmar conducting research for her thesis on women’s participation in the country’s peace process—she arrived January 8 and plans to stay through mid-March. Helena recently checked in with SGPIA staff to share more details about her research experience in the following Q&A. (more…) ...
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Milano Faculty Darrick Hamilton publishes co-authored article on Race, Wealth and Incarceration

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton’s co-authored article on Race, Wealth and Incarceration has been published by the Journal of Race and Social Problems as their lead article in the latest issue.The article explores the links between race, wealth, and incarceration. It is available by clicking here ...
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SGPIA Faculty Glenna Gordon Publishes Photobook Diagram of the Heart

SGPIA faculty Glenna Gordon's intimate and compelling images of women romance novelists from Northern Nigeria are now compiled in a photobook titled Diagram of the Heart. The photobook, made available for purchase yesterday, adds an important new narrative to the mainstream media’s story of women in Northern Nigeria—a region that has been heavily impacted by ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Speaks on Social Development at the United Nations

Last week at the 54th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, experts gathered to brainstorm ways to strengthen social development in the contemporary world.It was a task well suited to Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs and chair of the Development concentration at SGPIA , and one of the world’s leading development ...
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Black History Month at Milano Kicks off Today!

Today marks the first day of Black History Month events at Milano! Join us as we discuss notions of identity, inequality, representation and other topics as they pertain to the black community ...
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Milano Management Professor Robin Hayes shines at her Shomburg Center Black and Cuba screening

January 26 marked the start of a long awaited Black History Month series, Films at the Schomburg. The film selected for the premiere screening of the series was none other than Professor Robin J. Hayes’ award-winning documentary, Black and Cuba. The Langston Hughes Auditorium at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was packed ...
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