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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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Only a Few Days Left to Vote for University Student Senate!

The University Student Senate would like to encourage all Milano students to participate in the 2016 Senate Elections! ...
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Highlights from Human Rights and Development Books Launch

Last Monday, January 25, the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs celebrated the recent publication of three books on the theories and practices of human rights and development. SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr co-authored two of the books titled Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives and Fulfilling Social and Economic ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Silverman Takes on Climate Change

Our latest Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management alumni spotlight is Benjamin J. Silverman, currently serving as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow in Oakland, California (more on that later).While at Milano, Ben dug deep into important university affairs, strategically using his position as the University Student Senate’s New School for Public Engagement representative and USS Co-Chair. Wanting ...
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Professor Peter Lucas’ Film Hooligan Sparrow Premieres at Sundance

SGPIA Professor Peter Lucas was in Park City, Utah over the weekend to celebrate the January 22 premiere of Hooligan Sparrow, a documentary that highlights a spectrum of human rights issues in China. Professor Lucas served as Creative Producer of the film alongside Director Nangfu Wang, who followed activist Ye Haiyan (also known by the ...
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Alec Gershberg Publishes a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

Recently Alec Gershberg, Chair of Milano's Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program, wrote a letter to the editor in response to Darren Walker's December 17th piece in the New York Times. Dr. Gershberg's letter begins to address some shortcomings of the tax code and the position in which tax reform places nonprofit leaders. His letter ...
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Milano Congratulates Fall 2015 Grads!

This week the Milano School held a graduation reception celebrating all of its Fall 2015 semester graduates. SPE Dean Mary Watson, herself a Milano faculty, Milano Dean Michelle DePass, GPIA Founder Michael Cohen and program chairs joined faculty and staff in greeting students, alumni, family and friends for an evening of conversation and words of ...
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EPSM Chair Ana Baptista Talks Toxics on WNYC

Dr. Ana Baptista was recently featured in WNYC's investigative series, Dirty Little Secrets, regarding the lack of accountability in cleaning up toxic pollutants. Check out the article (and the radio piece) and learn more about how pollution affects New Jersey's poorest communities in the WNYC repost below: Agent Orange, the chemical used to clear the ...
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SGPIA Celebrates Fifteen Years and Honors Founding Director Michael Cohen

A crowd of over 225 SGPIA students, alums, and faculty packed the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center last Friday night to celebrate fifteen years since the inception of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA), and to pay tribute to its founding director, Michael Cohen. Mary Watson, Executive Dean of the ...
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SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Authors New Book

SGPIA professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has released a new book titled Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives. The book investigates social and economic policies that would fulfill the right to food—a critical issue considering that over 20 years after the end of apartheid, millions of South Africans remain food insecure. The book ...
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