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Milano Recognized by NASPAA for Social Justice Initiatives

Earlier this year, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy received recognition from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in the form of their annual Social Equity Award ...
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Milano Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Launches New Book: The Self-Help Myth

Milano was proud to host a series of events to celebrate the publication of Management Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas’ dedicated, robust and timely research on the evolution and future of philanthropy. Her book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty was showcased in a sneak preview at Milano’s Alumni Networking Event on Wednesday, December ...
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Milano and The New School Rank High Among Schools In Student Ratings of Programs that Teach International Relations

The New School has just been ranked 6th out of 25 of the nation’s best universities that offers graduate International Relations studies by GraduatePrograms.com. This list was generated from student reviews, rankings and testimonials on their experiences regarding a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Devashree Ghosh, Advocate for Clean Energy & Waste Reduction

Devashree Ghosh earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School in Spring 2015. Before coming to The New School, this recent alum worked to reduce factory-related operating costs through energy efficiency and water conservation projects in Special ...
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Urban Policy Professor Darrick Hamilton on the Black Boycott of Black Friday

On November 27th, the Daily Beast published a piece called "The Black Boycott of Black Friday," on activists urging Black Americans to Boycott Black Friday as an exercise of their economic power in the country. The Daily Beast spoke with Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy and Director of Milano Doctoral Program, ...
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International Field Program Student Ashley Buchalter Featured in Future Cape Town Magazine

"How can mapping strengthen civil society?" asks the online magazine Future Cape Town in the title of a recent article that highlights the work of International Field Program (IFP) student Ashley Buchalter. As part of her experience with the IFP Cape Town "Urban" site, Ashley spent the past summer sifting through several years' worth of ...
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TEDC Considers Alternate Road to Paris

On November 16, the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) and Global Urban Futures Project held a panel discussion about the historic COP21 Climate Summit and its implications for the future. This event, “The Alternative Road to Paris: Examining the UN Climate Summit,” hosted diverse panelists with a range of perspectives on the upcoming climate ...
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Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Gives Keynote Speeches on the UN 2030 Agenda

With the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global conversation has turned to implementation strategies. SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been contributing to the debates, arguing that it is up to academics and civil society to continue to advocate for transformative goals such as reducing inequality and expanding ...
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Milano Students Learn Politics of Propaganda by Personifying Politicians

Did you happen to catch a glimpse of Fidel Castro, Taylor Swift or Pope Francis on The New School campus last week? On Thursday, October 29, these personas all convened in SGPIA Professor Nina Khrushcheva’s Media and Politics of Propaganda class to address one another on a topic of their choice. Of course these weren’t ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable Cities

Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable CitiesWith: Student Organizers Anna Marandi (EPSM) and Taylor Drake (BAFA)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA) I’m here with two members of the New School’s Sustainable Cities Club. Do you guys want to go ahead and introduce yourself? Anna: I’m Anna Marandi, I’m a second year graduate ...
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Going Off Grid: Epsm Student Simon Henschel Brings Power Systems to Remote Communities

Repost from The New School News.While stationed in Laos in 2010, Simon Henschel embarked on a two-day journey to Nam Kha, driving 200 miles along unpaved roads and rural lanes to reach the village in the country’s mountainous northern region.Arriving in Nam Kha, Henschel came upon a hard-working agrarian community that was deeply connected to ...
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Milano Alumni Ambassador Program Appoints New Members

We are pleased to announce the following alumni, staff, and faculty appointed to serve as working group co-chairs, staff liaisons, and faculty liaisons for the Milano Alumni Ambassador Program ...
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The Unconventional Julien J. Studley

Julien J. Studley's contributions to The New School are well known by many on campus, but some students might not be as familiar with the remarkable life of SGPIA’s namesake and long-serving trustee. A film produced by The New School--The Unconventional Julien Studley--offers an intimate tribute to Julien Studley, who passed away on October 13, ...
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Feet In Two Worlds Launches Voto2016

Feet In Two Worlds has launched an online fundraising campaign to support development of the Voto2016 app. The Voto2016 app will encourage greater participation in the democratic process by young Latino voters. Latinos are the nation’s fastest adopters of smart phones. The Voto2016 app will reach young Latinos on their phones with an interactive environment, ...
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Mario Marin Announced as New Milano Alumni Ambassador Chair

I am pleased to announce that Mario Marin, class of ‘95, has been appointed Milano Alumni Ambassador Chairperson. Mario Marin is a senior executive who has worked in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors for over 20 years ...
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Prof McCandless speaking at Conference on Peacebuilding

Professor McCandless is participating in a conference “Strengthening Peacebuilding Policy through Civil Society Empowerment” this week (October 25-7), at the University of Notre Dame ...
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Summer 2015 Home Games: Milano Students Consult for Youth Baseball Leagues

This summer six Milano graduate students had the opportunity to participate in a short-term, consultancy with a foundation supporting the development of youth baseball league–and receive a stipend for their work ...
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Prof. Darrick Hamilton Quoted in The Network Journal

Director of Milano Doctoral Program and Associate Professor of Urban Policy Darrick Hamilton has been quoted in The Network Journal for "Dream Averted: The Disappearing Black Middle Class." Since 2008, unemployment has gone down and the deficit is down. Though these numbers show progress, Black families continue to struggle. The lasting effects of slavery is ...
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SGPIA Professor Sean Jacobs & Blog Africa Is A Country Weigh In On Student Protests in South Africa

SGPIA Professor Sean Jacobs and his blog Africa is A Country have proven to be an important voice in the global narrative surrounding the protests of university students that flared last week in South Africa. The protests ignited after an October 13th announcement that the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg would raise tuition fees by ...
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Nonprofit Governance: Concepts, Visions, and Perspectives

When Antonin Wagner, Emeritus Professor of Management at the Milano School, was asked to serve as guest editor of a special issue of Administrative Sciences on nonprofit governance, he found himself reflecting on the relationship of social theory and practice articulated by The New School’s émigré community of the 1930s. Following their lead, Antonin in ...
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