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GPIA Alumna Mary Robbins on the Economics of Paternity Leave

Alumna Mary E. Robbins recently co-authored an article for Time Magazine discussing the conflict around paternity leave in Brazil for city employees, which may be extended from 5 days to 30 days. The article reads: Many government officials at the local and federal level in Brazil… believe allowing 30 days of paternity leave will disrupt worker productivity and …

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Sean Jacobs Provides World Cup Insights


Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, and founder of the blog Africa is a Country has been widely recognized lately for his insights and commentary on the FIFA World Cup. Last week, his article for Al Jazeera America asked “Why is FIFA Tolerating fans in Blackface at the World Cup?” In the article, Jacobs also …

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Alumna Emily Miller Continues Latin America Focus Researching at Brookings Institution


“[Central Americans displaced by criminal violence] is an issue that truly needs more research given rising levels of violence paired with a severe lack of data. Bringing these varied perspectives together [at the February round table] had a real added value in beginning to understand where the holes are in our current knowledge, what the people on the ground know, and what the policymakers need to know to be more effective.”

Days of Fighting and Days of Glory: a short film

This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela of Maré in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An unpacified favela is a slum community situated in an urban area where state police is not actively present. The films were focused around the theme of play, as selected by the NGO Viva Rio. At the conclusion of the workshop, each student presented their own film to teachers, families and friends. As part of the 2012 Brazil IFP, The New School provided cameras to students associated with Luta Pela Paz (Fight for Peace) —an organization located in Maré and where we worked. Luta Pela Paz teaches kids about boxing, martial arts and capoeira. In addition to these mental and physical building courses, the kids are required to take citizenship courses on human rights. During our workshop, the students were cautioned not to film outdoors, as they would run the risk of accidently photographing drug traffickers. But despite these restrictions, the students found ways to film and construct their own narratives. In this personal narrative, 13-year-old Lucas not only explores the impact of sports on his life,  but also attempts to overcome a brush with death, and […]

Where Is The Baile Funk Going?

In collaboration with the NGO Meu Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a summer 2012 International Field Program team (Marta Tartar, Vanessa Griggs, and Alejandra Sacio) created a documentary following the campaign to revoke Resolution 013, which gives the police the power to allow or prohibit any cultural, artistic, and social event in Rio based on any …

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