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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 jungle during 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 was ...
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Milano Assistant Professor Rachel Meltzer Op-Ed: “Why Support Small Businesses? It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid!”

Assistant Professor of Urban Policy Analysis & Management, Rachel Meltzer, recently posted an Op-Ed to City Limits on the importance of supporting small businesses.  In her piece, Meltzer maps out 5 key benefits of the uplifting and support of small businesses on the local level, writing that “Certainly, we need to think about public interventions ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New Black School

With: Student Member Shannon Smith (Media Studies)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA)DD: Please describe what you do for the New Black School.SS: “I’m a student member of the organization. I help oversee general members, board members and coordinate events and activities that allow New Black School student to network and interact with people that ...
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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 2nd, ...
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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 Economic ...
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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, on how to ...
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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 years worth of correspondence records between the City of Cape ...
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