Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy

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Recent PhD Public and Urban Policy Posts

 

Milano Community Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Levi

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Doctoral student and long-time Milano community member Elizabeth Levi. Over the past decade, Elizabeth undertook doctoral studies at Milano under the direction of Bob Beauregard, Howard Berliner, David Howell, and Darrick Hamilton. Elizabeth’s work sought to explore how North American Jewish donor support of Israel contributed to building shared society between Jews and Arabs, as framed in the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which assures equality for all citizens. She was guided by Rabbi Tarfon (Pirke Avot 2:21) in her ABD status at the time of her passing: "It ...

Milano Students Co-author New Report Released by the Center for New York City Affairs

In 2016, New York City rolled out a small pilot project intended to address a problem that many in the city had long ignored or taken for granted: While New York’s public school population is one of the most diverse in the country, it is also one of the most starkly segregated by race and class. The pilot—called the Diversity in Admissions initiative—grew quickly. A new report, released by the Center for New York City Affairs (CNYCA), assesses the promises and limitations of the Diversity in Admissions initiative, as well as its outcomes so far. The report, “Promising Outcomes, Limited ...

Congratulations to Our Spring 2018 Graduates!

Please enjoy these highlights from Milano's Master's, PhD, and Certificate Candidates Recognition Ceremony held on May 17, 2018.  Student speaker Monae Sheron Evans praised the graduating class saying, "You all are truly inspirational, not only for the innovative work you will go on to do, but for the work many of us here tonight have already been doing." You can read Monae's full address here.  Enjoy a slideshow of the evening's celebration.  2018 Student Awards Recipients of the Distinguished Student Award Anastasiya Filippova Brianda Jeanett Quinones Salgado Amber Nicole Thomas  Recipient of the John Clinton Outstanding Environmental Policy and Sustainability ...

Alex Schwartz featured in The Conversation

Professor of Public and Urban Policy, Alex Schwartz offers his take on Ben Carson's recent housing reform plans  "The Trump administration recently proposed fundamental changes to how the federal government helps low-income families pay for housing. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson claims his “welfare reform,” which would jack up rents on the poorest Americans and impose stricter work requirements, would promote self-sufficiency and make federal housing assistance fiscally sustainable. As someone who has studied, taught and written about housing policy for more than 25 years, I believe the proposal would do nothing of the kind." Read the Full Article ...

In the Media | Darrick Hamilton

Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at Milano and NSSR and Director of Milano's Doctoral Program, is back in the news—this time in Slate, where a report by him and William Darity of Duke University was referenced by Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie. Bouie highlights Hamilton and Darity's report demonstrating that "the racial wealth gap was not produced by supposed black pathology and cannot be closed by individual effort." Rather, echoing Hamilton's work, the cause is "structural," he writes.  ...