Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy

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Recent PhD Public and Urban Policy Posts

 

Milano Alum NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to Speak March 26th

Join us for a discussion with Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller since 2007, and graduate of Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Public and Urban Policy (’88) on his efforts as trustee of America’s third largest state pension fund to shape corporate policies and practices on environmental, social and governance issues and achieve strong returns for the Fund. In his tenure as State Comptroller, the New York State Pension Fund has been one of the most active in the U.S. in promoting sustainable business practices among its portfolio companies on a wide range of issues, including climate change, board ...

Darrick Hamilton to join Bernie Sanders on Televised Town Hall Panel

Senator Bernie Sanders will hold a televised town hall on March 19th to address the issue of economic inequality. Tune in live as Milano Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Darrick Hamilton joins Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), and filmmaker Michael Moore on the four-person panel.  "The town hall, called “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” will take place from 7 to 8:30 pm ET before a live audience in the auditorium of the U.S. Capitol. It will be broadcast online with the help of the event’s digital media partners, The Guardian, ...

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton Confronts Inequality Through Economics

"The Milano School and New School for Social Research faculty member has been in high demand amid growing public awareness of racial, gender, and class inequality. A self-proclaimed stratification economist, Hamilton has spent his career solidifying a theoretical approach that takes into consideration structural factors — public policy, intergenerational wealth transfer, prejudice in hiring and housing — in understanding and addressing economic and health disparities. Baby bonds are designed to do just that, providing a path to economic mobility for all Americans — not just the wealthy few." Full Story at The New School News ...

Professor Darrick Hamilton featured on No Jargon

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton was just featured on Episode 78 of No Jargon!  "Poverty can persist in the same communities for generations, especially communities of color. Professor Darrick Hamilton walks through the policies that prevent people from moving up in the economy and proposes solutions from jobs to schooling to banking."  Watch and listen to this episode here ...

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz’s article featured on American Prospect

Urban Policy Professor Alex Schwartz co-authored a piece entitled "Trump's housing hypocrisy" for the American Prospect. "Trump is wealthy today because of government housing subsidies. While still a young man, he inherited his father Fred's real-estate empire, worth tens of millions of dollars. The senior Trump made his fortune by building middle-class housing financed by the Federal Housing Administration."  Read more here ...