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Alexandra Bell, International Affairs Alumna, Discusses Her Job at State

Upon graduating from The New School, Alexandra held various positions including nuclear policy research assistant at the Center for American Progress, project manager at the Ploughshares Fund, and public and congressional affairs advisor in the Department of State Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Presently, she is Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State.

Alumni in the News: Ferney Giraldo GPIA ’14 receives Franklin H. Williams Award

Originally from Colombia, Ferney Giraldo has spent over 10 years working in youth and family advocacy and community outreach, both in the U.S. and abroad. From 2008–10, Giraldo served as a Youth and Community Development Volunteer in Guatemala. He worked closely with the local Mayan K’iche community, facilitating life skills education and HIV/AIDS awareness workshops for students, teachers, […]

Alum Mira Weisenthal on Social Justice in Comedy

Mira Weisenthal, an alum of the Organizational Change Management program at Milano, recently attended the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon where she looked at the relationship between social justice and comedy. Although the annual festival is historically diverse and offers a broad range of comedic talent, this was the first year the festival offered all-black and […]

GPIA Alumnus Maximillian Ashwill Discusses Peace Corps, Life at The New School and Working at the World Bank

“The director of the [GPIA], Michael Cohen, once recommended that I take classes based on which professors I wanted to learn from, not based on the actual course description. This was the most valuable advice I received during my time at the New School.

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GPIA Student Natalie Mundy Featured in Film

GPIA student and former Peace Corps volunteer Natalie Munday, is featured for her work with the Silkies of Madagascar. Produced by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the film focuses on Natalie’s work creating a cooperative of women silk weavers which has now become a successful exporting operation for local design and handicraft.

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