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0929, 2016

HNC Alumni Profile: Margaret Myers

By Johns Hopkins University |September 29, 2016

Margaret Myers, Program Director, HNC Certificate 2011, reflects back on her time at the HNC and her experience working as the Program Director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue. Tell us what you are doing now.I am currently the Director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue, a Western Hemisphere Affairs think tank based in Washington, DC. The Dialogue’s China and Latin America Program engages and informs academics, polic...
0929, 2016

In Memory of Helen Crossley

By University of Denver |September 29, 2016

The staff and students at the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research are sorry to hear of the passing of Helen Crossley last Sunday.Helen CrossleyHelen’s gift to the University of Denver Korbel School started an academic center that has provided scholarships for graduate-level students, taught more than 90 students public opinion and foreign policy, and participated in WAPOR conferences in Nice, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina and AAPOR conferences in Anaheim, California and Austin, Te...
0929, 2016

When You Call Korbel…

By Josef Korbel School, Office of Graduate Admissions |September 29, 2016

Remember Gaby?  Gaby is our other lovely second-year students working in the Admission’s Office! In case you forgot… Gaby is in our MA in International Development program, with focuses on non-profit management and the international project cycle.  Before coming to … Continue reading →...
0929, 2016

Ex Libris Stavridis

By Tufts University |September 29, 2016

I wrote last week about skills workshops that the Ginn Library will offer this fall, and there’s no denying that technology (teaching it, managing it) is a major component of the library staff’s work.  But books remain the defining characteristic of a library, and Ginn Library assistant, Lori Zimmerman, recently shared information about a special new collection. Late in August, a delivery arrived from Dean Stavridis’s office: a cart filled with books by Fletcher faculty and a...
0929, 2016

Twitter Talk Thursday is today

By Columbia University |September 29, 2016

Tweet us @ColumabiSIPA with #askSIPA on select Thursdays at 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST and 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST...
0929, 2016

Upcoming Recruitment Travel, Virtual Information Sessions, and Open Houses

By Harvard |September 29, 2016

Representatives of HKS continue to travel in order to meet with prospective candidates and details on both confirmed events and events in progress are below. For events in the planning process, we will post details to this blog and to our recruitment calendar as plans are finalized. We are always looking to add new events so the list below is likely not final.Details on upcoming virtual information sessions are also below, and we expect to add a few more virtual sessions in the future. Links t...
0928, 2016

The Next Four Years: The Environment and Climate Change

By Princeton University |September 28, 2016

The Next Four Years: The Environment and Climate ChangeSep 28, 2016Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years. In the second part of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers Rob Nixon, Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove examine environmental and climate-change issues. Full Story ...
0928, 2016

Duke Kunshan Accepting Applications for Professional Degree in Environmental Policy

By Duke University |September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke Kunshan University is accepting applications for a new international master’s degree in environmental policy (IMEP) which will begin in the fall of 2017. The four-semester, 16-course program is designed to meet the growing global need for leaders who are versed in both Chinese and international environmental issues and policies. “Rapid economic development has transformed the landscape across China and much of Asia. This has brought new opp...
0928, 2016

Don’t forget to connect with us on the road (or virtually)

By Columbia University |September 28, 2016

I’m currently sitting in the backseat of a jet black Dodge minivan, traveling with four of my colleagues at peer institutions on the East  Coast. (The G5: Columbia SIPA, Princeton Woody Woo, Georgetown MSFS, Tufts Fletcher, and Johns Hopkins SAIS.) We’ve greedily piled our luggage and boxes of flyers, booklets, and pens in the trunk. […]...
0928, 2016

Fall 2016 Fellows – Post #1

By Harvard |September 28, 2016

HKS students have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities outside of the standard academic schedule. Fifteen centers and sixty programs affiliated with HKS conduct research, produce publications, cover international, national and local issues of public policy and management, offer fellowships, organize events and support the teaching curriculum.A critical part of all of these activities is bringing practitioners to HKS to interact with students. This post highlights the fellows ...
0927, 2016

Nezhad joins TerraLuna Collaborative

By University of Minnesota |September 27, 2016

Sheila Nezhad (MDP ’12) joined TerraLuna Collaborative in February as a developmental evaluator. TerraLuna is a consulting firm specializing in evaluation, organization and program development, and research.Connect with Sheila on LinkedIn....
0927, 2016

When You Call Korbel…

By Josef Korbel School, Office of Graduate Admissions |September 27, 2016

Meet Mary Kate!  Mary Kate is one of our super awesome first-year student workers in the Admission’s Office. Mary Kate is originally from Fremont, NE – a small town outside of Omaha.  This past summer Mary Kate was enjoying a … Continue reading →...
0927, 2016

Erdogan and Turkey’s Diminished Hopes for Democracy

By IE University |September 27, 2016

Trkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s extra-legal roundup of scores of presumed supporters of the failed July 15 coup against his government is quickly taking its place in modern history alongside Stalin’s purges and China’s Cultural Revolution. This — and Turkey’s demands that the U.S. turn over the cleric-in-exile Fethullah Gülen for trial on charges that include terrorism — further strains U.S.-Turkey relations. U.S. officials publicly stated that the spiral of repression wea...
0927, 2016

DC Idealist bound

By Tufts University |September 27, 2016

In just a few minutes, I’ll be on an airplane to Washington, DC for tonight’s Idealist Grad School Fair.  I’m expecting a busy evening.  Fortunately, I’ve booked in two great alumni, Kiyomi and Margot, and I’m confident we can keep the information flowing without anyone needing to wait in line for too long.  Plus, I get to catch up with two great Friends of Admissions from their student days. I’ll be trying to pick out the question of the evening, as I did ...
0927, 2016

Fall 2016 News and Notes – Post #3

By Harvard |September 27, 2016

This news and notes post focuses on some questions we fielded at our September 26 Open House. While on the topic of our open house, I would also like to take this opportunity to once again highlight our remaining on campus open house events taking place this fall, as well as some upcoming virtual information sessions. Full Day Open House Events for All ProgramsTuesday, October 11: click here to register Monday, November 14: click here to registerFull Day MPA/ID Program Open House Monday, Octob...
0926, 2016

Munoz becomes director at TRIO

By University of Minnesota |September 26, 2016

Minerva Munoz (MPP ’09) has become the new director of TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Minnesota, an organization that strives to ensure equal opportunity in education. She was formerly the director of TRIO Upward Bound.Connect with Minerva on LinkedIn....
0926, 2016

Acharya promoted at UnitedHealth Group

By University of Minnesota |September 26, 2016

Paruj Acharya (MPP ’15) has been promoted at UnitedHealth Group to a healthcare IT database consultant. He was formerly a senior healthcare economics analyst. Connect with Paruj on LinkedIn....
0926, 2016

Kuhn featured on NBC 15

By University of Minnesota |September 26, 2016

Emily Kuhn (MPP ’02) was featured on NBC 15 news (Middleton, WI) for her innovative app that allows busy mothers to stay informed about politics. The 1my Vote app is a free nonpartisan voter app that profiles candidates at a national and state level.Read the article here.Connect with Emily on LinkedIn....
0926, 2016

Post-debate #FletcherChat

By Tufts University |September 26, 2016

You might have heard that there’s a U.S. presidential election coming up in November.  And also that the first of the debates will take place tonight, Monday.  To help you with your day-after processing of the evening’s discussions, join Fletcher’s Professor Daniel Drezner for post-debate analysis.  You can find him on Twitter tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. EDT (UTC -4).  Use #FletcherChat to send your questions. Should you be interested in some background reading, you ca...
0926, 2016

The 2017 PPIA Fellowship application is live

By Columbia University |September 26, 2016

For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and […]...
0926, 2016

Fall 2016 Previous Application Review Notes – Post #4

By Harvard |September 26, 2016

This post is a continuation of the series on my review of applications from the past. When commenting on previous essays, my goal is not to provide a specific template for how to write an effective essay, my hope is that my thoughts will help applicants reflect on ways to highlight their own personal motivations and experiences in unique ways. I will also comment on other parts of the application I am reviewing as I see fit. As stated in the first introductory post, I am not going to adhere to s...
0925, 2016

2016 New Student Post #6: Boris Falatar, MC/MPA Mason

By Harvard |September 25, 2016

I first thought about applying to the Kennedy School eight years ago, while I was serving as political liaison officer at the United Nations in New York. I was in charge of following the Security Council and the General Assembly, analysing debates on peace and security, development and humanitarian affairs, and participating in countless efforts to reform the United Nations. Over three years of following such debates, I realized that certain ambassadors, irrespective of the size and importance o...
0924, 2016

2016 Summer Student Series – Post #19: Faheem Hasan Rathore, MPP 2017

By Harvard |September 24, 2016

Faheem Rathore is an MPP2 student at Harvard Kennedy School and is originally from Jacksonville, FL. At HKS, he is involved with the Harvard Pakistani Student Group and helped organize a trek to Pakistan last year. He received a BA in political science from Davidson College in 2012. Prior to enrolling, he worked in financial risk management, with the Justice Department in the international corruption unit, and on a statewide election in Iowa. He’s a fan of college basketball and Star Wars.It i...
0923, 2016

Politics & Polls #12: All About Debates

By Princeton University |September 23, 2016

Politics & Polls #12: All About DebatesSep 23, 2016The presidential election is at a crossroads as the race is beginning to tighten between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now, we’re entering a season of debates, with the first one kicking off Monday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. from Hofstra University in New York. Some predict this first debate could be the most-viewed in our history. But how might these debates influence voters? Podcast Here ...
0923, 2016

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

By Princeton University |September 23, 2016

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes WrongSep 26, 2016In "Failing in the Field," Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel, a current MPA candidate, delve into the common causes of failure in field research, so that researchers might avoid similar pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, the book delves into failed projects and helps guide practitioners as they embark on their research. From experimental design an...
0923, 2016

MacArthur Foundation Names Quiñonez a 2016 Fellow

By Princeton University |September 23, 2016

MacArthur Foundation Names Quiñonez a 2016 FellowSep 23, 2016The MacArthur Foundation has named José A. Quiñonez a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Quiñonez, who earned a Master of Public Affairs degree in 1998 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, joins 22 additional fellows named to the foundation’s class this year. A financial entrepreneur, Quiñonez helps low-income, immigrant and minority families develop their full economic potential by cr...
0923, 2016

Campus Visits in Georgia, South Carolina, & North Carolina

By Johns Hopkins University |September 23, 2016

Next week, the Group of Five Schools will travel to a series of universities across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to discuss application processes, admissions requirements, financial aid, and career opportunities in the field of public policy and international affairs. Admissions representatives from Columbia, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Tufts will be present.Monday, September 26Kennesaw State University, Information Session:12:00pm to 1:30pmLeadership Room, Carm...
0923, 2016

A question from the fair

By Tufts University |September 23, 2016

Lucas and I staffed the Fletcher table at yesterday evening’s Idealist grad school fair, so I thought I would write about one of the themes that emerged from the questions I heard.  Naturally, there were all the usual GRE-related queries, as well as conversations about application deadlines and other nitty-gritty topics.  But the one that I’ll comment on today has to do with the link between pre-Fletcher professional experience and post-Fletcher goals. There are two ways to talk ab...
0923, 2016

Seeples Spotlight: Meagan Barrera

By Columbia University |September 23, 2016

I’m pleased to share that the Office of Admissions welcomed a new team of Program Assistants (PAs) this semester. So over the next few days I’ll be introducing you to each of them in the form of self-interviews. Say “hello” to Meagan Barrera, a second-year MIA student. Meagan is concentrating on Human Rights and Gender and Public […]...
0923, 2016

Obama’s UN speech reveals paradox at the heart of global politics

By IE University |September 23, 2016

Near the beginning of President Barack Obama’s final speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, he pointed out something really important about the world today: We are living through the best time in human history, but it feels to a lot of us like anything but. “This is the paradox that defines our world today: A quarter century after the end of the Cold War, the world is by many measures less violent and more prosperous than ever before. And yet our societies are fil...