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Jul02, 2020

#ElliottProud: Emma Rafaelof

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 2, 2020

Emma Rafaelof is a senior manager on the Policy team of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Before joining ITI, Emma interned at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office of China Affairs focusing on technology policy and intellectual property issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. Additionally, Emma has a background managing startups with a focus on tech-based solutions for language learning and business development. She has also worked extensively with digital media as...
Jul02, 2020

Independence Day Break

By Harvard |July 2, 2020

Please note that all HKS offices will be closed Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 to commemorate Independence Day (July 4 is a National Holiday in the U.S.). Our responses to inquiries may be delayed and we appreciate your patience. ...
Jul01, 2020

Meet Michael Hoffman, HNC Career Services Coodinator

By Johns Hopkins University |July 1, 2020

Student blogger Will Putzier (Certificate '20 + Johns Hopkin SAIS MA '21) is pleased to introduce you to Michael Hoffman (HNC '15), dedicated Career Services Coordinator for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, based in both Nanjing and Washington, DC.Hi, Michael, can you tell us a little about yourself?I am the HNC career services coordinator here at the HNC. I also work for SAIS DC on the Global Careers team. I am their Asia Talent rep, and I run this office at the HNC. I split my time between both cam...
Jul01, 2020

Johns Hopkins SAIS Admissions Blog 2020-07-01 20:35:00

By Johns Hopkins University |July 1, 2020

Student Stories: Leah Danville, MA '21Confronting Global Challenges Through Protective Face MasksWe talked to Leah Danville, MA '20, founder of Bolehlah Accessories, on her efforts to keep people safe during the global coronavirus pandemic by making protective face masks."Leah always wanted to create something that would bring different cultures together in a creative way. She never thought that it would be in the form of face masks to protect people during a global pandemic." Read more of Leah'...
Jul01, 2020

#IncomingElliott: Robin Merritt

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 1, 2020

Robin Merritt will be pursuing a Master of Arts in International Development Studies at the Elliott School, intending to focus on the intersection of gender and conflict in development. She received her Bachelors from the School of International Service at American University where she also studied Spanish language and translation. Robin has worked for the last three years at Creative Associates International, first in the office of Programs and Operations and later as a member of the business ...
Jul01, 2020

Manaved reflects on his Fletcher experience

By Tufts University |July 1, 2020

Manaved joins us today, looking back on an unusual end to his Fletcher student experience: Fletcher, Post-Commencement While I come from a place of bias, the class of 2020 surely seems to be a special one. After the conclusion of the admirably organized commencement on May 18th, it seemed to many as if the fabled Fletcher bubble had finally burst asunder. What usually is a time of travel, goodbyes, and a lot of get-togethers was primarily spent adjusting to the new normal. The usually precariou...
Jun30, 2020

3 Ways International Intelligence Can Help Prepare for the Next Pandemic

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |June 30, 2020

An Interview with Rollie Lal from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. One of the clearest needs and challenges to surface in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is how to gather and communicate reliable intelligence and information. Even as containment and relief efforts are still being developed and deployed in our current crisis, there is a critical need to take steps for combatting the next global health crisis. Whether it is a dramatic resurgence of COVI...
Jun29, 2020

World Peace Foundation introduces “African Voices, African Arguments” podcast series

By Tufts University |June 29, 2020

The World Peace Foundation, one of Fletcher’s most active research centers,  announces “African Voices, African Arguments,” a new podcast series featuring African public intellectuals, scholars, activists, and diplomats on crucial issues of the day. Hosted by Professor and WPF Executive Director Alex de Waal and Professor Abi Williams (both jointly and individually), the series recently recorded its inaugural episode, a conversation with democracy activist Abdul Mohamed, curre...
Jun29, 2020

SIPA CERV – SIPA’s Newest Student Organization

By Columbia University |June 29, 2020

This post is co-authored by Jacob Stern MPA ‘21 and Matthew Miller MPA ’21 (pictured on the far left, and third from the left respectively). One rainy Thursday night this past fall, we were sitting at a local restaurant waiting for some other friends to arrive. While we were talking about what we wanted to […]...
Jun29, 2020

SIPA CERV – SIPA’s Newest Student Organization

By Columbia University |June 29, 2020

This post is co-authored by Jacob Stern MPA ‘21 and Matthew Miller MPA ’21 (pictured on the far left, and third from the left respectively). One rainy Thursday night this past fall, we were sitting at a local restaurant waiting for some other friends to arrive. While we were talking about what we wanted to […]...
Jun26, 2020

Hickenlooper Gets Up and Starts Running

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

John Hickenlooper appears to have acquired his footing and may have actually started to run for the Senate. After a disastrous three weeks of stumbles with an ethics violation charge and weak debate performances, the Democratic establishment and his campaign have started an offensive.A Cascade of MisstepsHickenlooper stumbles in must-win senate race for Democrats, Politico, June 21, 2020Andrew Romanoff is closing the gap after John Hickenlooper’s stumbles, poll indicates, The Sun, June 18, 202...
Jun26, 2020

Hickenlooper Gets Up and Starts Running

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

John Hickenlooper appears to have acquired his footing and may have actually started to run for the Senate. After a disastrous three weeks of stumbles with an ethics violation charge and weak debate performances, the Democratic establishment and his campaign have started an offensive.A Cascade of MisstepsHickenlooper stumbles in must-win senate race for Democrats, Politico, June 21, 2020Andrew Romanoff is closing the gap after John Hickenlooper’s stumbles, poll indicates, The Sun, June 18, 202...
Jun26, 2020

AP and Nick Riccardi Makes Hickenlooper National Headline

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

John Hickenlooper | Alex Brandon/AP, FileThe LA Times headlined, “‘A hot mess’: Former Governor Hickenlooper stumbles into Colorado primary looms,” a lengthy Page 7 story on John Hickenlooper’s ethical censure and verbal missteps. Written by Colorado-based, longtime AP writer Nick Riccardi, it includes numerous local sources. My contribution was that Colorado has changed in its ideological composition since Hickenlooper, the moderate establishment candidate, last ran in 2014. The chang...
Jun26, 2020

The Sun and John Frank Report on Crisis in Hickenlooper’s Senate Campaign

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

“Hickenlooper has put this [race] in play but it shouldn’t be in play.”That was my quote The Sun’s John Frank picked up at a DU panel discussion on the election, Wednesday, June 17. He also quoted panelist Sheila MacDonald.“Hickenlooper has put this (race) in play but it shouldn’t be in play,” Floyd Ciruli, director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver, said during an online political forum Wednesday.“I would agree, Hickenlooper turned th...
Jun26, 2020

President Drops Five Points in a Month; Average Now Ten Points Out

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

President Trump, when he activated his re-election campaign after Memorial Day, was down five points to Joe Biden (May 27, 2020). Today, one month of campaigning later, he’s down ten points and behind by 4 to 8 points in key battleground states (see table below). Notice Trump lost 2 points nationally and more in the key states in the last five days.His shift from the health concerns of the pandemic to the economy has been highly publicized and highly criticized due to increases in infections a...
Jun26, 2020

Romanoff Versus Gardner. Who Wins?

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

If Andrew Romanoff wins the June 30 Colorado Democratic Senate primary, the assumptions concerning the race will change.Very likely the national political analysts who rate election outcomes would reexamine the “likely Democrat” label given the race in the last few months and shift the state to toss-up or competitive (Cook Report currently has seat as “toss-up”). Their assessments had been based on John Hickenlooper being the nominee. They normally cite his money, edge in the polls, havi...
Jun26, 2020

Race and Policing: The Incredible Speed and Spread of Black Lives Matter Movement

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

The speed of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement with accompanying demonstrations and policing proscriptions has been unprecedented. In a few weeks, it has shifted American opinion toward agreement with a host of what have been very controversial opinions about racism in America, concern about police behavior and support for protesters. (See opinions in chart below.) In Colorado, police reform legislation passed in days instead of the usual weeks, months or if at all.Along with the speed...
Jun26, 2020

KOA Interview With Marty Lenz: Hickenlooper Has Turned This Into a Race

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

John Hickenlooper has turned this into a race with his ethics violations, contempt citation and unsteady debate performances. During April and May, the pandemic had frozen Hickenlooper’s lead in first place. But in June, as the state opened up, his campaign came apart. He still has the advantage in name identification from two terms as governor and $4 million in the bank, but establishment Democrats are getting concerned.His performance Tuesday night in the first side-by-side studio debate at ...
Jun26, 2020

KOA Interview With Marty Lenz: Hickenlooper Has Turned This Into a Race

By University of Denver |June 26, 2020

John Hickenlooper has turned this into a race with his ethics violations, contempt citation and unsteady debate performances. During April and May, the pandemic had frozen Hickenlooper’s lead in first place. But in June, as the state opened up, his campaign came apart. He still has the advantage in name identification from two terms as governor and $4 million in the bank, but establishment Democrats are getting concerned.His performance Tuesday night in the first side-by-side studio debate at ...
Jun26, 2020

2020 Student Life Insight Series – Post #15

By Harvard |June 26, 2020

HKS is a proud partner with HBS in offering the opportunity to obtain a joint degree between the two schools. Joint HKS/HBS student Emily Schlichting was recently featured in series on the HBS website and we are cross posting here. Home Region: Omaha, NEUndergrad Education: University of Nebraska, Political Science/Government, 2012Previous Experience: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services...
Jun25, 2020

Trump Heading for November Loss Without Major Repositioning

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

Donald Trump has always been a survivor in his darkest days of business failures, romantic relationship flare-ups and assorted public relations flops. And in 2016, his primary and general election wins defied the odds and the pundits, but today, he’s pushing his luck.The Gallup poll, which has been tracking U.S. presidents since 1936, records that Trump’s June approval rating of 39 percent is the lowest of elected presidents since Jimmy Carter (1980) and George H.W. Bush (1992) and the unele...
Jun25, 2020

Recession Starts, COVID-19 Continues: Twin Towers – Part Seven

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

It is a difficult to describe the direction of the American economy examining the front pages of the most recent Wall Street Journals. Is the economy in for a long struggle or is it as the President says, better than a V-shaped economy, “this is a rocket ship”?Wall Street Journal headlines:Recession in U.S. began in February, 6-6Surprise job gains seeds hope, 6-7Fed plans to keep rates at low level for years, 6-11Dow falls 1800, virus, investors worries, 6-12Few believe the President’s blu...
Jun25, 2020

Washington Post Covers Hickenlooper’s Ethics Problems

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

Jennifer Oldham, Washington Post reporter, covered John Hickenlooper’s ethics controversy and speculated on the impact it could have on the senate primary. My contribution was that Andrew Romanoff would need to get the ethics issue into the campaign narrative with advertising and social media. I suggested the issue damaged Hickenlooper’s reputation and others in the article suggested it could help Cory Gardner if Hickenlooper is the nominee.“The question is whether Romanoff can get it suff...
Jun25, 2020

Senate Race Will be Hot Topic for DU Panel

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

The Colorado Democratic Senate primary has become the main topic among political activists and observers. In a review session for the June 17 Crossley Center/Korbel School panel, the experts will discuss if the Democratic debates could be changing the contours of the race. Join with the panel to review the full range of current political topics.JOIN THE CONVERSATION3:00 PM MDTJUNE 17, 2020PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE HEREPanel moderated by Dean Fritz Mayer of the Korbel School and Floyd Ciruli, di...
Jun25, 2020

KOA Reviews the Democratic Debate

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

April Zesbaugh, Floyd Ciruli & Marty LenzIn an interview with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz on June 10, the Tuesday night 9KUSA Democratic debate was reviewed.I thought the debate, although limited by its virtual format, worked with the candidates side-by-side and Kyle Clark offering questions and time for rebuttal to each. My observations in general:It was the head-to-head exchange Andrew Romanoff wanted, and he made the most of it with well-prepared comments with sharp criticism of John Hi...
Jun25, 2020

Hickenlooper Embattled

By University of Denver |June 25, 2020

After two debates, it’s clear John Hickenlooper wasn’t kidding when he said during his misbegotten presidential campaign that he’s a terrible debater. But, bad performance is not the major problem, rather he’s mispositioned for this Democratic electorate at this moment. His centrist views leave him defensive to a very aggressive Andrew Romanoff, who has adopted the full panoply of liberal Democratic views. This is an electorate that preferred Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren compared ...
Jun25, 2020

#ElliottProud: Daniel Barnhardt

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |June 25, 2020

Daniel Barnhardt works for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in New York City. He holds a MA in Middle East Studies from the Elliott School and a BA in History from Pennsylvania State University. He got started in the humanitarian sector while studying in DC during which time he interned with Save the Children and CARE. He also studied abroad in Lebanon in 2010-2011 and interned there with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA). Seeking to again work with the UN, he was...
Jun25, 2020

Lisa looks back on her Fletcher experience

By Tufts University |June 25, 2020

Today we’ll check in with Lisa, beginning a new professional journey as she continues some Fletcher-related research as an alumna! I cannot believe it has almost been one month since I graduated from Fletcher. Let’s be honest: the end of my Fletcher journey as well as the graduation were not at all what I had hoped for and expected. I moved back to Washington, DC right after the school announced it was moving online. Once busy and noisy DC became all of a sudden quiet and empty. It seeme...
Jun25, 2020

Proud to Celebrate 2020 Pat Tillman Scholar Bradley Snyder

By Princeton University |June 25, 2020

Proud to Celebrate 2020 Pat Tillman Scholar Bradley SnyderJun 25, 2020The Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) community is honored to celebrate Bradley Snyder on his selection as a 2020 Pat Tillman Scholar. The Tillman Foundation honors military members who exhibit a commitment to public service. The Foundation seeks individuals who carry the four values of service, scholarship, humble leadership, and impact. To date, there are 635 Tillman Scholars, and four have called the WWS home for their graduate e...
Jun24, 2020

PBS: Biden Wins Nomination; Gains on Trump

By University of Denver |June 24, 2020

Former VP Joe Biden wears protective face mask duringvisit to meet with black community leaders at the Bethel AMEChurch, Delaware, June 1, 2020 | Jim Bourg/ReutersAs Joe Biden passed the 1,991 delegates needed to become the Democratic nominee after the wave of June 2 primaries, he took advantage of a couple days of positive media attention. But, the news of George Floyd’s death (May 25) and the ensuing demonstrations have dominated the media and national conversation. A PBS segment o...