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0426, 2017

Hill and Ciruli: President Trump’s First 100 Days

By University of Denver |April 26, 2017

On May 1, Dean Christopher Hill and pollster Floyd Ciruli will present an analysis of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days at the University of Denver’s Korbel School.The White House’s successes, failures, the polling results and where American foreign policy is headed are the topics. The White House may deny the historical standard is important, but they are rushing to put points up the final week. But, most importantly, it is useful to pause after the intense 14 weeks of the Trump adm...
0426, 2017

Brooke Dickson-Knowles ’00 MPA is now Acting Director of Privacy Management and Compliance for Department of Energy’s Privacy Program

By Syracuse University |April 26, 2017

Brooke Dickson-Knowles is now senior IT manager and privacy specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In her new role, Dickson-Knowles manages the Department’s implementation of and compliance with federal laws, regulations, policies, and practices that protect the privacy of individuals who share their personal information with the Department. This new role comes after over 10 years of experience in the public sector as an information management and privacy specialist. Before ...
0426, 2017

FAQs: The Reply Deadline & What Happens Next

By Johns Hopkins University |April 26, 2017

The April 20 response deadline is long and gone, and the May 1st response deadline is almost here. If you're a fellowship recipient who submitted by April 20, you're probably wondering where your Hopkins ID is, among other things. If you're a non-fellowship recipient, you're probably wondering how to make sure everything is completed on time. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the reply process. When is the deadline exactly, exactly? Like I mean EXACTLY...We want to begin ...
0426, 2017

Laura Bloomberg Named Dean of Humphrey School of Public Affairs

By University of Minnesota |April 26, 2017

University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson has announced the appointment of Laura Bloomberg as dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, effective June 12, 2017. The appointment is for a two-year term, subject to the approval of the Board of Regents, and accompanies the provost’s announcement of plans to launch a national search in 2018. Dr. Bloomberg has served as associate dean and principal academic officer since 2013 and as dean, will serve as the chi...
0426, 2017

Trump Trying to Put Points on the Board

By University of Denver |April 26, 2017

Donald Trump, who lives for ratings and is hypersensitive about crowd size, claims he’s no longer interested in the “first 100-day” standard. In fact, the White House has been obsessed about it for weeks, holding branding meetings and claiming that “no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.” Most recently, President Trump has made clear he needs “points on the board” by April 29 and is trying to revive health care.For the Korbel School and Crossley Center, the h...
0426, 2017

Professor McClennen goes viral in Vox video on satire, the media, and Trump

By Pennsylvania State University |April 26, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State School of International Affairs professor Sophia McClennen went viral earlier this month, racking up millions of views in what is now Vox’s most successful video ever. With over 1.4 million views on YouTube and 17.4 million views on Facebook, “Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump” draws on McClennen’s extensive research and expertise on the role and importance of satire to examine how the nation’s leading satirists are often doing...
0426, 2017

They are professors. They were Fletcher students.

By Tufts University |April 26, 2017

One day a random thought popped in my head: There are a lot of Fletcher alumni on the faculty.  And they span a broad range of experience.  Some are early in an academic career while others are already on their second career, having worked many years in government, business, or NGOs before returning to the Hall of Flags.  Still others are wearing two hats — spending part of their time at Fletcher and the remainder at a different school or organization. I pulled together a list and share...
0426, 2017

Career Coaches: another perk for our Seeples

By Columbia University |April 26, 2017

SIPA’s Office of Career Services (OCS) offers numerous ways to assist current students with their job search and professional networking. One of these ways is the SIPA Career Coaching (SIPACC) program, which was created by OCS as a supplement to its services. While OCS advisors will continue to provide counsel with regard to career advising services and general industry knowledge, SIPACC coaches are experts in their field who can offer industry-specific knowledge for current students who are c...
0425, 2017

Catch Up on Recent Episodes of Politics & Polls!

By Princeton University |April 25, 2017

Catch Up on Recent Episodes of Politics & Polls!Apr 25, 2017Under President Donald Trump, the political landscape changes daily. Catch up on recent episodes of Politics & Polls with professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang, as well as special guests each week. Recent episodes include: Politics & Polls #40: The 115th Congress with Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) Politics & Polls #39: National Security with Gen. David Petraeus Politics & Polls #38: Unraveling the ‘Trump-Russia Saga...
0425, 2017

Celebrating Alumni Publications: Castrilli, Ernst and Kaifala

By Syracuse University |April 25, 2017

Join the Maxwell and Syracuse University community on Thursday to hear from Joseph Ben Kaifala ESQ., founder of the Jeneba Project, Inc., co-founder of the Sierra Leone Memory Project, and author of Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War an historical narrative covering various periods in Sierra Leone’s history from the fifteenth century to […]...
0425, 2017

A welcoming community

By Tufts University |April 25, 2017

This week, Tufts University released a video to welcome newly admitted students, and particularly international students, to all of its undergraduate and graduate schools.  Featuring several current Fletcher students, with Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti the first of the speakers, the video expresses a view that is fundamental to the university, and even more deeply embedded at Fletcher: We all benefit from a diverse international community.   Even the mayors of Boston, Medford, and Somerville joined...
0425, 2017

Gana la libertad. Gana Europa.

By IE University |April 25, 2017

Gana la libertad. Gana Europa. Francia se aleja del caos. Europa respira. Gana Macron en la primera vuelta. La victoria de Emmanuel Macron en esta primera vuelta ha supuesto un enorme alivio para todos los demócratas. Francia estaba en entredicho y no podía permitirse el lujo de navegar en las procelosas aguas del populismo que no llevan más que al caos, a la pérdida de libertades y en definitiva, a la pérdida de la tan venerada democracia, por la que tantos murieron en el pasado. Los valor...
0425, 2017

2017 Student Life Insight Series – Post #17

By Harvard |April 25, 2017

Public Policy: Havana NightsHiram Rios Hernandez, MPP ’17, Tours the Revolutionary Square in Havana During the 2017 Cuba Trek.Sandy beaches, tropical cocktails, and coastal towns flooded with college students –you’re quite familiar with the stereotypical Spring Break experience. However, Harvard Kennedy School students are eternally dissatisfied with clichés, and are hungry for substance and adventure. Thus, the tradition of treks was born at HKS.Treks can be thought of as alternative bre...
0424, 2017

21st Annual Symposium Held by Students & Alumni of Color

By Princeton University |April 24, 2017

21st Annual Symposium Held by Students & Alumni of ColorApr 24, 2017Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC), a Woodrow Wilson School student-led organization, held its 21st annual symposium on April 8-9, 2017. SAOC's mission is to bring together students, alumni and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of...
0424, 2017

Five-Year Update: Philippa Brown, F11

By Tufts University |April 24, 2017

Though we’re tip-toeing up to their six-year post-graduation mark, I’m happy to introduce another member of the Class of 2011.  Philippa Brown completed the one-year mid-career MA program, and is now a consultant specializing in designing and implementing programs focused on counter-terrorism and stabilization, as well as early recovery work in conflict environments.  Her bio further says that, “She has just completed a three-year posting to the British Embassy Mogadishu, Som...
0424, 2017

La posible victoria terrorista

By IE University |April 24, 2017

Francia ha sido golpeada de nuevo por un ataque terrorista. Esta vez en el centro de París y a pocos días de la primera ronda de las elecciones presidenciales. Al margen de las graves consecuencias inmediatas, como la pérdida de vidas o los daños materiales producidos por el propio ataque, lo realmente preocupante es la posible reacción colectiva a estos incidentes. Solo a través de la manipulación del comportamiento colectivo pueden los terroristas infligir verdadero daño en nuestras so...
0424, 2017

2018 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #1

By Harvard |April 24, 2017

This post kicks off a series focused on planning for our next application cycle. The series will use 2018 as the year in the title because those who apply this year will be vying for a spot in classes starting in 2018.  I am typing this right after the conclusion of an Admissions Committee meeting. We used the meeting mainly to reflect back on the past cycle. Based upon the conversation there are likely to be some changes to the application, and when/if changes are finalized I...
0424, 2017

Columbia University unveils new campus sustainability plan

By Columbia University |April 24, 2017

Just in time for Earth Day last week, Columbia University pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent in the next three years through a mix of energy conservation and efficiency measures under its first campus sustainability plan. The three-year plan, released a day before Earth Day, represents a practical fulfillment of the sustainability […]...
0423, 2017

Kul Kapri ’13 MA (Econ)/’14 PhD (Econ) is now assistant professor of economics at Rowan University

By Syracuse University |April 23, 2017

Kul Kapri has joined the faculty at Rowan University as an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Political Science and Economics. His research interests include international economics, development economics, labor economics and applied econometrics. His recent work focuses on labor market outcomes and trade policy, trade orientation and firm performance, offshoring, and remittances. His work has been published in International Review of Economics & Finance and Developm...
0423, 2017

Rand Wentworth, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, to host Virtual Information Session

By Harvard |April 23, 2017

Join Rand Wentworth, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, for an admissions virtual information session on May 1st, 2017 at 2:00PM. Click here to register.The Center for Public Leadership announced Rand Wentworth as its first Louis Bacon Fellow in September 2016. He is the President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, a conservation organization of more than 1,000 member land trusts that advocates policy to save millions of acres each year. His involvement aligns with CPL’s ...
0421, 2017

You’re Invited: Open Events At Johns Hopkins SAIS April 24-April 28

By Johns Hopkins University |April 21, 2017

Johns Hopkins SAIS hosts hundreds of events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Offering a wide spectrum of viewpoints on current global issues, these events give students the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in various industries. While many of these events are exclusive to Johns Hopkins SAIS students and alumni, a number are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us for some of the events below.His Exellency K. Shanmugam is set to visit Johns Hopki...
0421, 2017

Q&A with Cindy: Transportation tips and tricks

By Tufts University |April 21, 2017

Returning to the Fletcher Admissions inbox and the many questions within, Admissions Graduate Assistant Cindy tackles a student life question. New Fletcher students often wonder how they’ll get around town without access to a car.  Have no fear!  There are plenty of options available for you to get to and from campus, and also ways for you to get to popular areas in neighboring cities. Many students live within walking distance of the campus.  Depending on where you live, you might be s...
0421, 2017

Join Seeple Groups for the camaraderie

By Columbia University |April 21, 2017

PA Andrew Liu shares what it's like co-leading a new SIPA program, known as Seeple Groups....
0420, 2017

2017 Recruitment Travel – Post #1

By Harvard |April 20, 2017

Representatives of HKS often travel to meet with prospective applicants and this post will be the first of many noting our planned travels for this year. Although we are committed to visit several locations, many of the details are still pending and when we finalize event information we will make posts to this blog. Many of our students travel during the summer and will lead sharing sessions and alumni also kindly assist us in our outreach efforts. Last year we had over 50 student/alumni-l...
0420, 2017

The End Of The Semester Is Drawing Near

By Johns Hopkins University |April 20, 2017

The end of the semester is drawing near and the craziness associated with final exams, papers, presentations, and projects is imminent. Although I am looking forward to the summer break, I’m anxious about all the tasks I need to complete prior to being free. I spent most of the end of last week working on a Pecha Kucha for my Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development course. For those of you who may not be familiar with this, a Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which several pictures ar...
0420, 2017

Ambassador Deane R. Hinton, F52

By Tufts University |April 20, 2017

In March, the foreign service world lost a diplomat with an astounding career.  Ambassador Deane R. Hinton, whose many life accomplishments included a degree from Fletcher in 1952, died at the age of 94. Deane R. Hinton, center, the United States ambassador to El Salvador, in San Salvador in 1983. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The American Academy of Diplomacy summarized Ambassador Hinton’s 48-year diplomatic career as starting in 1946 with his first assignment as a foreign service offi...
0420, 2017

Insight From the Frontlines: Understanding the Refugee Crisis in the European Context

By Johns Hopkins University |April 20, 2017

The Global Security and Conflict Management Club this spring has organized two  migration Study Treks - one to Athens/Lesvos, Greece (March 19th to March 24th) and the second to Lampedusa, Italy (April 30th to May 3rd). These student led initiatives allow SAISERS to further compliment their studies by combining theory with practice. SAIS Europe First Year MA International Relations Concentrator Diane Bernabei, shared her experiences travelling to Greece below.It is not uncommon to hear from...
0419, 2017

Have you met Yadira?

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |April 19, 2017

Hello everyone! My name is Yadira and I’m the new Graduate Admissions Counselor here in the Elliott School Grad Admissions Office! My duties in admissions include Visa processing for international students, local recruitment, managing our social media accounts, and always having snacks and candy ready for when the munchies strike I was born & raised in San Diego and graduated in 2015 with a BA in Political Science from Sonoma State University. I worked for a year at the Elliott School...
0419, 2017

Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) recently published, “Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South”

By Syracuse University |April 19, 2017

Greg Ahlgren’s latest novel, Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South, was recently published. A historical novel told from the point of view of enlisted combatants on both sides, as well as from the point of view of a woman who served as the chief Union spy, Fort Fisher tells the story of the four-day battle between the combined forces of the Union Army and Navy against the Confederate Army at Fort Fisher. In addition to his work as an author, Ahlgren has been a crimi...
0419, 2017

What Can You Do With A Policy School Degree? Post #8

By Harvard |April 19, 2017

Prospective applicants will sometimes ask what kinds of employment opportunities and/or initiatives are pursued by those who earn a policy school degree, and in this series we are highlighting some of our alumni.What can you do with a policy school degree? You can mobilize resources to join the Teach for All network.A few days ago Teach for Vietnam officially joined Teach for All, becoming the 44th TFA global partner. The journey to this accomplishment took HKS alumnus  Phuc Hu...