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0324, 2017

The Value of Maxwell Degrees – The Competitive Edge Employers Are Looking For

By Syracuse University |March 24, 2017

I am pleased to share the following Guest Blog from Laura McArdle of the Maxwell School’s Center for Career Development.  Thank you, Laura! Value of Maxwell Degrees: The Competitive Edge Employers Are Looking For This week, our office released our annual employment statistics for the most recent class of MPA and IR students, graduating between […]...
0324, 2017

Senator Tammy Duckworth (ESIA MA ’92) to deliver GW commencement address in May

By George Washington University |March 24, 2017

February 21, 2017 Combat veteran, Purple Heart recipient and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) will deliver the George Washington University's commencement address before an audience of 25,000 graduates, friends and family members on May 21 on the National Mall. "Sen. Duckworth is one of the George Washington University’s most distinguished alumni,” said George Washington University President Steven Knapp. “From her military service to her tireless advocacy on behalf o...
0324, 2017

Policy Simulation Residency: Spring 2017

By Johns Hopkins University |March 24, 2017

Capstone residencies are essential components of the Global Policy Program. These intense, multi-day exercises take students outside the standard classroom and challenge them to apply lessons learned from their coursework.During this month's three-day simulation, GPP students worked in teams representing major states to negotiate a resolution meant to address a crisis in a fictitious country plagued by famine and civil war. After 15 hours of countless meetings in both formal and informal session...
0324, 2017

Waterston to publish book

By University of Minnesota |March 24, 2017

Colleen Waterston (MDP ’13) conducted interviews all over the world and wrote a book that is due to be released in June. Waterston currently is a consultant with the Strategic Applications International.Read more about her book here.Connect with Colleen on LinkedIn....
0324, 2017

Schulman hosts biweekly podcast

By University of Minnesota |March 24, 2017

Loren DeJonge Schulman (MPP ’05) has begun hosting a biweekly podcast, Bombshell, about national security and defense issues. Schulman currently works for the Center for a New American Security.Connect with Loren on LinkedIn....
0324, 2017

Levingston joins city of Sandy Springs

By University of Minnesota |March 24, 2017

Vanessa Levingston (MPA ’09) recently joined the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia as a construction specialist. She formerly was a program specialist at Perimeter Construction Outreach.Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn....
0324, 2017

Cavin begins work with U.S. Department of State

By University of Minnesota |March 24, 2017

Meredith Cavin (MPP ’15) has begun work with the U.S. Department of State as the media and civil society outreach coordinator in Tanzania. She formerly worked at Chemonics International.Connect with Meredith on LinkedIn....
0324, 2017

Faces of Fletcher Women

By Tufts University |March 24, 2017

As we close out March, the month that includes International Women’s Day, let me point you toward a feature on Fletcher’s Facebook page.  Clicking on the photo below will take you to the site, and then you can click each individual photo to read the women’s stories. ...
0324, 2017

Politics & Polls #35: The Future of Conservatism in a Trump Era

By Princeton University |March 24, 2017

Politics & Polls #35: The Future of Conservatism in a Trump EraMar 24, 2017The election of President Donald Trump has challenged the political machine of conservativism. Now, many on the right are grappling with how to make sense of “Trumpism” and whether it fits into the conservative movement that’s been developing over the past few decades. A new policy and political journal, “American Affairs,” aims to intellectualize the Trumpism movement as it unfolds. The publication is led b...
0323, 2017

Germany vs. U.S. – Policy and Political Battleground

By University of Denver |March 23, 2017

The Trump-Merkel Oval Office visit was frigid. No handshake and no consensus on the mission and scope of the Atlantic alliance. Donald Trump and his “America First” team are more interested in a Cold War with Germany and Western Europe’s establishments than with Russia.President Donald Trump meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office on March 17, 2016 | Evan Vucci/APThe difference in core issues and values were significant: immigration, NATO, trade and the EU.ImmigrationMerke...
0323, 2017

2017 Student Life Insight Series – Post #14

By Harvard |March 23, 2017

Kristell Millan is an Arizona native and currently a first-year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she serves as the Managing Editor of the Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy. Her professional interests are focused on economic development, social entrepreneurship, financial innovation, and the intersection between the public and private sector. Kristell previously worked for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education...
0323, 2017

Interview with MAIS Student Christian Flores

By Johns Hopkins University |March 23, 2017

Christian Flores is a first year HNC Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) student from Queens, New York. Christian desires to work in the Foreign Service and obtain a PhD. He is involved in HNC’s Book Club and Hit Workout group on campus. He also started the bilingual Multicultural Interest Group, which explores the student diversity of HNC. Previous events have included Chinese oral histories, led by two Chinese professors, and a discussion on the movie Moonlight. Read below for Chr...
0323, 2017

Next Week at Johns Hopkins SAIS

By Johns Hopkins University |March 23, 2017

Did you know that 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.October 19, 2016: Prime Minister of ...
0323, 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

By Tufts University |March 23, 2017

Returning the spotlight to our faculty, today we’ll feature Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, who graduated from Fletcher in 1993.  Professor Moghalu is Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy and currently teaches Emerging Africa in the World Economy.  Also note that Professor Moghalu will be one of the keynote speakers at the TEDGlobal 2017 conference to be held in August in Arusha, Tanzania. I arrived in Boston from Nigeria in the fall of 1991 as a mid-care...
0323, 2017

2 things you should review prior to selecting your dream school

By Columbia University |March 23, 2017

PA Andrew Liu gives you some insight into how he weighed the cost of attendance and employment opportunities against other graduate schools two years ago....
0323, 2017

HKS/HLS Joint Degree Student Named President of the Harvard Law Review

By Harvard |March 23, 2017

We are proud to share that an HKS/HLS Joint Degree student has achieved the honor of being the first black woman elected president of the 130 year old HLS Law Journal. ImeIme Umana was also selected as a Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellow at HKS. Below is her profile from the Center For Public Leadership profile book. The full book can be accessed here. ...
0322, 2017

Senator Sam Nunn’s Interview with Atlanta’s NPR Station

By Georgia Tech |March 22, 2017

Senator Sam Nunn, our school's namesake, was recently interviewed by Atlanta's NPR station. In the two-part series, Senator Nunn spoke on North Korea, Trump, Nuclear Weapons and Russia. To listen to part 1 on North Korea, click here To listen to part 2 on Trump, Nuclear Weapons, and Russia, click here ...
0322, 2017

A Career Trek To California

By Johns Hopkins University |March 22, 2017

An integral part of the graduate school experience is participating in professional development opportunities. Across our three campuses, Johns Hopkins SAIS students participate in professional development courses, lunch discussions, and informational interviews, and career treks offered by the Office of Global Careers.Just this week, during spring break, a group of 18 students made their way to California to participate in a series of company visits and alumni networking receptions. Day one of ...
0322, 2017

Nuclear policy specialists

By Tufts University |March 22, 2017

Just yesterday, I posted a link to a profile of Rizwan, a PhD candidate.  And then today, he sent along this fun photo with the explanation below.  This strikes me as a great example of an area (nuclear policy) where there’s no specific Field of Study, but nonetheless, there’s a cluster of expertise that enables students to pursue their objectives — true for so many different focus areas.  (Plus there’s that special Fletcher family aspect, too.) Rizwan’s note to...
0321, 2017

2017 Student Life Insight Series – Post #13

By Harvard |March 21, 2017

Anika Manzoor is a first-year MPP student at HKS. Hailing from Maryland, Anika developed an early passion for activism and public service when, at 12, she co-founded School Girls Unite, a global campaign that combats gender disparities in education through policy advocacy, community awareness-raising, and philanthropy. Since then, she has deepened her commitment to empowering adolescents through education and civic engagement in multiple international contexts. Prior to HKS, Anika was a Fulbrig...
0321, 2017

PhD candidate profiles

By Tufts University |March 21, 2017

Fletcher’s communications folks have been writing profiles of PhD candidates throughout this year.  In total, there are about 60 students in all phases of the PhD program.  Numbers vary significantly year to year, but about 15 are generally here taking courses, and then another dozen are preparing for comprehensive exams.  The remainder are writing their dissertation proposals or the dissertation itself, and for those phases they might be on campus, or they might be off wherever their r...
0321, 2017

My Capstone experience with Barclays Capital

By Columbia University |March 21, 2017

Sadia Afreen discusses the beginning stages of her Capstone assignment....
0320, 2017

Center Virtual Information Sessions from February

By Harvard |March 20, 2017

In February, the Admissions Office sponsored virtual information sessions hosted by Centers at HKS. Read on to learn more about the sessions and listen to the recordings.  The recordings were made using WebEx software. When the links are clicked, you may be asked to install an Add-On or extension to your browser to view the sessions, and there may be a 30 second or more buffering time once the session loads. On February 23rd, staff and students representing the Women and Public Policy Program...
0320, 2017

Spring Breaking

By Tufts University |March 20, 2017

It’s a beautiful day, but the Tufts campus is notably depopulated, thanks to Spring Break.  As I tromped up from my bus this morning, I passed only two students, and it was quiet enough that I could hear a woodpecker on a distant tree.  There were precisely zero people in the Hall of Flags when I walked through. Fletcher students approach Spring Break in a number of ways.  Some folks stay in town, work on internship/job searches, write their capstones, or otherwise use the time to lift ...
0317, 2017

Netherlands Moves Right on Immigration, But Rejects the Chaos of Fringe Nationalism

By University of Denver |March 17, 2017

Geert Wilders and Dutch Prime MinisterMark Rutte | Yves Herman/ReutersImmigration remains a powerful force in European electoral politics as just demonstrated by the Dutch electorate. But, voters rejected the governing extreme of Brexit or the Trump/Bannon anti-EU, anti-Muslim policies that Geert Wilders espoused. Although his Freedom Party picked up a few seats in parliament, it was far less than expected. The current prime minister, Mark Rutte, of the center-right Peoples Party remains the lar...
0317, 2017

I Remember The Feeling…

By Johns Hopkins University |March 17, 2017

In today's student blog post, second-year MA student Ileana Valle reflects on her experience being admitted into Johns Hopkins SAIS.As I look back two years ago, I remember the feeling of anxiety, excitement, and fear all wrapped up into one. For me it was March 13, 2015. I spent much of that day checking my email to see if I had received anything. For me, as I am sure is the case for most in this selection cycle, everything depended on that email. I think back now and feel extremely gratef...
0317, 2017

Nunn School Distinguished Professors Recognized by Georgia House of Representatives

By Georgia Tech |March 17, 2017

General Philip Breedlove, who served as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the US European Command Commander and Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, who served as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff were recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives. The State House Resolution adopted on March 14th recognized their service to our nation and for returning to their alma mater, Georgia Tech, as distinguished professors. They are both distinguished professors at the Sam Nun...
0317, 2017

What would you like to read?

By Tufts University |March 17, 2017

Not only because my well of ideas occasionally runs dry, but more importantly because I aim to provide useful information, I would like to invite readers to answer my three-question survey.  It’s easy-peasy and gives you the opportunity to suggest the topics that student bloggers and I will cover throughout the spring.  I won’t go on, because I’d prefer you apply your time to the survey.  Thanks, in advance, for sharing your ideas! ...
0317, 2017

What would you like to read?

By Tufts University |March 17, 2017

Not only because my well of ideas occasionally runs dry, but more importantly because I aim to provide useful information, I would like to invite readers to answer my three-question survey.  It’s easy-peasy and gives you the opportunity to suggest the topics that student bloggers and I will cover throughout the spring.  I won’t go on, because I’d prefer you apply your time to the survey.  Thanks, in advance, for sharing your ideas! ...
0317, 2017

A Bit About Financial Awards …

By Syracuse University |March 17, 2017

These two weeks are incredibly busy at the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (and a snow day on March 14th did not help!!).  We have gotten many of our email notifications of merit based awards sent out this week, and expect the remainder to be sent no later than Friday, March […]...