In the Media

Reflecting on Liberia’s Moment of Reckoning ›

Global News Network | October 07, 2017
Former McCormack Graduate School student Joe Bartuah wrote this column on why he thought yesterday's general and presidential elections in Liberia would be a "moment of reckoning" for the country.

Who Has the Keys to Electric Vehicles? ›

The Boston Globe | September 25, 2017
McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash says "if we clean and smarten the grid, we could power our economy more cheaply without fossil fuels. ... [O]ur air would be cleaner, and Massachusetts would take another giant step forward in averting climate change."

Why CRE Should Want the Wall (No, Not THAT One) ›

Bisnow | September 20, 2017
UMass Boston professors Paul Kirshen and David Levy are interviewed about the feasibility of constructing a four-mile protective storm barrier across Boston Harbor from Winthrop to Hull.

Duck Forum on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change ›

Duck of Minerva | September 14, 2017
Stacy VanDeveer, a professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in the McCormack Graduate School, joined a panel to discuss whether hurricanes Harvey and Irma will influence climate discourse in the United States.

Editorial: Should Boston Build a Sea Wall? ›

WCVB-TV | September 13, 2017
An editorial from WCVB-TV General Manager Bill Fine mentions researchers at UMass Boston are studying whether a barrier could protect Boston and perhaps even neighboring coastal communities from flooding caused by climate change.

Kenya’s Fresh Election Ruling: Just Another Installment in a Highly Contested Process ›

The Conversation | September 10, 2017
Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka, a PhD candidate in global governance and human security in the McCormack Graduate School, wrote this article on how a Supreme Court ruling in Kenya "was not just a victory for Kenyan democracy but for democracy everywhere."

How Can the International Community Do Hurricane Response Better? ›

UN Dispatch | September 08, 2017
Maria Ivanova, director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability and the Global Environmental Governance Project in the McCormack Graduate School, talks about hurricanes Harvey and Irma, UMass Boston's PhD program in global governance and human security and the university's IGERT program.

What a future sea barrier in Boston would look like ›

Boston.com | September 06, 2017
UMass Boston professors studying the feasibility of a Boston Harbor barrier are preparing to release a report this December.

Boston Studying A Hurricane Barrier To Combat Flooding ›

CBS Boston | August 30, 2017
Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen, academic director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab, says rising seas and an intense storm could create a devastating flood that would make Boston "look like from the air the way it did in the 1770s. You’re just going to see the high points."

Could Harbor ‘Gates’ Help Boston During Hurricanes? ›

NECN | August 30, 2017
UMass Boston is working with the city to study how Boston can protect itself from hurricanes as sea levels continue to rise. "“I think one of our challenges is to figure out how we prepare ourselves for a Harvey of the future,” says David Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School.