In the Media

More Than a ‘Summer Slump’: How the Loss of Structure Affects Academics ›

The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 15, 2017
Jamie Hagen, a PhD student in the global governance and human security program, talks about the "summer slump" -- a period of isolation between semesters that can heighten symptoms of depression or anxiety for those susceptible to such disorders.

It Takes a Village to Restore Justice in a Prison ›

ACResolution | April 07, 2017
Daria Lyman, a senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development and the founder of UMass Boston's Restorative Justice Project, wrote this article on the connections that are made as a result of the Restorative Justice Project's courses at Concord Prison's medium and minimum security facilities.

Win $1 Million For Your Bright Idea To Fix The World ›

NPR | March 18, 2017
Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, is an ambassador for the New Shapes competition, which is seeking solutions to the world's most pressing problems, such as conflict, climate change, and extreme poverty.

The UN Needs Science Advice Now More Than Ever ›

Research Europe | March 07, 2017
Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School and United Nations Scientific Board member, writes that policy will suffer if the board's work is not renewed.

UN Climate Chief Unable to Secure Meeting with US State Department ›

The Guardian | March 02, 2017
The U.N.'s climate chief has been unable to secure a meeting with the U.S. State Department as President Trump's mulls withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. “I don’t think it’s a good sign – it’s a snub,” said Associate Professor Maria Ivanova of the McCormack Graduate School.

UN Science Board Awaits Its Fate ›

*Research | February 27, 2017
Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School and UN Scientific Board member, says the board should serve the UN secretary-general position, and not just a specific secretary-general.

Ignoring International Environmental Treaties ›

Paste Magazine | February 24, 2017
Maria Ivanova, associate professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, says environmental treaties "level the playing field" and "ensure other countries will have the kinds of regulation and legislation that the United States has.”

European Division Calendar of Events ›

European Reading Room | February 14, 2017
Agron Alibali, a senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, will discuss his new book Friday at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States ›

New Security Beat | February 10, 2017
Stacy VanDeveer, professor of conflict resolution, human security, and global governance in the McCormack Graduate School, says although forms of renewable energy produce less carbon during generation, “the high-tech economy is not that different at the mining end of the stream than the old one.”

Program aims to end criminal careers before they start ›

The Boston Globe | February 06, 2017
The McCormack Graduate School teamed with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to create the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program. “The humanization of the victim to the offender is what really keeps them from reoffending,” said Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development Senior Fellow Daria Lyman.