John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies


MSPA 1995 20th Class reunion
                  Alumni from Public Affairs Class of 1995 celebrate their 20th class reunion


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Points of Pride 2.0 and Faculty, Student, and Alumni Accomplishments


Professor Christian Weller penned a Huffington Post piece on older entrepreneurs and his monthly Economic Snapshot: July 2015.

Padraig O'Malley's The Two-State Delusion argues that a two-state solution is no longer viable in Israel and Palestine. Critics call the book "well-researched" and "highly recommended."

Kudos to doctoral candidate Abigail Kabandula who was accepted to the 2015 Workshop in Oslo on "The Evolution of U.N. Peace Operations: Contemporary Challenges and Requirements."

Gerontology's Beth Dugan recently presented at the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, DC. Her talk reflects joint faculty-student research on healthy aging in Massachusetts.

Ann Bookman and Christa Kelleher from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy comment on Latina's gender wage gap and legislation aimed at strengthening the gender pay equity law. 

Public Policy alum Phil Granberry, PhD commented in Boston Globe piece, "Dominican Crisis Yields Political Lessons for Boston's Latino Community."

New from the Center for Governance and Sustainability: Global Leadership Dialogue: UN Systems Scholar: Lorraine Elliott and Issue Brief: "Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Moving Beyond Women as a 'Quick Fix' for Development."

This summer, David Matz taught mediation and negotiation classes at our partner university, Xiangtan University Law School. He also did a workshop for 60 judges, lawyers, and law professors, and delivered the law school commencement address.


“McCormack Graduate School is a jewel – it’s very economical, the focus on social justice, it’s the place to be. I’m having a wonderful experience.” -- Ron Marlow, PhD student

“I received 8 pages of typed feedback from my professor. Now that’s an investment in my success.” -- Deborah McFee, PhD student

"The best thing about this program was the diverse backgrounds of my classmates. They helped me better understand some of the conflicts in the world by sharing their real conflict stories with me." -- Evrim Baskaraagac, MA alumna
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