Tag: Mccormack Graduate School, Public Policy, Social Change, Michael Johnson, David Levy, Miren Uriarte

  1. A Woman President? Lessons From History’s Longest Campaign
    Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and the author of The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency, will be at UMass Boston on November 3
  2. MPA Career Panel 2016
    Join the faculty of the MPA program in celebrating new innovations and another year of academic excellence.
  3. McCormack’s Gerontology Institute Studies Healthy Aging among Rhode Island Seniors
    The report details 120 healthy aging indicators for older adults in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns.
  4. Disaster Recovery and the Management of Destructive Public Conflict in Japan
    Learn about disaster management efforts in Kumamoto and Fukushima and the resulting conflict transformation approaches and post-disaster recovery efforts
  5. MA Office of Public Collaboration Awards $600K in Grants to Community Mediation Centers Statewide
    These centers will be able to continue to deliver important free and low cost local services to primarily low-income citizens.
  6. UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, WBUR, Boston Globe to Host Ballot Debate on Marijuana
    UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR, and The Boston Globe will host a debate Tuesday on whether to legalize the possession and eventually the sale of marijuana by adults.
  7. 2nd Annual Be the Change: Exploring Graduate Programs in Public Service
    Speak with faculty, student, and alumni representatives from McCormack’s doctoral, master’s and graduate certificate programs.
  8. December 2016: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for the final gathering of pizza, beer and socializing
  9. November 2016: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for second installment of pizza, beer and socializing
  10. Career Workshop
    Considering a career in conflict resolution or international affairs? Attend this career workshop with David Matz and Jeff Pugh from 4-5:30 PM.
  11. Refugee Welcome Fair
    This open event provides an opportunity for refugees to meet with you, the local community, and with students, faculty, and staff in a supportive environment.
  12. UMass Boston’s McCormack Grad School, WBUR, Boston Globe Host Ballot Debate on Farm Regulations
    Tuesday’s debate will focus on Question 3, which would prohibit certain forms of confinement of animals raised for eggs or slaughter.
  13. UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School Experts Contribute to Path-Breaking United Nations Report
    The world’s most pressing challenges -- whether climate change, population growth, infectious diseases or massive inequalities of resources – will only be met successfully if science is brought to the task far more effectively, according to a United Nations report drafted by a team at UMass Boston.
  14. October 2016: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  15. Burma Update: Exciting Times in Post-Election Myanmar with Aung Tun
    Aung Tun is a national governance expert at the Asian Development Bank and alum of the UMass Boston International Relations Program.
  16. Immigration and Political Discourse Panel - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series-
  17. How a Consumer Campaign is Impacting the World’s Deadliest War in Congo - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series- Steve Jobs, Celebrities, Cell Phones, and Students: How a Consumer Campaign is Impacting the World’s Deadliest War in Congo with John Prendergast
  18. UMass Boston, WBUR, Boston Globe Kick Off Ballot Question Debate Series
    Marty Walz, Tito Jackson Square Off on Charter School Issue
  19. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Visits UMass Boston
    The Obama administration official talked renewable energy and the role of public universities during a visit to campus Friday.
  20. UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, WBUR, Boston Globe to Host Ballot Debate on Charter School
    UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR, and The Boston Globe will host a debate Tuesday on whether voters should agree to raise the cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.
  21. Public Policy Research Seminar Fall 2016 Aroon Manoharan
    From E-Government to E-Governance: The Promise of Mobile Technologies” Aroon Manoharan is an assistant professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs. Sean Mossey is a public policy doctora
  22. Public Policy Research Seminar Fall 2016 Shunsaku Komatsuzaki
    Emotion and attitude formation in radioactive waste management post-Fukushima” Shunsaku Komatsuzaki, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo
  23. Public Policy Research Seminar Fall 2016 Mark Warren
    Building an educational justice movement: Organizing against the School to Prison Pipeline” project. Professor Mark Warren, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
  24. Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Governance Research Across Time & Topics
    Join us for a talk with the new Graduate Program Director of the Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program. Followed by a mixer at Savin Hill Bar and Kitchen.
  25. Lessons from the 2015 Elections in Nigeria
    Professor Attahiru Jega will review some of the key themes regarding how he tried to reform Nigeria’s notoriously corrupt election system.
  26. Election Ballot Debate: Question 4
    The McCormack Graduate School, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe are hosting a series of live debates on the statewide ballot questions. Question 4 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
  27. Election Ballot Debate: Question 1
    The McCormack Graduate School, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe are hosting a series of live debates on the statewide ballot questions. Question 1 would allow for an additional slots gambling parlor.
  28. Election Ballot Debate: Question 3
    The McCormack Graduate School, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe are hosting a series of live weekly debates on the statewide ballot questions. Question 3 would regulate the treatment of farm animals.
  29. Election Ballot Debate: Question 2
    The McCormack Graduate School, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe are hosting a series of live weekly debates on the statewide ballot questions. Question 2 would raise the cap on charter schools.
  30. New Public Administration Offerings Debut This Fall at McCormack Graduate School
    College launches a new master’s degree in global comparative public administration and adds two new tracks to its traditional MPA.
  31. UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, WBUR, Boston Globe to Host Election Ballot Debates
    UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe will host a series of live weekly debates exploring in depth the four statewide ballot questions to be decided by Massachusetts voters in the November 8 election.
  32. McCormack Center Receives Grant to Continue Free Pension Counseling Services
    The Pension Action Center will continue helping Illinois residents to find lost pensions thanks to a fifth year of funding.
  33. McCormack’s Fall 2016 Meet and Greet
    Please mark your calendars for the McCormack Graduate School Fall 2016 Meet and Greet: Wednesday, September 14
  34. Visiting Scholar to Examine Use of Social Media in Presidential Election
    Professor Eunyi Kim from Incheon National University in South Korea joins the McCormack School as a visiting professor.
  35. Global Environmental Politics Expert Joins McCormack Faculty
    Professor Stacy VanDeveer will serve as the graduate programs director of the PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security.
  36. Questions to Help Your Team Work Better Together
    What can you do to prepare a new group to work well together or help a group in disarray pivot and get back on track? Here are five questions you can ask to help get everyone rowing in the right direction.
  37. UMass President’s Office Funds 3 UMass Boston Visual Art, History Projects
    This year’s recipients are Susan Crandall, director of the Center for Social Policy; David Landon, associate director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research; and Rachel Rubin, director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society.
  38. Transformations in Conservation Governance and Implications for Human Security
    Fieldwork in Kenya is funded by UMass Boston’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellowship. University of Nairobi is a partner institution of the IGERT program
  39. Managing Conflict In Organizational Mergers
    Mergers almost always involve conflict, and it is frequently intense. The approach suggested here won’t make for a conflict-free merger. What it can do is provide a path that will allow you to manage inevitable conflict.
  40. Announcing New Master of Arts Degree in International Relations
    Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, the existing international relations track in the Masters of Public Administration program will be replaced by this new, stand-alone MA degree, giving the program more visibility and helping to meet the needs of a globalizing workplace.
  41. McCormack PhD Student Chosen to Attend International Workshop for Young Scholars
    Congrats to Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy who will attend U.N. workshop in India on international law.
  42. UMass Boston Political Experts Discuss the Rise of Trump at Campus Forum
    Maurice Cunningham and Bob Turner have been studying politics for decades—the former as a UMass Boston professor, noted pundit, and prolific blogger; the latter as a longtime Boston Globe journalist and author of books on Michael Dukakis and Jimmy Carter.
  43. Chancellor’s Awards Highlight Faculty Excellence at 2016 Commencement Ceremony
    Three professors win awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service
  44. Shawn MacMaster Earns Inaugural John W. McCormack Alumni Impact Award
    The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs congratulates MacMaster for his work preventing domestic violence, aiding seniors, and addressing other key public administration issues.
  45. UMass Boston’s Engagement with Global Disasters 2008-2016
    CRSCAD partners with global organizations to explore and provide original perspectives on local and global disasters.
  46. UMass Boston Economist: Paid Leave Proposal Would Expand Access for Mass. Workers
    UMass Boston Analysis Shows Bill Would Level Playing Field for Women, Minorities in Workplace
  47. UMass Boston Hosts First Annual IGERT Research Symposium
    National Science Foundation-funded doctoral fellows present transdisciplinary environmental research on the Horn of Africa.
  48. Managing Difficult Conversations- Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
    Conflict Resolution Workshop: Why is there so much conflict around issues of racial, ethnic, and religious identity? What can you do to address it on your campus or in your community?
  49. Gerontology’s Jan Mutchler Earns Chancellor’s Service Award
    Mutchler’s demographic scholarship and community service extend from local municipalities to the national arena as well.
  50. UMass Boston Launches Fellowship Program to Advance Women’s Public Leadership
    The Fellowship Program for Distinguished Public Service Leaders to Preserve Legacies, Nurture Next Generation
  51. How the Explosive Combination of Sustainability Information with Big Data is Changing Capitalism
    Robert K. Massie, executive director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, will discuss the evolutionary changes that he believes lie in the decades ahead.
  52. Nigerian Bishop to Speak on Religious Conflict and Dialogue
    Bishop Kukah will speak about religious conflicts in Nigeria. Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet one of Nigeria’s leading peacemakers!
  53. N.H. Governor Hassan in Wood Lecture: ‘In Democracy, Everyone Counts’
    New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan visited campus Wednesday to deliver the McCormack Graduate School’s annual Robert C. Wood Lecture of Public and Urban Affairs.
  54. Faculty-student Pair Work to Improve Health Outcomes among Urban Poor in India
    McCormack duo engage in Gates-funded research to study Information Communication Technology to improve tuberculosis treatments adherence.
  55. The Peacemaker: New England Film Premiere Features Life and Work of Padraig O’Malley
    Director James Demo: "The Peacemaker plunges us into the depths of the journey of a man utterly defined by conflict."
  56. CSP and CHW Explore How Lower-Income Families Gain Economic Security
    McCormack Graduate School center co-sponsors important discussion on the cliff effects, the unintended consequences of public policies.
  57. Christiana Figueres, Architect of Paris Agreement, Returns to UMass Boston
    Executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change speaks to packed house at Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  58. Obama Haters, Trump Lovers, and the Future of Hate and Race in America Featuring Algernon Austin
    The 2008 election of Barack Obama as president led many to proclaim that America had become post-racial. But the rise of Donald Trump and Obama-haters show this is not true.
  59. New England Women’s Policy Conference
    Join the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy for the second biennial event focusing on economic security for women and their families.
  60. Meet McCormack Alumna and Center for Social Policy Researcher Brandynn Holgate
    Read how the PhD Program in Public Policy prepared this alumna for her current career.
  61. McCormack Student Wins Competitive Grant to Present Paper on Cycles of Violence in Colombia
    The Middle Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies awarded travel funds to Adriana Rincón to present at their March conference.
  62. UMass Boston Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News and World Report Rankings
    The education programs have risen five spots since their last ranking in 2015; the public affairs program has gained 10 spots since it was last evaluated in 2012.
  63. Public Administration Students Tackle Climate Change in NASPAA Global Simulation Competition
    McCormack Graduate School students put classroom knowledge to use in global competition to provide a solution to climate change.
  64. Spring 2016 Robert C. Wood Lecture of Public and Urban Affairs
    Governor Hassan will engage students and faculty to discuss "What I Learned from my Father about Public Service"
  65. 2016 Gerontology Award Certificate Ceremony
    Please join us as we recognize recipients of the Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Gerontology
  66. UMass Boston Professor Earns Kellogg Foundation Grant to Study School to Prison Pipeline
    McCormack Graduate School's Mark R. Warren studies the impact of local and national school discipline organizing efforts.
  67. UMass Boston Practices What it Teaches, Researches, in Ethiopia
    UMass Boston faculty members and students spent part of the winter break in Ethiopia sharing their scholarship, conducting research, and hosting workshops on environmental issues.
  68. UMass Boston’s COP21 Participants Discuss Paris Pact at Sustainable Solutions Lab Event
    UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, a cross-disciplinary institute launched this semester to address the complex impacts of climate change, convened an expert panel Wednesday to discuss the lessons learned from the Paris Agreement, a historic international accord reached at December’s COP21 co
  69. McCormack PhD Student Honored as Emerging Leader in Global Food Security
    Global Governance student Michael Denney is chosen to join 2016 Next Generation Delegation program.
  70. Accelerated Master’s Program Informational Lunch
    Honors College Students: Thinking about Graduate School?
  71. 2016 Slomoff Lectureship: Iran After the Nuclear Deal - Implications for the Region
    Join the Conflict Resolution Program as they celebrate 30 years of teaching conflict resolution and help us launch the David Matz fellowship. Keynote speaker is award-winning author Tritia Parsi.
  72. McCormack Study Identifies Gaps, Assets, Opportunities in MA Municipal Conflict Resolution Programs
    Massachusetts Office for Public Collaboration has documented the critical needs of Massachusetts municipalities and communities for conflict resolution skills and resources to prevent and manage local conflicts.
  73. CSP Releases “Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Evaluation”
    An innovative federal program to lift families out of poverty is being implemented more effectively in Greater Boston compared to nationally, according to fresh research.
  74. The CWPPP’s Leap Year Get Together Networking Event!
    Come and network with current and prospective students, alumnae and friends!
  75. Christiana Figueres to Present at UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab Speaker Series
    Lifting the Billions: The Intersection of Climate and Development Policy
  76. Dimensions of Non Violent Action - Colloquium
    Professor Stellan Vinthagen will present a case that illustrates his new theory of nonviolent action - Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series
  77. Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals
    Upcoming talk by economist and sociologist Diane Elson looks at gender and sustainable development goals
  78. Delivering on the Paris Promise: Climate Opportunities and Challenges
    Join the Sustainable Solutions Lab for the first lecture in the Climate at a Crossroads series.
  79. International Relations Capstone Project Presentations
    Join our students as they present their capstone projects.
  80. UMass Boston Offers Conflict Resolution Program in Israel to Focus on Jewish-Palestinian Tensions
    Taught in the peace village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salaam, students will learn about the cultural roots of conflict facing Jewish and Palestinian communities.
  81. Assessing Municipal Needs for Addressing Destructive Public Conflict - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series: Report of study commissioned by MA Legislature that found a critical need for conflict resolution assistance and training among municipalities
  82. Family-Self Sufficiency Program Evaluation Report Release: Forum and Q&A
    What happens when you combine housing stability, financial education and incentives, and educational and employment opportunities?
  83. UMass Boston Co-Hosts High-Level Environmental Diplomacy Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Regional Environmental Diplomacy Institute (REDI)-Africa, is convening officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Members of Parliament from Djibouti and Ethiopia and experts, practitioners & civil society advocates from Addis Ababa and Boston
  84. Alumni Career Panel - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series- Conflict Resolution alumni discuss their professional successes
  85. Interview with Professor Karen Ross
    Professor Ross's research focuses on issues of education, peacebuilding, and social activism. She looks at how to better understand the impact of grassroots peacebuilding programs, particularly educational ones.
  86. Weller Testifies on State of Massachusetts Economy at Beacon Hill Hearing
    Christian Weller suggests policy interventions to boost the economy.
  87. Nigeria’s Imam and the Pastor Talk Interfaith Conflict Issues
    Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye of Nigeria’s Interfaith Mediation Centre, in their work to build peace between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria
  88. Weller’s New Book Finds U.S. Retirement Crisis Rooted in Public Policy Failure
    Rising wealth inequality and economic volatility have created an economic imperative to address retirement policy shortcomings.
  89. McCormack Alumna Publishes Capstone Research on Gang Prevention
    Public Affairs alumna Stacy Randell publishes her master's research paper in the journal, Afterschool Matters.
  90. McCormack Alumnus Parfait Gasana Shares “Joy of Reading” in Rwanda
    The Kigali Reading Center will soon be opening its second reading center in Kigali, Rwanda to spread the joy of reading.
  91. McCormack Doctoral Candidate Attends ACUNS Workshop
    The workshop aligned with and helped inform research in peacekeeping operations and security in Africa, and global governance in general.
  92. UMass Boston Sponsors Youth Summit at Edward M. Kennedy Institute
    The Mobility Project hosts a youth summit focused on economic mobility and educational achievement for metro Boston youth.
  93. UMass Boston Professor Contributes to Landmark Publication on Architecture
    Adenrele Awotona pens a chapter on design for disaster preparation and mitigation.
  94. Islam During Times of Crisis
    Discuss the impacts of the Paris attacks with The Pastor and the Imam from Nigeria
  95. Bloody Sunday Survivor Hopes Arrest Will Lead to Justice for Brother
    One week after police made their first arrest in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings, two members of the Bloody Sunday Trust came to UMass Boston on Tuesday to talk about what they hope are the next steps.
  96. McCormack Graduate School Annual Student & Alumni Networking Reception
    Join our students, alumni, faculty and staff for an evening full of spirited conversations, great food, and a spectacular view of the Boston skyline at night.
  97. Interview with Visiting Professor Marie Breen-Smyth
    Marie's research covers diverse array of areas including human security, victim politics and the impact of armed conflict, the role of children in conflict in the US and Northern Ireland, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconstruction
  98. McCormack Grad School Honors Barney Frank, His Mother, and Public Service
    Recent "Be the Change" events showcases the McCormack Graduate School and celebrates public service.
  99. Center for Social Policy Holds Event on Building Opportunities for Communities of Color
    CSP convened an interdisciplinary panel of experts to gain stronger understanding of the need for integration between the workforce, housing, and community development arenas.
  100. Anna M. Agathangelou Brings a Collaborative Spirit and a Research Focus on Human Security
    Visiting Professor Anna Agathangelou considers the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance (CRHSGG) a diverse and collaborative environment, helping to create well-rounded future global leaders.