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  1. October 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    Take a break and meet with colleagues and friends at the new location, Savin Hill Bar and Kitchen
  2. UMass Boston Report Provides Timely Cost Estimates on Paid Leave Ballot Question
    A new report released by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy provides voters with clear estimates on the proposed paid leave program’s costs and coverage.
  3. Sustainable Solutions Lab Fall 2017 Semester Roundup
    The Sustainable Solutions Lab hosted and participated in a number of sustainability activities during the Fall 2017 semester.
  4. International Relations Alum Attends U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
    Parfait Gasana participated as a member of the Rwandan delegation at the latest United Nations climate summit.
  5. Bad Retail Jobs Are Not Inevitable – New Book by Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly Explains Why
    Noted economist Paul Krugman calls the book "supremely important" research on retail jobs across countries and companies.
  6. Gender, Leadership & Public Policy Alumna to be First African-American on City Council
    McCormack Graduate School alumna Leslie Stevenson wins a seat on Norwood, OH city council, the first African American elected to that position.
  7. McCormack Students Present Papers, Find Support at International Relations Conference
    Six doctoral students presented their research at the International Studies Association conference.
  8. McCormack Staff Member Speaks to the Nigerian Government to Pass a Bill Targeting Hate Speech
    Mariam Marwa-Abdu urged members of the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence to support religious tolerance.
  9. McCormack Professor Interviewed on Government Use of Mobile Apps
    Mic.com interviewed Aroon Manoharan on municipal e-government and public participation, specifically the mobile voting (mVoting) app of the city of Seoul.
  10. Conflict Resolution Professor Publishes Book on Youth Encounter Programs in Israel
    Karen Ross has published her first book, Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change.
  11. Increasing Women’s Representation in Politics in Northern Ireland
    Increasing women’s representation in politics in Northern Ireland: Lessons from other post-conflict societies with Yvonne Galligan, PhD, Queen’s University, Belfast
  12. McCormack Peacemaker Organizes Global Muslim Youth Group
    Padraig O'Malley bring Muslim youth together from Europe and the Balkins to create their own Charter of Rights.
  13. Dissertation Defense by Jeremiah O. Asaka PhD in Global Governance and Human Security
    Jeremiah O. Asaka PhD defends his dissertation titled "Transformations in conservation governance and implications for human security: the case of Kenya’s northern rangelands"
  14. Public Policy Research Seminar: Propagating Civic Education Practice in Illinois
    Felicia Sullivan presents study findings on how student populations and community contexts create complex educational ecosystems.
  15. Celebrate the Publication of Karen Ross’s New Book: Youth Encounter Programs in Israel
    Karen's book explores how different organizations shape participants’ national identity, beliefs about social change, and motivation to continue engaging in peace-building activities.
  16. Fukushima, A Divided Community: Its Conflict Transformation Strategies - Colloquium
    Prof. Akiko Ishihara, Kumamoto University will discuss conflict transformation and peacebuilding projects in Fukushima & around North Korean tensions. Part of Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series
  17. Global Governance and Human Security PhD Alumni Set Out to Build a More Secure and Sustainable World
    Learn about the new careers and accomplishments of these alumni from UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School.
  18. Public Administration Alum Chosen for National Leadership Program to Build Health Equity
    Robert Torres has been chosen for the next cohort of 40 Culture of Health Leaders, a leadership development initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  19. Public Policy Research Seminar: Connections Between Unstable Housing and Unstable Schooling
    Deirdre Oakley presents study findings on how the low-income private rental housing market in high poverty, highly segregated neighborhoods affect/shape the lives of families with children.
  20. From Parades in Belfast to Statues in Virginia: Analyzing & Managing Conflicts Around Commemoration
    Colloquium guest speaker Orla Muldoon, PhD, University of Limerick, has studied memorialization in the Ireland context by conducting research on museums, national identity, parades, and flag issues.
  21. Clean Energy is Today’s Moon Shot
    A Discussion of JFK's Vision for Innovation and Environmentalism and the Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change
  22. 2017 MPA Alumni Career Panel and Pi Alpha Alpha Induction
    Join the faculty and alumni of the MPA program in a conversation about public service careers and a celebration of academic excellence.
  23. McCormack Alumna, Former Asst Vice Chancellor Mary Grant Will Lead the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
    In January 2018, Public Affairs alumna Mary Grant, PhD, becomes president of the EMK Institute for the United States Senate.
  24. Alumnus David Nieto Receives $5M Grants to Enhance Educational Equity
    Applied Linguistics and Public Policy alum earns competitive Department of Education Professional Development Grants.
  25. UMass Boston Researchers Release Study on Gender Pay Equity
    The report, Gaining Ground on Equal Pay: Empowering Boston’s Women Through Salary Negotiation Workshops, is based on in-depth interviews with some of the nearly 1,800 women who attended the first year of the AAUW Work Smart in Boston workshop program.
  26. McCormack Students Examine Community Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland
    Conflict Resolution graduate students spent 10 days in Northern Ireland focusing on key contemporary challenges still facing peacebuilding in the region.
  27. DC, Massachusetts, and the Future of a Clean Energy Economy
    UMass Boston is participating in a panel discussion on how the federal government's approach to clean energy and environmental policy will impact Massachusetts clean energy economy.
  28. Connie Chan Earns Professor Emerita Status
    Recently retired, Connie Chan was honored with the title professor emerita of Public Policy and Public Affairs
  29. Awotona Delivers Keynote Paper at a Global Social Sciences Conference in Britain
    Professor Adenrele Awotona speaks on global disasters and conference on social sciences and interdisciplinary studies.
  30. McCormack’s Fall 2017 Community Welcome
    Please join the McCormack Graduate School community in celebrating the beginning of the new academic year!
  31. December 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    NEW LOCATION, BACK ON CAMPUS: Take a break and meet with McCormack Graduate School colleagues and friends.
  32. November 2017: McCormack Graduate School Pizza and Policy Chat
    LOCATION & TIME CHANGE: Take a break and meet with colleagues and friends at the University Dining Club at 4 p.m.
  33. Professor Matz Recommends Ways to Improve the Role of the Patient in Medical Decision-Making
    Professor of Conflict Resolution shares his healthcare journey and the role of the patient in decision-making
  34. Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance Staff Earns Chancellor’s Achievement Award
    Kudos to Kelly Ward Mason, recipient of the 2017 Chancellor's Achievement Award
  35. Two McCormack PhD Students Earn Boren Fellowships to Study Languages Abroad
    Polly Cegielski and Linda Holcombe, both PhD students in the McCormack Graduate School, have received Boren Fellowships to study languages abroad. Cegielski is going to Tajikistan to study Pashto and Holcombe is going to Uganda to study Swahili.
  36. McCormack Graduate School Welcomes New Associate Dean
    Edozie brings a background as a teacher-scholar and academic administrator to her new role at UMass Boston.
  37. Mayoral Town Hall Conversations
    Marty Walsh wraps up two days of conversations with the mayoral candidates. Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson will be here July 19.
  38. McCormack Grad School Cohosts Live Conversations with Mayoral Candidates Marty Walsh, Tito Jackson
    The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston has teamed up with WBUR, the Boston Globe, NBC Boston, NECN, and Telemundo Boston to jointly host live conversations with Boston mayoral candidates this summer.
  39. 2017 Student Orientation: Conflict Resolution, Int’l Relations and Global Governance/Human Security
    For incoming students in the International Relations Master’s Program, the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, and the Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program
  40. UMass Boston Launches “Strengthening Rwandan Administrative Justice Project”
    This partnership is designed to strengthen the quality, legality, and consistency of decision-making by district authorities in administrative and regulatory cases involving citizens and businesses in Rwanda
  41. Conflict Resolution Professor Wins Award for Innovation in Online Teaching
    Celebrating Professor Karen Ross recipient of the 2017 UMass Boston Innovation in Online Teaching Award
  42. Dissertation Defense by Natalia Escobar- Pemberthy PhD in Global Governance and Human Security
    Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy defends her dissertation on Friday May 19th
  43. Grad Student Fakisha Fabre UMass Boston’s 29 Who Shine Winner
    Fakisha Fabre, a student in the Master’s in Public Administration Program in the McCormack Graduate School, is the 2017 "29 Who Shine" award winner from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
  44. Faculty Research Celebration Highlights Mentorship On Campus
    On May 2, Chancellor J. Keith Motley and the Friends of the Library hosted the annual Faculty Research Celebration in the Integrated Sciences Complex.
  45. Building an Educational Justice Movement
    UMass Boston, McCormack Graduate School hosts 2nd conference convening activists, academics and funders from across the country to discuss educational policy challenges of the new administration
  46. 2017 McCormack Commencement Reception
    Join the dean, faculty, and staff of the McCormack Graduate School as we salute our graduating students and their loved ones.
  47. UMass Boston Professor Contributes to Deliberations on Post-War Reconstruction in Iraqi-Kurdistan
    Adenrele Awotona delivered the plenary speech on "Rebuilding Sinjar As If People Mattered."
  48. UMass Boston Earns USAID Grant to Help Advance Administrative Justice in Rwanda
    This project will help national agencies and local governments render more informed and defensible decisions and empower citizens to better understand and challenge those decisions when they are flawed.
  49. Community Leadership and Political Identity: Reflections on a Path Towards Wholeness and Belonging
    Maria Elena Letona is the executive director at Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts and the CWPPP distinguished public service leader. Hear what she has to say at this public lecture.
  50. Open House Conflict Transformation Across Borders
    Come to this open house to learn more about the Conflict Transformation Across Borders study abroad program in Ecuador.
  51. May 2: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump Administration
  52. April 18: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump Administration
  53. The Struggle for Black Dignity in the Age of Trump and the Era of Black Lives Matter
    Peniel E. Joseph, PhD to deliver the Spring 2017 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs Lecture
  54. Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu Join UMass Boston Experts to Discuss New Book
    Join the McCormack Graduate School for a discussion of a new book, Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America.
  55. April 6: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump Administration
  56. March 22: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump Administration
  57. Public Policy Spring 2017 Research Seminar with Christian Weller
    Speaking on women’s economic risk exposure and savings, Christian Weller is a professor of public policy and public affairs in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs.
  58. March 10: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump Administration
  59. February 24: Trump Administration Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
  60. Safety and Justice Dialogue: How Can We Reduce Violence
    Come deliberate options for action towards building a stronger community and healthier interactions with police
  61. Presentation of Professor Du Peng of Renmin University
    You are invited to attend the presentation of Professor Du Peng of Renmin University: "Population Aging and Policy Development in China."
  62. UMass Boston Experts Analyze Early Days of Trump Foreign Policy
    Four of UMass Boston’s faculty experts analyzed the early days of Trump’s foreign policy at a Tuesday roundtable co-sponsored by McCormack Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts. The event followed last week’s domestic policy discussion.
  63. McCormack’s Community Mediation Grant Program Shows Large Return on Investment
    MOPC reports back to state officials about the impact the public funding has made in providing conflict resolution services to local courts and communities.
  64. UMass Boston, Suffolk DA Partner on Restorative Justice Program for Juvenile Offenders
    UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley joined Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash, and representatives from five community organizations Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding to create the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program.
  65. UMass Boston Faculty Experts Hold Roundtable on President Trump’s Domestic Policy Agenda
    On Wednesday, UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School and College of Liberal Arts hosted the first of two roundtables looking at the implications of a Donald Trump presidency.
  66. April 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer, socializing and art
  67. March 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  68. February 2017: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  69. Accelerated Master’s Program Information Lunch
    Thinking about graduate school? Stop by for complimentary lunch and learn more about UMass Boston's accelerated master's degree programs.
  70. Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution Master’s Projects
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series. Join our conflict resolution students as they present their master's projects.
  71. International Relations Capstone Project Presentations
    International Relations master's students will present their capstone projects.
  72. February 7: Trump Policy Roundtable - Foreign Policy
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
  73. February 1: Trump Policy Roundtable - Domestic Policy
    Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
  74. 2017 Slomoff Lectureship: Social Dominance and the Theory of Gendered Prejudice
    Welcoming Jim Sidanius as speaker at our Annual Sylvia and Benjamin Slomoff Lectureship: bringing together leading scholars and practitioners advancing the field of Conflict Resolution
  75. Summer Institute in Northern Ireland Info Session
    All students interested in studying in Northern Ireland summer 2017 should attend this event.
  76. Panel Discussion: Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership
    Join us for the RESCHEDULED discussion about racial and ethnic minorities holding elective office in the United States.
  77. Boston International Women’s Day Annual Breakfast
    The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy is co-sponsoring the annual Boston International Women's Day Breakfast.
  78. Conflict Resolution Colloquium Film Screening of Waking In Oak Creek by “Not In Our Town”
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series: Executive Producer Patrice O’Neill presents this special film screening and panel discussion
  79. Summer Institute in Northern Ireland: Lessons in Community Peacebuilding
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series: Introduction to Northern Ireland institute and the achievements of local activists and agencies in bringing the area to its current state of peace.
  80. Pre-ISA 2017
    Inviting students presenting at ISA to attend a Pre-ISA event to preview their research. Lunch will be served and advanced registration is required.
  81. Six-Term Senator Pat McGovern Calls for More Women to Run for Public Office
    The Honorable Patricia McGovern discusses her career in public service, battles against sexism, and women’s leadership.
  82. First Recipient of UMass Boston Mayor’s Fellowship Working on Research, Data, Policy
    Jason Ewas ’16, the first recipient of the Mayor’s Office – UMass Boston Policy Research Fellowship, has been working for the Walsh Administration for the last six months, researching worker cooperatives and creating a dashboard to better keep track of the city’s boards and commissions.
  83. Distinguished Faculty Reflect on Growth and Change at UMass Boston
    Levy, Mutchler, and Tang discuss teaching, research, and service at Distinguished Faculty event
  84. Conflict Resolution Program Offers Workshop on Managing Difficult Conversations
    McCormack Graduate School fall workshop addresses conflict around issues of race, ethnicity, and religious identity.
  85. Report: Many Women in New England Face Economic Insecurity, Not Recovery
    Wage Inequality Persists Across Region, Despite Uptick in Earnings
  86. UMass Boston Scholar Pens First-of-Its-Kind Study on Race, Gender and Political Leadership
    Carol Hardy-Fanta is the is the lead author of Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America.
  87. Senator Warren to Join Constituents at Women’s Policy Conference Friday
    Senator Elizabeth Warren will take the stage at the New England Women’s Policy Conference on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in UMass Boston's Campus Center Ballroom, speaking to students, academics, activists and women leaders less than two weeks after the election.
  88. McCormack Scholar Ranks Municipal Websites Worldwide
    Rutgers-UMass Boston Global E-Governance Survey highlights innovative practices on international municipal websites.
  89. CWPPP Research: Only 1 in 4 Massachusetts Legislators are Women
    Election results show stalled progress toward political parity in the Bay State
  90. McCormack School Contributes to Conference: Teaching Good Governance and Values in a Connected World
    Dean David W. Cash and faculty colleagues speak at annual schools of public policy and public affairs conference.
  91. Center for Social Policy Report: Pathways to Quality Jobs in Construction, Hospitality, Healthcare
    CSP report reveals these industries show promise for economic mobility.
  92. 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
  93. MPA Career Panel 2016
    Join the faculty of the MPA program in celebrating new innovations and another year of academic excellence.
  94. Public Administration Alum Wins First Election on a Different Kind of Platform
    Devyn Keith (left) will live in four different economically disenfranchised neighborhoods during his four-year term as city councilor.
  95. 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.
  96. 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
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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