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

  1. 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
  2. Summer Institute in Northern Ireland Info Session
    All students interested in studying in Northern Ireland summer 2017 should attend this event.
  3. 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.
  4. Conflict Resolution Colloquium film screeening of Waking In Oak Creek by “Not In Our Town”
    Conflict Resolution Colloquium film screening of Waking In Oak Creek: A Community Rocked by Hate is Awakened and Transformed
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Distinguished Faculty Reflect on Growth and Change at UMass Boston
    Levy, Mutchler, and Tang discuss teaching, research, and service at Distinguished Faculty event
  10. Conflict Resolution Program Offers Workshop on Managing Difficult Conversations
    McCormack Graduate School fall workshop addresses conflict around issues of race, ethnicity, and religious identity.
  11. Report: Many Women in New England Face Economic Insecurity, Not Recovery
    Wage Inequality Persists Across Region, Despite Uptick in Earnings
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. McCormack Scholar Ranks Municipal Websites Worldwide
    Rutgers-UMass Boston Global E-Governance Survey highlights innovative practices on international municipal websites.
  15. CWPPP Research: Only 1 in 4 Massachusetts Legislators are Women
    Election results show stalled progress toward political parity in the Bay State
  16. 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.
  17. Center for Social Policy Report: Pathways to Quality Jobs in Construction, Hospitality, Healthcare
    CSP report reveals these industries show promise for economic mobility.
  18. 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
  19. MPA Career Panel 2016
    Join the faculty of the MPA program in celebrating new innovations and another year of academic excellence.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Jan Mutchler’s Reception
    This reception honors Jan Mutchler, recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service.
  29. 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 p.m.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. October 2016: McCormack Pizza and Policy Chats
    Take a break and join your colleagues in the McCormack community for pizza, beer and socializing
  34. 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.
  35. Immigration and Political Discourse Panel - Colloquium
    Part of the Conflict Resolution Colloquium Series- A panel of experts, practitioners, and immigrants will discuss strategies for dealing with immigrant- related conflict
  36. 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
  37. UMass Boston, WBUR, Boston Globe Kick Off Ballot Question Debate Series
    Marty Walz, Tito Jackson Square Off on Charter School Issue
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. McCormack’s Fall 2016 Meet and Greet
    Please mark your calendars for the McCormack Graduate School Fall 2016 Meet and Greet: Wednesday, September 14
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. Chancellor’s Awards Highlight Faculty Excellence at 2016 Commencement Ceremony
    Three professors win awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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
  66. UMass Boston Hosts First Annual IGERT Research Symposium
    National Science Foundation-funded doctoral fellows present transdisciplinary environmental research on the Horn of Africa.
  67. 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?
  68. 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.
  69. 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
  70. 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.
  71. 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!
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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."
  75. 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.
  76. 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
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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"
  84. 2016 Gerontology Award Certificate Ceremony
    Please join us as we recognize recipients of the Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Gerontology
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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
  88. 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.
  89. Accelerated Master’s Program Informational Lunch
    Honors College Students: Thinking about Graduate School?
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. The CWPPP’s Leap Year Get Together Networking Event!
    Come and network with current and prospective students, alumnae and friends!
  94. Christiana Figueres to Present at UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab Speaker Series
    Lifting the Billions: The Intersection of Climate and Development Policy
  95. 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
  96. Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals
    Upcoming talk by economist and sociologist Diane Elson looks at gender and sustainable development goals
  97. 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.
  98. International Relations Capstone Project Presentations
    Join our students as they present their capstone projects.
  99. 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.
  100. 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