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Are you thinking about graduate school, but feel puzzled at how to start the process? Do you have specific questions about career opportunities and financing your education? Join us for a free Open House on Saturday, January 16, from 10…

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Northeastern became Boston’s first education institution to join the Real Food Challenge when it pledged in 2013 to purchase at least 20 percent of its food from local, sustainable sources by 2020. Now a School of Public Policy and Urban…

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This summer, MPA student Andrew Bryant spent 10 weeks as a consultant to the Centers Operations Department at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among veterans. Bryant, who served in the…

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Last spring, four Northeastern students were challenged to create an innovative and comprehensive development proposal that would address the needs of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, a local nonprofit whose mission is to build a better, stronger community in Codman…

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Dietmar Offenhuber’s research could be described as accountability design – focusing on the relationship between visual representations and urban governance. Offenhuber, an assistant professor of public policy, art and design at Northeastern University, traveled to Manila, Philippines, during the summer…

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In an increasingly interconnected global environment, leaders in the activist, policy and academic spheres must learn how to critically analyze these phenomena and also envisage harnessing their constructive potential. And Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs new MA in International…

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 Get to Know: Antonio Vázquez Brust, MS in Urban Informatics student on a Fulbright managed scholarship Antonio Vázquez Brust had a successful career providing technology support and advice for nearly nine years. Yet he walked into an office on the…

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Every Tuesday evening, about 22 graduate students gather in a typical classroom in Northeastern University’s Ryder Hall to debate famous public policy case studies and the decisions made by leaders with former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. The goal is simple,…

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The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is excited to announce the launch of our new Master of International Affairs (MIA) program. The MIA is the first of its kind in the SUNY system, and offers one of the…

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PPIA is pleased to announce that the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology has joined our consortium of nationally-ranked graduate programs to support the mission of increasing inclusion and diversity in graduate education. The School of…

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Nicholas Bassey is currently a Team Lead at USAID. He formerly served as Director for the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship. The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) was a fellowship focused on increasing diversity in international affairs. Fellows…

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By M.J. Crawford 2011 University of Maryland-College Park PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellow Class of 2016, MSFS, The Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University   My summer with the PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the University of Maryland-College…

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