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10 years of commitment to excellence and use-inspired research

At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, we drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing and emerging concern to society at local, state, national, and international levels.

Our degree and certificate programs, cutting-edge research centers, and international exchange experiences are putting into place the intellectual and institutional infrastructure required to create lasting solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and to generate positive impact in the classroom, city hall, boardroom, neighborhood, and around the world.


New article examines collaboration among senior healthcare executives

Timothy Hoff, professor of management, healthcare systems, and public policy, and a member of the Management and Organizational Development Group at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, has published an article, based on ongoing collaborative research with colleagues from Oxford University’s Said Business School and Green-Templeton College, in the January issue of the British Journal of…
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Can’t-miss events

This semester is jam-​​packed with events at SPPUA, from lively discussions about the food system and law and policy challenges in 2017, to the politics and culture of coffee.   The Myra Kraft Open Classroom   In the Spring 2017 edition of the Myra Kraft Open Classroom we focus on the food system, a topic…
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Guest Column: My first semester of grad school

  By Monique Gibbs I am happy to say that I have finished my first semester of grad school at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA). The journey here has been bumpy, but I am happy that I found my way to Northeastern and I am excited to see what’s in store…
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SPPUA Advisory Committee member honored for tireless advocacy work

  Robert Fishman, a member of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Advisory Committee, was honored at NAIOP’s “Game Changers Redefining CRE: 2016 NAIOP Annual Meeting” in December. Fishman was presented with the 2016 NAIOP Champion Award in recognition of his years of tireless advocacy work on issues affecting real estate development. “I…
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Anastasia Sobolina

MA in International Affairs

“I believe that earning a Master’s in International Affairs from the school I have dedicated my life to for the past four years is my opportunity to achieve my ultimate dream of working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in my home country."

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Governance Project

Closing the loop between research and practice

Professors Stephen Flynn and Matthias Ruth and two doctoral students are assessing metro Boston’s interdependent energy and transportation sectors to identify a governance framework that would enhance resilience and regional institutional coordination.

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Dan O’Brien

The social and behavioral dynamics of urban neighborhoods

“We now have the opportunity to precisely understand patterns and processes, and what gives rise to those things that we all see and experience. And this knowledge directly informs how the policy maker might better serve the city.”

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