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PhD candidate receives Asian Studies Research Award

Vaishali Kushwaha, a PhD candidate in the Law and Public Policy Program, has been awarded the Hong Liu Asian Studies Research Award for her dissertation research on water supply sustainability in rapidly urbanizing India. The award, given by the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures at Northeastern University, supports Asian histories, cultures, societies, and…
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Published On: May 7, 2018 |
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Guest Column: ‘My degree has helped me become a more well-rounded public servant’

Jatnna Garcia, MA in International Affairs ’18, explains how her Northeastern education has helped her become a more well-rounded public servant, by combining theory with practice and giving her a broader perspective on the effects of policy decisions on different marginalized communities…
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Published On: May 5, 2018 |
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Graduate Commencement Celebration & Awards Luncheon

On Friday, May 4, 54 SPPUA graduate students received their diplomas. Prior to commencement, students and their families joined faculty and staff at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs for an Awards Luncheon. The annual event honors a select few who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding academic performance, strong leadership, and exceptional…
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Published On: May 4, 2018 |
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2 SPPUA students named Huntington 100

Two graduating human services majors who have also played critical roles as program assistants in SPPUA’s Social Impact Lab were named to the Huntington 100 list, which recognizes outstanding students for achievements commensurate with the university’s mission, ideals, values, and Academic Plan. Allegra Mangione and Martha Durkee-Neuman were honored because of their outstanding achievements in…
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Published On: May 3, 2018 |
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Northeastern celebrates community’s highest achievements

Northeastern University celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the Academic Honors Convocation on Monday, April 23, to a standing-room-only crowd in East Village. The event honored more than 70 members of the Northeastern community whose academic prowess, insatiable curiosity, and entrepreneurial spirit have made them standout scholars, researchers, mentors, teachers,…
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Published On: May 2, 2018 |
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Faculty in the Media: April 2018

The faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of articles during the month of April that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.  

Published On: May 1, 2018 |
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Professor Shatkin receives NSF grant for flood risk research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a grant to professor Gavin Shatkin for his research on flood risk and property rights in delta megacities. The project will analyze the impact that growing awareness of future flood risk has on laws, policies, and norms concerning property rights in large metropolitan areas located in major river…
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Published On: April 30, 2018 |
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PhD student receives 2018 Best Conference Paper Award

Congratulations to Shiqin Liu, a student in the PhD in Law and Public Policy program who was awarded the 2018 Best Conference Paper Award from Urban Affairs Association (UAA)! Liu received the award for Cultural Entrepreneurship in U.S. Cities, which she presented at the 2017 UAA Minneapolis Conference. “This is a timely topic that has…
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Published On: April 27, 2018 |
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Capstone completed

Hello! This will be the final blog post for the Intergenerational Mobility Project. Last night, we presented our project and we are officially finished! It has been quite the semester, but we are happy with our end result. We hope to continue addressing the issues we identified throughout the semester through wherever our future work…
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Published On: April 26, 2018 |
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