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Examining Islamic State sanctuary maps

In a new paper published in the GeoHumanities Journal, professor Dietmar Offenhuber investigates the visual languages of maps depicting the Islamic State (IS) and their political implications…
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Published On: January 12, 2018 |
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MPP student selected as 2018 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow

Brian Walker has been selected as one of 10 veterans nationwide to receive the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship, a semester-long academic experience involving research, action, reporting, and advocating on behalf of one of four policy areas: veterans’ success in higher education; transitioning from military to civilian life; succeeding in the civilian workforce; and crafting the future of veterans’ health care. He submitted a policy proposal to address the future of veterans’ health care through federal legislative action…
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Published On: January 10, 2018 |
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Guest Column: Student turns personal tragedy into opportunity to advance LGBTQ+ equality

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 I hosted a legislative briefing session at the Massachusetts Statehouse with Representative Kay Khan to discuss the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth who are homeless or in foster care. More than 10 other state legislators joined the packed house chamber to hear from myself and the other panelists—LGBTQ foster parents and advocates—on how LGBTQ+ youth are treated in the Massachusetts foster care system administered by the Department of Children and Families…
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Published On: January 9, 2018 |
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Kuhl leads climate change investment project in Haiti

Professor Laura Kuhl recently traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to launch a new research project on the design of Haiti’s climate policies. The research, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will examine climate change investment priorities in Haiti, and synergies and tensions between mitigation and adaptation goals. The research will be conducted as part…
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Published On: January 8, 2018 |
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Professor Eckelman wins Clemens Herschel Award

Professor Matthew Eckelman and his former PhD student Mithun Saha have recently won the Clemens Herschel Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers for their 2014 Urban Climate paper entitled “Urban Scale Mapping of Concrete Degradation from Projected Climate Change.” The Clemens Herschel award is given…
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Published On: January 3, 2018 |
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Faculty in the Media: December 2017

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 December that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.

Published On: January 2, 2018 |
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Happy Holidays!

Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends: It has been an extraordinarily successful year for the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. 2017 was a year of building on our strengths and making things happen. We began the implementation of our 10-year strategic plan, launched…
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Published On: December 18, 2017 |
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Report provides timely cost estimates on paid leave ballot question

Massachusetts voters may head to the polls next fall to decide whether to make paid family and medical leave a required benefit, and a new report released by Northeastern University and the McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy provides them with clear estimates on the proposed program’s costs and coverage….
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Published On: December 15, 2017 |
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The bottom line

The bottom line is: good politics is good economics. The two cannot be divorced. In order to be an effective public servant, one must have a firm understanding of the costs and benefits of a policy, and how to argue for its passage and implementation when budget constraints are as real as ever. Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino’s “Economic Analysis for Law, Policy, and Planning,” taught us just that. ..
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Published On: December 13, 2017 |
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Guest Column: How Northeastern’s School of Public Policy has equipped me to be an agent of change

Victoria Meléndez recounts her first year of graduate school: “Coming into the MURP program I knew to expect academic rigor, stimulating debate and an overall expansion of my knowledge of urban and regional policy. What I did not expect was the many ways in which engaging with Northeastern University would have ripple effects in so many other areas of my life for the better.”..
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Published On: December 5, 2017 |
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