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Toby Armstrong, Marta Vicarelli, James Sullivan, Madeleine Neill

School of Public Policy Team Wins Statewide Capstone Competition

This is the second consecutive year that a UMass Amherst team has taken first place.

Crystal Green

Green Selected Summer Policy Scholar

She will spend ten weeks working with the Postsecondary National Policy Institute in Washington.

Laura Sylvester

Alumni Profile: Laura Sylvester, MPPA/MPH 2016

"There are so many things you can do with a public policy degree. It will give you countless options. SPP alums are doing so many cool and varied things, in locations all around the world."

Joya Misra

Misra Interviewed about Work-Family Policy in the US

Misra, whose research looks at workplace policies across the world, finds that the US is far behind other nations.

Lee Badgett

Badgett’s New Paper Looks at LGBT Inclusion and the Economy

The report, “Links between Economic Development and New Measures of LGBT Inclusion,” was published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

Madison Billingsley and Sharon Dunn

"Hands Across the Hills" Visits Public Policy Class

Members of the grassroots cultural exchange program talked about their work—and how it might be replicated on campus.

David Mednicoff

Mednicoff Evaluates Trump Policy in Middle East in Newsweek

In the article, Mednicoff considers whether the Trump administration can bring peace in the Middle East. 

Al Roberts & Carrie Saldo on Connecting Point

Roberts Speaks about New Book on "Connecting Point"

Roberts' book, Can Government Do Anything Right?, considers the widespread belief that western governments are failing.

Lee Badgett

Badgett Coauthors Paper on Poverty in LGBT Households

The paper, in Feminist Economics, challenges the myth of "gay affluence."

Joya Misra

Misra Looks at Lack of Family-friendly Policy in US

Misra's article, "The US Is Stingier with Child Care and Maternity Leave than the Rest of the World," was published at The Conversation. 

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