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Coakley Named 21st Century Leader

Lauren Coakley '17, a political science major and member of SPP's MPP Class of 2018, will be honored for her achievements at UMass Amherst's commencement on May 12.

2017 SPP Capstone Conference Set for May 9

Research from this year's SPP capstone course, co-led by Professors Brenda Bushouse and Obed Pasha, will be featured at a conference held on May 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m., in 805-09 Lincoln Campus Center. A complete schedule here.

Schmidt Named Summer 2017 Innovation Fellow

As part of her fellowship, SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt will attend several symposia at UMass in June about new instructional technologies and developing a campus innovation "think tank."

Rice Featured at Final 2016-17 SPP Colloquium

Doug Rice (legal studies) will conclude this year's SPP Faculty Colloquium with a talk about policymaking and the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, May 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thompson 620.

Mednicoff on the U.S. Airstrike in Syria

Professor David Mednicoff (public policy and Middle Eastern Studies) writes in The Conversation about next steps for U.S. policy following the April 6, 2017, airstrike on Syria.

April 25 Event Features Migration Expert Susan Martin

Internationally-acclaimed migration expert Susan Martin will draw on her book, A Nation of Immigrants, to place the Trump Administration's actions and proposed plans in historical perspective on April 25 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room.

SPP Students Represent UMass in Global Simulation Competition

Four students from the UMass School of Public Policy (SPP) were selected from policy programs around the world to take part in a competition designed to address global hunger.

April 30 New Deadline for MPP Applications

Five College juniors have until April 30, 2017, to apply for SPP's accelerated Master's program in public policy. Students save time and money while earning a professional degree and skills to help them become effective leaders and advocates for social change. Interested juniors can apply here.  

Alasdair Roberts Named Director of the UMass School of Public Policy

Following a national search, renowned scholar Alasdair Roberts will become the inaugural director of the UMass School of Public Policy effective September 1, 2017.

Tropp Research on Intergroup Contact Featured at April 3rd SPP Faculty Colloquium

Tropp’s talk, “Are We Stronger Together? How Contact Between Groups Transforms Attitudes and Social Relations,” will draw on her years of research examining how contact between groups shapes people’s understandings of social relations and perspectives on social justice.

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