Mednicoff on Prospects for Middle East Policy Under the New Administration

In a piece published in the Conversation, David Mednicoff (public policy and Middle Eastern studies) describes the realities President-Elect Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will face in developing effective U.S. relations with the Middle East.

Schmidt Speaker at 2nd Annual UMass Social Entrepreneurship Day

SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt will serve on a panel, "Pursuing Business and Social Goals Through Hybrid Organizing," on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 1:45-3:00 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. 

SPP Students Compete for 2017 Hult Prize

Hadassah Minga Masudi and Zulekha Abu will compete as a team with Sustainability Science student Alicia Luhrssen in this year’s Hult Challenge on December 5. Supported annually by the Clinton Global Initiative, the Hult Challenge provides a $1 million award to a social enterprise designed to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations.    

Spring 2017 Public Engagement Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 21

Public Engagement Fellowships support faculty who want their research to make a difference in the world. Interested in becoming a Spring 2017 Fellow? Additional information and application available here.

School of Public Policy Offers Variety of Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2017

Six undergraduate courses in public policy are available for enrollment this Spring! Interested? Learn more about each course in this news item or visit our Undergraduate Course List and select "Spring 2017."

Five College Team Among NASA “Smart City” Competition Finalists

Palista Kharel (MPPA/MBA '18) and SPP Interim Director Charlie Schweik participated in the project that ranked fifth in the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge competition to design solutions for "smart cities."

UMass Seeks Applicants for SPP Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity and Public Policy--Deadline Extended to Nov. 15, 2016

An outstanding scholar and teacher is sought to join SPP as an assistant or associate professor with expertise in cybersecurity and public policy. Details and application information available here.

Mednicoff Publishes in MEI Rule of Law Series

The piece by SPP Professor David Mednicoff examines contested meanings of the rule of law in the Arab Gulf, and is one of several articles being published from a multi-year, $1.1 million grant-funded project on that topic. 

SPP Co-Sponsors Talk by Child Trafficking Expert

Eric Opoku Agyemang’s talk, “The Health and Social Implications of Child Trafficking in Ghana,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Thompson 620. Agyemang is an alumnus of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Knodler Speaker at Oct. 3 SPP Faculty Colloquium

Professor Mike Knodler (civil and environmental engineering) will talk about "The Intersection of Transportation and Public Policy" on Monday, Oct. 3, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Thompson 620.