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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.

Fountain Delivers Keynote at E-Governance Conference in India

Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Jane Fountain's keynote, "Political Priorities and Administrative Performance: Building Cross-Agency Capacity," was presented at the 10th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. 

SPP Co-Sponsors Talk by MA State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will speak at UMass Amherst on Friday March 3rd, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in S340 Life Science Laboratories (LSL).

Schmidt Discusses Johnson Amendment in The Conversation

SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt's opinion piece, "How much does the Johnson Amendment curtail church freedom?," appeared in the Feb. 19, 2017, issue of The Conversation, an online site that disseminates research by academic experts. 

SPP Student Pamela Dutta '17 Named to Task Force

Dutta, associate director of the UMass Student Legal Services Office, will serve on the Chancellor's Federal Action Task Force to coordinate campus responses to presidential executive orders and related federal policies.

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