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Faculty in the Media: October 2019

Alicia Sasser Modestino in The New York Times: Women Are Missing at Central Banks Alicia Sasser Modestino in Bloomberg: Lagarde or Not, Women Still Face Discrimination in Economics David Lazer in News@Northeastern: David Lazer named 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for his work on technology and Democracy Dan O’Brien in News@Northeastern: What the…
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Published On: October 29, 2019 |
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Student Spotlight: Bidisha Das

Here’s a profile of Bidisha Das, an Urban Informatics student who is excited for the opportunity to combine social sciences and data. Name: Bidisha Das Program: M.S., Urban Informatics Hometown: New Delhi, India What made you decide to pursue your degree? I am from a social science background but wanted to get exposure to the…
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Turning Up the Heat: 2019 Dukakis Center Fall Conference

  Climate change and social justice are inextricably linked. But climate resilience is rarely stated as a top priority by diverse, urban communities facing a multitude of social issues. On Friday, October 18, the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy brought together Northeastern faculty, local experts, and community activists to tackle how resilience planning…
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Published On: October 22, 2019 |
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Professor David Lazer: Technology and Democracy

Professor David Lazer, affiliate faculty in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, was recently named a 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Lazer’s research explores the complex and oft-fraught relationship between technology and democracy and alternatives to the status quo, such as more interpersonal approaches for politicians to engage with their constituents,…
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Published On: October 1, 2019 |
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Faculty in the Media: September 2019

David Lazer in News@Northeastern: David Lazer named 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for his work on technology and Democracy James Alan Fox in The Charleston Gazette: Video games link to shootings is an old claim not backed by research Dan O’Brien in News@Northeastern: What the 311 system can tell us about…
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Published On: September 30, 2019 |
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Student Spotlight: Jeanelle Angus

We’re excited to share a profile of MPA student Jeanelle Angus, who talks about how her involvement in on- and off-campus organizations enriches her Northeastern experience. Name: Jeanelle C.K. Angus Program: Master of Public Administration, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Fellow Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL What made you decide to pursue your MPA degree? Growing…
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Published On: September 18, 2019 |
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Dukakis Center Director Ted Landsmark recognized by City of Boston

Congratulations to Dr. Ted Landsmark, director of the Dukakis Center, for his recent recognition by the City of Boston and Mayor Walsh. Dr. Landsmark was lauded for his decades of contributions to the city, including, but certainly not limited to, his dedication to organizations celebrating the arts, including the Museum of Fine Arts, and his…
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Published On: September 3, 2019 |
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Faculty in the Media: Summer 2019

Alan Clayton-Matthews in News@Northeastern: The federal budget deficit is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2020. Here’s what that means. Alicia Sasser Modestino in News@Northeastern: Northeastern University researchers are designing the future of work, starting with collaborative robots for processing seafood Max Abrahms in Fox News: US and Taliban could be forced into awkward alliance…
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Published On: August 31, 2019 |
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Faculty Dan O’Brien wins Dennis Judd Best Book Award

Faculty member Dan O’Brien was recently awarded the Dennis Judd Best Book Award by the American Political Science Association Urban and Local Politics Section for his book The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities. Published in 2018, Dan’s book leverages reports received by Boston’s 311 system to tell the story of…
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Published On: August 30, 2019 |
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Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Melendez, M.S.

Victoria Melendez, M.S., a 2018 graduate from our Urban and Regional Policy (now known as Urban and Public Policy) program, recently moved to Washington, D.C. for an exciting job opportunity. We checked in with her to see how she is liking her new role and how she is applying her program coursework and research to…
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Published On: August 26, 2019 |
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