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The 2020 BARI Conference, Reimagined

What does a conference look like in a time when in-person gatherings are impossible, but community and innovative public policy are more important than ever? We’re moving the 2020 BARI Conference online, featuring one panel every Friday throughout the summer. We’ll be announcing the series in one-month blocks, starting today! Each panel will be presented…
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Published On: April 1, 2020 |
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Fall 2020 Course Offerings

As registration nears, please utilize this course list arranged by relevant topic: Urban and Regional Policy; Public Policy; Sustainability and Climate Change; and Law and Policy. We’ll be focusing on some longstanding key issues and topics, such as energy justice, urban settings and climate change, and health care, while exploring new territory with the recent…
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Published On: March 30, 2020 |
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COVID-19 Updates

During this difficult time, Northeastern remains open, shifting to online learning and remote work. Within the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, we are here to support each other as best we can—to support our students, staff, and faculty. All of our courses (graduate and undergraduate) have shifted to an online format. We are…
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Published On: March 19, 2020 |
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Information for Prospective Students

Programs with Online Modalities   Master of Public Administration Master of Public Policy Master of Science in Urban Informatics Graduate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector Philanthropy and Social Change Graduate Certificate in Urban Analytics   Upcoming Online Info Session This information session is intended for prospective students and applicants who have been admitted into the…
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Published On: March 16, 2020 |
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Canceled: Visiting Distinguished Writer Nathaniel Rich

Visiting Distinguished Writer Series: Nathaniel Rich Reading & Discussion Thursday, 3/19, from 6:30-8:30 PM | ISEC Auditorium (Rm 102) Please join us for a reading and Q&A with Visiting Distinguished Writer Nathaniel Rich. This event is free and open to the public, with a book signing to follow.   Visiting Distinguished Writer Series: Nathaniel Rich…
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Published On: March 9, 2020 |
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Student Spotlight: Ashley Armand

Name: Ashley Armand Program: M.S., Public Policy What made you decide to pursue your degree? As an individual who operated in the nonprofit sector for several years— predominantly in the immigration sector—I saw the structural limitations, challenges, and progressive victories that created sustainable policies— on the surface level. As a result, I decided to pursue…
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Published On: March 7, 2020 |
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Understanding the Supreme Court

On March 2, 2020, students in Professor Dan Urman’s undergraduate “Understanding the Supreme Court” class visited the very institution they were studying—the Court itself—to watch it in action.  The group watched two hours of oral argument, where the Justices questioned 4 attorneys (2 representing the government, 2 representing individuals challenging government action) about their respective…
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Published On: March 4, 2020 |
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The ROI of ESOL: The Economic and Social Return on Investment for ESOL Programs in Greater Boston

Recently, the Dukakis Center partnered with The Boston Foundation and The Latino Legacy Fund to conduct an analysis on the value of ESOL courses for Boston’s diverse populations. Prof. Alicia Sasser Modestino, associate director of the Dukakis Center, was the lead author on the report. Read the entire analysis here.

Published On: February 14, 2020 |
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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Experience the World’s First Interactive Climate Change Cartoon-athon

Co-designing Cartoons to Enrich Learning and Dialogue Presented in partnership with Cartoon Collections, the world’s largest cartoon licensing website Cartoons illuminate the incomprehensible by highlighting what is unacceptable yet accepted. Can they help us make sense of a world in the throes of climate change? On Wednesday, February 12, world-class artists and humorists will collaborate with…
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Published On: February 10, 2020 |
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Alumni Spotlight: Katie Kalugin, MPP ’18

Katie Kalugin, a former Master of Public Policy student and 2018 graduate, recently started working for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) as a Transit Equity Programs Specialist. We touched base with her recently about her new job and how her experiences in SPPUA helped impact her work today. I’m curious as to why you…
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Published On: January 15, 2020 |
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