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Gavin Shatkin

In a multidisciplinary initiative, professor Gavin Shatkin is looking into flood risk in rapidly growing coastal megacities including Jakarta, Indonesia…
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Joe Nania

Joe Nania discusses the PlusOne Program, his internship at Common Cause Massachusetts, and his challenging, client-oriented Capstone project…
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Alicia Sasser Modestino

Labor economist Alicia Sasser Modestino is leading a multi-year study with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to shed light on what works for summer jobs programs, as well as what works for whom, under what conditions, and why…
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Theodore Landsmark

Theodore C. Landsmark, a higher education visionary and public policy expert, assumed the role of director of the Dukakis Center April 1, 2017, bringing with him an outstanding record as an activist educator focused on urban design and diverse cultures…
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Kelley Turner

Kelley Turner discusses the ways his military skills are relevant to his policy analysis studies, the hands-on work he is completing in classes, and how the MPP program will help him further his military career…
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Governance Project

Professors Stephen Flynn and Matthias Ruth and two doctoral students are assessing metro Boston’s interdependent energy and transportation sectors to identify a governance framework that would enhance resilience and regional institutional coordination…
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Anastasia Sobolina

“I believe that earning a Master’s in International Affairs from the school I have dedicated my life to for the past four years is my opportunity to achieve my ultimate dream of working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in my home country.”..
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Andrew Bryant

“If, like me, you serve in a combat role, you can also be successful in the public policy arena. The skills I’ve learned in combat units—organization, leadership, communication and teamwork—transfer very well. Here are five ways that a military background can translate to the public policy field.”..
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Tim Sullivan

“Many times veterans possess a unique viewpoint that can help add an additional layer of diversity into the student population. The military teaches you to be disciplined in all that you do, and to work well as a team. I have found that these skills have been instrumental in helping drive my success during my academic and professional career.”..
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Kit Miller

Kit Miller, a software engineer by trade, is coupling his knowledge of coding and web-based software with urban informatics to predict fires in Boston. The second-year student in the M.S. in Urban Informatics is conducting a fire risk assessment of Boston using public data from the city…
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