Congratulations, SGPIA Spring 2020 graduates! The entire SGPIA community is so proud of your hard work, and wishes you good health and continued success in the coming days.  Many thanks to the students, families and friends, faculty, and staff who attended the SGPIA Celebration of Graduate Research Conference May 11-12, and we look forward to celebrating with you in person when conditions allow! 

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During the Graduate Toast at the SGPIA Celebration of Graduate Research Conference May 11-12, SGPIA announced the winners of three of our spring 2020 recognition awards.  Congratulations to Julie, La Rainne, Natalia, and Candice

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Professor Nina Khrushcheva speaks on "Russia in the Times of COVID-19"
Professor Nina Khrushcheva recently spoke on "Russia in the Times of COVID-19" as part of the Bruno Kreisky Forum für internationalen Dialog, for which Nina serves as curator for the Russia on the World Stage programme (video link above). Nina also recently published an essay entitled, "Trump's coronavirus lies and propaganda suggest America needs its own 'perestroika'," as part of's "Thought Experiment" series.

In the run-up to last week's World Health Assembly meeting, Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr co-signed an open letter calling for a ‘peoples’ vaccine for COVID-19 with Presidents Ramaphosa of South Africa, former Prime Minister Gorden Brown of UK, and dozens of other present and former heads of state, political leaders, and leading academics.  Read more about this initiative on our SGPIA Blog.

Professors Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Manjari Mahajan, along with Professor Mark W. Frazier of The New School for Social Research are the co-editors of a new, collaborative blog between SGPIA and the India China Institute at The New School called "Pandemic Discourses: A Global Contagion Demands Global Perspectives." The blog aims to foster an interdisciplinary and global dialogue on the historical, social, and political dimensions of the pandemic, and will provide perspectives from different corners of the world, and especially the global South, bringing to the forefront variable and contested understandings of disease, expertise, and society.  Read more about Pandemic Discourses in our next SGPIA newsletter!

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Edward Gonzalez, Ph.D., SGPIA Class of '09
2019-20 SGPIA Communications Coordinator (and spring 2020 SGPIA MA graduate) Candice Jaimungal sat down with Edward Gonzalez, Ph.D., SGPIA class of '09, to talk about his experience at the New School, his career, and his work as Director of USAID's General Development Office, USAID/North Macedonia, including how COVID-19 is currently affecting Macedonia.

SGPIA is always looking for ways to connect with our wonderful alumni! If you have an update that you'd like to see featured in a future SGPIA Newsletter, then we invite you to submit it via the International Affairs Alumni Update form; SGPIA alums who are interested in getting more involved with our department, such as through mentoring a student or young alum, receiving career advice, or offering internship opportunities for current students, are invited to fill out our Stay In Touch SGPIA Alumni! form.
SGPIA is partnering with Health Policy Watch and the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health at the University of Oslo on a series of public webinars on Global Pandemics in an Unequal World.  The next webinar in our series, Global Access to Vaccines: the Politics of Negotiations and the Global South, is taking place this Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 AM EST and registration is available now!
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) recently announced open applications for their fifth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders.  Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture. The Fellowship provides a young woman with the opportunities and platforms to elevate the concerns and priorities of women and girls in their country in global policy discussions at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  Applications are due July 15, 2020; for more information, see the SGPIA blog.

The United Nations recently announced the open application period for their Young Professionals Programme (UN YPP), an annual recruitment initiative aimed at attracting highly qualified young professionals who are willing to start a career in the United Nations Secretariat as international civil servants. The application period is preliminarily scheduled for June-August 2020. For more information about the programme, please see the SGPIA blog.

The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) is currently inviting applications for an Operations Manager and a Digital Organizer.  To learn more, visit the MEJC website or the call for applications.

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