The New York Times’ Room for Debate discussion featured contributions from two New Schoolers: Catherine Ruetschlin, a PhD candidate in economics, and Jim Standford, a Canadian economist who received his PhD from the New School in 1995. You can read their positions along with eight other debaters, who are all reflecting on questions raised by […]
The NSSR Dean’s Office has awarded funds to 7 student conferences being organized by anthropology, economics, philosophy, politics, and sociology. Keep your eye out for more information on these exciting conferences coming up this spring! (All dates are tentative. Conferences appear in chronological order) February 22 - “The State of Worldly Philosophy at The New School […]
A recent article by Ralph Nader appearing in the Huffington Post quoted and cited a study by Catherine Ruetschlin, a PhD Candidate in Economics. The study was conducted by Catherine (and Amy Traub) as a Policy Analyst at Demos, a public policy organization dedicated to reducing political and economic inequality. Nader uses the study to criticize the […]
Congratulations politics! Professor Nancy Fraser, who holds appointments at several academic institutions in Europe, has helped to secure a number of fellowships and dissertation grants for former and current NSSR Politics students. At the Einstein Foundation in Berlin, Germany, where Prof. Fraser holds an international research chair homed at the Free University: Brian Milstein (NSSR […]
Gema Santamaria Balmaceda, an NSSR doctoral candidate in Sociology and Historical Studies, is the senior report advisor for the recent UN Regional Human Development Report for 2013-14. The report is titled “Citizen Security with a Human Face: Evidence and Proposals for Latin America.” The report offers a series of public policy recommendations on how to […]
Belen Pueyo, a student in the Philosophy department will give a presentation at the 65th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference called “Rousseau’s Palliative Philosophy: Towards the Destigmatization of Amour-propre.” This takes place on Saturday, October 5th at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. You will find the abstract and more information at the conference website.
A number of NSSR PhD students recently won dissertation awards, grants, and fellowships to help fund their research. Some of these awards are highly competitive, so we wanted to say congratulations to the following students: Jessica Chavez, Psychology PhD student, won a grant from the Society of Family Planning Research Fund for an extension of […]
A recent NY Times article quoted on of our faculty member K. Vela Velupillai (NSSR Economics) and mentioned the work of an economics alum, Stephen Kinsella. The article discusses the life and work of economist Wynne Godley, especially in reference to the 2008 financial crisis. Godley’s models were exceptional in so far as they challenged what many traditional […]
Besides this blog, what blogs or online sources do you follow for advice pertaining to your graduate studies? Occasionally, GRADFACts will re-post articles from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and other new sources that might interest NSSR students and faculty. But what have you come across that’s helpful? A friend recently recommended a blog […]
An interview with Todd Kesselman, managing editor of Political Concepts and NSSR grad student. I: What do you want to achieve with Political Concepts? What do you feel differentiates it from other academic journals and what does it contribute to the conversation? Anything you want to expand on from your editorial statement on the website? T: Everything about the project […]
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