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SUNY/CID Signs MOU with National Assembly of Quebec

The SUNY Center for International Development and the National Assembly of Quebec have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they will join forces to develop programming to promote legislative development around the world.
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Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises

Rockefeller Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum shares his insights on state and local government cybersecurity in the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society blog.
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Rockefeller Honors ​Class of 2015

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy honored the Class of 2015 at its annual graduate and undergraduate recognition ceremonies on May 16 and 17, 2015 at Page Hall on the downtown campus of the University at Albany.
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First-Generation Grads Thank Their Families

Rockefeller College is proud to share the stories of four families who are celebrating first time college graduates this year.
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Rockefeller Senior Dedicates Herself to Helping Others

In her four years at the University at Albany, Rose Avellino has found through extensive community engagement work that no act is too small to make a difference.
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Rockefeller Sanctions Expert Bryan Early Interviewed on WAMC

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Bryan Early, an expert on economic sanctions and strategic trade control, discusses his new book with Dr. Alan Chartock of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio.
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D.C. Bound

Rockefeller College senior Mary Campbell's dreams are coming true. Just days away from commencement she's already landed a job in Washington, D.C. and making plans for her move to the nation's capital.
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Michael Christakis, MA '01, PhD '05 Appointed UAlbany Vice President for Student Success

Dr. Michael Christakis, a Rockefeller College alumnus, has been named vice president for student success by University at Albany President Robert J. Jones.
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Professor Julie Novkov To Receive APSA Teaching and Mentoring Award

Julie Novkov, chair of the Rockefeller College Political Science Department, is this year's recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
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Tim and Matt Curran – Brothers and Best Friends

Through their achievement and outstanding example, recent graduates Tim and Matt Curran have carved a lasting legacy at Rockefeller for years to come. The brothers share the secrets to their success.
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Changing the Game

An all-conference football star in college, Matt Lowney was playing pro football in Omaha when a shoulder injury ended his dream of making it to the NFL. Suddenly facing a major change in direction, Matt had to rethink his goals and decided to pursue his Master of Public Administration at Rockefeller.
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Rockefeller Prepares To Honor Class of 2015

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy will honor the Class of 2015 this weekend during graduate and undergraduate commencement recognition ceremonies at Page Hall on the downtown campus.
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Kamiar Alaei, M.D. Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Kamiar Alaei, M.D., a Public Service Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Rockefeller College and founding director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) has been named a recipient of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.
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Moving to the Center Can Be Costly for Left-wing Parties

For several decades, center-left parties across Europe have undergone major soul-searching about whether a more centrist position helps them win elections. Rockefeller's Johannes Karreth and Jonathan Polk, University of Gothenburg, Sweden share insights in the Washington Post, May 6, 2015.
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Refugees an asset to state farms – Rey Koslowski op-ed, Times Union, 5/6/15

Rockefeller global migration expert Rey Koslowski urges lawmakers to propose legislation that offers opportunities for refugees with agricultural experience.
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Latest Drownings Highlight Plight of African Refugees

In a discussion with KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny, Associate Professor Rey Koslowski shares his insights on the migrant crisis in Europe and conditions in African countries that contribute to dangerous human smuggling networks.
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Inspiration Probably Only Role ISIL Played in Texas Shooting – Victor Asal, Sputniknews.com, 5.5.15

Rockefeller terrorism expert Victor Asal believes ISIL may have inspired but not provided operational support for the recent attack on the American Freedom Defense Initiative's Muhammad art exhibit and cartoon contest in Garland, TX.
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Gender Matters in Political Advertising

New research by Rockefeller Associate Professor Patricia Strach and colleagues Kathleen Searles, Katherine Zuber, Erika Franklin Fowler and Travis Ridout finds campaigns choose the sex of advertising voiceovers strategically.
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Rockefeller College Public Service Professor Thomas Constantine Dies

Former New York State Police Superintendent and longtime Rockefeller College Public Service Professor Thomas A. Constantine died on Sunday, May 3 at the age of 76 in Pinehurst, N.C.
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PVC Co-Directors Rethemeyer and Asal Discuss the Global Political Landscape -- Capitol Pressroom, 4/30/15

Rockefeller College Interim Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer and Associate Professor Victor Asal discussed the threat of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad on the WCNY's Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter. Listen to a replay of their interview.
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Not 'digital exhaust;' rather 'digital fossils' - Brian Nussbaum, The Hill, 4/27/15

Rockefeller Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum points out that our lives increasingly leave digital trails that tell those looking far more about us than we realize.
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'Sanctions and divestment attractive but flawed political tactics' - Bryan Early in TheConversation.com, 4/29/15

In this op-ed, Rockefeller Assistant Professor Bryan Early argues that sanctions have a terrible track record of success because they're usually too weak to work and too easy to get around.
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Rockefeller Hosts Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development

Dr. Kaifala Marah, a 2003 UAlbany graduate and minister of finance and economic development for Sierra Leone, was the featured speaker at the latest installment of the Rockefeller College Leaders in Public Service Speakers Series.
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Rockefeller's Nonprofit Workshop Series Receives Public Engagement Award

"Emerging Issues in the Nonprofit Sector" among nine programs to be honored at the 2015 President's Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement.
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Rockefeller MPA Student Awarded GFOA Scholarship

Zorana Lavin, a Master of Public Administration student in the Class of 2015, has been awarded the Stanley M. Schoenfeld Scholarship by the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association (NYS GFOA).
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Budgeting and Beyond

Professor David Matkin and his Rockefeller colleagues are committed to providing students with a skills-based public financial management education.
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The Big Challenge: Q & A with Mary Beth Labate, MPA '86

NYS Budget Director Mary Beth Labate talks about the fiscal and financial management challenges facing government today.
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American Presidency Expert Bruce Miroff Offers Perspective on Executive Orders

Professor Bruce Miroff, a noted author on the American presidency, shares insight -- and a bit of history -- on the use of executive order.
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American Presidency Expert Bruce Miroff Offers Perspective on Executive Orders

Professor Bruce Miroff, a noted author on the American presidency, shares insight -- and a bit of history -- on the use of executive order.
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The Inside Story: Scholars Martin and Fox Are Central to Rockefeller's Health Policy Research and Teaching

Rockefeller has strategically built a team of health policy experts made up of accomplished individual scholars who view issues "through different lenses, in different ways, using different methodological approaches," says Assistant Professor Erika G. Martin.
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The Inside Story: Scholars Martin and Fox Are Central to Rockefeller's Health Policy Research and Teaching

Rockefeller has strategically built a team of health policy experts made up of accomplished individual scholars who view issues "through different lenses, in different ways, using different methodological approaches," says Assistant Professor Erika G. Martin.
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Technically Speaking… CTG at Work

Since being created in 1993 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo, the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government has been dedicated to improving government and public services, both nationally and internationally.
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R. Karl Rethemeyer Named Interim Dean

Associate Professor R. Karl Rethemeyer has been named interim dean of Rockefeller College while Dean David Rousseau leads the establishment of UAlbany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
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NYSDHSES and NCSP Host Public Policy Colloquium on Emergency Management

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' State Preparedness Training Center, in collaboration with the National Center for Security & Preparedness, is hosting its third annual policy colloquium on May 7, 2015.
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"Homeland security at home here" – Rockefeller Public Service Professor Tom Constantine, TU Op-Ed, 3/24/15

Rockefeller Public Service Professor Tom Constantine, former superintendent of the State Police, shares his thoughts on UAlbany's new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
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Be Part of Rock Mob 2015!

The 2nd Annual Rock Mob photo shoot will be held Wednesday, April 8 at 5 p.m. on the steps of the NYS Capitol. A reception for alumni, students and accepted graduate students will follow at the City Beer Hall.
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NASPAA Announces Northeast Region Team Winner of its Inaugural Student Simulation Competition

Last weekend, students competed across the U.S. at five regional sites in NASPAA's Student Simulation Competition. (At left) Students from all over the Northeast competed at Rockefeller.
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Rockefeller Hosts Northeast Students for NASPAA Competition

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is proud to be the Northeast host for NASPAA's first-ever national simulation competition.
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Rockefeller Alumni Welcome Semester in Washington Students

UAlbany and Rockefeller College alumni welcomed students to the nation's capital during a reception at Bloomberg Government.
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"Tough Choices" Face Florida Governments -- New Report by Rockefeller's Matkin

A new report authored by Rockefeller Assistant Professor David Matkin and released by the LeRoy Collins Institute finds many Florida cities and counties are facing significant problems caused by retiree healthcare subsidies.
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Economic Statecraft in World Affairs: An Interview with Dr. Bryan Early – Steppes Dispatches, 2/24/15

Professor Bryan Early, director of the Project on International Security, Commerce and Economic Statecraft, talks with Steppes Dispatches, a blog and online commentary site that provides coverage on topics in Central Asia.
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Rockefeller Launches First Nonprofit MOOC

On January 26, 2015, Rockefeller College launched its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations."
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Rockefeller Alumnus Michael Christakis Named Interim VP for Student Success

Rockefeller College double alumnus and Public Service Professor, Michael N. Christakis, MPP '01, PhD '05 has been named interim vice president for student success at the University at Albany.
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'Why economic sanctions usually don't work' – Boston Globe, 2/13/15

Rockefeller Assistant Professor of Political Science Bryan Early, author of the new book "Busted Sanctions," explains why embargoes and other economic penalties tend to be ineffective.
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Nussbaum Participates in U.S. Army War College Workshop

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum recently took part in a workshop at the U.S. Army War College focused on cyber sovereignty.
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Professor Bryan Early's New Book Explains 'Why Economic Sanctions Fail'

In his new book from Stanford University Press, Bryan Early offers an explanation for why economic sanctions frequently fail even when employed by the world's most powerful countries. ​
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Rockefeller Alumnus Named CIO for Maryland Treasurer

Rockefeller College alumnus, Bryan Haynes, MPA 2009 recently accepted an offer to join the State of Maryland Treasurer's Office as chief information officer and director of information technology.
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From Capital to Capital: Rockefeller Students To Spend the Spring Semester Studying and Interning in Washington, D.C.

University upperclassmen travel to the nation's capital to take part in Rockefeller's Spring 2015 Semester in Washington.
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Trivia Challenge Brings Rockefeller Alumni and Students Together

Fifteen teams consisting of alumni and students battled over three rounds of increasingly difficult play. Faculty and staff generated challenging but fun questions on topics related to political science, public administration and current events.
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UAlbany's Center for Women in Public Policy & Civil Society Names 2015 Fellows

They come from diverse backgrounds, interests, disciplines and countries with one goal in mind — to become public service leaders who are able to take on the toughest challenges of the 21st century. They are the 2015 Fellows on Women & Public Policy.
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University at Albany to Host the Nation's First College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced plans for a College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity to be located at the University at Albany.
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