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Putin Plays Chicken with U.S. Farmers, and Russians Lose -- CNBC.com, 9/2/14

Professor Bryan Early was interviewed by CNBC.com on the impact of Vladimir Putin's ban on imports of U.S. poultry. In the article, Early, an expert on economic sanctions and strategic trade controls, explains how businesses adjust to such sanctions.
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Exploding National Demand in Compliance Field Finds Prime Candidates Among UAlbany Students Studying Financial Market Regulation

Students and alumni of the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Financial Market Regulation (FMR) are well poised to reap the benefits from the growing, intense competition for qualified compliance officers.
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Rockefeller BA/MPA Student Karan Verma Brings H2O Zone to Campus

This fall, a new H2O Zone located in the Campus Center is providing free filtered and seltzer water to all. The complimentary hydration station is a result of the efforts of Karan Verma, a BA/MPA, who has made curbing the number of water bottles consumed at UAlbany a priority.
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"Judiciary upstate sorely lacks women" – CWGCS in Times Union, 8/26/14

In a recent letter to the editor published in the Times Union, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society Board President Anne Saile calls for balanced representation on the bench.
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Obama's Strategic Restraint: Doing "Smart Stuff" from Lawrence J. Korb, PhD '69 – The National Interest, 8/25/14

Rockefeller alumnus Dr. Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, argues that in looking at each situation and making a cost-benefit analysis before acting, President Obama avoids costly mistakes.
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Open SUNY Textbooks to Release New Work by Rockefeller Assistant Professor Yvonne D. Harrison

A book by nonprofit governance specialist Yvonne D. Harrison of Rockefeller College is among the titles forthcoming from Open SUNY Textbooks in 2015.
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Tuckahoe's First Village Administrator Hits The Ground Running — Eastchester Daily Voice

Rockefeller College alumnus David Burke, MPA '05 makes history as he becomes Tuckahoe, NY's first-ever village administrator. Previously Burke served eight years as the Rye Brook, NY assistant village administrator.
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From Scarsdale to the Finger Lakes… Rockefeller Local Government Specialist Tackles New Challenges

Rockefeller alumnus John Goodwin, BA '08, MPA '09 will be leaving his position as Scarsdale assistant village manager to take a new job in the Finger Lakes Region as the assistant city manager in Canandaigua, New York.
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"The Gulf of Tonkin and Lessons for the Global War on Terror" from Lawrence J. Korb — Defense One, 8/6/14

Rockefeller College alumnus Dr. Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics, offers a timely and insightful commentary.
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Russia May Find Ways Around Sanctions – Bryan Early, Washington Post, 7/31/14

Bryan Early is a sought-after expert for his insights on economic sanctions and strategic trade controls. Dr. Early's book, Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail, is due out from Stanford University Press in January, 2015.
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Sitting Legislators Giving to Super PACS -- "Unusual," says Michael Malbin, Washington Post, 7/29/14

Rockefeller College Political Science Professor Michael Malbin, director of the Campaign Finance Institute, provides perspective on sitting politicians contributing to super PACS.
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"Children don't pick terrorists" – Victor Asal, Times Union, 7/30/14

In a commentary published in the July 30, 2014 edition of the Times Union, Professor Victor Asal, takes issue with the argument that civilians are culpable for the actions of their government.
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Rockefeller Graduates Named Excelsior Fellows

Seven recent Rockefeller College graduates start their public service careers as Excelsior Fellows working in the Executive Branch of New York State government.
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U.S. More Aggressive in Pursuing Financial Institutions that Circumvent Sanctions – Bryan Early, USA Today, 7/9/14

Rockefeller Political Science Professor Bryan Early, an expert on economic sanctions and strategic trade controls, spoke to USA Today about the intensified sanctions probes banks are facing in the U.S.
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Availability of Open Health Data Key to Positive Health Outcomes Nationally, Researchers Say

In a June 24, 2014 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of researchers that includes Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Erika G. Martin called for expansion of access to governmental health data.
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What Should the President Do About Iraq?

Rockefeller Professor Victor Asal discusses the situation in Iraq on WAMC Northeast Radio's Vox Pop., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Listen to a podcast of the program.
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Rockefeller Alum Manages American Red Cross Disaster Response – Marine Corps Times, 6/9/14

A former Marine Corps corporal and current Navy Reserve lieutenant, Rockefeller College alum Clayton Kolb, MPP '07 puts his experience to work in a job he loves as American Red Cross senior director of disaster resource support and coordination.
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Rockefeller Community Celebrates Achievements of Alumni

Thank you to Jordan Lin, MPA class of 2015 and new Rockefeller alumnus Mahdi Mirdamadi Najafabadi, MPA '14 for producing this fun video scrapbook of Rockefeller College's 2014 Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
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Memories from Rockefeller's 2014 Undergraduate Commencement Recognition Ceremony

Enjoy a video photo gallery from Rockefeller College's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, May 18, 2014.
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BiH Parliamentary Assembly Honors SUNY/CID SGIP Partner and Staff Member

Mrs. Nejra Kadrić of the Institute for Youth Development (KULT), which is a core local partner of SUNY/CID's Strengthening Governing Institutions and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SGIP), was recently honored by the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
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Rockefeller College Celebrates Alumni and Student Achievement

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany celebrated the achievements of its distinguished alumni and newest graduates May 16-18.
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Rockefeller College Co-sponsors SAPA 2014 Public Service Excellence Awards

The State Academy for Public Administration's (SAPA) 2014 Public Service Excellence Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy on the downtown campus.
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Rockefeller College Honors the Achievements of the Class of 2014, May 16-18

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and former Treasury Chief of Staff Mark Patterson, BA '84 will deliver the keynote speeches.
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Members of the Class of 2014 Choose Law

Several members of the Class of 2014 are headed to law school this fall. Recently, Rockefeller College's Director of Undergraduate Student Services Zakhar Berkovich caught up with five of the future legal eagles on the downtown campus.
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From Montgomery to Albany to Ferrara... "An Amazing Race"

After completing his doctoral studies at Rockefeller, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Arnett, PhD '14 heads to Italy where he is Chief of Targeting for one of NATO's air operations centers.
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The T-STeP Fellows: Where Are They Now?

This May, Rockefeller College proudly graduates its first T-STeP Fellows: Patrick Campion, Tina Chang and Joseph Popcun.
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SUNY/CID Supports Council of Governors Devolution Conference in Kenya

With assistance from SUNY/CID's Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program, the Council of Governors held the first annual devolution conference April 3-4.
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Approaching the Finish Line

Over the last several months, three Rockefeller College doctoral students have been preparing to make the transition from graduate students to faculty members.
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Rockefeller College Honors Seven at Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Seven distinguished individuals will be recognized for their achievements and exemplary service to the public and to the College.
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Kimberly Segura, BA' 14

On commencement day, Kimberly Segura will have the honor of carrying the Rockefeller College flag in the University at Albany graduation procession.
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Former NSA, CIA Director Michael Hayden Speaks at Rockefeller College

Retired Four-Star Gen. Michael Hayden was the inaugural guest for Rockefeller's Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series.
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Rockefeller College Students Receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Three Rockefeller College students were among 11 University at Albany students who received the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
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"...the ability of the U.S. government to dramatically alter the foreign policy of Vladimir Putin is not going to be affected by small-time sanctions..." – Bryan Early speaking on CNN, 4/30/14

CNN's Carol Costello asked Dr. Bryan Early about the impact of possible sanctions against Russian billionaires.
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"Economic sanctions are double-edged sword" -- Rockefeller Professor Bryan Early speaking on NPR's Here & Now, 4/29/14

PISCES Director Bryan Early tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that sanctions imposed by the U.S. on a particular entity or country can harm American businesses.
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Former NSA, CIA Director Michael Hayden To Speak at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28) – Gen. Michael Hayden, retired United States Air Force four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural program in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series. A Conversation with Gen. Michael Hayden, moderated by Lawrence J. Korb, PhD '69, will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall, University at Albany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. The program is open to all members of the University at Albany community.
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May 9th 'Emerging Issues' – How Information and Communications Technology Can Work for Your Nonprofit

Spring 2014 semester sees the return of University's popular professional development series for nonprofit management and staff, Emerging Issues in the Nonprofit Sector.
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Secretary of State Cesar Perales To Deliver Keynote at UAlbany Immigration Conference

Rockefeller experts to present at University-wide day-long conference on the U.S. immigration experience, Monday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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Patrick Orecki, MPA Class of 2015, Awarded Prestigious NYS GFOA Scholarship

Patrick Orecki, MPA Class of 2015, has been awarded the Stanley M. Schoenfeld Scholarship by the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association.
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Vladimir Putin: The Untouchable Leader – Bryan Early comments in USN&WR, 3/27/14

Through its Parliamentary Strengthening Program in Kenya, SUNY/CID has procured an integrated electronic voting system and public address system for that nation's newly constituted senate.
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SUNY/CID Works with Kenya Senate to Integrate Technology into Legislative Proceedings

Through its Parliamentary Strengthening Program in Kenya, SUNY/CID has procured an integrated electronic voting system and public address system for that nation's newly constituted senate.
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UAlbany Students Travel to Belgium to Study Multilevel Governance and Take Part in Model EU

A group of Rockefeller College undergraduates traveled to Brussels, Belgium recently for an intersession course on multilevel governance and to participate in the 2014 SUNY Model EU hosted by Belgium's Vesalius College.
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McEvoy Named Chair of NASPAA Local Government Management Fellowship Advisory Board

McEvoy replaces outgoing chair Carl W. Stenberg III, MPA '66, PhD '72, professor of public administration and government at the University of North Carolina School of Government.
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Rockefeller Assistant Professor Erika G. Martin Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award

Dr. Erika Martin has received a two-year career development award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to undertake major research on the use of open data related to critical public health issues..
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Rockefeller Institute Announces New Open Data Health Policy Website

The Rockefeller Institute of Government has announced the introduction of a new website related to its fall Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop organized by Rockefeller Assistant Professor Erika Martin and Natalie Helbig of UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government.
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Rockefeller Alums Gather in NYC for Dialogue on Women's Leadership

Former U.S. Attorney General Christine Varney '77 and Justice Karen Peters were the featured speakers at Rockefeller College's recent New York City forum on women's leadership challenges.
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