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Pamina Firchow, peacebuilding expert and scholar-practitioner, to join Heller School faculty in August 2019

Heller News Release
June 07, 2019

The Heller School has selected Pamina Firchow to join the faculty as an associate professor in the MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX) program. The COEX program trains master’s students to work in peacebuilding efforts in governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations or related fields, such as diplomacy, humanitarian aid and human rights. Firchow’s hire fills the vacancy left by Professor Emerita Mari Fitzduff, a founding member of the COEX faculty who retired in May 2019.

Recent News

Heller in the News
August 13, 2019

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

In AP, David Weil discusses shifts in corporate culture that have helped disrupt life for American workers, including outsourcing jobs not central to a company’s business.

Heller in the News
August 13, 2019

Trump Wage Enforcers Use Obama Tool to Aid Protesting Miners

In Bloomberg Law, David Weil says it's ironic that the Trump Labor Department is embracing the use of hot goods when he and the Obama administration were pilloried for using it.

Heller in the News
August 13, 2019

These innovators are using tech to help translate speech for people with hearing loss

Brandeis Now features a venture from Our Generation Speaks, unique 3-month fellowship program and incubator hosted at Heller that brings together Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs to build for-profit and not-for-profit ventures.

Heller in the News
August 13, 2019

Workers going bust in booming economy

The Boston Herald quotes David Weil's book, "The Fissured Workplace," on how contractors hire people at lower pay with fewer benefits and job protections and in some cases outsource work to still other companies.

Heller in the News
August 09, 2019

Could Mediation Reduce Morocco’s Divorce Rate?

In Morocco World News, Abdellah Azzouzi, MACOEX'20 says settling disputes and conflicts through mediation has been one of the options on the table in developed countries but is a relatively new option in Morocco.

Heller in the News
August 08, 2019

What's behind the US government's massive spending on temp workers

In CNN, David Weil says within government especially, he is concerned about temporary workers replacing the kinds of steady, secure professionals who could build a career and a life.

Heller in the News
August 08, 2019

Opioid Patient Worth $200,000 a Year to Purdue, State Says

In Bloomberg, Andrew Kolodny says OxyContin is one of the more potent opioids.

Heller in the News
August 08, 2019

Cruz completes executive MBA for physicians

In the Guam Daily Post, read about Michael Cruz who just completed Heller's EMBA for Physicians.

Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD'13

Heller in the News
August 08, 2019

Post-Deployment Screening In The Military Health System: An Opportunity To Intervene For Possible Alcohol Use Disorder

In Health Affairs, read a paper coauthored by Rachel Sayko Adams on unhealthy alcohol use in the military remaining a serious threat to health and military readiness.

Heller News Release
August 07, 2019

The Heller School Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Heller’s MS in Global Health Policy and Management Program recognized as making a difference for underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Heller in the News
July 31, 2019

Warren Draws Contrast on Debt Relief Plans

In Inside Higher-Ed, Thomas Shapiro says despite whatever technical or policy differences might exist here, the issue of student debt cancellation has broken through to the public.

Joan Dassin

Heller in the News
July 31, 2019

Catalysing leaders in the fight against social injustice

In University World News, Joan Dassin says if you create the conditions for academic success, the social change outcomes will come.

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