The mission of the New England Journal of Public Policy goes hand-in-hand with the mission of UMass Boston: To serve the people, and address the issues of a great urban society through outstanding teaching, research and service. While we address policy issues of all kinds, we tend to focus on issues of an urban society. While we address policy issues internationally and nationally, we pay particular attention to disciplines which can address issues at the state and local level. While we prepare our students for academia, business and the nonprofit world, we have special expertise for practitioners of public policy. And while we approach the discipline of public and global policy with academic rigor and objectivity, we tend to see the issues through the prism of understanding that social and economic inequities are inherent in our system; part of our mission is to develop the tools to evaluate and address those inequities.

Current Issue: Volume 32, Issue 2 (2020)

Other than “The Troubled Backstory of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment,” articles in this issue of the journal have their origins in presentations at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflicts conference at Oxford University, September 2019, which addressed themes arising from dual anniversaries—the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the 140th birthday anniversary of Albert Einstein. The presentations covered a wide and disparate geographical spread—with authors from Singapore, Australia, Turkey, the United States, Syria, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, and articles covering Myanmar, Japan, Australia, Turkey and Syria and Europe.

Front Matter



Editor’s Note
Padraig O’Malley



Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement, and Conservation
Yasmin Merali, Kevork Mourad, and Manas Ghanem


Turkey’s Map of Emotions and Its Political Reflections
Gokben Hizli Sayar, Huseyin Unubol, Deniz Ulke Aribogan, and Nevzat Tarhan


Padraig O'Malley
Design Editor
Stéphanie Heckman
Copy Editor
Debby Smith