Wagner School Alumni eNews – August, 2005

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NYU Announces Launch of John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress


NYU announced the establishment of the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, to be housed at the Wagner School. The Center, named in honor of NYU President Emeritus and former Member of Congress, Dr. John Brademas, will undertake research, teaching, and public outreach activities focused on the role of Congress in making national policy. Wholly bipartisan, the Center will bring together current and former Presidents, Senators, Representatives, and other U.S. public officials; parliamentarians from other countries; journalists; students, and scholars to discuss the processes by which Congress shapes policy, as well as important issues of national policy. Read more.

Prof Ingrid Ellen Testifies at Congressional Hearing

Wagner professor Ingrid Gould Ellen testified at a House Government Reform Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census field hearing, on July 25. Other witnesses at the hearing, "The New York City Experience: How has the Community Development Block Grant Program Shaped the Big Apple," included New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. Read her full testimony here.

NYU Wagner's Paul Light Releases Report on Defense Dept. Overhaul

As Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld is a bold bureaucratic reformer, though his long-term success (and legacy) is far from assured, according to a new policy brief by NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light. Read Prof. Light's policy briefing (PDF).


Events and Regional Activities:
August/September 2005


Talks, Receptions and Seminars


The Fall event schedule is currently in development. For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Calendar.

  • Sept. 16th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm "Leadership, Performance and Social Change: The Art of �Acting� in the World" A panel on the role of performance arts in policy and social change. (RSVP to Ana Carvajalino.)


Office of Career Services: On-Campus Info Sessions

Information Sessions are a great way to gather in-depth info on a employer, make contacts, and network. Here are just a few of the organizations that OCS will be seeing in the fall:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Chemonics International
  • Courtyard Group Healthcare Consulting
  • MAXIMUS Government Consulting
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  • U.S. Department of State

For a full listing of currently scheduled Information Sessions and instructions on how to register, visit the OCS Website.


Call for Papers: Get Published in the Wagner Review

The Wagner Review is the student-run academic journal of NYU Wagner. The Wagner Review promotes dialogue on a wide range of issues related to public service, by publishing original research from a diverse group of students and alumni that reflect the academic programs offered and scholarly research conducted at the Wagner School. The Wagner Review is currently considering submissions from current students and alumni involving a wide range of topics, including public and non-profit management, public policy, financial management and public finance, health policy, health management, urban planning, and international affairs. The next edition of the Wagner Review will be published in May 2006. To submit a paper for consideration, download the Wagner Review Call for Papers (PDF), which describes the required format and submission instructions in full detail.



CareerWays: Help Develop the Next Generation of Public Service Leaders


NYU Wagner's Partnership for Innovative Practice (PIP) is launching CareerWays, a 10-month development program for a select group of promising young public service professionals working in the NYC metro area. PIP's aim is simple: to develop the next generation of public service leaders by connecting young people to practitioners, researchers and peers, broadening their exposure to the public service sector, and expanding their knowledge of public service career paths and opportunities. CareerWays will bring together 50 young people working in a diverse range of public service arenas for a monthly series of evening programs. In addition to these monthly evening sessions, CareerWays fellows also will be invited to events being held at Wagner, NYU, and throughout New York on varying topics of interest. In addition to recruiting Fellows, PIP is looking for recent Wagner alumni to serve as CareerWays mentors. Mentors will answer questions, monitor Fellows' progress on assignments, and provide support. Want to nominate someone to be a Fellow? Want to apply to be a Mentor? Find out more on CareerWays webpage.



Wagner Annual Fund


ALMOST THERE! Closing of the Fundraising Year


We're 90% there! Help us make the NYU Wagner Annual Fund goal of $250,000 before August 31st - make an online contribution and be sure to indicate that your gift should go to support NYU Wagner.

THANK YOU for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.


Did You Know...?


Khaled Amin (PhD '05) is an assistant professor at the School of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. Interested in public finance, fiscal decentralization, quantitative research methods, and program analysis and evaluation, Khaled also serves as a consultant for the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa region.


Scott Carey (MS '97) is the administrative director of LibertyHealth's Jersey City Family Health Center. In February 2005, he hosted New Jersey's acting Governor Richard Codey and NJ Commissioner of Health Dr. Fred Jacobs at a press conference held to announce the center's new drug pricing program and pharmacy.

Daisy Dominguez (MPA '97) joined Moodys Investor's Services' Corporate Communications department as Manager of Community Programs. Daisy will be responsible for implementing Moodys corporate-wide community involvement programs which encompasses The Moodys Foundation, the firm's employee volunteer programs and Moodys Credit Markets Research Fund. Congratulations, Daisy.

Rhys Filmer (MPA '03) was just hired at Innovatix, LLC, a health care organization that provides group purchasing and consultative services, as a Regional Sales Manager. Congratulations, Rhys.

Thomas A. Gelozin (MPA '78) is currently serving as the Director of Finance for the Virginia Attorney General's Office and have recently been re-elected as Treasurer to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Supportive Housing organization. Congratulations, Thomas.

Eric Korolev (MPA '03) was just promoted to Lead Project Manager at Blue Shield of California. Eric is responsible for managing various project management initiatives within the Network Management/Provider Relations department at Blue Shield and is focused on implementing new reimbursement methodologies directed to reducing the cost of health care. Congratulations, Eric.

Frances Lucivero (MPA '02) recently joined MagnaCare, LLC, a health plan management company serving organizations throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region, as their Senior Contractor, Medical Delivery Systems. Congratulations, Frances.

Hannah Richman (MPA '03) is the Chief Financial Officer of Friends of TEAM Academy In this position, Hannah is responsible for fundraising, oversees the school�s financial management, and conducts strategic planning for facility renovations and expansion.

Faithe Ann Scobbo (MPA '02, MUP '03) is a New York City teaching fellow, currently teaching science to special education students at a hard-to-staff school on the Lower East Side. She is also earning a master's in special education at Hunter College.


Be the next "Did you Know..."


In each Wagner School Alumni eNews issue, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your professional comings and goings with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu, and perhaps you'll be the next alumni "Did you know..."!