News & Events

January

Monday, January 8th
PUBLIC SERVICE TODAY Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century: Implemention of the Berger Commission's Report

PUBLIC SERVICE TODAY
Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century:
Implemention of the Berger Commission's Report

Brought to you by the Wagner Alumni Association

The Berger Commission was established as a broad based, non-partisan panel that, over the last year, examined the needs and capacities of the NYS health care system and developed recommendations to "right-size" hospitals and nursing homes.

Listen to the Commission's ED and other healthcare leaders discuss the implications of its recently released report, and what hospitals and other healthcare organizations are doing to meet the changing healthcare needs of New York.

With
- David Sandman, ED, Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century
- Audrey Weiner, CEO, Jewish Home and Hospital
- Robert Wild, Esq., Chairman, Garfunkel, Wild and Travis
- and moderated by Rogan Kersh, Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner

Monday, Jan. 8
8 - 10 am (8 to 8:30 Breakfast; 8:30 Discussion)
NYU Wagner, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10012

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Friday, January 19th
NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations

NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations
Edited by Lisa Jordan and Peter Van Tuijl

As NGOs have become more prominent, debates about NGO-accountability are also on the rise. Most of these debates, however, have focused on how NGOs can be made more accountable with very little conversation on what NGOs should be responsible for and to whom they should be responsible.

The contributors to the book "NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations" (edited by Lisa Jordan and Peter Van Tuijl; Earthscan 2006) will discuss and debate the role of NGOs within civil society and global governance today. Panelists will address the complexities and risks in regulating NGOs; the representation debate or who do NGOs really represent; the role of NGOs in global governance; global environmental and public policy campaigns; and relations between the state and civil society.

Panelists include:
- Patricia Armstrong, New York University Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
- Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School
- John Gershman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner
- Lisa Jordan, Deputy Director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation and Editor of "NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations"
- Enrique Peruzzotti, Professor of Political Science at Di Tella University Buenos Aires
- Juliet Majot, Independent Consultant and Former Director, International Rivers Network

Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
Time: 4 - 6 pm, Reception to follow.
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, January 22nd
INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ARTS

INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ARTS
Co-sponsored by Bridge and SNEAC at NYU Wagner

Monday, January 22nd
4:30-6pm
The Puck Building,
2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.
NY, NY 10012

Join us for an informal panel discussion on the intersection between the arts and community development and the role of innovative grantmaking.

Invited Panelists include:
- Leah Krauss, Arts and Culture Program Officer, NYCT
- Patricia Swann, Community Development Program Officer, NYCT

 

February

Thursday, February 1st
It's How We Live: Branding Strategies for Socially Responsible Organizations

It's How We Live: Branding Strategies for Socially Responsible Organizations

Hosted by the Nonprofit Network Wagner Student Group

Stand out. Build relationships. Inspire action.

Please join us for an engaging, interactive workshop to learn how to harness the power of branding for social good. At a time of intense competition for visibility and support, branding can help organizations stand out in the marketplace, build relationships, win loyalty and inspire action. Participants in this free seminar will learn practical tips and receive concrete tools for using branding to inspire your audiences and achieve success.

Presented By:
Mitch Baranowski, Principal, and,
Adam Gerston (MPA '06), Account Executive
Bemporad Baranowski Marketing Group (BBMG)

Topics Include:
- Top 5 Laws of Branding
- Case Studies: Branding Challenges Unique to Socially Responsible Organizations
- Discovering Your Brand's Unique Promise
- Branding Self-Assessment and Work Session

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, February 6th
Every Drop Counts: Barefoot Strategies for Clean Water and Sanitation for the Rural Poor

Every Drop Counts: Barefoot Strategies for Clean Water and Sanitation for the Rural Poor

With Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College

Hailed by Fast Company as "the best thing going" in rural development, Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College work with the rural poor to develop their own communities, and address issues of clean water, sanitation, and power.

Water is one of the most basic human needs. Yet, about 1.1 billion people worldwide have inadequate water supplies, and a further 2.4 billion have no improved sanitation. One of the UN Millenium Development Goals is to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015. To address this issue of access to water, Barefoot College advocates paying attention to centuries old traditions of collecting rainwater to meet daily needs for water, and leveraging traditional knowledge as the only long-term, cost-effective solution of providing water for drinking and sanitation in the hills, deserts, and neglected areas where remote, rural schools have no water.

Join us for a viewing of "THE DROP THAT COUNTS" documenatary and Q & A session with Bunker Roy on this compelling global issue.

Date: Tues., February 6, 2007
Time: 1 - 2:30 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, February 12th
Housing and America's Future, with Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation

Housing and America's Future

with Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy invites you to join us for an evening discussion with Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation, on the importance of affordable housing for America's future. Mr. Fanton will argue that increasing competition for scarce federal funds requires more compelling evidence of how housing matters for human and community development. To help ensure housing's prominence in domestic policy, it may be necessary to step up commitments to developing new knowledge and evidence.

Mr. Fanton's remarks will be followed by a panel of housing experts who will respond to Mr. Fanton's challenge given their academic, policy-making, and practical perspectives on the role investments in affordable housing play in revitalizing neighborhoods and helping individuals and families. Mr. Fanton and the panelists will then take questions from the audience. There will be a reception immediately following the panel.

The panel will be moderated by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Co-Director of the Furman Center

Panelists include:
- Shaun Donovan, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development
- Sandra Newman, Professor and Director of Johns Hopkins University's Institute for Policy Studies
- Denise Scott, Managing Director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), New York City

Monday, February 12th
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY

 

Monday, February 12th
New York's High School Crisis: Preventing Dropouts and Promoting Success

New York's High School Crisis: Preventing Dropouts and Promoting Success

Every nine seconds in America a student becomes a dropout. In New York City, the statistics are just as staggering. In response to a crisis that has gained national attention over the past few years, investors like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have helped New York City ramp up its efforts to reform the city's failing high schools and help more students graduate. But some say there is still a lot left to be done. Come hear from a panel of researchers and practitioners as they discuss their takes on the best strategies and the biggest obstacles to improving outcomes for high school students in New York City.

With:
- Shane Mulhern, New Visions for Public Schools
- Sarah Scrogin, East Bronx Academy
- Leslie Siskin, Associate Research Professor, NYU Steinhardt

Date: Mon., February 12, 2007
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, February 13th
Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

Puck Gallery Art Opening featuring a collection of works entitle "Dark Matter" by Mark Johnson, Adjunct Professor at The Steinhardt School of Education.

Thursday, February 15th
How the Media Covers Congress: Lunch with Linda Douglass, Former ABC Congressional News Correspondent

Brademas Senior Fellow and former ABC Congressional News Correspondent Linda Douglass will provide insight into the inner workings of congressional media coverage, how Congress has changed in recent decades, the degree of influence the media has on the institution and on the American public, and personal experiences, such as being the principal correspondent covering the Enron scandal. During the attacks of September 11, 2001, she was one of the only reporters who chronicled the panic and governmental crisis on Capitol Hill, later producing an exclusive report: "Congress in Chaos." In 2000, she spent three months on John McCain's presidential campaign bus, "The Straight Talk Express," filing daily reports for all ABC News broadcasts. In 1998, Douglass covered the impeachment trial of President Clinton. In January 1997 she was named the ABC News Justice Department correspondent, where she was the primary reporter covering the campaign finance investigation of President Clinton.

The event will open with remarks from Ms. Douglass, and will be followed by an open discussion period with the audience.

Thursday, February 15th
2007 Migration and Global Health Conference

2007 Migration and Global Health Conference

Hosted by the Global Health Alliance (GHA) at NYU student group.

The topic for the conference is international migration and its interactions with global health. Why are developing countries so predisposed to this movement of workers? What short and long term effects will it have on the health systems of the developing world? Join the discussion on the factors that contribute to the supply and demand of health care workers, its impact on health in the affected countries and various policy approaches that have been developed by governments and donors.

This event will bring together four pioneers in the migration of health issue, who are at the forefront of global health and international development, who will discuss the impact of the outward migration of health workers on the health systems in developing countries.

Panelists include:
- Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
- Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., Professor of Health Policy and Public Service, NYU Wagner and named President, New York Academy of Medicine
- Richard A. Cooper, M.D., Senior Fellow, Professor of Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Eric A. Friedman, J.D., Senior Global Health Policy Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights

and Moderated by
- Natasha Iskander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public Policy, NYU Wagner

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, February 20th
Policy in Focus: Comprehesive Immigration Reform -- what should it look like?

Policy in Focus: Comprehesive Immigration Reform --what should it look like?

President Bush, at his last State of the Union Address, acknowledged the "need to resolve the status of the illegal immigrants who are already in our country without animosity and without amnesty".

Cryptic words, but what does he mean? And why now?

How did we get to the point of having over 12 million undocumented immigrants living, working, and studying among us? What kind of legislation should become law so that it is both beneficial to immigrant groups and society as a whole? Leave the sound bite immigration debate for the t.v., and join us for a deep look at an issue that concerns all Americans, legal or not.

Panelists include:
- Ron Hayduk, Co-Founder, The Immigrant Voting Project
- Thomas Shae, Esq., Director of Advocacy and Training, New York Immigration Coalition
- and others....

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, February 21st
Localizing the MDGs through Innovative Leadership

Localizing the MDGs through Innovative Leadership

with Robertson Work, former Principal Policy Advisor on Decentralised Governance, UNDP and current founder and director of the Hillside Institute

What is necessary to achieve the MDGs at local levels? Business as usual will not get us there. Innovative strategies, initiatives and approaches catalyzed by innovative leaders are required. The presentation and dialogue will explore efforts by UNDP over the past few years in the Philippines, Nepal, Kenya, Albania and Barbados that have tested a powerful approach to localizing the MDGs called social artistry. Social artistry goes beyond technical, mechanistic and bureaucratic solutions to include effective, creative, inspiring and profoundly human processes. In addition to institutional solutions, social artistry includes cultural, personal and interpersonal approaches. Local governments, citizens, NGOs and businesses are coming together in innovative partnerships to localize the MDGs by activating change in physical, psychological, mythological and spiritual dimensions. Participants in this event will experience some of these processes for themselves.

Date: Wed., February 21st, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Friday, February 23rd
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

The Women of Color Policy Network and the New York Local Organizing Committee of the National Hip Hop Political Convention present a free screening of "Beyond Beats and Rhymes," a groundbreaking 60 minute documentary that examines representation of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip hop culture.

A panel discussion will follow.

Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, February 26th
The Hannah Engle Jewish Communal Management Lecture: CHANGING THE FACE OF LEADERSHIP

The Hannah Engle Jewish Communal Management Lecture
CHANGING THE FACE OF LEADERSHIP
with SHIFRA BRONZNICK

Hosted by the Wagner-Skirball Program in Nonprofit Management and Judaic Studies

Please join us in this memorial lecture as we honor Hannah Beth Engle, a student at Wagner and Skirball, who was tragically killed January 22, 2006, a few months before she would have graduated. We hope that the ideas and discussion will include friends, colleagues and those who shared her vision.

Shifra Bronznick, Founding President, Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community will speak about the changing role of women and leadership in the Jewish community, a topic that was important to Hannah. We look forward to seeing you there as we honor Hannah's memory for supporting excellence in Jewish communal work.

Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, February 26th
CANCELLED!!! What's New and What's News in the 2008 Campaign: The Dynamic Relationship among Presidential Politics, News and Public Opinion

CANCELLED!!!

What's New and What's News in the 2008 Campaign:

The Dynamic Relationship among Presidential Politics, News and Public Opinion

with Maxine Isaacs, adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former press secretary and deputy campaign manager to Vice President Walter F. Mondale

The 2008 presidential campaign will be the first in 80 years in which neither an incumbent nor a former president or vice president is running the office. Candidates already are jumping into (and out of) the race, and the two parties' nominees will be known to us less than 13 months from now. The voters are paying attention in very high numbers -- which is unusual this early in American presidential politics -- and the media, with more outlets and more airtime and space to fill, are reporting every occurrence and misstep.

In this frenetic atmosphere, it is tempting to believe that the world is new and that the 2008 presidential campaign and election will be unlike any we've ever seen before. But as the issues and individuals may change, certain things remain the same -- for example, the way in which people learn about matters in the public sphere and the way in which people reach their judgments about politics, even (or especially) in a climate of uncertainty.

Join Maxine Isaacs for a dynamic discussion as she examines not just the press and the politicians, but also the voters as they begin to try to reach their judgments about what's at stake in 2008, and who will be best able to lead us in the future.

Date: Monday, Feb 26, 2007
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, February 28th
International Internships: Stories from the Field

International Internships: Stories from the Field
Panel Discussion

Wagner students discuss their summer internships, and offer advice to those seeking internships abroad this summer!

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

March

Friday, March 2nd
What's New in British Health Care Reform?

What's New in British Health Care Reform?

The National Health Service (NHS) in England is undergoing its most far-reaching change since its creation in 1948. While it will remain funded largely by the government and free at the point of use to all those in need of care and treatment, the way health services are provided is changing radically. The Blair government is introducing market-style changes which aim to increase pluralism in the provision of services, efficiency in the allocation of resources, and responsiveness to patient preferences. It is encouraging new providers from the private sector to enter the market and compete with existing providers or replace them.

- Is the government's prescription for change the only one available and the most optimal?
- Where is the evidence to justify such a huge upheaval? Market-style policies and competition are heralded as resulting in better services because patients will be able to exercise choice as to where they receive hospital care but where is the evidence to support such a radical policy shift?
- Does it matter that these changes have been dreamed up by politicians and their special advisers in relative secrecy with virtually no engagement with either the health care professions or the public?

Featuring:
David Hunter, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Durham and director of the Centre for Public Policy and Health, School of Health and Wolfson Research Institute.

With discussants:
- Ted Marmor, Professor of politics and public policy, Yale School of Organization and Management
- Rosemary Stevens, Ph.D, Distinguished Scholar in Social Medicine and Public Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator:
Victor G. Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management Wagner/NYU

Date: Friday, March 2, 2007
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, March 5th
NYU Wagner's INTERSECTIONS with Lesley Stahl: A Discussion with Irshad Manji

NYU Wagner's INTERSECTIONS
with Lesley Stahl

Irshad Manji, Author of the National Bestseller, "The Trouble with Islam Today" will talk with Lesley Stahl, CBS News, about her New PBS Documentary "Faith without Fear".

Date: Monday, March 5, 2007
Time: 5 - 6:30 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building's Skylight Ballroom, 7th Floor
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, March 7th
The New Accountability Agenda: Making Democracy Work for Human Development

The New Accountability Agenda: Making Democracy Work for Human Development

With the co-authors of "Reinventing Accountability: Making Democracy Work for Human Development" (Palgrave Press, 2004):

Anne Marie Goetz, political scientist and professorial fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Rob Jenkins, professor of political science at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Thursday, March 8th
Preserving Affordable Housing in NYC: New Challenges and Opportunities

Preserving Affordable Housing in NYC: New Challenges and Opportunities

Sponsored by the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Finance Society

The recent sale of Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and Starrett City shined a spotlight on the challenges of preserving affordable housing for working class families in New York City. The City has approximately 250,000 units of government-assisted housing, including units built as part of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, the Mitchell-Lama program, and through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As affordability restrictions expire and aging properties present ever greater capital needs, many owners are tempted to take advantage of the City's strong real estate market and leave the affordability programs. In response, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made preserving 73,000 of these units and creating another 92,000 by 2012 a cornerstone of his administration.

Join us on March 8th for a discussion on the challenges of preserving affordable housing in the current real estate market. Hear from developers and financiers about their experiences and perspectives on the future of affordable housing in New York and learn about the Bloomberg administration's ambitious programs to maintain affordable housing for low- and middle-income New Yorkers.

Confirmed speakers*:
- Rafael Cestero, Deputy Commissioner for Development, NYC Dept. of Housing, Preservation and Development
- Michael Lappin, President and CEO, The Community Preservation Corporation
- Urmas Naeris, Chief Credit Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation
- Adam Weinstein, President and CEO, The Phipps Houses Group

Moderator:
- Jerry Salama, Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Furman Hall, Room 216, 245 Sullivan Street

 

Thursday, March 8th
The Changing Role of Women in the Family, in the Workplace, and in the World Community

The Changing Role of Women in the Family, in the Workplace, and in the World Community

Hosted by the Wagner Women's Caucus, and co-sponsored by the International Public Service Association and NYU Wagner's Office of International Programs

Come celebrate International Women's Day at Wagner. The Wagner Women's Caucus is hosting a panel on "The Changing Role of Women in the Family, in the Workplace, and in the World Community."

With:
- Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute, Concerned Women for America
- Aparna Mehrotra, Focal Point for Women at the United Nations
- Purvi Shah, Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women
- Family Care International (exact speaker to be confirmed)

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2007
Time: 6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, March 21st
Do the Public Benefits of the Atlantic Yards Project Outweigh the Costs?

Screening of "Brooklyn Matters" + Eminent Domain Panel

"Brooklyn Matters" is a new film about the Atlantic Yards project produced and directed by Isabel Hill. Screening to be followed by panel on eminent domain with moderator Mitchell Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of urban planning and policy at NYU Wagner.

Sponsored by the Urban Planning Students Association (UPSA), Real Estate & Urban Policy Forum (REUPF), Students of African Descent Alliance (SADA), Wagner Transportation Association, (WTA) Wagner Environmental Policy & Action (WEPA), Wagner Finance Society (WFS), Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS) & Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA)

Please RSVP by 10 am on March 21 and arrive 5 minutes early to get seated for the screening. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204, 40 Washington Square South

 

Thursday, March 22nd
Developing affordable meningitis vaccines for sub-Saharan Africa

Developing affordable meningitis vaccines for sub-Saharan Africa: The convergence of an innovative commercial model with a major public health need

with Dr. Marc LaForce, director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)

Co-sponsored by Wagner's Office of International Programs, the Health Policy and Management program at Wagner and NYU's Master's in Global Public Health program.

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Marc LaForce, the director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a Gates Foundation sponsored partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). MVP established with the goal of developing affordable conjugate meningococcal conjugate vaccines for Africa. To accomplish this goal MVP has developed a novel public-private consortium that includes a public laboratory in the US and a major Indian vaccine manufacturer that has agreed to manufacture the vaccine at $0.40 per dose. The vaccine is expected to be licensed and introduced in 2008.

LaForce will discuss the meningitis epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, challenges in developing a conjugate meningococcal vaccine and the expected public health impact, and the potential for the MVP public-private model in developing other needed vaccines.

A light breakfast will be served.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Time: 8:30 am - 10 am
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, March 26th
New York State Medicaid Reform and the Spitzer Administration

Sponsored by the NYU Public Health Allaince Student Group

With federal budget cuts forcing states to examine how Medicaid benefits will be distributed (and to whom) and with New York State's unique Medicaid situation, this panel event will provide an opportunity to understand the issues facing New York State Medicaid reform and how efforts by the Spitzer Administration and New York State advocacy, research, and policy groups converge and diverge. We will also provide advice on how young professionals can choose to get involved in careers that directly impact these efforts.

With
- John Billings, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Service, NYU Wagner
- Denise Soffel, Community Service Society of New York and Medicaid Matters New York
- Elizabeth Swain, Community Health Care Association of New York State

Date: Monday, March 26, 2007
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room

 

Tuesday, March 27th
Confronting Economic Insecurity: Reflections on the Past -- New Policies for the Future

Tuesday, March 27 -- Reflections on the Past
Many have heralded the welfare reforms of 1996 as a success, citing the dramatic drop in welfare caseloads. Many others have taken a more critical view of welfare reform, in light of persistent economic insecurity for many former recipients and other low-income workers. This panel examines the impacts of welfare reform on people's lives and the public debate over poverty.

With
- Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics, New York University
- Jillynn Stevens, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
- Margy Waller, Director of The Mobility Agenda; Co-Founder, Inclusion at the Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Moderated by Rogan Kersh, Associate Professor of Public Service and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at NYU Wagner

Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room

 

Friday, March 30th
New Mobility, the Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Transportation," featuring Susan Zielinkski of the University of Michigan.

With the emergence of new services and products, new information technologies, and innovative public and private partnerships, we are approaching a new age of mobility and
accessibility in urban regions. This new age is about moving people and goods in ways that are greener, safer, healthier, more equitable, multimodal, multi-service, and connected door-to-door. It is also about moving less, reducing the
number and length of trips with the help of telecommunications technologies, smart land use, and urban design. Transcending the quest for a silver bullet, New Mobility takes a whole systems approach to understanding and innovating urban transportation, and engages a
wide range of private and public sector innovators, supporting the development of a nascent New Mobility industry cluster that works to address shifting and increasingly urgent urban
transportation needs globally. This session will present New Mobility concepts and opportunities with selected case examples from around the world.

 

April

Tuesday, April 3rd
Careers in Federal Politics

Interested in learning about the many opportunities and career paths available in politics and policy at the federal level?

Then please join the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, in conjunction with the NYU Wagner Office of Career Services, for "Careers in Federal Politics."

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Moderated by Wagner Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Rogan Kersh, and Brademas Center Acting Director Alicia Hurley. T

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Time: 6 - 7:30
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, April 4th
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Breakfast Series

The fact that the City is running out of buildable land has been widely discussed, and the conversation has sparked some creative ideas about how to address the problem. But if the City is going to build enough units of affordable housing to meet the production goals set out in the Mayor's ambitious 10-year housing plan, make up for the loss of affordable units we've seen in recent years and accommodate new population growth, even more innovative strategies will be required. The City, real estate industry and affordable housing community will have to move beyond looking at brownfields or empty railyards, and develop new ways to "create" land. To that end, the Furman Center invites you to join us in thinking outside the block and lot.

On April 4th, we will explore creative strategies for building affordable housing on publicly-owned, underutilized FAR. The breakfast will feature a very impressive panel of experts: Rohit Aggarwalla, Director, Mayor's Office of Long-Term Sustainability and Planning; Doug Apple, General Manager, New York City Housing Authority; Holly Leicht, Assistant Commissioner for New Construction, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; and Martin Dunn, President, Dunn Development.

We hope that you will be able to join us. Please RSVP by e-mailing the Furman Center at rsvpfurman@juris.law.nyu.edu or calling us at (212) 992-8140.
 

Wednesday, April 4th
2007 Kovner/Behrman Healthcare Forum

11th Annual
Kovner/Behrman Healthcare Forum

A Conversation with

James R. Knickman
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York State Health Foundation

Moderated by Anthony Kovner,
Professor of Public and Health Management, NYU Wagner

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
5:30 pm - 8 pm
NYU Wagner
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10012

 

Monday, April 9th
Global Climate Change and the Role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Global Climate Change and the Role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with Dr. Peter Heller, former Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, and author of Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change and other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges.

Economic growth in developing countries will need to be fostered in an environmentally sustainable way if greenhouse gas stabilization is to effectively occur. The IMF has emphasized the importance of considering whether or not the policies in Fund-supported programs may have adverse environmental effects. Issues of environmental sustainability are also increasingly recognized with respect to taking account of environmental effects in more accurately measuring real growth rates. Dr. Heller will examine these issues and more in his discussion of global climate change and the role of the IMF.

The event is sponsored by Wagner's Office of International Programs.

Date: Monday, April 9, 2007
Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, April 10th
A Conversation on Global Climate Change and the Environment

Senator John Kerry, author of This Moment on Earth, and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, author of Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America, will come together for a lively discussion on the topic of global climate change and the environment.

This conversation is part of a broader project of the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress on "Legislating for the Future." The project is designed to ask whether and how Congress can make wise decisions about long-term policy issues such as global environmental change. This particular conversation will allow for an exploration of the ways in which Congress might be able to resolve its differences on this long-range issue through institutional change, new analytic techniques, and legislative innovation.

Tuesday, April 10th
Confronting Economic Insecurity: New Policies for the Future

Confronting Economic Insecurity: Reflections on the Past -- New Policies for the Future

According to official measures of poverty, 37 million people in this country are poor. Many millions more who do not fall under the poverty line are struggling to make ends meet; facing rising health care costs, credit card debt, and declining earnings. Following a century marked by the New Deal in the 1930s and the War on Poverty in the 1960s, what will be the direction for anti-poverty efforts in this century?

This series of two panels will look backwards and forwards to focus on one of the most pressing social issues of our time.

Tuesday, April 10 -- New Policies for the Future
Poverty's pervasiveness is a major concern for policymakers, researchers, and advocates. Recent events, like corporate scandals and Hurricane Katrina, have focused public attention on the contradictions of extreme poverty in such a wealthy nation. This panel looks at new strategies for reducing poverty and profile innovative new policy proposals.

With
- Gordon Berlin, President, MDRC
- Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics, New York University
- Gail Nayowith, Executive Director, Citizens Committee for Children; Member, NYC Commission for Economic Opportunity
- Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director, Community Voices Heard
- Moderated by John Gershman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Administration; Director of the Office of International Programs, NYU Wagner

Both panels will take place at:
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, April 10th
Accountability and Governance Series: Linking Performance Management and Budgeting

Accountability and Governance Series
Brought to you by the Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy program at NYU Wagner

As governance is increasingly recognized as a more complex, multi-level process than just what governments do, issues of accountability and governance have come to the fore. These issues transcend borders, sectors, and organizations, from public sector managers to corporate boardrooms, from community-based women's organizations to Western disaster relief organizations, from national foundations to international organizations, and all the hybrid relationships in-between. The relationships between accountability, effectiveness, and performance -- often asserted and rarely demonstrated -- need to be unpacked in ways that produce new knowledge and guide practitioners aiming to craft effective mechanisms of accountability.

This seminar series will feature the cutting edge analysis and practical efforts that address these issues.

Accountability and Governance Series events will be presented from 4:30 - 6 pm at

NYU Wagner
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
2nd Fl. Conference Room

 

Wednesday, April 11th
Labor Standards and Corporate Responsibility

Richard Locke, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Political Science at MIT, author of the "Nike" case

Richard Locke is the author of the teaching case on Nike's response to NGO pressures to address labor standards of Nike contractors and he will discuss the many issues surrounding labor conditions and corporate business practices. Professor Locke was recently named a Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by the Aspen Institute.

This event is part of the Accountability and Governance series, sponsored by Wagner's Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) program. The event is co-sponsored by Wagner's Office of International Programs.

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Thursday, April 12th
The Politics of Budgeting For Federal Economic Development

Co-sponsored by the Stern Social Enterprise Association, the Wagner Finance Society and the Urban Planning Students Association

With
Susan Brita, Chief Adviser To the US House of Representatives for Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Susan Brita will discuss the political ups and downs of legislating federal support for economic development and other major projects. Ms. Brita provides oversight and management for the US House of Representatives on all matters regarding the authorization of construction, leasing, and property management programs of the General Services Administration (GSA) and authorizes appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, The Denali Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority.

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Tisch Hall, UC-65
40 West 4 Street, NY, NY

 

Thursday, April 12th
Trouble in Paradise? Making Sense of Violent Urban Conflicts Ignited by Cartoons, Films and Other Symbols

Trouble in Paradise? Making Sense of Violent Urban Conflicts Ignited by Cartoons, Films and Other Symbols

Discursive Politics in the European City --
Performing Authority after the Murder of Theo van Gogh

The assassination of the filmmaker Theo van Gogh by an Islamic extremist in November 2004 shocked the Netherlands. Critics of multiculturalism quickly linked the murder to the perceived failure of the 'soft' integration policies and questioned the authority and legitimacy of Amsterdam's political leadership.

It is tempting to connect this incident to the sudden outbreaks of violence in the streets in Paris and other French cities in 2004, the 'Danish' cartoon incident and the reports of a deteriorating relationship with the Muslim population coming from a variety of countries including Germany and the United Kingdom. They pose a fundamental challenge to the democratic authorities that are confronted with a discursive dynamics that is very hard to control. This lecture discusses the response of the Dutch political leaders to those challenges introducing a performative perspective.

With
Maarten Hajer, Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, April 16th
What's New and What's News in the 2008 Campaign

The Dynamic Relationship among Presidential Politics, News and Public Opinion

with Maxine Isaacs, adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former press secretary and deputy campaign manager to Vice President Walter F. Mondale

The 2008 presidential campaign will be the first in 80 years in which neither an incumbent nor a former president or vice president is running for office. Candidates already are jumping into (and out of) the race, and the two parties' nominees will be known to us less than 13 months from now. The voters are paying attention in very high numbers -- which is unusual this early in American presidential politics -- and the media, with more outlets and more airtime and space to fill, are reporting every occurrence and misstep.

In this frenetic atmosphere, it is tempting to believe that the world is new and that the 2008 presidential campaign and election will be unlike any we've ever seen before. But as the issues and individuals may change, certain things remain the same -- for example, the way in which people learn about matters in the public sphere and the way in which people reach their judgments about politics, even (or especially) in a climate of uncertainty.

Join Maxine Isaacs for a dynamic discussion as she examines not just the press and the politicians, but also the voters as they begin to try to reach their judgments about what's at stake in 2008, and who will be best able to lead us in the future.

Date: Monday, Apr. 16, 2007
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, April 16th
Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing - Part I

Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing

Hosted by the NYU Wagner Nonprofit Network (NPN) Student Group

The mission of the NYU Wagner Nonprofit Network (NPN) is to foster and enhance students' knowledge of and connection to the nonprofit community. Our organization facilitates dialogue about key issues impacting the nonprofit sector through panel discussions, workshops, and networking events.

NPN is organizing a two-part series on grants:
Part I: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing, Monday, April 16
Part II: The Foundation Perspective, Thursday, April 26

Please join us!

NPN's Grant Writing Workshop series will be presented from 6:30 - 8 pm at:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University, The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

Please select the session(s) for which you are RSVPing.

Monday, April 16
Part I: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing
Part I will focus on the basics of grant proposal writing. What is a boilerplate? How do you best convey your organizations' goals?

Thursday, April 26
Part II: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing
Part II of this series will feature staff from foundations in New York City who will discuss how their organizations select their grantees, as well as provide some key insights about how foundations operate.

 

Tuesday, April 17th
The High Cost of Dying in New York City

The High Cost of Dying in New York City

With Dr. John E. Wennberg, Peggy Y. Thomson Professor (Chair) for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences; Professor of Community and Family Medicine (Epidemiology) and of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. John E. Wennberg is among the nation's leading health services researchers. This evening, Dr. Wennberg will discuss his recent work, including his analyses of the health care costs for Medicare patients in the last six months of life in NYC hospitals as compared with hospitals in other major metropolitan areas.

Dr. Wennberg's pioneering research has documented huge variations in medical practice, contributing to the emergence of an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. This work has also led to a greater recognition of the importance of individual attitudes towards benefits and risks for many medical decisions, and Dr. Wennberg is a founder the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making which has been involved in developing video programs and other decision aids to help patients make important medical decisions. His more recent work has documented variation in the utilization of services and costs in the last six months of life, revealing that costs in New York City and many of its hospitals are among the highest in the nation.

Moderated by
John Billings, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Service, NYU Wagner

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, April 17th
2007 IPSA Annual Conference: Philanthropy in the International Development Agenda

2007 IPSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Philanthropy in the International Development Agenda

Philanthropy in the International Development Agenda - What role can it play to achieve positive sustainable impact?

Co-hosted by the International Public Service Association and the Office for International Programs at NYU Wagner.

NYU Wagner's annual International Public Service Association (IPSA) conference provides an opportunity for students, academics and practitioners to explore critical policy questions surrounding international development and trans-national public service.

While critics question whether philanthropy should play a role in development and whether it causes more harm than good, we look at the role of philanthropy in international development as given. In this light, the question remains as to how philanthropy can be more effective to produce positive, sustainable impact in development.

This question and more on the role of philanthropy in international development will be addressed in our conference by our keynote speaker, Gara LaMarche, and by our panel of practitioners and experts in the field.

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

Please select the session(s) for which you are RSVPing.

Keynote Address with Gara LaMarche, 1 pm
Gara LaMarche, currently Vice President and Director of US Programs for the Open Society Institute; President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Philanthropies as of April 2007.

Setting an Effective Agenda: The Need for Consistent, Transparent and Coordinated Philanthropic Efforts, 3 pm
With
- Dr. Susan Raymond, Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World
- Phangisile Mtshali, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation - Raman Nanda, Director of Finance, Acumen Fund
- Patricia Illingworth, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University

MODERATOR: Bruce Buchanan, Director of Stern School Markets, Ethics, and Law Program

Reception and Networking, 5 pm

 

Wednesday, April 25th
Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Politics, Mega-Development and New York City

Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum:
Politics, Mega-Development and New York City

With
Errol Louis,
Columnist, New York Daily News

With Mitchell Moss,
Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, NYU Wagner

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture
Limited seating available.

Location
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

 

Thursday, April 26th
Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing - Part II

Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing

Hosted by the NYU Wagner Nonprofit Network (NPN) Student Group

The mission of the NYU Wagner Nonprofit Network (NPN) is to foster and enhance students' knowledge of and connection to the nonprofit community. Our organization facilitates dialogue about key issues impacting the nonprofit sector through panel discussions, workshops, and networking events.

NPN is organizing a two-part series on grants:
Part I: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing, Monday, April 16
Part II: The Foundation Perspective, Thursday, April 26

Please join us!

NPN's Grant Writing Workshop series will be presented from 6:30 - 8 pm at:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University, The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

Please select the session(s) for which you are RSVPing.

Monday, April 16
Part I: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing
Part I will focus on the basics of grant proposal writing. What is a boilerplate? How do you best convey your organizations' goals?

Thursday, April 26
Part II: Basic Principles of Grant-Writing
Part II of this series will feature staff from foundations in New York City who will discuss how their organizations select their grantees, as well as provide some key insights about how foundations operate.

 

Monday, April 30th
The Hybrid Leader: A New Definition of Leadership in Education

The Hybrid Leader: A New Definition of Leadership in Education

With education reforms taking many new and exciting directions in New York City and beyond, the concept of "Leadership" in the field of education is a dynamic one. New and innovative ideas for education are coming from all sectors, from people with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. The traditional definition of "educational leadership" can now mean numerous things, from charter school management to social entrepreneurship and mission-based for profit organizations, as well as traditional structures like departments of education demanding business and other technical skills to carry out reforms. This event aims to explore the idea of what being an "educational leader" means today. We will examine how the combination of the traditional path and new alternative paths to educational leadership are affecting our schools.

This event will also be an opportunity for students to interact with potential employers and learn what specific skill sets these organizations are looking for in their leaders.

Panelists and participating organizations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Date: Monday, April 30, 2007
Time: 6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

May

Tuesday, May 1st
2007 Capstone End Event Exhibition

Capstone End Event Exhibition

The Capstone program is a valuable service that NYU Wagner proudly offers to the city, the region, and the world.

Join us for this year's exhibition where NYU Wagner students will display summaries of their work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Puck Building Grand Ballroom
293 Lafayette Street entrance

 

Wednesday, May 2nd
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Breakfast Series

The fact that the City is running out of buildable land has been widely discussed, and the conversation has sparked some creative ideas about how to address the problem. But if the City is going to build enough units of affordable housing to meet the production goals set out in the Mayor's ambitious 10-year housing plan, make up for the loss of affordable units we've seen in recent years and accommodate new population growth, even more innovative strategies will be required. The City, real estate industry and affordable housing community will have to move beyond looking at brownfields or empty railyards, and develop new ways to "create" land. To that end, the Furman Center invites you to join us in thinking outside the block and lot.

on May 2nd, will explore the potential for building affordable housing on space currently owned by non-profits. It will feature Kirk Goodrich, Vice President, Enterprise Community Investment, Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee, and John Tynan, Director of Housing, Brooklyn Catholic Charities.

We hope that you will be able to join us. Please RSVP by e-mailing the Furman Center at rsvpfurman@juris.law.nyu.edu or calling us at (212) 992-8140.

Space is limited, so please let us know at your earliest convenience whether you will be able to attend. Please reserve a space only if you definitely plan to attend (and if your plans unexpectedly change, please let us know in time to give your seat to someone on the waiting list).

 

Thursday, May 3rd
"Recording Voices: Communicating with Immigrant Families"

The Women of Color Policy Network
and
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
Invite you to attend the screening of:

"Recording Voices:
Communicating with Immigrant Families"

Thursday, May 3, 6:30pm
Rudin Family Forum
The Puck Building, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

A groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the language barriers which many immigrant families face in accessing education and health care services in New York City. Learn how one mother overcomes hardships in hopes of better opportunities for her daughter, who is faced with autism.

Following the screening,
there will be a Q & A session with:
* Jacky Yang, Parent
*Arlene Tucker, Filmmaker
*Ruchika Bajaj, CACF Advocate
*Ernabel Demillo, Modertaor,
formerly of FOX-5 Good Day New York

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Lee
212.819.4675 ext. 107 or elee@cacf.org

"Recording Voices: Communicating with Immigrant Families" was made possible
by a Tactical Media Grant by the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
 

September

Tuesday, September 11th
9/11: Six Years After

9/11: Six Years After

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.

With Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine since 2000. He served as associate director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and, from 1995 to 2000, was the Olin senior fellow and deputy director of national security studies at the Council of Foreign Relations.

RSVP coming soon.

Monday, September 17th
Sustainable NYC: Green Infrastructure Workshop with Neil Chambers

Sustainable NYC: Green Infrastructure Workshop with Neil Chambers

Co-sponsored by the Urban Planning Student Association, the Wagner Transportation Association, and the Wagner Environmental Policy in Action student groups, as well as NYU Wagner's Institute for Civil Infrastructure

Neil Chambers has been called a "green design guru". He is the CEO and President of Chambers Design, Inc and founder of Green Ground Zero. Neil also teaches at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at New York University. His courses explore the intersection of green design and environmental policy. Neil has worked on projects in the United States and internationally applying ecological principles to land/master planning, infrastructure improvements and architectural design. He is host of a television/webcast series that brings together experts from green industries to have in-depth, spirited conversations on various environmental topics. Neil is a contributing writer for greengroundzero.org, treehugger.com and guernicamag.com.

Monday, Sept, 17, 2007
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Rice/Newman Reception area
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.

 

Wednesday, September 19th
The Crisis in Medical Malpractice Insurance

The Crisis in Medical Malpractice Insurance
Sponsored by the Wagner Alumni Association

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT FORTHCOMING

With:
-Dr. Alan Sickles, M.D. - Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer - Cabrini Medical Center
- George Kehayas, Esq. - Senior Managing Partner, Garbarini & Scher
- Dr. Thomas S. Bellavia, M.D., President/New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007
6 - 8 pm
Location:
Cabrini Medical Center, Executive Dining Room
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY 10003

 

Thursday, September 20th
Office of International Programs Open House Reception

FOR MEMBERS OF THE WAGNER COMMUNITY ONLY

Office of International Programs Open House Reception

6pm - 7:30pm
Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.

Wagner's Office of International Programs holds its bi-annual open house reception for students and faculty interested in all things international!

RSVP coming soon.

RSVP coming soon.

Friday, September 21st
Legislating for the Future: Social Security

Legislating for the Future: Social Security

Presented by the Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, based at NYU Wagner

September 21, 2007
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn Building B-318, Washington, D.C.

Social Security remains one of the most controversial policy problems on the legislative agenda. Although many experts agree that the program is headed for crisis, Congress simply cannot find enough focus to examine the problems, sift through the solutions, and reach a consensus on how to protect Social Security into an uncertain future. The question is not whether the program will need repair, but what kinds of repairs Congress can bear.

This question will be addressed in three papers to be presented September 21 by the Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, based at NYU Wagner. The papers are written by several of the leading scholars in the field -- former White House aides and Brookings Institution scholars William Galston and Jason Furman, who has been a Visiting Scholar at NYU Wagner, and RAND scholar Steven Popper. Galston's paper will explore the politics of making tough decisions on the program, Furman will talk about potential policy solutions for the future, and Popper will ask about the long-range solvency of the program under different scenarios. Together, the three scholars will help Congress understand both what might be done and how to generate enough political will to act.

The program is part of the Legislating for the Future project organized by Paul C. Light, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner.

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Friday, September 21st
NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairman of BRAC

NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series:

Featuring:
Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairman of BRAC

Friday, Sept. 21
12 pm
NYU Wagner
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St.

 

Wednesday, September 26th
Sustainable NYC: A Conversation with Bruce Schaller, NYCDOT Director of Planning & Sustainability

Sustainable NYC: A Conversation with Bruce Schaller, NYCDOT Director of Planning & Sustainability

Co-Sponsored by the Wagner Transportation Alliance, the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Environmental Policy Alliance

Bruce Schaller is the Director of the newly created Planning and Sustainability division at the NYC Department of Transportation. He will discuss transportation policy and planning in NYC as well as his role in implementing several components of the Mayor's PlaNYC 2030 initiative.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007
7 - 8:30 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, September 26th
Managing Global Health Alliances

Managing Global Health Alliances

September 26, 2007
5:00 to 6:30pm
Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.

A book discussion event with Lucille Pilling, adjunct professor at NYU Wagner. Details to come!

RSVP coming soon.

Thursday, September 27th
Advocacy and Social Change Series: Got Vision?

Advocacy and Social Change Series: Got Vision?

Co-sponsored by Wagner's Public Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) program, the Wagner Policy Alliance and the OSA Gold Leadership Program.

With Sally Kohn, Director, Movement Vision Lab at the Center for Community Change

Sally Kohn will offer some provocative and engaging thoughts about the vision for social change in the United States, based on lessons learned from her interviews with more than 160 leaders of progressive organizations.

More about the Advocacy and Social Change Series:
This series will examine the tools, visions and agents that are fostering important contemporary advocacy and social change programs in the US and abroad.

Thursday, Sept. 27th
6:30 pm
The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Services
New York University
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

October

Tuesday, October 2nd
Accountability and Governance Series: Challenging the Performance Movement

Accountability and Governance Series: Challenging the Performance Movement

Hosted by NYU Wagner's Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) Program.

With Beryl Radin, scholar in residence at American University and author of Challenging the Performance Movement (2006) and The Accountable Juggler: The Art of Leadership in a Federal Agency (2002).

Dr. Radin will discuss the unanticipated consequences of the performance movement and issues related to the implementation of the government performance and results initiatives.

The relationships between accountability, effectiveness and performanceneed to be unpacked in ways that produce new knowledge and guide practitionersaiming to craft effective mechanisms of accountability. This monthly series will feature the cutting edge analysis and practical efforts that address these issues.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12 pm -1:30 pm
The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Thursday, October 4th
Racenomics Discussion Series - Risking the American Dream: Minority Communities and the Mortgage Crisis

Racenomics Discussion Series -

Risking the American Dream: Minority Communities and the Mortgage Crisis

Sponsored by Students of African Descent Alliance Wagner Student Group

While the mortgage crisis has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, minority communities have been hit the hardest. Even though the subprime market has increased homeownership rates in minority communities, a large number of black and Latino homeowners living in these neighborhoods are now facing foreclosure. The tightening of regulations, decaying housing stock, and high cost adjustable interest rate mortgages are making it virtually impossible for minority homebuyers to refinance or sell their homes. As a result, minority communities are overwhelmed by housing vacancies, starving these communities of much needed wealth, capital, and political fortitude.

With:
- Sarah Gerecke, Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC
- Ingrid Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, NYU Wagner

Thurs., Oct. 4, 2007
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, October 9th
SICKO: The Realities of Universal Health Care

SICKO: The Realities of Universal Health Care

Sponsored by the Wagner Health Network student group

In Michael Moore's recent controversial film, "SICKO", the filmmaker looks at universal free health care systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba, in comparison to the system within the United States. He explores the roots of those health care systems, and the inability of the United States to establish a system that will cover all Americans. This film also looks at health insurance, pharmaceutical companies, and the political system as major factors for the current system in the U.S.; where 46 million Americans remain uninsured.

This panel discussion will speak to the issues brought up in Moore's film. Why is the United States the only western industrialized nation who does not insure all of its citizens? Are the international systems of universal health care that much better? How are health care lobbyists impacting this process? Does the voice of the people matter?

With:
- Victor Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management, NYU Wagner
- Rogan Kersh, Associate Professor of Public Service and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU Wagner

Moderated by:
- Scott Hensley, Contributing Reporter and Editor of the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007
7:30 pm - 9 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
Rice Conference Room/Newman Reception Area
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St.

 

Thursday, October 11th
NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

with artist Jennie Aleshire. More information coming soon.

No RSVP required.
 

Thursday, October 18th
Advocacy and Social Change Series: Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Civil Society

Advocacy and Social Change Series:
Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Civil Society

Co-sponsored by Wagner's Public Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) program, the Wagner Policy Alliance and the OSA Gold Leadership Program.

With Mike Edwards, director of the Governance and Civil Society program and the Ford Foundation and author of "Future Positive."

Mike Edwards has helped to shape concepts regarding NGOs, civil society and international cooperation. He will share his thoughts on the role of philanthropy in developing and supporting civil society.

More about Advocacy and Social Change Series:
This series will examine the tools, visions and agents that are fostering important contemporary advocacy and social change programs in the US and abroad.

Thursday, Oct. 18
6pm - 7:30pm

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Services
New York University
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Thursday, October 25th
The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Development

The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Development

Sponsored by Wagner's Office of International Programs

With:
Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Assistant Professor at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

In this fascinating talk, Subramanian will discuss current research activities at Courant such as: WiFi-based Long-Distance Networks (WiLDNet), a new network connectivity solution that can offer very high bandwidth for $1000 (currently used to offer telemedicine services to over 30,000 patients/year in rural India); the role of "programmable cellphones" and their role in enhancing microfinance, healthcare and supplychain; paper watermarking and its applicability to secure health records and supply-chain management.

This ground-breaking area of research and ideas is relevant to anyone interested in international development, social entrepreneurship or low-cost service delivery solutions. The talk is accessible to the general audience and does not need any background in ICT.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Rice Conference Room
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Friday, October 26th
Bridge Bash: Building the Social Entrepreneurship Community at NYU

Bridge Bash: Building the Social Entrepreneurship Community at NYU

Sponsored by Bridge: Students for Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Wagner

Bridge invites you to connect with fellow students from across NYU's many schools, alumni, faculty, and professionals interested incombining best practices from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create social change. Wine and cheese will be served.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
6:30 - 8 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, October 29th
Advocacy and Social Change Series: Lessons from Organizing Campaigns

RSVP FORM
Advocacy and Social Change Series
Lessons from Organizing Campaigns

Co-sponsored by Wagner's Public Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) program, the Wagner Policy Alliance and the OSA Gold Leadership Program.

With leaders and staff members from Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard - a membership-led community organizing group - will discuss the book "Tools for Radical Democracy" and share examples of how constituent participation has shaped policies that improve the lives of low-income people.

More about the Advocacy and Social Change Series:
This series will examine the tools, visions and agents that are fostering important contemporary advocacy and social change programs in the US and abroad.

Monday, Oct. 29,
5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Services
New York University
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, October 30th
NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: J.B. Schramm, Founder & CEO, College Summit

NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series

Featuring -
J.B. Schramm, Founder & CEO, College Summit

October 30, 2007
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 speaker series "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century." This year's series features a remarkable selection of social entrepreneurs who have launched extraordinary programs addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Reflecting the NYU Reynolds belief that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge and practice, the series presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from across the spectrum of public and professional sectors who will share their insights as cutting-edge, far reaching change makers.

NYU Wagner
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.

For a complete listing of NYU Wagner upcoming events, please visit our Event Homepage.

Wednesday, October 31st
The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics

David Kirp, Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. and author of the widely-touted The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics, will argue that paying for preschool now can help save us from paying for unemployment, crime, and emergency rooms later. Kirp will discuss the findings of an extraordinary longitudinal study that shows the life-changing impact of preschool.

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: 4th Floor of Puck; Sociology Conference Room,
295 Lafayette St.

RSVP: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/events

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November

Monday, November 5th
Woman for President?

Woman for President?

Sponsored by the Wagner Women's Caucus

Polls currently show Hillary Clinton as the forerunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination, while Barack Obama and Bill Richardson are still top candidates. But do any of them have a chance of becoming President? This event will be a discussion about whether we as a country are ready to move beyond white male leadership.

Monday, Nov. 5, 2007
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, November 6th
Cooperation Creating Change: Stories from executives at Gap, SAI, Chiquita, and the Rain Forest Alliance

Cooperation Creating Change:
Stories from executives at Gap, SAI, Chiquita, and the Rain Forest Alliance

Sponsored by Bridge Wagner Student Group

Top leaders in companies and nonprofits address their challenges and successes in their partnerships both on a domestic and international front.

Confirmed panelists include:
* Dan Henkle, Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, Gap Inc.
* George Jaksch, Senior Director Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs for Chiquita International Services Group
* Ana Paula Tavares, Deputy Director and Director of Development for Rainforest Alliance
* Judy Gearhart, Program Director for Social Accountability International (SAI)

Mr. Henkle and Miss Gearhart will discuss their partnership regarding manufacturing plants and labor standards. Mr. Jaksch and Miss Tavares will speak to their relationship with respect to certification of agricultural products.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Wednesday, November 7th
Sustainable NYC: Post Carbon Cities Presentation

Sustainable NYC: Post Carbon Cities Presentation

Co-sponsored by the Wagner Transportation Association, the Urban Planning Student Association, Wagner Environmental Policy and Action, the Environmental Law Society, and the Sierra Club of New York.

Daniel Lerch is the author of "Post Carbon Cities," the first major municipal guidebook on peak oil and global warming. He is a program manager with Post Carbon Institute based in Portland, Oregon and has worked on urban planning issues for over ten years in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is also a co-founder of The City Repair Project, an award-winning non-profit organization working on community public space issues. Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Master of Urban Studies from Portland State University in Oregon.

This presentation will cover the following topics:
- the changing energy and climate contexts of the 21st century;
- the facts and fiction surrounding 'peak oil', and how the problem is really a much broader, more complex issue of 'energy uncertainty';
- what energy uncertainty means for cities, and why local governments in particular should take action on it;
- the parallel and evolving threat of 'climate uncertainty,' and what it means for cities and their local governments;
- what 'early actor' cities in the U.S. have already done in response to energy uncertainty;
- and recommendations for what local governments should do about the combined threat challenge of 'energy and climate uncertainty'

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:
New York University School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204
40 Washington Square South

 

Wednesday, November 7th
A Conversation with New York State Commissioner of Health Richard Daines

A Conversation with New York State Commissioner of Health Richard Daines

Sponsored by the NYU Wagner Health Program and the Wagner Alumni Association

Please join us for a conversation with State Commissioner of Health Richard Daines on the future of healthcare in New York State.

Wed., Nov. 7, 2007
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Monday, November 12th
The Farm Bill: Understanding the Political, Agricultural, and Nutritional Impact

The Farm Bill: Understanding the Political, Agricultural, and Nutritional Impact

Sponsored by the Wagner Health Network Student Group

A panel of leading health policy experts will discuss the impact of the federal Farm bill. Farm bills can be highly controversial and have an impact on international trade, the environment, food policy, and rural communities. The impact of agriculture subsidies in this legislation are the subject of intense debate both within the domestic and international communities.

Featuring:
Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of the best- selling book "Food Politics"

Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
6:30 pm - 9 pm

Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, November 13th
Accountability and Governance Series: Performance Measurement and the World Bank

Accountability and Governance Series

Hosted by NYU Wagner's Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy (PNP) Program

Performance Measurement and the World Bank
With Gail Richardson, World Bank

More on the Accountability and Governance Series:
The relationships between accountability, effectiveness and performanceneed to be unpacked in ways that produce new knowledge and guide practitionersaiming to craft effective mechanisms of accountability. This monthly series will feature the cutting edge analysis and practical efforts that address these issues.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
4:30 - 6 pm

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street

 

Tuesday, November 27th
NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening.

More information coming soon.

No RSVP Required.
 

December

Friday, December 7th
APASA Film Series: Welfare Reform's Impact on Asian Immigrant Communities

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

This documentary by CAAAV's Youth Leadership Project
challenges the success of workfare programs by exposing the way in which more than 500,000 families in New York City were pushed off the welfare rolls in the 1990s. Eating Welfare traces the journey of Southeast Asian refugees from war-torn Vietnam and Cambodia to the Bronx and examines the impact of federal welfare reform measures on them after their arrival. The film shows the creative approaches taken by the refugee community, particularly young people, to stop the most damaging reform measures. Eating Welfare makes visible to viewers what may be an unknown community and connects it to poverty and the impact of welfare policies on communities of color throughout the U.S.

Film will be followed by panel and Q&A with CAAAV's Youth Leadership Project organizers.

When: Friday December 7th 6pm-8pm

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance and the Women of Color Policy Network