News & Events

January

Wednesday, January 30th
NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Jed Emerson, Founder, Blended Value

NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series:

Featuring Jed Emerson, Founder, Blended Value

Wed., January 30th
12 - 1:30 pm

NYU Wagner
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 Speaker Series "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" (PDF). 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.

 

Thursday, January 31st
Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Election

Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Election

Sponsored by NYU Wagner's Women of Color Policy Network, Research Center for Leadership in Action, the Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students, and the Wagner Policy Alliance

The 2008 Presidential Primaries have been a forum for many of the critical issues facing the country. However, race and gender, while examined through the lens of the careers of Senators Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, have rarely transcended the candidates. Now that race, class and gender have been pushed to the surface, how should they be interpreted? How relevant are the issues to the larger campaign? Irrespective of who wins the White House, how relevant are these issues to be to the next administration? This forum will use this moment to address the often divergent interests of women, especially white women, and people of color.

Thurs., Jan. 31, 2008
6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

 

Thursday, January 31st
A Presidential Candidates' Forum on Transportation & Infrastructure

A Presidential Candidates' Forum on Transportation & Infrastructure

Hosted by The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and co-sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York; the American Society of Civil Engineers; CUNY Institute for Urban Systems; the General Contractors Association; the League of American Bicyclist; the Municipal Art Society; Transportation Alternatives; and the University Transportation Research Center, Region 2.

We have invited all presidential candidates from both parties. To date, we have confirmed representation from the campaigns of Clinton, Obama, Kucinich and Gravel, and are waiting to confirm a representative from the campaigns of Senator Edwards and McCain, and that of Mayor Giuliani. We are also still working to obtain representation from the campaigns of Governors Huckabee and Romney, Representatives Hunter and Paul, and Senator Fred Thompson. (Senators Biden and Dodd, and Governor Richardson and Representative Tancredo have dropped out of the primary).

Samuel I. Schwartz, President and CEO, Sam Schwartz Company will be a key moderator at this event.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
8:30 am - 10:30 am
(Breakfast will be available starting at 8 am.)

Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
The Kimmel Center, 4th Fl.
60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10003

Space is limited, so please RSVP by January 25.

 

February

Monday, February 4th
Advocacy and Social Change Series: Perspectives from Supporters of Advocacy and Social Change

Advocacy and Social Change Series

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

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, Feb. 4, 6:30pm - 8pm:
Perspectives from Supporters of Advocacy and Social Change

With Carmen Ballentine, Edward W. Hazen Foundation; Kevin Ryan, New York Foundation; and Molly Schultz Hafid, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock

From youth development to neighborhood organizing to global justice, organizations working for social change need financial support to keep things running and accomplish their goals. Hear from staff of grant-making organizations (including a Wagner alum and current student) that are supporting social change in New York City and around the country and learn more about the important work being done by the advocacy groups they support.

The Advocacy and Social Change Series will be presented at

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, February 19th
Educating Outside the Box: Innovative Organizations Use of the Arts

Educating Outside the Box: Innovative Organizations Use of the Arts

Sponsored by the Wagner Education Policy Student Association and the Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture student groups

With increased focus on testing and accountability, schools are finding less and less time to devote to the arts. Today, new and innovative organizations are developing arts education tools and programs independent of schools and are finding a meaningful way to reach youth. This event aims to explore and highlight a few organizations that are making a difference.

Attendees will be placed in rotations to hear presentations and engage in workshops by each of the confirmed organizations. Immediately following the third workshop, invitees and organizations will have the opportunity for a brief discussion, followed by a reception with refreshments.

Innovative education organizations participating are:
- Rhythm, Rhyme, Results
- Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
- Publicolor

Feb. 19, 2008
6 - 9 pm
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, February 20th
NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund

NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series:

Featuring Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund

Wed., Feb. 20
5 - 6:30 pm

NYU Wagner
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 Speaker Series "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" (PDF). 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.

 

Tuesday, February 26th
TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTIONS with Author Anthony Perl

TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTIONS with Author Anthony Perl

Sponsored by The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management and the NYU Wagner Transportation Association Student Group

Please join us for breakfast with Anthony Perl, Professor and Director, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, who will be presenting on his new book Transportation Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil, co-authored with Richard Gilbert, Urban Transport & Energy Consultant, Toronto. Copies of the book will also be available.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
8:30 am - 10 am
(Breakfast will be available starting at 8 am.)

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

In an effort to foster productive dialogue, seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by February 22, 2008.

 

March

Tuesday, March 4th
The Hannah Engle Jewish Communal Management Lecture

The Hannah Engle Jewish Communal Management Lecture

with STEVE SCHWAGER

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

Please join us at 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.

Steve Schwager, Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will be the keynote speaker. We look forward to seeing you there as we honor Hannah's memory for supporting excellence in Jewish communal work.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

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

 

Wednesday, March 5th
NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Karen Tse, Founder & CEO, International Bridges to Justice

NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series:

Featuring Karen Tse, Founder & CEO, International Bridges to Justice

Wed. March 5
12 - 1:30 pm

NYU Wagner
The Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 Speaker Series "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" (PDF). 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.

 

Thursday, March 6th
Global Nomads in Today's Global Workplace

Global Nomads in Today's Global Workplace

Thursday, March 6
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
OISS, 561 LaGuardia Place (Corner of West 3rd Street)

Co-Sponsors: NYU Wagner International Public Service Association and the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

*Do you have a hard time defining where home is?
*Does your passport not necessarily represent your identity?
*Have you ever--or are you thinking of-living and working abroad?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions then come join us for a discussion and exchange on the Global Nomad experience and its influence on our career/life choices.

The "third culture" phenomenon is a growing lifestyle within today's global societies. Living and/or working in a country that we are not born in is quickly becoming an expected and even desired experience. What are the workplace implications for those who have been raised in such an experience for an extended time or for those who find themselves living it now? Learn how "the professional is personal" to this growing population and perhaps even to you. This open discussion will include excerpts from a video, a small panel, and a facilitated discussion.

Thursday, March 6
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
OISS, 561 LaGuardia Place (Corner of West 3rd Street)

Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact kristina.corvin@nyu.edu

 

Friday, March 7th
Philanthropy and Politics Series:Funding Advocacy at the Local and International Levels

Philanthropy and Politics Series:
Funding Advocacy at the Local and International Levels

With over $550 billion dollars in assets and annual contributions exceeding $36 billion per year, private charitable foundations are a source of concentrated social and political influence in American society. Despite the fact that their giving only represents less than 13% of the $295 billion given last year to charitable causes, many believe that foundations exert a disproportionately large degree of influence on the political and social development of our country. Organized as part of a new Wagner undergraduate seminar course of the same title, this speakers series brings philanthropic leaders to Wagner to share their experiences and thoughts on key issues related to funding advocacy and social change.

With Kevin Ryan, Program Officer, New York Foundation; Iris Morales, Executive Director, Union Square Awards; Andy Lin, Trustee, Grantmakers Without Borders; and Rahsaan Harris, Program Executive for Bermuda, Atlantic Philanthropies

All conversations will be presented from 1-2:30pm at

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 (except where noted otherwise)

 

Monday, March 10th
Navigating the Politics of Healthcare: Election 2008

Navigating the Politics of Healthcare: Election 2008

Hosted by NYU Public Health Alliance Student Group

What are the facts and fallacies behind the presidential candidates' healthcare proposals? Given the projected recession and $400 billion budget deficits annually for the coming years, how will our new president be able to enact significant healthcare reform on the magnitude required? Come join us for a stimulating discussion of these and other questions as policy experts provide their insight into the realities and illusions of presidential candidates' healthcare proposals.

With:
- Howard Berliner, SC.D, Professor, Program in Health Services Management and Policy, Milano Graduate School, New School University
- Len Rodberg, Ph.D., Treasurer and Research Director, Physicians for a National Health Program, New York Metro Chapter

Mon., Mar. 10, 2008
6 pm - 7:30 pm

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

 

Tuesday, March 11th
Conversations with Champions of Moral Courage

Conversations with Champions of Moral Courage

Hosted by NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action.

A series of intimate dialogues hosted by Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner. The Moral Courage Project explores how to challenge intellectual conformity and self-censorship as an act of public service.

On March 11th, join Irshad as she engages Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, one of the Muslim world's most maverick thinkers. His new book, Islam and the Secular State, argues that sincere faith requires the believer to be free. But is this heresy in Islam?

Tues., Mar. 11, 2008
6:30 pm - 8 pm

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, March 12th
Denationalization of Knowledge and Globalization of the Mind:With Jean-Marc Coicaud, United Nations University

Denationalization of Knowledge and Globalization of the Mind:
With Jean-Marc Coicaud, head of the United Nations University at the Office of the United Nations in New York

Sponsored by the International Public Service Association student group

In today's world, national societies, developed and developing, are more and more internationalized. At the same time, with the growth of international norms, the international realm is more and more socialized. These two trends, far from bringing about more peaceful relations, come along with deep tensions, if not conflicts within and among countries. People and countries beyond borders remain strangers to each other. The very nature of the academic understanding of international affairs does not help the situation. For most of it, especially in the fields of international relations, history, law and philosophy, it remains shaped and the captive of national divides. This presentation will explore what is at stake, intellectually and politically, in the state of affairs. It will indicate how to denationalize knowledge, namely paradoxically by learning about a variety of intellectual and cultural traditions, and contribute to a globalization of the mind which would be respectful of the plurality of the world.

Wed., Mar. 12, 2008
12 pm - 1:15 pm

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, March 26th
Faith Without Fear: An Evening with Muslim Reformer Irshad Manji

Faith Without Fear:
An Evening with Muslim Reformer Irshad Manji

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
6:00-8:00 PM

An award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and human rights activist, Irshad Manji has received death threats and distinctions for her internationally best-selling book, The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. As founding director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action, Irshad's mission is to develop leaders who will challenge political correctness, self-censorship and intellectual conformity. Please join us for a thought-provoking evening with an inspired thinker and doer.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
6:00-6:45 PM: Networking reception
6:45-8:00 PM: Lecture, Q&A, and booksigning

Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor
60 Washington Square South (at the corner of LaGuardia Place)

For more information about this event or the NYU Women's Initiative, please contact Carol Gardner, director of the NYU Women's Initiative, at (212) 998-6422.

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

Wednesday, March 26th
The Mannahatta Project: Mapping Manhattan Island of 400 Years Ago

The Mannahatta Project: Mapping Manhattan Island of 400 Years Ago

Sponsored by the Wagner Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) and the Wagner Environmental Policy in Action (WEPA) Student Groups

With Eric Sanderson, PhD, Landscape Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

The Mannahatta Project aims to reconstruct the ecology of Manhattan when Henry Hudson first explored the area in 1609. Thanks to the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the project is nearly completed after almost a decade of research, including new methods in geographic analysis and a unique 18th-century map. The research shows Manhattan's ancient stream, American Chestnut groves, black bear territories, and where the Lenapepeoplefished and hunted. Most history books dispense of the pre-Europeanhistoryof New York in only a few pages. The Mannahatta Project seeks to expand our current understanding of pre-European New York and the environmental foundation of the city.

The Mannahatta Project also raises important questions for urban planning:
- How must we take the natural environment into account in present-day urban planning projects?
- Are there ways to restore the historic ecological functions of parts of our city while maintaining the urban fabric?
- If there has been such a radical change in landscape function over the past 400 years, what will New York look like in another 400 years?

Wed., Mar. 26, 2008
12:30 pm - 2 pm

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

 

Thursday, March 27th
Connecting Bioethics and Environmental Ethics: Life Expectancies and Ecological Footprints

The NYU Center for Bioethics invites you to lecture by

Professor James Dwyer
Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

"Connecting Bioethics and Environmental Ethics: Life Expectancies and Ecological Footprints."

Thursday, March 27, 2008
6:00-7:30 PM
5 Washington Place (NE Corner of Mercer Street)
Room 202

For further information, contact the Center for Bioethics at 212-992-7999 or visit us at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/page/news

Thursday, March 27th
WAGNER SPRING TOWN HALL

NYU Wagner Spring Town Hall

Thursday, March 27th
4:45 - 6 pm (registration starts at 4:30)

More info coming soon, but save the date, Wagner Community!

 

Thursday, March 27th
IMMIGRATION: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

IMMIGRATION: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

Sponsored by the Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS) student group and the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA)

They've been called "undocumented workers", "illegal immigrants", "trespassing aliens", or simply "illegals", but no matter what you call them, they are a part of American society. The Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS) invites you to attend a frank discussion centered on the politics, policies, and narratives of immigration. Explore with us who this population is, why they are here, the challenges they face, and how our own identity as a nation is reflected in their experience. In tackling questions of citizenship, discover with us what it is to be American.

Thurs., Mar. 27, 2008
12 pm - 1:30 pm

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

 

Friday, March 28th
Connecting Bioethics and Environmental Ethics: Life Expectancies and Ecological Footprints

The NYU Center for Bioethics invites you to lecture by

Professor James Dwyer
Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

"Connecting Bioethics and Environmental Ethics: Life Expectancies and Ecological Footprints."

Thursday, March 27, 2008
6:00-7:30 PM
5 Washington Place (NE Corner of Mercer Street)
Room 202

For further information, contact the Center for Bioethics at 212-992-7999 or visit us at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/page/news

Friday, March 28th
Philanthropy and Politics Series: Conservative Funders and the War of Ideas

Philanthropy and Politics Series:
Conservative Funders and the War of Ideas

With over $550 billion dollars in assets and annual contributions exceeding $36 billion per year, private charitable foundations are a source of concentrated social and political influence in American society. Despite the fact that their giving only represents less than 13% of the $295 billion given last year to charitable causes, many believe that foundations exert a disproportionately large degree of influence on the political and social development of our country. Organized as part of a new Wagner undergraduate seminar course of the same title, this speakers series brings philanthropic leaders to Wagner to share their experiences and thoughts on key issues related to funding advocacy and social change.

With James Piereson, Senior Fellow and Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for the American University and past Executive Director and Trustee of the John Olin Foundation

All conversations will be presented from 1-2:30pm at

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 (except where noted otherwise)

 

April

Tuesday, April 1st
Realize your Passion: How to Be a Part of the Social Entrepreneurship Movement

Realize your Passion: How to Be a Part of the Social Entrepreneurship Movement

Hosted by Bridge: Students for Social Entrepreneurship, NYU Wagner Student Group

Traditionally, discourse in the field of Social Entrepreneurship has been focused on the experiences of the entrepreneur - individuals who create social change organizations from scratch. These individuals continue to remain in the forefront of the Social Entrepreneurship movement. However, the sustenance and expansion of the SE movement also depends on talented individuals work in socially entrepreneurial organizations, and individuals who are pioneering socially entrepreneurial efforts within companies, non-profits and the government. "Realize your Passion: How to Be a Part of the Social Entrepreneurship Movement" examines these different dimensions of Social Entrepreneurship.

In an effort to foster productive dialogue, seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by March 28, 2008.

Tues., Apr. 1, 2008
6 pm - 8 pm, Reception to follow the discussion.

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, April 2nd
STD workshop: free food and giveways!

Join the Caribbean Students Organization as we discuss safe sex. we will also have food and giveaways

Wednesday, April 2nd
STD workshop: free food and giveways!

Join the Caribbean Students Organization as we discuss safe sex. we will also have food and giveaways

Wednesday, April 2nd
A Secular Age: A public dialogue with Charles Taylor and Michael Warner

A public dialogue with Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of
Philosophy at McGill University and Michael Warner, Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University.

April 2, 2008
6:30pm-8:30pm
Jurow Hall, NYU Silver Center, entry at 24 Waverly Place.

This event is open to the public. Please present a photo ID for entry.

Wednesday, April 2nd
The 12th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum: Evidence-Based Management - A Business Case?

The 12th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum: Evidence-Based Management - A Business Case?

Sponsored by NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Greater New York Hospital Association

With
David Fine, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System,
and
Michael Dowling, President and CEO North Shore/LIJ Hospital Systems

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture
Limited seating available.

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

 

Thursday, April 3rd
IPSA hosts Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, Founder and Director of the Rwandan Survivors Fund

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

Description (is this a meeting, a discussion, a luncheon, a panel, etc.): This is a brown bag discussion with Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, Founder and Director of the Rwandan Survivors Fund. It is a pre-event for the Reading of Testimonies on April 7.

Actual Event/Meeting Time (if you have built in set-up and clean-up time): Actual event time is 12pm-1pm

Proper Display Title (for electronic calendar display and room signs): IPSA hosts Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, Founder and Director of the Rwandan Survivors Fund

Tuesday, April 8th
NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

More information coming soon.

No RSVP required.
 

Tuesday, April 8th
Restructuring NJ's Debt & Corzine's Toll Plan

Restructuring NJ's Debt & Corzine's Toll Plan

Hosted by the Wagner Finance Society Student Group

Governor Corzine has proposed to restructure New Jersey's outstanding debt through a new mechanism: a state-wide toll-road authority which would issue new revenue bonds to refinance one-half of the New Jersey's $32 billion in bonded debt. To pay for debt service, tolls would rise sharply.

Join us for a discussion on the financial architecture behind this proposal, and its implications for NJ's future.

With:
- Thomas H. Cochran, who has worked for an former NJ governor and served in senior posts at Lehman Brothers public finance and at MBIA
- Others to be Announced

Tues., Apr. 8, 2008
7 pm - 8:30 pm

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, April 9th
State of the Congressional Elections 2008

State of the Congressional Elections 2008

Hosted by the Wagner Policy Alliance

On November 4th, 2008 the United States will elect a new president... while the race for the Presidential nomination has been forefront in the media, all 435 House members and 35 Senate seats are also also up for election.

On April 9th, please join the WPA as we host an event to look at the state of Congressional elections in 2008 and how these races willaffect the policy debatesfor the first 2 years of the new President's administration.

Wed., Apr. 9, 2008
6 pm - 7:30 pm

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

 

Thursday, April 10th
WeSpeak: Community Voices in Art and Activism

WeSpeak: Community Voices in Art and Activism

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Students of African Descent, Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students, and Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture

Please join us for an evening of spoken word and performance art from featured performers and youth, reflecting on themes of social justice, public service, and multiculturalism. Suggested donations will benefit a NYC community-based arts organization that works with underserved youth. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Please contact Cynthia at cmb484@nyu.edu.

Thurs., Apr. 10, 2008
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

 

Monday, April 14th
Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum with Anthony Shorris, PANYNJ

Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum

With
Anthony Shorris,
Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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

Monday, April 14, 2008
5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture
Limited seating available.

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, April 14th
SNEAC Roundtable: Design Trust for Pubic Space

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

-Brief Event Description: SNEAC is hosting a roundtable discussion with Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.
Join us to learn more about the critical role the arts can play in enhancing the design and function of public spaces. Lunch is PROVIDED.

-Date, time and event location: 12:30-1:30 in Mulberry Conference Room - 3rd Floor of Puck - April 14th, 2008
-Names of Sponsoring/Co-sponsoring organizations: Sponsored by SNEAC
-Names of speakers, if applicable: Deborah Marton, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
-RSVP link: Email RSVP to jll407@nyu.edu

 

Wednesday, April 16th
UNITED States ambassador to the united nations Zalmay khalilzad "Meeting the Challenge of Promoting Development Amid Conflict"

UNITED STates ambassador to the united nations Zalmay khalilzad "Meeting the Challenge of Promoting Development Amid Conflict"
Please join us for this special opportunity to hear United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Zalmay Khalilzad engage in a dialogue on promoting effective development within the context of conflict.
Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Center on International Cooperation, and author of The Fragmentation of Afghanistan, will make introductory remarks and moderate the discussion.
Hosted by NYU Wagner's Office for International Programs and NYU's Center on International Cooperation.

Wed., Apr. 16, 2008
6:00pm: Reception (event starts promptly at 6:30pm) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Event
Location:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,
New York University

the Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.

 

Thursday, April 17th
Prisons, Police, Race, and The War on Drugs

Prisons, Police, Race, and The War on Drugs

Hosted by the NYU Wagner Criminal Justice Student Group, the Students of African Descent Alliance, and the Correctional Association of NY

Join leading academicians, activists, political figures and lawyers in a discussion on a critical, oft neglected, public policy issue of the day: how police, prosecutorial and prison related practices lead to the dramatically disproportionate confinement of poor people of color.

With:
- Assemblymember Jeffrion L. Aubry, Democrat from the 25th Assembly District in Queens, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction.

- Kamau Karl Franklin, activist attorney and the new Racial Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

- Robert Gangi, has served as Executive Director of the Correctional Association for over 26 years.

- Dennis Smith, Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU Wagner.

Moderated by:
Mary Porter, lecturer in public administration and Assistant Dean at NYU Wagner.

Thur., Apr. 17, 2008
6:30 - 8 pm

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 St.

 

Friday, April 18th
Philanthropy and Politics Series: Progressive Philanthropy and Grassroots Social Justice Organizing

Philanthropy and Politics Series: Progressive Philanthropy and Grassroots Social Justice Organizing

With over $550 billion dollars in assets and annual contributions exceeding $36 billion per year, private charitable foundations are a source of concentrated social and political influence in American society. Despite the fact that their giving only represents less than 13% of the $295 billion given last year to charitable causes, many believe that foundations exert a disproportionately large degree of influence on the political and social development of our country. Organized as part of a new Wagner undergraduate seminar course of the same title, this speakers series brings philanthropic leaders to Wagner to share their experiences and thoughts on key issues related to funding advocacy and social change.

With Hugh Hogan, Executive Director, North Star Fund; Yvonne Moore, Executive Director, Daphne Foundation; and Marjorie Fine, Linchpin Campaign Director, Center for Community Change

All conversations will be presented from 1-2:30pm at

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 (except where noted otherwise)

 

Monday, April 21st
Advocacy and Social Change Series: Looking Back, Looking Forward: 40 years after 1968

Advocacy and Social Change Series: Looking Back, Looking Forward: 40 years after 1968

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

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, April 21
6:30pm - 8pm

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

The year 1968 marked a major shift in the direction of movements for social change. From the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, to the shift from rights to liberation and the emergence of new movements, to the student demonstrations across the world; 1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation. Hear from leaders, and students, of a range of movements about the significance and impact of 1968 and the future of our efforts for social change.

 

Wednesday, April 23rd
PlaNYC One Year Later: Implementation, Impacts, Evaluation

PlaNYC One Year Later: Implementation, Impacts, Evaluation

Moderator:
Ethel Sheffer, President, APA NY Metro Chapter

Speakers:
Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director of the NY League of
Conservation Voters

Ariella Maron, Deputy Director, Office of Long-term
Planning and Sustainability, NYC Mayor's Office

Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director, Citizens Housing and
Planning Council

Ron Shiffman, Professor Emeritus, Pratt University

Program approved for 2.0 AICP CM credits.

PLEASE SIGN IN IF YOU ARE SEEKING AICP CM CREDITS.

Event is sponsored by
NY Metro Chapter of the APA
NYU Wagner
Urban Planning Students Association/NYU Wagner

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008
Puck Building, Second Floor Conference Room
6:00 pm to 8:00 PM

 

Wednesday, April 30th
Onora O'Neill "Broad Bioethics: Public Health and Consumer Choice."

The NYU Center for Bioethics and the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University Invites You to Attend a Public Lecture

"Broad Bioethics: Public Health and Consumer Choice."

Onora O'Neill,
Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge University
President, The British Academy
Life Peer, The House of Lords

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Location: Yeshiva University Museum/The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (Btwn 5th and 6th Avenue), New York, NY.

REQUIRED: RSVP to 212-960-0189 or at events@yu.edu.

For more information on the speaker or event, please visit http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/page/news.

May

Thursday, May 1st
FINANCING TRANSPORTATION: A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE

FINANCING TRANSPORTATION: A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE
Hosted by The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management

Thursday, May 1, 2008
8:30 am - 10 am
(Breakfast will be available starting at 8 am.)

In the past few months, final or interim reports have been released by three key bodies looking at the transportation finance crisis. However, there has been little discussion of how the results from each of these groups fits with the results and recommendations from the others.

Please join us along with representatives from:

- The National Surface Transportation Policy & Revenue Commission;

-The National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission; and,

- The National Academy of Public Administration's Intergovernmental Forum on Transportation Finance

as we explore findings from these groups and what they mean as we move towards the next FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING BILL

Seating is limited, please R.S.V.P. by April 27, 2008

Tuesday, May 6th
Capstone End Event

More information coming soon.

 

Saturday, May 17th
Alumni Day Bar-B-Que with Dean Schall

Public service is a family affair! Bring your children and significant others to Alumni Day and join Dean Ellen Schall and fellow Wagner alumni at an outdoor bar-b-que with fun, public-service oriented activities for all ages.

Tickets for kids are free!

For more information, and to register, visit the NYU Alumni Day website: http://alumni.nyu.edu/alumniday/

Wednesday, May 28th
An Evening with Julie Salamon and Pam Brier

An Evening with Julie Salamon and Pam Brier
Hosted by the NYU Wagner Health Policy and Management Program

Please join Pam Brier, CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, and best-selling author and award-winning journalist Julie Salamon, for a discussion of Julie Salamon's new book about a year in the life of Maimonides Medical Center called HOSPITAL: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids (Publication Date: May 19, 2008).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

June

Tuesday, June 3rd
NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

NYU Wagner Gallery Space Art Opening

More information coming.

No RSVP Required.
 

Wednesday, June 4th
Citizen's Union Breakfast Brief with City Council Member John Liu

Citizen's Union Breakfast Briefs Series
Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and Citizen's Union

With City Council Member John Liu

A series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast available
8:30 am - Welcome and Presentation by Featured Speaker
9:00 am - Audience Q & A

Space is limited.

 

Thursday, June 12th
Finance Foundations for Executives

Taught by Anthony Marciano, Clinical Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business.

This program covers the elements of finance relevant to leaders outside of the finance function. It is taught from the perspective of the users of financial information and models and for the purposes of effective operational decisions and communication. Topics covered in this course will have implications for project decisions, corporate structure and acquisitions.

Friday, June 13th
Finance Foundations for Executives

Taught by Anthony Marciano, Clinical Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business.

This program covers the elements of finance relevant to leaders outside of the finance function. It is taught from the perspective of the users of financial information and models and for the purposes of effective operational decisions and communication. Topics covered in this course will have implications for project decisions, corporate structure and acquisitions.

Tuesday, June 17th
Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War

Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War a panel discussion and book party Tuesday.

With

Frances FitzGerald, journalist and author, best known for her Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her chapter is entitled "Ideas Floating Free: War as Demonstration Model."

Aziz Huq directs the Liberty and National Security Project at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice and co-authored Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror. His chapter is entitled "Torture No More."

Jeffrey Laurenti, senior fellow and director of policy programs at The Century Foundation. He has written extensively on international security issues and his chapter is entitled "America's Slide: From Leadership to Isolation"

and moderator,

William D. Hartung, co-editor of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War and director of the New America Foundation's Arms and Security Initiative.

Hartung, who is writing a book about Lockheed Martin also contributed a chapter entitled "Invitations to Steal: War Profiteering in Iraq."

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Tuesday, June 17th,
Rudin Family Forum
NYU Wagner

295 Lafayette Street

6:30 to 8 p.m. - panel discussion

8pm - Book party and Reception

 

July

Tuesday, July 15th
Citizens Union Breakfast Brief with City Council Member David Weprin

Presented by Citizen's Union and NYU Wagner.

Citizen's Union Breakfast Briefs: a series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
8:00 - 9:30 am
Featuring: City Council Member David Weprin

The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

September

Thursday, September 11th
Conflict Security and Development Series: Where We Stand: 7 Years after the 9/11 Attacks

Sponsored by the Wagner Office for International Programs.

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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This Week: Where We Stand: 7 Years after the 9/11 Attacks
With Gideon Rose, managing editor, Foreign Affairs magazine; former Olin senior fellow and deputy director of national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations and John Gershman, clinical associate professor, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; principal author of A Secure America in a Secure World (2004) and author of "Is Southeast Asia the Second Front?" Foreign Affairs (2002)

Thursday, Sep. 11
12:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, September 16th
Savings in Microfinance: Direction, Lessons, and Evidence from the Field

Presented by the New York University Microfinance Initiative & The Microfinance Club of New York

With Jonathan Morduch Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative and Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, NYU

Join Prof. Jonathan Morduch for a presentation of his research findings and a discussion about the role and direction of savings in the microfinance industry.

Reception to follow.

Tuesday, Sep. 16
6:30 pm
The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Wednesday, September 17th
Citizen's Union Breakfast Brief with NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson

Presented by Citizen's Union and NYU Wagner.

Citizen's Union Breakfast Briefs: a series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
8:00 - 9:30 am
Featuring: NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson

The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, September 18th
Conflict Security and Development Series: Rethinking Democratic Interventions in the Midst of War: Case Study Afghanistan

Conflict Security and Development Series: Rethinking Democratic Interventions in the Midst of War: Case Study Afghanistan

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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This Week:
Rethinking Democratic Interventions in the Midst of War: Case Study Afghanistan
With Patricia Degennaro, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2008,
12:30pm
NYU Wagner,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.,
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, September 23rd
The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

Join Professor John Gershman and a new guest speaker each week as members of the Wagner Community delve into the question that are on everyone's mind: What international issues should be paramount in our electoral debate? and How will the 2008 elections affect US foreign policy in the years to come?

This week:
Join us for a discussion with Zia Mian, a Research Scientist at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, where he directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia. Mian has a strong background in the nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programs of India and Pakistan and works to analyze the risks from those programs. He is the editor and co-editor of several books, including Between Past and Future (Oxford, 2004), Out of the Nuclear Shadow (Zed Books, 2001), Pakistan's Crises of State and Society (Mashal, 1997); Pakistan's Atomic Bomb & the Search for Security (Gautam, 1995).

Tuesday, Sept. 23
12:30 - 2 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Wednesday, September 24th
Greening the Empire State: Powering the Future Series: Solar Power

Greening the Empire State: Powering the Future Series: Solar Power

Everyone wants more clean energy... but which technologies are right for New York?

As energy prices soar and global warming emerges as a major threat, it is increasingly clear that New York State must start working toward a clean energy future. But what should that future look like? The sun and wind offer inexhaustible energy supplies, but photovoltaic cells and wind farms raise important questions about siting and connectivity. Meanwhile, climate change has reframed the debate around nuclear energy, which is highly controversial but also carbon-free.

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will help sort through these complex issues this fall by hosting the first in a series of policy forums "Greening the Empire State". Together with NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, NYLCVEF will be hosting three events that lay out the facts about solar, wind and nuclear energy in the context of New York State.

This week: Solar Power
The sun is an abundant and free source of power that annually bathes our planet in an enormous amount of energy. The sun powers everything from hot water heaters to calculators and futuristic cars. But can this vast resource be cheaply harnessed to meet the growing energy needs of New York State? Can solar energy make the leap and become a cornerstone of a clean energy future?

With:
- Paul DeCotis; Deputy Secretary for Energy, Office of Governor David Patterson
- Gil Quiniones; EVP, New York Power Authority
- Ashok Gupta; Air and Energy Program Director, National Resources Defense Council
- Randolph Price; VP of Environmental Affairs, Con Edison
- Anthony Perieria; CEO, AltPower

Moderated by Matthew Sollars, Energy Reporter, Crain's New York Business

Wed., Sep. 24
8 am - 11 am
NYU's Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square South, New York City

 

Thursday, September 25th
Conflict Security and Development Series: Brain Drain? The Implications of Africa's Emigrating Health Workforce

Conflict Security and Development Series: Brain Drain? The Implications of Africa's Emigrating Health Workforce

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.
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This week:
Brain Drain? The Implications of Africa's Emigrating Health Workforce

With Michael Clemens, Research Fellow and Director of the Migration and Development Initiative at the Center for Global Development.

Thursday, Sep. 25
12:30 pm
NYU Wagner
The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, September 25th
Climate and Water Series: Daniel Hillel, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research

Climate and Water Series: Daniel Hillel, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research

Sponsored by the Wagner Office for International Programs.

With one in six people around the world currently lacking access to safe drinking water (1.2 billion people), and more than two out of six lacking adequate sanitation (2.6 billion people), water is a critical factor affecting the social and economic well-being of a sizable proportion of the world's population. However, with the world's population doubling and water supplies becoming both more scarce and volatile as a result of global warming, a water crisis could reshape everything from our governance structures to our modes of economic and agricultural production to our patterns of social interaction.

This Thursday evening series will explore innovative and sustainable solutions for water harvesting, looking at water provision from a new vantage point: via how water sources are changing as a function of global warming and increased population pressures. The implications that these shifts will have for water sourcing and water distribution will also be explored.
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This week: Daniel Hillel, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Dr. Hillel is an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. He is the author of over 20 books, including the award winning "Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil." Dr. Hillel earned his Ph.D. in Soil Physics and Geology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was a postdoctoral fellow in soil physics and hydrology at the University of California.

Thurs., Sep. 25
6:20 pm
NYU Wagner, The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Friday, September 26th
Bridge Bash 2008

The Wagner group Bridge for Social Entrepreneurship invites you to spend an evening connecting with professionals, fellow students, alumni and faculty interested in topics like financial access, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, microfinance and more.

Wine and cheese will be served.

September 26, 2008 5:30pm-7:00pm

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Monday, September 29th
Blood and Oil: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Michael Klare, defense correspondent for Nation magazine

Presented by the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Blood and Oil: Screening and Discussion with Michael Klare

Join us for a screening of Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare.

Monday, September 29, 2008
7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Puck Building,
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, September 30th
The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

Join Professor John Gershman and a new guest speaker each week as members of the Wagner Community delve into the question that are on everyone's mind: What international issues should be paramount in our electoral debate? and How will the 2008 elections affect US foreign policy in the years to come?

This week:
Guest Speaker Michael Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College. He is the author of thirteen books, including Blood and Oil , Resource Wars, and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy. A regular contributor to Harper's, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is also the defense analyst for The Nation.

Tuesday September 30
12:30-2:00 PM
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

October

Thursday, October 2nd
Conflict Security and Development Series: Perspectives on Political Development: What Today's Democratizers Can Learn from Yesterday's

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series

Co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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This week:
With Sheri Berman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Thursday October 2
12:30-2:00 PM

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue 2nd Floor Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, October 7th
The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections Series

Join Professor John Gershman and a new guest speaker each week as members of the Wagner Community delve into the question that are on everyone's mind: What international issues should be paramount in our electoral debate? and How will the 2008 elections affect US foreign policy in the years to come?

This Week:
Guest Speaker Gary Bass of Princeton University is author of Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention, (Knopf, 2008) and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals. Formerly a reporter for The Economist, he is an Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
12:30-2:00 PM
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, October 7th
Citizen's Union Breakfast Briefs Series with City Council Member Eric Gioia -- Queens, District 26

Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and Citizen's Union

A series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

With City Council Member Eric Gioia -- Queens, District 26

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
8:00 am - Continental Breakfast available
8:30 am - Welcome and Presentation by Featured Speaker
9:00 am - Audience Q & A

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Wednesday, October 8th
Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat

Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat

Join us for a discussion of Lisa Harper's new book "Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat." Author Lisa Harper has an MFA in Playwriting from USC's School of Theater and a masters degree in Human Rights, with a concentration in Religion & The Media, from Columbia University. She currently is a featured op-ed writer for the prolific web-based community, FaithfulDemocrats.com. Ms. Harper is the co-founder and executive director of NY Faith & Justice, a budding movement of churches, organizations and individuals dedicated to following Christ, uniting the church and ending poverty in New York through spiritual formation, education, and direct advocacy.

Reception to follow.

Wednesday, 10/08/2008 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Wednesday, October 15th
Weaving It Together: The Latino Voting Experience

Weaving It Together: The Latino Voting Experience
Sponsored by the NYU Latino Graduate Student Alliance: NYU Wagner: Alliance for Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS); NYU Law: Latino Law Student Association (LaLSA); and NYU Stern: Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS)

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Weaving It Together: The Latino Voting Experience will engage NYU students and the larger community in an informed discussion about the possible impact of the Latino vote on the upcoming presidential election. Our guests will offer expert opinions on demographics, civic engagement, and media portrayal of the Latino community in the U.S. The event will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to connect with leading professionals.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30 PM - Keynote Speaker
6:30-7:45 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:45-9:00 PM - Reception

With:
Patti Solis Doyle (Invited)
Senior Advisor to Presidential Campaign of Senator Barack Obama

And panelists:
- Marta Garcia, Co-Chair, National Hispanic Media Coalition
- Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of PEW Hispanic Center
- Jose Perez, Associate General Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
- William Ramos, Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

When: 10/15/2008 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location:

The Kimmel Center, 401 Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

 

Thursday, October 16th
Conflict Security and Development Series: Nuclear Armament as a Barrier to Development With Ambassador Richard Butler of the Center for Global Affairs

Conflict Security and Development Series:

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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This week:

Nuclear Armament as a Barrier to Development With Ambassador Richard Butler of the Center for Global Affairs

Thursday October 16, 2008
12:30-2:00 PM
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, October 21st
Greening The Empire State: Exploring New York's Energy Options: Wind Power

Greening the Empire State: Powering the Future Series: Wind Power

Everyone wants more clean energy... but which technologies are right for New York?

As energy prices soar and global warming emerges as a major threat, it is increasingly clear that New York State must start working toward a clean energy future. But what should that future look like? The sun and wind offer inexhaustible energy supplies, but photovoltaic cells and wind farms raise important questions about siting and connectivity. Meanwhile, climate change has reframed the debate around nuclear energy, which is highly controversial but also carbon-free.

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will help sort through these complex issues this fall by hosting the first in a series of policy forums "Greening the Empire State". Together with NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, NYLCVEF will be hosting three events that lay out the facts about solar, wind and nuclear energy in the context of New York State.

This week: Wind Power

The second in a series of policy forums "Greening the Empire State". Together with NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, NYLCVEF will be hosting three events that lay out the facts about solar, wind and nuclear energy in the context of New York State. We'll hear from policymakers, regulators, industry insiders and financial experts who will discuss the pros and cons of each technology.

Tues., Oct. 24
8 am - 11 am
NYU's Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square South, New York City

 

Wednesday, October 22nd
Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, Founder & President of ASA Bangladesh

Shafiqual Haque Choudhury,
Founder & President of ASA Bangladesh
Hosted by the New York Microfinance Initiative, University

In association with BRIDGE and the Financial Access Initiative

Join us for a presentation by Shafiqual Haque Choudhury to learn about ASA International and the upcoming launch of the ASA Foundation.

When: 10/22/2008 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location:
The Puck Building, Rice Conference Room / Newman Reception Area
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Wednesday, October 22nd
Energy, Environment and the Election

Energy, Environment and the Election

Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Practice Network, NYU Wagner Environmental Policy and Action and NYU Environmental Law Society

As we near the election, this panel will examine important proposed and impending legislation, and each candidate's stance on key environmental and social policies.

With:
- New York League of Conservation Voters
- John Neffinger, Partner, KNP communications

Moderated by Dr. Michael Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy & the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations

When: 10/22/2008 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
NYU Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Rm. 206, 40 Washington Square South

 

Wednesday, October 22nd
POSTPONED - Red and Blue Nation? Partisanship and the 2008 Election

POSTPONED - Red and Blue Nation? Partisanship and the 2008 Election

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER THE 2008 ELECTIONS.

Bridging partisan divisions has been the touchstone of both the Obama and McCain campaigns. However, the substantive contrast between the candidates is deep and stark--arguably sharper than between contenders in the last two presidential elections. As America struggles with both foreign and domestic crises, will the next president of the United States unite the country in a way it has not been for several decades, offering long-term solutions on immigration, health care, Social Security and global warming?

On October 22, NYU Wagner and The Brookings Institution's Governance Studies program will sponsor an event with Brookings senior fellows Pietro Nivola and William Galston discussing their latest endeavor, Red and Blue Nation? (Brookings Press). In Red and Blue Nation?, Nivola and Galston consider the extent to which polarized views among political leaders and activists are reflected in the electorate at large, and assess systemic reforms that might depolarize much of the political and policy process. They will be joined by Paul C. Light, NYU Wagner's Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service and Brookings nonresident senior fellow.

When: 10/22/2008 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location:
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, October 23rd
Money & Politics: How Clean Elections Can Change the Face of Elected Office

Money & Politics: How Clean Elections Can Change the Face of Elected Office

Hosted by The Wagner Women's Caucus student group and Democracy Matters

This panel discussion focuses on campaign finance reform and the impact of "clean" elections on getting women and minority candidates elected to office. The event will be followed by a networking reception where the guests will have the opportunity to discuss the issues with the panelists and each other.

With Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Now and others.

When: 10/23/2008 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location:
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, October 23rd
Conflict Security and Development Series: Using Law and Policy to Harness Globalization and Markets for Developing Countries With Eleanor Fox

Conflict Security and Development Series

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-hosted by NYU's Center for Global Affairs, NYU's Masters in Global Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Thursday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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This Week:
Competition and Development: Using Law and Policy to Harness Globalization and Markets for Developing Countries With Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law.

Thursday, October 23
12:30-2:00 PM
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Monday, October 27th
Voting Rights and Marginalized Communities

Voting Rights and Marginalized Communities

In November, an estimated 5 million Americans will be ineligible to vote in the Presidential election because of a felony. This figure includes 13%, or one in eight, of all African American males nationwide. On top of this, despite federal laws requiring comprehensive translation services and barring voter intimidation tactics, another large group of Americans, including many of Latino and Asian descent, will face significant barriers to making their voices heard at the polls.

Wagner's Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SC Jr), SADA, ALAS, and APASA invite you to a panel discussion on how felony disenfranchisement, language barriers, and voter intimidation diminish the political voice of African-American and immigrant communities.

With:
- Juan Cartagena, General Counsel, Community Service Society
- Glenn Martin, Vice President of Development and Public Affairs, Fortune Society

When: 10/27/2008 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location:
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Monday, October 27th
Public Forum on American Jews and the Presidential Election: How Jews and Non-Jews Differ in their Values and Intentions

Public Forum on American Jews and the Presidential Election:
How Jews and Non-Jews Differ in their Values and Intentions

Sponsored by: Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner

Join Profs. Steven M. Cohen and Samuel J. Abrams as they discuss the results of two recently conducted parallel national surveys of Jews and non-Jews, exploring variations not only in intention to vote, but also how and why Jews differ from the rest of the electorate. This event will announce the launch of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner.

Featured Speakers:
Professor Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR/New York and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. Prof. Cohen is the co-author of The Jew Within: Self, Family and Community in America.

Professor Samuel J. Abrams, Fellow at the Hamilton Center for Political Economy at NYU. Prof. Abrams is the co-author of Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America and the forthcoming Disconnected: Disconnect: People, Politics, and Place in Twenty-First Century American Politics.

When: 10/27/2008 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location:

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Tuesday, October 28th
Election 2008: One Week and Counting...

Election 2008: One Week and Counting...

Join Bob Shrum and other NYU political experts for a frank discussion of what to expect on Election Night 2008.

How are the "battleground states" breaking for Obama or McCain, one week out? Whose campaign strategy seemed best suited for the unusual twists and turns of Campaign '08, especially the current economic meltdown? Can poll predictions be trusted, given the so-called "Bradley Effect?" What implications would a narrow victory by either candidate have for a new administration's ability to govern amid troubled economic times? And so forth: come with your questions and comments, as the NYU & greater NYC community gathers one last time to discuss and debate this vitally important election.

When: 10/28/2008 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location:
Tishman Auditorium, NYU Law, 40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012

 

Wednesday, October 29th
Hope, Not Fear: A Conversation with Irshad Manji and Edgar J. Bronfman

Hope, Not Fear: A Conversation with Irshad Manji and Edgar J. Bronfman

Hosted by the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner

You are cordially invited to join us for an intimate conversation with two visionary leaders. Ms. Manji and Mr. Bronfman will share their thoughts on moral courage - the guts to defy dogma in one's own community for the greater good.

6:30 pm - Doors Open
7:00 pm - Discussion followed by Q & A
8:00 pm - Book Signings

Co-Sponsored by the Bronfman Center Selma Ruben Distinguished Lecture Series at NYU and the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU Wagner

When: 10/29/2008 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location:
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St.

 

November

Wednesday, November 12th
Citizens Union Breakfast Briefs Series with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Citizen's Union Breakfast Briefs Series
Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and Citizens Union

A series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast available
8:30 am - Welcome and Presentation by Featured Speaker
9:00 am - Audience Q & A

Space is limited.

This week:

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, November 13th
Climate and Water Series: Bryan Mark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography & Byrd Polar Research Center

Climate and Water Series

Sponsored by the Wagner Office for International Programs.

With one in six people around the world currently lacking access to safe drinking water (1.2 billion people), and more than two out of six lacking adequate sanitation (2.6 billion people), water is a critical factor affecting the social and economic well-being of a sizable proportion of the world's population. However, with the world's population doubling and water supplies becoming both more scarce and volatile as a result of global warming, a water crisis could reshape everything from our governance structures to our modes of economic and agricultural production to our patterns of social interaction.

This Thursday evening series will explore innovative and sustainable solutions for water harvesting, looking at water provision from a new vantage point: via how water sources are changing as a function of global warming and increased population pressures. The implications that these shifts will have for water sourcing and water distribution will also be explored.

This week:

Bryan Mark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography & Byrd Polar Research Center
Dr. Mark is an expert in glacier environmental change and the Andes. He is the author of more than 15 articles and book chapters. Dr. Mark earned his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Syracuse University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany.

Thursday November 13, 2008
6:20 PM

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Friday, November 14th
Making the connection: Transit Oriented Development - A Blueprint for Success

Making the connection: Transit Oriented Development - A Blueprint for Success

November 14, 2008 (8:30am to 1:00pm)
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th floor of the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York City, 10012.

 

Monday, November 17th
International Week 2008: Off the Record with Professor Ahmad Kamal

International Week 2008: Off the Record with Professor Ahmad Kamal

International Education Week, November 17 - 21, 2008, is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of International Week, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), the Wagner International Student Society (WISS), and other partner organizations at NYU Wagner are holding events throughout the week to bring students together in celebration of cultural exchange and international cooperation and learning.

Please join us for an intimate discussion with Professor Ahmad Kamal. Professor Kamal served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations for ten years. He was a professional diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan for close to forty years and has held diplomatic postings in India, Belgium, France, the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, and with the United Nations both in Geneva and in New York. He will be discussing his work at the UN, as well as his publications on disarmament and global economic issues with Wagner students and other participants.

November 17, 2008. 12pm - 1pm.
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

 

Monday, November 17th
International Week 2008: Stories from the Field: International Internship Panel

International Week 2008: Stories from the Field: International Internship Panel

International Education Week, November 17 - 21, 2008, is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of International Week, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), the Wagner International Student Society (WISS), and other partner organizations at NYU Wagner are holding events throughout the week to bring students together in celebration of cultural exchange and international cooperation and learning.

Please join IPSA and the Wagner International Student Society (WISS) for a panel discussion with fellow Wagner students. The panelists will include students who worked abroad during the summer of 2008 at a variety of international organizations throughout the world. This is a great opportunity to discover ways to find and secure international internships, as well as ask questions about the experiences of other students abroad.

November 17, 2008. 5pm - 6pm.
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

 

Tuesday, November 18th
International Week 2008: Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: Session 2

International Week 2008: Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: Session 2

International Education Week, November 17 - 21, 2008, is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of International Week, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), the Wagner International Student Society (WISS), and other partner organizations at NYU Wagner are holding events throughout the week to bring students together in celebration of cultural exchange and international cooperation and learning.

Generously sponsored by Mocha Joe's Coffee of Vermont and Gillies Coffee of New York!

Join IPSA and the Wagner International Student Society (WISS) for a Fair Trade coffee tasting, led by Paula Restrepo, a Wagner alum, who was certified as a Coffee Taster when she worked for the Colombian National Coffee Federation (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia). Taste coffee and learn about fair trade.

NOTE: There is a maximum of 12 to 15 people who can participate in a tasting so only RSVP for one session.

November 18, 2008. 8pm - 9pm
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

 

Tuesday, November 18th
International Week 2008: Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: Session 1

International Week 2008: Fair Trade Coffee Tasting: Session 1

International Education Week, November 17 - 21, 2008, is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of International Week, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), the Wagner International Student Society (WISS), and other partner organizations at NYU Wagner are holding events throughout the week to bring students together in celebration of cultural exchange and international cooperation and learning.

Generously sponsored by Mocha Joe's Coffee of Vermont and Gillies Coffee of New York!

Join IPSA and the Wagner International Student Society (WISS) for a Fair Trade coffee tasting, led by Paula Restrepo, a Wagner alum, who was certified as a Coffee Taster when she worked for the Colombian National Coffee Federation (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia). Taste coffee and learn about fair trade.

NOTE: There is a maximum of 12 to 15 people who can participate in a tasting so only RSVP for one session

November 18, 2008. 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
The Puck Building, Rice Conference Room / Newman Reception Area, 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

 

Wednesday, November 19th
International Week 2008: Bollywood Film: A Night of Indian Cinema and Food

International Week 2008: Bollywood Film: A Night of Indian Cinema and Food

International Education Week, November 17 - 21, 2008, is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of International Week, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), the Wagner International Student Society (WISS), and other partner organizations at NYU Wagner are holding events throughout the week to bring students together in celebration of cultural exchange and international cooperation and learning.

Join IPSA, the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA), and WISS for a fun-filled movie night. Indian food and refreshments will be served, as we watch a lively Bollywood film from India! (Movie: TBA)

November 19, 2008. 6:30pm - 9pm.
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

 

Wednesday, November 19th
Mayoral Control: Whose School is it?

Mayoral Control: Whose School is it?

Please join WEPSA (Wagner Education Policy Student Association) for a panel discussion on the subject of parental involvement in education and its importance to a student's success. Panelists will include:

- Richard Kessler, Executive Director, The Center for Arts and Education
- Lesley Esters Redwine, Director of External Relations NY, Achievement First
- Leonie Haimson, Founder, Class Size Matters
-Fatima Shama, Senior Official, Office of the Mayor

Moderator: Professor Mary Driscoll, NYU Steinhardt

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Education and Social Policy at NYU Steinhardt and NYU Wagner

Wed., Nov. 19th
6 - 8 PM
NYU Wagner
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St.
NY, NY 10012

 

December

Wednesday, December 3rd
Global AIDS in Our Global Community: HIV/AIDS Organizations in NYC

Global AIDS in Our Global Community: HIV/AIDS Organizations in NYC

Hosted by the NYU Wagner Global Health Alliance and co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA), Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS), and Wagner Students Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

In recognition of Global AIDS Day, we welcome you to attend a panel discussion featuring the incredible work of various organizations in New York City providing HIV/AIDS programs and services for immigrant communities. Panelists will speak about the populations their clients represent, the programs they offer and the challenges they face in regards to culture, language, and access to services in relation to other issues related to the diversity of their client population. Join us and recognize Global AIDS right here at home by celebrating the missions of these remarkable organizations. Refreshments provided.

Featuring:
- Amanda Lugg, Community Advocate & Program Coordinator, African Services Committee
- Javier Ramirez-Baron, New York Immigrant AIDS Link Program, Aid for AIDS International
- Nathaly Rubio-Torio, LMSW, Executive Director and Co-founder, Voces Latinas
- Larry Tantay, Community Health Education Coordinator, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)

Moderated by Sally Guttmacher, Professor of Health Studies, Steinhardt School of Public Health

12/03/2008
6:30pm-8:30pm

NYU Wagner
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

 

Thursday, December 4th
WAA Holiday Fundraiser: EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR OF "HAIR - Let the Sunshine In"

Wagner Alumni Association (WAA) HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR OF "HAIR - LET THE SUNSHINE IN" A DOCUMENTARY IN CELEBRATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ROCK MUSICAL

Come back to Wagner for a festive evening with a screening of the documentary, "HAIR - Let the Sunshine In" and a discussion with questions and answers with the director of the film. Bring your business cards to participate in a raffle for the DVD!

All proceeds from the event will benefit the NYU Wagner Annual Fund.

Thursday, December 4, 2008
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012

With
Director Pola Rapaport (Tisch, '77)

TICKETS:
Regular: $20 Online
At the door: $25
Students: $10

 

Tuesday, December 9th
Citizens Union Breakfast Briefs Series with Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion

Citizens Union Breakfast Briefs Series
Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and Citizen's Union

A series of morning discussions with elected officials about the major issues facing New Yorkers.

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast available
8:30 am - Welcome and Presentation by Featured Speaker
9:00 am - Audience Q & A

This week with Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion

Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

Space is limited.

 

Thursday, December 11th
Greening the Empire State: Powering the Future Series: Nuclear Power

Greening the Empire State: Powering the Future Series: Nuclear Power

Everyone wants more clean energy... but which technologies are right for New York?

As energy prices soar and global warming emerges as a major threat, it is increasingly clear that New York State must start working toward a clean energy future. But what should that future look like? The sun and wind offer inexhaustible energy supplies, but photovoltaic cells and wind farms raise important questions about siting and connectivity. Meanwhile, climate change has reframed the debate around nuclear energy, which is highly controversial but also carbon-free.

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will help sort through these complex issues this fall by hosting the first in a series of policy forums "Greening the Empire State". Together with NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, NYLCVEF will be hosting three events that lay out the facts about solar, wind and nuclear energy in the context of New York State. We'll hear from policymakers, regulators, industry insiders and financial experts who will discuss the pros and cons of each technology.

This week: Nuclear Power

The last of three policy forums exploring a clean energy future for New York State. Together with our co-host, New York University's Wagner School, we will set the stage for experts to lay out the facts about nuclear power. Policymakers, regulators, industry insiders and financial experts will discuss the pros and cons of the technology in the context of New York State.

Thursday December 11, 2008
9 AM - 12 PM

NYU's Kimmel Center, Room 914,
60 Washington Square South, New York City