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09/23/2016 PASA General Meeting PASATalks

PASA is excited to kick off PASATalks, a series of talks exploring a different issue impacting the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community each month. In conjunction with Black Student Association, our September talk will explore how implicit biases and socialization manifest anti-Blackness in the AAPI community. We will also explore ways to facilitate inter-community dialogues to confront prejudice and complicity, with a general body meeting preceding at 5:30PM.

09/23/2016 Forced From Home

Join fellow Wagner students on a trip to Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders that is designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 60 million refugees.

With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. During the one hour tour you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who have been forced from their homes, and the humanitarian solutions offered by Doctors Without Borders.

You can join IPSA members directly at the exhibit by 2pm, or meet up with a group of Wagner students on campus to travel together. This event will conclude by 4pm.

For more information about the exhibition, visit Contact with questions.

09/22/2016 Foreign Policy Classroom: U.S. Leadership in an Era of Engagement with U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker

Over the last seven years, under the Obama Administration, the United States expanded and deepened its leadership at the United Nations and in other international organizations in response to proliferating global problems. As President Obama just concluded his last UNGA, Assistant Secretary Crocker discusses accomplishments of the Administration’s “Era of Engagement” within multilateral institutions and why that continued engagement is more important than ever to tackle the toughest emerging challenges. Join the conversation by using #GlobalLeadership.

Please contact with questions.

09/22/2016 Climate Change: Mexico and the World


Mr. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, will discuss how Mexico and the world are confronting climate change on the local and international level and the importance of combining efforts to combat it. This event takes place in the wake of the signing of the climate change agreement last April.

09/21/2016 Program & Policy Evaluation

Program evaluation is essential to designing and operating effective programs and as both an accountability tool for program managers and funders, as well as to inform decision-making of managers and policymakers to improve, change, or eliminate various interventions. Come learn from evaluation field experts about the diverse career opportunities that are available in the field of program and policy evaluation!

Panelists include:

Carolyn Berry, PhD
Associate Professor (Medicine), NYU Wagner
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Affiliated Faculty of Global Public Health, NYU

Julia Kohn, PhD, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner
National Director of Research, Planned Parenthood

Jodi Paroff, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Policy, NYU Wagner
Independent Program Evaluation Consultant

Rachel Swaner, PhD, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration, NYU Wagner
Associate Director of Research, Center for Court Innovation

09/21/2016 The Growing Urgency of Climate Change: How Cities and Businesses Build a Sustainable Future

As nations move forward with the landmark Paris Agreement, cities and business are playing a vital and growing role in building a more sustainable, low-carbon future.

In a new partnership, The U.S. Conference of Mayors and C2ES have jointly launched the Alliance for a Sustainable Future to strengthen cooperation between cities and businesses committed to meeting our climate and clean energy challenges. NYU Wagner is proud to host the Alliance's first public forum on Wednesday, September 21.

Please join Alliance leaders as we examine ways cities and the business community can work together to reduce carbon emissions and meet state and national climate and energy goals.

Tom Cochran
CEO and Executive Director, The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Baltimore, Maryland

Mayor Javier Gonzales
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mayor Chris Bollwage
Elizabeth, New Jersey

Josh Sawislak
Global Director of Resilience, AECOM

Bob Perciasepe
President, C2ES

09/20/2016 Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Fall 2016 - Gender Inclusive Militaries: What Does it Mean for National Security Policies?

with Stephanie Szitanyi, PhD (women in politics), Rutgers University 

09/16/2016 Bridge Bash

As a kick-off event to the year with Bridge at NYU Wagner, we invite students and the community at large to explore ways we can be effective agents of change for social good. In addition to a wonderful panel of experts engaging in innovative solutions in their respective fields, we will have opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests and learn from each other across all specializations. Whether you are an aspiring urban planner, hospital administrator, or social entrepreneur, we welcome you to engage in meaningful conversations with our peers to become better public servants!

Keynote: Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Preeti Birla, Director of Community, Outreach and Partnerships, NYC DOE
Alexandra Hallock, Consultant, Cause Strategy Partners, LLC
Javier Olaguibel, Solar Now, Acumen Global Fellow
Elizabeth Clay Roy, Chief Strategy Officer, South Bronx Rising Together

Moderated by: Melissa Jill Cole, Immediate Past President, Bridge: Students for Social Innovation

5:00 - 5:20pm - Networking with hors d'oeuvres
5:25 - 5:45pm - Interactive Exercise
5:45 - 6:05pm - Keynote Speaker
6:05 - 6:45pm - Panel Discussion
6:45 - 6:55pm - Q&A
7:00pm - Wagner Community Happy Hour at Slainte

09/13/2016 CLEVER LINES: Gallery Opening and Panel Discussion on Satire, Media, and the 2016 Presidential Election

Join us for the opening of Clever Lines: The Political Cartoons of Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, the Fall 2016 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the panel discussion Clever Lines: Satire, Media, and the 2016 Presidential Election. Both events are part of NYU Wagner’s Decision 2016—a calendar of programs leading up to November’s national elections.
Kal infuses his cartoons with an unmistakable brand of humor, irreverent lampoonery, and astute political insight. Clever Lines celebrates his distinguished 38-year career and the energy, wit, and artistry that are packed into the contemporary editorial cartoon. The exhibition will showcase recent works as well as some of his most memorable and acclaimed illustrations.

NYU Wagner Clinical Associate Professor and CNN Presidential Historian Timothy Naftali will moderate the accompanying panel discussion. He joins an accomplished panel, including:
Nate Dern, Comedian and Senior Writer, Funny Or Die
Felipe Galindo, Cartoonist and Visual Artist, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture);
Hallie Haglund, Comedian and Writer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Kevin Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist, The Economist

The evening’s program is as follows:
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Exhibition Preview with the Artist
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Panel Discussion
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Gallery Op & Post-Panel Reception

For more information, please contact or 212.998.7401.


09/13/2016 Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Fall 2016 - Goodbye Britannia? Brexit and Britain’s Approach to International Relations

with Dr. Tim Oliver, Dahrendorf Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science

09/13/2016 Community Dialogue: A Conversation with Acumen Global Fellows

As the very first event of the Community Dialogue, it is our honor to invite this year's Acumen Global Fellows to share with us their experiences as agents of social change and the challenges and opportunities faced in early stage social enterprises.   To read about the profiles of the Acumen Fellows 2016 enter here.

09/13/2016 What do you want your city to be? Reimagining Southwest Brooklyn

The fundamental urban questions of growth, equity and resiliency are no longer distant planning challenges, but rather urgent priorities of increasing complexity. New York City is facing a housing crisis with a vacancy rate below 5%. Southwest Brooklyn can support equitable growth, but its residents need good jobs and access to public transportation. Thoughtful planning and informed decision-making can create equitable, sustainable and resilient solutions that can work for Southwest Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.

Join us for a civic discussion of potential development scenarios for Southwest Brooklyn.

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU, and Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Jill Eisenhard, Founder and Executive Director, Red Hook Initiative
  • Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Chris Ward, Chief Executive, AECOM Metro New York, and Project Director, Southwest Brooklyn

Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss

09/08/2016 More than Passion: Building a Career with Social Impact

A career in public service requires more than just passion to change the world: you also need solid skills to manage projects, people, budgets, and a broader understanding of the policy context surrounding social change.

Panelists will discuss the skills needed to launch a successful career with social impact and will provide examples of the wide range of professional opportunities for MPA and MUP graduates.

Panel moderator:

  • David Schachter, Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs, NYU Wagner

Panelists will include:

  • Catherine Ang, Director of Program Performance and Management, Year Up
  • Thomas D'Aunno, Professor of Management
  • Quintin Haynes, Director of Human Resources and Diversity, NYC Mayor's Office
  • Surabhi Lal, Director of Career Services, NYU Wagner
08/18/2016 Information Session: A Chat with Faculty and Admissions Staff

Join us for an engaging opportunity to learn more about the NYU Wagner experience from several members of our faculty and the admissions team. Get valuable information about the application process, program offerings, and what makes NYU Wagner a unique and exceptional place to advance your career in public service. RSVP for the events below.

Featuring: Professors Tony Bertelli, Sewin Chan, David Elcott, Jesse Margolis, Tom D'Aunno, and Scott Taitel

07/22/2016 Information Session: A Chat with Faculty and Admissions Staff

Join us for an engaging opportunity to learn more about the NYU Wagner experience from several members of our faculty and the admissions team. Get valuable information about the application process, program offerings, and what makes NYU Wagner a unique and exceptional place to advance your career in public service. RSVP for the events below.

Featuring Professors Tom D'Aunno, Neil Kleiman, and Sonia Ospina

07/11/2016 Wagner Staff Training - Presentations Skills

Join us for a discussion that will empower you to enhance your presentations skills. This workshop is designed to provide you the opportunity to explore techniques for developing and designing presentations.

Facilitated by Adjunct Professor Will Carlin.

06/17/2016 Information Session: A Chat with Faculty and Admissions Staff

Join us for an engaging opportunity to learn more about the NYU Wagner experience from several members of our faculty and the admissions team. Get valuable information about the application process, program offerings, and what makes NYU Wagner a unique and exceptional place to advance your career in public service. RSVP for the events below.

Featuring: Professors Thad Calabrese, Ingrid Ellen, and Mitchell Moss

05/10/2016 2016 Capstone Expo

5:00pm - 6:30pm Poster Board Presentations 
6:30pm - 7:30pm Reception 

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 Capstone Expo, where students will display summaries of their work.

05/06/2016 Mobilizing Transit Avoided Carbon: Capstone Presentation

The NYU Wagner 2016 Urban Planning Capstone team discusses their research on transit avoided carbon, and provides guidelines for how the MTA could proceed with mobilizing this unrecognized commodity.

05/02/2016 Advancing Collective Leadership: The experience of the NYU Leadership Initiative

The field of leadership studies has made a decided shift to embracing more collective forms of leadership. Theories of distributed leadership, shared leadership, relational leadership, co-leadership abound in the literature as well as the popular press. Increasingly, we even hear corporate leaders touting the value of team-based leadership and distributed decision-making. Yet, we still focus the vast majority of our leadership development investments in individuals and their skills. How might we advance collective leadership capacity? That is the question the NYU Leadership Initiative has taken up through the development of its various offerings for students across NYU. Come hear about their approach and what they are learning and contribute your ideas to help further their work.

04/29/2016 How Big Data Discriminates

How does technology impact opportunities for participation in public life?
Big data can help us make amazing predictions and contribute to evidence-based decisions, but it does so by setting complex rules and processes—algorithms—that can also perpetuate existing bias, discrimination, and inequity. Algorithms can affect individuals’ ability to benefit from public services, alter their experience in the justice system, and even change their odds of finding a job. The NYU Politics Society, WagnerTech, and SCJR will host a panel on how the increasing use of data and algorithms in government and public and private organizations can create disparate impact, unintentionally discriminating against underrepresented groups.
Speakers will discuss how and why algorithms discriminate, examples of unintended consequences, and possible solutions.

Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Robyn Caplan, Research Analyst, Data & Society
Ben Casselman, Chief Economics Writer, FiveThirtyEight
Hanna Wallach, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC & Adjunct Associate Professor, UMass Amherst
Moderator: Meredith Broussard, Assistant Professor, NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

04/28/2016 The Politics of Memory: Shadows of the Past on Indonesia’s Democracy

Indonesia has just been the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and a series of recent novels that revolve around the mass killings of 1965, one of the worst massacres since World War II, carried the highest honors. One of Indonesia’s most accomplished writers and journalist, Leila S. Chudori will discuss the significance of the renewed attention on 1965 and what it means for Indonesia’s struggling but vibrant democracy. She will also talk about her own writing and how it fits in Indonesia’s contested and lively cultural life.
Leila S. Chudori's latest novel, Home, has just been published in English by Deep Vellum. Home is a literary breakthrough since it revolves around the mass killing of 1965, a long-taboo subject. Home received the prestigious Khatulistiwa Literary Prize. Chudori works at Tempo, Indonesia’s foremost news magazine, and has published two collections of short stories.
  Copies of Home will be available for sale and a reception follows the event.

*Goenawan Mohamad was originally scheduled to be a part of this event but has had to cancel his attendance due to illness.

04/27/2016 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Detroit Rising? Crisis, Bankruptcy, and Reinvention

Detroit is the largest American municipality to have declared bankruptcy. Leading urban historian, Detroit native, and NYU Professor Thomas Sugrue will examine the roots of the city’s fiscal crisis; the implications for urban finance, pensions, and the future of American cities; and the opportunities and obstacles that Detroit faces in restructuring, redeveloping, and reorganizing.

Join us for an engrossing conversation with Thomas J. Sugrue, a prize-winning twentieth-century American historian, and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU Arts and Sciences.

04/26/2016 Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner: National Security vs. Privacy

NYU Wagner and The Century Foundation are proud to present Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts on the most vital national policy issues. The Spring 2016 Debate Series will focus on higher education, immigration, and privacy and security.

Some people believe the recent dispute between the FBI and Apple over a locked iPhone marks the return of what privacy advocates called thecrypto wars of the 1990s, when federal authorities tried and failed to mandate government access to most forms of electronic communication. Although the FBI managed to decrypt the iPhone at issue without the company's help, Apple and others are racing to build devices and messaging services that no one but their owners can unlock. The legal question remains unresolved in Congress, where competing bills have been introduced, and in dozens of cases pending in state and federal courts.

Law enforcement agencies believe their vital mission requires compulsory access, under valid court order, to any device or communications stream. Leading technology companies (backed by some other U.S. government voices) say they cannot meet law enforcement demands without undermining customer security and privacy against hackers and foreign adversaries. Edward Snowden and Fareed Zakaria disagree on which course better serves society at large. Should companies be required to break into their own encrypted products, and should they be allowed to sell encryption that no one can break? Learn more.

Resolution: Government should have lawful access to any encrypted message or device, featuring:

For the Motion: Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Author, and Journalist

Against the Motion: Edward Snowden

Moderated by Barton Gellman, Author, Journalist, The Century Foundation Senior Fellow

Tickets: $20.00 General Admission The event is currently sold out. If you are still interested in attending, please sign up via Eventbrite for the waitlist and you will contacted should additional tickets become available. You can also register via Eventbrite for the free livestream of the event; livestream details will be emailed the week of April 25.


04/26/2016 Ask Me Anything! Chat with an Admissions Officer

This is your chance to ask any question you may have about NYU Wagner and receive candid responses from admissions staff. An Admissions officer will be on hand to answer questions about submitting the application, GRE score and recommendation letter timing, the application fee and much more. The format will be very informal.