Date Title Podcast Doc More
10/16/2008 Conflict Security and Development Series - Nuclear Armament as a Barrier to Development

With Ambassador Richard Butler of the Center for Global Affairs

10/15/2008 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.

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

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

10/14/2008 Uninsured Young Adults In New York
10/10/2008 Philanthropy and Politics - Katrina Fatigue? Philanthropic Support for Education Reform in New Orleans

Angela Daliet, Executive Director, Save Our Schools New Orleans
Jon Vaugh, Program Director, 21st Century Foundation
Richard Laine, Director of Education, The Wallace Foundation

10/09/2008 Essential Tools for Essential Organizing: Training for Trainers

…Critically engaging your constituents through action, reflection and collaboration…

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10/08/2008 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, 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.

10/08/2008 Reynolds Speaker Series: John Mackey, CEO and Chairman of Whole Foods Market
10/07/2008 The US and World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections - Human Rights and Military Force: The Past, Present, and Future of Interventions

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.

10/07/2008 Citizen\'s Union Breakfast Briefs - City Council Member Eric Gioia -- Queens, District 26

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

10/06/2008 Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Implications

Cosponsored by: Wagner CSR Alliance and Bridge, the Wagner Social Entrepreneurship Group

Ninety percent of global businesses believe that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a priority (The Economist. 2008.)

This panel will explore the global implications of CSR from three views: global trends of business awareness of customer and employee involvement; the definitions, organizational models and metrics of CSR; and the blurred global boundaries between corporations, nonprofits and governments.

• Mathew DeLuca, Manager EHS and Social Compliance, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
• Linda Recupero, EVP Public Affairs, HSBC
• Derek Yach, VP Global Health, PepsiCo

Moderated by Lucille Pilling, Adjunct Professor, NYU Wagner

10/02/2008 Left Behind: Black America: A Neglected Priority in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Students of African Descent Alliance in conjunction with Wagner Health Network (WHN), International Public Service Association (IPSA), and Global Health Alliance (GHA) present:

While the world wasn't looking, the AIDS epidemic in the United States refused to go away. The AIDS epidemic in the United States is more serious than previously believed and has become firmly implanted in Black America. Although there are more Black Americans infected with HIV than the total HIV populations in seven of the 15 PEPFAR focus countries, the U.S. government's response to what is perhaps the most serious health crisis facing Black America remains timid and lethargic.

Come join us as we discuss the effects that this ignored epidemic has had on communities, and what has to be done to make AIDS in America a priority.

Featured Panelists:
- Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute
- Dr. Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Jacob Levenson, Author, "The Secret Epidemic: The Story of AIDS in Black America"
- Jacinda Jordan (NYU Wagner Alum), International Center for Aids Care and Treatment at Columbia University.

10/02/2008 Conflict Security and Development Series - Perspectives on Political Development: What Today's Democratizers Can Learn

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

09/30/2008 The United States and the World Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections - Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, The New Geo-politics of Energy

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.

09/29/2008 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. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years – rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.

09/22/2008 Encore Career Workforce and NYC's Nonprofit Sector Luncheon

Civic Ventures research findings on re-careering and discussion on challenges and opportunities in human resources.