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06/18/2015 Admissions Information Session - NYU Wagner

Sponsored by the Office of Admission

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
                Lafayette Conference Room

An information session is a great way to learn more about NYU Wagner and our masters, executive masters, certificate, and non-degree programs. We will cover the application process, all our programs, and a bit about our employment results: what you can do with a degree from NYU Wagner. There will be plenty of time for questions.

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06/04/2015 Measures of Public Infrastructure Service Sector Recovery from Disasters

Measures of Public Infrastructure Service Sector Recovery from Disasters
Presented by the Center for Urban Science and Progress Research Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, June  4th,  2015 
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Jacobs Seminar Room
                Center for  Urban Science and  Progress at New  York  University
                1 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

PLEASE RSVP HERE

The wide range of frequent disasters the  world has experienced and is expected to experience point to the need for responses that reduce consequences that complement efforts to reduce the initial causes  of these events. Society is dependent on public services, such as transportation, electric power, and communication to reduce the consequences of such hazards throughout the time period over which a disaster occurs and especially following a disaster in order to rebound quickly. First, measures of recovery are presented for electric power and mass transit to capture patterns of recovery for service users in extreme events. Second, ways of reducing consequences based on introducing service flexibility are provided. Finally, some fundamental barriers to introducing effective approaches to rapid recovery are introduced in terms of institutional arrangements and human behavior that will need  to be overcome to reduce the consequences of disasters in the coming years.

About the Speaker
Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of  Public Service and since 1998, Director of  the  Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems. In 2011-2013 she directed Wagner's Urban Planning Program for the fifth time. Her teaching and research are at the intersection of infrastructure, the environment, natural hazards, social equity, and security in the  ontext of the quality of life in cities and how urban infrastructure innovations for  sustainability and resiliency can be used to adapt to extreme conditions to support social and  economic activity. In these fields, she has directed more than two dozen grants as Principal Investigator and has been co-Principal Investigator or participating researcher on over a dozen others funded by government agencies, such as the  National  Science Foundation,  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. DOT  Region 2 Urban Transportation Research Center, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (through university research centers), state and local government agencies, and other sponsorship. She authored Transport the Environment and Security (2012) and authored or co-authored over one hundred other publications. She is active on numerous advisory boards and committees, was  appointed to the 2010 NYC Panel on Climate Change and two National Climate Assessment workshops, and currently serves on the National Academies National Research Council committee on  Pathways to Urban Sustainability and also the Transportation Research Board's Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection committee. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow and past president of the Society for Risk Analysis, and is on editorial boards of several risk and technology journals. Education: B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California (Berkeley), a Master of City Planning from the University of  Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in planning from Columbia University.

About The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center of NYU  that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new  expertise/experts. The CUSP research seminars aim to promote an intellectual community around urban informatics, an intrinsically multidisciplinary field, by facilitating discussions on various research topics related to the intersection of big data and urban planning.

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06/01/2015 Reflections on the Jokowi Administration

Co-Sponsored by the New York Network on Southeast Asia and the Wagner Office of International Programs

Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Time: ​3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
              Lafayette Conference Room

Join us for an informal discussion with Professor Marcus Meitzner of the Australian National University on the Jokowi Administration since its inception in October, 2014.

Marcus Mietzner, one of leading scholars on Indonesia at The Australia National University, has recently published Jokowi, Rise of a Polite Populist in Inside Indonesia and Jokowi's Challenge: The Structural Problems of Governance in Democratic Indonesia in Governance.  His 2011 article, "Indonesia's Democratic Stagnation: Anti-reformist Elites and Resilient Civil Society",  in Democractization, provides a crucial look at the challenges of sustaining democratic politics. His and Ed Aspinall's 2010 edited volume, Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions and Society, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is considered the best post-Suharto collection. And his 2009 book,  Military Politics, Islam, and the State in Indonesia: From Turbulent Transition to Democratic Consolidation, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is a touchstone for understanding Indonesia's transition.

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05/12/2015 2015 Capstone Expo

Presented by NYU Wagner 

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Exhibit | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Reception
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
             60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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.

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05/08/2015 American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Studio Presentations

Presented by the APA New York Metro Chapter and Wagner Urban Planning Student Association

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Select groups from NYU Wagner, Columbia, Pratt, Rutgers, and Hunter will present their Capstone work at the annual APA NY Metro Studio Presentations. This is a great opportunity to support your classmates, learn about Capstone, and see the studio work being done in other planning programs. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact ab5562@nyu.edu or jl6636@nyu.edu.
 

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05/06/2015 The Price of Healthcare: Why so much variability and so little transparency?

Sponsored by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
                Berman Lecture Hall ("Alumni Hall B")

Join NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied as she moderates a conversation about the transparency and variability in healthcare systems today. There is no need to RSVP; this event is open to the public.

Moderator:
Sherry Glied, PhD
Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Panelists:
Richard Donoghue, MS, CPA, CHFP
Senior Vice President for Strategy, Planning and Business Development, NYU Langone
 
Cheryl Pegus, MD
Professor and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, NYU School of Medicine
 
Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
 
Marjorie Schulman, MD
Healthcare Consultant & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
 
Cary Blum
MD/MPA Dual Degree Candidate, New York University
 
Michelle D. Carver
HepC Patient Advocate, National Patient Advisory Committee, American Liver Foundation
 

There is no need to RSVP; this event is open to the public.

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05/05/2015 Red Rabbit--Healthy Neighborhoods and the School Lunch Program

Sponsored by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Teem Coworking
               1463 5th Avenue (between 118th and 119th)

The Wagner Food Policy Alliance will travel to Harlem on Tuesday, May 5th from 12-1:30 PM to learn about innovative approaches to school lunch reform in the private sector. We'll discuss the operational processes of running a food-oriented start-up, nutritional standards established by Red Rabbit, and efforts within our community to improve the learning experience for children by offering a nutritious, satisfying lunch program. The program will conclude with a tour of the kitchen, where thousands of school lunches are made from scratch everyday.

Speakers will include Rebecca Gildiner (Founder/CEO), Jennifer Kim (operations manager) and John Bashant (nutrition compliance).

All participants will meet at the Red Rabbit office in the Teem Coworking conference room. Additional details are listed below:

Teem Coworking
1463 5th Avenue (between 118th and 119th)

**This event will be capped at 20 participants.

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05/04/2015 Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship Lecture featuring Anthony M. Bertelli

Who Are the Policy Workers and What Are They Doing? A Citizen’s Perspective on Democratic Accountability in Modern Governance
Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner, NYU’s Office of the Provost, and The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Lecture | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Reception
Location: Lipton Hall | 108 West 3rd Street, NYC

Anthony M. Bertelli, NYU Wagner Professor of the Politics of Public Policy and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, will discuss when and why accountability, an important but elusive democratic value, works from a citizen’s perspective. In the landscape of contemporary governance, it is often difficult for citizens to answer two essential questions: Who is bringing the benefit of policies to the citizen? What are they doing in the process? Popular accountability rests on those questions, and their answers have important incentives for the politicians who represent us.

About the Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship:
The Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship at NYU was established in 2008 with generous support from The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Marian B. Javits. The Professorship honors the memory and accomplishments of the four-term U.S. Republican Senator from New York, the late Honorable Jacob K. Javits, an alumnus of the NYU School of Law, and perpetuates the values and intellectual integrity for which he stood. The Visiting Professorship is awarded to a distinguished individual—an academic, lawyer, policymaker, journalist, historian, philosopher, or former elected official—whose work focuses on an issue close to the Senator’s interests. These areas include: health, civil rights, labor, foreign policy, rights of handicapped individuals, education, and fairness in employment and economic security for working Americans.

This event is part of NYU Wagner's Distinguished Lecture Series.

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04/30/2015 Champions of Change Public Service Forum: Is the Idea of the President as Public Servant Obsolete?

Sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NYC Dean Shery Glied joins former Congressman Barney Frank, National Urban League President Marc Morial, and Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen to discuss to discuss the future impact of public service policy and the limitations future presidents may face in a highly bipartisan environment. Moderated by Bill Ritter, Co-Anchor of Channel 7 Eyewitness News and Emmy Award Winning Journalist, the experts will explore the role of public service as an integral part of the American Presidency in anticipation of the 2016 elections. Can a president overcome political obstacles to lead change as predecessors have done with achievements like the New Deal, Civil Rights Act and Social Security?

Moderator:
Bill Ritter, Co-Anchor, Channel 7 Eyewitness News

Panelists:
Steven Cohen, Columbia University, Executive Director of the Earth Institute and Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs
Barney Frank, Congressman (D-Mass. from 1981-2013)
Sherry Glied, Dean, NYU Wagner 
Marc Morial, President and CEO, The National Urban League
 

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04/30/2015 Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness

Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness

A civic conversation about reforming state government to improve integrity and effectiveness

 

Presented by NYU Wagner
 

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

 

9:30am - 10:00am | Registration & Coffee

10:00am - 12:00pm | Morning Panel

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch

1:00pm - 3:00pm | Afternoon Panel

CLICK HERE TO RSVP
 

Over the last year, public concern over the effectiveness and integrity of state government has become intense and widespread. State government is commonly described as “systematically corrupt” and “dysfunctional,” and charges against elected officials are cited as evidence of a broader breakdown of ethical and political standards. Increasingly, attention has turned to how underlying structural and institutional issues impede the State's progress. Improving governance in Albany is critical, as we depend on State government to address a set of serious issues affecting New Yorkers.

 

Can Albany move forward despite recent allegations of corruption and governance challenges?

 

Join us for an engaging day with a broad range of experts—including elected officials, nonprofit leaders, advocates, and journalists—who understand the structures, politics, values, and motivations that exist within New York State government. The panelists will engage in a grounded, nonpartisan, honest conversation about how governance in Albany can be improved from a legal, ethical, and institutional perspective.

 

Lunch will be served.

 

Hosts:

Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; former Chair of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions (2002-2010); former NY State Assemblyman (1983-2010)

Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner

Richard Ravitch, former Lieutenant Governor of New York (2009-2010)

 

Morning Panel: Political, Unethical, and Illegal Behaviors—Where are the Lines?

Richard Briffault, Chair, New York City Conflicts of Interest Board  

Peter Goldmark, former Chairman and CEO of The International Herald Tribune (1998-2003); former President of the Rockefeller Foundation (1988-1997); former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (1977-1985)

Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause

Cy Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney

 

Afternoon Panel: How Can Albany Work Better?

Ken Auletta, Contributor, The New Yorker

Mary Louise Mallick, former Director of Finance, Senate Independent Democratic Conference; former New York State First Deputy Comptroller (2007-2013)

Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, New York

Bill Thompson, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Managing Director at Siebert Brandford Shank & Company, LLC; former New York City Comptroller (2002-2009)

 

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04/29/2015 WHN Student Chat Series: Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver

Sponsored by the Wagner Health Network

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl
               Henry Hart Rice Conference Room

WHN is happy to announce our final student chat series of the 2014-2015 school year. WHN will host Katja Iverson, CEO of Women Deliver. Women Deliver is an international women's rights advocacy organization that focuses on safe motherhood, gender equality, women's health and youth advocacy. Women Deliver hosts the world's largest conference on Women's rights and advocacy every 3 years. Please join Katja and WHN for a frank discussion on Women Deliver, the work they are doing, and the current state of women's rights with a global perspective.

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04/28/2015 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - The ASEAN Way: The Next Phase of Regionalization in Southeast Asia
Organized by the Indonesian Students Association and Singapore Students Association

Co-Sponsored by NYU Wagner, the New York Southeast Asia Network, and International Relations Society of NYU

ASEAN leaders look to conclude the ASEAN Economic Community in the coming months, deepening economic integration by bringing diverse economies into a common market. But with the rising affluence and power of East Asian countries like China and India, ASEAN’s political unity will be further tested to conclude its code of conduct for the South China Sea later this year, an issue that has caused significant unrest in many ASEAN countries. Will ASEAN take this challenge as an opportunity
to share further political integration? Or will nationalist policies and vested interests across the myriad regime types fracture ASEAN’s credibility as a regional player? Join us for a timely discussion session with NYU ISA, SSA and the NY Southeast Asia Network.

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04/28/2015 Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Sponsored by the Dean's Office 

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Political scientist Samuel DeCanio examines how political elites used high levels of voter ignorance to create a new type of regulatory state with lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of bureaucratic regulatory authority in late nineteenth century America, DeCanio’s exhaustive archival research examines electoral politics, the Treasury Department’s control over monetary policy, and the Interstate Commerce Commission’s regulation of railroads, to examine how conservative politicians created a new type of bureaucratic state to insulate policy decisions from popular control.

Speaker:

Samuel DeCanio, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Resident Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

Dr. DeCanio studies American politics, focusing on American political development, democratic theory, representation, state formation, regulatory policy, and public opinion. He is the author of Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State (forthcoming, Yale University Press), which examines popular control over the creation of the American regulatory state. His current research focuses on questions involving state formation, democratic theory, American progressivism, and how high levels of voter ignorance influence domestic and international politics. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Critical Review, Journal of Politics, Party Politics, and Studies in American Political Development.

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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Happy Hour
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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Networking Reception
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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - The Social Enterprise: From Impact Investing to Execution

In partnership with the Wagner Impact Investing Network (WIIN)

In an environment where both impact and profitability are important, there has been a growing sector of financial professionals involved in impact investing. The aim of the panel is to discuss how ideas succeed and why investors are interested in specific causes. This will also explore issues around impact measurement and returns on investment, while maintaining a focus on the benefits to international development. 
 

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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Participatory Budgeting and Social Audit

In partnership with the Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA)

In an era of increased information and the availability of data, participatory budgeting is democratizing the deliberation and decision-making process in municipal and public budgeting and finance. Citizens are able to identify, discuss, and prioritize public projects which leads to a more participatory democracy. This panel will address the role of participatory budgeting and the social audit process as they relate to the latest developments and trends in this field.
 

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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Food Security & Agriculture

Sustainable solutions to increasing food security and advancing agricultural productivity are essential for increasing global economic growth. This panel will address partnerships, building, and, the current innovative financing trend to support agricultural development.
 

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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Climate Finance

In partnership with the Alliance for Climate Change and Environment (ACE)

Addressing climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. While its effect is universal, climate change disproportionately harms the world's poor. Major financial investments, guided by equitable policies, are essential in order to transition to a low-carbon and resilient global economy. This panel will address climate finance initiatives that target multiple stakeholders, including engaging with local governments and changing consumer behavior.
 

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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Lunch
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04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Opening Session, Main Panel, Lunch and Keynote Address

Opening remarks for the 2015 Summit followed by the Main Panel including Brian Caouette, Managing Director of On Frontiers; David Jackson, UNCDF; and Daniel Platz, UNDESA. Lunch will be provided in addition to snacks and refreshments included throughout the day. The Keynote address will be made by Barbara Samuels of The Global Clearinghouse.

 

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04/23/2015 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - Women on the Front Lines: Indigenous Peoples' Rights & The Future of Development

Indigenous Peoples constitute 5% of the world’s peoples and protect 80% of the world's biodiversity. On the heels of the unprecedented Fall 2014 World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, join participants in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to discuss the future of development and the contemporary challenges facing the struggle for indigenous peoples rights.

Alicia Cahuiya - Ecuador
Alicia Cahuiya is the Vice President of the Waorani Nationality of Ecuador (known as NAWE). Ms. Cahuiya has worked for the preservation of Waorani territory and for the protection of the Taromenane and Tageri, the last two families of Waorani descendants living in voluntary isolation. Before serving in her current role, she was President of the Association of Huaorani Women (AMWAE). Alicia is one of the few female Waorani who speaks Spanish and has had the opportunity to speak before Congress.
 
Pushparani Koijam – India
Pushpa is the Coordinator of Documentation and Research at the Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur and a Climate Change Fellow with Land is Life. She has a Master of Philosophy in Political Science from University of Hyderabad, and has authored many publications on climate change and development projects in Manipur. Pushpa also helped to lead campaigns against large-scale development projects in Manipur, such as oil exploration and the construction of hydroelectric dams.
 
Beverly Longid – Philippines
Beverly Sakongan L. Longid is an Igorot from the Kankanaey-Bontok peoples of Mtn.Province, Cordillera in the Philippines. A former student activist and Chairperson of the Cordillera Peoples' Alliance (CPA) - a multi-sectoral alliance of grassroots organizations and of indigenous peoples for the defense of ancestral domain and for self-determination. Currently, she is with the secretariats of the Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Network on Extractive Industries and Energy (AIPNEE).
 
Moderator: John Gershman, Clinical Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner
 
Sponsored by: Land is Life (www.landislife.org),  NYU Wagner’s Office of International; Programs, and the New York Southeast Asia Network
 

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04/23/2015 Second Collective Leadership Network Workshop - Registration & Public Event

Workshop registration will be followed by a public event that serves as the official launch of the scholarly workshop on April 24
 

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04/23/2015 Corporate Social Responsibility: The Alumni Perspective

Presented by Wagner Philanthropy, the Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association, Alliance for Climate Change and the Environment, and the Pan Asian Students’ Association

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Vanderbilt Hall – Smart Classroom 218, NYU Law School,
               40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Please join us to hear a panel of alumni leaders in the corporate social responsibility sphere, discuss social entrepreneurship, strategic grantmaking, corporate volunteerism, measuring impact, how to transition to a career in corporate social responsibility after graduation, how to prepare for a career in corporate social responsibility while matriculated at NYU, and how to pitch innovative corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies in the private sector.

Networking reception to follow.

Confirmed Panelists:
Jamie Sears, UBS, Director and Head of Strategic Partnerships and Programs, Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility for the Americas
Lina Klebanov, Time Warner Cable, Community Investment Manager
Dorothy Stuehmke, Citi Foundation, Program Officer for International Programs
Jessica Clancy, NBCUniversal, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility

Moderated by:
Michael Balaoing, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, New York University and George Washington University, and Senior Coach, Own The Room

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04/23/2015 Chile: What the heck is going on? ALAS Cafecito

Chile: What the heck is going on? ALAS Cafecito
Sponsored by the Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
              Puck, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072

Join our ALAS Cafecito series! We will take a look at the current political situation and changes in Chilean society, influenced by the latest social movements and corruption cases that now control President Michelle Bachelet's agenda. Chilean Wagner students will be sharing their perspectives on what has been going on.

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