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03/25/2015 WHN Student Chat Series: Medicaid Reform with Deborah Bachrach

Sponsored by Wagner Health Network (WHN)

Date: Wednesday, march 25, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
               Rice-Newman Conference Room

Please join us as HPAM Program Director John Billings hosts a conversation with Deborah Bachrach, Partner at Manatt Health Solutions, with extensive experience in health reform and Medicaid policy. As a former New York State Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health and in her current role as a consultant for many states considering alternative Medicaid expansions, Deborah Bachrach offers an unparalleled perspective on the ways that states can innovate in their public and private health insurance systems. She will discuss her experience and the latest developments in Medicaid and health reform in general.

 

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03/13/2015 EMPA Program Virtual Information Session

Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: via Webinar

Join us for an online information session to learn more about NYU Wagner's EMPA program. We will provide an overview of the program, enrollment options - including a Saturday-only format, admissions process and student outcomes. There will be a short presentation and plenty of time for questions.

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03/11/2015 UPSA Speaker Series


Sponsored by Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) 

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
               Mulberry Conference Room 


Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) will hold a Speaker Series where invited guest speakers will host a panel providing insight to their experiences of development, speak to some of the issues surrounding planning and facilitate a conversation amongst the audience. Finally guest speakers will discuss their work experiences and shed light on opportunities for first year students.
This event seeks to be a continuation of speaker series events held by UPSA this semester where invited guest speakers will focus on different career tracks and planning issues.

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03/10/2015 Infectious Disease and Tourism: Decoding the Myths of Air Travel

Co-sponsored by the Wagner Student Association for Africa, Young Professionals Healthcare Network

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Please join NYU Wagner's Student Association for Africa and the Young Professionals Healthcare Network as they bring thought leaders together for an evening of discussion surrounding the myths of infectious disease and air travel. Cocktails and refreshments will be served.
 

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03/10/2015 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - *Special Event: Building a Bangsamoro? Conflict, Autonomy, and Democracy in the Southern Philippines*

*Special Event: Building a Bangsamoro? Conflict, Autonomy, and Democracy in the Southern Philippines*
With John Gershman, a Clinical Professor of Public Service and the Deputy Director of NYU's MPH Program.

The southern Philippines has been the site of one of the longest running insurgencies in Southeast Asia, dating back to the late 1960s. After 17 years of negotiations, the Philippine government and representatives of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a comprehensive agreement last year to establish a Bangsamoro (Moro homeland) in the southern Philippines covering 4 million people. The law authorizing the creation of the region is currently in the Congress and founding elections are scheduled for 2016. A recent clash between the MILF and the Philippine police left 60 dead and placed the future of the Bangsamoro in doubt.

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03/10/2015 Conflict Security and Development Series - Spring 2015 - Building a Bangsamoro? Conflict, Autonomy, and Democracy in the Southern Philippines

Building a Bangsamoro? Conflict, Autonomy, and Democracy in the Southern Philippines
With John Gershman,  a Clinical Professor of Public Service and the Deputy Director of NYU's MPH Program.

The southern Philippines has been the site of one of the longest running insurgencies in Southeast Asia, dating back to the late 1960s. After 17 years of negotiations, the Philippine government and representatives of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a comprehensive agreement last year to establish a Bangsamoro (Moro homeland) in the southern Philippines covering 4 million people. The law authorizing the creation of the region is currently in the Congress and founding elections are scheduled for 2016. A recent clash between the MILF and the Philippine police left 60 dead and placed the future of the Bangsamoro in doubt.
 

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03/09/2015 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - Human Rights Under Indonesia’s New President Jokowi: The Death Penalty and the Isolation of Papua

Human Rights Under Indonesia’s New President Jokowi: The Death Penalty and the Isolation of Papua

Andreas Harsono has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch since 2008. Before joining Human Rights Watch, he helped found the Jakarta-based Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information in 1995, and in 2003 he helped create the Pantau Foundation, a journalist training organization also based in Jakarta.
 

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03/06/2015 WEPSA Ideas Exchange

Sponsored by the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Puck Fair, 298 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Please join us for the first edition of WEPSA's Idea Exchange! We are hoping to meet at least twice this semester to discuss important topics in education. We will start with our first meeting to discuss Discipline in Schools. We have compiled the 3 (short) articles/podcasts as the basis for our conversation, but it is not required that you read/listen before attending. Anyone interested in issues of education is strongly encouraged to attend!

1. American Life Podcast

2. NY Times Article

3. NYC DOE Press Release Announcing School Climate Reforms

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03/03/2015 Conflict Security and Development Series - Spring 2015 - Who Protects Education? A Case Study of the Global Movement to Protect Education and the Protection of Education in Palestine

Who Protects Education? A Case Study of the Global Movement to Protect Education and the Protection of Education in Palestine
With Amy Kapit, Research Director, Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects in Community-Based Education, Afghanistan

In 2010, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack was established to advocate for protecting schools, students, and teachers in areas of armed conflict. However, the structure of the international humanitarian system has limited the “on-the-ground impact” of the movement in its initial years of existence. The individuals who are most effective in making these connections are those who have strong knowledge of international frameworks and of the specific context in which they work. I draw on fieldwork in Palestine to describe how the structure of the humanitarian system bifurcates these two sets of knowledge, disadvantaging those individuals who have both sets of knowledge.
 

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02/25/2015 UPSA Speaker Series: In The Field


Sponsored by Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) 

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
               Mulberry Conference Room 


Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) will hold a Speaker Series where invited guest speakers will host a panel providing insight to their experiences of development, speak to some of the issues surrounding planning and facilitate a conversation amongst the audience. Finally guest speakers will discuss their work experiences and shed light on opportunities for first year students.
This event seeks to be a continuation of speaker series events held by UPSA this semester where invited guest speakers will focus on different career tracks and planning issues.

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02/24/2015 Conflict Security and Development Series - Spring 2015 - Voting for Violence: Why Paramilitaries Fare Well at the Polls

Voting for Violence: Why Paramilitaries Fare Well at the Polls
With Mary Beth Altier, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Global Affairs

What explains the willingness of citizens to support armed groups at the polls? Paramilitary organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas have fared well in a series of recent elections deemed relatively free and fair by the international community. Few studies examine why these violent parties triumph at the polls in some contexts but struggle for votes in others. Yet, understanding when and why armed groups succeed in winning over large portions of the electorate is critical to creating policies that de-incentivize, at least electorally, their use of force. A better understanding of why these parties succeed also lends insight into the social bases of support for these organizations. Analysis of a new sub-national dataset that codes and combines census, election, and disaggregated conflict-related violence data for 78 electoral districts during Northern Ireland’s Troubles as well as fieldwork and comparative case studies across countries, suggests that support for these groups stems primarily from citizens’ perceptions of insecurity as a result of exposure to certain types of conflict-related violence. Discuss the implications of these findings for counterinsurgency policy and post-conflict reconstruction.
 

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02/20/2015 A Century of Black Life

Sponsored by the Black Students Association

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE

Location: NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
              The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us as we pay tribute, through a series of speaker led discussions, cultural activities and artistic expressions, to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society, with specific celebration of the African Americans that dedicated their profession and life to public service.

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02/20/2015 UPSA Speaker Series: In The Field

Sponsored by Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA)

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
               Mulberry Conference Room 

Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) will hold a Speaker Series where invited guest speakers will host a panel providing insight to their experiences of development, speak to some of the issues surrounding planning and facilitate a conversation amongst the audience. Finally guest speakers will discuss their work experiences and shed light on opportunities for first year students.
This event seeks to be a continuation of speaker series events held by UPSA this semester where invited guest speakers will focus on different career tracks and planning issues.
 

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02/17/2015 Two Artists, Two Visions: A Black History Month Exhibit

Presented by the Gallery Space at Wagner and co-sponsored by the Black Student Association

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Discussion)
          7:30pm - 9:00pm (Gallery Reception)
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue/ Newman Reception Area

New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is pleased to announce the opening of Two Artists, Two Visions, the Spring 2015 exhibition and artist discussion at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Staged in commemoration of Black History Month, Two Artists, Two Visions features artwork by NYU-affiliated artists Jacqueline Bishop and Alex Merchant.

Jamaican-born Bishop explores issues of home, ancestry, family, migration, and connectivity through a series of photomontage prints that often split characters between the realms of heavenly and earthly space. The overall effect is spectral, haunting, and deeply nostalgic.  

While Bishop pays tribute to her heritage by reflecting on her family history and migratory journey, Merchant delves into his explorations of identity by recasting the role of the Black male athlete within the contemporary context of corporate America. His typographical prints and trading card-inspired paintings of professional basketball players examine the commercialization of athletes and the impact of the sport on young men in African American communities. The commanding, live-size canvases seek to confront stereotypes and the prevailing conundrum of simultaneously idolizing and fearing the dark body.
 

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02/17/2015 Conflict Security and Development Series - Spring 2015 - Accountability for Somalia’s Security Service: A Case Study in US Federal Court

Accountability for Somalia’s Security Service: A Case Study in US Federal Court
With Christina Hioureas, Senior Associate, International Arbitration and Public International Law at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP.

Ahmed v. Magan, the first decision to hold a member of Somalia’s notorious National Security Service accountable for human rights violations, illustrates the challenges and possibilities for pursuing accountability in post conflict societies. Christina Hioureas represented Hassan Ahmed, a Somali constitutional law professor and human rights advocate who was tortured during the Siade Barre regime, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act. Using this case as a point of entry, Hioureas will discuss developments in Somalia in the last 40 years, beginning with the collapse of democracy, rise of the Siade Barre regime and the restrictions on human rights and constitutional rights, the end of the dictatorship, efforts to seek justice, and current efforts to build the country’s legal system from the ground up.

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02/10/2015 Conflict Security and Development Series - Spring 2015 - Between Annihilation and Restraint: Law and Technology in American Warfare

Between Annihilation and Restraint: Law and Technology in American Warfare
With Professor Michael John Williams, Program in International Relations at NYU, and Professor Stephanie Carvin, University of Ottawa
 

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02/06/2015 The Post-2015 Development Era -- An Outlook on the New Development Agenda and the Challenges Ahead

The Post-2015 Development Era -- An Outlook on the New Development Agenda and the Challenges Ahead
Sponsored by the International Public Service Association (IPSA)

Date: Friday, February 06, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                 The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

As the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals expire, 2015 marks a new era in development. The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for which negotiations are currently underway, will be adopted by governments across the globe starting in September. This new agenda will shape how we form policy, both domestically and globally, for years to come.

This event will provide an outlook on the current developments and challenges that different stakeholders face. It brings together experts from a variety of fields, and topics of discussion include implementation challenges, means of financing, monitoring and accountability. Confirmed panelists are Vinicius Pinheiro, Deputy Director at the International Labor Organization, Jessica Epsey, Program Leader at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Sara Luna, Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. Professor John Gershman, Clinical Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner, will moderate the panel discussion.

The panel is followed by a networking reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres. 

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02/06/2015 WHN Student Chat Series: Delivery System Reform and Organized Medicine -- AMA Past-President Nancy Nielsen, hosted by Dean Sherry Glied

Sponsored by the Wagner Health Network

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Henry Hart Rice Conference Room

Please join us as Dean Sherry Glied hosts a conversation with Nancy Nielsen, past-president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during ACA debates in 2008-2009 and subsequent advisor to at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI). Dr. Nielsen and Dean Glied will discuss delivery system reform policy and politics from the perspective of organized medicine. Feel free to join WHN members at the weekly Wagner happy hour immediately afterwards to kick off the semester.

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02/05/2015 Incubating Opportunity: The Promise of Early Childhood Education

Sponsored by: FWD.us, Wagner+, WMLO, WEPSA

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 2nd Fl.
              The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Can early childhood education expand opportunity for New York's kids? How can the city ensure that its new pre-k initiative benefits children from all backgrounds? This panel will bring together speakers from different industries to discuss these important topics.

SPEAKERS

Moderator - Michael Levine: Dr. Michael Levine is the Founding Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent non-profit organization based at Sesame Workshop. The center conducts research and builds multi-sector partnerships to scale innovation and investment in promising educational media technologies for children.

Azadeh Jamalian: Azadeh Jamalian is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer for Tiggly, a New York-based company developing interactive toys and apps for the digital generation. Azadeh is also a PhD student in the Cognitive Studies in Education program at Columbia University’s Teachers College and has earned a Masters in Instructional Technology and Media. Before coming to Columbia, she was a private teacher at BrainBoost Education, where she had the opportunity to work closely with kids, and to design and implement curricula for hands-on science and math classes.

Steven Barnett: Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. His research includes studies of the economics of early care and education including costs and benefits, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and development, and the distribution of educational opportunities. He has authored or co-authored over 180 publications.

Hiro Yoshikawa: Hiro Yoshikawa is a Professor of Education at New York University. Hiro studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. Recent books include: Making it Work: Low-Wage Employment, Family Life and Child Development and Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs.

Carmel Martin: Carmel Martin is the Executive Vice President for Policy at American Progress. Her areas of expertise include early childhood policy, economy, education higher education, poverty, progressive movement, religion and values, and women’s rights. Before joining American Progress, Martin was the Assistant Secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the Department of Education. In this position, she led the Department’s policy and budget development activities and served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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01/30/2015 Courses Abroad Info Session

Sponsored by The Office of International Programs (OIP)

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us to learn more about Wagner's summer courses abroad from instructors and staff.

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01/28/2015 In Conversation with Julian Zelizer
In Conversation with Julian Zelizer
Sponsored by The Tamiment Library, the John Brademas Center, and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Date: Wednesday January 28
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
    Please join us for "In Conversation with Julian Zelizer." A Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton, Zelizer will be discussing his newly released book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Timothy Naftali, Head of the Tamiment Library & Robert F, Wagner Labor Archives, will serve as the moderator. Copies of the book will be on sale before and after the discussion.    You can RSVP by calling 212-992-9018 or emailing us at RSVP.Bobst@NYU.edu.   Also, feel free to check out Tamiment's list of events for the upcoming semester:
  https://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/pub-programs.html  

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01/28/2015 CANCELLED: Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency: GovTech to Accelerate Poverty Alleviation, Economic Development and Healthcare

Hosted by Professor Dennis Smith

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
              The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Coffee, tea and muffins will be served courtesy of Accenture

You are invited to a Wagner graduate’s presentation of exciting government reform work in India.

More so than any industry in the world government has the ability to impact the way people live, to create opportunity, and to eradicate poverty. The Government of India spends billions of dollars annually on poverty alleviation, economic development, and healthcare but admits, in some cases, that up to 88% is lost to corruption and inefficiencies.

Designed for the context of developing countries, Spatial Ideas builds technology products that streamline workflows, embed data collection and optimize resource utilization to transform the way that government delivers critical services. To ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency, each product is developed in consultation with government officials, contractors, employees and beneficiaries.

Through live demonstrations, the presentation will show how in initial projects technology has been used to increase availability and quality of healthcare for 4.5 million people, cut infrastructure delays by 92%, and has guaranteed delivery of food to 150,000 poor families while saving 6 million dollars in one district.

Presentation by:

Starlene Sharma (MPA, 2004)
Spatial Ideas Co-Founder, Head of Strategy, Business Development and Finance

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12/12/2014 Courses Abroad Info Session

Sponsored by The Office of International Programs (OIP)

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us to learn more about Wagner's summer courses abroad from instructors and staff.

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12/10/2014 Dig Deep for a Greener New York Policy Forum: Organic Waste & Composting

Sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in partnership with New Yorkers for Parks and NYU Wagner’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems 

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Please join the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and NYU Wagner’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems for Dig Deep for a Greener New York, a policy forum series that continues on December 10th with a timely discussion on organic waste and composting for New York City.

PlaNYC2030 set out an ambitious goal to divert 75 percent of our solid waste from landfills. As food currently makes up 35 percent of all waste generated in New York City, composting is an attractive strategy to save taxpayer dollars and improve environmental performance. Various composting pilot projects are underway in residential and school settings. But to truly reach an economy of scale and address inherent challenges involving organic waste, infrastructure must be developed. This forum will address these issues and discuss potential next steps.

Panel 1: The role of organics and food waste collection in achieving the City’s solid waste management goals. Exploration of the potential and the challenges of scaling up organics and food waste collection. 

Panelists:
Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Chair, Committee on Sanitation
Norman Steisel, President & CEO, Enessco Strategies
Tammy Gamerman, Senior Research Associate, Citizens Budget Commission
Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Eric Goldstein, Senior Attorney, Urban Program, NRDC

Panel 2: Specific strategies to scale up organics and food waste collection in New York City (residential / commercial), what works, what doesn’t, can the City divert food waste completely from the waste stream?

Panelists
Paul Sellew, Harvest Power
Helena Rose Durst, Vice President, Durst Organization
Christine Datz Romero, Executive Director, Lower East Side Ecology Center
Anthony Fiore, Director, Office of Energy,  NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Kendall Christiansen, Gaia Strategies

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12/10/2014 Dig Deep for a Greener New York Policy Forum: Organic Waste and Composting

Sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in partnership with New Yorkers for Parks and NYU Wagner’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems 

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Please join the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and NYU Wagner’s Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems for Dig Deep for a Greener New York, a policy forum series that continues on December 10th with a timely discussion on organic waste and composting for New York City.

PlaNYC2030 set out an ambitious goal to divert 75 percent of our solid waste from landfills. As food currently makes up 35 percent of all waste generated in New York City, composting is an attractive strategy to save taxpayer dollars and improve environmental performance. Various composting pilot projects are underway in residential and school settings. But to truly reach an economy of scale and address inherent challenges involving organic waste, infrastructure must be developed. This forum will address these issues and discuss potential next steps.

Panel 1: The role of organics and food waste collection in achieving the City’s solid waste management goals. Exploration of the potential and the challenges of scaling up organics and food waste collection. 

Panelists:
Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Chair, Committee on Sanitation
Norman Steisel, President & CEO, Enessco Strategies
Tammy Gamerman, Senior Research Associate, Citizens Budget Commission
Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Eric Goldstein, Senior Attorney, Urban Program, NRDC

Panel 2: Specific strategies to scale up organics and food waste collection in New York City (residential/commercial), what works, what doesn’t, can the City divert food waste completely from the waste stream?

Panelists
Paul Sellew, Founder and Chairman, Harvest Power
Helena Rose Durst, Vice President, Durst Organization
Christine Datz Romero, Executive Director, Lower East Side Ecology Center
Anthony Fiore, Director, Office of Energy,  NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Kendall Christiansen, Principal, Gaia Strategies

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