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04/05/2012 16th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum: Empowering Nurse Leaders in Hospitals

16 Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum:
Empowering Nurse Leaders in Hospitals This Forum features a nurse leader and a management researcher who will speak on how hospitals can empower nurse leaders to accomplish organizational mission.

With: 

Cindy A. Czaplinski, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Administrative Director, Oncology and ICU
St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT

Ingrid Nembhard, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Management,
Yale University
 

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

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Dialogue

Seating is limited.

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04/04/2012 Opening Reception for "I will show you fear in a handful of dust: An Earth Day Exhibit" at the Gallery Space at Wagner
Opening Reception for "I will show you fear in a handful of dust: An Earth Day Exhibit" at the Gallery Space at Wagner  

The Gallery Space at Wagner is pleased to announce the opening reception for "I will show you fear in a handful of dust: An Earth Day Exhibit," our Spring-2012 exhibition featuring paintings and installation work by New York City artist Erick Sánchez.

Staged in commemoration of international Earth Day and NYU Earth Week, the project was conceived as a visual manifesto—a display about the perils of man-originated ecological disturbances and the urgency for intensified environmental conservation efforts. With this series Sánchez gives shape to a fragile space consumed by globalization, industrialization, global warming, and other consequences of human behavior and the concomitant natural disasters. The four semi-figurative landscapes resulting from these explorations are impactful, deliberately cautionary in tone, and executed with assertive brush stroking and inventive medium combinations.

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust" is presented by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in partnership with the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and the Wagner Environmental Policy & Action (WEPA). The exhibit is co-sponsored by NYU Sustainability/Earth Week and the Student Network Exploring Arts & Culture (SNEAC).
 
A related panel discussion on environmental and climate change issues will also take place at the site of the exhibit at a later date (details to be announced).

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04/04/2012 House Resolution 7 - The Future of Federal Transportation Spending

House Resolution 7 - The Future of Federal Transportation Spending

Presented by Wagner Transportation Association

Please join us for a special talk with Jon Orcutt, NYC DOT Policy Director and Wagner School Adjunct Professor, and Linda Bailey, NYC DOT Federal Programs Adviser, about the politics surrounding HR7, the recently introduced House Bill which would imperil funding for public transit, pedestrian, and cycling projects. The bill has provoked a large backlash and has raised questions about the political viability of sustainable, non-motorized transportation.

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04/04/2012 Danger: EAT at Your Own Risk

Danger: EAT at Your Own Risk

Wagner Food Policy Alliance Brown Bag with Lauren Bush
Rudin Forum
Wednesday, April 4 ~ 12-1 PM

"Each year, one in six Americans — 48 million people — gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Ineffective food safety practices often fail to detect foodborne disease outbreaks and often nobody knows why people get sick or what food to blame.*

Join Wagner graduate student Lauren Bush as she discusses her personal story of foodborne illness and the advocacy role she has since taken in the food safety campaign. After eating a bowl of contaminated spinach, Lauren was out four months of her life and her insurance company had to pay $50,000 in medical bills. Lauren will share her story and shed light on our nation's food safety system and the policy debates, as well as ways for students to inform themselves on these issues.

*Read more on the News 21, How Safe is Your Food site at http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/overview and listen to Lauren at http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/safety/prevention.

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04/03/2012 Collateral Consequences to Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Housing

Collateral Consequences to Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Housing

Access to affordable housing is a necessary precondition for successful community reintegration following criminal conviction. Far too often, however, individuals with criminal records struggle to find suitable housing or are overtly denied shelter, greatly increasing the likelihood of recidivism.
 
At Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Housing, NYU Wagner Students for Criminal Justice Reform seeks to tackle the contradictory housing policies that create barriers to reentry following criminal conviction. Panelists will discuss what makes successful reintegration so difficult, what policies exist to prevent those with criminal convictions from obtaining suitable housing, and what steps must be taken in order to help the formerly incarcerated and those with criminal convictions find permanent housing while reestablishing themselves as positive contributors to society.
 
Panelists will include:
 
Rebecca Greenberg
Attorney, Civil Action Practice
Bronx Defenders
 
Ryan Moser
Managing Director, Eastern Region
Corporation for Supportive Housing
 
Laurie Parise
Executive Director and Founder
Youth Represent
 
Rita Zimmer
Executive Director and Founder
Housing + Solutions

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04/02/2012 WEFA: Alexander Hamilton Society

WEFA: Alexander Hamilton Society

The Alexander Hamilton Society and The Wagner Economic and Finance Association (WEFA) invite you to the second annual: Geopolitics, Global Markets, and Your Career.

Join veterans of international finance for an off-the-record, free-wheeling discussion of geopolitics, the global marketplace, and U.S. power. After taking an unflinching look at the current state of the world economy, they’ll offer invaluable advice on building a successful career that allows you to pursue your policy interests at a high level.

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03/29/2012 Sustainable Transportation and Economic Development in Africa: Stories from the Field

Sustainable Transportation and Economic Development in Africa: Stories from the Field

Presented by the Wagner Transportation Association (WTA)

In rural and underdeveloped areas of Africa, the lack of reliable and affordable transportation is one of the largest obstacles to economic development and employment. It also severely limits access to critical services, especially health care. At the same time, the continent suffers from continuing deforestation and environmental degradation.

We'll hear from Aimee Gauthier, of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy; and John Mutter of the Bamboo Bike Project, about their organizations' work supplying Africa with bicycles which improve access to vital services and opportunities and in so doing creating employment and protecting African forests.

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03/28/2012 The Securitization of Climate Change: 'Threat Multipliers' and Climate Migration in Africa

 

The Securitization of Climate Change: 'Threat Multipliers' and Climate Migration in Africa

Greg White, Professor of Government, Smith College 

 

This presentation unpacks the security discourse that emerged in the last decade concerning climate change.  It examines the framing of climate change as a "threat multiplier," "fire accelerant," and "security risk."  It argues that such a framing is a strategic choice that supports key interests and agendas, while undermining more productive ways of adapting to the likely effects of climate change.  

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03/27/2012 No Time to Lose: The Promise and Policy Implications of Expanded Learning Time

No Time to Lose: The Promise and Policy Implications of Expanded Learning Time

Join the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA) and a panel of experts as they discuss the various policy implications, funding impacts, and programmatic approaches to extending the day and expanding learning time in and outside of schools. As charter schools, after-school partnerships, and other models increasingly challenge the traditional school day, districts are becoming more innovative in their approaches to time. Philanthropic organizations also play a powerful role in this nonprofit-public-policy dynamic, building the capacity of nonprofits to pursue innovative solutions and raising the bar for impact and results. Representatives from a non-profit after-school program, philanthropy, a policy intermediary, and the Department of Education, among others, will examine this timely issue.

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03/26/2012 Dual Language Public Schools: Policy, Practice, & Implications for Research

Dual Language Public Schools: Policy, Practice, & Implications for Research

Presented by Berman Jewish Policy Archive

How do dual language public schools advance the cultural horizons of their students and work for a healthier society at large? These schools engage the interest and concerns of numerous stakeholders, among them: educators, parents, scholars, and ethnic/religious communities. Can they, do they and should they serve as vehicles for cultural preservation and identity transmission?

Join a diverse group of scholars and practitioners as we discuss:

--Major objectives of dual language public schools, both in terms of the student and the larger society.

--The major objections to dual language public schools and impediments to their growth and success.

--Creating a research agenda to advance the discourse on the dialectic above.

The discussion will take place from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a reception to follow.

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03/22/2012 Addressing Diversity in the Workplace: An interactive workshop

Addressing Diversity in the Workplace: An interactive workshop

Presented by Wagner Management and Leadership Organization, Alliance of Latin American Students, Stonewall Policy Alliance, and Wagner Women's Caucus

WMLO Workshop Facilitator: David P. Rivera, Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, Columbia University

How Well Do You Manage Diversity?
WMLO, in partnership with ALAS, SPA and WWC, is hosting an interactive workshop to address and understand how to manage the different dimensions of race, culture, ethnicity, physical abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation, and other characteristics that give rise to a variety of perspectives, affecting performance, motivation, success, and interactions with others in the workplace.

The learning objectives for the workshop are:

* To increase knowledge about diversity in the workplace
* To encourage self-awareness about cultural and social identities and our individual biases, attitudes, and behaviors
* To develop skills to effectively address diversity in the workplace.

Refreshments and Drinks will be served during the workshop

Facilitator Bio: David P. Rivera
David P. Rivera, M.S. is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds degrees in psychology and counseling from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on issues impacting the marginalization and health of people of color and sexual minorities. David’s research has been published in The Counseling Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and The Journal of Counseling and Development. His work also includes publications on workplace diversity issues. He has received multiple recognitions for his work, including national honors from the American Psychological Association and the American College Counseling Association.

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03/22/2012 IPSA's Discussion of Chronic Disease and Economic Development in Nicaragua with La Isla Foundation

IPSA's Discussion of Chronic Disease and Economic Development in Nicaragua with La Isla Foundation

In recent decades, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has emerged as a devastating epidemic in the agricultural communities near Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Studies have shown a developing epidemiological pattern that differs from traditional causes, with CKD most prevalent among young, male agricultural workers.

La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 with the aim of reducing the burden of disease on affected communities. By engaging with individuals on the ground and coordinating the efforts of health institutions from around the world, La Isla Foundation has helped bring attention to communities which sit at the fault lines of global issues.

Join the International Public Service Association (IPSA), Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS), Wagner Health Network (WHN), and Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) for a presentation by the La Isla Foundation with a Q and A session and a reception to follow.

Read more at the Huffington Post website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/12/mystery-disease-central-america_n_1272286.html

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03/21/2012 State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking

State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking

Presented by Wagner Policy Alliance

In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg’s office rolled out its Road Map for the Digital City, a vanguard municipal plan for increasing avenues for digital engagement, government transparency, and data accessibility for New York City residents and businesses. One year later, the City boasts hundreds of recently released data sets, dozens of apps developed through city-supported hackathons and competitions, more than 200 social media engagement channels, and GovFresh’s 2011 City of the Year award for its leadership in technology-supported democracy. Clearly, much is happening on the web—but what is the impact on the ground? How have the City’s digital initiatives affected public service? Who is engaging? And what changes will government 3.0 bring?

Join the Wagner Policy Alliance for a panel discussion and reception with esteemed experts and practitioners.

Panelists:
NYC Council Member Gale Brewer, Founding Chair of the Committee on Technology in Government

John Kaehny, Executive Director and Founding Board Member, Reinvent Albany

Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future, and NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor

Moderator:
Shankar Prasad, NYU Adjunct Associate Professor and Yourlist.org Founder

Sponsored by NYU Wagner's Urban Planning Student Association and NYU Law School's Law and Government Society

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03/20/2012 Rudin Center for Transportation Presents "The Five Borough Taxi Plan: A Discussion with NYC Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky"

Rudin Center for Transportation Presents "The Five Borough Taxi Plan: A Discussion with NYC Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky"

Announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2011, the Five Borough Taxi Plan is a Taxi and Limousine Commission approved bill that will issue 18,000 permits to livery cabs, which will allow them to pick up street hails in: Brooklyn, Queens (airports are not included), the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan above East 96th Street and above West 110th Street.

The new permit holding vehicles will be equipped with special markings for easy identification, a roof light, a meter, a credit card reader, and GPS tracking. In addition, the plan will require a specific percentage of the permits to be issued to wheelchair accessible vehicles. The bill also allows for the Taxi and Limousine Commission to sell 2,000 additional taxicab medallions.

Join us for a conversation with Commissioner Yassky about these and other aspects of the new Five Borough Taxi Plan.

David Yassky is the eleventh person to serve as Commissioner/Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Previously, Commissioner Yassky completed eight years of service in the New York City Council, representing the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. On the Council, he sponsored legislation to promote the use of fuel-efficient hybrid cars as taxicabs and authored innovative laws in the areas of affordable housing and economic development.

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03/13/2012 Roundtable Discussion on Long-Term Liabilities & Re-thinking Pension Investments

Roundtable Discussion on Long-Term Liabilities & Re-thinking Pension Investments

Presented by The Fund for Public Advocacy, in partnership with the Office of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, with generous support from The New York Community Trust and the Peterson Foundation. Co-sponsored by the The Wagner Economics and Finance Association.

Introductory Remarks
Bernard Schwartz
Chairmen and CEO, BLS Investments
 
Panel Discussion
Mike Fishman, 32BJ Service Employees International Union
Steven Lydenberg, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University
Peter Goldmark, Former Budget Director of New York State

Moderated by
Dr. Mark Funkhouser, Director of Governing Institute and Former Mayor of Kansas City

The Fund for Public Advocacy, in partnership with the Office of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, with generous support from The New York Community Trust and the Peterson Foundation, is sponsoring a series of roundtable discussions to engage members of the public, government officials, and other key stakeholders on New York City’s long-term liabilities.  The previous roundtables explored pensions and healthcare, and this one will focus on rethinking pension investments.
 
Pension funds for public employees are powerful investors with large amounts of assets.  New York City alone currently has $115.2 billion in assets under management.  Strong investment performance is essential to the long-term financial health of the City.  How these funds invest not only affects rates of return, but also has the potential to yield complementary benefits to the community.  Investments may be targeted to spur economic drivers such as infrastructure improvements, housing development, and new enterprise – and create jobs along the way.  This roundtable will explore the benefits, risks, and challenges to implementing new ways of investing.

8:00 AM -- Registration 8:30 AM -- Keynote & Panel Discussion   Refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided.
 
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03/06/2012 A Conversation with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center

A Conversation with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center

On March 6, 2012, Wagner's Black Student Alliance (BSA) and Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) will welcome Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of "The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America" to NYU.


Women of Color Policy Network Executive Director and NYU Wagner Professor Dr. Nicole Mason will interview Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad about the work of the Schomburg Center, as well as his book on the criminal justice system and its effect on black men, "The Condemnation of Blackness."  This will be followed by a question and answer period.

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03/06/2012 The Politics of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: A Comparative Study on Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay

The Politics of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: A Comparative Study on Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay

Dr. Vilma "Nina" Balmaceda, Director, Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement; Associate Professor of Political Science, Nyack College.  
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03/05/2012 NYU MEATLESS MONDAYS LAUNCH

NYU MEATLESS MONDAYS LAUNCH
Monday, March 5th | 12-2PM
Rudin Forum

You have the power to reduce climate change with every meal you eat. Join the Climate Change: It's What's For Dinner as we launch a series of meatless events around campus.

Come join the Meatless Mondays campaign launch, featuring:

-Tasty *free* vegetarian food from Sacred Chow

-Sustainable Lunch Maps for good options around NYU

-Meat-free meal guides to cook your own tasty veggie-friendly food

-Raffles for local restaurants

Curious about the carbon footprint of your meals? The meat industry contributes to our emissions much more than most of us realize. Livestock alone creates more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and other fossil-fueled modes of transportation in the world according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in their widely cited report, Livestock's Long Shadow. In fact, our current food system--from industrial farming to packaging to transporting--contributes as much as one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions. Some reports even tip the scale closer to half.

Pledge to go meatless on Mondays this year and join the movement to cut the meat, once a week. All students and staff participating in MM this year will receive buttons, recipes and resources to lower our environmental footprint. Collective pledges will be aggregated to measure our communal impact throughout the year.

The Climate Change: It's What's For Dinner campaign is a joint collaboration of the Wagner Food Policy Alliance, the Wagner Climate Coalition, NYU Steinhardt Food Studies, NYU Law/Students for Animal Legal Defense Fund and is supported by a Green Grant from the NYU Office of Sustainability.

Follow the action, find recipes and connect with resources: Twitter | Website | Questions?  Email bronsing@nyu.edu

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02/29/2012 WEPSA Networking Reception

WEPSA Networking Reception

Presented by Wagner Education Policy Studies Association

The Networking Receptions is a time for current graduate students, alumni, and leaders and practitioners in the education field to make meaningful connections.

Mingle with education leaders in the NYC community and learn more about the activities these organizations engage in and what it takes to lead these agencies.

Agencies attending include the NYC Department of Education, Citizen Schools, The After School Corporation, Revolution Foods, Uncommon Goods, and many more.

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02/28/2012 Accountability to Beneficiaries of Humanitarian Aid: What is it and How Can it Be Measured?

Accountability to Beneficiaries of Humanitarian Aid: What is it and How Can it Be Measured?

Mark Foran, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine; Attending Emergency Physician, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center; Associate Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative  
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02/24/2012 Cine ALAS

Cine ALAS

Join the Association for Latin@s and Allies in Public Service for a screening of Fresa y Chocolate, (Strawberry and Chocolate), a seminal film exploring LGBT issues in communist Cuba. Conversations about themes central to the film within the modern Cuban context and networking to follow.

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02/21/2012 Going Solo: A Conversation about Cities, Social Policy, and Public Sociology with Eric Klinenberg and Sudhir Venkatesh

Going Solo: A Conversation about Cities, Social Policy, and Public Sociology with Eric Klinenberg and Sudhir Venkatesh
Co-sponsored by the Craft of Ethnography Project, a joint initiative of the Columbia University Department of Sociology and the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge.

The incredible rise of living alone is the greatest social change that we’ve failed to name and identify, let alone understand. In 1950, four million Americans lived alone. Today, more 32 million do, accounting for 28 percent of American households. The rates of living alone are even higher in urban areas. More than 40 percent of all households consist of just one person in Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. In Manhattan, the figure is nearly 50 percent.
 

Eric Klinenberg examines the seismic impact of these changes in his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin Press). In this public event, the renowned Columbia University sociologist and best-selling author Sudhir Venkatesh joins Klinenberg in conversation.  They will discuss Going Solo, the state of contemporary cities, and the reemergence of public sociology.

 

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. His books include Heat Wave:  A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, which won six scholarly and literary prizes and is currently being adapted as a feature documentary, and Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media. In addition to his scholarly publications, Klinenberg has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and This American Life.  (Listen to a story from Going Solo on a podcast from This American Life).

Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, and the Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day (Penguin Press), which received a Best Book award from The Economist and is currently being translated into several languages. His previous books include Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor (Harvard University Press, 2006) about illegal economies in Chicago, and American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (2000) about life in Chicago public housing. Venkatesh’s editorial writings have appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post, and his stories have appeared in This American Life, WIRED, and on National Public Radio.

 
A book signing with both speakers will immediately follow the conversation.  Both books will be available for sale.
 

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02/21/2012 The United States and its Covert War in Mexico: Who’s Winning?
The United States and its Covert War in Mexico: Who’s Winning? Ginger Thompson, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times  
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02/21/2012 Rudin Center for Transportation Presents "A Conversation with Council Member James Vacca"

Rudin Center for Transportation Presents "A Conversation with Council Member James Vacca"

Council Member Vacca’s involvement in public service and transportation policy began early in life at the age of 13 when he organized his fellow JHS students to rally for better bus service from the MTA. Before long, he was fighting for stop signs, traffic lights, the fixing of potholes, and other local issues that affected his community.

In 1980, at the age of 25, Mr. Vacca became the District Manager of Community Board #10, where he served until he took office as Councilmember of the 13th District in January of 2006. For 26 years as District Manager, he fought for one of the most diverse districts in the borough. At Community Board #10, Jimmy Vacca was constantly in the vanguard on issues facing the residents of his district. Since he started fighting against graffiti and other types of "quality of life" crimes in the 1980's, his former community board district benefited from his proactive stance by being rated both the safest and cleanest in the Bronx for many years. Over the past several years, he has been the voice of the community in its efforts against rampant overdevelopment, and through his leadership, City Island, Throggs Neck, and Ferry Point were recently rezoned to stop the rapid growth in these neighborhoods.

Today, Mr. Vacca represents the Bronx’s 13th Council district which includes the areas of Pelham Parkway North and South, Pelham Bay, Country Club, City Island, Throggs Neck, Allerton, and Morris Park. As chair of the New York City Council Committee on Transportation, Mr. Vacca plays an integral role in the transportation and infrastructure policymaking.

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02/17/2012 IPSA's Book Launch of Ecomind by Frances Moore Lappé

IPSA's Book Launch of Ecomind by Frances Moore Lappé

What if the ecological crisis were, at heart, a crisis of perception? In her new book, EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé helps facilitate a much needed shift.

Join the International Public Service Association (IPSA) for a discussion and book launch with Moore Lappé. Engage in the dialogue with the NYU community about developing your own Ecomind. Appetizers and drinks will be served. The event will be followed by a small reception.

The author argues that much of what is wrong with the world, from our eroding soil to our eroding democracies, results from ways of thinking out of synch with human nature and nature’s rhythms. Moore Lappé weaves her analysis together with stories of real people the world over, who, having shifted some basic thought patterns, are shifting the balance of power in our world. She reveals that the gap between the world we long for and the world we thought we were stuck with can be bridged after all--if we can learn to think like an ecosystem. EcoMind shows us the way.

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