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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.

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.

04/24/2015 12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Lunch
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.


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

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

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

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.

04/20/2015 Kovner-Behrman Health Forum - Coordination of Cancer Care: The Patient Perspective

Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and the New York State Health Foundation

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm Reception | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Program
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us for the 19th Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum, which will feature an important and timely discussion on questions patients and families face as they coordinate cancer care. NYU Wagner Professor of Public and Health Management Tony Kovner will be joined by Ingrid Nembhard, Associate Professor of Public Health and Management at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Management, and Ethan Basch, Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program and Associate Professor, Medicine and Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.

About the Kovner-Behrman Health Forum
Established by NYU Wagner Professor Tony Kovner in 1996, the annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum convenes leading health experts for a dialogue about how to improve the healthcare delivery system. With extensive experience as both a health practitioner and academic, Professor Kovner recognized the value of bridging the gap between the two sectors. Each year, experts at the Kovner-Behrman Health Forum debate a different healthcare topic that is relevant to both practitioners and researchers, with the goal of learning from one another and improving overall health outcomes.

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

04/15/2015 Pay For Success Panel: Paving the Road to Success

Sponsored by the Wagner Impact Investing Network (WIIN)

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Pay for Success is a results-driven strategy that has been increasingly utilized by governments to address social issues while simultaneously reducing overall costs to the public. This is accomplished by aligning private investment with social objectives, and has been used to address a variety of social issues including criminal recidivism, early childhood education, and family homelessness.

The Pay for Success Panel will bring together various stakeholders involved in the creation and implementation of Pay For Success projects to discuss their roles and experience. Confirmed panelists include: Dana Archer-Rosenthal, Pay for Success Program Manager at Nonprofit Finance Fund and Hanna Azemati, Director of Social Innovation Financing at New York State. Megan Golden, Fellow at NYU Wagner Innovation Labs.

The event will include a one hour networking reception after the panel and will feature catered food and wine.

04/14/2015 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - Public-Private Partnerships as Pathways for Sustainable Development: Manila Water and Beyond

Public-Private Partnerships as Pathways for Sustainable Development: Manila Water and Beyond

Government failures in the delivery of social services and sustainable management of natural resources has led to the emergence of public private partnerships  (PPPs) that aim to both ensure greater access to services and sustainably manage resources. Drawing on his recent book, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency Mark discusses these challenges through the lens of Manila Water, a PPP established in 1997 to provide water and sewage services and discusses the broader opportunities for PPPs to provide solutions to Asia's environmental challenges.

Mark L. Clifford is the Hong Kong-based executive director of the Asia Business Council and author of The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency (Columbia University Press). Previously he was editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard and the Asia regional editor for BusinessWeek. Mark is co-author, with former WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, of China and the WTO: Changing China, Changing World Trade; the co-author of Meltdown: Asia’s Boom, Bust and Beyond; and the author of Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea. 

04/13/2015 Masters Program Open House

Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
              Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

The best way to get a broad introduction to NYU Wagner is to attend an Open House. In this Open House, you will learn about NYU Wagner's Masters programs and its vision for a public service education re-framed. You will hear in-depth descriptions of our programs, get important information about admissions and financial aid, as well as have an opportunity to meet faculty and current students. At the start a faculty member will speak about NYU Wagner broadly. Other faculty will then lead small group discussions by degree program with current students. Sign in begins at 5:45pm, and the event begins promptly at 6:00pm.

04/11/2015 EMPA Program Open House

NYU Wagner Executive MPA Open House
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 10:00am-11:0am
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl
              Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Please join us for an Executive MPA program Open House. This is an opportunity to learn about NYU Wagner's unique vision for a public service education re-framed, hear about our new Saturday enrollment option, get important information about the admissions process, and have an opportunity to meet faculty and current EMPA students.

NYU Wagner's EMPA program prepares seasoned public service professionals for even higher levels of leadership. Students and alumni produce lasting, positive results in every sector, industry, and corner of the globe.

Sign in begins at 9:45am, and the event begins promptly at 10:00am.

04/10/2015 Anti-Poverty Policy Discussion

Presented by The Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA) and the Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA)

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor,
               Rice Conference Room

The Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA) and the Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA) will be hosting a panel discussion on anti-poverty policy in the U.S. to address questions such as: What are the causes of poverty? Who are people in poverty? What are the most effective policies to reduce poverty in the U.S.?

The panel of experts will discuss various approaches to combating poverty in U.S. The panelists consist of Heather MacDonald from the Manhattan Institute and Professor Robert Hawkins from the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Heather MacDonald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She also is a recipient of 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement. Mac Donald's work at City Journal has canvassed a range of topics including homeland security, immigration, policing and "racial" profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, educational policy, the New York courts, and business improvement districts. Her writings have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, Partisan Review, The New Criterion, Public Interest, and Academic Questions.

Robert L. Hawkins is the McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. He received his PhD in social policy with an emphasis on low-income families and children from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in 2002. Dr. Hawkins has expertise in poverty and welfare, social capital use and development, race and social policy, community participatory research with mixed methodologies, and social policy analysis.

04/10/2015 A View from Within: Panel Discussion with Development Assistance Practitioners

View from Within: Panel Discussion with Development Assistance Practitioners
Sponsored by the NYU Wagner Office of International Programs

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: New York University, Meyer Hall
                Four Washington Place, Room 102

Dave Algoso is an international development practitioner, facilitator, and writer based in New York City. His professional background and experience spans strategy consulting, community organizing, political campaigns, and research. Currently, he is the Managing Director at Reboot, a social impact firm that puts the principles and theories of better development into practice (http://reboot.org). Dave is a graduate of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the University of Virginia.
Peter Vaz is a senior governance and public finance specialist at RTI International (http://www.rti.org/page.cfm/International_Development). He has more than 20 years of international development and program management experience, of which more than 12 were spent in South Africa. He is currently a director for Urban Management and Markets in the Governance and Economic Development Division. He is the Technical Manager for USAID's Sustainable Urban Management (SUM) II Program, the Indonesia Kinerja Program and the El Salvador Municipal Competitiveness Program. Peter received his Ph.D. in International Economic Development from MIT. 
Victor Vergara is Lead Urban Specialist at the World Bank, where he has worked since 1991 (http://www.worldbank.org). He led urban programs in Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and Peru before moving to World Bank Institute to manage the Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa, lead innovative capacity building using video, community radio and on-line initiatives, and promote municipal planning institutes, participatory budgeting and sustainable land use planning. In 2009 Victor moved to the East Asia & Pacific region as urban practice leader, facilitating communities of practice on waterfront renewal, land use, housing, cultural heritage, solid waste management and slum upgrading. Victor received his Master in City Planning from MIT.
Gabrielle Watson is an independent consultant for strategic planning and evaluation, recently stepping down as Evaluation and Strategic Learning Manager at Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org). Over her more than twenty year career in poverty program evaluation, strategic planning and organizational development, she has worked with human rights and indigenous groups, global advocacy networks, CARE, state government in Massachusetts and the World Bank.  Gabrielle works at the intersection between development and human rights and is informed by a deep commitment to communities’ right to participate in the decisions that affect them. She has lived or worked in Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Senegal.  Gabrielle is a graduate of MIT and UC Santa Cruz.

04/10/2015 #LeadershipFail: Learning from Risk-taking and Failure in the Workplace

#LeadershipFail: Learning from Risk-taking and Failure in the Workplace
Presented by Wagner Management and Leadership Organization (WMLO)

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm 
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
              The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Explore taking risks in leadership, learning from failure, and making room for failure in order to promote innovation in the public and nonprofit sectors. Speakers and panelists will discuss this subject from a variety of perspectives. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and sharing of new methods to address challenges that public service managers face.

Thomas D'Aunno, Chair of Health Policy and Management at the Global Institute for Public Health and NYU Wagner Professor
Eric Hutchinson, Well known recording artist, songwriter, and talent manager
Joshua Spodek, Forbes 500 management consultant and NYU Stern Professor

04/10/2015 Democratic Engagement in the 21st Century: Scotland's Constitutional Journey

Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and the University of Edinburgh
  Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rm. 914

                60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor

The Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 was a fascinating and inspiring example of democratic engagement, with over 3.6 million people—or nearly 85% of those eligible—turning out to vote. NYU Wagner, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, is pleased to host The Right Honourable Tricia Marwick, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, for a lunchtime discussion about the Referendum, and its larger implications for the democratic process and public policy. 
Ms. Marwick will be joined in conversation by Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh, and Michael Laver, Dean for Social Sciences at NYU's Faculty of Arts and Science. NYU Wagner Vice Dean Tony Bertelli will moderate. 

This event is free and open to the public. If you do not have an NYU ID card that permits access to the Kimmel Center, please see the Public Safety officer on the ground floor for access to the building.


04/09/2015 The Canadian Health Care System: Myths and Realities

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NYU Waverly Building
              28 Waverly Place, Room 566A

Professor Marmor has studied the Canadian health system for over 40 years. He will compare the Canadian system to our own in the U.S. and speak to the ways in which health care systems are mischaracterized by different political actors to serve their purposes.

04/07/2015 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum - Affordable Housing, Livable Neighborhoods: Progress and Challenges in Implementing Housing New York

Affordable Housing, Livable Neighborhoods: Progress and Challenges in Implementing Housing New York
Presented by NYU Wagner
Vicki Been, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Reception | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Program
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                 The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
Join us for an engrossing conversation with one of the nation’s leading experts on property law, land use, and affordable housing—Vicki Been, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.Ingrid Gould Ellen, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner and Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, will engage Ms. Been in a conversation about the progress and challenges of implementing the most ambitious affordable housing plan in the nation.
Vicki Been is responsible for leading the nation’s largest municipal housing agency and is charged with creating and implementing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, a bold initiative to create or preserve 200,000 affordable homes and apartments over 10 years. Prior to her appointment as HPD Commissioner, Ms. Been was Co-Director for NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a nationally renowned academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate, and housing development. She also served as the Boxer Family Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and Affiliated Professor of Public Policy of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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


04/03/2015 IPSA 4th Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show

Sponsored by the International Public Service Association (IPSA)

Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor,
              NYC The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join NYU Wagner’s International Public Service Association (IPSA) for our 4th Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show. This event is a celebration of designers and manufacturers of products upholding practices of fair trade and fair labor standards, in a system of exchange that ensures livable wages to the workers, safe working conditions, and promotes environmentally sound practices. The show will feature an array of clothing designers displaying the latest industry trends, and vendors will be set up in Puck to answer questions about and sell their products. Doors open at 5pm and the runway show will begin promptly at 5:30pm, followed by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and wine.

04/01/2015 Sequencing the Detroit Property Genome: How x-ray vision for property data can help transform a city

Jointly presented by Wagner + and NYU Stern’s Government & Business Association

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: NYU Stern School of Business
             Kaufman Management Center (KMC) Room 4-80

How can good information on properties help decision-making in urban planning? What investment opportunities can an entire city’s parcel data provide for the private sector? How does a startup go from Kickstarter funding to $2.5 million in revenue in 24 months?

Join us for a talk with Alex Alsup, Chief Product Officer of the Detroit startup Loveland Technologies. He will demo Motor City Mapping, the technology they developed to collect and display property data, and explain how it was used in Detroit to map abandoned buildings.

Light Refreshments will be served!

03/31/2015 All Things Being Equal: Reflections of a Social Justice Leader

Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner and NYU’s Leadership Initiative

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Reception | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Program
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
               The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us for a fascinating discussion with one of America’s most influential public service leaders, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. Melody Barnes, NYU’s Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives and Senior Fellow at NYU Wagner, will engage him in discussion about his journey in leadership - from his birth in a charity hospital in Louisiana to becoming President of the second largest philanthropy in the United States.

Darren has been connected to the Ford Foundation nearly all his life. Ford-sponsored programs made his education possible, from the inaugural class of Head Start in 1965 to Pell Grants that helped him earn undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Texas. After a decade on Wall Street, he went to Harlem to serve as COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, a Ford grantee. Following eight years in urban development, he was recruited to the Rockefeller Foundation, where he rose to vice president for U.S. and international programs. He joined the Ford Foundation as vice president in 2010, and was named president in 2013. Today he guides a global social justice institution with $12 billion in assets and $500 million in annual grants. He serves on numerous boards and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

This event is part of NYU Wagner's Distinquished Lecture Series and the NYU Leadership Initative's Leadership Conversation Series.

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.


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.

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.