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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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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.

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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.

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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. 
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

Speakers:
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

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