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03/08/2013 Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) Teacher Evaluation Brown Bag

Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) Teacher Evaluation Brown Bag
Presented by the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

E4E is an organization that works to ensure that the voices of classroom teachers are included in the decisions that affect the education profession and students.Join E4E's Executive Director, Jonathan Schleifer, to hear about their stance on teacher evaluations. Jonathan will take on this hot topic by discussing: the sticking points in current negotiations; status of the state's involvement at this point on the deal; and his thoughts on what will happen in the future (short and long-term). This is a not-to-be-missed event. So, bring your brown bag lunches and join the conversation.

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03/07/2013 Vital Voices Breakfast Discussion

Vital Voices Breakfast Discussion
Presented by International Public Service Association (IPSA), Wagner Women's Caucus (WWC), and Vital Voices Global Partnership

During the week leading up to International Women’s Day, Vital Voices Global Partnership and NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service partner to co-host a panel discussion with two women leaders at the forefront of combating violence against women in their countries. Marina Pisklakova-Parker, founder of the first domestic violence crisis hotline in Russia, and Panmela Castro, founder and president of Nami Rede Feminista de Arte Urbana, a Brazil-based NGO that uses urban art to promote awareness about women’s issues, will share their challenges and triumphs in a panel discussion moderated by Vital Voices’ Vice President of Human Rights, Cindy Dyer.

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03/05/2013 Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Around the Globe: What Have We Learned During the Financial Crisis and How Do We Fix It?

Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Around the Globe: What Have We Learned During the Financial Crisis and How Do We Fix It?

with Marco Cangiano, visiting scholar at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and assistant director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund

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03/04/2013 Book Launch: To Save Everything, Click Here | Evgeny Morozov
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03/01/2013 Fels National Invitational Policy Challenge: Wagner Finals

Fels National Invitational Policy Challenge: Wagner Finals

In 2012, the NYU Wagner proposal Kinvolved took home the grand prize for the Fels Institute’s inaugural Public Policy Challenge, an interdisciplinary competition that encourages students interested in any issue area to "turn policy ideas into action." This year, NYU Wagner teams are tackling issues like education, gun control, and food policy in hopes of having the chance to compete at nationals in Philadelphia for $15,000 in prize money and access to incredible networking opportunities.

Be in the room as Wagner chooses from among our three semi-finalists one team to represent us on the national stage this year!

From the Fels website:
“The National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and presented by Governing Magazine, is an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn, connect, and serve. Modeled after MBA business plan competitions, the competition challenges student teams to develop a policy proposal and civic campaign plan to achieve significant change in their community. Teams from graduate schools across the country will compete in March 2013 for the Second Annual National Invitational Challenge!”

We hope to see you there!

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02/26/2013 Executive MPA Information Session

Executive MPA Information Session

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02/26/2013 Collaborative Peacebuilding in Kurdistan: The Dohuk-New York Exchange

Collaborative Peacebuilding in Kurdistan: The Dohuk-New York Exchange

with Thomas Hill, clinical assistant professor, Center for Global Affairs

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02/25/2013 Advancing Relational Leadership Research and Practice

Advancing Relational Leadership Research and Practice
Presented by Research Center for Leadership in Action

A conversation with:
Mary Uhl-Bien, PhD, Howard Hawks Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership Management, University of Nebraska

and

Sonia M. Ospina, PhD, Faculty Director,
Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner

The complex webs of relationships and interconnectivity in today’s work environment open up new worlds of possibility for organizational performance and leadership. At the same time, making decisions and taking action are more challenging and outcomes are less predictable.

For organizations to capitalize on these relationships and networks to achieve their missions requires challenging outdated leadership models that focus solely on individual leaders and assume top-down, linear causality, often ignoring context. Advancing theories of leadership that are more relevant to practice requires understanding how people connect and the implications of relational dynamics for leadership research and development. This, in turn, requires a dialogue among scholars and practitioners about the very meaning of relational leadership.

The new book Advancing Relational Leadership Research: A Conversation across Perspectives, edited by Mary Uhl-Bien and Sonia M. Ospina, documents the beginning of such a conversation among renowned leadership scholars. Incorporating a wide range of disciplines and perspectives (e.g., organizational behavior, communications, sociology, public policy, critical theory, feminist theory, relational theory), the authors address the theoretical, research and practical questions of attempting to develop a relational view of leadership.

You are invited to celebrate the publication of this volume, to hear from the editors about what they’ve learned from working with the various scholars, and to continue a lively conversation about the questions, obstacles and the key next steps to advance work on relational leadership. The ultimate goal is to integrate multiple perspectives in developing actionable knowledge on relational leadership that can help address the challenges in today’s work environment.

A light lunch will be served, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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02/20/2013 Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "working on it," paintings by Danny Simmons

Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "working on it," paintings by Danny Simmons

Please join us in celebrating the opening reception for working on it, our Winter/Spring-2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Staged in commemoration of Black History Month, working on it features oil paintings by celebrated artist and philanthropist and NYU alumnus Danny Simmons.

With working on it, Simmons has assembled a striking and powerful collection of abstract expressionist paintings referencing both urban and traditional African motifs. Complex and vibrant, these neo-African canvases are at once a celebration of cultural heritage and an intimate glimpse into the artist's spiritual quest for connectivity through the art-making process.

working on it is co-presented by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and sponsored by the NYU Wagner Black Student Association (BSA). The reception will feature live music by the NYU African Percussion Ensemble.

[This event is full]

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02/19/2013 Changing Gender Roles and the Quest to Balance Progress and Tradition:

Changing Gender Roles and the Quest to Balance Progress and Tradition: Stories of Female Students and Professionals in Kabul

with Silvia Maier, clinical assistant professor at NYU SCPS' Center for
Global Affairs

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02/16/2013 TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party: Changing The Way We Eat

TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party: Changing The Way We Eat
Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) and the Wagner Health Network (WHN)

Join the Wagner Food Policy Alliance for a TEDx viewing party! Food and wine will be served. We hope to see you there!

If you are unfamiliar with TEDx, a description of the movement is below:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat", where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManhattan event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
http://tedxmanhattan.org/

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02/15/2013 Wagner Leadership Academy: Session 3

Wagner Leadership Academy: Session 3

WLA is offered through a partnership between RCLA, the Wagner Dean’s Office, Student Affairs, and the Wagner Student Association, to broaden student leaders’ understanding of leadership and enhance leadership capacity by providing: space for reflection about leadership in their roles; opportunities to learn from peers on effective approaches to leadership challenges; and tools to bring back to apply in the work of student organizations at the School and beyond.

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02/13/2013 Healthcare Disparities and Vulnerable Populations

Healthcare Disparities and Vulnerable Populations
Presented by Association of Latin@s and Allies, Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Black Student Association, Stonewall Policy Alliance, and Wagner Health Network

This event will convene healthcare experts representing vulnerable communities. The event aims to shine a light on the challenges, efforts, and successes that currently exist in addressing the health disparities of vulnerable populations. Speakers will represent the following communities: Asian, Latino, Black, and LGBTQ. A panel discussion will be followed by a brief networking session.
Light breakfast will be provided.

Panel Speakers:
Ethan Fusaris, MPH, Project Manager, CHEST
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine, NYU School of Medicine and Director, B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities
Michelle S. Davis, Regional Health Administrator, US Dept of Health and Human Services for NY Region
Nyche Okhiria, Manager at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Moderator:
John Billings, Professor of Health Policy, NYU Wagner

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02/12/2013 Information and Technology in Humanitarian Action: Update from the United Nations OCHA Policy Working Group

Information and Technology in Humanitarian Action: Update from the United Nations OCHA Policy Working Group

with Mark Foran, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; faculty, NYU MPH

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02/08/2013 Language Matters: A workshop on public service, identity, and how we use language

Language Matters: A workshop on public service, identity, and how we use language
Presented by Stonewall Policy Alliance

Language matters. This workshop will engage participants to think critically around issues of identity and language within the context of their public service careers. The workshop will draw direct links between language and its impact on public work, and to provide tools for students to sustain these discussions and thoughts post-workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by ALAS, BSA, WWC, and WISS.

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02/05/2013 Kenya's Constitutional Devolution: Challenges for State Reform and the 2013 Elections

Kenya's Constitutional Devolution: Challenges for State Reform and the 2013 Elections

with Paul Smoke, professor of public finance and planning and director of international programs at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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01/29/2013 Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "Divergent Cosmos"

Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "Divergent Cosmos"

Please join us in celebrating the opening reception for Divergent Cosmos, our Winter-2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Divergent Cosmos features printmaking and mixed-media works by NYU Steinhardt artists Amritha Berger and Michelle Lim.

Berger and Lim's first-time collaboration presents us with an imaginative cosmos of mystical landscapes and mysterious paraphernalia. The resulting display of etchings, screen prints, and mixed-media pieces invites viewers to examine the artists' mediations on nature, the human condition, and the unknown.

Divergent Cosmos is co-presented by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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01/29/2013 Democratization in Indonesia: An Assessment
Democratization in Indonesia: An Assessment with Marcus Mietzner, Australia National University.


Marcus Mietzner, one of leading scholars on Indonesia at The Australia National University, has just finished a book on Indonesian political parties and the role they have played in the nation's transition from authoritarianism to democracy. His 2011 article, "Indonesia's Democratic Stagnation: Anti-reformist Elites and Resilient Civil Society",  in Democractization, provides a crucial look at the challenges of sustaining democratic politics. His and Ed Aspinall's 2010 edited volume, Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions and Society, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is considered the best post-Suharto collection. And his 2009 book,   Military Politics, Islam, and the State in Indonesia: From Turbulent Transition to Democratic Consolidation, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is a touchstone for understanding Indonesia's transition.
 

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12/12/2012 Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation

Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation
Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

What's new in transportation? Join the NYU Rudin Center for a fun, high-energy series of short talks about how we're using, improving and thinking about the future of transportation. Several speakers will make short presentations about new projects and concepts, followed by networking and refreshments. Confirmed speakers include:

- Jesse Friedman, Google : The stigma of bus ridership
- Matt Healy, Foursquare: Moving around NYC
- Susi Wunsch, Velojoy: Women and bicycling
- Raz Schwartz, Rutgers: Social media and neighborhood connectivity
- Jamyn Edis and Brian Langel, Dash: App demo
- David Mahfouda, Weeels: Transportation is Media
- Taylor Reiss, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Select Bus Service

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12/12/2012 Book Talk by Professor Rae Zimmerman - Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection

Book Talk by Professor Rae Zimmerman - Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection.
Presented by the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) Region 2,  NYU Wagner, the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), and NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.

Professor Rae Zimmerman will be giving a talk about her new book, Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 978 1 84980 020 4. 2012. Publisher’s Link: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_mainUS.lasso?id=13884

From the Publisher:
Effective means of transport are critical under both normal and extreme conditions, but modern transport systems are subject to many diverse demands. This pathbreaking book uniquely draws together the typically conflicting arenas of transport, the environment and security, and provides collective solutions to their respective issues and challenges.

For more information and to RSVP, click here

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12/11/2012 Education and the Criminal Justice System: Change from Within

Education and the Criminal Justice System: Change from Within
Presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) and Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

SCJR and WEPSA invite you to learn from the experiences of two pivotal figures in the criminal justice field who were instrumental in implementing secondary education in a NY prison.

In the mid-90's, over 350 college programs in prisons were shut down and a new provision denied incarcerated men and women access to Pell Grants. However, at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women located in Westchester County, NY, an Inmate Committee, the Superintendent and a group of colleges and universities fought to bring back college-in-prison in 1997. Kathy Boudin and Cheryl Wilkins, both formerly incarcerated at BHCF during this time, will discuss how they successfully advocated for change in an institutional setting and share their tools and lessons learned. The event will allow audience members to practice advocacy techniques and take away ideas for how to effectively implement change in whatever context they're working in.

Pizza and wine will be provided!

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12/10/2012 Protecting What's Ours: Youth, Climate Activism and Human Rights

Protecting What's Ours: Youth, Climate Activism and Human Rights
Presented by Global Kids, Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA), and Wagner Management and Leadership Organization (WMLO)

Panel discussion exploring the intersection of climate change and recovery, youth activism, environmental justice and human rights. Moderated by a team of high school students who participated at the Rio+20 conference earlier this year.

Confirmed panelists include: 
Kelly Matheson, Witness, Program Manager for Americas
Lonna Dawson, Educator, Alliance for Climate Education
Julien Terrell, WEACT for Environmental Justice
Dave Syfrain, Global Kids youth activist 
Masiel Perez, Global Kids youth activist

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12/07/2012 Afrobeat Night

Afrobeat Night
Presented by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

Afrobeat Night is a celebration of Africa and her rich culture with music and spoken word showcasing Africa's history and our hope for her future. Afrobeat is a mixture of traditional Yoruba music, highlife funk and chanted lyrics, fused with drumming and vocal styles, which started in Africa in the 1970s by the renowned Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, social artist/advocate and bandleader, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

This end of the year party features Osekre and the Lucky Bastards. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and friends! Alcohol will be served- cash bar only.

See a performance by Osekre and the Lucky Bastards here.

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12/07/2012 Summer Courses Abroad Info Session

Summer Courses Abroad Info Session
Presented by Wagner Office for International Programs

Please join us to learn more from faculty and staff about Wagner's Summer 2013 Summer Course Abroad offerings.

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12/06/2012 WFPA Open Board Meeting

WFPA Open Board Meeting
Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)

Please join us for our 2012 open board meeting. Join the WFPA board to chat about events you would like to see next semester and find out how you can get involved. Wine will be provided.

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