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10/15/2014 Losing our Way: An Evening with Bob Herbert and Lesley Stahl

Losing our Way: An Evening with Bob Herbert and Lesley Stahl

Co-Sponsored by Demos and NYU Wagner

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:00pm)
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join Demos and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for a lively conversation between two of America’s most experienced and empathetic journalists.  Bob Herbert and Lesley Stahl will discuss Herbert’s much-anticipated new book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America (Doubleday).
  Through Herbert’s dogged travels across America, Losing Our Way tells the stories of individuals and families paying the price for America’s bad choices in recent decades. Losing Our Way is the boldest telling of the recent struggles facing America’s 99 percent.   With an eye on the policy landscape and our current political season, Herbert and Stahl will talk about the sensible solutions that could re-assert middle-class power and put America back on track.   Demos’ Rich Benjamin will emcee.  Books will be available for purchase, and Herbert will be on hand to sign copies after the program. Don’t miss this vital discussion about the human face of America’s challenges. 

Speakers:   Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, after having spent eighteen years as an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.   Lesley Stahl is a correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes and the recipient of an Emmy award for Lifetime Achievement.   Rich Benjamin is Director of the Fellows Program at Demos, and author of the award-winning book Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.    Praise for Losing Our Way:    “Haunting.  Unforgettable. A brilliant and devastating portrayal that explains how our country’s priorities and policies have gone awry.” —Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and bestselling author, The Price of Inequality    “Compelling. Riveting.  It should be a mandatory read for every member of Congress and anyone who aspires to be President.” —Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011)    “America as revealed by a great reporter whose empathy with everyday people inspires trust, honesty, and discovery.”—Bill Moyers    

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10/15/2014 Policy Careers in Aging Panel

Policy Careers in Aging Panel
Sponsored by the New York State Society on Aging (SSA) and the NYU Wagner Office of Career Services

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 3rd Fl., NYC
               Lafayette Conference Room

There are nearly one million people over the age of 65 in New York City, and that number will rise 30 percent by the year 2030. The aging of the population will bring with it new challenges for policy experts to tackle in just about every field: housing, social services, technology, public health, transportation, and more.

Join five extraordinary leaders who work on the policy challenges of an aging population in New York City for a conversation about their careers: how they took up their roles, what they do, and why it is important.

This event is sponsored by the New York State Society on Aging (SSA) and the NYU Wagner Office of Career Services. The SSA is an interdisciplinary membership society that brings together individuals and groups from health, government, educational and community settings committed to improving the quality of life for older New Yorkers through education, research, service, and advocacy.

Panelists:
- Bobbie Sackman, Policy and Advocacy Director, Council of Senior Centers and Services (CSCS)
- Dr. Tom Kamber, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
- Dr. Evelyn Laureano, Executive Director, Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, Inc. (Neighborhood SHOPP)
- Robert Espinoza, Senior Director, Public Policy & Communications, SAGE USA
- Cheryl Gladstone, Program Director, Senior Housing, Enterprise Community Partners

There will be time for Q&A and networking with the panelists, as well as light refreshments.

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10/07/2014 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2014 - Drug Policy Reform: How Did We Get Here and What is Next?
Drug Policy Reform: How Did We Get Here and What is Next? The ‘war on drugs’, in most places, is metaphorical. It is rarely used by governments and was recently abandoned as a rhetorical device by the United States. As more public figures call for drug policy reform, two inevitable questions come to mind (a) how did we get to where we are today? and as reform comes about (b) what are the policy trends that different countries are following around the world?   This talk will address most common misconceptions and concerns around drug policy reform and cannabis legal regulation. It will also present with key questions as reform moves forward around the world.
  Speaker:
Aram Barra - Co-founder and Programme Director, Espola; Program Officer of the Joint Drug Policy Reform Project of Mexico United Against Crime and Transform Drug Policy Foundation
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10/06/2014 Why True Diversity Takes Moral Courage

Why True Diversity Takes Moral Courage

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                 Rudin Family Forum For Civic Dialogue

Irshad Manji teaches "Moral Courage and Your Purpose" at NYU Wagner and is the Founder and Director of the Moral Courage Project, which equips students to make values-based decisions. She has turned her journey as a religious reformer into teachings about professional leadership, informed by cutting-edge research from across the disciplines.

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10/03/2014 Fiscal Accountability in Developing Countries Series - Fall 2014 - Fiscal Decentralization in the Developing World

Fiscal Decentralization in the Developing World

Nation-State Relationship – The legal framework, the executive mechanisms, and current issues in financing social and infrastructure development.

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09/30/2014 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2014 - Brazil’s Transitional Justice Policies: Perspectives from a Federal Prosecutor
Brazil’s Transitional Justice Policies: Perspectives from a Federal Prosecutor

Brazil's 1988 constitution enshrines a unique mandate for the Brazilian Public Prosecution Service-to defend human rights and the rule of law-in addition to fulfilling its criminal prosecution duties. As a federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years, Marlon Weichert specialized in human rights litigation and advocacy. Weichert will discuss his firsthand experience with the Federal Prosecution Service, developing transitional justice strategies in response to Brazil's repressive dictatorship. He will explain recent initiatives, including innovations and challenges, in the fields of justice, truth, memory and reparations.

Speaker:
Marlon Weichert, CHRGJ Hauser Global Scholar

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09/26/2014 Solving Urban Land Use Problems in the 21st Century

Solving Urban Land Use Problems in the 21st Century
Sponsored by Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA)

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S, New York City, NY 10012
                 Rosenthal Pavilion

City Planning has evolved from the exclusive domain of government agencies, to a more complex, inter-agent process in the development of space. Organizations from across the country are leveraging open source data and new technologies in visualization, crowd sourcing, and data analysis to solve the most intractable problems facing our cities in the 21st Century. In three parts, this summit brings some of the leading minds behind the most dedicated and creative organizations, who will share their thoughts on new tools and ideas that are leading the charge towards a more inclusive and dynamic urban environment.

To RSVP for this event, click here.

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09/26/2014 Fiscal Accountability in Developing Countries Series - Fall 2014 - Economic Planning, Resource Allocation and Formulation of Annual Budget Using National Income Accounts

Economic Planning, Resource Allocation and Formulation of Annual Budget Using National Income Accounts

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09/25/2014 Advancing Partnerships for International Climate Action

Advancing Partnerships for International Climate Action 
with The U.S. Department of State's Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dave Turk
Sponsored by the Office of International Programs (OIP)

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
                 The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join us for this special event to learn more about the the U.S. government's climate change efforts and strategic initiatives with international partners.

Mr. Turk was most recently Counselor to the Special Envoy, where he led U.S. engagement in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and helped spearhead other bilateral and pluri-lateral international cooperative efforts. He has also provided strategic guidance on a range of climate issues. Prior to that, Mr. Turk served as a Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director to the U.S. National Security Council. Mr. Turk has also served in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, including working for then Senator Joe Biden and Congressman Henry Waxman.

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09/23/2014 Indigenous Lands In Indigenous Hands: Indigenous Peoples Fighting for Rights and Justice in the 21st Century

Indigenous Lands In Indigenous Hands: Indigenous Peoples Fighting for Rights and Justice in the 21st Century
Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and co-sponsored by Land Is Life

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: 100 Washington Square East at Washington Place, NYC
                Hemmerdinger Hall

Indigenous Peoples constitute 5% of the world’s peoples and protect 80% of the world's biodiversity. Join participants in the United Nation’s first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to discuss the challenges facing indigenous peoples struggles for self-determination, dignity, and respect.

Speakers:
Dale Sambo Dorough, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Brian Keane, USAID Advisor for Indigenous Peoples
Sinafasi Makeo Adrien, Secretary General of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities for Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (REPALEF)

Moderator:
John Gershman, Clinical Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner

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09/23/2014 Transportation Innovation: Short Talks, Big Ideas

Transportation Innovation: Short Talks, Big Ideas
Sponsored by the Rudin Center and by the University Transportation Research Center

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:  295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                 The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join the NYU Rudin Center to learn about the frontiers of transportation in this sixth event of the Short Talks, Big Ideas series.
Speakers will deliver lightning presentations about their work and ideas, followed by networking and refreshments. We guarantee the audience will learn something new.

Confirmed Speakers:
John Biggs, TechCrunch - "Mytro"
Arlene Ducao, MindRider - Brain wave-tracking bike helmets
Richard Dunks, NYU CUSP - Water Street Corridorscope
Malinda Foy, MTA Bridges and Tunnels
Neysa Pranger, Control Group - Beacon technology for transit
Ryan Russo, NYC DOT - Vision Zero
Paul Salama, WXY Architecture + Urban Design - Green loading zones
Jose Soegaard, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance - Development of the NY/NJ waterfront

Moderator:
Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

Follow @NYURudin for more speaker announcements, and join the discussion on Twitter at #BigIdeas14

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09/23/2014 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Fall 2014 - Clashes in the South China Sea: What is China doing?

Clashes in the South China Sea: What is China doing? Speaker:
Barbara Demick, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations; former Beijing Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times; author of Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood and Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

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09/23/2014 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2014 - Crisis on the Southern Border

Crisis on the Southern Border: Unaccompanied Children Flee to the United States.  Refugees or Illegal Immigrants? Humanitarian or Political Crisis?

From October 2013 through June 2014, more than 56,000 unaccompanied children, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have crossed from Mexico into the US – two times as many who crossed last year, and four times as many who crossed just a few years ago.  Discuss the origins of this crisis, the latest developments, the humanitarian response, and examine the political implications.  Compare the US response with responses by other countries faced with population influxes. 

Speaker:
John Keys, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Global Affairs; former Senior Vice President, Programs, International Rescue Committee

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09/23/2014 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Fall 2014 - Democratic Regression in Southeast Asia and its Implications
Democratic Regression in Southeast Asia and its Implications Speaker:
Josh Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations
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09/22/2014 More Than Passion: Building a Career With Social Impact

Idealist New York Panel Presentation
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions 

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
                  Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

A career in public service requires more than just passion to change the world: you also need solid skills to manage projects, people, and budgets, and a broader understanding of the policy context surrounding social change. Panelists will discuss the skills needed to launch a successful career with social impact, and will provide examples of the wide range of professional opportunities for MPA and MUP graduates.

Speakers and Panelists include:

Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service
David Schachter, Assistant Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Catherine Ward, Senior Consultant, Advisory Services,  Taproot Foundation
Surabhi Lal, Director of Career Services
Rajeev Dehejia, Associate Professor of Public Policy

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09/19/2014 Fiscal Accountability in Developing Countries Series - Fall 2014 - Public Financial Management - Key Tools, Institutions, and Instruments in the Current Context of Developing Countries

Public Financial Management - Key Tools, Institutions, and Instruments in the Current Context of Developing Countries

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09/17/2014 Collective Impact and Performance Measurement and Management

Collective Impact and Performance Measurement and Management
Sponsored by the Alumni in Performance Measurement and Management Group and the NYU Wagner Office of Alumni Relations

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                     Mulberry Conference Room

South Bronx Rising Together is envisioning the South Bronx once again as a vibrant community of infinite opportunity, where people aspire to live, work and raise families. There is growing consensus that the large-scale social change required to realize that vision can be achieved through a “Collective Impact” strategy. Our session will discuss the impetus for collective impact in the South Bronx and the process for developing outcomes.

Panelists:
Abe Fernandez, Director of Collective Impact, The Children's Aid Society
Nicole Lavan, Director of Research, Policy, and Evaluation, WHEDco

*This event has reached its capacity.  To connect virtually, click here and then join the audio either via your computer or by calling (646) 749-3122.  We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Puck soon!  

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09/16/2014 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2014 - The Place of Human Rights in a Renewed Global Push to End Extreme Poverty

The Place of Human Rights in a Renewed Global Push to End Extreme Poverty

The widely endorsed proposal for a universal social protection floor is a perfect example of the deep relevance of human rights to the debate over poverty eradication.  Challenges include overcoming the ambivalence of key international actors, including especially the World Bank; the lack of sufficient legal recognition of social protection as a human right; and misconceptions over the affordability of such rights.

Speaker:
Philip Alston, CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

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09/12/2014 Admissions Information Session - Masters Programs

Admissions Information Session - Master's Programs
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                Henry Hart Rice Conference Room

An information session is a great way to learn more about NYU Wagner and our masters, executive masters, certificate and non-degree programs. We will cover the application process, all our programs and a bit about our employment results: what you can do with a degree from NYU Wagner. There will be plenty of time for questions.

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09/09/2014 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Fall 2014 - Indonesia's New President: What the election means for the world's largest muslim-majority nation
Indonesia's New President: What the election means for the world's largest muslim-majority nation   Panelists: Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor at Seton Hall University and a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia's Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Coen Hussain Pontoh, Founder and Chief Editor of IndoProgress
Made Supriatma, Editor, JoyoNews 
Intan Paramaditha, Indonesian fiction writer and scholar
Saskia Schafer Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia's Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Margaret Scott, Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner, Journalist
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09/09/2014 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2014 - Update on Rwanda: 20 Years After the Genocide

Update on Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide

Twenty years after almost incomprehensible crimes occurred in Rwanda, the country has gone through both remarkable growth and an extensive accountability process related to the genocide. Professor Trahan shares her impressions from her recent field trip to Rwanda and discusses the three tiers of justice for the genocide:  the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), local domestic courts in Rwanda, and the traditional mechanism known as "Gacaca."  While remarkable progress has been achieved, there remain some troubling aspects to Rwanda's rebuilding: will its success remain a stable and enduring one?

 

 

Speaker:
Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs

 

 

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08/19/2014 Policies and Resources Orientation

Policies and Resources Orientation
Sponsored by Student and Program Services

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC

The Policies and Resources Orientation is designed to help you learn more about your program of study and to get oriented to important policies, procedures, and resources at Wagner and NYU. This session will include time to ask questions.

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08/18/2014 Policies and Resources Orientation

Policies and Resources Orientation
Sponsored by Student and Program Services

Date: Monday, August 18. 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
                The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

The Policies and Resources Orientation is designed to help you learn more about your program of study and to get oriented to important policies, procedures, and resources at Wagner and NYU. This session will include time to ask questions.

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08/18/2014 Policies and Resources Orientation

Policies and Resources Orientation
Sponsored by Student and Program Services

Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Time: 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
                  The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

The Policies and Resources Orientation is designed to help you learn more about your program of study and to get oriented to important policies, procedures, and resources at Wagner and NYU. This session will include time to ask questions.

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08/14/2014 Admissions Information Session - Master's Programs

Admissions Information Session - Master's Programs
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
                  Henry Hart Rice Conference Room

An information session is a great way to learn more about NYU Wagner and our masters, executive masters, certificate and non-degree programs. We will cover the application process, all our programs and a bit about our employment results: what you can do with a degree from NYU Wagner. There will be plenty of time for questions.

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