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02/20/2016 NYU Wagner Open House

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. This open house is relevant for anyone interested in our Masters or Executive Masters programs.

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

02/19/2016 2016 Social Innovation Symposium "Integrated Impact: Collaborating for Change"

Please visit our website at for the full schedule, contact information, and up-to-the-minute updates!

Don't miss the 6th Annual Social Innovation Symposium, NYU's premier event showcasing New York City's Social enterprise community! This year's theme, "Integrated Impact: Collaborating for Change,” will address the many ways business, government, and nonprofit entities can be strategic allies in driving social change.

We’re excited to feature Dalila Wilson-Scott, Head of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., as our keynote speaker. We’re also facilitating a hands-on design workshop together with IDEO, and welcoming panelists from the NYC Mayor’s Office, Rockefeller Foundation, the NYU Center for Sustainable Business, and many more.

Dalila Wilson-Scott, President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Impact investing
Innovations in NYC Government
Social enterprise roundtable
Design thinking with IDEO
10 Minutes to Change the World
Networking Reception


02/18/2016 Professionals Career Mixer

Come and network with professionals working to addressing socio-economic and political issues facing African communities both in the U.S and the world at large. This is an opportunity to gain positive influence and advice from experts in International development, community empowerment and impact investment.

02/17/2016 Black Votes Matter

The purpose of this event is to provide our audience or students with an analysis of the platforms of each presidential candidate. The event is to emphasize the importance of taking advantage of our voting power. Additionally, we aim to provide students with a context of options to consider when selecting which presidential candidate to support. More importantly, we hope to bring an awareness of the election, our roles, and the impact that each candidate can potentially have on us both individually and as a community.

02/16/2016 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Spring 2016 - Displacement, Response, and Durable Solutions: How Can the International Humanitarian Community Address the Refugee Crisis?

with Fiston Kahindo, Recruiter, International Rescue Committee

02/09/2016 Careers in Elected Government: A Panel Discussion

On February 9th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm, the Wagner Policy Alliance is hosting a panel discussion about careers in elected office.

The goal of this panel is to provide students with networking opportunities, general information, guidance, and encouragement to pursue positions within the realm of elected government office (an elected position, campaign staff, elected official support staff, etc). Wagner students—people who are connected to their communities, who are dedicated to serving those in need, and who have the passion to reinvigorate the field—are exactly the kind of people we want to hold elected offices.

Meet and Mingle: 5:30 to 6:30
Panel: 6:30 to 7:30
Q&A: 7:30 to 8:00

02/09/2016 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Spring 2016 - Kosovo's Special Crimes Court and Its Implications for Justice and Democracy

with Dr Rudina Jasini, Oxford D.Phil in Law, Legal Consultant for Impunity Watch

02/05/2016 PASA Talks: The Invisible Asian

In conversations on race and identity in public policy, Asian American communities frequently find themselves marginalized and ignored by policymakers. Are Asian Americans considered the "model minority" because they seemingly don't place demands on policymakers, or is it that no one's listening?

Join PASA for an informal group discussion on the visibility of Asian Americans in public policy and strategies to making ourselves heard and seen.

02/03/2016 Webinar for EMPA Nurse Leaders Prospective Students

NYU Wagner will host a webinar for the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) Nurse Leaders program. Come learn how the EMPA Nurse Leaders program can help you develop your leadership skills and enhance your career! Admissions staff will help guide you through the application process, provide tips on putting together the most competitive application package and clarify application instructions and timeline.

02/03/2016 Policy Forum on Green Preservation of Multi-Family Affordable Housing

On February 3rd, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Enterprise Community Partners, and NYU Wagner will host a policy forum on Green Preservation of Multi-Family Affordable Housing.

New York City made ambitious commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 and build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing in ten years. Buildings account for approximately 70 percent of our emissions but affordable housing landlords and developers face a number of obstacles and policy challenges to making their buildings more sustainable.

What solutions can jointly move these two goals forward in the years ahead?

This question and more will be answered at NYLCVEF's Forum on green preservation in affordable housing on February 3rd. This forum will feature two panel discussions of leading experts from government, academia and nonprofit organizations. First, a big picture look at the role of affordable housing in the road to "80 x 50." Second, we will examine the challenges and hear from the innovators on the ground.

Our goal is to identify a set of realistic strategies to help us meet NYC's ambitious climate and housing goals. After the panel, NYLCVEF will produce a set of concrete recommendations to guide policy makers on their next steps.​

02/02/2016 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Spring 2016 - Feeling Law: Queer Subjects and Reform Agendas

with Senthorun Raj, Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

02/01/2016 Religious Ultra-Nationalism in Burma/Myanmar: Discrimination, Racism and Conflict in an Era of Disciplined Democracy

Since 2013, religious conflicts in Burma/Myanmar have threatened to destabilize nascent political, economic and social reforms. The rise of Buddhist ultra-nationalist groups that vilify Burma’s Muslim minority has sparked communal violence and deepened social divisions even as a new, democratically elected government will assume power in March. How much do growing religious tensions in Burma limit progress on democracy and human rights? How powerful are the voices of Islamophobia? Will an Aung San Suu Kyi government prove more capable of promoting religious tolerance than the outgoing administration?
David Scott Mathieson is the Senior Researcher on Burma for the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. Previously based on the Thailand-Burma border where his research focused on the long-running civil war in Burma, the narcotics trade, and refugee issues, he has worked for Human Rights Watch since 2006 and has worked on several reports and investigations including the 2007 crackdown on peaceful protests in Burma, child soldiers, internal displacement and refugees, persecution of the Rohingya Muslims, and other issues. Since 2013 he has lived in Rangoon, Burma.

01/19/2016 A Discussion of “America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflict”

Join us for an engaging conversation between William D. Hartung and Molly McCartney, co-author of "America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflict."

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way.

Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney wrote "America's War Machine," which presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day, that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, "America's War Machine" provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it.

Molly Sinclair McCartney is a journalist with more than 30 years as a reporter at five different newspapers, including 10 years at the Miami Herald and nearly 15 years at the Washington Post, where she wrote under the byline Molly Sinclair.

William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security project at the Center for International Policy and author of numerous books including "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex" (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of "Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War" (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include "And Weapons for All" (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations.

The discussion will take place from 6:00-7:30pm, and a reception will follow.

12/18/2015 Courses Abroad Info Session

Come hear about NYU Wagner's Summer 2016 courses abroad in Ghana and Geneva.

12/11/2015 Raising the Bar: Visions for a Sustainable New York

Join the Urban Planning Student Association, the Student Relations Committee of the APA NY Metro Chapter, and APA New York City Section for an exciting sustainability discussion focusing on visions for New York City to be more resilient, eco-friendly, and equitable.

In a rapidly changing world, urban planners have the opportunity to develop meaningful policies that can positively shape the urban form of the future. Cities have the potential to instill economic growth, solve environmental challenges, and improve the quality of life of millions of people. However, the role of the planner must be reevaluated in order to meet the sustainability needs of our city. This panel seeks to explore the role(s) of the urban planner in a world of growing environmental constraints and challenges. Drawing on insight from the top voices in the field, we hope to shine light on the role of planning for a sustainable future.

12/09/2015 Paul Romer and Matthew Kahn: Chinese Urbanization and Environmental Quality

Renowned urban and environmental economist Matthew Kahn will sit down with Paul Romer on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 for another installment of the Conversations on Urbanization series here at NYU. They will take China’s urbanization and the environmental dynamics of Chinese cities as starting points for the conversation. Blue Skies over Beijing, Kahn’s forthcoming book with Siqi Zheng investigates the ways in which China's urban development impacts local and global environmental challenges. Using the historical evolution of American cities as a comparison, Khan and Zheng predict that as China's economy moves away from heavy manufacturing toward cleaner sectors, many of China's cities should experience environmental progress in upcoming decades. Please join us for what promises to be a lively and wide-ranging discussion.

Register for this event here.

12/08/2015 Webinar: Open Chat with Admissions (5:00pm)

This is your chance to ask any question you may have about your application to NYU Wagner, and receive candid responses from admissions staff before the December 15, 2015 Deadline. An Admissions officer will be on hand to answer questions about submitting the application, GRE score and recommendation letter timing, the application fee and much more. The format will be very informal.

12/08/2015 Webinar: Open Chat With Admissions (9:00am)

This is your chance to ask any question you may have about your application to NYU Wagner, and receive candid responses from admissions staff before the December 15, 2015 Deadline. An Admissions officer will be on hand to answer questions about submitting the application, GRE score and recommendation letter timing, the application fee and much more. The format will be very informal.

12/04/2015 8th Annual Wagner Variety Show

Join us in bringing together administration, faculty, and students for a night of unforgettable singing, dancing, spoken word, and all-around Wagner talent!

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

There will be an after-party held at Amity Hall (80 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012). Appetizers will be served and all pre-sale tickets will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

*Please note that this show is intended for graduate student audiences.

12/03/2015 SOUP for Dinner: A Micro-Granting Event

SOUP for Dinner is a micro-­granting event with a simple concept: Event organizers charge a small fee for a soup dinner. Participants hear proposals from a group of non­profit organizations over the course of dinner, and subsequently vote to select a grant recipient.

Wagner Philanthropy (WP) has brought this tradition to the Puck building in honor of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. SOUP for Dinner seeks to expose NYU Wagner students to interesting organizations, while also allowing them to experience the positive impact individual giving can have. Since SOUP grants represent the contributions of multiple students, it also allows for collective impact.

Presenting nonprofits include:
Clean Water for Everyone (CWFE)
Day One
Nazareth Housing
Paint the World
Seed Artists

12/03/2015 Digital security: protecting activists from repressive censorship

Google Ideas product lead Justin Kosslyn explains the role technology can play in protecting activists, journalists, and politically exposes persons from digital threats. He will explain how digital security and repressive censorship are increasingly connected, and show how technical innovation can play a role in protecting at-risk communities.

Kimmel Center Room 905

12/01/2015 Tackling the 1965-66 Anti Communist Violence in Indonesia: The Seduction and Pitfalls of Local Level Solutions
What are the accomplishments and limitations of activists conducting local level campaigning for justice for the victims of the 1965-66 anti communist violence in Indonesia?

Vannessa Hearman is lecturer in Indonesia Studies at the University of Sydney. She is a historian of modern Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Her research deals with the 1965-66 violence in Indonesia and histories of transnational social activism.

Lunch will be served.

11/21/2015 Next Steps, Next Stops: Examining LGBTQI Issues at the Intersection

The Stonewall Policy Alliance, in partnership with NYU Law and the NYU School of Medicine, is proud to announce its first LGBTQI Conference. This one-day event is designed to broaden your thinking, engage your interests, and challenge your opinions. The conference will encourage attendees to submerge themselves in conversations about issues affecting the LGBTQ community in the fields of health, migration, employment, leadership, community initiatives, and networking.

The recent historic Supreme Court ruling, Obergefell v Hodge, legalized same sex marriage in all 50 U.S. states; however, many are left wondering, what’s next? This panel discussion will address the next steps in the movement for LGBTQI equality. Through discussion and Q&A we will provide valuable information and resources on how attendees can take action for LGBTQI rights.

All are welcome! Lunch and light refreshments will be served with a happy hour and networking to follow the event.

Ticket Sales
Student and NYU Alumni Tickets $10
General Admission $15
Tickets purchased day of conference $20
Purchase Here

For more information, please visit our Facebook page or contact Stonewall Policy Alliance President Chelsea Sexton at

11/19/2015 Tackling Global Food Insecurity: Development, Ecological and Humanitarian Perspectives

Join the International Public Service Association (IPSA) and the Alliance for Climate Change and Environment (ACE) for an interdisciplinary panel discussion on global food security. We will have a diverse set of panelists from organizations including the UN World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger, NYU's Environmental Studies Department and the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship. Panelists will speak to issues including humanitarian food and nutrition assistance, the role of food security and agriculture in sustainable international development, the impact of climate change on global food systems, and policy actions that can be taken to build longer-term resilience into the global food system. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. The event will be moderated by Professor Gershman.

11/18/2015 Careers in Philanthropy: Empowering Underserved Communities

Join us to hear a panel of leaders in philanthropy discuss how to utilize strategic grantmaking and corporate volunteerism to empower underserved communities, measuring impact in those communities, how to transition to a career in philanthropy after graduation, the challenges and tips of navigating the field as a diverse individual, and how to prepare for a career in philanthropy.

Networking reception to follow.


Rohit Burman, Estee Lauder Companies, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship
Eric Williams, Credit Suisse, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship
Lisa Hancock, Goldman Sachs, Vice President, Corporate Engagement
Gabriel Morales, Citi Foundation, Senior Program Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
William Cordery, Surdna Foundation, Senior Program Officer, Strong Local Economies

Moderated by:
Tes Cohen, Gap Inc., Program Manager, This Way Ahead