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04/12/2013 Afternoon Breakout Session: Innovations in Urban Planning
Afternoon Breakout Session: Innovations in Urban Planning: Luring Governments into Transparency using Data Visualization\ Tanja Maleska, Director of Policy and Strategy at Reactor Research in Action
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04/12/2013 Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker Scott Taitel, Chief Operating Officer of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative
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04/12/2013 Lunch
Lunch
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04/12/2013 Transforming Failure: Turning Mistakes into Innovation, from Local to Global
Panel Discussion Transforming Failure: Turning Mistakes into Innovation, from Local to Global Ashley Good, Founder and CEO of Engineers Without Borders Bob Giloth, Author and the Vice President of Annie E Casey Foundation Community and Economics Opportunity Center Dr. Elke Zuern, Professor, Sarah Lawrence College Lee Hsienja, Small Knot Marilyn Darling, Founder of Fourth Quadrant and Developer of Emergent Learning Toolkit Moderator: John Gershman, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service
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04/12/2013 Morning Breakout Session: Smart Solutions for Small Agriculture
Morning Breakout Session: Smart Solutions for Small Agriculture Barrett Prinz from One Acre Fund
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04/12/2013 Morning Breakout Groups: Utilizing Mobile Banking
Morning Breakout Session: Utilizing Mobile Banking William Jack, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Georgetown University Jenny C. Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
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04/12/2013 Morning Breakout Session: Digitizing Healthcare
Morning Breakout Session: Digitizing Healthcare Nicole Dionne, Program Manager at Hôpital Albert Schweitze
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04/12/2013 Opening Remarks: Innovations in International Development
9:30 am Opening Remarks Natalie Privett, Assistant Professor of Management and Policy at NYU Wagner 9:40 am Humanitarian Work Psychology: A New Direction for I/O Psychology Mary O'Neill Berry, Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology 9:50 am How Technology Can Make Government Better Beth Noveck, Director of the White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011) 10:00 am A Few Words on Educational Technology Jim Teicher, Director of CyberSmart Africa
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04/11/2013 Parish Hall Tasting Party
Parish Hall Tasting Party Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) Join fellow Wagnerds, Foodsters, and Advocates alike for an evening of conversation, cocktails, and more. The Wagner Food Policy Alliance is pleased to partner with a Brooklyn pioneer, Parish Hall for what promises to be a delicious evening. Wagner Alum, Suzanne Zuppello is the Operations Manager at this locally-sourced saloon and has special specials to match your grad student budget, with your discerning foodie palate all while supporting local suppliers in a sustainable way. If that's not enough to make you RSVP immediately, check out some of the tantalizing photos and read about the Parish Hall food mission here: parishhall.net Wait, did we mention it's actually in Brooklyn? Only a 20 minute trip from the Puck building! Hope you will join us!
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04/11/2013 NYU Cogeneration Plant Tour
NYU Cogeneration Plant Tour Presented by Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA) Heat, light, power... they are the necessary evils of daily life. Even those of us who love the earth best, would have a hard time forgoing a smart phone and hot showers. Universities take a lot of power to run, and NYU's new combined heat and power (CHP) plant provides high temperature hot water to 40 NYU buildings and also provides electrical power to an additional 18 to 20 NYU buildings. Because of its high energy efficiencies the CHP plant provides a 75% decrease of regulated pollutants, and a decrease of over 5,000 tons of greenhouse pollutants annually, than both the former plant and the local utility. The new CHP Electrical plant is located under the plaza along the west side of Mercer Street between West 3rd Street and West 4th Street. The plaza was re-designed using a collaborative and open process to be a more inviting, usable, and visibly pleasing space. On Thursday, April 11th at 3pm, come tour the CHP plant with WEPA! We'll be burrowing beneath the gross NYC streets to see a true modern marvel. The Roman aqueducts have nothing on this, probably. We'll meet in the lobby of Warren Weaver Hall (the Courant Institute) on Mercer St.
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04/11/2013 WFPA: Career Chat with One Acre Fund
Career Chat with One Acre Fund Presented by Wagner Food Policy Alliance Interested in a career in sustainable agricultural development? Come learn what it's like to work directly with smallholder farmers in East Africa with Barrett Prinz, Global Director of Human Resources and Legal for One Acre Fund. Launched in 2006, One Acre Fund works against persistent hunger and food security by working with small farmers in high-need regions in order to boost crop yields and create lasting models for economic development, food security and improved nutrition. As an organization, One Acre Fund has grown rapidly since its inception and hopes to expand beyond Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya into new countries and regions in order to meets its mission of serving millions of farmers. One Acre Fund is currently hiring for a number of positions, including New Country Scout, M&E Associate, Finance Analyst and many more. During this one hour session participants will have a chance to learn about the One Acre Fund model, what it's like to work for the organization and the nature of the recruiting process, with ample time allotted for Q&A.
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04/09/2013 Short Talks, Big Ideas: Transportation Innovations
Short Talks, Big Ideas: Transportation Innovations Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management What's new in transportation? Join the NYU Rudin Center for this 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: - Stephanie Camay, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Public involvement in transportation projects - Guillaume Charny-Brunet, FaberNovel, 6 Billion Rides - Jeff Ferzoco, Owner, Jeff Ferzoco Design and Senior Fellow, RPA, Mapping innovation - Bob Leonard, EarthGarage, Sustainable personal vehicles - Alexis Perrotta, Columbia University, Can social fares improve NYCT? - Anthony Townsend, NYU Wagner, Bike census - Chris Whong, NYU Wagner, Baltimore Circulatorbuddy - Adam Zaranko, NYC Economic Development Corporation, East River Ferry Service Moderated by Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center Register below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #BigIdeas13 This event is co-sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center
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04/09/2013 Local Innovations in Bus Rapid Transit: A Panel Discussion
Local Innovations in Bus Rapid Transit: A Panel Discussion Presented by the Wagner Transportation Association (WTA) and the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management This panel will focus on innovative bus planning in the New York Metro area, and the unique challenges it presents to both policy makers and citizens. This topic is particularly timely given the recent progress being made in the installation of bus lanes and Select Bus Service in the five boroughs. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) also has a place in the upcoming mayoral race, as most major candidates have publicly expressed their views on it. Speakers include: Eric Beaton, Transit Development Group Director, New York City Department of Transportation Ted Orosz, Long Range Bus Planning Director, Metropolitan Transit Authority Tom Marchwinski, Senior Director of Research & Forecasting at New Jersey Transit
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04/05/2013 Police and Community Relations
Police and Community Relations Presented by the Association of Latin@as in Public Service (ALAS), the Black Student Association (BSA), the Stonewall Policy Alliance (SPA), and the Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) The Association of Latin@as in Public Service (ALAS), the Black Student Association (BSA), the Stonewall Policy Alliance (SPA), and Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) seek to highlight the relationship between the NYPD and various ethnic communities in New York City, as it informs public safety policies, community enrichment programs and civil liberties protection. Policy Framework
  • Compstat
  • Target Impact Zones
  • Stop, Question and Frisk Policy
  • Community Safety Act
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04/05/2013 Immigration Reform and the Asian Pacific American Community
Immigration Reform and the Asian Pacific American Community Presented by the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA) The Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA) is proud to present its first annual signature event : Immigration Reform and the Asian Pacific American Community. Come join APASA, current Wagner students, alums, and community members for a roundtable discussion addressing Asian Pacific American (APA) immigration trends, health disparities impacting immigrant communities, civic engagement in the APA community, and legislation for immigration reform. The discussion will be facilitated by NYU Professor Shankar Prasad and feature invited APA community leaders May Y. Chen, Commissioner of the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Dr. Chau Trinh, Assistant Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center's Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, and more. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
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04/04/2013 GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?
GMO Labeling: Do We Need It? Presented by Wagner Food Policy Alliance Polls show 90% of Americans want the right to know what’s in the food they buy. The Biotech industry maintains GMOs pose no special risk and so labeling is unnecessary; The New York Times Editorial Board agrees. Labeling proponents counter that existing research studies on GMO safety are industry-conducted and inadequate; human health risks remain unknown. Labels will allow consumers to make informed decisions. So, to label or not to label? Spurred on by moderator Frederick Kaufman’s provocative questions, our panel of experts will share their differing points of view on this hot-button topic, leaving the audience to decide in which camp they stand. Moderator: Frederick Kaufman Author, Journalist, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Panelists: Dr. Walter S. De Jong Cornell University, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Dr. Carolyn Dimitri NYU Steinhardt , Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health Jean Halloran Consumers Union, Food Policy Initiatives    Patty Lovera Food & Water Watch, Food Team This event is open to the public.  For more information, visit http://wagnerfpa.wordpress.com/ or contact Stacie Orell: so257@nyu.edu | 917-545-9990 | gmofreeny.net
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04/03/2013 Film Screening: The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma
Film Screening: The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma Presented by the Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) Please join SCJR for a screening of the documentary short film "The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma."  The United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world. An estimated 700,000 people are released from prison in the United States every year. Where do they all go? How do they find employment, housing, education and reunite with their families? Photographers Jessica Dimmock, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv and Ed Kashi teamed with Supervising Producer Kimberly Soenen and Think Outside the Cell to produce a multimedia documentary short film about the experience of reentry and the stigma formerly incarcerated persons endure while reentering society after release from prison in the United States. Learn more at www.EndTheStigmaFilmSeries.com. A Q&A session will follow the film with: Sheila Rule, Executive Director and Founder of Think Outside the Cell Foundation Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin, Women’s Prison Association Ismael Cedeno, Fortune Society and The National Reentry Resource Center Marlon Peterson, Associate Director, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Center for Court Innovation
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03/29/2013 5th Annual Wagner Variety Show
5th Annual Wagner Variety Show Presented by Wagner Student Association (WSA) Bringing together administration, faculty, and students for one night of unforgetable singing, dancing, comedy, and many other quirky talents. Tickets will go on sale this Monday in the Puck lobby. $5 for early bird tickets and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm Stop by the Urban Exposure exhibit in Puck before making your way to Housing Works!
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03/29/2013 Urban Exposure: Out in Public
Urban Exposure: Out in Public Presented by NYU Wagner's Stonewall Policy Alliance, Urban Planning Student Association, and Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture Urban Exposure is an arts contest followed by a one-day showcase of selected artists; it is open to aspiring and student artists interested in exploring tangible and intangible elements of the urban geography. Now in its second year running, Urban Exposure is proud to announce its new theme for this year: Out in Public. This year’s contest explores the role of public spaces in making the life, challenges, and victories of the LGBT community more visible. This year's artists will present a wide range of queer public forums, from the internet and social media to equal rights protests in public parks and streets. We will be featuring the work of photographers, performers, and activists from events all over the world. This event is free and open to the public.
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03/29/2013 Learning to Lead
Learning to Lead Presented by the Wagner Women's Caucus (WWC) and the Wagner Management and Leadership Organization (WMLO)   This event includes two interactive workshops and a panel discussion with a focus on women's leadership and strengthening professional skills. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in two workshops:  negotiation and risk-taking led by Fiona Greig (Deputy Budget Director for the City of Philadelphia and McKinsey & Co), and utilizing personal strengths for leadership led by Bethany Godsoe (Executive Director of NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action). To close the event, participants will hear from several accomplished women leaders in public service during the panel discussion and short networking reception.
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03/28/2013 Film Screening: Mugabe: Villain or Hero?
Film Screening: Mugabe: Villain or Hero? Presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA) and co-sponsored by The African Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association Young Professional (UNA-SNY Young Professionals), AfriMETRO, New York, Afrikanspot, Society of International Business and Development (SIBD), African Development Institute (ADI) and Council of Young African Leaders (CYAL) Is there more to President Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe than is being shown on our television screens? What's the true extent of Mugabe's support inside Zimbabwe? What has happened to the country that they called the bread basket of Africa- and why? All of these questions are tackled by British filmmaker Roy Agyemang in his documentary, Mugabe: Villain or Hero? Mugabe: Villain or Hero? is an epic personal journey narrated by Agyemang who, together with his UK-based Zimbabwean fixer, found themselves in Mugabe's entourage, on Colonel Gaddefi's private jet and around a host of prominent African leaders. This film already screened at the British Film institute (BFI) London and Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles, explores the relationship between African and Western leaders in the fight for African Minerals. Roy will answer other questions about President Mugabe and Zimbabwe in a Q&A session following the screening. To see more, please watch this short video.
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03/27/2013 WHN Student Chat Series: ACHE Congress - Healthcare by Design
WHN Student Chat Series: American College of Healthcare Executives Congress - Healthcare by Design Presented by the Wagner Health Network (WHN) The annual ACHE Congress, held in Chicago, is a professional development opportunity for all members in the network - students and professionals alike. Our presenters will be Amber Mullins and Christopher Nolan, HPAM students and current ACHE Program Assistants, as well as John Donnellan, Wagner Professor and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Please join us to learn more about current opportunities with ACHE – including a question and answer period with our speakers!
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03/25/2013 Human Trafficking and Child Labor: What Role(s) Do International Organizations Play?
Human Trafficking and Child Labor: What Role(s) Do International Organizations Play? Presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA) and the Black Student Association (BSA) Human trafficking is an ongoing reality in many parts of the world, especially in Africa.  A growing concern is child labor/trafficking, especially in the agricultural sector. Today, child trafficking is a phenomenon that persists and is seen in various parts of the continent; from Benin to Burkina Faso; and in countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, children are too often trafficked and exploited enabling premature labor. This program seeks to enlighten attendees on this global phenomenon, as tackling human trafficking is a global issue that needs to be addressed. It for one facilitates the illegal movement of people across borders and offers a ready source of income for organized crime groups and even terrorists. Secondly, most interventions do not seem to target the root causes and have done nothing to stop and/or minimize human trafficking. This lecture, followed by a Q&A session, will be given by Dr. Suzanne Stutman, author of All the Power Rests with You.
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03/14/2013 Viewing of A Rebel Missionary in South Africa: A Documentary by Cherif Keita
Viewing of A Rebel Missionary in South Africa: A Documentary by Cherif Keita Presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA). Co-Sponsored by the Black Student Association (BSA, NYU Steinhardt's Higher and Postsecondary Education Program, Africa House, The Council of Young African Leaders, and the Institute for African American Affairs, NYU Join WSAFA for a viewing of Cherif Keita's documentary, A Rebel Missionary in South Africa. About the film: In South Africa, the Wilcoxes challenged mission policy by defending native land rights against the white authorities and preaching racial equality and social justice. The Wilcoxes became mentors to Dube, then a 16-year-old orphan whose mother had entrusted him to the missionaries, and took responsibility for his education, training him as a printer (during an interlude spent in upstate New York) and eventually sending him to Oberlin College in Ohio. Dube would use his education and training as a Congregationalist pastor to form South Africa’s first black-owned industrial school, to launch Ilanga Lase Natal (The Natal Sun, the first English-Zulu newspaper) and to help found the ANC, becoming an early pioneer in the decades-long struggle for freedom. Today Dube has been honored for his work by Nelson Mandela and other leaders and acknowledged as one of the forbears of modern South Africa.
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03/14/2013 17th Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum: Accountable Care Organizations: How Do We Get From Here to There?
17th Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum Accountable Care Organizations: How Do We Get From Here to There? Due to an overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting reservations for the Kovner-Behrman Health Forum. We welcome you to participate in the event via livestream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wagner-special-events. If you have any questions, please contact us at wagner.events@nyu.edu. Moderated by Tony Kovner, this Forum features Henry Chung, MD and Timothy Ferris, MD, two national leaders of the ACO movement; and NYU Wagner's John Billings, who has developed his own unique plan for Medicaid ACOs. In addition, New York State Health Commissioner Dr.  Nirav Shah, MD, MPH will share his comments. featuring John Billings Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Service NYU Wagner Henry Chung, MD Vice President and Chief Medical Officer The Care Management Company Montefiore Medical Center Timothy Ferris, MD Medical Director Mass General Physicians Organization Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH Commissioner of Health The State of New York moderated by Anthony R. Kovner, PhD Professor of Public and Health Management NYU Wagner 5:30 PM - Reception 6:15 PM - Program 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. Presented in partnership with the New York State Health Foundation
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