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10/24/2013 Adjunct Conversation with Dean Glied

Adjunct Conversation with Dean Glied

Join us for a conversation about issues that are important to NYU Wagner adjunct faculty members. Moderated by NYU Wagner's Professor of Practice, Gordon J. Brown.

If you would like to submit a question for Dean Glied, please click here.

General Q&A - 5:30-6:30pm
Reception - 6:30-7pm

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10/22/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Creative Roads in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Creative Roads in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

with Rebecca Polivy, director – Middle East, Encounter

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10/18/2013 Wagner Food Policy Alliance & Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service Salon/Happy Hour

Wagner Food Policy Alliance & Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service Salon/Happy Hour

The Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) and The Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service (ALAS) are co-sponsoring a Salon and Happy Hour on October 18. The focus of our salon will be GMOs and food policy issues in Latin America with the guidance of Steinhardt's Food Studies professor Gustavo Setrini. We invite students from both Wagner and Steinhardt to come with questions about food policy, the current state and future of international agriculture, and the effect GMOs have on our food system both in the United States and in Latin America. We will be having a discussion based on these topics, but the space will really be open for students to drive the discussion and ask those burning GMO questions.

The Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service (ALAS) enhances the educational and social experience at Wagner by creating platforms from which the NYU community can engage and advocate for issues at the intersection of our fields of study and topics relevant to Latinas and their Diasporas around the world. ALAS provides a community-based space for exchanging knowledge, networking, and making cultural connections.

The Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) is a group of students dedicated to raising awareness about issues surrounding local, national, and international food policy. Through our events, panel discussions, and volunteer opportunities, we aim to promote equitable food systems by connecting likeminded NYU students, as well as facilitating a dialogue with leaders in our community and around the world.

Gustavo Setrini is a political scientist who studies globalization, agriculture, and rural development. His research examines the opportunities and constraints that global markets offer for small farmers in poor countries, and his work aims to identify the institutional foundations of sustainable agriculture at the transnational and local levels. In 2008, Setrini won a Fulbright scholarship to study the effects of Fairtrade and organic certification on farmer organizations in Paraguay, where his research has also examined the effectiveness of donor-funded, NGO-led development projects to promote sustainable agricultural techniques and integrate small farmers into global supply chains. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, and he served as a post-doctoral research associate at MIT's Center for International Studies and Department of Urban Studies and Planning before joining Steinhardt.

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10/17/2013 New Approaches to Social Accountability and Institution Building: Reboot's work in the Niger Delta

New Approaches to Social Accountability and Institution Building: Reboot's work in the Niger Delta

Bridge-Students for Social Innovation and IPSA-International Public Service Association are pleased to co-sponsor "New Approaches to Social Accountability and Institution Building." Reboot is a social enterprise working to deliver inclusive governance and services worldwide. In Nigeria, their team is pioneering new analytical methods and models of engagement to reform public finances in the oil-rich Delta region. Director of Programs (and Wagner MPA alumni) Dave Algoso will talk about Reboot's approach to social issues and what it means for the broader sector.

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10/16/2013 Navigating the Territories of Indigenous Leadership: Exploring the Experiences and Practices of Australian Indigenous Arts Leaders

Navigating the Territories of Indigenous Leadership: Exploring the Experiences and Practices of Australian Indigenous Arts Leaders

In this RCLA event, Dr. Michelle Evans will discuss her research on the experiences and practices of Australian Indigenous arts leaders within the context of practical leadership application.

Dr. Evans is a Research Fellow at Melbourne Business School and leads the School's research agenda on Indigenous Business and Leadership development. This role includes directing Australia's first Indigenous Business Master Class series - MURRA - established to skill up Indigenous entrepreneurs.

She is currently in the US replicating her doctoral study, interviewing First Alaskan, Native American and Native Hawaiian artists and arts managers about their practice and their contribution to leadership to compare and contrast with her prior research.

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10/10/2013 Book Launch: Smart Cities by Anthony Townsend

Book Launch: Smart Cities by Anthony Townsend
Presented by: the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management 

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. Today, more people live in cities than in the countryside; mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones; and machines outnumber people on a new Internet of Things. In this era of mass urbanization and technological ubiquity, what happens when computers take over the city? Urban planning expert Anthony Townsend explores this question in Smart Cities, a broad look at the people and historical forces that have transformed the design of cities and information technologies. From the great industrial metropolises of the nineteenth century to today’s sprawling megacities, wave after wave of new technologies have been invented to address the proliferating challenges posed by human settlements of ever-greater size and complexity. As a new generation of technology barons, entrepreneurs, mayors, and civic coders try to shape our future, Smart Cities explores their motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings, offering a new civics for building communities: together, one click at a time.

 

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10/10/2013 Cafecito: “The New Land of Opportunity?: Mexico’s Paradox of a Growing Economy Amidst Lackluster Competitiveness in Development”

Cafecito:  “The New Land of Opportunity?: Mexico’s Paradox of a Growing Economy Amidst Lackluster Competitiveness in Development”

In light of its increasing economic prowess in the global scene, Mexico still struggles with a range of development issues. These issues span the realm of infrastructure and labor, partially due to a weak regulatory government. We will raise a broader conversation on how the perception of “land of opportunity” is a paradoxical reality for much of Latin America.

Mexico, as other countries in the region, attract enormous foreign investment and social capital through rising immigration (from the U.S., Asia, other Latin American countries, and elsewhere), while remaining incredibly conducive to the underdevelopment of other sectors of its economy. For a developing nation, does economic development and foreign investment come at the expense of disinvestment in development issues for its citizenry?

Articles of Note:

“Mexico: Development and Democracy at a Crossroads,” Council on Foreign Relations, February 2011

http://www.cfr.org/mexico/mexico-development-democracy-crossroads/p24089

“For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity is Mexico,” The New York Times, 09/21/13

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/world/americas/for-migrants-new-land-o...

"Mexico's New Arrivals Mix Praise and Criticism," The New York Times, 09/29/2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/world/americas/mexicos-expatriates-mix...

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10/08/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Building Democracy After Conflict: Should We? Could We?

Building Democracy After Conflict: Should We? Could We?

with Oren Ipp, adjunct assistant professor, NYU CGA

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10/04/2013 The Innovation Genome Project: Techniques to Innovate in a Complex World

The Innovation Genome Project: Techniques to Innovate in a Complex World

Join the NYU Entrepreneur’s Network and Bridge as we welcome Bill O'Connor, Founder of the Innovation Genome Project and part of Autodesk's Corporate Strategy and Engagement team. Bill will explore the nature of real innovation via the lens of the groundbreakingly practical innovation genome toolkit. The Project is studying the world's greatest 1,000 innovations over the span of the past 2.6 millions years, which has yielded two powerful innovation techniques: The Seven Essential Innovation Questions (SEIQ) and the Impact/Imagination Innovation Prioritization Matrix. Join Bill as he (benignly) makes fun of the rest of the innovation field, talks about cavewoman innovation, occasionally curses as the spirit moves him, and generally tries to help everyone make their work more innovative.

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10/04/2013 Walking Tour of Newark with Brick City Development Corporation

Walking Tour of Newark with Brick City Development Corporation

You're invited to a special walking tour of downtown Newark, New Jersey sponsored by the Brick City Development Corporation. BCDC is a 501 (c) (3) organization, founded in 2007 by Newark Mayor Cory Booker as the primary economic development catalyst for Newark, New Jersey. BCDC’s mission is: 1) to act as the city’s vehicle to retain, attract and grow businesses; 2) to enhance small and minority business capacity; and 3) to spur real estate development within the City. BCDC recently launched a strategic initiative, “Newark as a 24/7 Downtown” with a goal to make downtown Newark a 24/7 community.
You can find more information about BCDC at www.bcdcnewark.org.

UPSA Happy Hour to follow.

Agenda:
12:30 pm - Leave the Puck Building to take PATH/NJ Transit to Newark
2:00-2:30 pm - Overview Presentation of Developments in Newark by SVP of Real Estate
2:30-5:00 pm - Tour of Project sites

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10/03/2013 Cross Professional Series (XPS)

Cross Professional Series (XPS)

This Cross Professional Series (XPS) will feature NYU Wagner Dean, Sherry Glied, who is accomplished in the fields of health care policy and academia.  She served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama and was professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health before coming to Wagner.  She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and was a member of the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth.

Dean Glied literally wrote the book on health care reform (Chronic Condition: Why Health Reform Fails and Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950).  She will discuss her personal professional journey through various sectors and roles, and how she identified opportunities among the challenges as she progressed in her career.

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10/03/2013 One Regional Rail System for the New York Metropolitan Region

One Regional Rail System for the New York Metropolitan Region

Join transportation expert, Peter Derrick, as he discusses the long term future of the New York and the possibility of a regional rail system.

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10/01/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Understanding and Addressing Violence Against Women in Fragile Transitions from Conflict to Peace

Understanding and Addressing Violence Against Women in Fragile Transitions from Conflict to Peace

with Aisling Swaine, Hauser Global Human Rights Fellow, CHRGJ

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09/30/2013 Rising Above the Challenges: Effective Global Public Policy in the 21st Century

Rising Above the Challenges: Effective Global Public Policy in the 21st Century

Monday, September 30
NYU Washington DC
Program from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
A reception will immediately follow.

To watch the livestream, please click here.

Global public policy leaders must develop and implement solutions in an increasingly complex, challenging, and changing environment. New actors and influences—both local and global—are emerging on the policy scene, and the need for flexibility and innovation in policy processes and solutions is increasingly clear. That is why NYU Wagner and University College London have launched a Global Executive MPA degree program that will educate and prepare experienced leaders to tackle the world's most challenging issues in this new global context.

Join us to hear a panel of senior policy experts from different fields and organizations discuss how the global public policy landscape is changing, how they see its future, and what that implies for the skills and backgrounds that practitioners need.

Welcome remarks from:
David Coen, Director of the School of Public Policy, Head of the Department of Political Science, and Professor of Public Policy at University College London

Panelists:
Marco Cangiano, Assistant Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Ani Dasgupta, Director of Knowledge and Learning, The World Bank The Honorable Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for the Americas, Google, Inc.

Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner

Moderated by:
Paul Smoke, Professor of Public Finance and Planning, and Director of International Programs at NYU Wagner

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09/26/2013 The UN Millennium Development Goals: A Success Story for Global Cooperation

The UN Millennium Development Goals: A Success Story for Global Cooperation
Presented by NYU Wagner's Office for International Programs and the Wagner International Public Service Association

Join us for a special briefing from Dean Pittman, the US State Dept.'s Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Mr. Pittman will make remarks on the Millennium Development Goals, the global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015. The briefing will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

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09/25/2013 Reclaiming Our Democracy: A Conversation with Sam Daley-Harris

Reclaiming Our Democracy: A Conversation with Sam Daley-Harris
Sponsored by Financial Access Initiative and Research Center for Leadership in Action

Most people see working to end global poverty and ensure a stable climate as a fool’s errand.  Add to that the Citizens United decision and the flood of money rushing into politics and the despair grows deeper.   But activist and author Sam Daley-Harris has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopelessness into extraordinarily powerful advocates.  In the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy released in the fall of 2013, Daley-Harris shares how he and the citizen advocacy organizations he has founded (RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign) or coached (Citizens Climate Lobby) have been leading change-makers in three global movements: 1) microfinance, 2) child survival, and 3) climate change.  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus says the following in his foreword to the new edition: "The courage this book shows us how to unleash is our only hope to save creation for our grandchildren and for theirs." 

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09/24/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Humanitarian Effectiveness - Who, What, When and How?

Humanitarian Effectiveness - Who, What, When and How?
with Jessica Alexander, MIA, MPH
Adjunct Professor NYU Wagner, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University

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09/23/2013 Reinventing Global Public Service with Gordon Brown MP

Reinventing Global Public Service with Gordon Brown MP
Gordon Brown is the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Distinguished Global Leader In Residence at NYU and Former British Prime Minister.

Monday, September 23
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dramatic shifts in economic, political, social, and technological forces are creating complex challenges for policy makers around the world, but they also open promising opportunities for transformational change. As new parameters of the global public service arena continue to surface and evolve, governments, nonprofits, private sector companies, and international organizations need to craft collaborative, adaptable, and sustainable processes, solutions, and delivery mechanisms. How has public service been changing? What will it look like in the coming decades around the globe? What must we do now to prepare for emerging and unknown opportunities and challenges?

The event is sponsored by NYU Wagner and University College London's joint Global Executive MPA degree program (Global EMPA).

Welcome Remarks: Dean Sherry Glied

Dialogue: Gordon Brown

Discussion and Q&A: Gordon Brown, moderated by Albert Weale, co-director of the NYU Wagner and UCL Global EMPA; Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL's School of Public Policy

Reception: 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Program: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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09/20/2013 Bridge Bash

Bridge Bash

Bridge Bash is Bridge's annual kickoff event for the purpose of recruiting new members and sharing important information on Bridge's many activities with the larger Wagner community.

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09/17/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Humanitarian Logistics: Unique Supply Chains, Unique Challenges

Humanitarian Logistics: Unique Supply Chains, Unique Challenges
with Dr. Laura Rock Kopczak, Associate Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner; Adjunct Professor of Logistics, Zaragoza Logistics Center

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09/13/2013 The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Join us on September 13, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm, for a rare U.S. screening of the director's cut and discussion of the highly acclaimed film "The Act of Killing." This important and hauntingly original documentary portrays the 1965 state-sponsored mass killings in Indonesia, from the killers' point of view. The film has received five-star reviews and accolades from a myriad of publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, Variety and others. As The Boston Globe's Janice Page writes, "See this film. I can't be any more direct."

Following the screening, we'll host a discussion with one of Indonesia's leading writers, Laksmi Pamuntjak, on the film's impact in Indonesia. Laksmi is the author of the best-selling novel Amba, which also revolves around the mass killings of 1965, and she is part of a growing effort to recover Indonesia's hidden history. Amba will appear in English this year under the title, The Question of Red.

Refreshments will be served.

Film screening: 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Discussion: 4:15pm - 5:00pm

About the film:

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers, and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

"An extraordinary portrayal of genocide. To the inevitable question: what were they thinking, Joshua Oppenheimer provides an answer. It starts as a dreamscape, an attempt to allow the perpetrators to reenact what they did, and then something truly amazing happens. The dream dissolves into nightmare and then into bitter reality. An amazing and impressive film."
- Errol Morris

To read more about the film and director's cut, visit the following links:

http://theactofkilling.com/news/
http://theactofkilling.co.uk/Directors-Tour

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09/12/2013 Rudin Breakfast Series: Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: A Context for the Next Twenty Year Needs

Join the Rudin Center and the MTA's Director of Special Project Development & Planning, William Wheeler, for a discussion on MTA's changing ridership patterns and growing transit demands.

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09/10/2013 Conflict, Security and Development Series - Fall 2013 - Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Security Council – Implications for the Protection of Civilians Agenda

Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Security Council – Implications for the Protection of Civilians Agenda
with Anne-Marie Goetz, Chief Advisor, Peace and Security, UN Women

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09/09/2013 Launch of the Asian Development Bank’s Report: Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Launch of the Asian Development Bank’s Report: Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
Presented by NYU Wagner's Office for International Programs and the Wagner Food Policy Alliance

In Asia and the Pacific, food security is being fundamentally altered, as patterns of food consumption and production change alongside global trends—like climate change—in sustaining agricultural output. After 2 decades of positive change, the region is still home to more than 60% of the world’s hungry.

Join us for an intimate discussion with Cyn-Young Park. As Assistant Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division at the ADB, Mr. Park led the team that produced the recent and important report, "Food Security in Asia and the Pacific." The discussion with include a conversation on the potential policy solutions to achieving food security in the region.

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09/06/2013 Policy Memo Bootcamp: 60 minutes of tips and trick to help you master the memo

Policy Memo Bootcamp: 60 minutes of tips and trick to help you master the memo

Join Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Scott Fritzen for a special presentation on policy memo writing.

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