Myanmar at a Crossroads: Transitions Shaping Myanmar's Future
Join us and Lex Rieffel, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for a discussion on the forces shaping Myanmar's future. Myanmar's strategic location, as well as its three, ongoing simultaneous transitions: from conflict to peace, from military to civilian rule, and from a closed to an open economy have tremendous implications for NGOs and other international organizations operating within the country. Mr. Rieffel, an economist and noted Southeast Asia expert will discuss the upcoming national election on November 8 that may bring to power a government led by the National League for Democracy, the party of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. After the discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with members of the New York Chapter of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Speaker: Lex Rieffel, Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institute
Admissions Information Session - NYU Wagner
Sponsored by the Office of Admission
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
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.
Measures of Public Infrastructure Service Sector Recovery from Disasters
Measures of Public Infrastructure Service Sector Recovery from Disasters
Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015
The wide range of frequent disasters the world has experienced and is expected to experience point to the need for responses that reduce consequences that complement efforts to reduce the initial causes of these events. Society is dependent on public services, such as transportation, electric power, and communication to reduce the consequences of such hazards throughout the time period over which a disaster occurs and especially following a disaster in order to rebound quickly. First, measures of recovery are presented for electric power and mass transit to capture patterns of recovery for service users in extreme events. Second, ways of reducing consequences based on introducing service flexibility are provided. Finally, some fundamental barriers to introducing effective approaches to rapid recovery are introduced in terms of institutional arrangements and human behavior that will need to be overcome to reduce the consequences of disasters in the coming years.
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Reflections on the Jokowi Administration
Co-Sponsored by the New York Network on Southeast Asia and the Wagner Office of International Programs
Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Join us for an informal discussion with Professor Marcus Meitzner of the Australian National University on the Jokowi Administration since its inception in October, 2014.
Marcus Mietzner, one of leading scholars on Indonesia at The Australia National University, has recently published Jokowi, Rise of a Polite Populist in Inside Indonesia and Jokowi's Challenge: The Structural Problems of Governance in Democratic Indonesia in Governance. 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.
2015 Capstone Expo
Presented by NYU Wagner
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Capstone program is a valuable service that NYU Wagner proudly offers to the city, the region, and the world. Join us for this year’s Capstone Expo, where students will display summaries of their work.
American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Studio Presentations
Presented by the APA New York Metro Chapter and Wagner Urban Planning Student Association
Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
Select groups from NYU Wagner, Columbia, Pratt, Rutgers, and Hunter will present their Capstone work at the annual APA NY Metro Studio Presentations. This is a great opportunity to support your classmates, learn about Capstone, and see the studio work being done in other planning programs. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Price of Healthcare: Why so much variability and so little transparency?
Sponsored by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Join NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied as she moderates a conversation about the transparency and variability in healthcare systems today. There is no need to RSVP; this event is open to the public.
There is no need to RSVP; this event is open to the public.
Red Rabbit--Healthy Neighborhoods and the School Lunch Program
Sponsored by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Wagner Food Policy Alliance will travel to Harlem on Tuesday, May 5th from 12-1:30 PM to learn about innovative approaches to school lunch reform in the private sector. We'll discuss the operational processes of running a food-oriented start-up, nutritional standards established by Red Rabbit, and efforts within our community to improve the learning experience for children by offering a nutritious, satisfying lunch program. The program will conclude with a tour of the kitchen, where thousands of school lunches are made from scratch everyday.
Speakers will include Rebecca Gildiner (Founder/CEO), Jennifer Kim (operations manager) and John Bashant (nutrition compliance).
All participants will meet at the Red Rabbit office in the Teem Coworking conference room. Additional details are listed below:
**This event will be capped at 20 participants.
Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship Lecture featuring Anthony M. Bertelli
Who Are the Policy Workers and What Are They Doing? A Citizen’s Perspective on Democratic Accountability in Modern Governance
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Anthony M. Bertelli, NYU Wagner Professor of the Politics of Public Policy and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, will discuss when and why accountability, an important but elusive democratic value, works from a citizen’s perspective. In the landscape of contemporary governance, it is often difficult for citizens to answer two essential questions: Who is bringing the benefit of policies to the citizen? What are they doing in the process? Popular accountability rests on those questions, and their answers have important incentives for the politicians who represent us.
About the Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship:
This event is part of NYU Wagner's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Champions of Change Public Service Forum: Is the Idea of the President as Public Servant Obsolete?
Sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness
Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness
A civic conversation about reforming state government to improve integrity and effectiveness
Presented by NYU Wagner
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
9:30am - 10:00am | Registration & Coffee
10:00am - 12:00pm | Morning Panel
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm | Afternoon Panel
Over the last year, public concern over the effectiveness and integrity of state government has become intense and widespread. State government is commonly described as “systematically corrupt” and “dysfunctional,” and charges against elected officials are cited as evidence of a broader breakdown of ethical and political standards. Increasingly, attention has turned to how underlying structural and institutional issues impede the State's progress. Improving governance in Albany is critical, as we depend on State government to address a set of serious issues affecting New Yorkers.
Can Albany move forward despite recent allegations of corruption and governance challenges?
Join us for an engaging day with a broad range of experts—including elected officials, nonprofit leaders, advocates, and journalists—who understand the structures, politics, values, and motivations that exist within New York State government. The panelists will engage in a grounded, nonpartisan, honest conversation about how governance in Albany can be improved from a legal, ethical, and institutional perspective.
Lunch will be served.
Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; former Chair of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions (2002-2010); former NY State Assemblyman (1983-2010)
Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner
Richard Ravitch, former Lieutenant Governor of New York (2009-2010)
Morning Panel: Political, Unethical, and Illegal Behaviors—Where are the Lines?
Richard Briffault, Chair, New York City Conflicts of Interest Board
Peter Goldmark, former Chairman and CEO of The International Herald Tribune (1998-2003); former President of the Rockefeller Foundation (1988-1997); former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (1977-1985)
Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause
Cy Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney
Afternoon Panel: How Can Albany Work Better?
Ken Auletta, Contributor, The New Yorker
Mary Louise Mallick, former Director of Finance, Senate Independent Democratic Conference; former New York State First Deputy Comptroller (2007-2013)
Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, New York
Bill Thompson, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Managing Director at Siebert Brandford Shank & Company, LLC; former New York City Comptroller (2002-2009)
WHN Student Chat Series: Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver
Sponsored by the Wagner Health Network
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
WHN is happy to announce our final student chat series of the 2014-2015 school year. WHN will host Katja Iverson, CEO of Women Deliver. Women Deliver is an international women's rights advocacy organization that focuses on safe motherhood, gender equality, women's health and youth advocacy. Women Deliver hosts the world's largest conference on Women's rights and advocacy every 3 years. Please join Katja and WHN for a frank discussion on Women Deliver, the work they are doing, and the current state of women's rights with a global perspective.
Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - The ASEAN Way: The Next Phase of Regionalization in Southeast Asia
Organized by the Indonesian Students Association and Singapore Students Association
Co-Sponsored by NYU Wagner, the New York Southeast Asia Network, and International Relations Society of NYU
ASEAN leaders look to conclude the ASEAN Economic Community in the coming months, deepening economic integration by bringing diverse economies into a common market. But with the rising affluence and power of East Asian countries like China and India, ASEAN’s political unity will be further tested to conclude its code of conduct for the South China Sea later this year, an issue that has caused significant unrest in many ASEAN countries. Will ASEAN take this challenge as an opportunity
Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State
Sponsored by the Dean's Office
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Political scientist Samuel DeCanio examines how political elites used high levels of voter ignorance to create a new type of regulatory state with lasting implications for American politics. Focusing on the expansion of bureaucratic regulatory authority in late nineteenth century America, DeCanio’s exhaustive archival research examines electoral politics, the Treasury Department’s control over monetary policy, and the Interstate Commerce Commission’s regulation of railroads, to examine how conservative politicians created a new type of bureaucratic state to insulate policy decisions from popular control.
Samuel DeCanio, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Resident Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
Dr. DeCanio studies American politics, focusing on American political development, democratic theory, representation, state formation, regulatory policy, and public opinion. He is the author of Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State (forthcoming, Yale University Press), which examines popular control over the creation of the American regulatory state. His current research focuses on questions involving state formation, democratic theory, American progressivism, and how high levels of voter ignorance influence domestic and international politics. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Critical Review, Journal of Politics, Party Politics, and Studies in American Political Development.
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12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Climate Finance
In partnership with the Alliance for Climate Change and Environment (ACE)
Addressing climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. While its effect is universal, climate change disproportionately harms the world's poor. Major financial investments, guided by equitable policies, are essential in order to transition to a low-carbon and resilient global economy. This panel will address climate finance initiatives that target multiple stakeholders, including engaging with local governments and changing consumer behavior.
12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - The Social Enterprise: From Impact Investing to Execution
In partnership with the Wagner Impact Investing Network (WIIN)
In an environment where both impact and profitability are important, there has been a growing sector of financial professionals involved in impact investing. The aim of the panel is to discuss how ideas succeed and why investors are interested in specific causes. This will also explore issues around impact measurement and returns on investment, while maintaining a focus on the benefits to international development.
12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Participatory Budgeting and Social Audit
In partnership with the Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA)
In an era of increased information and the availability of data, participatory budgeting is democratizing the deliberation and decision-making process in municipal and public budgeting and finance. Citizens are able to identify, discuss, and prioritize public projects which leads to a more participatory democracy. This panel will address the role of participatory budgeting and the social audit process as they relate to the latest developments and trends in this field.
12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Afternoon Breakout Session - Food Security & Agriculture
Sustainable solutions to increasing food security and advancing agricultural productivity are essential for increasing global economic growth. This panel will address partnerships, building, and, the current innovative financing trend to support agricultural development.
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12th Annual IPSA Summit: Financing for Development - Opening Session, Main Panel, Lunch and Keynote Address
Opening remarks for the 2015 Summit followed by the Main Panel including Brian Caouette, Managing Director of On Frontiers; David Jackson, UNCDF; and Daniel Platz, UNDESA. Lunch will be provided in addition to snacks and refreshments included throughout the day. The Keynote address will be made by Barbara Samuels of The Global Clearinghouse.
Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia Series - Spring 2015 - Women on the Front Lines: Indigenous Peoples' Rights & The Future of Development
Indigenous Peoples constitute 5% of the world’s peoples and protect 80% of the world's biodiversity. On the heels of the unprecedented Fall 2014 World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, join participants in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to discuss the future of development and the contemporary challenges facing the struggle for indigenous peoples rights.
Alicia Cahuiya - Ecuador
Second Collective Leadership Network Workshop - Registration & Public Event
Workshop registration will be followed by a public event that serves as the official launch of the scholarly workshop on April 24
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Alumni Perspective
Presented by Wagner Philanthropy, the Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association, Alliance for Climate Change and the Environment, and the Pan Asian Students’ Association
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Please join us to hear a panel of alumni leaders in the corporate social responsibility sphere, discuss social entrepreneurship, strategic grantmaking, corporate volunteerism, measuring impact, how to transition to a career in corporate social responsibility after graduation, how to prepare for a career in corporate social responsibility while matriculated at NYU, and how to pitch innovative corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies in the private sector.
Networking reception to follow.