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02/08/2013 Language Matters: A workshop on public service, identity, and how we use language

Language Matters: A workshop on public service, identity, and how we use language
Presented by Stonewall Policy Alliance

Language matters. This workshop will engage participants to think critically around issues of identity and language within the context of their public service careers. The workshop will draw direct links between language and its impact on public work, and to provide tools for students to sustain these discussions and thoughts post-workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by ALAS, BSA, WWC, and WISS.

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02/05/2013 Kenya's Constitutional Devolution: Challenges for State Reform and the 2013 Elections

Kenya's Constitutional Devolution: Challenges for State Reform and the 2013 Elections

with Paul Smoke, professor of public finance and planning and director of international programs at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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01/29/2013 Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "Divergent Cosmos"

Gallery Space at Wagner: Opening Reception for "Divergent Cosmos"

Please join us in celebrating the opening reception for Divergent Cosmos, our Winter-2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Divergent Cosmos features printmaking and mixed-media works by NYU Steinhardt artists Amritha Berger and Michelle Lim.

Berger and Lim's first-time collaboration presents us with an imaginative cosmos of mystical landscapes and mysterious paraphernalia. The resulting display of etchings, screen prints, and mixed-media pieces invites viewers to examine the artists' mediations on nature, the human condition, and the unknown.

Divergent Cosmos is co-presented by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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01/29/2013 Democratization in Indonesia: An Assessment
Democratization in Indonesia: An Assessment with Marcus Mietzner, Australia National University.


Marcus Mietzner, one of leading scholars on Indonesia at The Australia National University, has just finished a book on Indonesian political parties and the role they have played in the nation's transition from authoritarianism to democracy. 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.
 

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12/12/2012 Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation

Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation
Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

What's new in transportation? Join the NYU Rudin Center for a fun, 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:

- Jesse Friedman, Google : The stigma of bus ridership
- Matt Healy, Foursquare: Moving around NYC
- Susi Wunsch, Velojoy: Women and bicycling
- Raz Schwartz, Rutgers: Social media and neighborhood connectivity
- Jamyn Edis and Brian Langel, Dash: App demo
- David Mahfouda, Weeels: Transportation is Media
- Taylor Reiss, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Select Bus Service

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12/12/2012 Book Talk by Professor Rae Zimmerman - Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection

Book Talk by Professor Rae Zimmerman - Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection.
Presented by the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) Region 2,  NYU Wagner, the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), and NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.

Professor Rae Zimmerman will be giving a talk about her new book, Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 978 1 84980 020 4. 2012. Publisher’s Link: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_mainUS.lasso?id=13884

From the Publisher:
Effective means of transport are critical under both normal and extreme conditions, but modern transport systems are subject to many diverse demands. This pathbreaking book uniquely draws together the typically conflicting arenas of transport, the environment and security, and provides collective solutions to their respective issues and challenges.

For more information and to RSVP, click here

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12/11/2012 Education and the Criminal Justice System: Change from Within

Education and the Criminal Justice System: Change from Within
Presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) and Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

SCJR and WEPSA invite you to learn from the experiences of two pivotal figures in the criminal justice field who were instrumental in implementing secondary education in a NY prison.

In the mid-90's, over 350 college programs in prisons were shut down and a new provision denied incarcerated men and women access to Pell Grants. However, at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women located in Westchester County, NY, an Inmate Committee, the Superintendent and a group of colleges and universities fought to bring back college-in-prison in 1997. Kathy Boudin and Cheryl Wilkins, both formerly incarcerated at BHCF during this time, will discuss how they successfully advocated for change in an institutional setting and share their tools and lessons learned. The event will allow audience members to practice advocacy techniques and take away ideas for how to effectively implement change in whatever context they're working in.

Pizza and wine will be provided!

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12/10/2012 Protecting What's Ours: Youth, Climate Activism and Human Rights

Protecting What's Ours: Youth, Climate Activism and Human Rights
Presented by Global Kids, Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA), and Wagner Management and Leadership Organization (WMLO)

Panel discussion exploring the intersection of climate change and recovery, youth activism, environmental justice and human rights. Moderated by a team of high school students who participated at the Rio+20 conference earlier this year.

Confirmed panelists include: 
Kelly Matheson, Witness, Program Manager for Americas
Lonna Dawson, Educator, Alliance for Climate Education
Julien Terrell, WEACT for Environmental Justice
Dave Syfrain, Global Kids youth activist 
Masiel Perez, Global Kids youth activist

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12/07/2012 Afrobeat Night

Afrobeat Night
Presented by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

Afrobeat Night is a celebration of Africa and her rich culture with music and spoken word showcasing Africa's history and our hope for her future. Afrobeat is a mixture of traditional Yoruba music, highlife funk and chanted lyrics, fused with drumming and vocal styles, which started in Africa in the 1970s by the renowned Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, social artist/advocate and bandleader, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

This end of the year party features Osekre and the Lucky Bastards. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and friends! Alcohol will be served- cash bar only.

See a performance by Osekre and the Lucky Bastards here.

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12/07/2012 Summer Courses Abroad Info Session

Summer Courses Abroad Info Session
Presented by Wagner Office for International Programs

Please join us to learn more from faculty and staff about Wagner's Summer 2013 Summer Course Abroad offerings.

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12/06/2012 WFPA Open Board Meeting

WFPA Open Board Meeting
Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)

Please join us for our 2012 open board meeting. Join the WFPA board to chat about events you would like to see next semester and find out how you can get involved. Wine will be provided.

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12/05/2012 Economic Development, Security and Politics in Africa

Economic Development, Security and Politics in Africa
Presented by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

With the notable economic development in most Africa countries, which has contributed to top-line GDP growth, the benefits have not penetrated down fast enough. Many researchers believe that economic development is a product of security and politics- democratic governance, however, ever since the liberalization of markets, many actors argue that there is no association between economic development, security and politics-democratic governance, citing the example of the Asia tigers (China, Malaysia, Indonesia etc).

Does Africa have enough time for the benefits of this fast economic development to reach the poorest people? What role does security and politics- democratic governance play in this discourse?

Ambassador Campbell will expose participants to the correlation between economic development, Security and Politics- democratic development in Africa. And moving forward, what should Africa nations be doing to sustain and build upon the current state of development in the region. This session is structured to hear your view (s) about the subject. Ambassador Campbell will be speaking for 15-20 minutes followed by 30-35 minutes of Q&A.

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12/03/2012 WSAFA & BSA Presents: A Film titled "Yesterday".

Film Screening: Yesterday
Presented by the Black Student Association (BSA) and the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

In honor of Aids Day & World Aids Awareness week join BSA & WSAFA for the screening of Yesterday. It tells the story of a young mother, called Yesterday (played by Leleti Khumalo), who discovers she has AIDS. Her husband, a migrant mine laborer, who originally gave her the disease, rejects her.
Her ambition becomes to live long enough to see her daughter, Beauty, go to school.

This film is the first commercial feature-length production in Zulu.

Watch the film's trailer here.

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12/03/2012 The Legal Implications of Money Movement in Africa

The Legal Implications of Money Movement in Africa
Presented by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

This event, constructed of two parts, will discuss the overall aspect of remittances (Money flowing into Africa from all around the world) and the international aspects of such.

The purpose of this event is to show that remittances have overtaken FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and ODA (Official Debt Assistance).

About the Speaker, Dr. Felix Lessambo

Dr. Felix Lessambo is a professor at St. John’s University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He specializes in the areas of International Tax, International Finance, Capital Market Institutions, Financial Statements Analysis, Transfer pricing, and European Union Tax. He has authored three books (i) Taxation of International Business Transactions, (ii) Fundamentals of European Union Direct Tax, and (iii) Fundamentals of Hedge funds: Alternative Investment Vehicles. Dr. Lessambo is also the co-author of two Best-selling BNA Special reports on Real Estate Investment Trusts, and Hedge Funds. He lectures on the areas of expertise aforementioned and provides consulting services to entities.

Dr. Lessambo’s academic interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Corporate Finance; International Business Banking Institutions; Capital Markets & Institutions; International Business Structuring with the EU, China and the Far East.
His areas of Consulting extend to Contract laws (Common law and civil law), Corporate laws, Private Equity.

For more info visit: http://www.felixlessambo.com/About_Dr__Lessambo.html

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11/30/2012 BSA & ALAS Present: The Story of HIV/AIDS and Minorities in America

BSA & ALAS Present: The Story of HIV/AIDS and Minorities in America

The forum will entail the following topics for discussion:
- General factors contributing to the disproportionate rate among Black and
Latinos affected with HIV/AIDS, when compared to all other races.
- Factors contributing to disproportionate rates of HIV/AIDS among women of
color.
- Protective and resiliency factors among Black MSM; including the behavioral, psychological, socio-cultural, and biomedical risk factors contributing to the HIV epidemic.
The forum would also like to feature personal compelling stories of persons affected with the virus/disease. This portion of the forum will be entitled, “Faces of HIV/AIDS.

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11/30/2012 WHN Health Issues Student Chat Series

WHN Health Issues Student Chat Series
Presented by Wagner Health Network (WHN)

WHN's Health Issues Chat Series will be led by a student or co-led by a faculty member in an effort to provide presentation skill development for students, as well as exposure to major topics in health care. This will allow students in various courses to come together to discuss their thoughts in a supportive and informal setting.

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11/28/2012 Documentary Screening: Passport to the Future: Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration

Documentary Screening: Passport to the Future: Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration
Presented by Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR)

SCJR will be screening the short documentary, Passport to the Future: Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration. The film is about barriers to college admissions for applicants with criminal records.

A discussion and Q&A with those involved in production will follow the 30 minute documentary. Popcorn and snacks will be provided!

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11/27/2012 Social Media and Hurricane Sandy

Social Media and Hurricane Sandy
Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and the University Transportation Research Center

From the front lines of Hurricane Sandy, New York’s transportation providers delivered information, images and video nonstop. Both official and informal information services emerged on social media networks to convey clearly the extent of infrastructure damage, and how New Yorkers could expect to get around. Join the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation to hear these social media leaders’ stories and lessons learned. Panelists will include:
• Aaron Donovan, MTA
• JP Chan, MTA
• Robin Lester Kenton, NYC DOT
• Ben Kabak, Second Ave Sagas
• Tyson Evans, The New York Times

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11/20/2012 WHN Speed Networking Event with HLNY

WHN Speed Networking Event with HLNY
Presented by Wagner Health Network (WHN) and Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY)

In partnership with the American College of Healthcare Executives' (ACHE) New York Chapter we invite students to connect with healthcare professionals who will provide career and resume advice to students.

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11/16/2012 Salsa Night with SPA and ALAS

Salsa Night with SPA and ALAS

The purpose of this event is driven by (1) the goal of connecting allies, LGBTQ students, students of various cultural backgrounds and the wider NYC community in learning salsa steps, and (2) incorporating a critical discussion of the place, both historical and contemporary, of same-sex pairs in ballroom dance in formal competition and/or informal settings, and (3) to get people dancing salsa!

Simone Asseboeck, an instructor from Stepping Out Studios NYC will lead the group in basic salsa techniques and discussions around same-sex pair dancing. For more information, click here.

Snacks, wine and fun will be plentiful!

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11/15/2012 Lunch Hour NYC and A Salad Story

Lunch Hour NYC and A Salad Story
Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) and the Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture (SNEAC)

SNEAC board member Tatiana Bryant and the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)’s Alisa Ahmadian team up to lead a trip to the New York Public Library for a tour of the Lunch Hour NYC exhibit and A Salad Story lecture. At noon on 11/15 we will join the public tour of the exhibit and then attend the public talk at 1.15PM. We may also get coffee between the two events or after.

More info on the talk:
http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/node/177163?lref=36%2Fcalendar
More info on exhibit:
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/lunch-hour-nyc-0
More info on speaker:
http://www.foodandcommunityfellows.org/fellow/judith-weinraub

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11/14/2012 The Wisdom of Transportation Crowds

The Wisdom of Transportation Crowds
Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

When transportation users see a gap in the services provided by the public and private sectors, they fill it. Join the NYU Rudin Center for a panel discussion about crowdsourcing, community organizing and technology to improve mobility in the New York region from the ground up. Panelists will include:

- John Raskin, Riders Alliance
- Robin Lester Kenton, NYC DOT: Bike Share
- Jeff Maki, OpenPlans: Trip Planner Kickstarter for iOS6
- Sarah Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center (moderator)

This event is co-sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center

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11/12/2012 An Evening with Dirtcandy

An Evening with Dirtcandy
Presented by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)

Amanda Cohen, award-winning vegetarian chef talks to us about all things vegetables, running her popular East Village restaurant and her new comic-style cookbook "Dirtcandy: The Cookbook".

Reception and book signing will follow.

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11/07/2012 Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation

Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation
Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

Due to Hurricane Sandy, we are rescheduling this event for a later date in November or December. As soon as we have rescheduled the event we will notify you of the new date. We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be a great discussion (with fresh insight!) about the future of mobility.

What's new in transportation? Join the NYU Rudin Center for a fun, 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:

- Jesse Friedman, Google : The stigma of bus ridership
- Guillaume Charny-Brunet, FaberNovel: 1.6 billion rides
- Matt Healy, Foursquare: Moving around NYC
- Susi Wunsch, Velojoy: Women and bicycling
- Raz Schwartz, Rutgers: Social media and neighborhood connectivity
- Jamyn Edis and Brian Langel, Dash: App demo
- Projjal Dutta, MTA: Taking the Car out of Carbon
- David Mahfouda, Weeels: Transportation is Media
- Aaron Sugiura, NYC DOT, Select Bus Service

This event is co-sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center

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11/02/2012 Wagner Leadership Academy: Session 2

Wagner Leadership Academy: Session 2

WLA is offered through a partnership between RCLA, the Wagner Dean’s Office, Student Affairs, and the Wagner Student Association, to broaden student leaders’ understanding of leadership and enhance leadership capacity by providing: space for reflection about leadership in their roles; opportunities to learn from peers on effective approaches to leadership challenges; and tools to bring back to apply in the work of student organizations at the School and beyond.

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