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12/05/2011 Guest Lecture Series: Beth Brooke

Beth Brooke
As Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at Ernst & Young, Beth Brooke has public policy responsibility for the firm’s operations in 140 countries and relations with regulators, policymakers and capital market stakeholders. She has been named as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes magazine for three years in a row, and the 2009 “Women of the Year” by Concern Worldwide. She serves on numerous boards and public policy advisory councils, is a Pathways Envoy for the U.S. State Department and is a member of the Audit Advisor Committee for the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. delegation to the UN Commission of the Status of Women.

12/02/2011 Spotlight on Burma: Screenings of "Happy World" and "From Burma to New York" and Discussion

Spotlight on Burma: Screenings of "Happy World" and "From Burma to New York" and Discussion

Join APASA and IPSA for a screening of "Happy World: Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd,” which exposes the senselessness of the military dictatorship in Burma by focusing on how its policies affect Burmese civilians. The 2009 film, directed by Gael Bordier and Tristan Mendes-France presents a fresh and original trip through Burma.

The film will be followed by a selection of short videos from the multimedia project “From Burma to New York,” spotlighting Burmese refugees’ arrival in New York, the challenges they encounter and the different paths they take.
Please join us for a great discussion with "From Burma to New York" directors Karen Zraick and Lam Thuy Vo, and Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director of the Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundations. Aung-Thwin is also on the Asia Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch and a trustee of the Burma Studies Foundations, which oversees the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University.

11/30/2011 Opening Reception for "how ounces become tons" at the Gallery Space at Wagner

Opening Reception for "how ounces become tons" at the Gallery Space at Wagner

NYU Wagner, in partnership with NYU Steinhardt, is pleased to present "how ounces become tons," the second exhibition of the 2011-2012 season at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Curated by Ann Chwatsky and Frankie Crescioni-Santoni, this dynamic and intriguing exhibit features drawings and mixed-media works by studio artist Joseph Imhauser.

With "how ounces become tons," Imhauser presents us with a collection of intricately detailed drawings focusing on what he denominates as idiosyncratic patterns. The pieces seek to explore issues of origin, formation, and assimilation of pattern-based shapes, as well as their incursion into their immediate environment and our everyday lives.

Joseph Imhauser is an artist, musician, and community organizer. He graduated from CalArts in 2005 and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Arts at NYU Steinhardt (MFA 2012). His artworks, performances, and videos have been featured at numerous venues both locally and internationally.

11/30/2011 Shifting School Lunch Policies

Shifting School Lunch Policies

co-sponsored by the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association
and the Wagner Food Policy Alliance

·         Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

·         1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese

·         On average, children will eat 2,300 lunches in school cafeterias

·         Much of a student’s long term nutrition is determined by school district lunch offerings

·         Congress recently rejected the first changes recommended by the USDA in 15 years to the school lunch program


Please join us for a discussion of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, USDA school lunch priorities, and ideas on how to shift student demand.

Current Panelists:

Lisa Keise Miller, Revolution Foods, Regional Vice President New York/New Jersey.

Beth Dixon, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director of the Public Health Nutrition concentration of the Community Public Health Program in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at NYU

Ian Marvy, Executive Director, Added Value and Herban Solutions, Inc

11/29/2011 Global Perspectives of Road Safety: A conversation with public health expert Dr. Kelly J. Henning, Director of Public Health Programs for Bloomberg Philanthropies

Global Perspectives of Road Safety: A conversation with public health expert Dr. Kelly J. Henning, Director of Public Health Programs for Bloomberg Philanthropies

Presented by NYU's Rudin Center and the Wagner Alumni in Philanthropy Affinity group

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Kelly Henning, Director of Public Health Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, as she discusses road safety in a global perspective. Dr. Henning will talk about the current state of road safety in low- and middle income countries, and share information about the Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program.

With more than 20 years experience in epidemiology and public health, Dr. Henning was the Director of the newly formed Division of Epidemiology at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2003 - 2006 before joining Bloomberg Philanthropies in January 2007. Currently, Dr. Henning directs all public health programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, including the $375 million Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use -- a global project aimed at curbing the tobacco epidemic in low and middle income countries, and the $125 million Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program, a global project aimed at decreasing road traffic deaths and injuries, and improving mobility and road infrastructure in 10 low and middle income countries.

11/28/2011 Guest Lecture Series: E. Benjamin Skinner

E. Benjamin Skinner
E. Benjamin Skinner is an award-winning author and journalist, and a senior fellow at Brandeis University studying the U.S. and global political economies, specializing in modern-day slavery. In researching his book, A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern-Day Slavery, which received numerous accolades including the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, he observed the negotiations for sale of human beings on four continents. He will share his experiences documenting modern slavery around the world, and discuss promising local and international efforts for ending it.

11/19/2011 Bridge Presents the Social Enterprise Bootcamp

Bridge Presents the Social Enterprise Bootcamp

Sponsored by Bridge: Students for Social Innovation, in collaboration with Columbia University's SIPA Net Impact Chapter, the School for Visual Arts, and the NYU Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association (LSEA)

The Social Enterprise Boot Camp is a series of participatory, practical workshops where current and aspiring social entrepreneurs will learn from pioneers in social enterprise how to sharpen the tools and build the relationships they need to get social ventures off the ground.

The Social Enterprise Boot Camp caters to entrepreneurs with a clear idea of what they want to build, as well as those who are still in the process of figuring out their venture ideas. Workshops are organized along four thematic tracks--Conceive, Implement, Communicate, Evaluate--that offer relevant content regardless of the stage of the venture.

For more information, please visit:

To attend, participants MUST register and pay using the following link:

Date: November 19-20, 2011

NYU Law; School of Visual Arts; Columbia University

NYU Students: $65
Non-students: $95
Speed Networking/Reception only: $25
*Please note: prices will increase as the date approaches

For more information, please visit:

11/17/2011 Sweet Developments: Fair Trade Chocolate in Ghana in the 21st Century

Sweet Developments: Fair Trade Chocolate in Ghana in the 21st Century

Join Divine Chocolate, the International Public Service Association (IPSA), Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA), Wagner Office of International Programs and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition in a presentation and discussion with members of the Kuapa Kokoo Cocoa Cooperative.

Ghana is the world's second largest producer of cocoa after Ivory Coast and cocoa is its largest agricultural export. Kuapa Kokoo is a cocoa farmers' cooperative founded in 1993 and now represents over 45,000 cocoa farmer households. It is the major fair trade farmers cooperative in cocoa and in 1998, Kuapa Kokoo, in partnership with other organizations, formed its own marketing organization, Divine Chocolate, which markets fair trade chocolate products worldwide. Established first in the UK, its subsidiary Divine Chocolate-USA was established in 2007, and the cooperative owns nearly half of the company . Since its founding, Kuapa Kokoo has enforced gender quotas for representation at all levels of governance. Its current president, Christiana Ohene-Agyare, was elected in 2010.

Fatima Ali, Sectretary of the National Executive Council of Kuapa Kokoo, and Felicia Mensah, Cocoa farmer and member of Kuapa Kokoo, will join NYU Wagner and present about their experiences.

Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:15pm, followed by a reception.

11/17/2011 The Greatest Grid: On Making and Remaking New York
The Greatest Grid: On Making and Remaking New York An Inaugural University Professorship Lecture presented by Hilary Ballon

NYU Provost David W. McLaughlin and NYU Wagner Dean Ellen Schall cordially invite you to attend an Inaugural University Professorship Lecture presented by Hilary Ballon, Deputy Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi and Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.   At the center of Hilary Ballon’s work as an architectural and urban historian are both a love of cities and a quest to understand the interaction of the built environment and city life.  The University Professorship Lecture draws from her current work: a book and exhibition entitled The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan 1811-2011, opening at the Museum of the City of New York on December 5. 

A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

Registration is now closed for this event.  You must be registered to attend. 

11/16/2011 Concrete State of Mind: How Great Streets Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

Concrete State of Mind: How Great Streets Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

Presented by NYU's Rudin Center, Transportation Alternatives, the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Transportation Association

It's obvious that when streets are built for walking and biking, it's easier for New Yorkers to be active. But did you know that streets designed for active transportation can also improve mental cognition and neighborhood social bonds? And how do designers reclaim iconic streets like Broadway in Times Square as places for people? Find out more over breakfast and a panel discussion with experts in health, transportation, and urban design.


Claire Fellman, Times Square Project Manager, Snohetta AS

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Professor, Columbia University

Andrew Mondschien, Research Scientist, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management

Moderator: Matt Seaton, Editor, The Guardian

11/15/2011 Beyond Borders and Detainment: Building Support for Immigrants’ Rights and Immigration Reform in the U.S.

Beyond Borders and Detainment: Building Support for Immigrants’ Rights and Immigration Reform in the U.S.

Presented by the Women of Color Policy Network.

Arizona’s SB 1070 law and the copycat bills that followed marked a significant turning point in the national call for comprehensive immigration reform. Though many anti-immigrant measures were ultimately unsuccessful, in large part due to successful advocacy campaigns and strategies led by and with immigrant communities, they made the need for action at the federal level more urgent and underscored the importance of building support for immigrants’ rights in the states.

As a result of the lack of federal comprehensive immigration reform and surge of anti-immigrant policies, the voter turnout in Latino communities in the 2012 elections is uncertain. Recent polls have shown that U.S. immigration policy is the most important issue to Latino voters, beating out even the economy and jobs. Though some states have taken up their own DREAM Acts – one aspect of reform that many immigration advocates are pushing – federal reform remains stalled in Congress and is likely to influence the political choices of Latino voters, especially in key battleground states.

Join leaders and supporters of the immigrants’ rights movement as they discuss the critical components of comprehensive immigration reform, address the prospects for reform leading up to and following the 2012 elections, and share opportunities for supporting positive immigration policies and advocacy strategies that strengthen and protect the economic security of immigrant women, their families, and communities.


• Kemi Bello, Dream Activist, Undocumented Students Action and Resource Network
• Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Co-Founder of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights
• Joanne Lin, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
• Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

• Suman Raghunathan, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Progressive States Network

11/14/2011 Engaging the Public: Interactives Designed for Social Impact

Engaging the Public: Interactives Designed for Social Impact

Presented by NYU Wagner, the Urban Planning Students Association, and the Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture

Join us for a panel presentation and discussion with team members from Local Projects, a New York-based media design firm for museums and public spaces.  Hear about their approach to designing for interactive programs and environments that engage individuals around social issues.  They will share about their designs for the Urbanology game at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, their Change By Us program for New York City, and other unique, civic-minded projects.

Speakers from Local Projects:
Ian Curry, Director of Interaction Design
Katie Lee, Art Director
Daniel Liss, Project Director 

11/11/2011 WEPSA & Education Pioneers Networking Reception

WEPSA & Education Pioneers Networking Reception

Please join WEPSA and Education Pioneers at a networking reception directly following the Careers in Education Panel. Take this opportunity to learn more about the Education Pioneers experience directly from alumni and staff, to network with others interested in education policy, and to talk with WEPSA board members about a variety of NYC education opportunities.

11/10/2011 Brademas Center: Symposium on the Humanities (Florence)


11/08/2011 AIDS and the New Global Health Agenda: A Discussion with Laurie Garrett
AIDS and the New Global Health Agenda:
A Discussion with Laurie Garrett   Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner & the Wagner Health Network   Following an unprecedented mobilization of resources for HIV, some 7 million people have started life-saving treatment in low- and middle-income countries, new infections and AIDS-associated deaths are down globally, and important progress has been made in vaccine and microbicide research. Still, fewer than half the people who need treatment are receiving it, two new infections occur for every person who starts treatment, and AIDS claims nearly 2 million lives annually. Sub-Saharan Africa remains disproportionately affected with two-thirds of all people living with HIV, half of all new infections, and nearly three-quarters of all AIDS-related deaths. Meanwhile, the lingering global economic malaise is squeezing donor and domestic budgets alike, and a global shift in focus from HIV to health systems and other important health concerns, including acute pandemics and non-communicable diseases, may jeopardize hard-won gains. It’s an ambivalent picture that portends an uncertain future.   Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow and global health expert Laurie Garrett will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the global AIDS response and other global health priorities with UNAIDS Technical Advisor and Wagner Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy Peter Navario.   A reception will immediately follow.

For those unable to attend in person, this event will be streamed live from our website


Tweet your questions to @NYUWagner with the hashtag #GarrettEvent 

11/08/2011 Across Party Lines: Voting and Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

Across Party Lines: Voting and Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

Presented by the Women of Color Policy Network.

In the 2008 election, voter turnout was at the highest levels in forty years, due in large part to significant voter increases in communities of color. In stark contrast, voter turnout levels in the 2010 mid-term elections declined significantly – a drop best explained by noting that families of color were pummeled by the recession and less hopeful that their vote would translate into the change their communities need.

With the 2012 elections approaching, re-engaging and mobilizing communities of color will be fundamental to increasing voter turnout and winning the presidential election. Both Democratic and Republican candidates will need a multi-racial strategy to carry them across the finish line.

Join experts as they discuss how to sustain and expand civic engagement among racial and ethnic voters and increase their participation in the democratic process. Panelists will propose strategies for building political power for communities of color, mobilizing leaders of color around an agenda that reflects their values, and reviving the movement that steered the last presidential election.

• Terry Ao Minnis, Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian American Justice Center
• Christina Baal, Director of Civic Engagement and Field Operations, New York
Immigration Coalition
• LaTosha Brown, Senior Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
• Donita Judge, Redistricting Project Director, Advancement Project
• Diana Sen, Senior Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

• Myrna Pérez, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justicerk

11/03/2011 Wagner Reception at APPAM for Faculty, Alumni & Friends

Wagner Reception at APPAM for Faculty, Alumni & Friends

At this year's Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference in D.C., Dean Ellen Schall will host Wagner Faculty, Alumni, and Friends for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Washington Marriot.  See old friends, mingle with colleagues, catch up with the faculty and local Wagner grads.  Please join us!

11/03/2011 Large-scale Land Acquisition in Africa: Land Grab or Investment?

Large-scale Land Acquisition in Africa: Land Grab or Investment?
Sponsored by Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA)

Come and join us in exploring the many dimensions of the contentious debate around 'land-grabs' in Africa. The World Bank estimates over 110 million acres of land under negotiation with over 70 percent in Africa. The growing practice of large-scale acquisitions of land by individuals, governments and transnational companies has been criticized for the negative impact it has had on those displaced as well as on national development. Investors have defended the practice as fostering job creation in the region and growth through capital investment.   We hear the perspectives of those adversely affected by land acquisitions, those engaging in the practice and the legal and policy perspectives. We will thereafter discuss its implications and explore whether stricter regulation is required or not.    Food and wine will be served.
11/03/2011 Occupation to Policy: The Political, Governmental and Economic Implications of Occupy Wall Street

Occupation to Policy: The Political, Governmental and Economic Implications of Occupy Wall Street

The Journal of Global Affairs is pleased to present “Occupation to Policy,” a panel discussion that will approach the Occupy Wall Street movement from a political, governmental and economic perspective. Can OWS translate in policy change? Is OWS’s vision for the future reachable or unrealistic? How can we reconcile the varied positions on the movement, and the multiple meaning people have attached to it? Looking at education specifically, how is the United States government already reacting to the movement, and how can they do more? These and more questions will be addressed by this dynamic panel!


Peter Cunningham

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, United States Department of Education
A political appointee from the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Education, Peter Cunningham will discuss how the U.S. government is addressing the demands of students but will also speak more broadly as to how the federal government is responding and reacting to the movement.

Shankar Prasad 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Wagner School of Public Service
Professor Prasad research and teaching interests include immigration policy; intersections of race, religion and politics; the American Presidency; financial regulation; quantitative analysis; research design; and public policy. 

Peter Rajsingh 
Adjunct Professor, NYU CAS, Stern and Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Managing Member, Castellar Partners LLC
Professor Rajsingh’s interests include finance and social theory, corporate governance and business ethics. He has held many prominent positions in both the public and private sectors.

George Shulman
Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Professor Shulman’s interests include political thought and the role of narrative in politics and he has been following the Occupy Wall Street movement since its birth.

Lila Shapiro
Business Reporter, The Huffington Post
Lila Shapiro is a Business Reporter at the Huffington Post. She writes frequently about labor issues. More recently, she has been reporting primarily about Occupy Wall Street. She previously worked at Talking
Points Memo, editing TPMCafe. She lives in New York City.

11/02/2011 "Hands That Feed" Film and Discussion

"Hands That Feed" Film and Discussion

Join IPSA to view selections from Hands That Feed, a lively discussion with the Executive Producer Joshua Levin, and an afternoon coffee break!

Hands That Feed is a documentary film exploring the agricultural collapse in Haiti, its role in the post-earthquake food crisis, and the emerging grassroots development models that seek to restore Haiti’s food supply and environment.

Hands That Feed will narrate the experiences of dynamic young adults in post-earthquake Haiti, representing a range of innovative grassroots recovery organizations, as they seek to build a sustainable future for the country. The film starts on the streets of Port-au-Prince. Following our characters through day-to-day life, the viewer learns how Haiti lost the ability to feed itself, turning a natural disaster into a crisis. The inspiring young people undergo personal transformation, mirroring the potential transformation of the nation, as they study sustainable agriculture techniques and trauma relief practices. They then tour the country as teachers, experiencing the hardships of post-earthquake Haiti. The viewer witnesses the challenges, frustration, and victories of teaching society to be self-sufficient in both agriculture and leadership.

Joshua Levin is the Executive Producer of Hands That Feed and a Senior Program Officer at the World Wildlife Fund, specializing in finance and agricultural commodities. His work is in finance for international sustainable agriculture, and he is passionate about the potential for ecological agriculture as a transformational development approach. Joshua has worked in the past with Root Capital, the Rainforest Alliance, EcoAgriculture Partners, and Conservation International. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and a BA from Harvard University. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

11/01/2011 The New Green Revolution: Why GMOs Won't Feed the World

The New Green Revolution: Why GMOs Won't Feed the World

Sponsored by the NYU Wagner Food Policy Alliance, the NYU Wagner International Public Service Association, and the NYU Steinhardt Food Studies Program.

Join us in a lively conversation as Anna Lappé and Josphat Ngonyo discuss the implications of genetically engineered seeds, industrial agriculture, and the role of agribusiness on the environment and livelihoods in the US and abroad.

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, sustainable food advocate, and mom. Respected for her work on sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change, Anna was named one of Time’s “Eco” Who’s-Who. Anna is a founding principal, with her mother Frances Moore Lappé, of the Small Planet Institute, an international network for research and popular education about the root causes of hunger and poverty. The Lappés are also co-founders of the Small Planet Fund, which has raised more than $500,000 for democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund’s founding in 2002. Her latest book is Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Anna is also the co-author of Hope's Edge, with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, with Bryant Terry. Read her latest work at Take a Bite out of Climate Change.

Josphat Ngonyo is the founding Director of Africa Network for Animal Welfare and Youth for Conservation. He is a key player in conservation and animal welfare in Africa, holding many positions, including with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and as the international representative to Compassion in World Farming. He led the Kenyan government’s National Steering Committee to review its wildlife conservation and management policy and legislation. He won the Middle East Animal Welfare Award (2007) and the Eastern Africa Environmental Leadership Award (2003) and is a member of the Global Task Force on Farm Animal Welfare and Trade. He has helped develop the coalition against the introduction of GE crops in Kenya.

11/01/2011 Leading from Behind: Race, Class, and the Promise of Education Reform

Leading from Behind: Race, Class, and the Promise of Education Reform

Presented by the Women of Color Policy Network.

Nearly a decade after the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the federal legislation that promised reform and accountability for the American education system, many urban cities continue to be plagued by failing schools, high dropout rates, and poor performance across the board. The statistics are clear: Over 40 percent of Black and Latino students did not graduate from high school in 2011, and graduation rates in cities with large concentrations of working class and poor residents are substantially lower than other geographic areas by over fifty percent.

The current Administration understands that to be competitive in today’s workforce, our nation must reform a failing system and invest in public education. In May 2011, President Obama announced his intent to replace NCLB in all fifty states by the end of the year with Race to the Top, a competitive grant program incentivizing education innovation and reform. At this turning point in our nation’s approach to education reform, education leaders must come together and identify the specific policies that are needed to narrow the achievement gap that disproportionately leaves low-income students and people of color behind.

Join education experts from across the nation as they explore what it will really take to reform the public education system in America and prepare students to compete in a global economy. Panelists will propose innovative approaches to education reform given a political environment favoring cuts to public investments, discuss the federal government’s role in ensuring access and quality, and weigh in on what strategies – from charter schools to equitable school financing – hold the most promise for success in a post-NCLB era.

• Zakiyah Ansari, Parent Leader, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
• Lorretta Johnson, Ed.D, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
• Carlos Perez, President and CEO, New Jersey Charter Schools Association
• Warren Simmons, Ph.D, Executive Director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform

• Edward Fergus, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

11/01/2011 Clean Energy Social Impact Investing Brown Bag

Clean Energy Social Impact Investing Brown Bag

Presented by Bridge: Students for Social Innovation and the Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA), as part of NYU Wagner's Climate Coalition

As the world transitions to a low carbon economy the business of clean energy and carbon is evolving quickly. Join us for a brown bag discussion with Jason Steinberg of Bloomberg New Energy Finance - the leading provider of independent analysis, data and news in the clean energy and carbon markets - for an overview of current trends in the clean energy market.

10/25/2011 Collateral Consequences to Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Employment

Collateral Consequences to Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Employment

It is popularly believed that once criminals are released from incarceration that they have “paid their debts” to society and are free to start their lives anew. Of course, this is rarely true in practice. Many, if not most, individuals find that upon release they face a range of civil and administrative penalties ranging from revocation of voting rights, to deportation, to inability to access services such as public housing or student loans.

At Collateral Consequences to Criminal Convictions: Barriers to Employment, panelists will highlight and chronicle the struggles of formerly incarcerated individuals on their journeys to successful reintegration into society, starting with employment.

Panelists will include:

Glenn Martin
Vice President of Development and Public Affairs
Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy
Fortune Society

Ronald Day
Program Coordinator for Workforce Intensive
The Osborne Association

Brent Cohen
Director of Legislative and Government Affairs
NYC Department of Probation

Jessica McMahon
Program Director for Employment Works
NYC Department of Small Business Services

10/25/2011 "An African Answer" Film Screening

"An African Answer" Film Screening

Join the International Public Service Association (IPSA), The Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA) and the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding for a pre-premiere screening of An African Answer, a film about post-conflict community reconstruction in Kenya following the 2007 massacres. The film features Tanenbaum’s 'Peacemakers in Action,' Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa.

The film will be followed by a short presentation and Q&A with the Imam and the Pastor. Kenyan activist Joseph Karanja and the film’s director Dr. Alan Channer will also be on hand to answer questions. For more information about the film please see

Refreshments will be served.