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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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10/30/2012 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.

Refreshments will be provided.

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10/23/2012 Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan: Case Studies in Security Coordination

Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan: Case Studies in Security Coordination

with Andrew Michels, Senior Civilian Advisor, Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, the Joint Chiefs of Staff
and Joey Ansorge, Consultant, Security Sector Governance

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10/19/2012 Lunch & Learn with Rogan Kersh

Lunch & Learn with Rogan Kersh
Presented by Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)

Come get an early look into Rogan Kersh's paper in progress on Gen Y, or the Millennial generation, and their future impact in policy. Lunch is being graciously provided for participants by the Meatless Mondays initiative at Hayden Dining Hall. On Friday we will have a collaborative discussion, time for suggestions and questions. Professor Rogan Kersh is a currently an adjunct professor at Robert F. Wagner's School of Public Service and the Provost at his Alma mater, Wake Forest University.

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10/12/2012 Code for Change Competition Expo

Code for Change Competition Expo

Code for Change is a competition that links technologists with nonprofits, public agencies, and real-world social challenges.

This Friday, October 12th, all participants will reconvene at NYU Wagner for a “demo day” when they present their solutions for judging at our exposition.

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Top award recipients will win cash and additional support to continue working with their civic and community partners, bringing their concepts to full development by the end of 2012. At the end of the year, we’ll present final results and products.

Registration  2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Solution Presentation  3:15 PM –  5:15 PM
Winners Announced  5:30 PM
Reception  6:00 PM

For more information and to RSVP, click here.
 

Code for Change is a partnership between NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, One Economy, Code for America, NPower and the Blue Ridge Foundation.

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10/11/2012 Indonesia 2012: Insights Into the Challenges Facing the World's Third-Largest Democracy

Indonesia 2012: Insights Into the Challenges Facing the World's Third-Largest Democracy
Presented by the International Public Service Association (IPSA and the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA)

Please join the International Public Service Association (IPSA) and the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA) for a discussion with Sandra Hamid, The Asia Foundation's country representative to Indonesia. A cultural anthropologist and development specialist with strong interests in political participation and civil society, Sandra has twenty years experience as a journalist, researcher, and development professional, nine of those years with The Asia Foundation. With the Foundation, she has designed and implemented programs in the areas of political participation, knowledge and policy, governance, gender, law, and religious freedom. Prior, she was a writer, researcher and international development consultant working in Indonesia, East Timor and the United States. Dr. Hamid has extensive political experience, having served in one of the first political parties formed immediately after Suharto's resignation.

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10/10/2012 AIDS Conspiracy Theories: A Discussion with Professor Nicoli Nattrass

AIDS and Conspiracy Theories: A Discussion with Nicoli Nattrass

Professor Nicoli Nattrass will discuss the problem of AIDS conspiracy theories for science, implications for the global AIDS response, and the various ways that scientists and pro-science activists have fought back with UNAIDS Senior Advisor, Policy & Strategy and Wagner Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy Peter Navario.

About Nicoli Nattrass
Nicoli Nattrass is Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town. She holds a doctorate from Oxford and is a regular visiting professor at Yale. Nicoli works on the political-economy of AIDS policy, development policy and the global spread of AIDS conspiracy theories. Her earlier work on the economics of mother to child transmission prevention assisted the Treatment Action Campaign in its successful case against the South African government.

Light refreshments will be served.

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10/09/2012 Peacemakers in Action: Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding

Peacemakers in Action: Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding
Presented by The International Public Service Association, the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, and the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Rev. Jacky Manuputty of Indonesia and Dishani Jayaweera of Sri Lanka will share their experiences as grassroots peace leaders. Both of their communities have been rocked by ethnic and religious violence, but Jacky and Dishani are working at the heart of these conflicts to empower a new generation of peacebuilders. Drawing on resources as varied as modern social media technology and the ancient principles of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, these Peacemakers are building interdependent societies and peaceful futures. Join us to learn more about their innovative efforts.

Jacky and Dishani are both winners of Tanenbaum’s Peacemaker in Action award. To learn more visit www.tanenbaum.org/peacemakers.

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10/09/2012 African News Coverage in the Age of KONY2012

African News Coverage in the Age of KONY2012

with Milton Allimadi, Publisher and Editor-in Chief, Blackstar News

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10/05/2012 WISS Annual Culture Day

WISS Annual Culture Day
Presented by Wagner International Student Society (WISS)

Culture Day will be an open forum for you to meet and mingle with fellow international students. Come and enjoy the performances and hand made food from a variety of cultures across the world. We will have performers and exhibitors. Music, dance, and other forms of art and culture that demonstrate the international spirit are welcome!

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10/04/2012 Voting Rights 2012

Voting Rights 2012
Presented by Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA), Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Servics (ALAS) and Black Student Association (BSA)

How will the recent election law changes affect the 2012 election and impact young, minority, elderly, low income, and disabled voters?   Panel of Speakers:
Jonathan Brater, Brennan Center for Justice
Zulema Blair, PhD,  Political Science Professor, City University of New York
Kevin Washo, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy;
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, J.D./M.A., John Jay College, CUNY Moderator:
Professor Dennis Smith, NYU Wagner

 

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