Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner's International Public Service Association (IPSA) and Office of International Programs (OIP).

IPSA’s 2012 conference will explore the recent events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as other citizen-led political movements past and present, to better understand the commonalities and differences in successful and attempted large-scale change. Through conversations led by various experts, academics and practitioners, we will examine the players, politics and contexts that have been at the center of recent movements and revolutions and their implications for creating long-term and meaningful change in societies. Varying perspectives and topics, such as women and the MENA movements, the role of social media in change, and developing movements in Latin America and Asia will be presented in the day's events.

The conference will also feature an original photography exhibit, "A Place Called Tahrir," by Sabelo Narasimhan, MPA Candidate 2012 at NYU Wagner.
For more information on the conference and a list of confirmed speakers please look here.

Registration and breakfast begin at 9:00 AM.

The program begins at 9:45 AM.

Please RSVP to only one morning and one afternoon forum.

Please select the session(s) for which you would like to RSVP.
Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 10:00am-11:30am
IPSA 2012 Conference: Opening Plenary Panel - Democratic Movements and Obstacles to Change in MENA
Location: The Kimmel Center, 802 Shorin Performance Studio
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 11:45am-12:45pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Morning Forum - Women Creating Change
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 11:45am-12:45pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Morning Forum - Post-Revolution: Making Change Stick
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 11:45am-12:45pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Morning Forum - States on the Verge of Change
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 12:45pm-1:30pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Lunch
Location: The Kimmel Center, 802 Shorin Performance Studio
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 1:30pm-2:30pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Keynote Address and Discussion
Location: The Kimmel Center, 802 Shorin Performance Studio
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 2:40pm-3:40pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Afternoon Forum - Just Hype? Social Media, Tech, & the Arab Spring
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 2:40pm-3:40pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Afternoon Forum - Social Media & Social Change
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 2:40pm-3:40pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Afternoon Forum - How-To: Social Media for Your Cause
Location: The Kimmel Center, 800 Series (804, 805)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 3:40pm-5:00pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: World Cafe
Location: The Kimmel Center, 802 Shorin Performance Studio
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, 5:00pm-7:00pm
IPSA 2012 Conference: Evening Reception
Location: Dove Parlour, 228 Thompson Street, Manhattan 10012 (between Bleecker and W. 3rd St)