NYU Wagner Convocation Ceremony
2016 NYU Wagner Convocation
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Graduate arrival: no later than 8:30am. Doors open for guests: 9:15am.
Graduate Open House Reception
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012
Graduates and their families are invited to the Puck Building for a casual afternoon of mingling with faculty and staff as they say farewell to Wagner. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
Keynote Speaker: NYU Wagner is proud to present Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as the 2016 Convocation Keynote Speaker.
From 2007 to 2011, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House. Leader Pelosi has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and has represented San Francisco, California's 12th District, for 28 years. As the Democratic Leader, Pelosi is fighting for bigger paychecks and better infrastructure for America’s middle class families. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American women’s rights movement.
Under Pelosi’s leadership, the 111th Congress was heralded as "one of the most productive Congresses in history" by Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein.
Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishment. Pelosi spearheaded passage of historic health insurance reform legislation in the House which establishes a Patients’ Bill of Rights and will provide insurance for tens of millions more Americans while lowering healthcare costs over the long term. Other accomplishments include the passage of historic investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation, and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. She has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades.
Pelosi comes from strong family tradition of public service in Baltimore. Married to Paul Pelosi, she is a mother of five and grandmother of nine.