Leadership in Action at Wagner explores and broadly shares new knowledge and ideas about public service leadership. Below are updates about latest research and programs in leadership at Wagner.

For part of the summer, NYU Wagner Professor David Elcott is working in Indonesia to help members of a grassroots network in their struggle to maintain a pluralistic society despite rising fundamentalism.

The Gus Durian network was named after the former Indonesian president revered by supporters as a religious man, a pluralist and a deeply democratic leader. Professor Elcott’s current trainings help the network of young and old with their efforts to advance the principles of a democratic and ecumenical civil society.

Participants are guided

A highly accomplished alumna of NYU Wagner will soon take charge of a major New York hospital: Jaclyn Mucaria (MPA 1985) ascends to President of New York-Presbyterian/Queens as of August 1.

Ms. Mucaria has been the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2015, recently leading New York-Presbyterian's “We Put Patients First” initiative, a program to enhance the patient experience at all New York-Presbyterian facilities,

On May 2, 2016, the Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program (GWSLP) held a graduation ceremony for the 2015-2016 cohort. The event acknowledged 15 exceptional graduates­­—Ghanaian women leaders who, over the past year, have dedicated themselves to advancing their leadership to tackle critical needs in their communities or organizations.

Speakers at the ceremony included Akosua Anidydoho, Director of New York University in Ghana; Alicia Cebada, Program Coordinator for the Mujeres for Africa