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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

NYU Wagner enthusiastically honored 418 graduating students at the 2016 Convocation on May 17 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Resplendent in their academic attire amid a capacity audience of 2,000, the students—and their professors, faculty members, and friends—heartily cheered an inspirational keynote address delivered by Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Introduced by honorary student speaker Quintin Haynes—who noted Leader Pelosi is the highest-ranking

The final installment of the spring 2016 “Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner” series was a marquee event held on April 26 at the TimesCenter featuring former NSA analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden (via live video feed from Moscow) and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. The two debated whether “Government should have lawful access to any encrypted message or device.”

Barton Gellman, critically-acclaimed author and journalist, moderated the debate between Zakaria, who was for the motion, and Snowden, who was against. Hosted jointly by NYU Wagner and The