The Research Center for Leadership in Action explores and broadly shares new knowledge and ideas about public service leadership. Below are updates about our latest research and programs. We invite practitioners, researchers, scholars, students, and the public to participate in our full slate of convenings, inquiries, panels, dialogues, seminars, and other learning opportunities. Visit the calendar for a list of recent and upcoming events.

Congratulations, Jayson Browder, a student in NYU Wagner’s Global EMPA program! He has been selected to participate in the GLOBSEC Young Leaders' Forum 2015 – one of 35 newly selected participants from a variety of backgrounds and from 29 countries. Over 300 applicants, aged 25 to 35, had applied from 61 countries.

“We took into consideration a number of criteria including leadership potential, interest and commitment to

Anthony M. Bertelli, NYU Wagner's Professor of the Politics of Public Policy and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, delivered the Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship Lecture on May 4 entitled "Who Are The Policy Workers & What Are They Doing: A Citizen's Perspective on Democratic Accountability in Modern Governance." Professor Bertelli's talk was co-sponsored by Wagner, the NYU Office of the Provost, and the Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation. It focused on the citizen's perspective, and avenues of recourse, when things go wrong in

The question of what to do about New York’s indictment-prone State Legisature took center stage at an all-day conference at NYU Wagner on April 30 entitled “Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness.”

The forum's galaxy of participants — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, former Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch, New Yorker writer Ken Auletta, and many others —

The American Psychological Association-sponsored blog PsyCRITIQUES has not only written a highly favorable review  of “The Color  Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work,” by Erica Gabrielle Foldy, Associate Professor of Public and Nonpublic Management, NYU Wagner, and Tamara R. Buckley, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, CUNY, but the blog is also inviting

Co-Lead Net organizes their second Collective Leadership Research Workshop at NYU Wagner

On April 23, NYU Wagner professors Sonia Ospina and Erica Foldy launched the second Collective Leadership Research Workshop, a three-day workshop titled Logics in Tension: Bridging the individual and collective dimensions of leadership. In partnership with the NYU Leadership Initiative, this event brought together members of the Collective Leadership Network (Co-Lead Net), a community of scholars and practitioners from across

On April 21, students from across New York University were honored at the31st Annual President's Service Awards, including four NYU Wagner students and two student groups.;

The ceremony, held at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, honored over 100 individual awardees and 38 group awards from across all NYU schools, including Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

The awards are given to students and student organizations that have had an exemplary