RCLA News

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.

One evening in late November, two first-grade classrooms in a Hand in Hand bilingual school in Jerusalem were set ablaze by arsonists who also scrawled hateful graffiti on the school walls against Arabs and co-existence. Parents, students, and staff – including Rebecca Bardach, a 2007 graduate of NYU Wagner and the Director of Resource Development and Strategy for the Hand in Hand organization – worked together to make sure the school opened the very next day.

On December 17, President

NYU Wagner's Executive MPA faculty director, Professor Gordon J. Campbell, explains in City & State magazine why the new Saturday-only schedule is a highly attractive option for busy, mid-career professionals looking to enhance their career and make a difference. Read his article, "Making an Impact."

Earlier this month, the NYU Wagner Leadership Academy (WLA) held its first of four sessions in the Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue. This initial workshop, led by Jamie L. O’Regan, Surabhi Lal, and Corey Blay, explored the issues of diversity both globally and domestically, as well as discussed the role of the Wagner community and our responsibility to collectively shape it.

The WLA is a collaboration between NYU Wagner's Student Activities, Career Services, and the NYU Leadership Initiative. This four-part workshop series is rooted in