Sep 23, 2013

Gordon Brown Discusses Policymaking at Event Sponsored by Global Executive MPA Degree Program

NYU Wagner's new Global Executive MPA degree program, offered in partnership with University College London, brought former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to NYU Wagner on September 23 for a fascinating dialogue on the complex challenges that policy makers around the world are facing.

Brown, who is the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Distinguished Global Leader In Residence at NYU, and former British Prime Minister, discussed how global policy challenges have been catalyzed by dramatic shifts in economic, political, social, and technological forces. But many also may open the way to opportunities for transformational change.

As new parameters of the global public service arena continue to surface and evolve, governments, nonprofits, private sector companies, and international organizations need to craft collaborative, adaptable, and sustainable processes, solutions, and delivery mechanisms. Brown examined how public service has evolved, what it is likely to look like in the coming decades, and what must be done to prepare.

NYU Wagner’s Dean Sherry Glied offered opening remarks, which was followed by a Q&A discussion with Gordon Brown. The dialogue was moderated by Albert Weale, Co-director of the NYU Wagner and UCL Global EMPA program and Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL.


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