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Banking The World
Jonathan Morduch, professor of public policy and economics at NYU Wagner, has co-edited a new collection about the world’s vast “unbanked” population. The book, Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion, examines how to realize the goal of extending banking and other financial services to the estimated 2.5 billion people, just over half the adult population globally, who lack them.
Global Social Change Leadership Institute Early Admissions Deadline Feb 15
At RCLA’s Global Social ChangeLeadership Institute, from July 7-19, emerging leaders from across the globe can gain the practical knowledge and skills to effectively advance social justice in their communities.
The deadline to apply for Early Admission is 12:00pm EST on February 15.
What to Expect from President Obama's Second Term - Jan. 17
Paul Light, NYU Wagner’s Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, will lead a lively and informative exchange on the expectations and goals of President Barack Obama’s second term on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:00 p. m. in Washington D.C.
Resources for Your Leadership Resolutions
Do your resolutions for this year include more leadership, learning and collaboration? The Research Center for Leadership in Action's most popular resources can help you develop yourself and those around you through transformational learning and leadership.
Prof. Brian Elbel Awarded Grant to Evaluate Large Sugary Drink Ban
Brian Elbel, assistant professor of medicine and health policys with NYU Wagner and the NYU School of Medicine and NYU Wagner, has been awarded a grant from the New York State Health Foundation to evaluate New York City’s new policy limiting the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB’s) to servings of 16 ounces or less at restaurants and other food-service establishments. This is the first large-scale, population-level policy to target SSB consumption in the US, and it is unknown how consumers and suppliers will respond.
Two Reports Based on Wagner-hosted Dialogue on NYC Retiree Benefits are Published
NYU Wagner partnered with New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and his office’s nonprofit Fund for Public Advocacy as well as the New York Community Trust to support a rigorous public dialogue about City pensions, retiree health care expenses, and other long-term public obligations and liabilities. Two reports have been published stemming from the discussions.
RCLA Faculty Director Inducted as National Academy Fellow
RCLA Faculty Director Sonia M. Ospina was inducted as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow in November 2012. New Fellows are elected by the entire membership after a rigorous nomination process that takes place each spring. This year’s Fellows join the ranks of an illustrious group that includes: eight current or former members of the US Congress, 18 current or former presidential cabinet members, eight current or former governors,18 current or former mayors, and 33 current or former chancellors or presidents of colleges and universities, among other esteemed public figures.
NYU Wagner Partners with NYC in "Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge"
In order to modernize this powerful communications infrastructure, the City is hosting Reinvent Payphones, a public design challenge that seeks to rally urban designers, planners, technologists, and policy experts to create physical and/or virtual prototypes that imagine the future of payphone -- and NYU Wagner is a partner.
RCLA Announces 2013 Class of Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service
A diverse group of 33 talented and accomplished recent college graduates have been selected to participate in the prestigious Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service Class of 2013. Through the seven-month program sponsored by NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action, these early career professionals will deepen their understanding of the public service landscape, reflect on and strengthen their leadership abilities, engage in strategic career planning, and develop a cross-sector network of peers and mentors in public service.
Foreign Policy Magazine Names Prof. Beth Noveck on Its List of "Top Global Thinkers"
NYU Wagner Visiting Professor Beth Noveck is featured in the December issue of Foreign Policy magazine as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers 2012.”