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Karen Grepin's New Paper Explores the Impact of HIV-Focused Donor Aid

Karen Grepin's New Paper Explores the Impact of HIV-Focused Donor Aid

A research investigation by NYU Wagner Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy Karen Grépin on the impact of international HIV-focused donor funding on health service delivery will appear in a special issue of the journal Health Affairs. The July thematic issue is devoted to analysis of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a nine-year-old program of bilateral U.S. assistance to support countries in their battle against HIV/AIDS (and one that has been described as the largest program of  U.S. aid since the Marshall Plan). The Health Affairs volume and its dissemination are funded, in part, by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Merck & Co, Inc.; BD; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Professor Grépin’s paper is titled “HIV Donor Funding Has Both Boosted And Curbed The Delivery Of Different Non-HIV Health Services In Sub-Saharan Africa."  She will join contributors, thought leaders, and policy makers at a morning briefing in Washington, D.C., on July 10 to mark the issue’s release.

Katherine O'Regan Receives NYU 2010-11 Distinguished Teaching Award

Katherine O'Regan Receives NYU 2010-11 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Katherine M. O'Regan, associate professor of public policy extraordinaire here at NYU Wagner! She has been selected as a recipient of the 2010-2011 Distinguished Teaching Award.

The award recipients include a total of six professors from across the university.

Professor O'Regan will be donating half of her esteemed award to the Wagner Experience Fund, established for the first time this year to fund 50 internships for Wagner students this summer.

Past teaching-award recipients at Wagner include Ingrid Gould Ellen, Steven Finkler, and Ellen Schall.


Kerry and Gingrich tackle global warming at Brademas Center debate

Kerry and Gingrich tackle global warming at Brademas Center debate

A major forum sponsored by the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU Wagner brought together Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on April 10, 2007, in Washington, D.C. to debate global climate change and how Congress should tackle the issue.

Kerry and Gingrich discussed the role of government and the marketplace before an overflow crowd of more than 250 people in the Russell Senate Office Building. Journalists from about 50 media outlets -- from C-SPAN to the Washington Post, and from the Weather Channel to The New Republic -- covered the two-hour discussion.

NYU Wagner Dean Ellen Schall offered introductory remarks, noting the event is part of a continuing series of forums organized by Wagner Professor Paul Light that examines how Congress can work to resolve not only issues of the day, but also critically important issues of the future.

Additionally, NYU President Emeritus John Brademas, who is a distinguished former member of Congress, welcomed the participants, while Professor Light served as the moderator.

The Associated Press began its dispatch on the event this way:

Climate change is heating the earth and also warming relations between Democrat John Kerry and Republican Newt Gingrich.

Kerry, a past presidential candidate, debated Gingrich, a potential one, in a friendly exchange Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Then the two argued for nearly two hours about whether the government should cap emissions of greenhouse gases or whether tax breaks will encourage businesses to do so.

The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress is housed at NYU Wagner, where it seeks to advance the understanding of Congress its powers, processes and political character among scholars, students pursuing careers in public service, those working on Capitol Hill, and the public.

Keystone Fellowship on Leadership Selects 18 Fellows

Keystone Fellowship on Leadership Selects 18 Fellows

Sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York, the COJECO Keystone Fellowship is a new leadership development program grounded in a partnership between COJECO — the central coordinating body of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York — and NYU Wagner.

Now, the Keystone Fellowship has announced an inaugural, 18-person cohort of Fellows, representing diverse Jewish activists and the broad array of organizations and affiliations across the Jewish community of New York.

Starting in January, 2015, these outstanding Fellows will have the opportunity to study issues of institutional governance, fiduciary responsibilities, and leadership learning. The year-long Keystone Fellowship will also include an intensive, three-day retreat,  fifteen group sessions, and a weeklong, immersive learning experience in Israel.

NYU Wagner will award the participants an executive graduate certificate upon their successful completion of the Fellowship program.

"In the Jewish world, there is a pressing need for well-trained and thoughtful volunteer leaders to steer our organizations, from synagogues to schools, to those providing social welfare and culture, to those engaging in political action and social justice," said David Elcott, NYU Wagner's Henry and Marilyn Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership, and Co-Director of the Dual Degree Program in Jewish Studies. "As the demands and pressures facing Jewish agencies and organizations increase, supporting further advancement of mid-level leader becomes even more urgent."

Details on the Keystone Fellowship  and a list of the new Fellows are available at COJECO.



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