John Gershman on Southeast Asia in the New Republic
John Gershman, NYU Wagner adjunct assistant professor of public administration, discusses military affairs and civil liberties in the New Republic article �Stop Arming Southeast Asia� by Joshua Kurlantzick, published January 20, 2003.
John Kerry Visits NYU Wagner
Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kerry visited NYU Wagner on Sept. 20, to deliver an address on the Bush Administration's handling of the war in Iraq. (Click here for coverage of the speech from MSNBC.)
Jonathan Morduch Joins U.N. Committee to Design Systems of Poverty Measurement
NYU Wagner Professor Jonathan Morduch has been appointed to an expert steering committee of a multi-year United Nations project that will focus on designing and implementing systems of poverty measurement. Morduch was also recently interviewed at length about prospects and tensions in microfinance by the director of the United Nations Commission on the Private Sector and Development. The commission aims to identify innovative ways to foster private sector activity that enhances the well-being of low-income households.
Jonathan Morduch Lectures at Asian Development Bank Institute
NYU Wagner Professor Jonathan Morduch was the invited lecturer at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo. Morduch presented new research on financial markets in Indonesia completed in 2002-3 while Morduch was an Abe Fellow and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo. The research finds that a substantial number of very poor households in Indonesia have economic returns to investments that make them viable as bank borrowers. The new findings contrast with arguments made by microfinance experts who have argued that the very poor are inappropriate targets for bank loans. While in Tokyo, Morduch also presented new research at Hitotsubashi University, FASID/GRIPS Institute, The University of Tokyo, and JICA, the Japanese foreign aid agency.