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Featured Case Study: Ellen Schall and the Department of Juvenile Justice

Featured Case Study: Ellen Schall and the Department of Juvenile Justice

When Dean Ellen Schall was appointed commissioner of New York City’s Department of Juvenile Justice, she transformed the troubled agency into one that Harvard University and the Ford Foundation selected to win their prestigious Innovations Award. This iconic case study is featured on Electronic Hallway at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs

Ford Foundation Announces 2003 Winners of Leadership for a Changing World Awards

Ford Foundation Announces 2003 Winners of Leadership for a Changing World Awards

The Ford Foundation has announced the 2003 winners of the Leadership for a Changing World awards. The 17 awardees, selected from a pool of more than 1,300 nominations, represent individuals and leadership teams that are tackling some of the nation�s most entrenched social problems. Launched in September 2000, Leadership for a Changing World is a program of the Ford Foundation in partnership with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and the Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman Speaks to NYU Wagner Students

Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman Speaks to NYU Wagner Students

On Monday, November 9, the former EPA administrator and Governor of New Jersey, Christine Todd Whitman, spoke with board members from NYU Wagner’s Alliance for Climate Change and Environment (ACE) student group, along with the Environmental Law Society and the Stern Energy Group. Governor Whitman spoke in her capacity as co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy), an organization that promotes nuclear energy. As co-chair, Governor Whitman spends much of her time traveling around the country and meeting people to discuss nuclear energy and answer questions.

She spoke at length about energy policy as it relates to climate change mitigation. She explained how she sees nuclear’s role in the country’s energy mix and its potential to replace carbon-emitting core energy sources, while being complemented by alternatives like solar and wind. Since energy demand in the U.S. is expected to increase by 22 percent in the next two and a half decades, Governor Whitman noted the importance of taking advantage of an already-existing source that has proven to be reliable.

Students from all three groups asked questions and expressed concerns about health hazards and public safety issues that arise from the widespread use of nuclear energy. The dialogue, which represented many differing viewpoints, highlighted that combatting climate change requires urgent action to transition to non-greenhouse gas-emitting energy sources.

 

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