The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
NYU Wagner and the New-York Historical Society sponsored a conversation with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger on Wednesday, April 7th at the Metropolitan Club. Dean Ellen Schall, together with Roger Hertog and Louise Mirrer, the Chairman and the President, respectively, of the Historical Society, invited guests to an evening of Dr. Kissinger discussing Middle East strategy with NYU Wagner Visiting Professor Michael Doran, an expert on the international politics of the Middle Middle East. Dr. Kissinger toured the horizon, discussing the interlocking strategic dilemmas facing the Obama administration throughout the region -- from the struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan to the difficulty of brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace, and from the international need to stop the Iranian nuclear program to the prospect of working with the Russians to solve problems of mutual concern.
A remarkable team featuring a trio of NYU Wagner students has just been notified that the mobile app they invented in 48 hours of inspired collaboration and toil has won the gold medal in the global Mobile App Olympics 2012.
High-fives to Miriam Altman, Barrie Charney-Golden, and Alexandra Meis, as well as their teammate from the Courant Institute at NYU!
Their journey to digital gold in the final, global phase of the competition started at one of the BeMyApp Weekend gatherings (starting Feb. 24) held in Berlin, Paris, London, Dallas, San Francisco, and NYC.
About 40 apps were quick-created that weekend. Six regional finalists -- including the Kinvolved team -- were approved to enter the global phase of the competition. From the start, the unique competition brought together contestants with diverse talents, expertise, and skill sets.
Finally, on Feb. 29, the Kinvolved app came out on top in the global online voting process in which 3,422 people participated.
More details on the final results of the Mobile App Olympics are here.