Bill Clinton counselor's latest assignment - teaching at Wagner

Bill Clinton counselor's latest assignment - teaching at Wagner's "Playbook," a roster of the latest DC news and happenings compiled by reporter Mike Allen, included the following item on January 19 about NYU Wagner's Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration Doug Band:

"ALUMNI NEWS: After conceiving and building the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton counselor/consigliere/post-presidency architect Doug Band recently joined the NYU staff as an adjunct professor and will use his nearly 16 years working for the Clintons to teach a public service, policy and politics course (despite earning his master's and law degrees from Georgetown). Doug also serves on the international advisory board for Coca-Cola, and on the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Vote Vets boards, all while still running Clinton, Inc., helping heads of state around the world transition out of office, and raising his son Max, who recently turned one (and has started walking), with his wife Lily in NYC."



Capstone Event Exhibits Findings of More than 80 Student Teams

Capstone Event Exhibits Findings of More than 80 Student Teams

New messaging for the New York City Fire Department aimed at attracting minorities. A study of food supply chain vulnerabilities for the Myanmar Association for Public Policy. Research on whether a statistically significant relationship exists between political representation (Democratic or Republican) and infant mortality rates across the United States.

The much-anticipated exhibition of NYU Wagner's Capstone Program, held May 13, included 82 student teams – with 365 students in all. The teams crisply presented the summaries of their consulting work for 70 different organizations in 2013-14.  Four applied research projects were also presented. Those projects described above were just three examples of the Capstone Program's latest output.

Some 400 guests, including students, faculty, alumni, and organizational clients, attended the upbeat, findings-filled evening event at the Kimmel Center for University Life.

This year as in past years, NYU Wagner's Capstone program has provided students with a centerpiece of their graduate school education whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice in the field. Since 1995, more than 4,800 students have participated in nearly 1,110 projects for more than 750 organizations in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, and in the city, region, and world.


Capstone Study in the News

Capstone Study in the News

A Captone study by a team of NYU Wagner students concerning the proposed Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum drew front-page attention in the Westchester weekly section of the New York Times on May 20, 2007. The article, written by Kate Stone Lombardi, reported that the main findings of the study were presented at a community meeting on May 8 by Ossining Mayor William R. Hanauer. The Capstone team's economic analysis found that a museum, if approved for construction, would be "a strong tourist attraction with real economic benefits for the Village of Ossining, the Hudson Valley, and New York State."

The Capstone program is a rigorous part of the core curriculum of the Master�s Program at NYU Wagner. It provides students with both a critical learning experience and an opportunity to work in a team over the course of an academic year to perform a vital public service.

Certificate in International Development

Advanced Professional Certificate in International Development

This graduate-level certificate is designed for students with - or aspiring towards - a career in international development.

The curriculum exposes students to a wide range of issues in development. It explores the historical context of major development policies, provides an overview of major development paradigms, and explores questions of poverty, inequality, and economic growth in a comparative context.

Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted).

Required Courses:

Students must complete or waive the following courses:

  • CORE GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
  • CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy
  • PADM-GP 2201 Institutions, Governance, and International Development


Students can choose electives from the following list of courses:

  • HPAM-GP 4830 Health Economics: Principles
  • HPAM-GP 4832 Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy
  • PADM-GP 2202 Politics of International Development
  • PADM-GP 2203 International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
  • PADM-GP 2245 Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
  • URPL-GP 2665 Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries


Class on Design Thinking Makes Its Debut [Video]

Class on Design Thinking Makes Its Debut [Video]

Mike Peng, adjunct professor, "Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving," Fall, 2010.

A new course at NYU Wagner taught by Mike Peng of IDEO, an adjunct professor, introduced students to the concept of design thinking. In their final projects, student teams employed design thinking, an approach most commonly used in the development of consumer products, to effect policy change and social impact. The challenge was to come up with people-centered improvements for New York City schools, subways, hospital care, or other services. In this NYU Wagner video, Peng discusses design thinking and its relevance for change makers. The students presented their final presentations, also excerpted here, at the close of last semester (Fall, 2010). The course title was "Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving."


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