What to Expect from President Obama's Second Term - Jan. 17
Paul Light, NYU Wagner’s Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, will lead a lively and informative exchange on the expectations and goals of President Barack Obama’s second term on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:00 p. m. in Washington D.C.
“Executing a Second Term” will feature former presidential advisors Thomas F. McLarty and Kenneth M. Duberstein, and will take place at New York University's Abramson Family Auditorium at 1307 L Street NW. The event - free and open to the public - is sponsored by NYU Washington, D.C. and the University's John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress.
Professor Light is founding principal investigator of NYU’s Global Center for Public Service and the author of 25 books, including works on social entrepreneurship, the nonprofit sector, federal government reform, public service, and the baby boom. Kenneth Duberstein is chairman and CEO of the Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting company, and was chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and 1989. Thomas "Mack" McLarty III is president of McLarty Associates, an international advisory firm based in Washington, and was chief of staff to President Bill Clinton in 1993 and 1994.
Registration is required - please visit http://www.nyu.edu/brademas/programs.events/.
Why is NYC Crime Going Down? Study By Professor Dennis Smith Finds Clues
Why is New York City’s crime rate bucking a national trend and continuing to fall after a decade in steep decline? In his latest study of winning management practices, NYU Wagner’s Professor Dennis Smith found one vital reason, working with Professor Robert Purtell of SUNY Albany: It’s the success of New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's "Operation Impact." This crimefighting measure relies heavily on new police recruits, carefully scrutinized crime data and close supervision by top officials, including Police Commissioner Kelly, who is a member of of the Dean's Council at NYU Wagner. The program, which began in 2003, hones in on crime patterns in delineated pockets of the city – and it has accounted for much of the recent success in lowering crime rates, precinct by precinct, the statistical analysis determined.
On June 27, 2007, a press conference at Wagner's Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue -- at which Professors Smith and Purtell released their study and discussed it in detail -- drew a dozen media outlets, including The New York Times (a link to whose news article appears below). It also spurred inquiries from universities, government offices, and nonprofit organizations throughout the country. Purtell received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Wagner.