Power Dynamics in the Workplace: Sexual Harassment

Presented by Wagner's Office of the Dean, as part of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion programming, and in conjunction with the Wagner Women's Caucus and Stonewall Policy Alliance.

5:15pm - 6:30pm
December 11, 2017
5:15pm - 6:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Rice Conference Room & Newman Reception Area, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct have filled the news feeds over the past few weeks.  This panel discussion will take a Wagner perspective, focusing on a policy and management lens. Discussion topics will include: How the Title IX policy came to be; how, and in what ways, do we interact in the classroom and the workplace that undermine those with less agency in subtle and unsubtle ways; skills and strategies individuals might use to counteract inhospitable environments; and how we, as public service leaders, might model and support lawful, appropriate, and respectful behaviors.


Moderator: Surabhi Lal, Director of Career Services, NYU Wagner


  • Jacqueline Cornell, JD, Title IX Investigator, NYU Office of Equal Opportunity

  • Thehbia Hiwot, Executive Director of Housing, Buyout, and Acquisition Programs at Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, MUP, 2005
  • Angela Pinsky, Executive Director at Association for a Better New York (ABNY), MUP 2005

  • Rebecca Whiting, LCSW, Assistant Director Counseling ,Wellness, & Sexual Assault Response, NYU Student Health Center Counseling & Wellness Services