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11/14/2008 MAKING THE CONNECTION: Transit Oriented Development - A Blueprint for Success
The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council are pleased to announce the opening of registration for our fall conference: MAKING THE CONNECTION: Transit Oriented Development - A Blueprint for Success Friday, November 14, 2008 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Regular Registrations are available at http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/conferences/TOD.php (space is limited!) This event will be held in: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, New York University, 60 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10003 Highlights include a keynote address by Douglas Foy, President of Serrafix Corporation, opening remarks from Joel Ettinger, Executive Director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, and Astrid Glynn, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation. Further information and agenda details can be found in the attached conference brochure (2 pages), and found online at http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/conferences/ (see sidebar on the right side). Do not miss this unique opportunity to engage with key transportation leaders from the greater metropolitan region and discuss the future of public mobility through the lens of transit oriented design. We look forward to your participation in November. ***Additional Announcements*** Events: The Paradigm of Mobility: A Radical Change in Urban Transport to Challenge Sustainability; Friday, Sept 26th, 2008 / 9:30a - noon @ Baruch College Conference Center, New York , NY Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding Future Transportation Needs; Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2008 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ The Martha Eddy Room , Art and Home Center New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse , NY Resources: The Port Authority of NY & NJ has issued The Regional Economy Report: Review and Outlook for the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region. To download a PDF of the report, please click here at http://www.panynj.gov/Regional_Economy_Report_August2008.pdf, or visit wwww.panynj.gov.
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11/13/2008 Climate and Water - Bryan Mark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Bryan Mark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography & Byrd Polar Research Center Dr. Mark is an expert in glacier environmental change and the Andes. He is the author of more than 15 articles and book chapters. Dr. Mark earned his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Syracuse University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany.
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11/12/2008 Reynolds Speaker Series: Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist
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11/12/2008 Citizen\'s Union Breakfast Briefs - Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
With Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
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11/11/2008 Should Government Help Your Neighbor? An evening with Deborah Stone
Please join us for a scintillating discussion with Deborah Stone, author of the prize winning "Policy Paradox, The Art of Political Decision Making".  Deborah Stone will discuss her acclaimed new book, “The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor?”  In an age of self-interest and deep distrust  of government, Stone offers a bracing defense of altruism—understood not just as individuals aiding one another, but also as a more active government, helping provide essential goods like high-quality health care, a cleaner environment, and safe cities.
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11/07/2008 Philanthropy and Politics - The Future of Progressive Philanthropy
With Gara La Marche, President and CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner
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10/29/2008 Hope, Not Fear: A Conversation with Irshad Manji and Edgar J. Bronfman
Hosted by the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner You are cordially invited to join us for an intimate conversation with two visionary leaders. Ms. Manji and Mr. Bronfman will share their thoughts on moral courage - the guts to defy dogma in one's own community for the greater good. 6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:00 pm - Discussion followed by Q & A 8:00 pm - Book Signings Co-Sponsored by the Bronfman Center Selma Ruben Distinguished Lecture Series at NYU and the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU Wagner
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10/28/2008 Election 2008: One Week and Counting...
Co-hosted by the NYU Wagner's Wagner Policy Alliance student group Join Bob Shrum and other NYU political experts for a frank discussion of what to expect on Election Night 2008.   How are the "battleground states" breaking for Obama or McCain, one week out?  Whose campaign strategy seemed best suited for the unusual twists and turns of Campaign '08, especially the current economic meltdown?  Can poll predictions be trusted, given the so-called "Bradley Effect?"  What implications would a narrow victory by either candidate have for a new administration's ability to govern amid troubled economic times?  And so forth: come with your questions and comments, as the NYU & greater NYC community gathers one last time to discuss and debate this vitally important election. With: Bob Shrum, Democratic Strategist and NYU Wagner Senior Fellow Doug Schoen, Pollster and Political Consultant Rogan Kersh, Author of Dreams of a More Perfect Union and NYU Wagner Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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10/27/2008 Voting Rights and Marginalized Communities
In November, an estimated 5 million Americans will be ineligible to vote in the Presidential election because of a felony. This figure includes 13%, or one in eight, of all African American males nationwide. On top of this, despite federal laws requiring comprehensive translation services and barring voter intimidation tactics, another large group of Americans, including many of Latino and Asian descent, will face significant barriers to making their voices heard at the polls. Wagner's Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SC Jr), SADA, ALAS, and APASA invite you to a panel discussion on how felony disenfranchisement, language barriers, and voter intimidation diminish the political voice of African-American and immigrant communities. With: - Juan Cartagena, General Counsel, Community Service Society - Glenn Martin, Vice President of Development and Public Affairs, Fortune Society
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10/27/2008 Public Forum on American Jews and the Presidential Election:
How Jews and Non-Jews Differ in their Values and Intentions Sponsored by: Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner Join Profs. Steven M. Cohen and Samuel J. Abrams as they discuss the results of two recently conducted parallel national surveys of Jews and non-Jews, exploring variations not only in intention to vote, but also how and why Jews differ from the rest of the electorate. This event will announce the launch of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. Featured Speakers: Professor Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR/New York and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. Prof. Cohen is the co-author of The Jew Within: Self, Family and Community in America. Professor Samuel J. Abrams, Fellow at the Hamilton Center for Political Economy at NYU. Prof. Abrams is the co-author of Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America and the forthcoming Disconnected: Disconnect: People, Politics, and Place in Twenty-First Century American Politics.
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10/24/2008 Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - The Conceptions of Social Policy: Universalism vs. Targeting
Jose Antonio Ocampo, PhD, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, will look at the debate on universalism vs. targeting in social policies in Latin America. Dr. Ocampo will examine how social rights and the welfare state are conceptualized in industrial countries, and he will analyze how these ideas informed social policies in Latin America during the era of state-led industrialization.
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10/24/2008 Philanthropy and Politics - Funding the Conservative Legal Movement
Steven Teles, Author of The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: Battle for Control of the Law and Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland.
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10/23/2008 Money & Politics: How Clean Elections Can Change the Face of Elected Office
Hosted by the Wagner Women's Caucus and Democracy Matters along with the Alliance of Latino & Latin American Students(ALAS), the Students of African Descent Alliance (SADA), and the Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA). Did you know that minorities account for only 14% of all U.S. Congressional seats? And that women make up only 15%, and have only ever held 29 governorships throughout the country, even though they account for over half of the general population? The Wagner Women's Caucus and Democracy Matters are proud to present an evening of engaging dialogue on campaign finance reform and changing the face of elected office. Panelists will address how and why so called "clean elections" can aid women and minorities in their quest for elected office. The event will be followed by a reception where guests and panelists can network and discuss their own experiences with campaigns, politics, and government. With: - Laura MacCleery, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University - Joan Mandel, Executive Director, Democracy Matters
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10/23/2008 Conflict Security and Development Series - Competition and Development: Using Law and Policy to Harness Globalization
With Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law.
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10/22/2008 POSTPONED - Red and Blue Nation? Partisanship and the 2008 Election
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER THE 2008 ELECTIONS. On October 22, NYU Wagner and The Brookings Institution's Governance Studies program will sponsor an event with Brookings senior fellows Pietro Nivola and William Galston discussing their latest endeavor, Red and Blue Nation? (Brookings Press). In Red and Blue Nation?, Nivola and Galston consider the extent to which polarized views among political leaders and activists are reflected in the electorate at large, and assess systemic reforms that might depolarize much of the political and policy process. They will be joined by Paul C. Light, NYU Wagner's Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service and Brookings nonresident senior fellow.
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10/22/2008 Energy, Environment and the Election
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Practice Network, NYU Wagner Environmental Policy and Action and NYU Environmental Law Society Regardless of who prevails in the November 4th election, the next President is expected to have the opportunity to refocus and redirect policies related to energy, climate change, the environment, education, and the economy. Election season sound bites focus on their opinions on offshore drilling and gas tax holidays, but the greater impact will come through legislation. As we near the election, this panel will examine important proposed and impending legislation, and each candidate's stance on key environmental and social policies. With: - New York League of Conservation Voters - John Neffinger, Partner, KNP communications Moderated by Dr. Michael Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy & the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
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10/22/2008 Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, <br>Founder & President of ASA Bangladesh
Hosted by the New York Microfinance Initiative,  University In association with BRIDGE and the Financial Access Initiative Join us for a presentation by Shafiqual Haque Choudhury to learn about ASA International and the upcoming launch of the ASA Foundation.
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10/20/2008 3rd Annual Bernard & Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress (in D.C.)
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10/16/2008 Conflict Security and Development Series - Nuclear Armament as a Barrier to Development
With Ambassador Richard Butler of the Center for Global Affairs
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10/15/2008 Weaving It Together: The Latino Voting Experience
Sponsored by the NYU Latino Graduate Student Alliance: NYU Wagner: Alliance for Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS); NYU Law: Latino Law Student Association (LaLSA); and NYU Stern: Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS) In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Weaving It Together: The Latino Voting Experience will engage NYU students and the larger community in an informed discussion about the possible impact of the Latino vote on the upcoming presidential election. Our guests will offer expert opinions on demographics, civic engagement, and media portrayal of the Latino community in the U.S. The event will also provide a unique opportunity for participants to connect with leading professionals. Agenda: 6:00-6:30 PM - Keynote Speaker 6:30-7:45 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A 7:45-9:00 PM - Reception With: Patti Solis Doyle (Invited) Senior Advisor to Presidential Campaign of Senator Barack Obama And panelists: - Marta Garcia, Co-Chair, National Hispanic Media Coalition - Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of PEW Hispanic Center - Jose Perez, Associate General Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund - William Ramos, Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
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10/14/2008 Uninsured Young Adults In New York
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10/10/2008 Philanthropy and Politics - Katrina Fatigue? Philanthropic Support for Education Reform in New Orleans
Angela Daliet, Executive Director, Save Our Schools New Orleans Jon Vaugh, Program Director, 21st Century Foundation Richard Laine, Director of Education, The Wallace Foundation
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10/09/2008 Essential Tools for Essential Organizing: Training for Trainers
…Critically engaging your constituents through action, reflection and collaboration… Thank you for your interest in this event. Unfortunately, the registration deadline has passed and the event is now full. If you would like to be considered for a waiting list, please email mbukirin@nyu.edu
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10/08/2008 Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat
Join us for a discussion of Lisa Harper's new book "Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat." Author Lisa Harper has an MFA in Playwriting from USC's School of Theater and a masters degree in Human Rights, with a concentration in Religion & The Media, from Columbia University. She currently is a featured op-ed writer for the prolific web-based community, FaithfulDemocrats.com. Ms. Harper is the co-founder and executive director of NY Faith & Justice, a budding movement of churches, organizations and individuals dedicated to following Christ, uniting the church and ending poverty in New York through spiritual formation, education, and direct advocacy. Reception to follow.
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10/08/2008 Reynolds Speaker Series: John Mackey, CEO and Chairman of Whole Foods Market
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