The Research Center for Leadership in Action explores and broadly shares new knowledge and ideas about public service leadership. Below are updates about our latest research and programs. We invite practitioners, researchers, scholars, students, and the public to participate in our full slate of convenings, inquiries, panels, dialogues, seminars, and other learning opportunities. Visit the calendar for a list of recent and upcoming events.

The question of what to do about New York’s indictment-prone State Legisature took center stage at an all-day conference at NYU Wagner on April 30 entitled “Improving Albany: A Path to Greater Effectiveness.”

The forum's galaxy of participants — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, former Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch, New Yorker writer Ken Auletta, and many others — discussed the legal, electoral, budgetary, and political reforms required to enable the Legislature to regain public confidence and

The American Psychological Association-sponsored blog PsyCRITIQUES has not only written a highly favorable review  of “The Color  Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work,” by Erica Gabrielle Foldy, Associate Professor of Public and Nonpublic Management, NYU Wagner, and Tamara R. Buckley, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, CUNY, but the blog is also inviting

Co-Lead Net organizes their second Collective Leadership Research Workshop at NYU Wagner

On April 23, NYU Wagner professors Sonia Ospina and Erica Foldy launched the second Collective Leadership Research Workshop, a three-day workshop titled Logics in Tension: Bridging the individual and collective dimensions of leadership. In partnership with the NYU Leadership Initiative, this event brought together members of the Collective Leadership Network (Co-Lead Net), a community of scholars and practitioners from across

On April 21, students from across New York University were honored at the31st Annual President's Service Awards, including four NYU Wagner students and two student groups.;

The ceremony, held at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, honored over 100 individual awardees and 38 group awards from across all NYU schools, including Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

The awards are given to students and student organizations that have had an exemplary

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Right Honourable Tricia Marwick, MSP, delivered a fascinating NYU Wagner guest lecture on April 10 entitled “Scotland’s Journey to and Beyond the Referendum on Independence.”

As the elected Presiding Officer – or Speaker – of the Scottish Parliament, Ms. Marwick had a unique and non-partisan viewpoint of the independence referendum held last September, which she described as her “ringside seat.”

Her speech covered Scotland’s rich history of democratic engagement and the challenges since

Vicki Been returned to NYU Wagner to discuss her role at the helm the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the ambitious city program to build and preserve 200,000 affordable apartment units in a decade’s time.

The eagerly-anticipated 2015 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum drew a capacity crowd of more than 150 students, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and developers on April 7. Commissioner Been was familiar to many in the audience as Professor of

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on April 7 the appointment of NYU Wagner’s Gordon J. Campbell to the Board of Directors of the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), and recommended the Board elect Campbell as its Vice Chairperson.

Professor Campbell serves as a Professor of Practice at NYU Wagner and directs the school’s Executive MPA program.

He brings, as the Mayor recounted,