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October 7, 2015 October 7, 2015
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF PROFESSOR DENNIS C. SMITH
On October 7, 2015 NYU Wagner celebrated the life of Professor Dennis Smith, who passed away on July 27, 2015. A faculty member for more than four decades, Dennis devoted himself to students, alumni, and colleagues, offering valuable connections, support, and encouragement to many. He was a leading expert and scholar in criminal justice, and a global ambassador for NYU Wagner. At the celebration, former students, friends, and colleagues shared their memories of Dennis. Speakers included: Sherry…
November 15, 2011
Concrete State of Mind: How Great Streets Can Make Us Happier and Healthier
Presented by NYU's Rudin Center, Transportation Alternatives, the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Transportation Association It's obvious that when streets are built for walking and biking, it's easier for New Yorkers to be active. But did you know that streets designed for active transportation can also improve mental cognition and neighborhood social bonds? And how do designers reclaim iconic streets like Broadway in Times Square as places for people? Find out more over…
November 14, 2011
Beyond Borders and Detainment: Building Support for Immigrants' Rights and Immigration Reform in the U.S.
Presented by the Women of Color Policy Network. Arizona’s SB 1070 law and the copycat bills that followed marked a significant turning point in the national call for comprehensive immigration reform. Though many anti-immigrant measures were ultimately unsuccessful, in large part due to successful advocacy campaigns and strategies led by and with immigrant communities, they made the need for action at the federal level more urgent and underscored the importance of building support for…
November 7, 2011
Across Party Lines: Voting and Civic Engagement in Communities of Color
Presented by the Women of Color Policy Network. In the 2008 election, voter turnout was at the highest levels in forty years, due in large part to significant voter increases in communities of color. In stark contrast, voter turnout levels in the 2010 mid-term elections declined significantly – a drop best explained by noting that families of color were pummeled by the recession and less hopeful that their vote would translate into the change their communities need. With the 2012 elections…
October 6, 2011
Conflict, Security, and Development Series: Gender-Based Violence and Access to Food and Water in Humanitarian Crises - Is there a Connection?
Sponsor(s): Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner
October 3, 2011
Professor Morduch further reflects on innovations in the field and the value of for profit and nonprofit microfinance institutions
In Conversations on Microfinance, Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, speaks with Timothy Ogden, *an executive partner at Sona Partnersand the editor in chief of Philanthropy Action , *about the state of microfinance today --challenges, opportunities, innovations and more*. *Professor Morduch is a development economist well known for his contributions to assessing the impact of microfinance since the early years of the…
October 3, 2011
Professor Morduch weighs in on the ongoing debate regarding for-profit and nonprofit MFIs, the evolution of micro-credit and much more
In Conversations on Microfinance, Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, speaks with Timothy Ogden, *an executive partner at Sona Partnersand the editor in chief of Philanthropy Action , *about the state of microfinance today --challenges, opportunities, innovations and more*. *Professor Morduch is a development economist well known for his contributions to assessing the impact of microfinance since the early years of the…
October 3, 2011
Professor Morduch considers questions about assessing the impact of microfinance in alleviating poverty
In Conversations on Microfinance, Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, speaks with Timothy Ogden, *an executive partner at Sona Partnersand the editor in chief of Philanthropy Action , *about the state of microfinance today --challenges, opportunities, innovations and more*. *Professor Morduch is a development economist well known for his contributions to assessing the impact of microfinance since the early years of the…
September 28, 2011
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September 27, 2011
Welfare Reform at Fifteen: Is it Working?
Presented in conjunction with the Wagner Policy Alliance, and the Poverty Discussion Group In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, more commonly known as TANF. He famously declared that this act would “end welfare as we know it.” Fifteen years later the debate continues...has welfare reform lived up to its…
September 26, 2011
Leadership and Management Education in the Context of Nepal's Community, Organizational and National Development Podcast
Please join RCLA Fellow and NYU Wagner Adjunct Associate Professor Robertson Work and Nepali colleagues to learn about an ongoing collaboration to design leadership and human development graduate curricula and trainings for the School of Environmental Management and Science (SchEMS) at Pokhara University in Nepal. Robertson Work, adjunct associate professor of public administration, is founder/director of Innovative Leadership Services and serves as a consultant to UNDP, UNDESA and the East-…
September 26, 2011
Do You Get What You Pay For? Financial Incentives in Public Policy: Part 1
Presented by MDRC, Center for an Urban Future, NYU Wagner, and NYU Wagner's Economic and Finance Association Join us for a half-day forum to present the latest innovations in the use of financial incentives in social and health policy, much of it being pioneered right here in New York City. We will take lessons learned from local examples and elsewhere and assess their applicability to policymakers at the city and state level, with a particular emphasis on providing new ideas to the relatively…
September 26, 2011
Do You Get What You Pay For? Financial Incentives in Public Policy: Part 2
Presented by MDRC, Center for an Urban Future, NYU Wagner, and NYU Wagner's Economic and Finance Association Join us for a half-day forum to present the latest innovations in the use of financial incentives in social and health policy, much of it being pioneered right here in New York City. We will take lessons learned from local examples and elsewhere and assess their applicability to policymakers at the city and state level, with a particular emphasis on providing new ideas to the relatively…
September 20, 2011
"Fixing the Great Mistake": Mark Gorton explores the effect of automobile policies in New York City
A discussion with OpenPlans and New York City Streets Renaissance founder Mark Gorton as he examines and questions the role of the automobile in New York City. For more than 100 years New York City government policy has prioritized the needs of the automobile over the needs of any other mode of transport. Working under the faulty assumption that more car traffic would improve business, planners and engineers have systematically made the City's streets more dangerous and less vibrant places. As…
September 19, 2011
Fields of Engagement: Debating Key Questions of Research and Jewish Education
Who and what is driving the Jewish education agenda? How has research in Jewish education contributed to the development of contemporary Jewish life? How can research connect to new ideas and new technologies? Dr. Lisa Grant, Dr. Alex Pomson, and Dr. Benjamin Jacobs addressed these and other questions at this symposium celebrating the publication of the International Handbook of Jewish Education. Prof. Steven M. Cohen of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner moderated.
September 13, 2011
Islam In America: The Next 10 Years
.Join Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner, and John Avlon, Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast/Newsweek, as they examine how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape post-9/11 America. In her new book, Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a path to reconciling faith and freedom — and she does so by showing us all how to develop "moral courage," the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants to shut you up. John Avlon, a leading…
April 26, 2011
Distorted Images, Uneven Policies: How the Media Shape Public Policy Outcomes
From the newly passed Arizona immigration law to TANF reauthorization, media representations of groups and individuals can have a powerful impact on public policy outcomes at the state and federal levels. These images and narratives that the media-at-large shape and disseminate bear tremendous weight on public opinion and how policymakers respond to some of the greatest challenges of our time. Support for social policies for low-income and marginalized communities can be especially sensitive to…
April 25, 2011
The Middle East and United States Strategy Series: A New Middle East: How Should the West Respond?
Featuring Ed Husain Ed Husain is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His work focuses on international threats from radicalization, extremism, and terrorism. Previously, Mr. Husain was cofounder and codirector of Quilliam Foundation, the world's first counter-radicalization think tank. He also served as a language instructor at the British Council in Syria and Saudi Arabia. Formerly an activist of Jamat-e-Islami, Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), and Muslim Brotherhood front…
April 22, 2011
Uncover and Speak Out: Systemic Violence Against LGBTQ Communities From a Global Perspective
LGBTQ activists and advocates around the world have achieved unprecedented headway in the recognition, promotion and respect of human rights. Progressive governments have deliberated over and even passed legislation seeking to eviscerate discrepancies in health care access, grant marriage and partnering rights, foster safety and promote decriminalization. Some countries are following a road map toward more egalitarian societies, where being LGBTQ-identified is not a factor of exclusion or…
April 19, 2011
Re-thinking Juvenile Justice: Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth
In January 2011, Governor Cuomo's State of the State speech called for an overhaul of New York State's juvenile justice system, framing the issue as both an economic and moral one. Incarcerating young people strains the state budget, costing an estimated $210,000 to hold one young person for one year. In navigating the tension between the social needs of troubled youth and their families, the financial needs of economically depressed communities that depend on prisons for jobs, and interests of…
April 14, 2011
Forward Thinking in Critical Times: TANF, Safety Nets, and A New Economy for All
For the last 15 years, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (TANF) has provided critical assistance to many families in need. Over this same period and in the wake of the most recent recession, poverty rates and unemployment rates have reached historic highs and families receiving public assistance continue to encounter multiple barriers to long-term economic security. As the TANF approaches reauthorization in September 2011, there is an opportunity to think critically about how…
April 14, 2011
Conflict, Security and Development series with Dr. Donna Esput
April 13, 2011
15th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum: Effective Leadership of Healthcare Organizations: Past, Present and Future
This forum will compare the evolving role of healthcare leaders over the past 25 years with today's demands and tomorrow's expectations. Speakers: Claudia Caine, MPA '84 Executive Vice President & COO, Lutheran HealthCare Anthony Kovner, Ph.D. Professor of Public and Health Management, NYU Wagner Jacob Victory, MPA '98 Vice President, Performance Management Projects, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
April 11, 2011
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Keynote speaker Gordon Brown