IPSA Informer: March 1-7
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Monday, March 1
What: The Middle East and the US Strategy Series
When: Monday, March 1, 12:30p-1:30p
Where: Puck, Rudin Family Forum
About: With Nigel Ashton, Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Across half a century from 1953 to 1999, King Hussein of Jordan was a key player in the world of Middle East politics. Nigel Ashton will discuss his role in the Arab-Israeli peace process and the development of his close ties with the United States. He will also consider the lessons and legacy of Hussein’s reign for today’s stalled peace process.
His most recent book is King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life, (Yale University Press, 2008), a biography which draws for the first time on the King’s private papers
Wednesday, March 3
What: Frontiers of Humanitarianism 2010
When: Wednesday, March 3, 8:00a-3:15 p
Where: Puck, Rudin Family Forum
About: Contradictions and Convergences in State-building, Peace-building, and Humanitarian Action, presented by the Consortium on Security and Humanitarian Action.
The Consortium is a joint endeavor of: the Humanitarian Affairs Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York; the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University; and the Center on International Cooperation, the Center for Global Affairs, and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
What: An Address by The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson of the United Kingdom
When: Wednesday, March 3, 10:00a-11:00a
Where: D’Agostino Hall – Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street
About: Doors open at 9:30
Peter Mandelson, First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Lord President of the Council, United Kingdom, will explore the question: “Is the banking crisis a failure of globalization?”
Peter Mandelson was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) following the creation of the new Department on 5 June 2009, when he was also appointed First Secretary of State, and Lord President of the Council.
He was born in 1953, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. As a young man he lived in Tanzania for a year, an experience which formed life-long impressions of Africa and the challenges of fighting poverty. A life-long pro-European, he led the British delegation to the first ever meeting of the European Communities Youth Forum in Strasbourg in 1979.
After working as an economist at the Trades Union Congress and as a current affairs TV producer, Peter Mandelson was later appointed Labour Party Director for Campaigns and Communications in 1985.
In 1992 he was elected as member of parliament for the constituency of Hartlepool. He served until his appointment to the European Commission in 2004. He was appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 1998, where he was responsible for the introduction of the National Minimum Wage and overseeing new measures to strengthen regional development through the creation of Regional Development Agencies. During his tenure, he also published the Government’s Competitiveness White Paper – “Building the Knowledge-Driven Economy”.
In 1999 he was appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Between 1999 and 2001 he negotiated the creation of Northern Ireland’s power sharing government and the IRA’s announcement that they planned to put their arms beyond use. He also introduced the radical overhaul of the police service in Northern Ireland.
He is honorary Chair of Policy Network, a European and international think tank whose journal and conferences promote the exchange and debate of centre-left policy ideas and European social democratic thinking. He was UK chairman of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, which brings together leading academics, politicians and business people. He has travelled widely and has lectured throughout Europe, in Asia and the United States.
He was EU Commissioner for Trade from 2004 to 2008 and was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform on 3 October 2008.
What: A Conversation with Professor John Brothers: How can Wagner students be Competitive Job Seekers in the Nonprofit Sector?
When: Wednesday, March 3, 5:00-6:30
Where: Puck, Jersey Conference Room
About: The Nonprofit Network (NPN) cordially invites you to join us for A Conversation with Professor John Brothers: How can Wagner students be Competitive Job Seekers in the Nonprofit Sector?
John Brothers is the Principal of Cuidiu Consulting, a consulting firm servicing nonprofit and government agencies. John Brothers is also a Senior Fellow with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, specializing in executive leadership and is a recognized leader in the nonprofit and human/social service area with over 20 years of experience. As an adjunct professor at Wagner, he specializes in management and finance.
Prof. Brothers has a MBA in Public Policy from American Public University for which he started at Columbia University, an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from New York University and is obtaining his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University. He has taken executive training at Harvard University and Georgetown University. He has been an early childhood fellow with the Children’s Defense Fund and an urban studies fellow with Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.
What: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion: Courting Justice: South Africa’s Female Judiciary and their Role in the Transition from Apartheid to Democracy
When: Wednesday March 3, 5:00p-7:00p
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214
About: Please join the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, the African Law Association, and Law Students for Human Rights as we showcase and discuss a new documentary about the role of women judges in South Africa’s transition to democracy. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film-maker herself, Ruth Cowan.
About the Film:
“From tyranny to democracy.” Fourteen years after the defeat of apartheid, South Africa’s fledgling democracy is acclaimed for its constitutional promise of comprehensive human rights and unprecedented judicial reform. But what is essential for transformation to succeed?
Courting Justice takes viewers behind the gowns and gavels to reveal the women who make up 18 percent of South Africa’s male-dominated judiciary. Hailing from diverse backgrounds and entrusted with enormous responsibilities, these pioneering women share with candor, and unexpected humor, accounts of their country’s transformation since apartheid, and the evolving demands of balancing their courts, country, and families.
About the Film-maker:
Creator Ruth Cowan, a feminist and developing world scholar, is a leader in the fields of microfinance, human rights, judiciary development, and gender and race issues. With acuity and spirit, her film chronicles the hard fought progress of achieving gender and racial justice in a burgeoning new judiciary. It is a pivotal work that examines the exciting transformation of an entire legal system, through the intimate, unique, and inspiring stories of women working to change it from the bench.
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Thursday, March 4
What: Conflict, Security and Development Series: Violence, Democracy and Development in the Southern Philippines
When: Thursday, March 4, 12:30p-1:30p
Where: Puck, Rudin Family Forum
About: With John Gershman, clinical assistant professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner; associate director, NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Health.
Prior to joining NYU, Gershman was the director of the Global Affairs Program at the International Relations Center and the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus, a progressive think tank on U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. He has worked at a series of nonprofit think tanks since the early 1990s, including the Institute for Food and Development Policy and Partners in Health. His research, writing, and advocacy work has focused on issues of U.S. foreign policy in East and Southeast Asia; the politics of international financial institutions and multilateralism; the political economy of democracy and development; and the strategies and responses of social movements and NGOs to globalization and terrorism.
Friday, March 5
What: The Best and Worst of Aid: Accountability, Incentives & Effectiveness
When: Friday, March 5, 9:00a-4:00p
Where: Kimmel Center, Room 401
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
About: Join Bill Easterly and NYU’s Development Research Institute for its annual conference.
What: Economist Reading Group
When: Friday, March 5, 4:30-5:30
Where: Puck, Lafayette Conference Room
About: Join IPSA for a discussion of current events using The Economist as a starting point.
What: Happy Hour with IPSA, SIPA and the New School
When: Friday, March 5, 6:00-9:00
Where: Honey, 243 West 14th Street
About: Join IPSA and your colleagues from SIPA and the New School for a social/networking event. $5 beers, wine and mixed drinks.
What: Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking in Latin America
When: Friday, March 5, 5:00p-7:00p
Where: Puck, Rudin Family Forum
About: Come join the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) on Friday March 5th at 5:00PM for a presentation on Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking. Guest Speaker Beatriz Alaniz who worked for the Polaris Project, one of the leading anti-trafficking agencies in the United States and Japan, will speak about human trafficking. Guest speaker Kate Rath, Program Officer at International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere Region will speak about Gender Based Violence, specifically best practices and how this issue is related to Public Health. Excerpts from the documentary BASTA! showing interviews with survivors of gender based violence will be shared after the presentations and will be followed by a questions and answers segment.
Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
What: Global Mental Health: A Discipline Comes of Age
When: Friday, March 5, 5:30p-7:30p
Where: NYU Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204 (40 Washington Square South)
About: Mental health has been missing from the global health agenda. And yet, common disorders such as depression are responsible for more years lost to disability than any other illness, and contribute to a range of other deleterious health and social outcomes. These disorders are woefully ignored in developing countries despite posing significant burdens, and despite affordable solutions. Crafting solutions means engaging in innovative approaches to deliver care, in important questions as to how to measure the nature and impact of illness, and the other outcomes, and in challenges to address the social determinants of well-being. The purpose of this event is to introduce basic findings, methods, problems, and potential impact and future directions, of this new field of global mental health.
Featuring: Vikram Patel, MSc, MRCPsych, PhD, FMedSci (Keynote), Professor of International Mental Health, Wellcome Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London and Sangath Centre, Goa, India
Gary Belkin, MD, PhD (Discussant), Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health – NYU School of Medicine
Moderated by: Deborah Padgett, PhD, MPH, Professor of Social Work – NYU Silver School of Social Work
What: Opportunity with AmeriCares-Director, Global Partnerships (Latin America & Caribbean)
About: AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs – and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs – for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.
The Partnership Director has the responsibility for maintaining and developing relationships with international partner organizations that receive donations of medicines and medical supplies from AmeriCares. The Director ensures that AmeriCares standards are being met by clearly communicating expectations, conducting regular monitoring, and managing the relationship to motivate high partner performance. The Director also ensures that AmeriCares is supporting its partners in the most effective, efficient, and appropriate manner, given its resources. The Director oversees contact with partner organizations and is the organizational focal point for disseminating information about AmeriCares specific partnership activities to key internal constituents, including Resource Integration and Operations.
For additional information on this position and to apply, please log on to NYU CareerNet and search your “Jobs” tab under job ID: 789066.