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Choosing Leaders for a New Era: The NYC Post-Election Campaign Roundtables

RECENT EVENT - Choosing Leaders for a New Era: The NYC Post-Election Campaign Roundtables

Strategy, tactics, opportunity and chance: Join campaign leaders, pollsters, communications specialists, journalists and others for a debrief on the early plans, unforeseen twists and last minute sprints that led up to New York City's 2013 primary and general elections. READ MORE » WATCH »

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Surveillance City: The War on Drugs in Urban Neighborhoods

JUNE 18, 2014

The War on Drugs has created a powerful surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. High-tech techniques criminalize entire blocks and transform informal community networks into liabilities for local residents as police use family relationships to demand information, pursue suspects and threaten incarceration. The presumption of criminality takes a relentless toll. Join our 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, sociologist Alice Goffman, who spent six years studying the effects of pervasive policing. READ MORE » watch video »

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Big Dreams for New York's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care & Education

JUNE 17, 2014

With the creation of EarlyLearnNYC in 2012, New York City reinvented its system for subsidized early care and education for children from low-income families. Now, as the city launches an expanded Pre-K network for 4-year-olds, what will happen to subsidized child care for younger kids? Can the reform vision of EarlyLearn be put fully into action and sustained? A conversation with experts in the field and the release of findings from a new Center for New York City Affairs report on early care and education. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »

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Youth Justice, Police and NYC's Neighborhoods

APRIL 30, 2014

There's been a sea change in New York City juvenile justice policy and police practices over the last two years. Policymakers in the new administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio seek to drive change even further, to improve police-community relations and strengthen juvenile justice programs while also securing public safety. How does the administration intend to pursue its objectives? What do community leaders and others believe needs to change? Will young people and community residents gain a meaningful voice in both policy and practice? READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »

 

Second Acts: Recovering from Scandal

Second ActsCrisis management and scandal recovery have captured the moment, from big-league sports to NYC's current political silly season. While the public sees scandal through a tabloid lens, at its heart are flawed human beings making mistakes and trying to preserve their reputations and careers. "Recovering politicians" who suffered highly publicized scandals share their stories. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »

Other items Of Note

Event Video: Surveillance City: The War on Drugs in Urban Neighborhoods- June 18, 2014

Event Video: Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care & Education - June 17, 2014

Event Video: Youth Justice, Police and NYC's Neighborhoods - April 30, 2014

Event Video: Grassroots Politics: From Brooklyn to the White House - March 21, 2014

In the News: Newsday, Eyeing diversity in de Blasio Administration - March 2, 2014

In the News: NY Daily News, On Common Core, can't turn back now - February 28, 2014

Event Video: City & The State: Conflict or Collaboration? - February 27, 2014

In the News: MarketWatch, New Release of the "FAFSA: How-to Guide" Will Help Low-Income and First-Generation Students Access Financial Aid - January 16, 2014

In the News: Capital, NYC's other great elementary schools - January 13, 2014

In the News: NY1, Advocates Say Too Many Students Are Being Brought to Precincts for Minor Infractions - January 13, 2014

In the News: Polioptics, Professor Jeff Smith Interviews Andrew White, Director of the Center for New York City Affairs - January 3, 2014

 
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