Maya Wiley keynote to kick off public service weekend at the new school


Program aims to inspire a new generation to pursue careers in public service.


New York, September 23, 2019 --The Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School will host its first Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Public Service Weekend. Taking place on Friday, September 27, to Saturday, September 28, 2019, at The New School’s Greenwich Village campus, this conference will bring together undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from two or four-year colleges and universities who have an interest in careers in the public sector. Kicking off with a key-note speech from New School Professor and MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley, the Milano School’s PPIA Public Service Weekend will focus on inspiring a new generation of diverse students to pursue careers in public service.

"The Milano School is excited to partner with PPIA,” John Clinton, Interim Dean of the Milano School, said. “This fall, as The New School celebrates its Centennial anniversary, we are frequently reminded of issues 100 years ago that compelled bold, breakaway thinkers and doers to establish a ‘new school.’ One goal was to prepare individuals seeking public service solutions to societal issues. The New School heartily welcomes these students who--today--see a vital role for public service to address inequality, climate change, racial disparities, and other urgent issues.”

The weekend’s theme, Engaging a New Generation to Restore Trust in Public Service, aligns with The New School’s founding vision of bringing together bringing together scholars and citizens to engage in discussion, debate, and critical reflection on the issues of the current day. Holding true to that mission, the Milano School believes public service that is responsive and aligned with the needs of citizens requires representation of historically marginalized communities, and the PPIA Public Service Weekend aims to help inspire and build those connections.  The conference’s highlights include Wiley’s keynote speech titled “Restoring Trust in Public Service,” as well as an address from Milano School alumna Alexandria McBride (Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management ’16) who currently works as Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland, California.

Program:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Check-in

Time: 4:30-5:00PM:

Location: University Center, Lobby, 63 Fifth Avenue

Reception and PPIA Networking Event

Time: 5:00-6:15PM

Location: University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Event Café

“Restoring Trust in Public Service” keynote address by Maya Wiley, The New School Professor and NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst, with opening remarks from Mary Watson, Executive Dean of the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School

Time: 6:30-7:30PM

Location: Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 102

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Check-In

Time: 8:30AM

Location: University Center, Lobby, 63 Fifth Avenue

Continental Breakfast and PPIA Participant Introductions

Time: 8:30-9:30AM

Location: Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 102

Keynote Speech by Alexandria McBride, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland, California, and 2016 Milano graduate in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM

Location: University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 104

The Practice of Policy

Panel Moderator: Charles Allison, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at the Milano School

Panelists: Milano alumni Sarah Fajardo, Nicole Lau, Jeff Lindor, Davis Winslow, and current Milano student Mariana Peinado

Time: 10:45AM-12:15PM

Location: Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 102

Lunch and Networking opportunity with PPIA alumni, Milano alumni, and students

Time: 12:30PM-1:30PM

Location: Starr Foundation Hall, University

Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 102

Workshop for Future Policymakers

Lead Facilitator: Rachel Meltzer, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Chair, MS Public and Urban Policy Program at the Milano School

Facilitators: Belen Fodde, Adrienne Hadaway, Courtney Loiacono, Duncan Miller, Luisa Rodriguez-Aponte, Doug Salathe, Andrew Stark, Edward Ubiera, Sam Wu, and Lila Zwonitzer

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Location: Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 102

How Applying to Grad School Works

Presenter: Merida Escandon Gasbarro, Director of Admission, Graduate Programs, The New School and Gabriela Garcia Juarez, Assistant Director, Graduate Admission, Schools of Public Engagement at The New School

Time: 3:45-4:15 PM

Location: University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level 104

Closing Reception

Time: 4:15-5:30PM

Location: University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Event Café

Founded in 1919, The New School was established to advance academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. A century later, The New School remains at the forefront of innovation in higher education, inspiring more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students to challenge the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The university welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and public programs that encourage open discourse and social engagement. Through our online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


The Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment offers graduate degrees and certificate programs that combine progressive theory and influential research with real-world experiences. Based in New York City, Milano is a graduate school designed for pragmatic idealists who want to leverage their passion for positive social change to become transformative leaders. Our Public and Urban Policy faculty of renowned scholars and experts are deeply engaged in social, economic, and environmental issues and works actively to solve the major social and organizational challenges of our time.

 

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