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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

"Conversations with City"

Colin Powell School Speakers

This year the Colin Powell School inaugurates "Conversations with City," a series of six breakfast discussions that introduces the work of our school to the broader New York community. Each discussion spotlights the work of one of our five academic departments (anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology) or one of our degree-granting programs.

Fri., Sept. 20

"Egypt in Transition: Military Power and Civic Governance," features Michele Dunne, a scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, formerly served as Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, in diplomatic posts in Cairo, and on the White House National Security Council. Mona El-Ghobashy, an assistant professor in political science with Barnard College, is a specialist on political mobilization and street protest in contemporary Egypt.

Thurs., Oct. 31 "Gender Violence, Masculinities, and the Search for Women's Security in South Asia." Panelists are Babar Bashir, managing director of Rozan, a Pakistani organization that focuses on domestic violence and abuse, masculinity, and mental health; and Merle Gosewinkel, senior program officer for the international Women's Peacemaker Program. Patti Ackerman, director of City College's women's studies program, moderates.
Nov 11

"Sovereign Debt Forgiveness and Austerity: Policy, Philanthropy, and the Hard Choices Ahead" will feature Fulvio V. Dobrich and Vasili Tsamis. Dobrich is principal, Meldrum Asset Management and managing director, Galileo Fund, and Vasili Tsamis is chief operating officer and co-chief investment officer, Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Kevin Foster, chair of the Colin Powell School economics department moderates.

Thurs., Feb. 27

Don Meichenbaum, a City College alumnus, and one of the leading figures in clinical psychology will deliver a talk entitled "Bolstering Resilience in "High-Risk" Children and Their Families: Ways to Close the Inequality Gap," Dr. Meichenbaum will focus on evidence-based interventions that have been found to alter this developmental trajectory in high-risk children. Meichenbaum, a founder of cognitive behavior therapy, has been voted one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.

Mar. 13

Jeremy Travis, the president of John Jay College, and Alex Vitale, associate professor of sociology, Brooklyn College" will discuss "The Political Landscape of Police Reform in New York City," including the changing political landscape, NYPD leadership, Stop and Frisk, and police-community relations. University Club, One West 54th Street, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seating is limited. RSVP required. 
Apr. 7

"A Critical Anthropological Study of Disability"  Faye Ginsburg, the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology, New York University, and Rayna Rapp, professor of anthropology, New York University. University Club, One West 54th Street, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seating is limited. RSVP required.