"Conversations with City"
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|
"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
|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.|
"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.