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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Day with the Colin Powell School at City College

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is hosting  a  “Day with the Colin Powell School at City College” on Thursday, February 27.  The day includes a series of public events that will:

•Introduce the school’s first permanent dean, Vince Boudreau

•Showcase the work of the school’s departments and programs

•Foster public conversations on vital issues of human rights and resilience. 

Bookending the day are two “can’t-be-missed” discussions.

At 8 a.m., the Colin Powell School’s breakfast series at the "Conversations with City" University Club presents Dr. Don Meichenbaum, founder of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. His talk, “How to Bolster Resilience in High-Risk Children and Families: Ways to Close the Inequality Gap,” is timed with the release of a new Melissa Institute study on resilience. Dr. Meichenbaum, a City College alumnus, and on of the founders of cognitive-behavioral therapy, has been named one of the profession’s 10 most influential psychologists in an American Psychologist survey of clinicians. 

The University Club is located at One W. 54th Street, Manhattan (Transportation will be available after the event to City College.)

At 6:30 p.m., the CCNY Human Rights Forum Series presents David Marwell , director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  Dr. Marwell was deeply involved in the search for Josef Mengele and other Nazi war criminals as chief of investigative research at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations.

His talk, located in Room 558, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus, will take participants behind the scenes of one of the largest and most complex historical and forensic investigations ever undertaken. It will include newly declassified, and previously unknown photographs and documents. 

The CCNY Human Rights Forum is a collaboration among the Colin Powell School, the Division of Humanities and the Arts, and the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education.

At 4:30 p.m., students, faculty, staff, and visitors will "Meet the Dean" reception in CCNY’s Great Hall, (in the neo-gothic Shepard Hall.) Vince Boudreau was named the Colin Powell School’s first permanent dean December 31, and this reception will provide a glimpse of his plans for the school as well as an introduction to its departments and programs.

The day also includes lunch, campus tours and opportunities to speak with Dean Boudreau, students, and staff, including the directors of the Colin Powell School’s new Office of Student Success and Office of Community Engagement.


RSVP for any of the February 27 events

• "Conversations with City"

• "Meet the Dean" Reception

• Search for Josef Mengele

Day with the Colin Powell School at City College