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A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College

City College students

Be our guest on February 27 and get an insider's view of City College's newest institution.

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Celebrating more than 150 years as one of the premier universities in the country, the City College of New York is dedicated to providing access to excellence for students from New York City and around the world. City College’s newest institution, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, embraces this historic legacy of public partnership. On February 27th, we invite you to “Spend a Day” with City College where you’ll get an insider’s view of our plans for the future.

Since its inauguration in May 2013, the Colin Powell School's programming, including public lectures, service-learning courses, partnerships between faculty and community organizations, and more-is driven by our desire to blend the intellectual resources of a public university with the diverse energy of the city: its leaders, its communities, its global network. We ask you to join us February 27 and get to know us.

  • 8 AM-10 AM: Conversations with City: ”How to bolster resilience in children and their families: Ways to close the inequity gap” featuring Dr. Don Meichenbaum

The fourth installment of our breakfast lecture series will feature Dr. Don Meichenbaum, one of CCNY’s most distinguished graduates and a renowned expert in the field of psychology, focusing on the issue of domestic violence. The event takes place at the University Club in midtown (see details on dress code). To RSVP: (Add eventbrite link)
Following that event, please come back to campus with us. Over the next few hours, we’ll give you the chance to meet students, tour the CCNY campus, including a visit to our historic Alumni House, which is being renovated to provide new and beautiful space for many of our Colin Powell School programs.

Transportation is available from the University Club to the CCNY campus. Spaces are limited.
11:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch on CCNY’s Campus
*max capacity 50
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:  Campus Tours *max capacity 25 – 30 


  • 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Free Time: Take a moment to recharge your phones, tour our historic Hamilton Heights neighborhood, or visit with the Colin Powell School’s program directors to learn more about the mission of the school.


  • 4:30 PM-6:30 PM: Meet the Dean of the Colin Powell School

Join us in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall to meet the newly appointed dean of the Colin Powell School, Dr. Vince Boudreau. Dr. Boudreau has been with CCNY for over twenty years and throughout his tenure was a past chair of the political science department, (pull rest of ‘pasts’ from his bio we released through CCNY). Dean Boudreau will deliver remarks about the contributions of the Colin Powell School to the CCNY campus, and the community at large. A reception will immediately follow and feature faculty from the Colin Powell School departments who will showcase their key research initiatives, publications and the student projects. 


  • 6:30 PM – 8 PM: “The Search for Josef Mengel,” with David Marwell and John C. Torpey; moderated by Eric D. Weitz

The subject of the Holocaust and its meaning in contemporary society has been a focal point of Dr. David G. Marwell’s career since 1980.  He served as the Chief of Investigative Research at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations, where he conducted historical research in support of prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in the United States. He also played a major role in the Justice Department’s investigations of Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele. John Torpey is Professor of Sociology and History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and  Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center. Professor Torpey has held fellowships from the German Marshall Fund, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Eric D. Weitz is Dean of Humanities and Arts and Professor of History at The City College of New York. In 2006 Weitz initiated a book series with Princeton University Press, Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity. He is currently writing, A World Divided: A Global History of Nations and Human Rights from the Age of Revolution to the Present.

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