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Experts discuss critical issues in CCNY’s Presidential Conversations

Terri Watson
CCNY education Professor Terri N. Watson will moderate the first Presidential Conversations event on Sept. 29.

Some of the most pertinent issues in education, society and health are the subject of discussion in the third series of The City College of New York’s Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement.

“A Public Conversation about Testing and School Reform,” a panel discussion organized and moderated by City College education Professor Terri N. Watson, begins the series on Sept. 29.

Panelists include:

  • Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director for the Alliance for Quality Education;
  • David Bloomfield, professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center;
  • Jamaal Bowman, principal of Cornerstone Middle School for Social Justice; and
  • R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Black Studies program, CCNY.

Among the other discussions scheduled through spring are conversations on diasporic Indian literature, upward mobility, sustainable waste management, biodiversity research in  Asia, fighting the obesity epidemic, and politics in young adult literature. Click here for the complete schedule of topics and speakers.  All the events will be in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.




Jay Mwamba