The Wagner Review is the student-run academic journal of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
Hallway Talks with Climate Economist Gernot Wagner
Bloomberg columnist, author, and NYU professor Gernot Wagner describes how climate change is not only an opportunity for action, but also for-profit. He examines the social cost of carbon, the role of big fossil fuel companies, and key differences in the climate policies presented by US presidential candidates Joe Biden and president Donald Trump. Finally, Professor Wagner provides a solution to a zero-carbon future through global policy action, innovative investment, and accountability. Transcript:[0:00] Welcome from Rhea Almeida and Luisa Portugal,[2:09] Professor Wagner begins his discussion on climate change.Guest Speaker:Gernot Wagner is a climate economist. His research, writing, and teaching focus on climate risks and climate policy. He teaches climate economics and policy at NYU, where he is a clinical associate professor at the Department of Environmental Studies and associated clinical professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Gernot writes the Risky Climate column for Bloomberg Green and has written two books.Prior to joining NYU, Gernot was the founding executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (2016 – 2019). He has taught at Columbia, Harvard, and NYU, and has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Vote 2020: Getting Involved in the 2020 Election
In this fight for American democracy, the VOTE 2020 initiative at NYU Wagner has three goals: (1) to encourage everyone in the NYU community to vote, (2) to enable community members to find volunteer opportunities to ensure greater voter engagement across the country, (3) to fund students to work for non-partisan, get-out-the-vote operations.Luisa Portugal sits down with Professor Erica Foldy and the Vote 2020 Cohort, represented by NYU Wagner MPA candidates’ Alexis Richards and Abe Nelson, to discuss their efforts during the presidential election , the Vote2020 Fellowship and how students can get involved with the program.Transcript[0:00] Introduction by Tiffany Rose Miller, Editor-in-Chief of NYU Wagner Review[00:45] Erica Foldy, an NYU Wagner professor, discuss Vote 2020’s initiative efforts,[1:18] Luisa Portugal begins moderating, first question ask how Vote 2020 was started,[3:12] Alexis Richards and Abraham Nelson, Co-Directors of VOTE 2020, discuss their involvement with the initiative,[6:30] Alexis and Abe discuss how NYU students can get involved with election efforts,[12:46] Things to know when voting by mail.
The Role of Activism in 2020: Climate Change Advocacy
This podcast features a speaker panel of experts and leaders in the field climate change. They discuss what environmental advocacy looks like one year after the monumental Climate Change protests in 2019, while also considering the backdrop of 2020.The panel then reviewed rollbacks and changes in regulations that took place under the current Administration, as well as individual states’ activities and responses to those actions. They discussed how activism in 2020 has been shaped by ongoing unprecedented events and challenges of getting the Green New Deal legislation passed in CongressPanelist included speakers from varying points in their roles as activists including Janiece Watts of Fresh Energy, Ben Longstreth of NRDC, and Joe Hobbs of Fridays for Future. They will explore how to best to combat Climate Change through an activism lens particularly while we are still living through a global pandemic.The panel is moderated by Carolyn Kissane, Clinical Professor at NYU School of Professional Studies.Transcript[0:00] Welcome from Gioia Kennedy, NYU Wagner student and Chair of ACE,[00:24] Gioia Kennedy reads The Alliance for Climate Change and Environment’s mission statement,[1:40] Matt Minner, NYU Wagner student and Co-events Chair of ACE, introduces the speakers and moderator,[5:48] Dr. Carolyn Kissane begins the panel discussion,[7:07] Ben Longstreth discuss his work as a climate advocate,[11:16] Janiece Watts explains her path to activism,[18:44] Joe Hobbs walks us through his passion for climate activism at such a young age.
Hallway Talks with Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Poverty, Philip Alston
NYU Law Professor Philip Alston draws on his decades-long experience in human rights, and explains why poverty is extremely political. We hear his views on the limitations of UN Sustainable Development Goals, and why technocratic economists are not the only experts we need to rely on, especially after COVID-19. This podcast episode features Alston’s take on how multilateral organizations should evolve, why climate change needs a bolder approach, and why the eradication of poverty is not a priority of the elite power within global institutions. We end discussing Professor Alston’s adventures in a remote village in Papua New Guinea. Guest Speaker:Philip G. Alston’s teaching focuses primarily on international law, human rights law, and international criminal law. He co-chairs the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. In the human rights area, Alston was appointed in 2014 as the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and has visited and reported on Chile, China, Mauritania, Romania, and Saudi Arabia. He was previously UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions from 2004 to 2010 and undertook fact-finding missions to: Sri Lanka, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Philippines, Israel, Lebanon, Albania, Kenya, Brazil, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, the United States, Albania, and Ecuador.Photo Credit: Philip Alston, United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Photo by: Cia Pak / U.N.
Health Policies & COVID-19 Resources Around the World
Presented by NYU Wagner Health Network (WHN) and Wagner International Student Society (WISS). This discussion will feature international students from NYU Wagner's MPA-Health program, that share how their respective home countries have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also critically analyze public health policies to identify areas for improvement, and a potential for adoption by other countries. Meet the panelists:Chiamaka Ojiako: NigeriaRouding Wang: ChinaKyaolin Rajbhandary: Nepal Moderator:Hanan Almarzooqi Transcript0:00: Welcome from moderator Hanan Almarzooqi00:34 Introduction of first speaker Kyaolin Rajbhandary17:33 Introduction of second speaker Chiamaka Ojiako42:43 Introduction of third speaker Rouding Wan Rouding Wang
Hallway Talks with Health Economist and NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied
Sherry Glied, a health economist and Dean of New York University’s Wagner School, walks us through her professional journey: starting out as a labor economist to being part of the team who designed the Affordable Care Act. Glied gives us insight into her time at Washington, D.C. working on health policy under the Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations, and analyzes the ins and outs of Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s healthcare policy. Finally she gives a glimpse into her past and present life in academia during her time at Harvard, Columbia, and now NYU.Guest Speaker:Sherry Glied is Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She was Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998-2009. On June 22, 2010, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012. She had previously served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992-1993, under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and served as a member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.
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This is a terrific student run podcast
The two hosts are smart and well-researched. The guests are expert, funny and just a pleasure to listen to. Excellent work!