NYU Wagner Review is the student-run academic journal of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
Hallway Talks on Migration Diplomacy with Vittoria Zanuso and Samer Saliba
It’s important for city government leaders—particularly Mayors—to be equipped with the access, capacity, and knowledge to deal with shifts in migration patterns caused by climate change, conflict, or economic factors. This episode features Wagner alums Vittoria Zanuso ‘14 and Samer Saliba ’14 from the Mayors Migration Council, an organization focused on enabling cities to better meet the needs of incoming migrants. Tune in to hear about their innovative approaches, and why they think it’s important to stop labeling migration as a “crisis.” The speakers also discuss how their education at NYU Wagner has been influential in their professional careers.
Policy & Politics: A Discussion with NYC Council Candidates
Womxn Now: A Panel Discussion on International Women's Day
2021 began with the news that 111% of the net jobs lost in December of 2020 - 140,00 - belonged to womxn. According to the National Women's Law Center, men gained 16,000 jobs while womxn lost 156,000. The COVID-19 pandemic and the sprawling public health and economic disaster that followed in its wake have delivered a perfect storm of devastation for American womxn, especially womxn of color. Still, womxn were the best part of the past year. As the majority of the healthcare workforce, womxn were the backbone of the nation's pandemic care and response. Womxn have been organizing their communities well before the pandemic, but their passion and dedication made all the difference in elections up and down the ballot in November. It seems impossible to fully explain all the ways in which womxn held it down in the past year, but that's never stopped us before.
In celebration of International Womxn’s Day, Wagner Womxn hosted a panel discussion to discuss the unique circumstances and burdens impacting womxn in 2021 as a product of COVID-19. Panelists include Nicole Bateman, Kathryn Anne Edwards, Angela Garbes, and Dr. C. Nicole Mason. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Auton-Smith.
Money and Politics: The Dangers of Dark Money
Hazel Millard, a Senior Research and Program Associate in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, discuss how different cities are approaching money-in-politics reform and the dangers that the Citizens United decision imposes upon our democracy. We will also learn about the history of Citizens United and how Congress is working to address money-in-politics reform.
[00:00] Welcome from Emily Finkelstein and an overview of the Citizens United v. FEC landmark case,
[04:20] Hazel Millard begins a discussion on Citizens United, legislation efforts, and dark money in politics.
Hazel Millard is a senior research and program associate in the Democracy Program at The Brennan Center for Justice where she focuses on money in politics. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Millard was a speechwriting intern in the Obama White House and the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. Millard graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in 2018 with a BA in history.
Hallway Talks with Advocacy Campaign Expert Liba Beyer
Liba Beyer, director of Human Rights Watch Global Campaigns and an NYU Wagner alum, discuss the importance of communicating human rights to produce social change. She shares her strategies to garner the attention in over-crowded digital spaces, and the skills needed to make an impact on society. She provides an analysis on various human rights issues including the death penalty and voting restorations.
Beyer runs Persuasion Lab at Human Rights Watch, she explains the mission of this lab is to “figure out the tactics and tools that will move hearts and minds on human rights values to evaluate impacts in communications and audience growth/brand lift.” Finally, she describes her vision of an ideal advocacy campaign.
Liba Beyer joined Human Rights Watch in 2002 and has made significant impact in her many roles including expanding the Human Rights Watch Council by opening both the Chicago and Toronto offices. Liba currently leads the Public Advocacy, where she engages donors and public constituents in high level global advocacy campaigns and serves as the liaison between supporters in thirty two cities with the programmatic work and advocacy priorities of the organization. Liba has helped produce hundreds of international special events, donor trips and multi-polar advocacy campaigns. Liba received an MPA from NYU Wagner under a fully sponsored Jewish leader fellowship.
Stigmatized: The Stigma Associated with Diseases
We meet with fellow alumni, and current International Rescue Committee employee, Handaa Enkh-Amgalan to hear about her upcoming book "Stigmatized," which dives deep into the disease-stigmatization surrounding Tuberculosis. Enkh-Amgalan will share her perspective of the broad role of stigmas in society, she will give her understanding of the infection rates of Tuberculosis and the multicultural approach to handling diseases. Stay for the end to understand the importance and role of international health organizations, along with self-care tips and the strength in numbers of community support.
Handaa Enkh-Amgalan works in the global humanitarian sector, focusing on refugee empowerment. Born and raised amid resilient, hard-working, and education-loving parents in an informal settlement in Mongolia, Handaa firmly believes in the power of pursuing and gaining higher education to become empowered and make a difference in the world. Through this book, Handaa shares her story of persevering through obstacles from financial hardship to stigma and illness, and obtaining education and achieving success despite the tough odds. Handaa holds a Master’s degree from New York University in public policy and a Bachelor’s in Economics from East Tennessee State University.
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!