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    New York's Emergence as a Tech Hub : Opportunities and Challenges

    New York's Emergence as a Tech Hub : Opportunities and Challenges

    Over the past 15 years, New York City has become a technology powerhouse, with almost 350,000 jobs in the sector propelled by businesses large and small, including more than 9,000 start-up firms. The city’s institutions of higher education are producing more tech, STEM and life sciences graduates than any other locality in the nation, and the New York is a leader in the development of civic technology. How did we get here? Is our current growth sustainable? Are our educational programs feeding alumni into careers in technology large enough and inclusive enough to make tech a vehicle for social equity? What challenges does a high concentration of highly educated, highly compensated employees in this industry pose for the city? Join us for a conversation with three people who have been intimately involved with New York’s emergence as a technology hub and setting the agenda for further growth.

    The Marxe Issues panel of experts includes: Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; Andrew Rasiej, Founder/CEO Civic Hall, Founder Personal Democracy Forum, Chairman Emeritus, NY Tech Alliance; and J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives for New York City. This program will be moderated by David S. Birdsell, Marxe Dean, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

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    Urban Protests in Latin America

    Urban Protests in Latin America

    In late 2019 major and, at times, violent protests broke out in Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia. These events took place in the context of protests earlier in the year in Venezuela and, before that, Brazil. These types of protests have had important impacts on political systems and social dynamics in the region and have in the past generation contributed to bringing down governments in Bolivia and Brazil. Chile’s protests have already led to an agreement to revise that country’s constitution. This panel will bring together experts on the region to discuss the drivers of these protests, the effects on these political systems, and their implications for the future.

    The Global Insights panel of experts includes: Janice Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark, and Patricio Navia, Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University. The program will be moderated by Enrique Desmond Arias, Marxe Chair of Western Hemisphere Affairs at Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

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    Colombia's Peace Process at the Crossroads

    Colombia's Peace Process at the Crossroads

    "In 2016 the Colombian government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) concluded a historic peace agreement that ended the half-century long war between the government and the FARC. Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize that year. The implementation of the peace accords has, however, been a rocky affair especially after Ivan Duque, an opponent of the peace process, won the presidency in 2018. Conflict continues today with numerous FARC dissident organizations operating around Colombia and other armed organizations, including the ELN and EPL guerrilla groups, expanding their presence in formerly FARC controlled areas. Indeed, homicide rates have increased nationally since 2017 as armed actors vie for control of lucrative markets in illicit drugs and mining. The country has seen a wave of assassinations of peasants, civic leaders, and former guerrillas leading one important FARC leader to again take up arms.

    This panel will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss the state of the peace process and the prospects for Colombia in the coming years."

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    Re-envisioning International Affairs Education in a New Era 

    Re-envisioning International Affairs Education in a New Era 

    International Affairs programs face numerous challenges responding to a rapidly shifting global order. As new powers rise and old powers recede, the existing liberal order struggles to maintain relevance in the face of warming climates, growing economic inequality, migration, trade wars and political conflict. What is the future for International Affairs programs? Join us in conversation about the challenges facing MIA programs and the need for a new approach.

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    Immigration Status and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

    Immigration Status and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

    Immigrant legal status is a central axis of stratification in contemporary U.S. society and is linked to a range of inequities for youth. The poverty rate of children with undocumented parents is twice the rate of children of U.S.-born parents and undocumented youth are much more likely to report clinical levels of depression and anxiety than their documented peers.Yet although we know immigrant legal status is linked to inequality, we know far less about potential solutions to this problem. One straightforward remedy is the regularization of immigration status. In June 2012, the Obama Administration announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, granting a subset of undocumented youth temporary relief from deportation, access to work authorization, and other related benefits. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced plans to eliminate the program, a highly contested decision culminating in a November 2019 Supreme Court hearing. In this presentation, Dr. Patler addresses a series of interrelated questions about DACA’s tenure and potential termination in influencing the wellbeing of undocumented young people: How has DACA influenced psychological wellbeing among immigrant youth during the program’s tenure? Have DACA’s impacts changed or unfolded over time, in response to changing political contexts? And finally, how has DACA affected the family members of DACA-eligible people?

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    United States vs. China : Are Future Trade and CyberSecurity Talks Viable?

    United States vs. China : Are Future Trade and CyberSecurity Talks Viable?

    This Marxe Issues will focus on the complexity of the U.S./China trade and security relationship by exploring the impact of tariffs, cyber security breach, and the long-term perils facing these two superpowers.

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