Study non-profit management, urban and environmental policy, human resources, and international affairs at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, a part of The New School in New York City. Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy ' http://www.newschool.edu/milano
With the federal debt at $16 trillion, the fate of the nation's cities stands at a crossroads. While cities like New York appear to be doing better than ever, a rising tide of poverty and inequality threatens to undermine their progress. Meanwhile, a large group of second-tier cities, from Detroit and St. Louis to Stockton and San Bernardino, are besieged as never before. How will the mushrooming national debt and looming federal austerity regime affect these trends? Will austerity exacerbate the division between successful and struggling cities?
Remarks from: Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of the State of California; former mayor of San Francisco
Center for New York City Affairs ' http://newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs
Followed by a conversation with:
Robert Doar, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration
Catherine Rampell, founder and editor, Economix blog, The New York Times
Daniel Lurie, CEO and founder, Tipping Point
Moderated by: Jeff Smith, assistant professor of Politics and Advocacy, Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School
THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT '
The Robert J. Milano Lecture and Scholarship Fund commemorate the late Robert J. Milano (1912-2000), founder and longtime President and Chairman of Millmaster Onyx, a public firm that was sold in the 1980s to Gulf Oil Company. Mr. Milano also served as a New York City deputy mayor during the Koch Administration and was a longstanding trustee and former vice chairman of The New School. In 1996, the trustees of the university named Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy in his honor.
The Robert J. Milano Lecture and Scholarship are supported by the Milano Foundation.
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
09/27/2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Robert Doar is the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he studies and evaluates how free enterprise and improved federal policies and programs can reduce poverty and provide opportunities for vulnerable Americans. Specifically Doar focuses on the employment, health, education, and community participation of low income Americans and their children.
Before founding Tipping Point in 2005, Daniel worked for the Bill Bradley Presidential Campaign, Accenture Consulting and the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. September 11th 2001 fell within Daniel's first week of work at Robin Hood and he was humbled to witness Robin Hood's relief efforts to lift up the city once more. Daniel used his time in graduate school to adapt the organization's model to fit his home community, the Bay Area. Daniel earned a BA in Political Science from Duke University and received his Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley. Daniel also serves on the Board of Directors for Single Stop USA, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and the Levi Strauss Foundation. When not fighting poverty, you can find Daniel on the hunt for the Bay Area’s best burrito.
Gavin Newsom was elected as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of the State of California on November 2, 2010. His top priorities are economic development and job creation, improving access to higher education, and maintaining California's environmental leadership. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, he served two-terms as Mayor of San Francisco. Under his leadership, the economy grew and jobs were created. The City became a center for biotech and clean tech. He initiated a plan to bring universal health care to all of the City's uninsured residents. And Newsom aggressively pursued local solutions to global climate change. In the final days of his second term as Mayor, Newsom led a historic drive to host the 2013 America's Cup, one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events in the world, which is expected to generate roughly 8,000 jobs and $1.2 billion for the local and state economy.
Catherine Rampell writes about economics for The New York Times, where she served as the founding editor of the Economix blog. Under her stewardship the blog was honored with an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has also received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism and is a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. A lifelong theater nerd, she also reviews plays for the Times's Arts section.
Before joining The Times, Catherine wrote for the Washington Post editorial pages and financial section and for The Chronicle of Higher Education. She grew up in South Florida (the New York part) and graduated from Princeton.
Jeff Smith is Assistant Professor of Politics and Advocacy at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. Jeff majored in Black Studies and Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Jeff, who has taught political science at Washington University and Dartmouth College, teaches and conducts research on campaigns and elections, public policy, race, urban politics, advocacy, and the legislative process. At Washington University, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Jeff served in the Missouri Senate from 2006-2009 as the nation’s only white state senator from a majority-black district. Since then, he has consulted on affordable housing policy and completed a memoir about his experience in politics. Jeff contributes to The Recovering Politician, a new blog for former elected officials. His writing has been featured in Inc. and New York magazines, and he has been profiled in Harper’s, The New Republic, and other periodicals.
In 2004, Jeff ran for the congressional seat vacated by Dick Gephardt, losing narrowly to Rep. Russ Carnahan. His youth-powered grass-roots campaign was chronicled in the film Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?, which was lauded by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, and short-listed for an Academy Award.
Jeff co-founded the Confluence Academies, a group of inner-city charter schools. Jeff became the Senate’s leading voice on education reform, passing major education bills including a program offering loan forgiveness for top collegians who teach in disadvantaged areas after graduation.
In 2006, Jeff was named a rising star by St. Louis Magazine, Alive Magazine, and the Riverfront Times.