This pinterest board includes a round up of news placement such as:
- audio from Moral Courage director Irshad Manji on her book Allah Liberty & Love.
- news clip about NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management graduate research assistant Chris Whong’s “Seetra.in App Tracks NYC Subways In Real Time.”
- a new monthly column about our new NYU Wagner Innovations Lab, the first being “Incorporating Innovation into Local Government” by Neil Kleiman, NYU Wagner special advisor to the dean, via Governing.com
FRIDAY APRIL 13: IPSA’s 2012 conference will explore the recent events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as other citizen-led political movements past and present, to better understand the commonalities and differences in successful and attempted large-scale change. Through conversations led by various experts, academics and practitioners, we will examine the players, politics and contexts that have been at the center of recent movements and revolutions and their implications for creating long-term and meaningful change in societies. Varying perspectives and topics, such as women and the MENA movements, the role of social media in change, and developing movements in Latin America and Asia will be presented in the day’s events.
The conference will also feature an original photography exhibit, “A Place Called Tahrir,” by Sabelo Narasimhan, MPA Candidate 2012 at NYU Wagner.
For more information on the conference and a list of confirmed speakers please look here.
RSVP here. #IPSA2012
NYU Civic Team’s upcoming Civic Camp: Act Local, Think Global March 23rd at the NYU Kimmel Center. via @nyucivicteam. one of NYU Wagner’s masters candidates, Amanda Alampi, will be on a panel at this day long intensive workshop.
This post is part of the NYU Wagner IPSA (International Public Service Association) pre-conference blog series. The 9th Annual IPSA Conference, Revolut!on: People, Politics & Change, is coming up on April 13, 2012! #NYUWevents
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The United Nations says today symbolically marks the moment when the world’s population reaches 7 billion. A little more than two centuries ago, the global population was 1 billion. How did it grow so big so fast? With the help of a sound montage and video, it gets a little easier to see how the Earth can produce that kind of a crowd.
Watch our video: 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast
Photo: Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard / NPR
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