NYU Wagners International Public Service Association will present the U.S. movie premiere of The End of Poverty? Think Again! by multi-awarded filmmaker Philippe Diaz on Friday, October 30. The screening will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Salo Coslovsky. It all takes place at Wagner, located in the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor. RSVP is required; visit here.
After 25 selections to international film festivals, including the Cannes Festival 2008, The End of Poverty? is coming to American Theaters on November 13. Aimed at exploring the root causes for the persistence of poverty, this documentary presents footage from the poorest areas around the world, punctuated by the comments of such personalities as Nobel Prize winners Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, William Easterly, author/activist Susan George, Eric Toussaint and Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. For more information, please visit the website.
Salo Coslovsky (moderator) joined the Robert F.Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU in September as an assistant professor of international development. His research bridges international development, legal sociology, and organizational behavior, and asks how developing countries can promote sustainable and equitable growth even when subjected to intense global competition. His dissertation examined how Brazilian prosecutors enforce labor and environmental laws so as to enhance business competitiveness.
About The International Public Service Association
The International Public Service Association (IPSA) at New York Universitys Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a student organization dedicated to enriching the Wagner experience by raising awareness of, and fostering constructive and innovative debate on, international public service issues. IPSA provides a forum for exchange, education, and action by engaging members of the Wagner community with interests in the areas of international public management, policy, finance, health, and urban planning. For more information, please visit their website.