New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

“Occupation to Policy” Panel Features U.S. Dept. of Education’s Cunningham, Huffington Post’s Shapiro, and Others—Nov. 3 at the Wagner School

November 1, 2011

Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary for communications and outreach of the U.S. Department of Education, will speak on a panel at “Occupation to Policy: A Discussion on the Political, Governmental and Economic Implications of Occupy Wall Street,” November 3, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (The Puck Building, the Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street [below Houston]). Subways: N, R (Prince Street); 6 (Bleecker Street).

Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or Seating based on availability.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here. For more information, email

Cunningham, a political appointee, will discuss how the U.S. government is addressing the demands of students, but will also speak more broadly as to how the federal government is responding and reacting to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Other panelists include Professor George Shulman of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, whose interests include political thought and the role of narrative in politics, Professor Peter Rajsingh of NYU Stern School of Business, who specializes in finance and social theory, corporate governance, and business ethics, and has held prominent positions in both the private and public sectors. The event will be moderated by business reporter Lila Shapiro of the Huffington Post.

The event is presented by the Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs and sponsored by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.



This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Events, Around the Square, Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

“Occupation to Policy” Panel Features U.S. Dept. of Education’s Cunningham, Huffington Post’s Shapiro, and Others—Nov. 3 at NYU’s Wagner School

Search News

NYU In the News

Paying It Backward: NYU Alum Funds Scholarships

The Wall Street Journal profiled Trustee Evan Chesler on why he decided to chair the Momentum fund-raising campaign.

A Nobel Prize Party: Cheese, Bubbles, and a Boson

The New Yorker talked to Professor Kyle Cranmer and graduate student Sven Kreiss about NYU’s role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which resulted in a Nobel prize for the scientists who predicted its existence.

The World as They Knew It

The New York Times reviewed the exhibit at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World on how ancient Greeks and Romans mapped the known and unknown areas of their world.

Elite Institutions: Far More Diverse Than They Were 20 Years Ago

NYU made stronger gains over the last 20 years in increasing diversity than any other major research university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’
at Universities

The New York Times reported on the multi-million collaboration among NYU and two other universities to harness the potential of Big Data, including an interview with Professor Yann LeCun, director of NYU’s Center for Data Science.

NYU Footer