Weissberg Forum

Through the generosity of Trustee Nina Weissberg, New York University has established the Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square at its Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C. The Center provides study away and internship experiences for NYU students, as well as rich academic and cocurricular programming. The Weissberg Forum is an annual signature event that brings together distinguished figures from government, industry, the professions, and the academy to discuss complex and timely issues from a variety of perspectives. The Forum, frames and conducts dialogues around issues that provoke differing views and even controversy. The aim is to provide a forum for such issues to be debated in an informed, rigorous, and civil manner -- , the kind of dialogue that academic institutions are intended to promote. Previous Weissberg Forum events have addressed gender, immigration, and most recently, healthcare and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.


Past Forums

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2017 - Criminal Justice Reform

What reforms are necessary to make our communities safe while treating all people fairly? How can we make the system more cost-effective? And what can be done to commute unfair sentencing and overturn mandatory minimum laws that remain in effect throughout the country?

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2016 - Big Data

Big Data: Exploring the Tension Between Utility and Privacy in Law, Commerce, Medicine, and National Security

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2015 - Perspectives on the Shifting US Health Landscape

Leading Policymakers, Professionals and Providers Debate the New Geography Shaping Health in America.

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2014 - Gender

Experts Discuss Policy, Programs, and Research Focused on Combating Gender Disparities 

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2013 - Immigration

On the Verge of Reform:  How Policy Choices Affect the Immigrant Population