The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its September 2007 schedule of events and lectures, which includes International Careers: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience, “Thursday Brown-bag Series,” Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches, which examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts, and In Print, a series which features leading authors and books on global affairs.

All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Reservations are required. For more information, or to register for events, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or email

** For all “Thursday Brown-bag Series” Events: A Collaboration with the Office for International Programs at NYU Wagner ( Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor Conference Room (southeast corner of Lafayette and Houston). RSVP by visiting or by calling 212.992.8380.

Monday September 10th at 6:00 p.m. Continuing Education Information Session

Thursday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m From Strengthening Livelihoods to Developing Economies-Putting Theory Into Practice In Post-Conflict Countries: **Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Timothy Nourse, microfinance and enterprise development specialist, Academy for Educational Development in post-conflict countries. Development actors aim to rapidly transition from strengthening livelihoods at the household level to rebuilding economies. While sound in theory, putting this strategy into practice is challenging. Based on his work in post-conflict countries such as Sierra Leone, Sudan, Palestine, and Afghanistan, Mr. Nourse discusses the practical challenges of moving from grant programs to sustainable microfinance and relief-oriented direct assistance to facilitating market development.

Monday, September 24 at 6.30 p.m. In Print: Amy Zegart, Spying Blind: The CIA, The FBI, and he Origins of 9/11. Amy B. Zegart, associate professor of public policy, University of California, Los Angeles; author, Flawed by Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC is joined by Gideon Rose, moderator; managing editor, Foreign Affairs. Amy Zegart provides a first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. Zegart suggests that longstanding organizational weaknesses left unaddressed during the 1990s prevented the CIA and FBI from capitalizing on 23 opportunities to disrupt the September 11 plot. Nonfiction. Princeton. September 2007.

Tuesday, September 25 at 6.30 p.m. International Careers in the Private Sector: Panel Discussion with E. Duke Dickerson, moderator; director-health and science systems, clinical and scientific affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim, Michelle Billig, director of global political risk service, PIRA Energy Group, Sean Cohan, senior vice president of international, A&E Television Networks, Mike Moen, managing director, Warisan Capital, LLC, Helen Shaw, bank examiner, Bank Supervision Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Thursday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m Fighting for Public Health: Recuilding a Healthcare System in Afghanistan: **Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Jim Holliman, M.D., FACEP, program manager, Afghanistan Healthcare Sector Medical Reachback Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine. Due to many years of war and repression, Afghanistan lost its ability to meet its public health needs. Dr. Jim Holliman discusses the particular challenges facing health care system reconstruction through the lens of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine’s plan for reconstruction in Afghanistan and outlines future plans for health development there.

The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.

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