The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “(Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from the New York Daily News, City Limits, and Politico New York, on Thurs., Sept. 3.
New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “(Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from the New York Daily News, City Limits, and Politico New York, on Thurs., Sept. 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).
Panelists will include: Jennifer Fermino, city hall bureau chief, New York Daily News; Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher of City Limits; and Azi Paybarah, senior reporter, Politico New York. The session will be moderated by Mary Rowe, executive vice president, the Municipal Art Society.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is, at times, lauded as a “canny tactician” and “crusader” and, at others, accused of letting “messes pile up.” Such comments come after a year of big news items, including a historic rent freeze voted in by the Rent Guidelines Board, the killings of unarmed black men at the hands of the NYPD, the controversial battle to regulate Uber, and the bumpy rollout of Universal Pre-K. Despite the ups and downs, the mayor is still cast—by himself and many others—as a torchbearer of the national progressive agenda.
The Sept. 3 panel, organized by NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab, will consider: Is de Blasio the progressive leader he promised to be? What can we expect from him as he embarks on the second half of his mayoral term? And, is the Mayor’s policy agenda a true benchmark for American progressives—or just a scattershot attempt to solve the city’s intractable and persistent inequality?
The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. For more information, call 212.992.6305.
For more information on NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab, please visit: http://urbandemos.nyu.edu/.