Events

Past Event

Governing a Diverse City in a Democratic Society

January 18, 2007
8:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program brings together governmental leaders, policy professionals, and renowned intellectuals from 18 nations representing 26 cities to examine the challenges and the solutions faced by diverse, democratic global cities. New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his critical commissioners will discuss the challenges in New York City and the programmatic solutions that have been implemented to address the needs of immigrant communities.  

Welcome by: 
David N. Dinkins, New York City Global Partners Board Member, Professor at Columbia University, and Former Mayor of the City of New York

Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Keynote:
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York

Panel I: Making Education and After-School Programs Work for New York City’s Immigrant Communities

Introduction and Moderated by: 
Ester Fuchs, Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University 

Program Participants:
Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Jeanne Mullgrav, Commissioner, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Panel II: Challenges and Solutions for Health Care and Social Services

Introduction and Moderated by:
Ester Fuchs, Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University

Program Participants:
Verna Eggleston, Commissioner of Human Resources Administration, New York City
Thomas R. Frieden, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City

Cosponsored by:
New York Immigration Coalition, New York City Global Partners, and The Office of the Mayor