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17th Annual Forum - April 25, 2014

9:00 - 9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
David Dinkins, Professor of Professional Practice, SIPA; 106th Mayor, City of New York

9:15 - 10:00 am
Keynote Address

Bill de Blasio, 109th Mayor, City of New York

10:00 - 10:15 am
Panel Introductions

10:15 - 11:30 am
Panel: "Opportunities and Challenges For Mayor de Blasio's Agenda For NYC"

Moderator:
Ester FuchsProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science and Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Speakers:
Jennifer Jones AustinCEO and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; Co-Chair, Bill de Blasio Transition Team
Bruce C. RatnerExecutive Chairman, Forest City Ratner Companies; Former Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, City of New York
Richard Ravitch, Lawyer; Former Lieutenant Governor of New York; Former Chairman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Dorian WarrenAssociate Professor, Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute

Q&A to follow panel discussion

11:30 - 11:45 am
Closing Remarks

11:45 - 12:00 pm
Light Refreshments


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