The Public Events Series, which is hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA,) features a provocative and diverse mix of free, public programs that examine global issues from a variety of perspectives. Designed as a collaborative enterprise, the Center for Global Affairs events draw upon the talents of NYU’s 18 schools and colleges, the greater New York City international community, and thought leaders from around the world. Participants engage in conversations with renowned journalists, economists, and socio-political experts and commentators, gaining insight into today's most pressing global concerns.
Annual events include:
- In Print with James F. Hoge, Jr., a series featuring Hoge, senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence; chairman and CGA Advisory Board member, in conversation with leading journalists and authors.
- Newsmakers: Perspectives in Global Media with Alexis Gelber, a new series with the long-time, top editor of Newsweek who discusses with today's new global journalists how they use print, social, and alternative media to cover stories.
- Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir, in which this professor of international relations, journalist, and author, hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues and explore the policies designed to address them.
- Fueling our Future, a discussion with CGA Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Chair Carolyn Kissane and experts in the field, on the changing landscape of global energy: its potential, challenges, and impact on how we live today.
- International Careers: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience, a popular series that explores international careers in four areas: the private sector, NGOs and international organizations, the United Nations and multilateral organizations, and US government opportunities.
- Peace Corps Information Sessions, a series for individuals who are interested in learning more about the Peace Corps program and volunteer experience.
- Conflict, Security, and Development, a brown-bag lunch series that examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent innovations in addressing security and development challenges in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
- Bad Company: Conversations about the New Global Underworld, a series, hosted by CGA Clinical Professor Mark Galeotti, illuminates the workings of the global underworld.