Thank you to the following individuals who participated in our public events or contributed written work during 2014-16.
 

Albert, Amy | Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services
Safe Havens, Not Mean Streets: Respite Centers for Troubled Youth

Albright-Hanna, Kate | Communications Director, Teachout Campaign
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Allen, Zach | Democratic Fundraising Consultant
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election

Alston, Onleilove | Executive Director, Faith in New York
Hurricane Sandy +3: Building Resilient Neighborhoods

Anderson, Joel | Sr. National Reporter, Buzzfeed
Ferguson in Black and White: A Discussion

Austria, Ruben | Executive Director, Community Connections for Youth
I Was in Prison and You Came to Me': Pope Francis's Challenge to America

Bandele, Monifa | Senior Campaign Director, Moms Rising
Sam Myers, Jr. and Monifa Bandele: Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System

Barsky, Neil | Founder and Chairman, The Marshall Project
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Benjamin, Gerald | SUNY New Paltz
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Berman, Andrew | Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Bermudez, Ana | Commissioner, NYC Department of Probation
Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City

Birnbaum, Charles A. | President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Parks Without Borders: Welcome, Keynote and Public Highlight

Black, Led | Dominican-American Writer, Uptown Collective
Crossing Broadway: How Community Activists Rescued Washington Heights from Crime

Bloodworth, Joshua | PTA President, PS 11 Brooklyn
Integration Success Stories

Borenstein, Eliot | Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University
Hollywood in The New Cold War - The Perpetual Perpetrator: Contemporary Contexts

Brewer, Gale | Borough President, Borough of Manhattan
The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation
To Keep Manhattan Amazing – And Affordable –Community Buy-in on Development Is Key

Brody, David | Assistant Professor of Design Studies, Parson's School of Design, The New School
It's No Holiday for Hotel Workers When Bad Design Burdens Them

Browder, Venida
Rikers is Horrible': A Mother Remembers Her Son's Ordeal, And Her Own

Browne, Rembert | Staff Writer, Grantland
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

Buery, Richard | Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiative, the City of New York
How 'Growing Up NYC' Aims to Improve the Lives of Children

Bynes, Patricia | Committeewoman, Ferguson township
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

Camus, Albert | Novelist
Words Are More Powerful Than Munitions: A Timely, Timeless Dispatch from Paris

Carloss-Smith, Rhonda | Associate Executive Director, Center for Children's Initiative
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Clarke, Cecilia | President and CEO, Brooklyn Community Foundation
Growing Up NYC

Cooper-Neufeld, Beverly | Founder, PowHer New York
Women's Pay Equity: Getting Even

Coy, Peter | Economics Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

Crenshaw, Dave | President, Uptown Dreamers Alumni Association
Crossing Broadway: How Community Activists Rescued Washington Heights from Crime

Crew, Rudy | President, Medgar Evers College
Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Cuddy, Patricia | Director of Early Childhood Parent-Child Programs, Westchester Jewish Community Services
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Dahill-Fuchel, Kevin | Executive Director, Counseling in Schools
Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Darity, William A., Jr. | Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics, Duke University
The Privilege of Investing in Our Kids and the Racial Wealth Gap
The Stark Black And White of America's Wealth Divide

Darnieder, Greg | Senior Adviser to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, U.S. Department of Education
Facing The FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?

Decker, Tabitha | Director of Research and NYC Program Director, TransitCenter
Getting New Yorkers Back on the Bus

DePass, Michelle | Director, Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School
Parks Without Borders: Welcome II, Keynote II and Public Realm Highlight II

Diaz, Angel | Student
Growing Up NYC

Doherty, Tom | Mercury Strategy Firm
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Eisenstadt, Peter | Author and Editor
Our Trump: Made In New York

Eisinger, Peter | Henry Cohen Professor Emeritus at The New School
Why Urban Resistance to the Trump Agenda Is Here to Stay

Ellis, Clarence | Superintendent, District 17, Brooklyn
Integration Success Stories

Ellis-Lamkins, Phaedra | Former CEO, Green For All
Ben Jealous and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: The New Civil Rights Agenda

Epstein, Harvey| Project Director, Community Development Project, Urban Justice Center
The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Forbes, Paul | Director, Expanded Success Initiative
Growing Up NYC

Garcia-Costas, Arturo | Program Officer, Environment, New York Community Trust
Parks Without Borders: Nature's Benefits - Climate Protection and Inspiration

Gendell, Stephanie | Associate Executive and Director for Policy and Government Relations, Citizens' Committee for Children
NYC Gets an 'Incomplete' grade in Early Childhood Education

George, Rob | The New York Post
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Ghilarducci, Teresa | Professor of Economic Policy Analysis, The New School
A Conversation About America's Retirement Crisis with Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci

Gitlin, Todd | Professor/Chair, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Hollywood in The New Cold War - The Perpetual Perpetrator: Contemporary Contexts

Glazer, Elizabeth | Director, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Glen, Alicia | Deputy Mayor, City of New York
Parks Without Borders: Welcome, Keynote and Public Highlight

Glick, Deborah J. | Assembly Member, New York State Assembly
Women's Pay Equity: Getting Even

Goffman, Alice | Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Public Programs Express: Surveillance City - The War on Drugs

Goldberger, Paul | Joseph Urban Professor of Design, The New School
Parks Without Borders: Welcome II, Keynote II and Public Realm Highlight II

Gordon, Katie | Director, 5,000 Jobs Campaign, Community Solutions
Designed to Work: A Neighborhood-Based Strategy to Connect People to Jobs

Goyle, Raj | Member, Obama 2012 National Finance Committee
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election

Greenfield, Jennifer | Chief, Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources, NYC Parks
Parks Without Borders: Nature's Benefits - Climate Protection and Inspiration

Greer, Christina | Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Electio

Grenell, Alexis | City & State
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Haggerty, Rosanne | President, Community Solutions
Designed to Work: A Neighborhood-Based Strategy to Connect People to Jobs

Hamilton, Darrick | Associate Professor, Economics and Urban Policy, The New School
The Privilege of Investing in Our Kids and the Racial Wealth Gap
Low-Wage NY: Pay Raises and Working New Yorkers
The Stark Black And White of America's Wealth Divide

Harris, Kristen | Director of College Readiness Supports, NYC Department of Education
Facing The FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?

Harvey, Janee | Program Director for Preventative Programs, CAMBA
Protecting the City's Children from Homelessness

Hayes, Robin | Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Management and Urban Policy, The New School
Ferguson in Black and White: A Discussion

Hogan, Hugh | Executive Director, North Star Fund
Hurricane Sandy +3: Building Resilient Neighborhoods

Horn, Martin | Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction
Close Riker's Island? A Former Corrections Commissioner Offers a Five-Minute How-To Guide
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Horner, Blair | NY Public Interest Research Group
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Hoylman, Brad | Senator, New York State Senate
Women's Pay Equity: Getting Even

Hunt, Victoria | Founding Principal, Dos Puentes Elementary School, Manhattan
Integration Success Stories

Isaacs, Leon | Student
Growing Up NYC

Jacob, Klaus | Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Hurricane Sandy +3: Building Resilient Neighborhoods

Jealous, Ben | Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact
Ben Jealous and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: The New Civil Rights Agenda

Johnson, Molly | Sustainability Associate, Tishman Environment and Design Center
Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage on Earth Day

Jones, Van | President and co-founder, Rebuilding the Dream
2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series: Van Jones

Kauffman, Peter | Senior Advisor, NYS Democratic Committee
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Kent, Fred | Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces
Parks Without Borders: Welcome II, Keynote II and Public Realm Highlight II

Khalili, Azadeh | Executive Director, NYC Mayor's Commission on Gender Equality
Women's Pay Equity: Getting Even

Kohomban, Jeremy | President and CEO, The Children's Village
Growing Up NYC

Kohl-Arenas, Erica | Assistant Professor, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School
The Limits of 'Self-Help' In Fighting Poverty: A Conversation with Erica Kohl-Arenas

Konst, Naomi | The Accountability Project
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Kruscheva, Nina | Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Hollywood in The New Cold War - The Perpetual Perpetrator: Contemporary Contexts

Lander, Brad | Council Member, New York City Council
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Lawler, Michael | Campaign Manager, Astorino Campaign
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Lazarre-White, Khary | Executive Director & Co-founder, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Lazarus, Ben | StudentsFirstNY
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Lifton, Natasha | Senior Program Officer, Children, Youth and Families, The New York Community Trust
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Louis, Errol | political anchor, NY1 News and host, "Inside City Hall"
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down? 

LouisonAnn-Marie | Co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, CASES
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Lydon, Mike | Principal, Street Plans Collaborative
Parks Without Borders: Welcome II, Keynote II and Public Realm Highlight II

Maleh, Nadine | Director, Inspiring Places Program at Community Solutions
The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Martin, Glenn E. | Founder and President, JustLeadershipUSA
Scars that Remain A Lifetime: Why Riker's Island Must Be Closed
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Marton, Janos | Fmr. Special Counsel, Moreland Commission
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

McMahon, E.J. | President, Empire Center for Public Policy
Human Services, Human Costs: Two Views of What the Fight for $15 Could Mean For Low-Wage Caregivers

McMillan, Joyce | Parent Organizer, Child Welfare Project
Protecting the City's Children from Homelessness

McPhearson, Timon | Assistant Professor/Chair, Urban Ecology Lab, The New School
Parks Without Borders: Nature's Benefits - Climate Protection and Inspiration

Mead, Susan | Director of Financial Aid, SUNY Dutchess Community College
Facing The FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?

Mehrotra, Apurva | Director of Research and Data Analysis, Community Service Society
No Food, No Phone, No Subway Fare: Daily Hardships of the 'Unheard Third

Meltzer, Rachel | Assistant Professor of Urban Policy, The New School
Another Reason To Make Rents More Affordable: It Could Be Good For Your Health
The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Mesa, Nilda | Director, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Mayor of New York City
Parks Without Borders: Nature's Benefits - Climate Protection and Inspiration

Mills, Zipporiah | Former Principal, PS 261 Brooklyn
Integration Success Stories

Miller, Benita | Executive Director, The Children's Cabinet
Growing Up NYC

Mitchell, Patricia | Principal, PS 48 William Wordsworth
Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Morsy, Leila | Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of New South Wales
How Children Pay the Price for Over-Incarceration

Murphy, Brian | CUNY Baruch College
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Murphy, Jane C. | Lawrence M. Katz Professor, University of Baltimore
Giving Low-Income Parents A Better Alternative to Family Court

Myers, Sam, Jr., | Director and Roy Wilkins Prof. of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
Sam Myers, Jr. and Monifa Bandele: Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System

Nam, Yunju | Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, SUNY
The Privilege of Investing in Our Kids and the Racial Wealth Gap

Neznansky, Victoria | Chief Program Officer, YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Crossing Broadway: How Community Activists Rescued Washington Heights from Crime

Nielsen, Signe | Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.
Parks Without Borders: Welcome, Keynote and Public Highlight

Nir, David | Daily Kos
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Nunez, Charles | Community Advocate, Youth Represent
Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Nunez, Ralph | President, Institute for Poverty, Children & Homelessness
Ending Family Homeless Shelters As We Know Them

O'Donnell, Eugene | Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

O'Reilly, William | Consultant, Astorino Campaign
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Okun, Sonja | Founder/Executive Director, exalt
Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City

Oliver, Jack | Finance Chair, Right to Rise PAC
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election

Overby, Brandon | Credible Messenger mentor and restorative justice practitioner
From Mean Streets to Meaningful Mentoring: Becoming a Credible Messenger

Palmer, Allison | Director, College Access Center, New Settlement Apartments
Facing The FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?

Parque, Christy | Executive Director, Homeless Services United, Inc.
Protecting the City's Children from Homelessness

Parrott, James | Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
Human Services, Human Costs: Two Views of What the Fight for $15 Could Mean For Low-Wage Caregivers
Human Services, Poverty Wages: Ending New York State's Neglect of Its Nonprofits

Pastor, Manuel | Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
Manuel Pastor: Changing Demographics and the Economic Imperative

Peterson, Julie | Senior Program Officer, Pinkerton Foundations
Help Wanted: Nonprofits Hiring Young Adults with Criminal Histories in Supportive Work Environments

Plaut, Jeff | Democratic Pollster
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

powell, john | Executive Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley
john powell and Noliwe Rooks: Race, Higher Education and Social Justice

Powell, Michael | Reporter, The New York Times
Crossing Broadway: How Community Activists Rescued Washington Heights from Crime

Price, Anne E. | Managing Director and Chief Asset Officer, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
The Privilege of Investing in Our Kids and the Racial Wealth Gap

Proud, Jessica | Consultant, Astorino Campaign
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Puccia, Karra | Government Relations Fellow, Food Bank for New York City
A Long, Hungry Summer? Filling the Nutrition Gap for New York City Kids

Rankin, Nancy | Vice President for Policy, Research and Advocacy, Community Service, Society of New York
No Food, No Phone, No Subway Fare: Daily Hardships of the 'Unheard Third

Richardson, Justyn | Treasurer, The New Black School
Ferguson in Black and White: A Discussion

Richardson-Mendelson, Edwina | Administrative Judge, New York County Family Court
Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City

Rodriguez Leach, Nicole | Head of Education, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Roebuck, Jared | Principal, DREAM Charter School
Not Just Justice: Creating Intentionally Restorative Studies

Rooks, Noliwe | Director, Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University
John powell and Noliwe Rooks: Race, Higher Education and Social Justice

Rothstein, Richard | Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
How Children Pay the Price for Over-Incarceration

Sager, Jessica | Director, All Our Kin
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Sapien, Joaquin | Reporter, ProPublica
Misery, and Hope, In A Poor People's Court: ProPublica Talks with Abigail Kramer

Servon, Lisa | Professor of city and regional planning, University of Pennsylvania
The Unbanking of America – And What to Do About It: A Conversation with Lisa Servon

Schwartz, Alex | Professor of Urban Policy, The New School
Another Reason To Make Rents More Affordable: It Could Be Good For Your Health

Scott, Charlotte | Writer, Future Cape Town
South Africans Trek a Long, Winding Road in Battling for Toilets

Seiter, David | Founding Principal and Design Director, Future Green Studio
Parks Without Borders: Nature's Benefits - Climate Protection and Inspiration

Sen, Mandu | Senior Planner, Regional Plan Association
Rx for the New York Region: How We Can Create a 'Culture of Health'

Shiffman, Ronald | Founder, Pratt Center for Community Development
The Pitfalls in de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan and How to Avoid Them

Silver, Mitchell J. | Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Edgy Explorations: The Transformative Effects of 'Parks Without Borders'
Parks Without Borders: Welcome, Keynote and Public Highlight

Smikle, Basil | Basil Smikle Associates
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race

Smith, Adam | Communications Director, Every Voice
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election

Smith, Jeff | Professor of Urban Policy, The New School
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?
Backwards on Purpose: The Wrong-Way World of Jobs and Prisons
Book Launch: Mr. Smith Goes To Prison
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Senate Race
Ferguson in Black and White: A Discussion
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

Snyder, Robert W. | Associate Professor of Journalism and American Studies, Rutgers University - Newark
Our Trump: Made In New York
Crossing Broadway: How Community Activists Rescued Washington Heights from Crime

Steinhaus, Joel | Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Citi
Parks Without Borders: Welcome II, Keynote II and Public Realm Highlight II

Stolper, Harold | Senior Labor Economist, Community Service Society of New York
Next Stop, Fairness in Fares: Why New York Needs Low-Income Transit Discounts
Unpaid Bills, Unmet Needs: Why Workers Need Fair Work Schedules

Stringer, Scott M. | Comptroller, City of New York
Riker's Island: Remarks by Glenn E. Martin and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Rikers Island: Reform It — or Shut it Down?

Stump, Kevin | Northeast Regional Director, Young Invincibles
Facing The FAFSA In The Fall: Will the New Application Process Help or Hurt NYC Students?
A 'Student Plan' Will Make New York Colleges Affordable  

Tanikawa, Shino | President, District 2 Community Education Council
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Teachout, Zephyr | NYS Democratic Primary Candidate
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Tritch, Teresa | Editorial Board, The New York Times
Women's Pay Equity: Getting Even

Vargas, Lorelei | Deputy Commissioner of Early Education, Administration for Children's Services
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Vega, Jeanette | Parent Leader, Rise
Why Child Protective Investigations Can Make Parents Fearful and Put Kids at Risk 

Vera, Sonia | Educational Director, New Life Child Development Center
Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care

Vogel, Ken | Chief Investigative Correspondent, POLITICO
The New Wild West: Money and the 2016 Presidential Election

Voyka, Soto | Organizer, Power to Harlem Parents
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Vu, Hoa K. | Student
'We Moved So Many Times I Didn't Think It Was Strange'

Wallack, Joshua | Deputy Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Warren, Vincent | Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Ferguson + Staten Island: the Roots, the Reality, and the Response

Williams, Kevin | Participant, exalt
Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City

Williams-Isom, Anne | CEO, Harlem Children's Zone
How to Make Our Schools More Integrated

Wing, Matt | Communications Director, Cuomo Campaign
Campaign Roundtable - 2014 NY State Governor Race

Wright, Sheena | President/CEO, United Way of NYC
Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Zarrilli, Daniel | Director, Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Hurricane Sandy +3: Building Resilient Neighborhoods