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January 13, 2021

NYU School of Professional Studies to Present a Panel Discussion on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Policy Priorities for Economic and Social Inclusion

Jan. 19 Event to Include Sonya Anderson, EdD, President, Thrive Chicago; Ken McIntyre, CEO, Real Estate Executive Council; and John Tanzella, President & CEO, International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), in Addition to Faculty Members from the School’s Programs in Business, Hospitality, Publishing, Real Estate, and Global Sport

NEW YORK, January 13, 2021—The day prior to the much anticipated inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, and immediately following Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) will present an industry discussion exploring the new administration’s policy priorities and the role of industry in supporting economic and social inclusion as the country begins to emerge from one of the most volatile periods in its history.

Co-presented by the NYU SPS Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Accessibility (IDBEA), “The New Administration and Policy Priorities for Economic and Social Inclusion” event will take place on January 19, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. ET. Please register for the event here.

The observations from the afternoon’s panel discussions will be included in a policy brief by Sam Chandan, PhD, Silverstein Chair and associate dean for the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate; Billie Gastic Rosado, PhD, associate dean for Liberal Arts, Languages, and Post-Traditional Undergraduate Studies at NYU SPS; and Fiona Jaramillo, chief of staff at the NYU SPS Office of the Dean, which will be shared with policymakers in the nation’s capital.

The “Federal Policies in Support of Economic & Social Inclusion” panel, which will begin at 12:15 p.m., will focus on issues relating to the impact of urban housing policy, workforce training, immigration policy, and the role of news and social media in building policy awareness in the general population. Much of the discussion will address disparities in economic outcomes during the pandemic. As looming fiscal challenges for city and state governments threaten cuts to vital services for underserved populations, the panel also will address the role of the federal government in supporting states and cities.

The “Industry Strategies for Social Justice” panel, which will begin at 1:20 p.m., will focus on how different industries are working to address disparities in their workforces, and the markets and communities they serve. Ken McIntrye, CEO of the Real Estate Executive Council, the premier trade association for Black and Hispanic real estate professionals, will speak to issues in hiring, fundraising, and investment in underserved communities; Sonya Anderson, EdD, president, Thrive Chicago, will bring her deep knowledge of education reform and the use of data to accelerate innovation to the discussion; and John Tanzella, president & CEO, International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), will lend his expertise in the area of LGBTQ tourism and the need to support responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism.


AGENDA

12:10 PM – Welcome Remarks

  • Susan Greenbaum, EdD, Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies


12:15 PM – Faculty Panel – Federal Policies in Support of Economic & Social Inclusion

  • David Hollander, JD (Moderator), Assistant Dean of Real World and Clinical Associate Professor, NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
  • Arianna Davis, Adjunct Instructor, NYU SPS Center for Publishing
  • Dustin Jones, JD, Academic Director, US Graduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Carolyn Kissane, PhD, Academic Director and Clinical Professor, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs
  • Raul Sanchez, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU SPS English Language Institute
  • Jennifer Scott, DPhil, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business


1:20 PM – Industry Panel – Industry Strategies for Economic & Social Inclusion

  • Brandon Brown, PhD (Moderator), Clinical Associate Professor, NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
  • Sonya Anderson, EdD, President, Thrive Chicago
  • Ken McIntyre, CEO, Real Estate Executive Council
  • John Tanzella, President & CEO, International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA)

The NYU School of Professional Studies – Celebrating More Than 85 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education
For over 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 30,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. sps.nyu.edu.


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