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24TH ANNUAL DAVID N. DINKINS LEADERSHIP 
AND PUBLIC POLICY FORUM

- POSTPONED -

We unfortunately are postponing this event due to circumstances beyond our control. We are hopeful we can reschedule to another date and time in 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Named for the 106th Mayor of the nation's largest city, the first (and only) African American Mayor elected in New York City, this annual forum has addressed many of the challenging issues that successful urban ecosystems must contend with -- including education, the environment, labor, tourism, incarceration and fiscal crises – for over two decades.
 
On March 30, the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum will hold its second online event.  We are proud to welcome NY Attorney General, Letitia James; Professor, Basil Smikle; and Daughter of the Movement, Stacy Lynch all in conversation with Michael Nutter, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia and David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs.

This online discussion will stream live on this page, as our distinguished speakers discuss their shared histories as Mentees of our former Mayor David N. Dinkins and their shared connections to one of his most enduring and endearing legacies to encourage young people to choose a life in public service.  
 


Welcome Remarks

President Lee C. Bollinger

President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Merit E. Janow

Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

Live Discussion: Our Mayor’s Gorgeous Legacy, Stories of Life in Service to the Public

Letitia James

New York State Attorney General

Stacy Lynch

Former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office

Michael A. Nutter

98th Mayor of Philadelphia and David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs

 

Co-Sponsor

Association for a Better New York (ABNY) 

The 24th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum is made possible with support from the Association for a Better New York (ABNY).  ABNY is a coalition of business, labor, non-profit and political leaders focused on exploring and implementing ideas that keep New York City moving forward.  With more than 300 member organizations, ABNY incorporates a comprehensive and diverse view of the issues and challenges facing New York City. ABNY is dedicated to the constant growth and renewal of New York City’s people, businesses and communities.  As the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) marches toward its 50th Anniversary in 2021, the organization reflects on the many public officials, partners, members, and friends who have worked together to keep New York City moving forward.  ABNY is grateful to Mayor David N. Dinkins for his decades-long support and firm commitment to making New York City a better place to live, work, and visit.