The 22nd The David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum In Harlem

February 15, 2019

David N. Dinkins was named for the 106th Mayor of the nation’s largest city, the first (and only) African American Mayor elected in New York City.

The David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum provides a vehicle for analysis, focus, and dialogue around the dynamic elements of urban policies, programs, and initiatives.

For over 20 years, 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.

In April 2019, Professor Dinkins will welcome Maria Hinojosa to deliver Keynote remarks. Maria Hinojosa will join the Forum’s legacy of keynoters that includes notables such as Former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Congress member John Lewis, Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Vice President Al Gore, Harlem ex-Congress member Charles Rangel, Mayors Ed Rendell, Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio, and labor leaders like John Sweeney, Lillian Roberts, Randi Weingarten and Dennis Rivera.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Michael A. Nutter, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs
  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
  • David N. Dinkins, Professor of Professional Practice Public Affairs, SIPA; 106th Mayor, City of New York
  • Keynote Address: Maria Hinojosa, Founder, Futuro Media Group; Executive Producer, Latino USA
  • Moderator: Ester R. Fuchs: Professor of International & Public Affairs and Political Science; Director, Urban Social Policy Program, SIPA

Panel Discussion: Protecting Immigrant Children – Policy Crisis

Panel Participants:

  • Steven Choi: Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Lee Gelernt: Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
  • Michael A. Nutter: 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs, SIPA
  • Dr. Irwin Redlener: Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund; Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Q & A with Panel Participants

Closing Remarks

David N. Dinkins & Lynda Hamilton, Columbia University | SIPA, 420 W 118th Street, New YorkNY 10027

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