“Fair & Balanced Comedy Show,” Yes Men, Join Left Forum at Pace March 20

“TELL YOUR FRIENDS! The Fair & Balanced Comedy Show” becomes part of 2010 Left Forum conference March 20 at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University

“TELL YOUR FRIENDS! The Fair & Balanced Comedy Show” becomes part of 2010 Left Forum conference March 20 at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University

The Yes Men included in bill

Location: 1 Pace Plaza (Spruce St. Entrance), New York, NY

Event Date: Mar 20, 2010; 8:00 PM

Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/TYFLeftForum

Doors open at 7PM; Show starts at 8PM

Admission:

Left Forum Attendees $5

Tickets for the Public $15

NOTE: Only 200 tickets will be sold to the public

Advance public tickets sold at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/102068

HOST: Liam McEneaney

as seen on Comedy Central, VH1 and numerous tours in Europe WITH:

The Yes Men, a group of culture jamming activists who practice what they call “identity correction” by pretending to be powerful people and spokespersons for prominent organizations.

Lizz Winstead, an American comedian, radio and television personality, blogger and co-creator of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”

Baratunde Thurston, a comedian, host of Discovery’s “The Future Of…” and editor for The Onion: America’s Finest News Source

John Fugelsang, the son of an ex nun and Franciscan brother, a former VH1 VJ and host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has had over 20 appearances on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” and won countless of comedy awards for his stand up and one-man show, “All the Wrong Reasons”

Victor Varnado has appeared on “Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Premium Blend,” “My Name is Earl,” in the movies “End of Days,” “Pluto Nash,” and “Julien Donkey Boy,” and his standup special/documentary “The Awkward Kings”

Others TBA

PLUS:

Videos from The Onion News Network

Videos from BarelyPolitical.com

And other videos TBA

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! is a Monday night work-out comedy room at Lolita Bar in the Lower East Side. It’s brought to you by Liam McEneaney from Vh1’s “Best Week Ever” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Each Monday, TYF! brings together some of the best performers in the comedy scene with great musical guests. Past guests include Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Greg Giraldo, Demetri Martin, John Oliver, Kristen Schaal, writers and performers from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Night, The Onion, FunnyOrDie,com, and much more.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! The Fair & Balanced Comedy Show will be the third major event at this year’s Left Forum conference at Pace University, following an opening plenary by The Reverend Jesse Jackson (March 19th) and preceding a Noam Chomsky event (March 21st). The Left Forum brings together organizers and intellectuals from across the globe to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world and provide a context for the critical dialogue that is essential for a stronger Left and more just society.

Produced by Liam McEneaney and Jessica Flores

More information about the show may be found at http://tinyurl.com/TYFcomedyNYC.

More information about The Left Forum may be found at http://leftforum.org/

More information about Pace University is at www.pace.edu

Contacts:

Jessica Flores tellyourfriendsbooking@gmail.com

347-245-6988

http://web.me.com/jessicayflores

Chris Cory, Pace University Public Information, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

Dec 9 at 2:30 pm – Dr. Michael A. Santoro, Author of “China 2020”

Free Lecture/Book Signing Event, Open to the public, Dr. Michael A. Santoro, author of “China 2020: How Western Business Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade”

Beyond being good corporate citizens … do international companies operating in China have a moral duty to advance democracy and human rights?

Pace University NYC Campus – Media Alert Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm, 1 Pace Plaza (East of City Hall)

FREE Lecture/Book Signing Event, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Dr. Michael A. Santoro, author of China 2020: How Western Business Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade

In his latest book, Santoro says that it is in the economic interest of Western companies to abandon their “complacent partnership” with the Chinese government … and stick their necks out and press for things like an independent judiciary and Internet freedom.

The costly recall in 2007 by Mattel of millions of toys tainted with lead paint is just one example of the business danger for Western companies if they fail to hold their suppliers accountable.

About Michael A. Santoro: Santoro is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics (with tenure) at the Rutgers Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an A.B. from Oberlin College. His latest book, China 2020, was published by Cornell University Press in May 2009. His first book, Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China, was widely praised. In April 2000, Prof. Santoro testified before the United States Senate Finance Committee on the human rights implications of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 pm

Where: Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Downtown NY Campus (East of City Hall), Multipurpose Room

Event Co-Sponsors: Pace’s Confucius Institute is the first university-based institute in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise in the promotion of the study of Chinese language and culture. The Center for Global Business Programs at Pace’s Lubin School of Business enhances the global capabilities of students and faculty by providing high-quality academic and professional experiences, facilitating learning, and supporting applied research in the global environment.

Media RSVP: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172.

About Pace. For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

NYC High School Students Learn Value of Political Participation From Prof. Malone and Pace Students

About 120 New York City high school students are blogging in organized ways about the city’s forthcoming mayoral election.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

120 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BLOGGING ABOUT NYC POLITICAL RACES DURING INNOVATIVE, YEAR-LONG POLITICAL LITERACY PROJECT

PACE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR ACTING AS MENTORS

NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2009 – About 120 New York City high school students are blogging in organized ways about the city’s forthcoming mayoral election.

Bill Thompson’s ad strategy? “At first, the fact that he was from Brooklyn was an interesting fact about him, but he seems to use it too much to gain support of people from the lower classes.”

Michael Bloomberg’s? “He states that he rides the subway and walks down the street which makes it seem like he is walking in our shoes. Bloomberg is saying that he is just like us.”

Politics buffs and others interested in tuning in on what the students think can visit http://vote18plp.ning.com/.

The students are being encouraged by their classroom teachers at Pace High School, a new “small” public school with which Pace is a partner, and in the Upward Bound program housed at Pace University. The students and their classmates get significant mentoring from three Pace undergraduates and their professor, Pace political scientist Christopher Malone, an innovator in ways to stoke civic interest in young people.

The project is using materials developed by Vote 18, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that over the last four years has organized civics lessons around short, simulated elections in high schools from New York State’s Hamptons to El Paso and Los Angeles. Curriculum materials and stipends for the Pace student mentors are funded by a grant to Pace from the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity program, which develops technological resources in education.

Issues and ad wars

The high school students taking part in the “Political Literacy Project” come from a cross-section of city neighborhoods. One group attends Pace High School in Chinatown; the other is part of Upward Bound, a federally funded program that serves high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants finish secondary education and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions.

The Political Literacy Project is unfolding in several phases. It kicked off in September with a civics lesson on the importance of voting taught by Vote 18’s Executive Director and Co-Founder Marco Ceglie. In the weeks before the mayor’s vote, the 120 students who have been designated “Political Literacy Reporters” are analyzing the mayoral election in their blog posts from four different perspectives: the issues, the ad wars, media coverage of the campaign, and candidates’ attacks on each other. The goal is to give the reporters a solid grounding in all aspects of a political campaign.

In November, the Political Literacy Reporters will shift their attention to every kind of elected office in New York City. They will report on officeholders ranging from city council members, district attorneys, U.S. senators, members of Congress and the governor to state assembly members and borough presidents. The students get weekly questions to blog about, growing out of their experiences, issues and class discussions.

Nationwide duplication?

By the time the project concludes in May, the 2010 New York State governor’s race will be in full swing, which is where the students will end their year-long civic engagement.

“One argument about nonparticipation among youth is that they don’t know the first thing about the political process, and so they tune out,” said Malone. “The Political Literacy Project gives these young people a sustained experience in political participation so they’ll have the tools they need to become effective citizens when they turn 18. I believe this curriculum could be duplicated nationwide and help our youngest citizens become literate about politics.”

As one student wrote, “I think it’s cool how in today’s world politicians are getting ‘hip’ to technology.”

Clearly the students are, too.

About Pace University

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Visit us on the web: Pace.edu | Facebook – Pace University News | Twitter @PaceUNews| Flickr | YouTube. Follow Pace students on Twitter: NYC | PLV

NYC High School Students Learn Value of Political Participation From Prof. Malone and Pace Students

About 120 New York City high school students are blogging in organized ways about the city’s forthcoming mayoral election.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

120 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BLOGGING ABOUT NYC POLITICAL RACES DURING INNOVATIVE, YEAR-LONG POLITICAL LITERACY PROJECT

PACE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR ACTING AS MENTORS

NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2009 – About 120 New York City high school students are blogging in organized ways about the city’s forthcoming mayoral election.

Bill Thompson’s ad strategy? “At first, the fact that he was from Brooklyn was an interesting fact about him, but he seems to use it too much to gain support of people from the lower classes.”

Michael Bloomberg’s? “He states that he rides the subway and walks down the street which makes it seem like he is walking in our shoes. Bloomberg is saying that he is just like us.”

Politics buffs and others interested in tuning in on what the students think can visit http://vote18plp.ning.com/.

The students are being encouraged by their classroom teachers at Pace High School, a new “small” public school with which Pace is a partner, and in the Upward Bound program housed at Pace University. The students and their classmates get significant mentoring from three Pace undergraduates and their professor, Pace political scientist Christopher Malone, an innovator in ways to stoke civic interest in young people.

The project is using materials developed by Vote 18, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that over the last four years has organized civics lessons around short, simulated elections in high schools from New York State’s Hamptons to El Paso and Los Angeles. Curriculum materials and stipends for the Pace student mentors are funded by a grant to Pace from the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity program, which develops technological resources in education.

Issues and ad wars

The high school students taking part in the “Political Literacy Project” come from a cross-section of city neighborhoods. One group attends Pace High School in Chinatown; the other is part of Upward Bound, a federally funded program that serves high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants finish secondary education and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions.

The Political Literacy Project is unfolding in several phases. It kicked off in September with a civics lesson on the importance of voting taught by Vote 18’s Executive Director and Co-Founder Marco Ceglie. In the weeks before the mayor’s vote, the 120 students who have been designated “Political Literacy Reporters” are analyzing the mayoral election in their blog posts from four different perspectives: the issues, the ad wars, media coverage of the campaign, and candidates’ attacks on each other. The goal is to give the reporters a solid grounding in all aspects of a political campaign.

In November, the Political Literacy Reporters will shift their attention to every kind of elected office in New York City. They will report on officeholders ranging from city council members, district attorneys, U.S. senators, members of Congress and the governor to state assembly members and borough presidents. The students get weekly questions to blog about, growing out of their experiences, issues and class discussions.

Nationwide duplication?

By the time the project concludes in May, the 2010 New York State governor’s race will be in full swing, which is where the students will end their year-long civic engagement.

“One argument about nonparticipation among youth is that they don’t know the first thing about the political process, and so they tune out,” said Malone. “The Political Literacy Project gives these young people a sustained experience in political participation so they’ll have the tools they need to become effective citizens when they turn 18. I believe this curriculum could be duplicated nationwide and help our youngest citizens become literate about politics.”

As one student wrote, “I think it’s cool how in today’s world politicians are getting ‘hip’ to technology.”

Clearly the students are, too.

About Pace University

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Visit us on the web: Pace.edu | Facebook – Pace University News | Twitter @PaceUNews| Flickr | YouTube. Follow Pace students on Twitter: NYC | PLV

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to speak at Pace on October 19

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to participate in Forum at Pace Downtown Campus October 19

CONTACT: Eric Morrissey, Pace Gov’t and Community Relations, W: 212-346-1613, C: 917-204-1841, fmorrissey@pace.edu or Bill Caldwell, Pace Public Information, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to participate in Forum at Pace Downtown Campus October 19

Is the Democrat Bill de Blasio really likely to be the runaway victor, as conventional wisdom has it, in the general election for New York City Public Advocate, the person next in line to be Mayor in an emergency?

Though clearly the front-runner, de Blasio has agreed to participate in a forum with his opponents at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus Monday, October 19 in the Student Union. Doors open at 6:30 PM; the forum is from 7PM-8PM.

The University has invited all legally-qualified candidates; de Blasio, Zablocki, the 26-year-old Republican and the Socialist Party candidate Maura Deluca have confirmed their attendance.

The forum will be moderated by Josh Rogers, Associate Editor of the Downtown Express, and Lynn Rickert, Editor of The Pace Press.

The office has become important. The Public Advocate solves problems on behalf of all New Yorkers and every year over 12,000 New Yorkers get help accessing city services from the office. As Ombudsman, or go-between, the Public Advocate answers complaints about people’s problems with city government, investigates ineffective agencies and programs, proposes solutions that make government more efficient, and helps communities gain better access to government.

Pace has come to be known as an outstanding site for political forums and cultural activities because of the University’s work to bring its students first-hand encounters with the democratic process and discussion of critical issues that will inform their professional careers.

Presidential

In 2003 the University hosted the first nationally-televised debate by the Democratic candidates for President; since then it has hosted New York City mayoralty debates, New York State gubernatorial debates, and town hall meetings with US Senators about Social Security Reform, not to mention frequent topical presentations by outstanding leaders in business, nursing, education, computing, law and the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members frequently appear as experts in the national and international media and students regularly win national Model UN competitions and grill national figures in a political science course carried by C-Span.

For 103 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. The private university has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to speak at Pace on October 19

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to participate in Forum at Pace Downtown Campus October 19

CONTACT: Eric Morrissey, Pace Gov’t and Community Relations, W: 212-346-1613, C: 917-204-1841, fmorrissey@pace.edu or Bill Caldwell, Pace Public Information, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

de Blasio, Zablocki and Deluca to participate in Forum at Pace Downtown Campus October 19

Is the Democrat Bill de Blasio really likely to be the runaway victor, as conventional wisdom has it, in the general election for New York City Public Advocate, the person next in line to be Mayor in an emergency?

Though clearly the front-runner, de Blasio has agreed to participate in a forum with his opponents at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus Monday, October 19 in the Student Union. Doors open at 6:30 PM; the forum is from 7PM-8PM.

The University has invited all legally-qualified candidates; de Blasio, Zablocki, the 26-year-old Republican and the Socialist Party candidate Maura Deluca have confirmed their attendance.

The forum will be moderated by Josh Rogers, Associate Editor of the Downtown Express, and Lynn Rickert, Editor of The Pace Press.

The office has become important. The Public Advocate solves problems on behalf of all New Yorkers and every year over 12,000 New Yorkers get help accessing city services from the office. As Ombudsman, or go-between, the Public Advocate answers complaints about people’s problems with city government, investigates ineffective agencies and programs, proposes solutions that make government more efficient, and helps communities gain better access to government.

Pace has come to be known as an outstanding site for political forums and cultural activities because of the University’s work to bring its students first-hand encounters with the democratic process and discussion of critical issues that will inform their professional careers.

Presidential

In 2003 the University hosted the first nationally-televised debate by the Democratic candidates for President; since then it has hosted New York City mayoralty debates, New York State gubernatorial debates, and town hall meetings with US Senators about Social Security Reform, not to mention frequent topical presentations by outstanding leaders in business, nursing, education, computing, law and the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members frequently appear as experts in the national and international media and students regularly win national Model UN competitions and grill national figures in a political science course carried by C-Span.

For 103 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. The private university has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

News source: Obama to pledge U.S. action on financial regulatory reform at G-20 summit

John Alan James, an adjunct management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City is available to comment on the discussion of financial regulatory reform at the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh.

September 17, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Obama to pledge U.S. action on financial regulatory reform at G-20 summit Sept. 24-25 — locked-in obstacles to consensus

International consensus on regulating systemic economic risks will be tough to get because the interests of groups other than shareholders are locked into the legal structure of European companies.

That is the informed forecast of John Alan James, an adjunct management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. James is the expert on corporate governance and regulatory issues who created the first texts in English on laws governing companies in key European countries. At Lubin three years ago he was the first to introduce into an MBA curriculum anywhere in the world a course covering corporate governance systems in the leading world economies.

James is available to comment on the discussion of financial regulatory reform at the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh, September 24-25. He recently appeared on Bloomberg Radio and Television to discuss the Madoff scandal and among other media appearances was quoted on CFO.com about the Satyam scandal.

Email jjames@pace.edu; phone: (203) 979-3611 (cell).

He says: “There does appear to be European consensus on tighter regulations of rating agencies, registering hedge funds and exchange trading of most derivatives. However, when it comes to overseeing systemic risks, there are major differences between the Anglo-Saxon (US/UK) governance model and what Europe, Japan, Brazil, Russia, India and China are suggesting.”

“None of the sincere efforts by finance chiefs in London, mini-summits between German and French leaders, earnest EU debates in Brussels and Strasbourg, and contentious discussions in Washington can overcome the major philosophical differences facing the contending viewpoints.”

“Essentially, the Europeans, including the EU Eurocrats, are tightly bound to their versions of corporate governance, which by constitutional and legislated law grant non-shareholder stakeholders a major voice both on boards of directors and at all levels of management. Elected employee representatives to works councils and union officials with equal voting rights at the board level have significant representation and influence. In parliaments, bundestags and assemblies, their advocates are frequently in the majority.”

“No European government leader, no matter how disgusted with irresponsible bankers, is going to suggest changes in national laws that threaten the stakeholders’ status quo.”

BACKGROUND: As a professional management consultant, James and his Brussels-based staff created, edited and published the first texts in English on company law, corporate governance and industrial relations law in the 12 key countries of Western Europe. He has served as an advisor to the top managements of multinational companies with headquarters in the US, Europe, Japan, Asia and Latin America.

He was an early contributor to the multinational business and economic seminars at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He co-chaired the first global conference on Multinational Companies and Multinational Unions at the U.N. International Labour Organization center in Geneva, Switzerland.

James received his bachelor’s in political science from Northwestern University and graduate degrees in business economics at the Booth Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He has lectured at the World Economic Forum in Davos; INSEAD at Fontainbleau, France; CEI/IMEDE in Switzerland, the Northwestern and Harvard European Executive Programs; the IBM Management Development Centre in Brussels; the United Nations Management Training Centre in Torino, Italy; the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations.

The Lubin School of Business recently has earned a preeminent position in thought leadership on the issues surrounding the world’s move to International Financial Reporting Standards, and has hosted three major conferences on the subject which have received extensive industry coverage, including two special sections of the CPA Journal. The school is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than three percent of business schools worldwide. It is one of the largest four-year, private undergraduate and graduate business programs in the nation. Its dean, Joseph Baczko, is a former COO of Blockbuster.

With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, Lubin has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former-CEO of Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO of Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

About Pace. For 103 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, it has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Forum for candidates in the race to become New York City Mayor to take place at Pace July 27

A forum for candidates in the race to become New York City Mayor will take place at Pace University’s Downtown campus on Monday, July 27 at 6:15 PM in the Student Union (Spruce Street entrance). Media admission by press pass. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

New York City Mayor candidate forum:

New York City Councilman Tony Avella and the city’s Controller William Thompson, two candidates for New York City Mayor, to speak at Pace University, Monday July 27 (doors open at 5:30 PM)

Later forum to involve race for Public Advocate

New York, NY, July 22, 2009 – A forum for candidates in the race to become New York City Mayor will take place at Pace University’s Downtown campus on Monday, July 27 at 6:15 PM in the Student Union (Spruce Street entrance). Media admission by press pass. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

The candidates participating are New York City Councilman Tony Avella and the city’s Controller, William Thompson.

The forum is being hosted by the National Organization for Women NYC and Pace University’s Pforzheimer Honors College, Department of Political Science, and Department of Government and Community Relations.

On August 19 at 6:30pm the candidates for New York City Public Advocate will participate in a forum, which will be hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats.

The Pace venue has come to be known as a cockpit for political forums, as well as cultural activities, as the University works to bring its students first-hand encounters with the democratic process and serve as a venue for discussion of critical issues.

Presidential. In 2003 the University hosted the first nationally-televised debate by the Democratic candidates for President; since then it has hosted New York City mayoralty debates, New York State gubernatorial debates, and town hall meetings with US Senators about Social Security Reform, not to mention frequent topical presentations by outstanding leaders in business, nursing, education, computing, law and the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members frequently appear as experts in the national and international media and students regularly win national Model UN competitions and grill national figures in a political science course carried by C-Span.

For 103 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. The private university has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Pace’s Downtown Campus to Host Forum for NYC DA Candidates Thurs. July 16, 6:30pm

New York City DA candidate forum at Pace University’s Downtown campus Thursday, July 16, 6:30 PM (doors open at 6pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chris Cory, Pace, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu, or Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

New York City DA candidate forum at Pace University’s Downtown campus Thursday, July 16, 6:30 PM (doors open at 6pm)

Later forums to involve races for Mayor and Public Advocate New York, NY, July 7, 2009 – A forum for the candidates in the highly-contested race to become Manhattan District Attorney will take place at Pace University’s Downtown campus on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose room (Spruce Street entrance). Media admission by press pass. Doors open at 6pm.

The candidates are former prosecutor Richard Aborn, former judge Leslie Crocker Snyder, and former prosecutor Cyrus Vance Jr.

The forum is being hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats organization in partnership with Pace University’s Pforzheimer Honors College, Department of Political Science, and Department of Government and Community Relations.

Subsequent debates at Pace will involve, on the evening of July 27 at a time to be announced, two of the candidates for Mayor, New York City Councilman Tony Avella and the city’s Controller, William Thompson, hosted by the National Organization for Women NYC and the three Pace departments. On August 19 at 6:30pm the candidates for New York City Public Advocate will debate — Bill de Blasio, Eric Gioia, Betsy Gotbaum, Mark Green, Marty Markowitz, Norman Siegel, and Alex Zablocki, hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats.

The Pace venue has come to be known as a cockpit for political debates, as well as cultural activities, as the University works to bring its students first-hand encounters with the democratic process and serve as a venue for discussion of critical issues.

Presidential. In 2003 the University hosted the first nationally-televised debate by the Democratic candidates for President; since then it has hosted New York City mayoralty debates, New York State gubernatorial debates, and town hall meetings with US Senators about Social Security Reform, not to mention frequent topical presentations by outstanding leaders in business, nursing, education, computing, law and the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members frequently appear as experts in the national and international media and students regularly win national Model UN competitions and grill national figures in a political science course carried by C-Span.

For 103 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. The private university has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu -##-

Pace experts team up with Cong. Lowey, Gov. Paterson on groundbreaking federal stimulus conference

Attendance reached capacity (about 160 participants) on Thursday morning for Pace University’s conference this coming Monday, June 8, on how public-sector leaders like mayors, city managers and other municipal officials can implement their parts of the historic federal stimulus package.

REMINDER ADVISORY

Contact: Chris Cory, Pace University, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

CAPACITY CROWD FOR GROUNDBREAKING CONFERENCE MONDAY ON FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS FOR CITIES AND TOWNS

PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERTS, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS

June 8, Pace University School of Law, Judicial Institute building, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 8:30 am-4pm www.pace.edu/stimulus

WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 5 – Attendance reached capacity (about 160 participants) on Thursday morning for Pace University’s conference this coming Monday, June 8, on how public-sector leaders like mayors, city managers and other municipal officials can implement their parts of the historic federal stimulus package.

Collaborating with Pace are Congresswoman Nita Lowey and New York Governor David Paterson. The Governor will be represented by economic recovery staff members.

Panels include representatives of 10 New York State offices, plus senior New York State staffers of the federal office implementing the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Topics include how municipal leaders can move forward in funding opportunities for their villages, towns and cities, and how they can deal with receiving, managing, and accounting for stimulus funds.

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 8:30 am-4 pm. Media admission by press pass.

WHERE: Pace Law School, Judicial Institute Building, 78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY

WHO: Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center, Land Use Law Center, and Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management. The centers’ directors will moderate the five panels and be available for further insight. State officials: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and its Climate Smart Communities program; Department of State Codes Division; Energy Research and Development Authority; Power Authority; Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation; Local Government Efficiency Grants Program; Office of Real Property Services; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Office of the State Comptroller. Federal officials: Department of Homeland Security, New York office, ARRA.

“Higher education has a chance to help provide expertise and services to many of the constituencies that can benefit directly from the funds,” said Meghan French, Pace’s Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations. “Pace is an institutional partner, helping to bring President Obama’s messages about recovery and reinvestment back to our local communities, and our research centers can work with municipal leaders as they seek funding for things like economic development, smart growth and energy efficiency. We also can help them with the administration and accountability measurements they’ll need to execute their goals.”