2017 NYU PUBLIC POLICY SYMPOSIUM
2017 NYU PUBLIC POLICY SYMPOSIUM
Labor and Automation
2017 NYU PUBLIC POLICY SYMPOSIUM
2017 NYU PUBLIC POLICY SYMPOSIUM
Labor and Automation

About

The Idea

The NYU Public Policy Symposium was founded to answer a simple question: What would change if students were in charge of policymaking? The Public Policy Symposium endeavors to answer this question by providing a realistic and educational environment where students from around NYC are responsible for researching, writing, and debating policies centered around one issue. This year, students will be directing their policy solutions to the problem of Labor and Automation in the 21st Century.

The Symposium

Students pariticipating in The Public Policy Symposium will spend several weeks with their caucuses, which represent a spectrum of political ideologies, researching and refining solutions to problems like rising unemployment, AI ethics, and antitrust laws as they are affectedd by Labor and Automation. This research then culminates in a two-day debate, during which caucuses will vie to influence the final policy memos which are be published en masse.

Calendar of Events

 

Nov 7: PPS Social

Nov 9: Workshop 1 — Research and Memo Writing

Nov 16: Official Check-in #1

 

Nov 20: Workshop 2 — Negotiation

Nov 28: Official Check-in #2

Dec 2-3: Symposium

Topics

      Topic Overview and Questions

OUR COMMITTEE

Jerry Clayton

Jerry Clayton

Co-Director
Jerry Clayton is a sophomore at the Tandon School of Engineering studying computer science with minors in Cybersecurity and Social and Public Policy. His interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human Rights Law, and the intersection of Governance with Technology. Jerry spends his free time obsessing over espresso extraction and the origin of the word "Hoosier".
María Navarro

María Navarro

Co-Director
Maria Navarro is a junior in the College of Arts And Science studying Politics and Philosophy. She is particularly interested in law, education reform, and the intersections of these. Her very scarce free time is spent visiting new coffee shops and rewatching House of Cards and Scandal
Alidia Findley

Alidia Findley

Committee Member
Alidia is a senior in CAS studying Politics with minors in Physics and Media, Culture, and Communication. She was a caucus leader during the 2016 Public Policy Symposium, and currently serves at the Director of the NYU Policy Case Competition.
Adrian Pietrzak

Adrian Pietrzak

Committee Member
Adrian Pietrzak is a junior studying Economics and Politics with a minor in Philosophy. Adrian is currently the Events Director for the Politics Society. In his free time, Adrian enjoys dog spotting the park, sending people obnoxious snapchats, cooking with friends, and going to museums around the city.
Nicolas Galinsky

Nicolas Galinsky

Committee Member
Nicolas Galinski is a sophomore in CAS studying Politics and Economics. He developed an interest in political reform from studying history. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and along with political discussion enjoys reading, writing, composing music and learning new things.
Michelle Zhang

Michelle Zhang

Committee Member
Michelle Zhang is a sophomore at CAS studying economics and math. She first became interested in politics during policy debate in high school and is originally from Dallas. Interests include the NYT daily crossword, Murakami novels, and true crime podcasts.
Juney Ha

Juney Ha

Committee Member
Juney Ha is a senior in GLS, with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development and the current president of The Politics Society. She is writing her senior thesis on global internet censorship, with a focus on North Korea. Previously, Juney has worked at The Korea Society, the UN, the School of the New York Times, and her own non-profit, IDeA. Juney likes pasta and doggos.
Stirling MacDougall

Stirling MacDougall

Committee Member
Stirling MacDougall is a junior in CAS studying public policy. This is her first year being involved in the NYU Public Policy Symposium committee. Her interest in politics was fostered by the 2016 Election. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her interests include international relations, history, cooking and being a single mother of two dogs
Kose Mathew

Kose Mathew

Committee Member
Kose Mathew is a sophomore at the Tandon School of Engineering studying Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Fordham Army ROTC. Kose is interested in civics education, military history, and really, really big machines. In his free time, Kose can be found either at the gym or playing Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Nick Sawhney

Nick Sawhney

Committee Member
Nick Sawhney is a sophomore and a prospective International Relations Major. He is also pursuing minors in Computer Science and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. When he is not fulfilling his responsibilities as Podcasts Co-Director for the NYU Politics Society, he can be found working in the News Department at WNYU, NYU’s radio station.
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