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.
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.