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Conversations in Leadership: A Discussion with David Diaz

November 9, 2012

I’m happy to announce the second annual “Conversations in Leadership” series at The City College of New York. This program brings together experienced policymakers and opinion leaders from all levels of politics—local, state, national and federal—to discuss their substantive areas of expertise, their experiences working in and studying the public sector, and the lessons they have learned about effective leadership with the City College community. Last year, I hosted four guests: NYC Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Fatima Shama, former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer, Dr. L’Heureux Lewis–a leading expert on race and education–and the Century Foundation’s Senior Fellow on International Affairs, Jeffre Laurenti.

This fall, I’ll be sitting down with three special guests to discuss leadership and policy in the public sphere. I’m honored to welcome David Diaz, as the first guest this semester. David Diaz is a Distinguished Lecturer at City College and an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent twenty-seven years covering major stories for two of New York’s biggest television stations. David had been a fixture in New York television news since 1978, when he joined WNBC-TV as a reporter and anchor. In 1993, he moved to WCBS-TV, where he was a senior correspondent and anchor. During his career he frequently covered city government including Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, as well as scores of election campaigns and public policy battles. Major national stories he covered include the World Trade Center terrorist attack, the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, the 2000 Presidential election recount and the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

The conversation with Professor Diaz will take place on Thursday, November 15, from 12:30-2:00 at at the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service (Shepard Hall, Room 558) on the campus of the City College of New York.

This event is free, and open to the public. We simply ask that you RSVP here.  I hope to see some of you there!

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