Author Archive: The Wagner Review

A Global Scientific Community: Reframing the Brain Drain “Problem”

A Global Scientific Community: Reframing the Brain Drain “Problem”

Rosanna Volchok   The December 2013 release of OECD’s 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) findings generated massive media buzz. A blow to the American ego, the results placed American teens 21st in science and 26th in math out of 33 other OECD nations. Devout believers in “American exceptionalism” […]

 
 

The Policy Shop Podcasts

The Policy Shop Podcasts

This week’s Policy Shop talks to new Wagner students about the trials of the MTA, Dan Smith’s lobbying efforts, bonding at retreat, and the steep grad school time management learning curve. In a discussion of different backgrounds and policy interests, Leyba threads through our common tie of public service and connecting to […]

 
 

The Policy Shop Podcasts

The Policy Shop Podcasts

The Policy Shop is The Wagner Review’s podcast partner. Run by Wagner student, James Leyba, The Policy Shop interviews Wagner’s own on today’s most pressing public service issues. Check out his most recent interview with Alliance for Climate Change and Environment’s Melika Edquist. They discuss the upcoming People’s Climate March on September 21 and how important it is […]

 
 

The Book Every Public Policy Student Should Read

The Book Every Public Policy Student Should Read

BY MELODY CHERNY Medicaid isn’t sexy. Financing Medicaid by Shanna Rose likely isn’t the first book you’d pick up at the bookstore, but if you’re a student of public policy (especially of health policy), it should be. Financing Medicaid is a fascinating, brilliantly researched book that will catapult your knowledge […]

 
 

Meet our new staff!

Meet our new staff!

                The Wagner Review Executive Board is very excited to welcome our new staff for the 2013 – 2014 academic year! We have included the staff list below with each person’s corresponding role. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for […]

 
 

Introducing the New Wagner Review

Introducing the New Wagner Review

September brings about many changes. From the end of summer and a new school year, to crowded streets and a little more hustle and bustle, no one is immune. This includes student publications. With new year and new leadership comes change. This is particularly true for the Wagner Review. Many of […]

 
 

Look to Syria For How to Build a Democracy in the Middle East

A Syrian man walks past campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary election in Damascus, May 1, 2012.
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By Patrick Lamson-Hall Free Syrians held elections March 3rd to choose twenty-five representatives for the newly formed Aleppo provincial and city councils. Aleppo, which has been torn by bitter fighting between rebels and the government of President Bashar Assad, has not seen free elections since the ascension of Assad’s father […]

 
 

Expansion without maintenance risks subway system’s decline

Expansion without maintenance risks subway system’s decline

After two years of delays and cost overruns on a badly needed renovation, the elevated subway station at Smith and 9th Streets in Brooklyn reopened for use on Friday, April 26. The station is the closest one in the system to the neighborhood of Red Hook, which is otherwise strangled […]

 
 

Negotiations Only Path to Peace in Syria

Negotiations Only Path to Peace in Syria

  The Syrian Civil War has no end in sight. Had President Bashar al-Assad stepped down in August 2011–when the international community called for his resignation–countless lives would have been saved. Instead, he has chosen to bring the full might of the Syrian military to bear on his people. The conflict […]

 
 

Apply to Lead The Wagner Review

Apply to Lead The Wagner Review

Join The 2014-15 Wagner Review Executive Board! To apply, please submit your resume and a word document or PDF via email to wagner.review@gmail.com with the following information: 1. The primary position for which you are applying (descriptions below) 2. Any other position of interest 3. Two 200-word (maximum) essays on […]