— Colin L. Powell
Founder, Chair, and Distinguished Scholar
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On Thursday, May 2, CCNY celebrated the establishment of the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. The school will encompass the CCNY Division of Social Science—anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology—along with pathbreaking programs such as the Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies.
The ceremony included remarks by CCNY President Lisa S. Coico; CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein; Linda Powell, General Powell's daughter and Colin Powell Center advisory council member; Tom Brokaw, also a Colin Powell Center advisory council member; and General Powell himself. At the ceremony, Chancellor's Goldstein presented General Powell with the CUNY Chancellor's medal.
The Colin Powell School's broad offerings of instruction, research, and public discussion in the Social Sciences engages CCNY's core and historic mission to prepare students from all backgrounds to become successful and fully engaged citizens of the world.
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In July, the Colin Powell School will host workshops for community organizations to help them deepen or establish partnerships with academic institutions. Apply now.
Stavros Spyros Niarchos
The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership has received a $220,000 challenge grant from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
With North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un, playing hard at nuclear brinksmanship, the question is not only to what end, but also what are the potential long-term destabilizing impacts in the region. These are among the issues Walter Russell Mead addressed on Monday, April 15, 2013, during the first annual Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture, “America’s ‘Asia Pivot’ at a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific Isn’t Looking Pacifistic.” Speaking at the Spitzer Gallery in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College, outlined reasons for America’s recent “Asia Pivot" and future scenarios for the region.
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