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Upcoming and Recent Events

November 20, 2019

Crisis at the Border: Activism and Professions for Creating Change, a panel discussion held in Lecture Hall West beginning at 1:40PM. This timely event in partnership with the Center for Community Action and Research and the Political Science department, will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the challenges and obstacles meeting immigrants at the border while providing them with tools and resources as well as career paths that can create change towards more civil and humane immigration policies.


October 16, 2019

Health Care Access Panel discussion presented by Eric Kombey,  Wilson Center's Community Solutions Fellow through the U.S. Department of State. The discussion will begin at 2:20pm and will be held in the David Packer Lecture Hall in Wilcox Hall on the Pleasantville Campus.


October 10, 2019

A Conversation with Eric Kombey: Creating Community Impact in Cameroon, held on the16th floor at 163 William Street during common hour. This event featuring the Wilson Center's Community Solutions Fellow of the U.S. Department of State is co-sponsored by the College of Health Professions and hosted by Pace International.


September 23, 2019

Alumni Panel: Careers in Government and Advocacy, will be held on the 12th floor at 163 William Street, Room 1225/1230.  Panelists include Pace University’s MPA and Political Science alumni, join us to learn more about their career paths and how you can make a difference through policy and legislation. The conversation will be moderated by Public Administration faculty member and Executive Director of the Helene and Grant Wilson Center, Dr. Rebecca Tekula, panelists include:

  • Lester Marks, 06' Associate Vice President, Nonprofits, Kasirer, LLC
  • Andrea Grenadier, 16' Advance Associate, NYC Office of the Mayor
  • Vanessa Herman, Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Pace University

September 12, 2019

Wilson Center tables at the Campus Activities Fair at 2:00PM in the Student Center at One Pace Plaza to inform new students of it's programs, events and upcoming opportunities for engagement and internships.


September 11, 2019

Learning Outcomes Reception, Summer 2019 Wilson Funded Interns present their learning outcomes of their respective summer internships at nonprofits and social enterprises. The event will be held during common hour in the Zannino Conference Room located in the Student Center at One Pace Plaza.


July 23, 2019

Fourth Annual Lunch & Learn Event, this annual event provides our cohort of summer funded interns with the opportunity to visit a unique nonprofit organization, Hudson River Park Friends. Wilson Center interns had the opportunity to learn about the history of Hudson River Park, the longest riverfront park in the nation. In addition to learning about the important mission of this nonprofit, students also engaged with field scientists to analyze environmental DNA collected in the Hudson River. The luncheon also allowed our student interns to meet one another, network and share their full-time work experiences in the social impact sector.


June 19, 2019

Wilson Center Staff and a small group of students volunteers at God's Lover We Deliver, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.


May 2, 2019

Sixth Annual True Partnerships, Best Practices in Collaborations for a Social Impact, A Conversation with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), held at 163 William Street, 18th Fl at 5:00PM. Learn more about the global collaboration of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and its role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which later led to ICAN becoming a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Guest speakers include:

  • Professor Matthew Bolton, Director of the International Disarmament Institute, Associate Professor of Political Science, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Seth Shelden, United Nations Liaison, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN
  • Susi Snyder, Disarmament Program Manager, PAX, President of the International Steering Group, ICAN
  • Professor Emily Welty, Associate Professor, Director of Peace and Justice Studies Program, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

April 2, 2019

Alumni Panel: Career Paths in the Healthcare Sector held in Student Center West at One Pace Plaza at 5:30PM. The panel includes various professionals in the healthcare sector including recent Pace alumni and will be moderated by MPA Student, Angelina Astrouskaya '20. Panelists included:

  • Andre Nelson, MPA '17, Project Manager, Division of Community & Population Health, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Kristin Pasquarello, MPAS '08, PA-C, Administrative Director at the Heart Valve Center at St. Francis Hospital
  • Nana Young, MA, Special Assistant to the President on Strategic Initiatives, Vital Strategies

October 5, 2018

In partnership with the College of Health Professions, the Wilson Center's Community Solutions Fellow, Cynthia Johnson, presents "Communication Across Borders" a brown bag lunch event held on the Pleasantville Campus, Lienhard Hall Room L20.


October 4, 2018

Wilson Center's Community Solutions Fellow through the U.S. Department of State presents "A Conversation with Cynthia Johnson: Trafficking in Sierra Leone." Co-sponsored by the College of Health Professions and hosted by Pace International at 163 William Street, 16th floor.


September 12, 2018

Learning Outcomes Reception, Summer 2018 Wilson Funded Interns present their learning outcomes of their respective summer internships at nonprofits and social enterprises. The event will be held during common hour in the 18th Floor Boardroom of One Pace Plaza.


July 23, 2018

Summer Funded Interns Lunch & Learn Event, this annual event provided our cohort of summer funded interns with the opportunity to visit a unique social enterprise, meet with co-founder of P.S. Kitchen, April Tam and learn about the social enterprise's mission and model some of which includes providing jobs to marginalized populations in New York and contributing 100% of profits towards sustainable charitable work both locally and overseas. The luncheon also allowed our student interns to meet one another, network and share their full-time work experiences in the social impact sector.


May 7, 2018

Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit XVI, co-sponsorship with United Way. Full day annual gathering of over 700 nonprofit leaders in Westchester.


April 16, 2018

Join us on Monday, April 16th at 10:30AM in the Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza for a panel discussion, Women of Color in the Public and Social Sectors, showcasing recent Pace alumni discussing their career paths in the public and social sectors. The event is funded by the Pace Path and is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Women's Leadership Initiative. The discussion will be student moderated and will include a networking lunch, this event is open to all students.

  • Nelli Agbulos '17, Programs Consultant, ARTE
  • Anna-Kay Blackwood '11, Contracts Management Director, NYC Human Resources Administration
  • Jessika Graterol-Alfonzo '16, Analyst, New York City Mayor's Office of Management & Budget on Capital Budget and Correctional Health
  • Alvi Rashid '15, Programs Assistant, She's the First

November 20, 2017

An expert panel on: Careers in the Public and Social Sector, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature a panel of recent Pace alumni who will discuss their career paths in the public and social sectors. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Matthew Bolton and is open to all students and will be held in the Amphitheatre at 157 William Street, NYC Campus, 6:00-8:00pm. Refreshments will be served.


September 16, 2017
Learning Outcomes Reception, Summer 2017 Wilson Funded Interns will present their learning outcomes of their respective summer internships at nonprofits and social enterprises. The event will be held during common hour in the 18th Floor Boardroom of One Pace Plaza.


September 13, 2017
Join us at 6:00pm in the Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza (Downtown Campus) for our Fifth Annual True Partnerships: Best Practices in Collaborations for a Social Impact, A Conversation with the New York Women's Foundation.  The discussion will showcase the result of a cross-sector partnership, the nation’s first-ever initiative dedicated to young women of color: The Young Women's Initiative. The Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) supports young women in overcoming systemic racial and gender inequality and to improve life outcomes in economic security and justice, education, health and safety. The Initiative was made possible through a partnership between young women of color, local government, community organizations and philanthropy. Through this collaboration, the Initiative has secured new philanthropic funding for programs targeting girls, young women and trans/gender-fluid youth of color in New York City, making for a historic commitment of $20M for girls and young women of color.

Hear more from these change makers involved in this exciting partnership: 

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker
  • Dr. Danielle R. Moss, Co-Chair of the NY City Council's Young Women's Initiative & President of Black Agency Executives
  • Ana Oliveira, President and CEO, The New York Women's Foundation

July 13, 2017

Annual Lunch & Learn Event, this annual event provides our cohort of summer funded interns with the opportunity to visit a unique social enterprise, Impact Hub NYC. Wilson Center interns had the opportunity to tour this unique co-working space dedicated to incubating other social enterprises as well as learn about the mission of Impact Hub and meet with their Managing Director, Jan Baker. The luncheon also allowed our student interns to meet one another, network and share their full-time work experiences in the social impact sector.


February 6, 2017

A nonprofit alumni panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature a panel of recent Pace alumni who will discuss their nonprofit career paths. The event is open to all students and will be held in the Bianco Room, NYC Campus, 6:00-8:00pm. Panelists include:

  • Kevin Bencosme-Abreu ’16, FEMA
  • Jean Dorak ’13, Association for a Better New York
  • Elizabeth Pooran ’16, Senior Planet

October 19, 2016
The Trump Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, and the 2016 Election: What Does it All Mean for Philanthropy?” Join us at 6:00pm in the Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza (Downtown Campus) for a panel discussion regarding this quickly developing topic raising many questions about the intersection of politics and philanthropy, and a constellation of issues around public engagement with philanthropy.  Speakers include:


September 22, 2016
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Presentation, Dr. Rebecca Tekula and Archana Shah presented to a delegation of European social entrepreneurs through the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.


September 14, 2016
Learning Outcomes Reception, Summer 2016 Wilson Funded Interns present their learning outcomes of their respective summer internships at nonprofits and social enterprises. The event will be held during common hour in the 18th fl. Boardroom of One Pace Plaza.


July 19, 2016
Summer Funded Interns Lunch & Learn Event, this inaugural event provided our 2016 cohort of summer funded interns with the opportunity to tour the Centre for Social Innovation facility, learn about a unique co-working community of mission-driven early stage businesses and further their understanding of the social entrepreneurship sector. The luncheon also allowed our student interns to meet one another, network and share their full-time work experiences in the social impact sector.


May 2, 2016
Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit XIV, co-sponsorship with United Way. Full day annual gathering of over 700 nonprofit leaders in Westchester.


April 18, 2016
United Nations Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature panel of professionals discussing their careers in advocacy, NGO's and other international organizations that work closely with the United nations. The event is open to all students and will be held in Room W614, NYC Campus, 1:20-3:20pm.


April 14, 2016
Spring 2016 Job & Internship Fair, Wilson Center tabled at this event that draws over 150 employers and 1200 attendees each year


April 13, 2016
Faculty Fellows Speaker Series: "Challenges to the rapid identification of children who have been trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation" A Wilson Funded Research Project by Professor Rafferty, brown bag lunch research seminar to begin at 12:10pm and will be held in the 21st floor conference Room at 163 William Street NYC and webcast to the Pace Community, email the Wilson Center for details.


April 11, 2016
Faculty Fellows Speaker Series: "Microfinance and Investment in Human and Social Capital" A Wilson Funded Research Project by Professor Viswanath, brown bag lunch research seminar to begin at 12:10pm and will be held in the 21st floor conference Room at 163 William Street NYC and webcast to the Pace Community, email the Wilson Center for details.


March 1, 2016
Social Enterprise in Residence Guest Lecture, featuring Shirley Acevedo Buontempo '84, '10 Executive Director and Founder of Latino U College Access, our Social Enterprise in Residence. The discussion will begin at 6:15PM on our Pleasantville campus(Miller Hall M30),  this event is open to all students.


February 22, 2016
Nonprofit Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature a panel of Pace alumni who will discuss their nonprofit career paths. The event is open to all students and will be held in the Bianco Room, NYC Campus, 6:00-8:00pm.


November 16, 2015
Nonprofit Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature panelists representing organizations with affiliations to the United Nations.The event is open to all students and will be held in the Bianco Room, NYC Campus, 6:30-8:30pm.


November 10, 2015
Faculty Fellows Speaker Series: "A Case Study of Empowering a Nonprofit Organization to Better Help People with Disabilities through M-Health" a Wilson-Funded Research Project by Seidenberg Professor, James Lawler. The brown bag lunch research seminar will be held at 3:25pm in the 21st Fl. Conference Room at 163 William Street, NYC and webcast to the Pace Community, email the Wilson Center for details.


October 27, 2015
Join us for our third annual True Partnerships: Best Practices in Collaborations, A Conversation on Curriculum, Community and the New York Harbor. The discussion will highlight a pair of the collaborators involved in the $5 Million Dollar NSF Grant awarded to School of Education Professor Lauren Birney and her colleagues for the Billion Oyster Project in the New York Harbor. Please register and confirm your attendance.


September 30, 2015
Faculty Fellows Speaker Series: "An Exploratory Study of Nonprofit Organizations' Use of the Internet for Communications and Fundraising" a Wilson-Funded Research Project by Seidenberg Professor, Namchul Shin. The brown bag lunch research seminar will be held in the 21st Fl. Conference Room at 163 William Street, NYC and webcast to the Pace Community, email the Wilson Center for details.


September 16, 2015
Learning Outcomes Reception, Summer 2015 Wilson Funded Interns will present their learning outcomes of their respective summer internships at nonprofits and social enterprises.


July 27, 2015
African Women's Entrepreneurship (AWEP): Panel Discussion, US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. Co-sponsorship with the Entrepreneurship Lab.


May 4, 2015
Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit XIII, co-sponsorship with United Way. Full day annual gathering of over 700 nonprofit leaders in Westchester.


April 13, 2015
Nonprofit Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature speakers from various areas of the government and nonprofit sector. This event is open to all students and will be held at 1:30 in the Schimmel Lobby, NYC Campus.


March 25, 2015
Faculty Fellows Speaker Series: "Volunteer Management Practices during Challenging Times" A Wilson Funded Research Project by Professor Knepper, brown bag lunch research seminar to be held in the 21st Floor Conference Room at 163 William Street NYC and webcast to the Pace Community, email us at wilsoncenter@pace.edu for details.


February 18, 2015
Non Profit Career Panel, co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, will feature speakers from various areas of the nonprofit sector. This event is open to all students and will be held in the Bianco Room, NYC Campus, 6:00-8:00PM.


October 30, 2014
True Partnerships: Best Practices in Collaborations for Social Impact: A Conversation with Impact America, Panel Discussion


October 8, 2014
A conversation with Matt Hennessy, Client Partnership Director for First Access. Moderated by Professor Rebecca Tekula.


October 2, 2014
Fall 2014 Job & Internship Fair, Wilson Center tabled at this event that draws over 150 employers and 1200 attendees each year.


September 10, 2014
Wilson Funded Internship Learning Outcomes Reception, recognized Summer 2014 interns as they presented their summer experiences and learning outcomes.


August 20, 2014
Social Entrepreneurship, Ethics of Volunteering in Post-Conflict Contexts and the Role of NGOs in Disarmament and Violence Reduction: Panel Discussion, US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.


June 4, 2014
Wilson Center co-hosted STOKED Mentoring End of Year Celebration.


May 12, 2014
Wilson Center co-hosted screening of “Who Cares?”, a film about social entrepreneurship and change-making throughout the world.


May 6, 2014
A Conversation with Dr. Prabhakar, CEO and Founder of Society for Rural Improvement, moderated by Professor PV Viswanath.


May 5, 2014
Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit XII, co-sponsored with United Way. Full day annual gathering of over 700 nonprofit leaders in Westchester.


April 30, 2014
Pace-Hitachi Nonprofit Forum: Annual free educational program on White Plains campus. "Sources of Funding: The Changing Landscape" Register Today!


April 3, 2014
True Partnerships: Best Practices in Nonprofit-Corporate Collaborations: A Conversation with NFTE & SAP. This panel will allow you to gain and share insights into an effective nonprofit-corporate relationship featuring two leaders known for their best practices in partnerships. The event will commence at 6:15pm and will be held in the Bianco Room located on the B-Level of One Pace Plaza, NYC Campus.


March 27, 2014
Spring 2014 Job & Internship Fair, Wilson Center tabled at this event that draws over 150 employers and 1200 attendees each year.


March 5, 2014
Non-Profit Career Panel will feature speakers from the non-profit sector in the areas of: Women's Reproductive Rights, Public Health and Social Enterprise. Panelists will be joining us from Grameen America, Planned Parenthood & the Aravind Eye Foundation. The event is open to all students and will be held in the Student Union, NYC campus, 6:00-8:00PM.


February 21, 2014
Associate Director Archana Shah served as moderator on panel “Finding the Impact in Impact Investing” at NYU Social Innovation Symposium.