2012 Distinguished Guest Speakers

CHST 3320: Children, Public Policies, Advocacy and Legislation in New York State — The Honorable William Scarborough

The speaker series for this course was highlighted on the Brooklyn College website News on Oct. 4. AM Scarborough, along with the Children and Youth Studies Founding Director, Professor Gertrud Lenzer, developed this course. It is now in its fourth consecutive year and is an "intrinsic part of the syllabus" that gives students the opportunity to discuss such issues as education, foster care, the juvenile justice system, the child protective system and mental health.

Sept. 27

Ron Richter, commissioner, Administration for Children's Services

Oct. 9

Honorable Cathy Nolan, New York State Assembly, Committee on Education

Oct. 16

Gena Diacomanolis, senior director, Child Advocacy Centers, Safe Horizon

Oct. 23

Jamel Robinson, president and CEO, Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative

Oct. 30

Honorable Jeff Klein, New York State Sentate

Kaitlyn Monte, Miss New York State 2012

Nov. 8

Simonia Brown, child care policy analyst, New York State Assembly

Nov. 15

Dermot Smyth, Queens chair, United Federation of Teachers

Nov. 20

Gerard Wallace, president, NYS Kinship Navigator

 

CHST 4900: Professional Perspectives and Children — Professor Katherine Hejtmanek

Oct. 9

Katherine Eckstein, director of public policy, Children's Aid Society

Oct. 23

Sherry M. Cleary, executive director, New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Office of Academic Affairs, CUNY

Nov. 6

Ellen Fried, Esq., adjunct professor, CUNY School of Law

Nov. 15

Terry M. Perlin, Ph.D., consultant; medical ethics visiting professor of pediatrics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; professor of interdisciplinary studies and research fellow (emeritus), Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University (Ohio)

 

CHST 4900: Professional Perspectives and Children — Professor Katherine Hejtmanek

Feb. 21

Terry M. Perlin, Ph.D., consultant; medical ethics visiting professor of pediatrics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; professor of interdisciplinary studies and research fellow, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University (Ohio)

Feb. 27

Sherry M. Cleary, executive director, New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Office of Academic Affairs, CUNY

March 26

Ellen Fried, Esq., professor of children and youth studies

April 2

Katherine Eckstein, director of public policy, Children's Aid Society