The U.S. has long been known as a nation of immigrants who embrace a common culture. Today, the U.S. finds itself in the midst of a wave of new immigrants and a fierce fight over immigration policy. Have recent arrivals made efforts to assimilate? Or are they standing apart as many anti-immigrant forces contend? To [...]
The Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, addresses the Manhattan Institute at a breakfast forum. He focuses on the House, progress in Iraq, and the Iraqi government. This event was held by the Manhattan Institute.
Five years ago, the state control of the school system over to Mayor Bloomberg. Soon they must decide whether to extend that power to future administrations. What is the track record of mayoral control — and should it continue after 2009? Keynote speaker is Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, Department of Education, New York City. Panelists [...]
“New York’s Uninsured: A History of Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences” and “Public Sector Experiments: Mandates, Medicaid, and Markets” are the two panels in this far-reaching forum. Participants include James Knickman (New York State Health Foundation), James Tallon (United Hospital Fund of New York), and Mark Scherzer (New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage). This event [...]
Mayor Bloomberg delivers the keynote address of this conference, emphasizing that rethinking land use is the key to getting big projects done in the boroughs. Other panelists include Amanda Burde, Chair of the NYC Planning Commission; Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia University; and Felix G. Rohatyn, Rohatyn Associates, LLC. The conference was held at the Manhattan [...]