Carey Institute events

Click here, or on the photo below, to see an Oct. 2, 2007 news story by Staten Island Advance political editor Tom Wrobleski on BLAIR HORNER's Carey Institute presentation about Project Sunlight.

Blair Horner also prepared a monograph for the Carey Institute based on his talk, entitled "The Nexus of Money and Power in Albany."


EDMOND J. McMAHON, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and director of the Empire Center for New York State, delivered a Carey Institute lecture on March 11, 2008 entitled "A See-Through Budget for the Empire State: Promoting Responsibility Through Transparency." Watch the lecture below:

E.J. McMahon also prepared a Carey Institute monograph based on this lecture, entitled "A See-Through Budget for the Empire State."


On Sept. 18, 2008, Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Center for Government Reform sponsored a panel discussion entitled, “How Much News is Fit to Print? Why and How the News Media Covers (or Doesn’t Cover) New York State Government.” Moderated by former New York Times education columnist Gene Maeroff, the discussion included New York Daily News state government columnist Bill Hammond, Village Voice senior news editor Wayne Barrett and Staten Island Advance editorial page editor Mark Hanley. Below is a complete video of the seminar, followed by a news article on the event published the next day in the Staten Island Advance.


"New Immigrants to New York" was a lecture presented by JOSEPH SALVO, chief of the Population Division of the New York City Department of City Planning, on March 12, 2009. We have a couple of items on this page to share with you the substance of this program:

  • a complete lecture video,
  • the Power Point slideshow that accompanied it

Joseph Salvo also prepared a Carey Institute monograph after making this presentation, entitled "New Immigrants to New York."


On Thursday, March 16, 2011, Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform hosted a lecture by DICK DADEY, executive director of the Citizens Union of the City of New York, a prominent good-government advocacy group. Dadey's lecture explored the question, "Can New York State Ever be Reformed? How?" Watch the lecture below:


On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform hosted a program examining the question, “Can a Constitutional Convention Reform State Government?” The featured speaker was SUSAN LERNER, executive director of Common Cause New York. Introducing the speaker were Wagner College President Richard Guarasci and Carey Institute Director Seymour P. Lachman. Watch the program below:


On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, Staten Island (N.Y.) Borough President JAMES P. MOLINARO visited a Wagner College Government & Politics class taught by former NYS Senator Seymour Lachman to speak on the topic of "The Effectiveness of an Elected Official." The lecture was sponsored by Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform. Watch his presentation below:


On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform welcomed MANFRED OHRENSTEIN, former minority leader of the New York state senate, for a lecture entitled, “How to Make Politically Divided Government Work.” The senator described the bipartisan collaboration between Democratic Governor Hugh L. Carey and a politically divided Legislature that successfully engineered the fiscal rescue of New York City in 1975-76. Ohrenstein also discussed how Albany’s example from that era could be applied today in Washington, where a kind of paralysis has been produced by hyperpolitical gridlock. Watch the video below:

Manfred Ohrenstein also prepared a Carey Institute monograph based on this lecture, "Making Divided Government Work."


On April 23, 2012, Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government held its ANNUAL FUNDRAISING RECEPTION in the home of Steve Aiello. Carey Institute Director Seymour Lachman introduced Wagner College President Richard Guarasci, followed by keynote speaker Richard Ravitch, former New York State lieutenant governor under Gov. David A. Paterson. Watch the video:


On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform welcomed the Hon. MILTON MOLLEN for an address on the subject of “The Major Impact of New York Governor Hugh L. Carey on the State Judicial System.” The former presiding justice of the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, Second Department, he headed the Mollen Commission, which investigated allegations of corruption in the New York Police Department. Watch the video:


Many people think of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, as being mostly white and mostly native-born — but the fact is that, in 2010, more than 20% of the population of Staten Island was foreign-born. That was just one of the surprising details presented on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by JOSEPH SALVO, director of the Population Division for NYC Planning, when he addressed Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform on the topic of “Staten Island and the Changing Immigrant Profile of New York City.” (60 min.) Watch the video — and, below it, scroll through the PowerPoint presentation and read the Staten Island Advance news story about the event:


Staten Island Advance logoWEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013 — PAGE A-6

 130424 Advance, Increasingly a borough of immigrants


On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform welcomed MAURICE "MICKEY" CARROLL, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, who delivered a lecture on “Why Polling is Important.” Watch the complete video:


On March 13, 2014, Legislative Director BLAIR HORNER of the New York Public Interest Research Group, spoke to Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform on the topic, “The Moreland Commission on Public Corruption and the Possibility for Reform in New York State.” Watch the complete video, and thumb through the accompanying PowerPoint slideshow: