June 2023 –  The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York has announced its inaugural cohort of the Moynihan Public Scholars Fellowship.  The four 2023–24 Moynihan Public Scholars and their projects are: 

Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, who will work on a comprehensive history of African American electoral leadership in New York City and New York State;

Daphne Lundi, deputy director for Living Streets & Public Spaces at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (OCEJ), who will leverage her experience as an urban planner, policymaker, artist, and designer to develop a framework for how science fiction writing can and should inform city planning;

Yascha Mounk, professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University known for his work on the crisis of democracy and the defense of philosophically liberal values, who will develop a left-liberal critique of the identitarian turn in Western liberal democracies; and  

Laurence Pevsner, director of speechwriting for United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who will explore how public apologies shape our politics and our lives, and make the case for why the world needs to get better at saying sorry, through a series of essays culminating in a book project.