Public Policy in Practice with Cecilia Muñoz

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Fels Institute of Government is proud to partner with the Women of Fels and Young Involved Philadelphia to host Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President of Policy and Technology and Director of the National Network at New America. This event is held in conjunction with YiP's annual State of Young Philly event series.

Prior to joining New America in 2017, Cecilia served on President Obama’s senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for three years, followed by five years as Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC).  Prior to her work in government, she served for 20 years at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she was Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation.  She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and has served on the boards of the National Immigration Forum, the Open Society Institute, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Muñoz, a Detroit native and the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia, is also a wife and mother of two grown daughters.  She lives with her husband in Maryland.  

About the Series

The Public Policy in Practice Series, led by Fels Senior Fellow Elizabeth Vale, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives and compelling personal narratives that will help them not only form their opinions on important issues, but will also help shape their careers. This series is offered in conjunction with the Fels graduate Public Management course required of all Fels MPA and Executive MPA students. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to the entire Penn community and members of the public. 

Remarks begin promptly at 6:15pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

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Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall
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3417 Spruce Street, Room 230

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
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