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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
New York, New York
Interviewing finalists from New York and Rhode Island

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
President's Dining Room and Plaza View Room (12th floor)
113 West 60th Street at the corner of Columbus Avenue
New York City, NY

**Please note that all guests should take the escalator once they pass through the security desk check point to the upper Plaza level. Elevators #5 and #6 go directly to the 12th floor. All other elevators will require a center split stair walk up after exiting  left off of the elevators on the 11th floor.

This panel will convene at 9:00 a.m. 

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The Truman Scholars Association generously sponsors the dinners for all finalists. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
Joseph McShane, Chair -- President, Fordham University
Monica Bell -- Associate Professor of Law & Sociology, Yale Law School; 2002 Truman Scholar
Yahonnes Cleary -- Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; 1999 Truman Scholar 
Christine Curella -- Director of Business Development and New Economic Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiative; 2007 Truman Scholar 
Lisette Nieves -- Full Clinical Professor and Director of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, New York University Steinhardt; 1990 Truman Scholar
Andrew Rich -- Dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, The City College of New York; 1991 Truman Scholar
Sara Shoener -- Senior Advisor on Gender Equity, First Lady of New York City; 2003 Truman Scholar
Jeff Toobin -- Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Chief Legal Analyst, CNN; 1980 Truman Scholar
Tara Yglesias, Secretary -- Deputy Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1993 Truman Scholar