Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Greenburgh, Westchester County, is now a senior fellow at the Wagner School at New York University, the school announced Friday. (h/t to Jimmy Vielkind)
Brodsky served in the Legislature from 1983 through last year after he ran unsuccessfully for attorney general, losing in a crowded Democratic primary to Manhattan Sen. Eric Schneiderman, who went on to win the general election.
NYU said, “Brodsky will work on developing courses and symposia on a variety of public issues, including governance reform of private and public institutions, national and international capital movement between the private and public sectors, and other matters reflecting his long experience in government.”
He will also write and give speeches, largely on the relationship between government and the private sector, the school said. He will also teach, which he is already doing this semester — a graduate class on Public Policy and The Arts.
“I am delighted that Richard Brodsky has agreed to join us as Senior Fellow,” said Ellen Schall, Dean of NYU Wagner. “Richard brings enormous experience in the workings of state and local government, a keen understanding of what it takes to bring about change, and, not least, unmatched enthusiasm.”
Brodsky, who was a vocal crusader against the troubled public authorities in the state and battled with the New York Yankees over its publicly funded new stadium, is a graduate of Brandeis University and Harvard Law School.
“NYU Wagner, as part of a global network university, has a critically important role in educating leaders for public service,” he said in the statement. “Now, more than ever, we need individuals of the highest caliber, integrity, and training to devote their careers to public life and the public good. I’m delighted to work with the outstanding faculty, administration and student body at one of the world’s great universities. My thanks to Dean Schall and the leadership of NYU.”