Former Bronx borough president and former White House urban policy czar Adolfo Carrion is slated to speak at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
He is being hosted there by Ester Fuchs, a former Bloomberg administration official and a professor of urban policy. According to Fuchs, the speech is Carrion’s first since he went to Washington.
Carrion stepped down from the newly-created urban agenda post to become a deputy for the department of Housing and Urban Development amidst widespread rumors that he was unhappy in his post and that administration officials were not pleased with the job he was doing.
Carrion was also thought to be a candidate for mayor in 2009 before deciding to run for comptroller. Those plans were upended with the White House post, but Carrion is still mentioned as a possible citywide candidate in 2013.
The talk will get under way at noon.