New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation
Sign in with:
        

NYU Washington, DC Reception with David Burstein and Steve McMahon



Date: 5/7/2013
Time: 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Doors open at 6:15pm, remarks at 6:30pm

NYU Washington, DC
Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC

In Fast Future, writer, filmmaker, and advocate David D. Burstein examines how his generation, the Millennials, are profoundly impacting politics, business, technology, and culture. The Millennials have been labeled "entitled" and "narcissistic"; they have been called “the worst employees in history,” “trophy kids,” and “the dumbest generation.” Burstein argues, however, that the Millennial’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism, combined with their seamless ability to navigate the 21st century world–where constant change is the new reality–enables this generation to overcome the short-term challenges of a deeply entrenched country and begin to address our world’s long-term challenges.

Drawing on extensive interviews with his Millennial peers, and compelling new research, Burstein illustrates how his generation is simultaneously shaping and being shaped by a fast-paced and fast-changing world. Part oral history, part social documentary, Fast Future reveals the impact and story of the Millennial Generation–in their own words.

You can read more about David here: www.fastfuturebook.com, and purchase a signed copy of the book at the event for $27.50.

Steve McMahon, Esq. is a political strategist who has worked on Democratic political campaigns and advised some of America's leading companies for over 20 years.  He was a senior advisor in three presidential campaigns, and the lead strategist in Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, which revolutionized the use of the internet in political campaigns. 

Steve is the co-founder of Purple Strategies, one of Washington's leading public affairs firms and the publisher of the "Purple Poll," a monthly look a the 12 key presidential battleground states.  He appears regularly as a political commentator on MSNBC and other television networks.  Steve began his career on the Senate staff of United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy and is an attorney by training.

Would you like to become more involved in the NYU Washington, DC Alumni Club?  Email the alumni club at alumni.dc@nyu.edu to find out how you can help.

Please click on the registration button above to register for this event.





A Millennial examines how his generation is profoundly impacting politics, business, media, and activism. They’ve been called, entitled, narcissistic, “the worst employees in history”, “trophy kids”, and even “the dumbest generation.” But, argues David D. Burstein, the Millennial Generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism, combined with their seamless ability to navigate the 21st century world – where constant and fast change is the new normal – will enable them to overcome the short-term challenges of a deeply divided nation and begin to address our world’s long-term challenges.

With eighty million Millennials (people who are today eighteen to thirty years old) coming of age and emerging as leaders in America alone, this is the largest generation in U.S. history, by 2020, its members will represent one out of every three adults in the country. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than their elders, they are the first generation to come of age in a truly global world, and the first to come of age in the new digital era. Millennials have begun their careers amidst a recession which has seen record youth unemployment levels, yet they remain optimistic about their future. Drawing on extensive interviews with his Millennial peers and compelling new research, Burstein illustrates how his generation is simultaneously shaping and being shaped by a fast-paced and fast-changing world. Part oral history, part social documentary, FAST FUTURE reveals the impact and story of the Millennial Generation – in their own words.


NYU Footer

Unless otherwise noted, all content copyright New York University. All rights reserved.
Designed by The Office of Web Communications