NEW YORK, NY- JUNE 15, 2010 New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will speak on New York City’s financial health during the upcoming “Urban Dialogue” speakers series at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 pm.  Hosted by Dean Humphrey Crookendale, the event will include a Q&A with MCNY students from the College’s Master of Public Affairs program.  The Q&A portion will be moderated by Professor Theodore Hamm of MCNY’s American Urban Studies Program.  The event is open first to the college’s community and, if space is available, to the public.

“Metropolitan College of New York prides itself on preparing students to be productive contributors to the New York economy,” said President Vinton Thompson, Metropolitan College of New York.  “Today, with the city facing massive cutbacks in social services, education and city services, our students need to engage in  dialogue and help develop solutions and insights on what the city can do to stave off future crises and help citizens presently affected by the crisis.”

MCNY has been hosting “Urban Dialogues” for the past 10 years.  The series is an open forum to discuss current and controversial issues with leaders in various fields from politics and education to the arts and the economy.  Comptroller Liu will also be honored for his leadership and accomplishments during the 33rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Events Hall at the Jacob Javits Center.   For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.