Feb 21, 2013
Contact: James Devitt
New York University is delighted to welcome Casey K. Box (GAL ’08, WAG ’11) to its Board of Trustees.
Board Chairman Martin Lipton and NYU President John Sexton conferred this mark of honor in an induction dinner on Feb. 20 at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life. As a Young Alumni Trustee, Box will help advance NYU’s stature as the world’s first Global Network University.
Box serves as an associate director for Land is Life, which works to preserve and advance the rights of indigenous peoples. In this role, he offers guidance to a consortium of 15 to 20 indigenous groups around the world seeking recognition of human, economic, social, cultural, territorial and environmental rights. Most recently, Box has helped the Bushmen of the Kalahari regain their ancestral rights to water access in Botswana.
His focus is not limited to the international area; Box also worked for the United Nations Association for three years delivering a global curriculum to New York City Public Schools on sustainable development, human rights and peacekeeping. He also implemented and taught a similar program to students in Israel and Palestine.
He earned a B.A. in International Relations and Affairs from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2008, as well as an M.P.A. in International Development and Management from NYU Wagner in 2011.
Beyond his new leadership role at his alma mater, he also serves as a fellow on the Americas Business Council Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides a platform for emerging leaders in North and South America to create lasting social change.
In all that he does, Box embodies the tireless pursuit of excellence that defines NYU. In recognition of his dedication to our community through his personal and professional accomplishments, the University is pleased to welcome him as one of the newest leaders of our academic enterprise.