Fall 2019 Semester Highlights
The Marxe School Co-Hosts the
15th Transatlantic Dialogue Conference
In Fall 2019, Marxe School and the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark co-hosted the 2019 Transatlantic Dialogue, “Restoring the Administrative State: Trust, Engagement, Security, and Identity” in New York City at Baruch College. The Conference was also co-organized by ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) and EGPA/IIAS (European Group for Public Administration).

This 15th edition of the Transatlantic Dialogue brought together a diverse group of scholars who drew on varied theoretical and methodological perspectives to share their latest research and discuss challenges confronting governance and society with a
focus on the commonalities and differences
between Europe and North America.

The Transatlantic Dialogue 2020 will take place at the University of Luxembour g in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. It will explore a reimagining of the Tower of Babel with a focus on languages, cultures, cultural diplomacy, and world peace.
" US vs. China Trade Wars " focused on the complexity of the trade and security relationship between the U.S. and China. The discussion explored the impact of tariffs, cyber security breach, and the long-term perils facing these two superpowers. On the panel was Nicholas Eftimiades , Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Public Affairs, Pennsylvania State University and Professor Lilac Nachum , Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing & International Business, Zicklin School of Business. Marxe Dean, David S. Birdsell moderated. 

" Re-envisioning International Affairs Education for a New Era " focused on the challenges facing MIA programs and the need for a new approach. The panel included Sakiko Fukuda-Parr , Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, The New School,  Zachariah Mampilly , Marxe Endowed Chair in International Affairs and Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, and Dipali Mukhopadhyay , Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. The program was moderated by David S. Birdsell , Marxe Dean.

Colombia’s Peace Process at the Crossroads brought together a panel of scholars and practitioners to discuss the state of the peace process and the prospects for Colombia in the coming years. On the panel was Sarah Z. Daly , Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Vanda Felbab-Brown , a Senior Fellow from The Brookings Institute and Angelica Duran-Martinez , an Associate Professor from UMass Lowell. The moderator for this series was Professor Enrique Desmond Arias , Marxe Chair in Western Hemisphere and Affairs.

Guest Lecture: The Black Movement and Anti-Racist Struggle for Education in Brazil

This guest speaker highlighted one of the most important movements in Brazil since the late nineteenth century: the struggle not only for access to educational institutions , but also for curricula substantively inclusive of Africa and its Diaspora. Amilcar Pereira , Associate Professor of History of Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) spoke on the movement.
Marxe Spotlights
Patria de Lancer Julnes , Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Marxe was elected to join as a Fellow for the 2019 class at the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. de Lancer Julnes was chosen in recognition of her years of public administration service and expertise. Dr. de Lancer Julnes looks "forward to working with other NAPA Fellows to find workable solutions to the most vexing public administration issues of our time".
Marxe welcomes its New Endowed Chair of International Affairs, Dr. Zachariah Pampilly . Dr. Pampilly previously taught at Vassar College , Columbia University , UCLA and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. His work focuses on political movements in the Southern Hemisphere where he examines the interaction between local community dynamics, and national and international politics. Dr. Pampillly's areas of interest include rebel governance, popular movements, economic inequality, civil society and the meaning of democracy.