Dear Partners and Colleagues:
As we head into the summer months I want to take this opportunity to highlight our Spring 2018 achievements and activities of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
We thank our partners and colleagues for mobility successes, student opportunities, joint faculty research, and destination events such as the NASPAA Simulation Competition. We look forward to continued collaborations and rewarding student experiences!
In the interim enjoy the summer!

Angelina Delgado
Senior Director of Finance and Administration 
Marxe Semester Highlights
UESTC, Chinese Students at Baruch
The Marxe School hosted a 3rd cohort of students from our partner institution in China, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) , for the Marxe Global Leadership Institute , a 2-week short-term program in public administration in January. UESTC students had a unique opportunity to learn the role of government in a local, state, and federal locality, and how public and nonprofit organizations are involved in the policy process, as well as how municipalities and organizations are managed, and the differences in management styles in China and U.S.
NASPAA-Batten Student Competition at Marxe School
The Marxe School at Baruch College hosted the northeast regional part of the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Pandemic Crisis Management and Global Health Security in February. There were 36 graduate students from 14 universities who used strategic thinking while placed in top leadership roles to compete in a time-sensitive global simulation to stop the next pandemic. The winning team at Baruch College was awarded "Best Communications Strategy" by NASPAA-Batten for "having an effective comprehensive communications strategy to mitigate deadly impacts of the global pandemic".
Marxe Issues Forum on Climate Change & Migration
The Marxe Issues Policy Forum in April focused on the topic "Climate Change and Migration: How They Impact Global Public Policy and Cities". Lead Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, Kanta Kumari Rigaud, along with Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer at the New York City Office of the Mayor, Daniel A. Zarrilli, and Marxe School Assistant Professor, Bryan Jones , had a discussion on their recent World Bank report, entitled "Climate Change, Migration and Securing Resilience" .
NAPA Social Equity Leadership Conference at Marxe School
The Marxe School will be hosting the National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity Leadership Conference on "Promoting Equality in an Age of Austerity: The Role for State and Local Governments", which is taking place from June 12 to 13, 2018. The conference will focus on best practices designed to achieve racial, gender, economic, and other forms of equity in the current climate of reduced federal budgets.
Marxe Dean David S. Birdsell to Lead CUNY Delegation to WC2
David Birdsell , PhD, Marxe Dean of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, will assume leadership of CUNY’s delegation to The World Cities World Class University (WC2) network beginning July 1. Dr. Birdsell has been an active participant in WC2, a global network of 10 urban universities collaborating on cultural, environmental, and political issues within cities, since CUNY first joined the consortium.
Marxe Spotlights
Professor John Casey launched the second edition of his book, Policing the World: The Practice of International and Transnational Policing . The book covers three key areas of the international dimensions of policing: comparative policing and the creation of international good practice; cooperative efforts to respond to emerging transnational and international crime threats; and peace operations and capacity building in post-conflict and transitional societies.
Jaclyn Callery ( MSEd '17) has been offered a 2018/19 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award to Argentina . She is the second graduate student of the Marxe School, and first MSEd student, to win this prestigious award.