Marxe Semester Highlights
Marxe Issues Forum o n Education Policy and Democracy
" Is Education Reform Dead? A Look at What’s Next for American Schools ": This panel focused on taking a fresh look at what happened locally and nationally as a result of school reforms undertaken by legislators and business leaders like Mayor Bloomberg, Bill Gates, and Eli Broad. The diverse panel of experts included: Stanley Litow, author of The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward and former deputy chancellor of schools for the City of New York; Judith Kafka , Marxe School Associate Professor; Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of Bank Street College of Education; and Jennifer Berkshire, co-host of the bi-weekly education podcast “Have You Heard” on national politics and education reform. Learn more
" Democracy in Peril: Defending Our Voting Rights ": Executive Director of Common Cause New York, Susan Lerner, Senior Advisor at Latino Victory and former Speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Co-Director of the “Voting Rights Project” for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Ezra Rosenberg, and Marxe Professor, Douglas Muzzio , had a discussion covering voter protection, the urgent need to motivate voter turnout in the midterm elections, and how every vote impacts the core principals of the United States democracy. Learn more
UADE at Marxe School
Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) ’s President Hector Masoera visited Baruch College in October together with Maria Cristina Slica from Academic and Student Affairs and Mercedes Nunez who heads Admissions. In a meeting with Baruch President Mitchell Wallerstein and Marxe Dean David Birdsell , they discussed continuing active collaboration and the prospect of having joint degree programs.
NAPA Social Equity Leadership Conference at Marxe School
The Marxe School hosted 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 took place from June 12 to 13, 2018. The conference focused on best practices designed to achieve racial, gender, economic, and other forms of equity in the current climate of reduced federal budgets. Learn more
Baruch's New Virtual Tour
Did you know that Baruch College is located in the heart of New York City?

And that Baruch is a 10-30 minutes commute away from a plethora of cultural and historical institutions and museums?

Check out the new Virtual Campus Tour : a vibrant online environment that includes campus tour videos led by undergraduate student guides, who capture the youthful, on-the-ground excitement of studying at Baruch.
Marxe Spotlights
Associate Professor Cristina Balboa published her book " The Paradox of Scale: How NGOs Build, Maintain, and Lose Authority in Environmental Governance ", which is an examination of why NGOs often experience difficulty creating lasting change, with case studies of transnational conservation organizations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In this book, Cristina Balboa examines NGO authority, capacity, and accountability to propose that a “paradox of scale” is a primary barrier to NGO effectiveness.
Marxe School's 25th Anniversary & Baruch College's 50th Anniversary
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is proud to be New York City's only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs. Learn more about our 25 years of impact and stay tuned for our next newsletter about our anniversary celebrations and festivities.

For 50 years, Baruch College has been dedicated to elevating the prospects of its talented and diverse student body, inspiring and educating them to advance both personally and professionally. Learn more about Baruch’s 50 years of excellence .