The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs is New York City’s only public graduate school dedicated to public affairs. Since 1994, we have offered undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in public policy and administration, and Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in Higher Education Administration (MSEd-HEA). In the fall of 2017 we launched a Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree program.
We draw upon one of the largest public affairs faculty in the nation, and we apply an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and professional development.
Learn more about us by viewing alumni testimonials.
The mission of the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and its degree programs is to empower the next generation of public and nonprofit leaders, advance knowledge about public life and policy, and engage communities across our city, nation, and world to foster effective, inclusive institutions and societies.
Strategic Vision for the 21st Century
The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs’ faculty recently adopted a 5-year strategic plan to address global challenges while enhancing and expanding the School’s historic role in New York City
The main elements of the plan are as follows:
- Firmly establish Marxe as one of the most highly engaged schools in its field
- Keep Marxe degrees at the forefront of public and international affairs education
- Continuously improve student experience beyond the curriculum
- Improve faculty research productivity
- Build, sustain, and diversify the resource base
The Marxe Dean’s Advisory Board serves as the critical connection between students, and public policy education and research. As a globally and professionally diverse team, members are engaged in a broad range of policy and administrative programs, representing the full range of the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs’ academic programs.
Beyond impressive credentials, and breadth and depth of real-world experience, the Board acts as “ambassadors” of the School’s mission by providing insight on key emerging issues and trends in the public sector.
The Marxe Dean’s Advisory Board
|Michael Lewan (Baruch BBA ’72)
|Alyssa J. Alicino (BS ’14)
Strategic Development, Programmes at the United Nations Global Compact
|Dr. Stuart Altman (BBA ’59)
Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management
|Janet Dewart Bell (Executive MPA ’99)
Communications Strategist and Management Consultant
|Jason S. Berman (BBA ’59)
Senior Advisor, Tonio Burgos and Associates; Former Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America
Former Director of External Affairs at Baruch College’s Marxe School, and Co-Director of the School’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government; Board member, New York League of Conservation Voters
Managing Partner of Urban Real Estate Growth Fund, LLC
|Michelle L. Goldstein (MPA ’00)
Government Relations Director at Morgan Stanley
|Susan Hagedorn (PhD)
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado; Director, Seedworks Film Foundation
|Jack Howard Jacobs (Colonel)
Medal of Honor Recipient
|Mark I. Kalish (MPA ’76)
President of Kalish & Associates, Inc.
|Yoshimi Muto (MS ’91)
Senior Human Resources Business Partner at the World Bank Group
|Christopher Percopo (MPA ’13)
Director of Grants Management and Special Program Operations at the Helmsley Charitable Trust
Former US Senator from South Dakota and named Commissioner for the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad by President Barack Obama
|William A. Ramos (MPA ’06)
Former President Barack Obama Presidential Appointee, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs – Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International
|Michael D. Tanney (MSEd ’15)
Director, Magnus Financial Group LLC