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Guide to the Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records, 1976-2014

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Collections

Collection Identifier

NS.02.01.04

Creator

Austill, Allen

Creator

Dickey, Elizabeth Dunbar, 1946-

Creator

Dunne, Linda

Creator

New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997).

Title

Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records, 1976-2014

Extent

17.6 linear ft: 16 boxes

Language of Materials note

English; Spanish

Summary

The Schools of Public Engagement was formed in 2011 with the reorganization of the New School for General Studies. As of 2016, the division is comprised of five schools: the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students; the School of Languages; the School of Media Studies; the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; and the Creative Writing Program. This collection also contains the records of the World Policy Institute from the period it was affiliated with the New School, from 1991-2008. Dating largely from the 1990s until 2014, the SPE records contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, budget and financial material, and faculty and personnel files relating to the administration and governance of the Schools of Public Engagement and their predecessor programs, departments, and schools.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] , Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records, NS.02.01.04, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical Note

The Schools of Public Engagement is the direct successor of the original New School for Social Research (NSSR), for many years commonly referred to as the Adult Division. The unit was formed in 2011, when the New School for General Studies (the then-current name of NSSR) merged with the Milano School of International Affairs, which itself had in 2010 brought the Graduate Program of International Affairs under its umbrella.

Founded in 1919 as a “center for discussion and instruction for mature men and women," the New School was officially chartered by New York state as a degree-granting institution in 1934. Allen Austill served as dean from from the 1960s through the 1980s, and expanded to offer courses in progressive, non-traditional areas to complement the school's core strengths in politics, sociology, and economics. In 1962, Austill founded the Institute for Retired Professionals, a program of continuing education for retirees dedicated to peer-learning (still active as of 2016).

An MFA program in creative writing was established in 1994, as were a variety of specialized centers and programs, including the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, the Wolfson Center, and the Riggio Writing and Democracy Program. All of these programs would later be incorporated into the Schools of Public Engagement. From 1991 to 2007, the World Policy Institute was based at the New School, and in 2001 the Graduate Program of International Affairs was founded as an offshoot of this organization.

In 2016, the Schools of Public Engagement is composed of five schools:

1) The Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students provides courses and undergraduate degrees to adults and transfer students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year college experience.

2) The School of Languages combines a long-established foreign language curriculum with more recent programs to educate teachers of English as a foreign language.

3) The School of Media Studies was formed in 2010 when the Department of Media Studies and Film and the Communications program merged. The lineage of Media Studies at the New School goes back to 1926 when the university began offering film courses. An organized curriculum began in 1975, when John Culkin moved his Center for Understanding Media to the university.

4) The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; Milano evolved from the Center for New York City Affairs, established at The New School in 1964, which became a graduate school of public administration in 1975 and incorporated the Julian Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs in 2010.

5) The Creative Writing Program has its origin in Gorham Munson's writing workshop of 1931, and as of 2016 offers an undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education programs.

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Scope and Content of Collection

Comprising records from the dean's office primarily from the 1990s until 2014, this collection documents the administrative history of the schools and programs that would ultimately become consolidated into the Schools of Public Engagement. Because of the various restructurings of the New School across the time span of this collection, also contained here are items from the institution in its prior iterations as the New School for Social Research, New School University, and the New School for General Studies. Also included are records from the World Policy Institute from 1991-2007, when it was affiliated with the New School.

The records consist of correspondence and memoranda; faculty and administrator files; meeting minutes; financial, budget, and grant information; reports and program proposals; and course and program materials relating to all five of the Schools of Public Engagement, as well as other affiliated programs, departments, and centers.

This collection is divided into four series. The first series, Administration and governance, includes correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes generated by individual administrators (including deans Allen Austill and Linda Dunne) and the Boards of Trustees and Governors; financial and budget documents; internal and external reports on The New School; and public program materials. The majority of the materials span from 1990 until 2012.

Schools, departments, and programs is the second series, and contains items relating to the academic units comprising the Schools of Public Engagement. Included are items primarily from these schools, departments, and programs prior to their reorganization under Public Engagement, as well as items directly relating to the restructuring of the New School of General Studies--thus, this series documents the development of these programs into their administrative form as of 2016. Materials herein include reports, memoranda, correspondence, printed material, and budget and financial documents.

A third series consists of faculty personnel files, comprised of faculty CVs, tenure and promotion files, and application material. Some files are restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for details.

The fourth series contains the records of the World Policy Institute. Founded in 1961, the World Policy Institute was affiliated with The New School between 1991 and 2007. Records consist of administrative files including biographical documents, such as resumes and curricula vitae; correspondence; fiscal documentation in the form of grant applications, funding proposals, and donor relations materials; meeting agenda and rosters; reports prepared for internal and external use, as well as project-specific reports; and institutionally produced publications.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically in four series:

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Administrative Information

Aaron Winslow

Publication Information

New School Collections

66 Fifth Avenue
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New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)] , Schools of Public Engagement Executive Dean's Office records, NS.02.01.04, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Files containing student records are restricted for 120 years after person's known or estimated birth (or group of persons, like a class). Files with faculty or other personnel salary, performance reviews, hiring information are restricted for 50 years from creation date of item (or last creation date in file). Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the archives from the Office of the Dean, New School for Public Engagement, in 2014 and 2015.

World Policy Institute files transferred to the New School Archives from Raymond Fogelman Library, 2013.

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Related Materials

New School Adult Divison Dean's Office records (NS.02.01.02); Allen Austill records (NS.02.01.03); New School Creative Writing (MFA) records (NS.02.04.04); New School School of Media Studies records (NS.02.05.01); World Policy Institute records (NS.02.07.01); Milano records (NS.02.10.01); Vera List Center audiovisual collection (NS.07.02.03); audio recordings of events sponsored by the World Policy Institute are included in the New School Audiovisual Collections (NS.07).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Institute for Retired Professionals.
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • New School (New York, N.Y.).
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.). Media Studies Program.
  • Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
  • World Policy Institute.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records.
  • Annual reports.
  • Correspondence.
  • Course materials.
  • Curricula.
  • Financial records.
  • Manuals (instructional materials).
  • Manuscripts.
  • Publications.
  • Reports.
  • Speeches.
  • Syllabi.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administration and governance 1981-2014 

Primarily dating from the 1990s, this series contains items relating to administration and governance in the Schools of Public Engagement, although the bulk of the materials predate the creation of this division.

Included are subseries on individual administrators; the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors; financial, budget, and grant documents; reports, both internally-generated and produced by outside consultants; by-laws and other governance material; handbooks and manuals for students and faculty; and various committee minutes and correspondence. There is also a large cache of reports and memoranda related to committees and studies regarding diversity at The New School.

Also found in this series are printed material, reports, and memoranda detailing various public programs--this includes single events as well as more longstanding series', such as the Dean's Forum Lectures and the Women Writers of the Diaspora Series; UNICEF conferences; and programs and centers, such as the Vera List Center and the Wolfson Center.

Items are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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General, 1994-2014 
Bell schedule material, 2004-2009 
1 1
Communications and External Affairs, 2005 
1 2
Contact Hours, 2008 
1 3
Course scheduling material, 1994-2001 
Correspondence, 1994-1999 
1 4
Enrollment data, 2004 
1 5
Faculty Services Center, 2003 
1 6
Job descriptions, 2001-2002 
1 7
Joint programs, 2010 

Includes correspondence regarding collaborative programs and events between The New School and the Metropolitan Opera; the Center for Discovery; and The Door theatre.

1 8
Master of Science in Teaching search committee material, 1996-1998 
1 9
New School Observer layout and correspondence, 1997 
1 10
New York State Education Department, 1988 
1 11
Unions, 2004-2007 
ACT-UAW, 2004-2005 
Contract, 2005 
1 12
Contract implementation, 2005 
1 13
Contract negotiation, 2004 
1 14
Grievance, 2005-2007 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 26
Strike task force, 2005 
1 15
Teamsters 1205, 2007 
Contract, 2007 
1 16
Grievance, 2007 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 27
Water main break, 2014 
1 17
Administrators, 1990-2012 
Austill, Allen, 1963-1981 
1 18
Crocker, Jed, 2009-2012 
1 19
Dickey, Elizabeth, chron files, 1991 
1 20
Donner, Nancy, 2005-2007 
1 21
Dunne, Linda, 1996-2007 
Appointments, 2001-2002 
1 22
Chron files, 2005-2007 
1 23-28
Remarks, 2006 
1 29
Writings, 1996-1999 
1 30
Falb, Lewis, correspondence, 1990-1991 
General, 1990-1991 
1 31-32
Connected Education, 1991 
1 33
Fechter, Celesti Colds, 2001-2011 
1 34
Gay, Robert, 2008 
1 35
Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, 1998-2012 
Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees and Boards of Governors, 2009 
1 36
Board of Governors, 1998-2012 
Membership Directories, 1999-2000 
1 37
Briefing books, 2000-2012 
2000-2002 
2 1-4
2002-2004 
2 5-8
2004-2005 
2 9-10
2005-2006 
2 11-12
2006-2007 
2 13-15
2008-2009 
2 16-18
2009-2010 
2 19
2010-2011 
3 1
2011-2012 
3 2
Meeting packets, 2010-2011 
3 3
Volunteer directory, 1998 
3 4
Committees, 1990-2010 
Ad-Hoc Committee of Review, 2009 
3 5
Associate Deans, 2010 
3 6
Community Affairs, 2004 
3 7
Council on Global Initiatives, 2005 
3 8
Dining Services, 2009 
3 9
Executive Committee, 2003-2009 
3 10-11
University Committees list, 2004-2005 
3 12
Visiting Committee, 1990-1992 
3 13-15
Diversity, 2001-2010 
General reports, 2001-2008 
3 16
Administrators Workshop on University Disciplinary, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures in the Workplace and the Learning Environment, 1999 
3 17
"Affirmative Action and Diversity Plan," 2001 
3 18
Affirmative Action Program, 2006-2007 
3 19
"Faculty Diversity Benchmarks," 2010 
3 20
University Committee on Diversity, 2001-2004 
3 21
Financial and budget, 2003-2008 
Budget Documents, 2003-2006 
3 22
Expense Reports, 2008 
3 23
Financial statements, 2005-2006 
3 24
Grants, 1998-2010 
General, 2006-2009 
3 25-29
AT&T Foundation grant applications, correspondence, 1998-2001 
3 30-32
"Social Entrepreneurship at The New School: A Seed Funding Proposal," 2010 
4 1
Handbooks and manuals, 1987-2006 
Divisional by-laws, 2006-2007 
4 2-3
Faculty handbooks, 1987-2006 
Handbook for Full-Time Faculty, 1987, 1995, 2006 
4 4-5
Handbook for Part-Time Faculty, 1998 
4 6
Teaching Handbook, 1999-2000, 2003-2004 
4 7
Handbook for Administrative Staff, 1996 
4 8
Office of the Dean Procedure Manual, 1996 
4 9-10
Student Organization Handbook, 2001-2002 
4 11
Public programs, 1993-2013 
Dean's Forum Lectures, 2002-2006 
4 12
Fairness conference, 2005 
4 13
Schedule of events. Fall 2009 semester 
4 14
Vera List Center, 1993-2013 
Advisory Committee material, 1995-2013 
4 15-18
Chron files, 2008-2013 
4 19-20
Correspondence and memoranda, 2005-2006 
4 21
Endowment letter, 1993 
4 22
Fellowship program, 2005-2007 
4 23
Grants, 2004-2008 
4 24
International Art Project, 1998-1999 
4 25
Printed material, 2006-2013 
5 1
Wolfson Center, 2006-2008 
5 2
Women Writers of the Diaspora Series, 2004-2013 
Correspondence and contracts, 2004-2013 
5 3-5
Schedule and mailing list, circa 2013 
5 6
Reports, 1981-2010 
Alumni Committee, 2006-2008 
5 7
"Bridge Themes: The Center for Media Citizenship," 2005 
5 8
Developing the 2005/06 University Operating Budget, 2005 
5 9
École Libre project, 1989 
5 10
Eugene Lang Academic Plan, 2004 
5 11
Facilities Master Plan, 2004, 2005 
5 12
Five-year plans, 1994-2010 
5 13-14
Internal Review of April 10 Occupation, 2009 
5 15
An Introduction to The New School for Public Engagement, circa 2011 
5 16
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 1981-2001 
5 17-18
National Center for Education Statistics, 2002 
5 19
"Program Proposal Procedures for New York State Education Department Review," 2004 
5 20
Project Mirror, 2003 

Headed by Alan Siegel, chairman and CEO of Siegel and Gale, the firm consulted with The New School on restructuring and consolidating the identity and brand of TNS. Includes correspondence from TNS president, Bob Kerry and print copies of a Siegel and Gale Power Point presentation.

5 21
Self-study, 1981, 2003 
5 22-23
"Strategic Vision for The New School," 2011-2012 
5 24
"Survey of Key Target Audiences for The New School," 1986 
5 25
Team Initiative, circa 2003 
5 26
TMP, 2002-2004 

TMP is a global marketing consulting firm. Included herein are reports generated by TMP regarding marketing, media, and advertising at The New School, including: New School AE & Degree Program Marketing Plan, (2002); Integrated Media Recommendations (2004); Advertising report (2003).

5 27
University Technology Initiative, 1998 
5 28
Veteran's education, 2005 
5 29

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Series II. Departments, programs, and schools 1976-2014 

As if 2016, the Schools of Public Engagment consists of five schools: the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students; the Creative Writing Program; Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; the School of Media Studies; the School of Languages.

Reflecting the numerous name-changes and restructurings that have taken place in the years covered by this collection, this series contains materials relating to schools currently within the Schools of Public Engagement, as well as these schools' immediate forerunners, including the New School for General Studies (formerly The New School), International Studies (found within the Milano subseries), English Language Studies and Foreign Languages (found within the Languages subseries).

Arranged in subseries by school, based upon the 2016 divisions of the Schools of Public Engagement, with two additional subseries representing other major programs associated with the New School for General Studies.

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Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students, 1990-2013 

Originally part of the Adult Division of the New School, the Bachelor's Program provides courses and undergraduate degrees to adults and transfer students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year college experience. The students enrolled in the Bachelor's Program include: adults who want to complete their education after several years away from college; students transferring from two-year colleges who want to earn their bachelor’s degree; students who are currently taking or have recently taken courses and want to transfer credits into a degree program; and students who want to earn their degree at a school that gives credit for relevant life experience.

While the Bachelor's Program is a distinct entitity within the Schools of Public Engagement and The New School, and separate from the undergraduate programs focused on traditional four-year degree students, many of the courses, majors, minors, and certificates are cross-listed and otherwise made available to these latter students.

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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, circa 2011 
5 30
ACCESS: An Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum for the Adult Learner, 1992 

Funded in part by the Sloan Foundation Technology-based distance learning intiative

5 31-32
6 1-4
Advertising, 1992-1993 
6 5
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, 2003-2005 
Proposal, 2003 
6 6
Registration Letter, 2004-2005 
6 7
Bachelor's program history documents, 1990 
6 8
Bachelors Team Project correspondence, 2010 
6 9
Commission on Continuing Education, 1983 

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports from an Allen Austill-led commission studying the future of adult and continuing education at the New School.

6 10-11
Communication Plan, 2007-2008 

6 12
Correspondence and memoranda, 1990-2009 
6 13-15
Creative Arts Therapies certificate, 1996-2008 
6 16
Culinary Arts, 1999-2007 
6 17
Curriculum, 1996 
6 18
Dean search, 2013 
6 19
Design and the Liberal Arts 
6 20
Director search, 1999-2000 
6 21
Environmental Studies, 2008 
6 22
Faculty, 1998-2009 
General, 1999-2007 
6 23
Core faculty, 1998-2009 
6 24
Food Studies, 2006-2007 
6 25
Global Studies, 2009-2010 

Previously called International Studies

6 26
History, 2008 
6 27
Humanities, 2000-2005 

The Humanities program changed its name to Liberal Arts in 2004. Materials herein reflect both of these program names.

6 28
Liberal Arts, 2003 
6 29
Management, 2008 
6 30
Marketing, 1994 
6 31
New School Online, 2004-2009 
6 32-33
7 1
New York State Education Department registration and accreditation, 1988, 2003 
7 2
Orientation, 1996 
7 3
Prior Learning, 1992 
7 4
Reports, 1984-2010 
Degree option research project, 1999 
7 5
Democracy and Cultural Pluralism, 1998 
7 6
"General Credit," 1993 
7 7
"Liberal Arts Planning," 1999 
7 8
"Liberal Studies across the Curriculum," 1996-1997 
7 9
"Program Recruitment Goals, Objctives and Strategies," 2007 
7 10
"A Report to the President on the Opportunities for Undergraduate Liberal Arts Programs at the New School for Social Research," Jonathan Z. Smith, 1984 
7 11
Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy, 2008-2009 

The Riggio Honors Program, Writing and Democracy, offers gifted undergraduate students at The New School an opportunity to investigate language and democratic expression across a spectrum of cultural, political, social, and artistic experiences. The honors program is supported by the Leonard and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative, an endowment with the mission to accent "the writer in the world." It extends to undergraduate writers the resources of The New School's distinguished graduate program in Creative Writing and includes a scholarship for qualified students.

7 12-13
Scholarships, 1997-2010 
General, 1998-2010 
7 14
Studley Scholarship, 1997 
7 15
Secular Jewish Studies, 2007-2010 
7 16
Visual Arts, 2006-2007 
7 17
Visual Studies, 2004 
7 18
Creative Writing Program, 1994-2012 

The Creative Writing Program, created in 1994, offers MFAs in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults. Included herein are advisory committee meeting minutes, budget, fundraising, and grant documents, proposals for the formation of the Program, and correspondence and memoranda.

General, 2009 
7 19
Advisory Committee meetings, 1999-2012 
7 20
Art and Design Criticism MFA, 2007 
7 21
Budget, 1995 
7 22
Correspondence and memoranda 
7 23
Dinner, 1996 
7 24
Five year plan, 1998 
7 25
Fund raising, 1995-2000 
7 26
Lila Wallace grant, 1996 
7 27
LIT magazine, 1999 
7 28
Printed Material 
7 29
Proposal, 1994-1995 
General, 1995 
7 30
Early internal, 1994 
7 31
Second copy of proposal, 1995 
7 32
Submission to state department of education, 1995 
7 33
Taylor, Jackson, 2009-2011 
7 34
Institute for Retired Professionals, 1991-2012 

Founded in 1962 by Hy Hirsch, the Institute of Retired Professionals is a post-career learning community and a blueprint for the Lifelong Learning Movement. Students from various backgrounds share the responsibility for designing, teaching, and participating in weekly noncredit study groups that mirror the content and structure of college courses. The program also includes lectures, art gallery and museum visits, and day trips and walking tours.

Ad hoc Business Advisory Committee, 2003 
7 35
Admissions process and policies, 1994 
7 36
Briefing book, 1993 
7 37
By-laws and organizational documents, 1987-1993 
7 38
Career Center, 1992 
7 39
Commission on Older Students report, 1994 
7 40
Correspondence and memoranda, 1994-2012 
7 41
Demographic information survey results, 1991-1994 
7 42
Finances and budget, 1992-2010 
7 43
"Learn and Live: The Story of the Institute for Retired Professionals of the New School for Social Research." Hy Hirsch, 1994 
7 44
Printed material, 2000-2005 
7 45
Strategic planning group, 1992 
8 1
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, 1976-2013 

Milano, in its current form, was constituted in 2011 from the combination of the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy and the Graduate Program in International Affairs.

The Milano School of Management and Urban Policy began as the Center for New York City Affairs in 1964, which later evolved into the Graduate School of Management, renamed Milano in 1996 in honor of New School trustee Robert J. Milano. The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs was founded in 2001, and is the largest international affairs program in the country. Materials relating to both of these originary divisions of Milano can be found in this subseries.

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General, 2000-2013 
8 2
Business Management, 2006 
8 3
Business Program registration data, 1996-1998 
8 4
Center for New York City Affairs, 2011-2014 
8 5
Center for Public Scholarship Fund 
8 6
Con Edison Scholarship Fund, 2010 
8 7
Deans and chairs meeting, 2010 
8 8
Dean search materials, 2013 
8 9
Divisional Civic Engagement Fund: An Overview, circa 2010 
8 10
Faculty, 2010 
8 11
Graduate Program in International Affairs, 1991-2011 

Founded in 2001, the Graduate Program in International Affairs evolved from the World Policy Institute. Much of the material herein pertains to the creation of the IA program and the program's gradual incorporation into Milano.

Records pertaining to the World Policy Institute can be found in Series IV of this collection.

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Advisory Board, 2004 
8 12
Barcelona 2004 Forum, 2003 
8 13
Citizenship and Governability: The Unexpected Challenges of the Water and Sanitation Concession in Buenos Aires, 2004 

Publication as part of a partnership between GPIA and the Community Development and Environmental Sustainability Department of Aguas Argentinas, Buenos Aires' water supply and sanitation company.

8 14
Correspondence and memoranda, 2000-2013 
8 15-17
Cuba delegation and license, 2002 
8 18
Director search materials, 2000 
8 19
Dual degree proposal, 2001 
8 20
Environmental Policy MS, 2010 
8 21
Executive training course, 2007 
8 22
Faculty, 2009-2010 
General, 2009 
8 23
Evaluations, 2010 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 28
Fundraising, 1997-2000 
8 24
International programs, 2006 
8 25
Job searches, 2009 
8 26
Lower Manhattan Project, circa 2008 
8 27
MA program creation proposal, 1999-2000 
8 28-29
Metro Learning Center, 1999 
8 30
Observatory on Latin America, 2006-2013 

Established in 2006, the OLA's institutional theme is "Social Democracy in a globalized world: anticipating the future in Latin America." Its goal is to improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the political and economic change in the region. While it works in conjunction with, and many of its directors and faculty are based in, the Graduate Program in Intenational Affairs, OLA is an independent institution.

General, 2006-2010 
8 31
Agreements with foreign universities, 2001-2013 
Universidad de Montevideo, 2001 
8 32
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, 2013 
8 33
Encuentro Regional de Coordinación e Intercambio conference, 2010 
8 34
President Nestor Kirchner Fellowship, 2012-2013 
8 35-37
Printed material, 2005 
8 38
Personnel, 2001-2009 
General, 2001-2004 
8 39
Costigan, Sean, 2009 
8 40
Minujin, Alberto, 2005-2006 
8 41
Practicum in International Affairs, 2000s 
8 42
Printed Material, 2003-2006 
8 43
Recruitment, 2003 
8 44
Registration change materials: New York Department of Education, 2001 
8 45
Student Profiles, 2002 
8 46
Sustainability Strategies certificate, 2010 
8 47
Transnational Management and Development Initiative, 2007 
8 48
UNICEF conferences, 2004-2005 
Children and Poverty, 2005 
8 49
Contract, 2004 
8 50
Promoting Human Rights and Social Policies for Children and Women, 2004 
8 51
Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies that Work for Children, 2008 
9 1
Leadership and Change certificate, 2010 
9 2
Marketing Audit Agenda report, 1998 
9 3
Nonprofit management, 2010 
9 4
Real estate program, 1976-1992 

Program located within the Center for New York City Affairs.

9 5-6
State of Milano report, 1998 
9 7
New School of General Studies restructuring, 2007-2010 

In 2011, the New School for Public Engagement was formed when the New School for General Studies (the then-current name of the NSSR) merged with the Milano School of International Affairs. This subseries contains materials regarding this restructuring.

Administration and structure committee, 2008-2010 
9 9
Alumni advisory committee, 2009 
9 10
Curriculum and programs, 2009-2010 
9 11
Design focus groups meetings, 2010 
9 12
Faculty affairs governance, 2007-2010 
9 13
Mission/Vision committee, 2009-2010 
9 14
Restructuring committee, 2009 
9 15
Undergraduate committee, 2010 
9 16
New York City Department of Finance real estate accreditation program, 1987-1992 

Beginning in 1987, The New School provided instruction in the NYC Department of Finance's real estate property appraisal training program for adults, in conjunction with the International Association of Assessing Officers. Much of the material herein pertaining to faculty and evaluations has been restricted.

Contract, 1989-1992 
9 17-19
Curriculum and faculty, 1983-1990 
9 20
Evaluations, 1990-1991 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 29-30
Faculty resumes, 1987-1991 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 31
Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisals course materials, 1989-1990 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 32
Grades, 1989-1992 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

13 33
14 1-2
International Association of Assessing Officers, 1990-1992 
General, 1990-1992 
9 21
Teacher trainee evaluations, 1991 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

14 3
Instructor Training Workshop, 1990 

This file is restricted. Please email archivist@newschool.edu for further information.

14 4
Orientation, 1989 
9 22
Proposal from New School 
General, 1987-1988 
9 23-24
Additions, 1990 
9 25
Extras, 1990 
9 26
Program administration, 1990-1992 
9 27
Request for Proposals, 1988-1991 
10 1-2
School of Languages, 1991-2014 

The School of Languages contains two departments, from which it was formed in 2011: the Deaprtment of English Language Studies, focused on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) training, and the Department of Foreign Languages, focused on teaching non-English languages and cultures. Included herein are materials pertaining to each of these departments prior to merging, as well as documentation of the merger.

English Language Teaching and Teaching Adult Literacy certificates, 1991-2011 
General, 1991-2010 
10 3
Certificates, 1994-1997 
10 4
Credit proposal, 2003 
10 5
Department chair search, 2008 
10 6
Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL), 1995-2011 
Business plan, 2006-2011 
10 7
Correspondence, 2005-2011 
10 8
Early proposal, 1995 

Internal reports on need for MATESOL program.

10 9
Registration proposal, 2006 

Proposal sent to New York State Department of Education.

10 10-11
Program registration proposal, 1994 
10 12
Foreign Languages, 1994-2014 
 ont General, 1994-2013 
14 5
Faculty searches, 2011-2014 
10 13
Merger, 2012 

Material relating to the merger of English Language Studies and Foreign Languages departments in 2012.

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School of Media Studies, 1990-2014 

The materials in this subseries document Media Studies at the New School from the late 1990s until 2011. The School of Media Studies was formed in 2010 through the consolidation and expansion of the Department of Media Studies and Film, including the Communications department. The Department of Media Studies and Film included an MA program in Media Studies, two graduate certificate programs in Media Management and Doucmentary Studies, undergraduate courses in Media, Film, and Communication, and two non-credit certificate programs in Screenwriting and Filmmaking. The materials herein reflect the administration of these degree and certificate programs and divisions.

General, 2013 
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Advisory Committee, 1998 
10 16
Building move, 1996 
10 17
Business Plan, 2010-2011 
10 18
Communications department, 1992-2000 
Curriculum project, 1995 
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Equipment proposal, 1996 
10 20
Film certificate proposal, 1999 
10 21
Fundraising, 1998 
10 22
Screenwriting certificate proposal, 2000 
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Strategic planning memoranda, 1992-1994 
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Center for Communication, 2000 
10 25
Center for Media Arts, 1990-1991 
10 26
Comparative Programs, 2005 
10 27
Correspondence and memoranda, 1990-2014 
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Courses, 2005 
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Department chair search materials, 2006-2007 
10 33
Development Notes, 1999 
10 34
Digital Media Program, 2004 
10 35
Documentary Studies certificates, 1990-2006 
10 36
Faculty, 1996-2008 
General, 1999-2009 
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Core faculty, 1996 
10 38
Job descriptions, 2008 
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Personnel, 1995-2009 
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Vigo, Julian, 1998-1999 

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Film, 1997-1998 
11 3
Film/Music/Culture Project, 1997-1998 
11 4
Financial material, 1997-2000 
11 5
Five Year Plan, 1998 
11 6
Fundraising, 1996 
11 7
Global Village Video Study Center programs report, 1986 
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Internships, 2004 
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Media Center proposal, 2005 
15 3
Media Management certificate, 1996-2012 
15 4
Media Studies/Sociology joint PhD proposal, 1997-2002 
15 5
Online MA proposal, 1999 
15 6
Orientation, 1995 
15 7
Program Review, 2010 
15 8
Student material, 1996-2007 
Complaints, 1996-1999 
14 7
Guidebook, 2007 
15 9
Provosts Visiting Scholar Program, 2005 
15 10
Thefts, 1996 
15 11
Thesis handbook, 2008 
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Series III. Faculty personnel files 1989-2011 

Contains faculty CVs, tenure and promotion files, and job application material.

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General,1992-2011 
Abdenur, Adriana, 2006-2008 
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Aljafari, Kamal, 2010 
12 2
Allen, Kristi, 2001-2005 
12 3
Berkman, Bob, 2007-2009 
12 4
Browar, Lisa, 2006 
12 5
Conley, Sean, 2008-2010 
12 6
Forment, Carlos, 1992-2008 
12 7-9
Hatcher, Alexandria, 1992-2000 
12 10
Hirsch, Karen, 1999 
12 11
Howell, Annie, 2002-2011 
12 12
Isenberg, Noah, 2006-2007 
12 13
Ishii-Gonzales, Sam, 2003-2006 
12 14
Jin, Xiaochun, 2004-2011 
12 15
Kostman, Judith, 1999-2000 
12 16
Landau, Deborah, 2001-2005 
12 17
Laybourne, Kit, 2005-2009 
12 18
Lazarus, Lois, 1995-2001 
12 19
Levinson, Victor, 1997-2001 
12 20
Lynch, Bill, 1994-2001 
12 21
Milano, Carol, 1996 
12 22
Morrison, Joan, 2003 
12 23
Mosca, Aldo, 1998-2005 
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Murtha, James, 1989-2010 
12 26
Otto, David W., 1995 
12 27
Parker, Leslie, 1992-2003 
12 28
Pasqui, Rita, 2003-2007 
12 29
Qian, Zhijian, 2006 
12 30
Rao, Vyjayanthi, 2004-2010 
12 31
Reinhardt, Jill, 2005-2011 
12 32
Roberts, Martin, 1998-2010 
12 33
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Rodrigues, Linda, 2007 
13 3
Ruparelia, Sanjay, 2005-2008 
13 4
Sanchez, Romeo, 2007-2011 
13 5
Schwartz, Ann, 1998-1999 
13 6
Shane, Alice, 2002-2005 
13 7
Simone, AbdouMaliq, 2001-2005 
13 8
Skenazy, Lenore, 1990s 
13 9
Smith, Kendall, 1998-2000 
13 10
Strayer, Rachel, 2009-2010 
13 11
Suarez, Doris, 2001-2007 
13 12
Ticktin, Miriam, 2008-2010 
13 13
Valladares, Mayra, 2001-2004 
13 14
Wexler, Paul, 1992-2000 
13 15
Williams, Terrie, 1994-1997 
13 16
Wisnick, Eva, 1996-2001 
13 17
Wlodarczyk, Mimi, 2009-2011 
13 18
Worley, David, 1995-2006 
13 19
Yavari, Neguin, 2007 
13 20
Appointments and reappointments, 1989-2001 
13 21
Promotions, 2007-2010 
13 22
Sabbatical applications, 2003 
13 23
Tenure, 2007-2008 
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Series IV. World Policy Institute 1990-2008 

The World Policy Institute (WPI) was founded in 1948 as the Association for Education in World Government, an independent nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preventing war and promoting world economic development. A part of The New School from 1991 until 2007, “the institute’s traditional mission of policy research and advocacy was a solid complement to the University’s historic commitment to educating the educated. It is the University’s premier policy and research center on international affairs” ( WPI Annual Report 1997-1998).

In 1990, Archibald L. Gillies and Sherle Schwenninger of WPI proposed a merger between the Institute and The New School. New School President Jonathan Fanton and Dean Gerald Heeger accepted the proposal, and the affiliation was inaugurated the following year. Under the terms of the affiliation, The New School provided office space for the WPI. At one point, WPI offices were located on the ninth floor of 66 West 12th Street. Additionally, The New School covered the WPI Senior Fellows under the university’s health insurance policy, and the two entities shared some overhead costs, such as accounting and payroll services. The New School also lent its institutional weight to the WPI, allowing the WPI to be free of cash-flow issues and reassure its donors of the organization’s longevity.

The WPI was an autonomous unit of The New School’s Adult Division (now, The New School for Public Engagement). The New School and the WPI worked together to develop new programs such as seminars, lectures, and publications. The WPI published the World Policy Journal quarterly. The institute’s fellows wrote the articles in the journal, for which they received a variable amount of financial support. The WPI also supported a variety of development and policy projects, including the Security Project, the World Arms Project, and the United Nations Project, usually in conjunction with Senior Fellows.

In 2007, the affiliation between the WPI and The New School was terminated. As of 2013, the WPI exists as an independent organization.

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Administrative personnel, 1991-2007 

Contains correspondence, CVs, and memoranda regarding the hiring, re-appointment, and salary of WPI administrators.

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General, 1997-2007 

Contains correspondence regarding staffing the positions of Office Manager, Director, Managing Editor, and other positions at the World Policy Institute and the World Policy Journal.

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Clough, Michael, 1991-1992 

Includes CV and hiring information for the position of director of the WPI on July 1, 1992.

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Kamdar, Mira, 1995-1997 

Contains hiring and fundraising letters regarding Kamdar's position as Senior Fellow and Acting Director.

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Schlesinger, Stephen, 1997-2007 

Contains hiring and general administrative correspondence regarding Schlesinger's position as director.

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Schwenninger, Sherle, 1994-1997 

Contains hiring and general administrative correspondence related to Schwenninger's position as director.

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Advisory Committee, 1990-2005 

Includes meeting and agenda information for advisory committee receptions, rosters of committee members, fundraising letters and internal correspondence.

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Annual reports, 1997-2005 
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"Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-the West," 2002, 2004 

Founded by Mustapha Tlili, Dialogues was a conference series held at universities across the world, conceived as a "structured forum for sustained communication involving voices from the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of Islamic and American/Western societies."

Publications, 2002, 2004 

Contains the published procedings of two conferences sponsored by Dialogues: "Clash of Civilizations or Clash of Perceptions: In Search of Common Ground for Understanding" (2002) and "Islam and Elections" (2004).

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Tlili, Mustapha, 1997-2004 

The founder and director of the "Dialogues: Islamic World - U.S. The West" lecture and publication series. This file contains correspondence and a transcript of an appearance by Tlili on CNN.

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Donors, 1996-2001 

Includes contact lists of donors, including amounts given and addresses, as well as letters of solicitation from New School Dean Elizabeth Dickey.

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Event announcements, 2002-2005 

Mailings and flyers regarding WPI public events.

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Financial and budget correspondence and reports, 1996-1999 
16 9
Fund raising, 1993, 1998 
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Grant proposals and awards, 1992-2000 

File includes correspondence and proposals including but not limited to the Carnegie Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ruth Mott Fund, the Wallach Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trust, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

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MA Degree, 1995-1996, 2000 

File includes correspondence between Mira Kamdar, Elizabeth Dickey, Sherle R. Schwenninger, Linda Dunne, Judith Walzer, Sondra Farganis, Natalie Polvere, Elissa Tenney, and others regarding the integration of a certificate/master's degree program into the World Policy Institute. Also includes a letter from Jawaharlal Nehru University of New Delhi in response to a letter proposing a partnership with the World Policy Institute.

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Mission statement, 1993 
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New School affiliation, 1990-2008 

The World Policy Institute officially merged with the New School in 1990. It remained a part of the university until 2007, when it re-established itself as an independent organization, while retaining an affiliation with the New School. Included herein are correspondence, contracts, memoranda, and press releases regarding both the 1990 merger and the separaton and transitional period in 2007.

Merger, 1990 
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Separation and transition, 2007-2008 
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"A Proposal to the World Policy Institute for Development Assistance and Campaign Preparation," 1996 

Analysis of an outside review of the WPI by Katherine Falk.

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Publications, 1992-2006 
Senior fellows reports, 1996-2002 

Contains the following published project reports prepared by WPI senior fellows:

Khrushcheva, Nina L., and Audrey R. Benvenuti, "Lessons of Transition: The Cultural Contradictions and the Future of Russian Liberalization" (2002) Hartung, William D. "Peddling Arms, Peddling Influence: Exposing the Arms Export Lobby" (1996) ----. "U.S. Arms Transfers to Indonesia 1975-1997: Who's Influencing Whom?" (1997) ----. "Welfare for Weapons Dealers: the Hidden Costs of the Arms Trade" (1996) ----. "Welfare for Weapons Dealers 1998: the Hidden Cost of NATO Expansion" (1998)

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World Policy Journal, 1992-2006 

Contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publicity materials relating to the WPI's major journal publication, as well as similar items pertaining to Journal editor James Chace.

Chace, James, 1992-1998 

Contains correspondence relating to Chace's hiring and re-appointment as editor of World Policy Journal.

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Correspondence, proposals, and reports, 1992-2006 

Includes a proposal for the World Policy Institute and the World Policy Journal website update and redesign, reports and projections on direct mail campaigns, the publishing agreement with The New School, and meeting agendas with the subcommittee about editorial objectives. Also contains staffing and personnel correspondence and fundraising information.

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Tenth Anniversary publicity materials, 1993 

File includes correspondece, mailing list, and press clippings concerning the tenth anniversary reception for the World Policy Journal.

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World Policy News, 1996-2003 

Contains published issues of the WPI's newsletter.

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Senior fellows, 1992-2005 1986-2007 

Contains correspondence, CVs, project proposals, and printed material related to WPI senior fellows.

Berkeley, Bill, 1992-1996 

Senior Fellow known for his reporting on African conflicts, including those in Zaire and Rwanda.

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Bravo Martinez, Armando, 1996-2000 

Armando Bravo Martinez, Program Director of the Emerging Powers Program (a program described as focusing on Brazil, India, & South Africa), 1999. File includes event programs entitled "Workshop on India as an Emerging Power," held January 22, 1999 and "Emergentes: Mercados Estratégicos ou Potências Regionals? Visões do Brasil," held February 22, 1999 and a copy of the WPI newsletter dated v.3, no.1 Spring 1999.

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Bremmer, Ian: Eurasia Project, 1997-1999 

President of the Eurasia Group.

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Callahan, David, 1995 
16 26
Cooper, Belinda, 1995, 1999 

Belinda Cooper used her time as a fellow to research "the social and cultural aspects of Germany's post-Cold War search for a unified national identity."

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Cornell, Katherine, 1993-1995 
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Cuthbertson, Ian, 1993 

Ian Cuthbertson's work included "West European security policy, ethnic and minority rights in Europe, and relations among the former republics of the Soviet Union."

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General correspondence, 1993-2005 
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Gourevitch, Philip, 1996 

While a fellow Philip Gourevitch worked on the book, After the Genocide: Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda and Burundi. The project description from Mr. Gourevitch's application reads, "The project is to conduct the research for, and to write, a book of analytical political and cultural reportage about the genesis and aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, and the civil conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis in Burundi."

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Hartung, William, 1992-2007 

Includes Hartung's résumé (1998), his July 2007 letter of resignation, and Lina Dunne's response. Hartung was director of the Arms Trade Project.

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Hoffman, Adonis, 1998 

Includes articles Hoffman wrote in Winter 1995-1996 for the journal Foreign Policy, entitled "Nigeria: The Policy Conundrum."

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Krushcheva, Nina, 1998-2001 

New School Professor and Senior Fellow specializing in Russia, and the daughter of Nikita Krushchev. Folder contains correspondence, curriculum vitae, and clippings.

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Moser, Caroline, 2001 

From a memo from Elizabeth Dickey to Ann-Louise Shapiro, regarding the work of Carline Moser: "Dr. Moser has a distinguished career with the World Bank as an urban policy and developmental specialist, with a focus on Latin America. Her research includes studies of urban violence, structural adjustment, and urban poverty, and the implications of gender in the context of development."

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Reding, Andrew, 1992 
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Rieff, David, 1993-1999 

Senior Fellow and Junior Editor of World Policy Journal.

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Rosenberg, Tina, 1986-1996 

File includes an undated résumé, possibly from 1992 or 1993; journal articles spanning 1986 through 1993; and correspondence, announcements and invitations spanning 1994-1996.

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Rosters, 1995-2004 

Rosters and contact list of senior fellows.

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Schwartz, Benjamin C., 1995-1997 

Senior Editor of World Policy Journal. File includes Schwartz's résumé.

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Taipale, Kim, 2004-2005 

From their proposal documents for the Senior Fellowship: "Kim Taipale works in information technology – and is the only fellow working on issues of new media."

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Tamamoto, Masaru, 1995 
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Weinmann, Lissa, and Stephanie Griest, 2005 

From their proposal documents for the Senior Fellowship: "Lissa Weinman has been a project leader for the Cuba Education Project at the WPUI for eight years, and has been successful in raising the visibility of issues related to US-Cuba relations and in raising funds for her project."

Stephanie Griest is the author of the travel memoir Around the Bloc and a freelance journalist.

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Wolfe, Alan, 2003 

Includes a CV for Wolfe in a memo dated February 25, 2003. Wolfe was known for his writings on religion in the public life.

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United Nations Project, 1998-2001 

File includes a proposal for a United Nations Center in the World Policy Institute (1998), and records concerning the initiative (2001). Mustapha Tlili was involved with this project.

File includes grant application materials, including project budget and approval.

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