University Members and Partners

University Members

Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision makers. The school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives.


For more than 60 years, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Through rigorous social science research and hands-on practice, SIPA’s graduates and faculty strive to improve social services, advocate for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and secure peace, in their home communities and around the world.

The curricula of SIPA’s seven degree programs all combine training in analytical methods and practical management skills to ensure that graduates are prepared to understand problems and implement solutions. Students combine these core skills with a focus on a policy area of their choice, and they typically engage in a practice-oriented capstone or workshop experience toward the end of their studies.  The School draws its strengths from the resources of New York City and Columbia University, and yet has a global reach, with a student body that is 50 percent international; 16,000 graduates in more than 150 countries; and educational partners in global cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Beijing, Mexico City, and São Paulo.

Texas A & M University

The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University is home to two Master’s degree programs, a Master of Public Service & Administration and a Master of International Affairs, and three online graduate certificates. We are dedicated to preparing leaders in the nonprofit, international development, public and government-focused private sectors by educating through both the classroom and a number of educational and professional development opportunities including: leadership and writing workshops, seminars and speaker series, conferences, internships, international study, capstone projects, collaborative learning, and student organizations.

NYU Wagner

New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy. Through our rigorous curriculum, Wagner provides students with an interdisciplinary professional education for practice-oriented global public service.

INSEAD The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organisations. This worldly perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

NYU Department of Near East Studies

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University was created in 1966 to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region. The Kevorkian Center’s activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia.

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

Founded in 1906, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has been hailed as a top international business school by the Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Le Figaro and America Economia. Its exacting standards, innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the finest students and the most prominent professors from around the globe, as well as the most demanding recruiters from the world’s employers of choice.

Network Members

MBA Enterprise Corps - Citizens Democracy Corps

CDC DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS’ (CDS) MBA Programs Division consists of two programs:  MBA Enterprise Corps (MBAEC) and MBAs Without Borders (MWB). The MBA Programs are designed to provide technical and business capacity building assistance to micro, small and medium-sized businesses and the institutions, governments, and industries that drive economic growth in emerging markets. The programs achieve economic growth through the deployment of business school graduates (MBAs) for short-term (one to six months) and/or long-term (one year) volunteer consulting assignments.

Global Mobility

The World Bank is committed to supporting staff in balancing their work and life needs by offering a variety of advisory programs. It is the goal of the Bank to ensure that staff and their families are provided the resources and tools to enable them to become productive members of The World Bank Group.

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