The Global City in World Affairs (2009-2014)

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Linda Yarr with the 2014 GCWA cohort at the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in New York City

For five consecutive years PISA offered a specially designed, expert-led course for civil servants of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The curriculum was designed to introduce theoretical approaches to understanding the nature and prospects of global cities, the program incorporated experiential learning through site visits to New York and Washington , DC organizations and institutions, as well as a choice of graduate courses across the university that were audited with the professors' permission.

Skills Development

  • Public policy analysis
  • Leadership, Management and Administration
  • Handling the media
  • Effective Presentations
  • Team Building

Experiential Opportunities

  • Contact with distinguished faculty and outside experts
  • Classroom and extracurricular interaction with graduate program students of The George Washington University
  • Washington, DC's multicultural environment
  • Dialogues with federal and municipal government officials and policy makers, as well as private sector leaders

Course Objectives

  • Lead and manage agencies in global cities
  • Manage programs that span across government jurisdictions and sectors
  • Apply theoretical and practical frameworks to address international trade, environmental sustainability and other global policy issues in governmental management