New School University in 1991, the World Policy Institute has sought
to adapt its traditional mission of policy research and advocacy
on critical world problems to the New School's tradition of creative
adult education. It has done so at a time when the traditional subject
of international diplomacy and world politics itself is being transformed
by dramatic world changes from the end of the Cold War to the increasing
blurring of the line between domestic and international concerns.
Accordingly, the Institute has both redefined its agenda and broadened
its mission. In particular, it has established for itself a threefold
mission at the New School:
the Institute seeks to offer innovative policy proposals for public
debate with the goal of developing an internationalist consensus
on the measures needed for the management of a world market economy,
the development of a workable system of collective security, and
the creation of an active transnational civil society.
it seeks to promote greater public understanding of the relationship
between domestic and international policy and to train journalists,
policymakers, business and civic leaders to be capable of understanding
emerging world problems and of reconciling the often competing demands
of globalization and national policy.
it seeks to nurture a new generation of writers and public intellectuals
committed to internationalist thinking and to provide students in
the New School community with an opportunity to gain practical experience
in policy research and advocacy on global issues.
newsletter of the World Policy Institue provides information
on new research projects, events, and covers recent media activity
by Senior Fellows, Program Fellows and staff members.