Understanding NYC Investment Policy Formation and Its Impacts

My experience as a summer associate within the NYC Comptroller’s Office was nothing short of a wonderful learning experience. I was tasked with editing and revamping the current policy and presenting the director of corporate governance with an updated and adapted manual that could be used to replace the outdated version. At a time when much debate has focused on the right balance of government and private enterprise, public policy and its long-term implications have become an ever more valuable asset that must be strengthened and justly implemented. My experience at the NYC comptroller’s office fortified my understanding of such issues.

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Moving Beyond the Mafia State

Moving Beyond the Mafia State

If international relations (IR) scholarship is to advance policymakers' understanding of transnational organized crime and its role with respect to state power -- and therefore by extension, the best ways to militate against illicit power corrupting the national interests of states -- new theoretical frameworks are needed.

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