I teach two classes as part of Maximum New York, both below. The first is an accelerated introduction into NYC government and politics. The second is newer, and it focuses on the theory and practice of parliamentary procedure as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order.

Both classes prepare students to effectively engage in New York civic and political life, and are embedded in practical applications.

The Foundations of New York

The Foundations of New York is a seven-week class that gives New Yorkers the history, political theory, and political practice they need to conduct the politics of progress.

It’s a practical overview of the city government, along with its dependencies at the state and federal levels, with homework that emphasizes actually interacting with the political system.

By the end of the class, you will be prepared to move forward as an independent political operator in New York City, although there will still be much to learn.


Theory of Deliberative Assemblies

Class announcement coming in March 2023

Required class material: Robert’s Rules of Order In Brief