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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.

Applications are currently open!

Practical Parliamentary Procedure

Practical Parliamentary Procedure (PPP) is an accelerated introduction to parliamentary procedure and practice, with specific emphasis on “Robert’s Rules of Order,” which is the version of PP that prevails in most (but not all) American institutions. It will run for seven weeks, likely beginning in late April.

View the class announcement and fill out the interest form if you want to know more, and be contacted when final time/place details are available.

Maximum Power Broker

Have you ever wanted to read Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, but never quite managed it? In this reading group, which will run from April through October 2023, we will read the book together.

You can join the group until April 15, and we begin on April 17.

Read more and sign up here.