Welcome to the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management.

The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management responds to the needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors for governance and management training and development, and for research to support and enhance their operations. The Institute is recognized as an academic resource by the New York State Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness.

The Institute performs research studies and sponsors conferences, seminars, and other training opportunities for governments, not-for-profits, businesses, and the general public on major issues concerning public policy, politics, and government operations. The Institute works closely with the University’s MPA Program in placing student interns with governmental and not-for-profit agencies.

The Institute also works closely with the Pace University’s New York City-based Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The Wilson Center serves the needs of nonprofit organizations and students with education, research, communication, and advisory services, with the goal of promoting social change through entrepreneurship.

Please contact us to discuss your research, continuing education, or professional development needs.

Questions about the recent changes at the Michaelian Institute and the MLRC may be directed to dysondean@pace.edu.

About Us

Pace University established the Institute of Sub/Urban Governance with a grant from the Gannett Foundation in 1973, as a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues affecting local governments, and for the promotion of effective public sector management. In 1984 the Institute was renamed the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Sub/Urban Governance, in honor of Edwin Gilbert Michaelian, the Institute’s first Director and a former County Executive of Westchester County. In 1994, the Institute's name was once again changed to the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, to more accurately reflect the broader scope of its services.

Since 1992, the Institute, in partnership with the Japan Local Government Center, has been conducting special training programs for select groups of Japanese local government officials. The programs are designed to enhance the officials’ knowledge of how local governments in the United States operate and how they address critical problems and issues, as well as to enhance intercultural knowledge and understanding. The programs include English as a Second Language (ESL), courses in public administration and American government, internships in state or local governments, and visits to Washington and Albany for meetings with federal and state officials. The program now numbers over 80 alumni throughout Japan. The Institute has also conducted special seminars for visiting foreign officials from China, Russia, and Korea.

From 1979 to 2011, the Municipal Law Resource Center (MLRC) provided comprehensive legal services to municipal officials. Questions about the recent changes at the Michaelian Institute and the MLRC may be directed to dysondean@pace.edu.

Founding Director
Edwin Gilbert Michaelian