Apr 24, 2014

Adjunct Professor Launches Blog on Compassionate Civilization

A new blog by Robertson Work, Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner, shares his writings and musings on what he identifies as an emerging civilization of compassion based on principles of sustainability, equality, justice, participation and tolerance.

The posts so far include his recent keynotes at UN global conferences as well as his thoughts on: 1) our time of crisis and opportunity; 2) an emerging compassionate civilization; 3) innovative leadership approaches needed that are facilitative, creative and integral; and 4) what we each can do to effect changes required in individual mindsets and behavior and collective culture and systems.

Professor Work teaches Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Human Development, Strategic Management, and International Capstone. He was formerly UNDP principal policy advisor on decentralized governance.  Between January and March of this year,  he provided consulting services for UN Habitat - in Nairobi, Kenya, he helped strengthen a global UN program on land tenure for the poor by providing organizational development of the Secretariat; at the University of Aruba, he taught the first seminar in a yearlong post-grad certificate course for educators in collaborative leadership; and at Oklahoma City University, he delivered the keynote address at a creative peacemaking symposium.

What's new at NYU Wagner?


  • Executive MPA for Public Service Leaders

  • Executive Program in Global Public Policy and Management

  • Jonathan Morduch | Portfolios of the Poor

    Interview by Geoffrey Dabelko, Woodrow Wilson Center.
  • Admitted Students Day: Opening Remarks

    Admitted Student
  • Admitted Students Day: Current Student Panel

    Admitted Student