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Michael Busch

Director of Public Programs The Polis Project USA

Michael Busch teaches in the graduate program in Human Rights at John Jay College, CUNY. He also serves as Senior Editor of Warscapes magazine, and Director of Public Programs at The Polis Project — a New York City-based research and journalism non-profit working with communities in resistance. Busch previously taught political science, sociology and international studies at The City College of New York, where he was also the Associate Director of the Office of Student Success. Among other duties in that role he managed and developed curricula for the college’s flagship Powell Fellowship programs for students interested in careers in public service.

Michael Busch was also previously Research Associate at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies where he worked on human rights, political economy and global governance, and co-authored Sustainable Global Governance for the 21st Century: The United Nations Confronts Economic and Environmental Crises amidst Changing Geopolitics (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2009) with Thomas G. Weiss and Tapio Kanninen. Michael’s other writing has appeared in dozens of journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as in several edited volumes. His most recent publication appears in Public Purpose: Industrial Policy’s Comeback and Government’s Role in Shared Prosperity (Boston Review/MIT Press: 2021).