Founder


Marjorie b. tiven

Marjorie B. Tiven is the founder and president of Global Cities, Inc., a Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with cities worldwide to support global awareness among the next generation through its cross-national interactive educational program, Global Scholars. Under Ms. Tiven’s leadership, the program has grown over the last four years from 2,000 students to over 13,000 students worldwide, all learning on a common curriculum and communicating in a digital classroom. From 2002 through 2013, she served as New York City Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, representing the City on issues with foreign governments and the United States government. Tiven also served as Treasurer and Managing Director of New York City Global Partners, Inc., which handled outreach from the Mayor’s Office to cities worldwide. She was the mayoral representative on the board of the New York Public Library and served on the boards of U.N. Democracy Fund and the U.N. Development Corporation.  Currently, she is on the boards of the Citizens Union and the National Archives Foundation. Tiven holds a B.A. from Antioch College and an M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.