Founder


Marjorie b. tiven

Marjorie B. Tiven is the founder of Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with cities worldwide to support global awareness among the next generation through cross-national interactive educational programs. 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. During this time she also served as Treasurer and Managing Director of New York City Global Partners, Inc. which convened 11 policy summits in New York attended by high-level elected officials and policymakers from international cities. Ms. Tiven serves on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Democracy Fund and on the board of the United Nations Development Corporation and the Citizens Union of the City of New York. She received a Public Service Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council (2006) and a Leadership Award from Girl Scouts of Greater New York (2009). She holds a B.A. from Antioch College and MS from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


"We developed Global Scholars to address the need for international learning in our increasingly polarized yet interdependent globe. Through an electronic classroom, students are connected in cities as far-flung as Accra, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, Jakarta, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Prague, Sao Paulo, St. Petersburg and Tblisi." 

- Marjorie Tiven, remarks at the 2015 Meeting of Principals in Madrid