Baruch College

Public Management & The Lindsay Years

A two-day symposium to be held at Baruch College in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (both days)
*Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Where: Baruch College Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor

Please RSVP to Aisha Khan
or 646-660-6720

Program Introduction
Wednesday, September 29
Thursday, September 30

To view materials on the Museum’s exhibition, visit their website at

The Symposium will take a critical look at the management innovations that were undertaken during Mayor John V. Lindsay’s eight years in office, and use this opportunity to explore how these innovations influenced the development of the field of public management and the way we manage cities today. This intense examination of the management innovations undertaken 45 years ago is expected to highlight key elements to successfully implement change within government agencies as well as identify patterns in organizing, financing and delivering public services that continue to recur and the challenges they present to urban governments.

We are grateful to The Samuels Family for their generous gift in support of this symposium in honor of Howard Samuels, business leader and innovator, who served as founding Chairman of the City's Off Track Betting Corporation and implemented the project in record time. Ken Auletta, who worked for Mr. Samuels at OTB, will open Thursday's program with a tribute to and reminiscences of Howard Samuels.

Symposium Organizer: Stan Altman, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Director, American Humanics, Baruch College