Assistant Director, M.P.A. in Development Practice,
School of International and Public Affairs
Adjunct Associate Professor, M.P.A. in Development Practice
New York, NY USA
More than twenty years of entrepreneurial, management, academic, and leadership experience with applied multidisciplinary programs, teaching, research and consultancy carried out in the United States, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and China. André Corrêa d'Almeida is Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he is also Assistant Director of the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice program (MPA-DP) at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute. At the MPA-DP he created the Development Practice Lab for high-potential development practitioners.
He is the President and Founder of ARCx–Applied Research for Change, where he created and leads a global network of scholars and practitioners to study and build innovation networks for urban systems and institutions. At ARCx he created the Circular City Data Program for New Lab and the NYC Economic Development Corporation and founded the Circular City Research Journal, founded the Smarter Portugal program for the Catholic University in Lisbon, and was Senior Advisor to the United Nations Development Program for program evaluation, among other major undertakings. Currently he is a Senior Advisor to the Global Futures Group, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, and the Brazilian National Council of Justice. He has his research published in several areas of Social Economics, Institutional Development and Circular City.
He is the editor and co-author of the books Smarter New York City: How City Agencies Innovate (Columbia University Press, 2018) and Reform of the Parliamentarian System in Portugal: Analyses and Tools for an Urgent Dialogue (Principia Editora, 2019). He has secured multiple grants and contracts to fund applied research and training programs in the fields of public-private partnerships and sustainable development. He holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Denver (United States), an MSc from the University of Saint Joseph (China), and a Licenciatura from the New University of Lisbon (Portugal). He received multiple research awards and is a regular contributor to Apolitical, the Huffington Post, The Guardian and Público.
FIELDS OF INTEREST
Sustainable development, development economics, political economics, institutional innovation and anticorruption policies, public sector innovation, urban innovation, smarter cities, Artificial Intelligence for All
• University of Colorado Denver, USA: Public Policy/Affairs, Ph.D. (2010)
• Saint Joseph University, Macau, China: Project Management, M.Sc. (1999)
• New University of Lisbon, Portugal: Economics, Licenciatura (1995)