Here's just some of our efforts to bring the full might of New York City to bear on foreign affairs.
Global Narratives is our most ambitious research project. In it, we are working to develop a new set of theories of international political analysis and investigation, new methods for identifying and tracking risk and scenarios, categorizing events and comparing interpretative analyses of global politics.
New York has long been in the global vanguard of metropolitan security, with the NYPD as the world’s first professional police force, the first professional fire department in the US, and the first counter-terrorism unit inside a police force. In order to help New York City stay at the forefront of developments in Metropolitan security, The Met Society is developing policies, frameworks and objectives that take a more comprehensive and modern view of the question.
Countries have embassies and consulates and foreign policy and diplomats. But in the modern era, cities haven’t had their own global institutions. As metropolitan citizens, we have expected that our global relations will be handled through our national governments. But this is now due for a revision.