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Public management and public policy educator

Emanuel S. Savas, American Public management and public policy educator. Recipient Systems Science and Cybernetics award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1968, Louis Brownlow award American Society Public Administration, 1970, Honor award Templeton Foundation, 1989, Leadership award National Council Public-Private Partnerships, 1993, Outstanding Academy award American Society Public Administration, 1996.


Savas, Emanuel S. was born on June 8, 1931 in New York City. Son of John and Olga (Limbos) Savas.


Bachelor, University Chicago, 1951. Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1953. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Piraeus, Greece, 2000.


Control systems consultant International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights and White Plains, New York, 1959-1965. Urban systems manager New York City, 1966-1967. 1st deputy city administrator Office of Mayor of New York City, 1967-1972.

Chairman Mayor's Urban Action Task Force, 1969-1972. Professor public management Columbia University, New York City, 1972-1983, director Center for Government Studies, 1973-1983, associate director Center for Policy Research, 1973-1981. Assistant secretary for policy development and research Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1981-1983.

Professor management Baruch College, City University of New York, 1981-1994, professor public affairs, since 1994, director public policy program, 1994-1997, chairman department management, 1986-1993. Director Privatization Research Organization, since 1986. Visiting professor University Cagliari, Italy, 2010.

Private practise, since 2010. Consultant National Science Foundation, Housing and Urban Development, Department Transportation, Department Energy, World Bank, Agency for International Development, United States Department State, President's Commission on Privatization, United Nations, United Nations Development Program, International Labor Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United States Information Agency, also others. Member voting board Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greater New York, 1976-1979, board directors, 1979-1981.

Member President-Elect's Urban Affairs Task Force, 1980, New York State Senate Advisory Commission on Privatization, 1990-1995. Member Governor Pataki privatization council, New York, 1995-2000. Director United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Joint Project on Management of Large Cities, 1973-1981.

Advisor on privatization Government Poland, 1990-1992, Government Lesotho, 1992, Government Ukraine, 1993, New York City Mayor Giuliani, 1994-1998, Government South Africa, 1996, Government Botswana, 1996, Government Philippines, 1997, others.



Member New York City Mayor-elect Giuliani transition team, 1993, New York Governor-elect Pataki transition team, 1994. Member Tenafly (New Jersey) Borough Council, 1996. With United States Army, 1953-1955, Korea.

Member Sigma Xi, Psi Upsilon. Clubs: City of New York (trustee 1974-1977, Richard Childs award 1979).


Married Helen Andrew, December 25, 1955. Children: Jonathan, Stephen.

John Savas

Olga (Limbos) Savas

Helen Andrew

Jonathan Savas

Stephen Savas