Dr. Abraham Unger

Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Programs

Office Phone: (718) 390 - 3297
Email: abe.unger@wagner.edu

B.M., Manhattan School of Music, M.A., Fordham University, Ph.D., Fordham University


Political Economy of Globalization, Urban Economic Development, Public Private Partnerships, Public Administration, State Politics

Dr. Unger examines the impact of globalization on urban areas. His research focuses on Business Improvement Districts and local democracy. He also publishes on how globalization has altered traditional forms of identity. Dr. Unger helped develop the new City Studies minor at Wagner College. This year he received a Neighborhood Improvement grant from UJA-Fed NY to complete a study of local coalition building. Additionally, Dr. Unger is Senior Research Associate, The Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform.

Courses taught

American Government (GOV103) , Urban Politics (GOV205), Public Administration (GOV211), The Future of the City (GOV291 honors seminar), City and Citizenship (GOV291 honors seminar), Cities and Globalization (GOV318 honors seminar)

Rabbi Abe Unger Huffington Blog