Integrity, reliance on data, a drive to engage in work that is relevant and meaningful, and a commitment to transparency and accountability. These are the principles that define who we are and how we conduct our work.


Michael Jacobson brings over 20 years’ experience working in New York City government. He and other senior staff are expert in nurturing partnerships between government, nonprofits, philanthropy and other stakeholders.


A 10-member Advisory Board chaired by Marc Shaw and comprised of other renowned professionals working in government, academia and the private sector, guides ISLG work and helps develop ideas for new projects.


Researchers, practitioners and policymakers in an array of professions and who offer a wide range of substantive expertise work with ISLG as fellows, visiting scholars and researchers, or affiliated faculty members.