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Talk at South Asia Institute

I’ll be giving a talk at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg on October 22.  The working title is “India and the age of superstates.”  More details to follow.

NASPAA panel: Preparing leaders for a turbulent world

I’ll chair a panel discussion at NASPAA on October 11 on “preparing leaders for a turbulent world.”  Panelists are Lan Xue (Tsinghua University); Charles Doran (Johns Hopkins, SAIS); Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse University, Maxwell School); and Jennifer Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh GSPIA).

Full panel description: “We live in a turbulent world.  This is not news.  In 1971, Professor Donald Schön observed that the age of the ‘stable state’ was past, and that public servants should learn how to ‘understand, guide, influence and manage . . . continuing processes of transformation.’ But have we met that challenge? Do professional programs in public service provide the theory and skills needed to anticipate and respond properly to large-scale societal changes?  This panel will offer perspectives from different parts of the domain of public service education.  Each panelist will consider whether the curriculum in their part of the domain is adequate in preparing students for service in turbulent world, and how it could be improved.”

The preliminary conference program can be downloaded here.  My own background note for the conversation is here.

Baden-Württemberg Seminar

I’m looking forward to giving a public lecture as part of the Baden-Württemberg Seminar at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies on October 23, 2018.   The title: “America’s decade of confusion: The political consequences of financial crisis.”

Keynote address at Public Administration Theory Network

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I’m looking forward to giving the keynote address at the annual conference of the Public Administration Theory Network in Denver on May 31, 2019.  More details about PAT-Net here.

Talk at Northeast Conference of Public Administration

I’m looking forward to giving a talk at the 2018 Northeast Conference on Public Administration in Baltimore on November 3.  Details about the conference here.

Comment on 50th anniversary of Minnowbrook conference

I’ve written a short comment tied to the fiftieth anniversary of the Minnowbrook Conference on the state of public administration.  Read it here.

New paper: “Shaking Hands with Hitler”

I’ve just revised my paper, “Shaking Hands with Hitler: The Politics-Administration Dichotomy and Engagement with Fascism.”  It’s available on SSRN.  Image right: Site of the 1936 IULA conference: Kroll Opera House, Berlin.

Discussion of “The Logic of Discipline”

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On the website Le Grand Continent, Lorenzo Castellani discusses my 2010 book The Logic of Discipline.  Read the article.

Interview about “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI talked on April 11 with Carrie Saldo, host of WGBY’s Connecting Point, about my recent books on the state of democracy, and my current work on strategies for governing.  Video here.

“Strategies for Governing” project noted on Bookforum

My Strategies for Governing project is noted on the Bookforum website.