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Presentation at American University on March 29

DZDQAb3XkAAvtln.jpg-largeI’m looking forward to giving a presentation as part of the spring research seminar series at the AU School of Public Affairs on March 29.  The Powerpoint slides for my presentation are here.  A related paper, forthcoming in Korean Journal of Policy Studies, can be downloaded here.

Article on American exceptionalism posted on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my column, “The age of unexceptionalism.”

Article on realism on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my comment on realism in politics: “It’s a turbulent world.  Stop stressing and adapt.”  The article is also reposted on Salon.

Talk with UMass alums in Florida

I’ll be talking about my book “Can Government Do Anything Right?” with UMass alums in Naples and Palm Beach FL on March 20 and 21.  Details about the March 20 event here.

Article about strategies for governing on FP website

Foreign Policy has just published my column on the concept of “strategies for governing” on its website.  Read the article.

Online course: Strategies for Governing

Screen Shot 2018-02-04 at 10.55.33 AMI’ll teach a new online course for the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy in Summer 2018: PPA 697SG Strategies for Governing.  Details about the course here.  The draft syllabus is here — comments welcomed!  The course is an elective within our new one-year MPP.


Discount on “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

Polity Books is offering a 20% discount on Can Government Do Anything Right?  Download the order form here.  The form can also be used to order examination copies.

Interview about PPMG article on the aims of public administration

I discussed my recent article in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance with Justin Bullock and Nathan Favreau as part of their new series of Facebook interviews.  Video here.  Link to the article: The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View.

Distinguished Visiting Lecture at Suffolk University

I’ll discuss my book Can Government Do Anything Right? as a distinguished visiting lecturer at Suffolk University on April 12.  Details here.

Interview on “Four Crises of American Democracy”

My interview with Dave Levine about my book Four Crises of American Democracy is now available here.  The interview was originally broadcast on the KZSU-FM show Hearsay Culture in May 2017.

Talk at Truman School of Public Affairs on January 25

I’ll be talking about my forthcoming book from Polity Books, Can Government Do Anything Right?, at the Truman School of Public Affairs on January 25.  Details here.  Powerpoint for presentation here.