I was a panelist at the conference on public affairs education in South Asian co-hosted by the O.P. Jindal Global University and NASPAA in Sonipat, India on February 25-26.
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I’ll talk about my “Strategies for Governing” course during the JPCA-NASPAA workshop on comparative perspectives in teaching, to be held in Atlanta on October 10. Details about the workshop here.
This file provides background material for my presentation: including an explanation of the approach, the syllabus, course webpages, samples of completed assignments, and the course evaluation.
This video provided a short introduction to the course.
Powerpoint slides for my presentation to the workshop.
I chaired a panel discussion that examines the question, “Can open government promote good governance?” at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers Newark, on September 28, 2018.
I’ll chair a panel discussion at NASPAA on October 11 on “preparing leaders for a turbulent world.” Panelists are Lan Xue (Tsinghua University); Jennifer Brinkerhoff (George Washington University); Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse University, Maxwell School); and Jennifer Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh GSPIA).
The preliminary conference program can be downloaded here. This session will be held from 10:45AM to 11:45AM on Thursday, October 11.
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.”
Participants have also prepared brief notes to accompany their presentations:
- Jennifer Brinkerhoff: Why we should teach grey.
- Jennifer Murtazashvili: Preparing for leadership in fragile states.
- Tina Nabatchi: Leading in turbulence requires soft skills.
- Lan Xue: We need a new kind of public administration.
- Alasdair Roberts: Teaching for turbulence.
The next meeting of the Transatlantic Dialogue will be held in April 2017 at Florida International University. Details here. I am co-chairing the section on “Maintaining democratic values in challenging times.” See the Call for Papers.
I gave the keynote address at the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World in Washington, DC on July 19. My topic was “One world: Building a single body of knowledge for statecraft.” Listen to the address here | Overview of the conference here.
I participated in the special session, “Is public management neglecting the state?”, at the 2016 Public Management Research Conference at Aarhus University on June 24. The paper prepared by panelists can be downloaded here.
The 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research: University of Limerick, Ireland, June 19 to June 21, 2017
The 6th Global Conference on Transparency Research, The Schools of Administration and Law at the FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Late June 2018
The Standing Executive Committee of the Global Conference on Transparency Research—consisting of: A.J. (Albert) Meijer (Utrecht University), Suzanne Piotrowski (Rutgers University), Alasdair Roberts (University of Missouri), Jean-Patrick Villeneuve (University of Lugano)—is very pleased to announce the 5th and 6th Global Conferences on Transparency Research at the University of Limerick, Ireland (June 2017) and The Schools of Administration and Law at the FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 2018) respectively. Read more
I participated in a roundtable conversation this afternoon at the British Academy to launch When The Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze edited by Christopher Hood, David Heald and Rozana Himaz. I have contributed a chapter on the politics of the US depression in the 1840s.