I’ll give a presentation at the 2019 Northeast Conference on Public Administration on my working paper: “The concept of the administrative state: Five problems and three suggestions.” The paper is available on SSRN. The Powerpoint for the presentation is here. Details about the conference, to be held in Brooklyn on November 8-10, are here. Below: excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times, October 1948.
I’m looking forward to contributing to the upcoming doctoral student professional development consortium, organized by the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. The meeting will be held on August 10 in Boston. More information here.
I will present my paper, “Bridging Levels of Public Administration: How Macro Shapes Meso and Micro” at the Public Management Research Conference on June 12. Paper is here. PDF of Powerpoint is here. The conference program is here.
I will co-chair a panel on administrative traditions in public administration research at International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) in Montreal on June 27. Details about the panel here.
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.
I’ll present at the ASU-SNU BK21 International Conference in Phoenix on January 15-16, 2019. Details about the conference here. My presentation, tied to my new book project, is titled “Can superstates survive?”. PPT for the presentation here.
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:
Or download all the background notes in one PDF.
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.