I’ll visit the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona on October 14 to talk to the doctoral seminar on the history of organizational thought. I’ll talk about my recent articles “Shaking hands with Hitler” and “Bearing the White Man’s Burden.”
Posts from the ‘Lectures’ Category
I’ll speak at the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, February 11-12, 2019. The title of my talk: “Governing well in a turbulent world.” PDF of Powerpoint here.
I’ll give 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.” Abstract: “The world is entering the age of superstates: an era in which the global order will be dominated by states of unprecedented scale and internal complexity. The US is the vanguard superstate; India and China are rising superstates; and the European Union is an aspiring superstate. Superstates have features in common with ordinary states, empires, and superpowers, but are distinct in important ways from all of these other political forms. This presentation will discuss the governance challenges shared by all superstates, but which are presently addressed in radically different ways. These include the creation of effective systems of leadership; maintenance of internal cohesion; economic regulation; promotion of justice; and management of external demand for resources and markets.” Details about event. Powerpoint here.
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. The paper that goes along with the address, “Trapped in a silicon cage,” has been published by Administrative Theory & Praxis. There is also a short video in which I discuss the article. More details about the conference here.
I’m looking forward to giving a keynote talk at the 2018 Northeast Conference on Public Administration in Baltimore on November 3. More info here. The theme for the conference is “Blind spots in public administration.”
The title for my talk: The Biggest Blind Spot of All. Abstract: “In the United States, the field of public administration began with a bold vision. The aim was not just to make programs and bureaus work more efficiently. Rather, the goals were to overhaul the creaking American state and demonstrate to the world that liberal democracy was a viable system of government. This bold vision has been lost over the last four decades and should be recovered. Once again, the American state needs renovation – and the world needs proof that democracy works. We must develop the conceptual tools and confidence to address these ‘macro-level’ questions of public administration.” Powerpoint here.
I’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.