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Posts from the ‘Lectures’ Category

Conversation on federal spending at Mizzou Law

img_0005I participated in a conversation about the longterm sustainability of federal entitlement programs with Curtis Dubay at Mizzou Law today.  The conversation was sponsored by the Mizzou Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society and moderated by 3L Hannah Mudd.

Address to International Conference of Information Commissioners

I’m looking forward to giving an address to the International Conference of Information Commissioners in Manchester, UK on September 20-21, 2017. The working title is “Defending the open society.” The meeting will be jointly hosted by the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, and the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew.  More information about the conference here.

Talk about “Four Crises” at Truman Library

img_0104-640x427I enjoyed talking about Four Crises of American Democracy at the Truman Library in Independence MO yesterday.  Slides from the talk here.  Thanks to the Library staff for their hospitality!

Talk for Mizzou Canada Days

screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-7-02-20-pmI’ll give a talk for Mizzou’s Canada Days  (March 6 to 10) on Tuesday, March 7, from noon to 1pm in Memorial Union N206.  The topic: “The Canadian style of governing.”  More details on Canada Days here.

Douglas Lecture at University of the West Indies

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-1-51-00-pmI will give the second Daphne Douglas Lecture at Mona campus of the University of the West Indies on May 4.  The lecture is organized by the university’s Department of Library and Information Studies.  My working title is “Defending the Open Society.”

Talk at La Follette School: Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-6-29-47-pmI’ll give a talk at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 28.  Details here.  I’ll talk about challenges to democracy in the United States and Europe.  The title is: “Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?”  Description:

On both sides of the Atlantic, commentators suggest that democracy is in crisis.  Some even say that we are witnessing the decline of the West or the end of the liberal world order.  Are these commentators right — and if so, what is the cause of democracy’s decline? Or are they entirely wrong?  Perhaps we are just witnessing a return to “politics as usual” after a period of unusual calm in the life of leading Western states.

Presentation on Statecrafting project to SNU conference in NYC

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-5-55-26-amI gave a presentation at New York BK21 Conference organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University in New York City on Saturday January 14.  The title was “Statecrafting: A new approach to public administration.” Powerpoints available here.  Listen to audio here.

Talk on “Four Crises” at Truman Library Institute

democracyincrisis-postcard-rev3-11_page_1I will talk about my book, Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Truman Library Institute in Independence, MO on February 9 at 6:30pm.  More details here.

Talks at University of Pittsburgh GSPIA on December 6 and 7

220587_026_gspia_0043I gave two talks at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on December 6 and 7.  My first talk was about Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at 4:30pm on December 6.  Details here | Watch this talk on YouTube.  On December 7, I talked about “A new approach to Public Administration.”   The December 7 talk drew on this paper.

Talk at Truman School on November 11

I’ll be giving a talk in the TSPA seminar series on November 11.  The title is: “Developing a broader approach to public administration.”  The slides for this presentation can be downloaded here.  A related paper can be downloaded here.  The talk will be held at noon in S110 Memorial Union.