I will participate in the closing plenary panel at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) in Montreal on May 24. The topic: “Public Administration Scholarship in Canada: From an uncomfortable conversation to a productive strategic dialogue.” The conference program is here. My own contribution will be based on this comment written for Canadian Public Administration last year.
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I’m honored to be selected as the inaugural Director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The announcement is here. I’m also grateful to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri since 2015.
I’ll be participating in the international conference of the Korean Association for Public Administration at Sangmyung University on July 16-18. Program here. I will be on a opening plenary panel on global trends in public administration on July 16, as well as a session with Professor Evan Berman of Victoria University of Wellington on “institutions and leadership” on July 17. I will also give a presentation at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University on July 15.
I’ll be presenting my paper, “Too much transparency? How critics of openness misunderstand administrative development,” at the Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research in Lugano on June 4-6.
I’m pleased to be joining the faculty of the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri next Fall, as a Professor of Public Affairs, Law, and Political Science. The Truman School’s announcement is here.
The Global Initiative For Fiscal Transparency has posted my short paper on promoting fiscal openness. “To some extent we are seeking to achieve the benefits of democratization in the realm of fiscal policy, without risking the policy instability that has historically been associated with democratic processes.” Get the paper.
I’ve written a column for The Conversation that contrasts Hillary Clinton’s email practices with previous commitments on governmental transparency. “The issue isn’t just whether Clinton complied with federal law. Over the years, Clinton subscribed to a higher standard on transparency. Her decision to privatize her email communications is not consistent with the strong statements on openness made by the Clinton and Obama administrations, and even her own State Department.”