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Address to Tillotoma conference

I’ll give a special address to the Tillotoma Foundation Conference on International Politics and Asian Studies on July 28, 2021. More details about the Foundation here. Powerpoint here.

PSQ review of “Strategies for Governing”

Political Science Quarterly has published a review by Iuliia Shybalkina of Strategies for Governing. Shybalkina writes: “The argument’s timeliness is uncanny . . . Roberts’ book is a real bottomless well of research ideas ready to be pursued by scholars, especially junior ones. The book would also be useful for directors of graduate programs in PA interested in equipping students with the mindset and tools to address the big picture.” Read the full review.

Article on India’s planning commission and NITI Aayog

My short article on the demise of India’s planning commission and its replacement with NITI Aayog is now forthcoming in Public Administration Review. Access the article here.

Comment on government secrecy

The Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies has reposted my column, “A complex battle over openness.” Access here.

Panelist for CAPPA/CSPS conference

On May 18, I’ll participate in the opening plenary for the Future of Public Sector Management conference, organized by the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration and the Canadian School for Public Service. Program here.

Joint runner-up, Riccucci-O’Leary Award

My article “Bearing the White Man’s Burden: American Empire and the Origin of Public Administration” has been selected as joint runner-up for the 2021 Riccucci-O’Leary Award. The award is given annually for the best article on diversity, broadly defined, published in JPART or PPMG. Details here.

ASPA book talk on Indian public policy

On May 12, I will be the discussant in an ASPA book talk about Democracy and Public Policy in the Post-COVID-19 World: Choices and Outcomes, edited by Rumki Basu (Jamia Millia University, India). Details about the book talk here.

ISPP panel on careers in public policy

On May 16, I’ll participate in a panel discussion organized by the Indian School of Public Policy, on careers in public policy. Details here.

Talk with Network Capital

I recently talked with Utkarsh Amitabh, CEO of Network Capital, about the study of public policy. Watch the interview here.

Talk to ICCIBME on May 28

I’ll give a keynote address to the International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Business Management and Economics on May 28. Details about the conference here. The conference is hosted by the Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Haryana. Download the Powerpoint handout here. | Watch a recording of the address here.