NASPAA Conference Track: “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”

I’m serving on the Conference Committee for the 2017 NASPAA Conference, “Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?”. There are four tracks. In particular, I’ve been asked to help find presenters and panels for Track 4 “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”.

I think this is a great opportunity to help shape the discussion of public affairs training and it’s impact on recruiting new people to public service. Let me know if you have ideas, proposals, or recommendations about the track and its panels.

SPAR Book of the Year Award for 2016

Just received word that my book Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, written with Gary J. Miller of Washington University in St. Louis and published by Cambridge University Press’s Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series, has won the 2016 Book of the Year Award of the Section of Public Administration Research (SPAR) of the American Society of Public Administration.