Public Administration and International Affairs Department News, Media Commentary and Research
Schwartz discusses New York City school bus service in Gotham Gazette
"Although cutting school bus service may seem like an 'easy' way to save money, educators and policymakers should wield the budget knife carefully," write Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and her co-authors.
See related: Children, Adolescents, New York City, State & Local
Steinberg discusses China, India, US connection on Horns of a Dilemma
University Professor Jim Steinberg analyzes, "the United States—for a long time—has viewed India through highly instrumental lenses...the question is, whether that will now change, and whether India will be more willing to be a partner with the United States in an across the board, new Cold War with China."
See related: China, Foreign Policy, India, United States
Capstone projects aim to connect theory to practice
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In Memoriam: John Burdick Remembered for Teaching, Advocacy
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Despair and Addiction
"Disability, obesity, and poor mental health all affect our long-term economic sustainability and social well-being. The underlying causes of many of these issues are deeply connected," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Social scientists are in a prime position to identify underlying social, economic, and policy-related mechanisms, and strategies to mitigate them."
See related: Addiction, Longevity, Mental Health, Opioids, Promotions & Appointments, Rural Issues, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Baker comments on call for Trump to use Defense Production Act in NY Times
"What the federal government—the president or secretaries possessing delegated authority—have not done yet is use the D.P.A. [Defense Production Act] to create a permanent, sustainable, redundant, domestic supply chain for all things pandemic: testing, swabs, N95 masks, etc.," says Jamie Baker, director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law and professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: COVID-19, Defense & Security, Federal, United States
Catherine Gerard concludes 15 years of leadership at PARCC
After serving as its director or co-director since 2005, Catherine Gerard has stepped down from her leadership role at the Maxwell School’s renowned Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), effective July 1, 2020. Gerard will continue as an adjunct professor of public administration and associate director for the Executive Education Programs at Maxwell, and also continue her work as co-director of the Collaborative Governance Initiative at PARCC.
See related: Promotions & Appointments, State & Local
Popp comments on green stimulus, economic crisis in MIT Technology Review
"What’s really important right now is getting money out quickly, and Congress can’t even do that," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. "I worry about tacking on green stimulus, or anything else that slows down the process. We can worry about financing the green transition six months from now."
See related: Climate Change, Congress, Economic Policy, United States
Steinberg discusses importance of grand strategy in Foreign Affairs
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Dickey weighs in on USDA union disagreement in Bloomberg Law article
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Hamersma discusses credible counterfactuals in Convivium article
See related: COVID-19, United States
Radcliffe discusses the rationality of voting in The Hill
"In voting as a citizen, you vote for president because it is your duty as a citizen, basing your vote on your honest judgment about what is in the best interests of the country," writes Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: U.S. Elections, United States
Lewis discusses taxpayer return on investment in WalletHub article
"High taxes do not guarantee good services. Low taxes do not mean unsatisfactory services," says Minchin Lewis, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: State & Local, Taxation, United States
Khan book analyzes impact of remittances on international relations
See related: International Affairs
Heflin study on childhood injuries, SNAP benefits published
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Banks comments on Hong Kong's new national security law in South China Morning Post
"[National security] definitions are a game that all governments play. Pay attention instead to how governments treat their citizens," says William C. Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.
See related: China, Government, National Security
Hamersma discusses what data tells us about inequity on local podcast
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Popp discusses green investments, post-COVID recovery in SPI blog post
"Our research shows that green investments can help smooth the transition to a green economy, but must be used carefully," says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Environment, Government, United States
Banks quoted in Vox article on military deployment at US-Mexico border
While military deployment to the border by President Trump is "clearly legal," Professor of Practice William Banks questions "whether the wall construction itself is lawful."