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Banks explains role of National Guard in PBS NewsHour article

June 10, 2020

The National Guard is trained to help domestically in a variety of capacities. "That said, they are members of the military, not law enforcement, so they are largely trained to supplement military jobs," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

Banks discusses the Insurrection Act with Christian Science Monitor,

June 4, 2020

"You want to come to the aid of the states when states can’t take care of themselves," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks, about President Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act.

Bridging Strengths

June 1, 2020
With cluster and other prioritized hires, Maxwell is helping the University build research strength on topics that cross disciplines.

Lambright discusses SpaceX, NASA in Associated Press article

May 27, 2020

"You can’t explain SpaceX without really understanding how NASA really kind of nurtured it in the early days," says Harry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs and political science. "In a way, SpaceX is kind of a child of NASA."

Hou quoted in Bloomberg article on balanced-budget loopholes

May 26, 2020

"The rules are not ironclad," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The simple reason being that state governments must operate to provide the services demanded by citizens, however harsh the rules are." 

Rothbart recommends a new GI Bill for COVID-19 workers in The Hill

May 18, 2020

"This will help veterans of the COVID-19 crisis recover from their combat and will reflect well on how we treat our battle-tested heroes," writes Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, about the need for a new GI Bill.

Nabatchi quoted in Washington Post article on American bureaucracy

May 18, 2020

"Every candidate has campaigned on a bureaucracy-bashing theme," says Tina Nabatchi, Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration. "That message has gotten through to affect people’s confidence in government."

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Dean Van Slyke appointed by US Secretary of Defense to Defense Business Board task force

May 15, 2020

"Having the opportunity to study, deliberate, and formulate best business practices for running the largest government agency in the world with a group of talented CEOs and committed public servants will advance my own thinking and the expertise I bring to my students in the classroom," says Maxwell Dean David M. Van Slyke about his appointment.

Burman weighs in on Trump's payroll tax cut proposal in CNBC article

May 5, 2020

"The main problem with the proposal is that it would go to the people who least need help," says Professor Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

Dennison comments on COVID-19 testing in nursing homes on

May 4, 2020

Tom Dennison, professor of practice emeritus of public administration and international affairs, explores why infection control is difficult in nursing homes in an article for

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