Minnowbrook at 50 Events

Over the next year, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will host various events at conferences and online to help continue and expand the Minnowbrook at 50 conversations. We will keep updating this page and the calendar as events are scheduled.  


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
NASPAA Annual Conference

Minnowbrook at 50: Rethinking the Administrative State in an Era of Disruption
In 1968, Dwight Waldo organized a conference of scholars who set out to revolutionize public administration and highlight the importance of the administrative state for democracy. That conference, known as Minnowbrook I, is widely recognized as a watershed moment that launched the New Public Administration movement. This summer the Maxwell School celebrated the 50th anniversary of Minnowbrook with a small gathering of scholars and practitioners who sought to push the field in new and interesting ways. At NASPAA, we will recap our discussions and invite a broader audience to reflect and comment on the Minnowbrook at 50 themes.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Arlington, VA, USA
National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fall Meeting

Rethinking the Administrative State: A Report from the Minnowbrook Conference

This summer the Maxwell School celebrated the 50th anniversary of Minnowbrook with a small gathering of a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to consider the state of public administration fifty years after Minnowbrook I. New and old themes emerged in both the small group sessions and large group plenaries. At this NAPA panel, Minnowbrook participants will briefly recap the discussions and invite the audience to reflect and comment on the themes. Our goal is to use the panel as a springboard for continuing and expanding the Minnowbrook at 50 conversations.

Online Events

Second Tuesday, Every Month

The Tenure-Track Years
During Minnowbrook at 50, we discussed the challenges that many junior faculty face. In the spirit of continuing conversation, Julia Carboni and Justin Bullock are facilitating a monthly talk for tenure track junior faculty on these challenges and strategies to deal with them. Join us online every second Tuesday at 9pm Eastern. Look for links on #Minnowbrook50 Twitter or email Julia at jlcarbon@syr.edu for more information.