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Of Speech and Consequences

Of Speech and Consequences

Here is hoping that 2024 is a year where culture war issues stop distracting from the core mission of higher education. …

PACE Financing Shows How ESG Is Not Sustainability, but Still Useful

PACE Financing Shows How ESG Is Not Sustainability, but Still Useful

When used alone, ESG standards are incomplete. When used to track sustainability progress, ESG standards serve an important accountability role.…

Funding for Key Public Health Surveillance Programs Must Continue Amid Political and Cultural Debates

Funding for Key Public Health Surveillance Programs Must Continue Amid Political and Cultural Debates

Any policy choice that could weaken the system must be based on a fact-based cost-benefit analysis, not short term political calculations or ideological purity. …

Seeking Alignment Over Agreement: A Key Leadership Strategy for Success

Seeking Alignment Over Agreement: A Key Leadership Strategy for Success

Alignment harnesses the collective energy and effort of the group towards a common goal, thereby paving the path to a future of sustainable growth and achievement.…

Tailored Services and Diseconomies of Complexity

Tailored Services and Diseconomies of Complexity

The role of public administrators is to satisfy as many in the community as much as possible, while simultaneously disappointing as few as possible as little as possible. This creates…

Public Administration Scholarship and the Epidemic of Academic Fraud and Dishonesty Part 3 – The Subversion of Peer Review

Public Administration Scholarship and the Epidemic of Academic Fraud and Dishonesty Part 3 – The Subversion of Peer Review

No one reform is going to cure the epidemic of academic fraud and dishonesty afflicting public administration and other social science fields right now. But the proposed change to how…

Participation

Participation

After all, individuals, including those with disabilities and from marginalized groups, should feel welcomed, supported and heard in public decision-making processes.…

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – The Financial Crisis Facing Argentina’s New President                

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – The Financial Crisis Facing Argentina’s New President                

Time will tell how things play out over the next few years. Argentina’s experiences should be a lesson to elected officials in our country to deal proactively with our burgeoning…

Ethics of Equity: Part 4

Ethics of Equity: Part 4

It is our responsibility to use our gifts and calling for purposes that are greater than ourselves, putting aside our ideological and political demands. And as private individuals we must…

Considering AI Olive Branches: Bridging Policy Divides

Considering AI Olive Branches: Bridging Policy Divides

The olive branch of inclusive, transparent and responsible AI policy and procedure development not only builds trust but also lays the focal foundation for legislative cooperation that benefits technological advancement…

Drug Development, Public Policy and Trust

Drug Development, Public Policy and Trust

The system can rebuild its reputation, credibility and leadership in an age when trust is the currency of success by aligning internal practices with external expectations. The people are watching and waiting.…