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Who Cares for the Caregivers? Reaching the Limits of Public Policy

Who Cares for the Caregivers? Reaching the Limits of Public Policy

This summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stunning report on the incidence of suicide in the United States. From 1999 to 2016, suicide rates increased more…

Inspiring Words of Future Public Servants

Inspiring Words of Future Public Servants

Whether you are an academic preparing students in the classroom or a practitioner in a government or nonprofit agency mentoring new employees, we have no greater obligation than to keep…

Minnowbrook at 50: Revisiting the Administrative State

In August 2018, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Minnowbrook I. The Minnowbrook at 50 conference will focus on the theme of…

Lessons in Performance Measurement from Wisconsin

Lessons in Performance Measurement from Wisconsin

A good metric can improve performance and increase public confidence in government organizations. A poor metric can subvert policy intent and obfuscate the public’s perception of the administrative state.…

Teaching with Multimedia: Cartoons and Teaching Public Affairs and Administration

Teaching with Multimedia: Cartoons and Teaching Public Affairs and Administration

On the subject of public affairs and administration, cartoons have historically been used to highlight current events and communicate opinions about public officials and public service professionals. Public servants have…

Gender Wage Inequality: Still A Long Way to Go

Gender Wage Inequality: Still A Long Way to Go

To start closing the gaps on gender-pay inequality, first, we need to start closing the gaps between self-implicit biases associated with gender professionalism and educational capabilities silently reflected in the…

Social Media as a Social Good

Social Media as a Social Good

Post on Facebook, “The Facebook is excellent.” Tweet, “Twitter is great.” Caption an Instagram photograph, “I love Instagram.” See how few likes, favorites or otherwise positive reactions appear compared to…

Wildfire

Wildfire

Fires are burning throughout the West this year. California and Colorado are in the news everyday. Living in Denver and being a regional emergency coordinator for a federal agency I…

Ethical Pedagogy: Contending with the Effects of Ego Depletion

Ethical Pedagogy: Contending with the Effects of Ego Depletion

It’s not unusual for employees working in public organizations to feel pressed for time. With morning hours morphing into afternoon hours and Mondays into Fridays in an unrelenting, repetitive cycle,…

On the Path to Practitioner Relevant Questions and Answers

On the Path to Practitioner Relevant Questions and Answers

In April, only two months removed from the Parkland High School tragedy, our office shared results of our Summer 2017 Wilder School Public Policy Poll with state legislators, public safety…

Mapping as Citizen Engagement in the Fight for Affordable Housing

Mapping as Citizen Engagement in the Fight for Affordable Housing

The housing supply is being squeezed from every angle, leaving behind millions of Americans to fend for themselves and citizen engagement groups try to find solutions. The United States is…

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