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This site is about identifying and addressing the public service needs of a complex and evolving society. It points to the underlying importance of how individual and organizational civic responsibility, democratic engagement, cooperation, and argueably, a revisitation of the lost art of common courtesy plays in addressing these needs.  It will periodically provide source information... Continue Reading →

A Brookings Institution Webcast: ‘The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism’, by Bruce Katz & Jeremy Nowak– Webcast, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m. (est)

No local government professional can ignore the resurgence of "Populism" in their own backyard.  This will be an interesting discussion with two icons of metropolitan governance, complimented by the additional insights of Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman.  It should be well worth the time to listen in. "In their new book “The New Localism: How... Continue Reading → Names Northwestern University’s Master of Public Policy & Administration On-Line Program Number 1 in the Nation

  Since 2011, I've been both an on-line and in-class Instructor in the Global Policy and Public Administration concentrations in Northwestern University's Master of Pubic Policy & Administration program. As the ranking suggests, the quality of the curriculum, the students, and the dedication to provide the best educational experience available is second to none. It... Continue Reading →

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