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CPPG policy talk

I spoke with Professor Rumki Basu on April 3, 2022 as part of the new policy talk series from the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Institute of Social Sciences. Watch the talk on YouTube.

Bourgon Visiting Scholar at Canada School of Public Service

I look forward to serving as the second Jocelyne Bourgon Visiting Scholar at the Canada School of Public Service in 2022-2023. Story here.

Review of “Strategies for Governing”

Richard Huff reviews Strategies for Governing in the Journal of Political and Military Sociology: “Roberts succeeds in setting forth his charge for public administration to deemphasize the technical, efficiency-driven, myopic view of theory and practice and to urgently take on a new, bold view to meet the dangers facing us in this new century. . . . This brief, clearly written book is a must read for academics and an essential addition to the required reading for public administration graduate students. Overall, it makes an important contribution to understanding the significance of a much-needed shift toward a macro-level analysis and the renewal of the state as we hurtle into the face of powerful change.”

Karnataka conference on technology and ATI

I participated as a panelist during the February 15 conference on digital technology and access to information organized by the Karnataka Center for e-Governance and the Social Accountability Forum for Action and Research.

Interview about new book on Superstates

Here’s an interview in which I talk about my new book, Superstates: Empires of the Twenty-First Century, forthcoming from Polity later this year. Read the interview. The blurb for the book is available here.

Panel on decolonizing PA

On January 28 I’ll participate in a panel discussion on “decolonizing teaching and research in public administration” organized by the Consortium of Race and Gender Scholars. Details here.

AALS series on the administrative state

With Professor Noah Rosenblum, I’m moderating an AALS series on the administrative state, bringing together experts in public administration and administrative law.

Details on the October 29 session here.

Details on the December 3 session here.

Details on the January 28 session here.

Riggs Award

I’m grateful to my friends in the ASPA Section for International and Comparative Administration for the 2022 Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement. Story here.

Human Rights Day statement

Thirteen sections of the American Society for Public Administration, as well as the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net), have endorsed a statement for Human Rights Day, which is December 10, 2021. It says in part: “As scholars and practitioners working in the field of public administration, we mark this day by reaffirming our commitment to human rights and fundamental democratic freedoms.” Read the full statement here.