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ASPA members can benefit from a number of opportunities to improve their professional development through participation in ASPA webinars or the Society's collaboration with other associations and organizations.

ASK ME WHY I CARE
The Public Services Stories Project has launched a series of videos told by people who are/were in public service - people who made/make a difference and love what they do. Take a look at their YouTube channel and share this resource with your colleagues!

2016 TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PAPERS
The 12th Transatlantic Dialogue, to be held June 8-11, 2016, in Ghent, Belgium, is now accepting proposals for papers and abstracts. The conference
theme is “How to Increase the Legitimacy of Government in Times of Crisis.” Click here to learn more.


More information about ways you can get involved are posted on the ASPA and Member News page.

 

WHAT'S NEW?



REDUCING THE RISKS OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES THROUGH COLLABORATION
Years of extensive wildland fire suppression in the Southwest left many forests with unnaturally high levels of materials that fuel forest fires, like dense undergrowth and thick litterfall. This has changed the natural fire ecology from low, fast-burning wildfires to much larger crown fires that kill trees and undermine landscape integrity. Read more.

THE SPRATLY ISLANDS
When I was a Fulbright scholar in China, I began to see frequent stories about the Spratly Islands, a place I had never heard of before. These turned out to be a desolate group of coral reefs, shoals and low-lying islands in the South China Sea. The newscasters earnestly told of how they were historically part of China. The propaganda campaign was underway. Read more

 


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The ASPA blog features commentary on news topics and how they relate to public administration. Check it out!

KEEP HIDING THE MENTALLY ILL
Our union of communities, the United States of America and its branches of government have upheld inalienable rights for many diverse Americans. As the nation grew, it struggled with racism, economic injustices \and the right to live differently from other people. We care for others, yet we continue to struggle with old and new prejudices. Read more.

GROUNDHOG DAY: A QUESTION OF SHADOWS AND LIGHT
We find ourselves in search of a leader. Recent political debates highlight an array of personalities. With divergent leadership visions swirling in the air, will we emerge from our own comfortable dens, or will we shy away? Read more.


 

 

 
ASPA NEWS

REGISTER TODAY FOR 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ASPA's registration rate is now $539 (members). 
Register today!
 

PA TIMES Print

The latest summer edition of PA TIMES, is now available. Our current issue is now available under Publications. You must be logged in to read the issue.
  


PA EVOLVING available FOR ORDERING 


Published last year by Routledge, PA Evolving is now available for order for all masters- and doctoral-level public administration classes. Visit the Routledge website for more information. All royalties from sales benefit ASPA.

 

 

 

 

 


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Get the latest information about opportunities, news from ASPA and updates about conferences related to public administration in The Bridge. It's filled with tidbits about career options, professional development and the field. You do not have to be an ASPA member to receive this resource.

Jan. 27, 2016 - Annual Conference Early-Bird Deadline Expires Jan. 29

Jan. 13, 2016 - National Council Convenes for Strategy Meeting
 


 

Visit the Public Administration Gateway and PA TIMES Archive 


Courtesy of ASPA's Partnership with Rutgers-Newark, the Public Administration Gateway houses historical data, archives and special collections related to public administration. The PA TIMES Archive has launched and showcases editions of the newsletter/magazine back to its inception. Take a look at this valuable historical treasure trove today!

 

 

 

 

 


ASPA ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE
2014 was a milestone year for ASPA as it commemorated its 75th anniversary remembering its history and mission of advancing excellence in public service.
Read the report.