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  • Call for Proposals: NECoPA 2021
    As the nation’s diversity of identities and perspectives continues to increase, public administrators face the continued challenge of including new voices in governing while responding effectively to new public needs and interests. Governments find themselves confronted with growing demands to address historic inequities in policing, education, criminal justice, health care access and exposure to environmental decline. The best solutions to these vexing and complex challenges will require public administrators to not only add diversity to their organizations, but also ensure new voices can be heard, included and adhered to in their decisionmaking processes. As we combat and recover from a global pandemic that fell disproportionately on some communities and exacerbated existing inequalities in our society, including more diverse voices in government will be critical in effectively addressing post-pandemic challenges. How can public administrators ensure the diversity they bring in is reflected in their organizational priorities? How can the field of public administration help identify the practices and strategies best suited for more inclusive decisionmaking? What does a more inclusive public organization look like? Can public organizations increase the number of voices that guide their programs without losing focus or efficiency? When diverse stakeholders disagree on priorities and directions, how should public administrators respond? We solicit panels, papers and posters from work that answers these questions and others related to our central theme, “Responsive Public Service Needs Inclusiveness in a Diverse America.” All proposals are due by August 27, 2021. Click here for more information.

ASPA News and Alerts

ASPA's The Bridge - July 28 Edition

Posted on 7/28/2021
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ASPA's The Bridge - July 14 Edition

Posted on 7/14/2021
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ASPA's The Bridge - June 23 Edition

Posted on 6/23/2021
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ASPA's The Bridge - June 9 Edition

Posted on 6/9/2021
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ASPA's The Bridge - May 26 Edition

Posted on 5/26/2021
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