Learn the latest public administration news in today's edition of The Bridge!

March 27, 2019

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"Best Conference Ever!"

What else can one say about a conference that surpassed attendance expectations by 25 percent, featured more than 180 concurrent and Presidential Panels looking at the most important issues of our time and ended with an inspirational speech from Vice President Joe Biden?

The 2019 Annual Conference, themed "A Call for Action: Advancing Public Service," was held in Washington, DC earlier this month with more than 1,600 people in attendance. Their participation, in part, made it one of ASPA's best annual gatherings, offering more networking opportunities, an excellent chance to forge new relationships and bring to light new and valued perspectives.

Of course, the conference offered an array of plenary and Presidential Panel speakers to provide conference goers with a wide-angle lens on the discipline. Remarks from the plenary stage included powerful perspectives from American University (AU) president Sylvia Burwell, Ambassador Christopher Hill, University of Southern California (USC) dean Jack Knott, former DC mayor Anthony Williams and, not to be overlooked, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. More in-depth commentary focusing on conference track topics were offered during 18 Presidential Panels that featured agency experts, scholars, deans, practitioners and others.

Most important, however, was the prevalence of this year's conference theme and how committed attendees were to advancing public service, made obvious through panel topics, the conversations that buzzed throughout the hotel space and the focus of current research.

"There are few things more important to our nation than people going into public service," stated AU president Sylvia Burwell during the Donald C. Stone lecture. "Just as important is how to get things done if you DO go into public service… Working on things that matter, being engaged in things that make our nation a better place, is not always enough. You actually have to deliver."

Conference-goers were focused on ways to deliver in public service, whether through advancing research to aid public programs and services or discussing what is holding back today's public service to cultivate the next generation of government employees—a dominant conversation.

"There’s a power of early awareness. You have to reach individuals and their influencers," observed Shawn Skelly, a commissioner for the National Commission for Military, National and Public Service, as she discussed the future of the public service. "Do you want a person to work for you who has just encountered the job opportunity, or because they have been thinking about what they can do and want to do it with you—your government—because they're passionate about it? There are people who want to drive trucks, dig dirt, make clean water. They have to know they can do it in their local, county or state government. If people know they can do what they're passionate about where they live and where they've grown up, that can be very powerful."

Outside the plenary and presidential panel rooms, concurrent panels and workshops made their own impact, particularly within the social equity track. The Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion workshop had standing room only on Saturday afternoon as lead presenters Brandi Blessett and Tia Gaynor encouraged more than 100 attendees to be more introspective and self-aware around issues of equity and inclusion.

Other topics that attracted appeal across the five days included gender equity issues, soft skills in public administration, equity in finance and legislation, city and county management, public private partnerships, climate change, emergency management and much more.

Back in the plenary room, dean Jack Knott delivered this year's Elliot Richardson lecture and used the time to examine public administration's trajectory across the 90 years of the Sol Price School's history at USC.

"We need a recommitment to the role of citizens in our democracy, including civic engagement," Knott stated as he reflected on the current state of the discipline. "We also need serious campaign finance reform to better guarantee the broad participation of citizens in government decisionmaking."

He went on to say: "I believe in the strength of our country's enduring democratic norms and the work of public administration toward society fairness," before he closed with quoting Elliot Richardson: "I believe profoundly in the value of human dignity and equality. I therefore believe as well in such essential contributions to these ends as fairness, tolerance and mutual respect."

These themes, and their connection to advancing public service, were emphasized throughout the conference and served as the capstone to the event during Vice President Joseph R. Biden's remarks as the closing lecture, sponsored by the University of Delaware's Biden School of Public Policy and Administration.

"When I got to [University of] Delaware, it inspired me to engage in a life of public service and it instilled in me a belief that... I could actually make a difference," Biden reflected. "You in this room are the tenders of the flame that keeps all of us believing in the promise of American democracy ... The central promise of America can be defined in one word: possibilities."

As we all continue our valuable work together to advance public service in the months ahead, possibilities are what we await in the future.

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More Than Thirty Honored with Awards at Annual Conference

More than 30 individuals and organizations were honored with ASPA awards at the 2019 Annual Conference, including the Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Public Service Award, the Paul Van Riper Award and the Dwight Waldo Award—not to mention the numerous Chapter and Section awards and other citations that were handed out in recognition of public administrators’ efforts.

Honoring practitioners and academics alike, awards were presented to pay tribute to research, public service, social justice, publications, service to ASPA and lifetime achievement.

Just some of the honorees included:

  • Enid Beaumont (Nesta M. Gallas Award)
  • Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Dwight Waldo Award)
  • Thomas Becker (National Public Service Award)
  • Brandi Blessett (Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award)
  • Terry Cooper (Public Integrity Award)
  • Honorable Barbara Favola (National Public Service Award)
  • Pan Suk Kim (Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award)
  • Nancy Kingsbury (Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Chet Newland (Nesta M. Gallas Award)
  • Mary Van Verst (Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award)
  • Anthony Williams (National Public Service Award)
  • Blue Woolridge (Paul Van Riper Award)

You can find a full list of ASPA's awards, this year's honorees and a link to our awards brochure online here.

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KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and Student Webinars on the Horizon

ASPA's webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per event and free to participate, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Visit our website to stay informed about all upcoming webinars including KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and the Student and New Professionals Series.

BookTalk: The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy
April 4 | 1 p.m.
Wally Swan, Walden University

The LGBT community is responding to a radically changed social and political environment. While a host of books have analyzed legal dimensions of LGBT public policy, this handbook is the first to utilize up-to-the-minute empirical data to examine the corrosive "post-factual" changes undermining LGBT public policy development. Taking an innovative look at a wide range of social and policy issues of broad interest through contributions from established scholars and rising stars, this comprehensive and cutting-edge volume will be a landmark reference work on LGBT administration and policy for decades to come.

BookTalk: Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration
April 18 | 1 p.m.
Kim Moloney, Murdoch University (Perth, Australia)
Alasdair Roberts, Moderator, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

This handbook has two premises. First, to investigate new public spaces of transnational policymaking, the design and delivery of global public goods and services, and the interdependent roles of transnational administrators who move between business bodies and other organizations. Second, to advance analysis beyond the methodological nationalism of the state. Attendees will learn how public administration’s methodological nationalism limits our ability to engage global governance and how to articulate the implication of neither the administrative state nor state-created regional/international organizations as the only policy and administrative actors at the regional and global level.

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Provide ASPA with Your Annual Conference Feedback

If you were in Washington, DC for this year's conference, please make sure you complete our surveys to tell us about your conference experience.

Our conference evaluation survey asks for your feedback about the plenaries, exhibit hall, program book and overall conference experience. It should take you less than 15 minutes to complete. Those who provide contact details at the end of the survey will also be entered to win a free 2020 Annual Conference registration!

Our session survey provides ASPA with valuable feedback about speakers, topics, relevance and quality of the individual sessions that were presented. Please complete this form for as many ASPA sessions you attended as possible so we can best segment and use the data to plan for next year's panels. The form should take you no more than two minutes to complete per panel.

Fewer than 180 attendees have filled out our surveys so far—barely 10 percent of attendees. As researchers, and those who rely on research to execute programs, you certainly have a keen appreciation for how important these evaluations are. Please provide your feedback before you've forgotten everything that happened in DC! Contact us with any questions.

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Public Service Recognition Week Six Weeks Away

The 2019 Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 5-11, is six weeks away. How is your Chapter celebrating the public servants in its community?

Organized by the Public Employees Roundtable, this annual event is a great opportunity to tout the important work public administrators and other public servants perform. No matter how you celebrate public service, make sure you are planning now—and let us know about your event or celebration so we can include you in our coverage of this year's Week.

Right now, we know of eight Chapters that have announced events. Should we have your group on this list?

  • Central Florida
  • Detroit
  • Hampton Roads
  • Greater Houston
  • Kansas
  • Keystone State
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island

Send us plenty of information about what you are planning so we can brag about you and spread the word about your honorees!

Plus, calling all DC public servants! There are several events taking place this May, including the 7th annual public service charity 5K, a Washington Nationals baseball game and the Sammies Awards. Check out the PSRW website for details and add any of these events to your calendar!

We are relying on all of our Chapters to keep ASPA informed about the events you're holding in your city. You can also follow this year's activities on Twitter through #PSRW and post your own tributes using that hashtag. We are looking forward to this year's tributes and hope you all plan now to celebrate the public servants in your community!

Contact ASPA chief of communications Karen Garrett with event information or questions.

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ASPA Launches Search for Public Integrity Editor in Chief

ASPA is pleased to invite proposals from those interested in serving as editor in chief of Public Integrity, public administration's scholarly journal addressing ethical issues affecting society.

Through the efforts of its current editorial team, led by editor in chief Carole Jurkiewicz of University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the journal has made meaningful strides, including its placement in Scopus, its editorial expansion into music and video genres and an increased number of editorial viewpoints.

We look forward to receiving a robust and diverse pool of applicants for this editorship, so please forward this information to your colleagues and networks who may be interested.

A complete Request for Proposals (RFP) is available on our website; you may also download the RFP here to view it as a PDF.

Proposals are due no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to ASPA's chief of membership, marketing and communications, Karen Garrett. Contact her at 202-393-7878 with questions.

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In the News

Today's headlines contain plenty of news coverage of some of our nation's most pressing public administration challenges. ASPA has curated some of the most important stories from the past few weeks. If you have not seen these yet, make sure you read them now!


Public Finance

Public Service

Social Equity

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ASPA and Members in the News

ASPA’s Annual Conference drew a couple headlines based on key speakers and awards that were presented. In case you missed them, the stories appear below:

Biden Tells Public Servants They Are the 'Lifeblood of Democracy'

State Senator Honored with Public Service Award

Shortly after the Annual Conference closed, this headline also popped up, touting an event in which long-time member Don Kettl participated: SXSW 2019: A Governor and a Mayor Discuss the Future of Data

Have you been featured in news stories recently? Let us know so we can share your media presence with the broader ASPA community!

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Welcome New ASPA Members!
Click here to view the most recent new ASPA members!

National Center for Public Performance Hosts 12th Annual Public Performance Conference

In collaboration with ASPA’s Section on Public Performance and Management (SPPM), The National Center for Public Performance (NCPP) is currently accepting proposals for the 12th Annual Public Performance Conference: Accelerating Public and Nonprofit Performance. You are invited to submit a proposal to present your scholarly research or innovation in practice. Have you integrated performance into your organizational culture; found a way to communicate your performance story effectively to constituents; experienced improvements in your agency's service delivery from process improvements; or researched a promising innovation in the field of performance management? Submit your proposal by April 1st! Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis following this priority review deadline. Click here for more information.

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Call for Articles: The Legacy of "Separate but Equal"

The 125th anniversary of Plessy v. Ferguson offers the opportunity for a general retrospective consideration of the legacies of state-sanctioned racial oppression, as well as specific inquiries into plausible causal connections between the Supreme Court's approval of state-imposed racial segregation/hierarchy and ongoing racial disadvantages and inequities. The Journal of the Social Sciences will be producing an issue on this subject, edited by Susan Gooden, John Powell and Sam Myers, who invite proposals that offer novel interpretations and new insights about the legacy of 'Separate but Equal'. Proposals may also look at specific explorations into connections between 'Separate but Equal' during the first half of the 20th century and observed racial disparities in the 21st century. The editors seek papers that acknowledge the multiple causes of ongoing race-based disadvantage across many domains. The volume is not limited to any particular interpretation of Plessy. All abstracts must be submitted by April 4, 2019. Click here for more information.

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APPAM Announces 2nd International Conference

APPAM's second international conference on governance and service delivery in developing economies will be held October 22-26, 2019 in Kampala, Uganda, around the theme, "Accountability, Innovations, and Quality Public Services Delivery." The conference will provide an arena for scholars, researchers and practitioners from diverse public management disciplines to collectively explore innovative solutions to quality of service delivery in Africa. Abstracts are due by April 15 via [email protected].

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Call for Participants: Institute for Peace and Dialogue

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is one of the leading organizers of several successful annual international academic training and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, leadership, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. Through these events, IPD brings together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of better and more peaceful future building via education and networking. IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs for 2019, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the one- or two-day Basel Global Peace Conference, the 10- or 20-day Summer Academy or the three-month research program. Applications are due May 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

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SAAPAM 19th Annual Conference Takes Place this May

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM) will hold its 2019 conference May 7-10, 2019 at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit. The theme of the conference will be, "Public Affairs, Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Political parties in government are often considered catalysts in providing interventions to addressing some of these basic human needs issues in cases where they have collective value for a society. Classification of government in ministries and departments is an example of providing a focused approach to identify those needs which are inherently to the benefit of society as opposed to individual or private. This begs for an art of public affairs and governance to provide institutional mechanisms to realize set goals for each area. Click here for more information.

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Graduate School USA Hosts Federal Workforce Development Conference

Graduate School USA will present its second annual Federal Workforce Development Conference on Thursday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, Capitol, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. The conference is designed to provide participants with information on how to help their agencies achieve their missions through innovative solutions. The half-day conference will feature federal workforce programs that won GSUSA's 2018 W. Edwards Deming Outstanding Training Award. This complimentary showcase, entitled "Today's Federal Workforce: Cultivating Solutions to Meet the Challenges of Government," will examine how to develop the tools and techniques to solve problems and issues and create programs for a more efficient government. Conference sessions will be led by 2018 Deming Award-winning agencies that will demonstrate how they improved organizational effectiveness through training and education. NAPA President and CEO Terry Gerton will deliver the keynote address. Registration is now open and is requested in advance, as space is limited. Click here for more information.

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NISPAcee 2019 Annual Conference Hosted in Prague this May

The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference will take place May 24-26, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. Organized in cooperation with Charles University, Prague and Masaryk University, Brno, the main conference theme will be, "From Policy Design to Policy Practice." Click here for more information.

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2019 Transatlantic Dialogue This June

Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration and Baruch College, City University of New York Marxe School of Public and International Affairs are the proud hosts of the 2019 Transatlantic Dialogue, taking place June 2-4, 2019 at Baruch College. This year's conference theme will be, "Restoring the Administrative State: Trust, Engagement, Security and Identity." TAD 15 will bring together a diverse group of scholars who draw on different theoretical and methodological perspectives to share their latest research and discuss challenges confronting governance and society on both sides of the Atlantic. This conference will deepen the discussion between the many disciplines that constitute public administration and explore the commonalities as well as differences between Europe and North America. Click here for more information.

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Social Equity Leadership Conference Takes Place This June

The 18th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC), co-sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University—Newark, will take place June 5-7, 2019. Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing challenges facing the world today, the theme of this year's conference is "Achieving Social Equity in Turbulent Times: A Grand Public Administration Challenge.” Click here for more information.

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NECoPA Announces Call for Papers

NECoPA 2019 has announced its call for papers for this year's conference, also the 10th anniversary of the conference, which will be held at LIU-Brooklyn, November 8-10 in Brooklyn, NY. Public governance is now tasked with building more inclusive societies for sustainable development that ensures social justice for all and requires public institutions to be both effective and accountable. Governance for sustainability means governance for a future that reflects values inherent to public service, leading with innovation in public administration. As we convene the 2019 Northeast Conference on Public Administration with a public service just as under pressure as it was 10 years ago, we seek to address innovative ways in which public administrators can tackle wicked problems during fiscal stress and turbulent governance. All proposals are due by June 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

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2019 TPAC Issues Call for Proposals

ASPA's Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) invites you to submit presentation proposals for the 2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference being held in collaboration with the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC). This year, the conferences celebrate the diversity of public administration theory, praxis and pedagogy in a time of social change and upheaval. SPAE is excited to consider individual proposals for papers, presentations, panels, roundtables, and workshops. Proposals are welcomed on all topics in public administration education, from faculty, students and practitioners. All submissions are due by June 30, 2019. Click here for more information.

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PAR Update

Take a look at some of the articles on Early View!

Research Articles
How Structural Variations in Collaborative Governance Networks Influence Advocacy Involvement and Outcomes
Jennifer E. Mosley and Meghan Jarpe

Determinants of Public Administrators' Use of Performance Information: Evidence from Local Governments in Florida
Tamara Dimitrijevska‐Markoski and P. Edward French

Subnational Government Performance: Testing Multiple Dimensions of Governors' Experience
Johabed G. Olvera and Claudia N. Avellaneda

How Do Intrinsic Motivations, Work‐Related Opportunities, and Well‐Being Shape Bureaucratic Corruptibility?
Yahong Zhang, Ming‐feng Kuo, Jinyun Guo and Chun‐yuan Wang

Cyberattacks at the Grass Roots: American Local Governments and the Need for High Levels of Cybersecurity
Donald F. Norris, Laura Mateczun, Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin

Employee Engagement as Administrative Reform: Testing the Efficacy of the OPM's Employee Engagement Initiative
Taha Hameduddin and Sergio Fernandez

The New Ecology of Tornado Warning Information: A Natural Experiment Assessing Threat Intensity and Citizen‐to‐Citizen Information Sharing
Scott E. Robinson, Jason M. Pudlo and Wesley Wehde

Neo‐patrimonialism and Corruption: Evidence from 8,436 Firms in 17 Countries in Sub‐Saharan Africa
Eduardo Araral, Anton Pak, Riccardo Pelizzo and Xun Wu

Drivers of Policy Instrument Selection for Environmental Management by Local Governments
Rachel M. Krause, Christopher V. Hawkins, Angela Y. S. Park and Richard C. Feiock

Corruption as Resource Transfer: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis
David Jancsics

Institutions or Contingencies? A Cross‐Country Analysis of Management Tool Use by Public Sector Executives
Bert George, Steven Van de Walle and Gerhard Hammerschmid

Viewpoint Articles
Comparing Urban Citizenship, Sanctuary Cities, Local Bureaucratic Membership, and Regularizations
David Kaufmann

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Public Integrity Update

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Public Integrity

Introducing a New Editorial Series in Public Integrity: "The State of the Republic"
By Donald E. Klingner, Ph.D., University of Colorado Springs

In 1968 I graduated from Cal Berkeley with a BA in Political Science. Now, after five years with the federal government and 45 as a public university professor, I look back at the places I have been, the people I have known and the things I have done. Each day, I look forward to doing the job in front of me with skill, passion and professionalism. I remain committed to the values I developed a half century ago—social equity, economic justice, and political participation.

Because the values that are most important are always those most threatened, the quest to advance public service never ends. When Benjamin Franklin was asked what he and other framers of the U.S. Constitution had created, he answered, "A republic, if you can keep it." As editor at large for Public Integrity, I am now writing a series of bimonthly scholarly essays on "The State of the Republic." Having begun this past January, they will appear bimonthly for the next two years and focus on current U.S. public policy issues that are critical to the future of global democratic governance. Each treatise will be "bookended" by one or more short pieces authored by global experts. Topics will include:

  • Equality: Equality of opportunity and access for all (economic, social and political), the influence of the Constitution and its intellectual roots.
  • Voting Rights and Political Participation: Representative vs. direct democracy, vote suppression, disenfranchisement, fraud and gerrymandering.
  • Peaceable Assembly: Ethical concerns related to the people's ability to gather together in physical and virtual public spaces, including balancing 1st and 2nd Amendment rights, police relations and terrorism.
  • Privacy: Constitutional protections and the role of government in protecting citizens in the age of data harvesting.
  • Migration and Immigration: the history of diasporas, cultural identity politics and multiculturalism, demographic trends, migration and immigration policy, human trafficking, political inclusion and economic sustainability.
  • Gender Equality: patriarchy and misogyny, discrimination, rights movements, domestic violence and pay parity.
  • Informed Citizens: The key to democracy, public education, fake news, alternative facts, social media and political propaganda.
  • Corruption: The effects of transparency and accountability in public, corporate and community-based organizations; prevention policies and practices.
  • Public Safety: violence in society and toleration of it, including public spaces like streets, schools and public gatherings; institutionalized support for hate speech and violence that perpetuates insecurity and discrimination.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Rollback on climate change, air and water quality, environmental racism, assault on public lands, corporate social responsibility.
  • Peace, War and Everything in Between: slow burn conflicts, open-ended wars, killer drones, mercenaries, child soldiers and UN peacekeeping efforts.
  • The Future: Is the glass half full, half empty or broken? Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha, the case for optimism vs. pessimism and the role of professional associations that support professional public administration and public service.

Because political culture and discourse are increasingly shaped by sound bites and propaganda-driven media echo chambers, people get little training—negative examples aside—on how to discuss policy issues with those who disagree on their objectives or strategies. While opposing viewpoints are inevitable, they are best discussed conscientiously, coherently and strategically. While not all readers will agree with my perspective in these essays, they will be rooted in fact, well-argued and thoughtfully written. They will model the rules of civic engagement:

  • No matter how much you disagree with someone, be more concerned with learning what they believe and why than with explaining or defending your own viewpoint.
  • No matter how illogical or uninformed they seem to be, do not cut them off, tune them out or attack their ideas by attacking them personally.
  • If you have trouble with these two rules, repeat this mantra silently to yourself as you listen to them: "Is it possible that for any reason, under any circumstances, what they have to say might conceivably be true?" Repeat as necessary. If this mantra gives you trouble, do it while breathing through your nose, not your mouth.

As public administrators, public servants, and scholars, we share the belief that we can help governments, businesses and NGOs work more effectively together to support economic development political participation, social justice and environmental sustainability. Almost 90 years ago, the Great Depression stoked the fear and anger that led to World War II. But, just as those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, so are those who have learned from history although their leaders have not. The United States faces hard times today. While unemployment is down and the stock market up, inequality and underemployment hamper economic growth. Our aging population; crumbling infrastructure; underfunded schools; tattered social safety net; expensive wars; and spiraling public and private debt make us increasingly vulnerable—maybe not to foreign armies, but certainly to fentanyl and other drugs, and to the foreign trolls and bots that stoke social conflict and use social media to attack our democracy.

Our elected leaders face their own hard times. Effective solutions to big issues tend to be unpalatable and politically risky. So, while their best approach is to take the high road and appeal to our intelligence, shared values and a continued belief that the American dream is real, they instead may find it easier to blame others. Seeking scapegoats, they may point to other countries as thwarting U.S. political or economic hegemony, to immigrants for stealing "our" jobs and undermining "our" culture, or to other Americans (those "not like us") for supporting beliefs, policies or lifestyles different from their own. "Divide and conquer" trumps "E Pluribus Unum."

I look forward to joining our colleagues over the next two years as we contribute together to the ongoing conversation among engaged and informed citizens that—together with a contentious yet mutually respectful relationship between public administrators and elected officials—is the cornerstone of democracy.

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New on PA TIMES Online

Every Monday and Friday, ASPA publishes a curated collection of original content that covers public service, management and international affairs.

This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on public service/civil service reform. Send your contributions to us at any time; the deadline is rolling. Contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Leading with the Lights On
By Olivia Cook

Come Rain or Shine: Public Service at its Best
By Lisa Saye

Using Journaling to Develop Authentic Leaders
By Tricia S. Nolfi

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Find your next career opportunity at publicservicecareers.org. This online job board is the perfect resource for making a career change or landing your first job in the public service. It lists dozens of positions in academia, government and the nonprofit sector. Below are just a few current listings.

Hello Baby Program Director – Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Vice President of Development – Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Assistant Professor of Public Administration – California State University—Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

American Society for Public Administration
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.