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NYU Wagner's Prof. Robertson Work Provides Global Service in 2011 and 2012

NYU Wagner's Prof. Robertson Work Provides Global Service in 2011 and 2012

Robertson Work
In 2011, in addition to teaching at NYU Wagner, Prof. Robertson Work made a keynote presentation at the Building Creative Communities Conference in Colquitt, GA. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist he travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to develop a Master's curriculum on training and development with a Nepali university. Prof. Work assisted the UN Global Forum on Transformative Leadership by training forum facilitators in participatory methods, writing a background paper and making a keynote address at the global forum held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Finally, he facilitated four strategic planning workshops for the UN related to public administration country studies.

In 2012 Prof. Work will again teach "innovative leadership for human development" at NYU Wagner. In addition, he will lead an East-West Center regional seminar on democratic local governance held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with seven Asian nations participating. Prof. Work will assist the UN Global Forum on Local Governance and Citizen Involvement by preparing a background paper, training forum facilitators and making a keynote presentation at the global forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been invited as a Fulbright Senior Specialist to help strengthen a poverty reduction research institution in Islamabad, Pakistan. And finally, Prof. Work has been invited to give a keynote presentation at the ICAI global conference on human development held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Paul Light Guest-Edits Special Issue of Public Administration Review

Paul Light Guest-Edits Special Issue of Public Administration Review

The highly respected Public Administration Review (PAR) has published a special issue on the Federalist Papers guest-edited by Paul Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner, and founding principal investigator of the Global Center for Public Service.

For this extraordinary edition dated December 1, 2011, Professor Light brought together 20 leading public administration scholars and asked them to write boldly about what he called a "perfectly audacious" question: What might Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, who between October 1787 and August 1788 penned the Federalist Papers promoting ratification of the U.S. Constitution, add now to the pamphlets, in view of changes in the administration of our government over the past two and a quarter centuries? Are these foundational essays still relevant? How might key pamphlets be updated to reflect new realities? Each contributor considers a specific Federalist Paper that Light considers to be among those of greatest import to effective governance in our time.

In the role of guest editor, Light assembled some of the most senior scholars in the field, as well as members of the next generation of leading thinkers in public administration. The special issue will stimulate debate on some of the seemingly intractable issues with which Americans are intensely grappling today.

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