I’m currently president of the Midwest Public Administration Caucus. The Caucus is hosting three events at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago.
1. Herbert Simon Lecture. Professor Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University, Crystal Room, 3rd Floor. Saturday, April 2nd at 4:35 PM.
We are honored to have Dan Carpenter of Harvard give this year’s Herbert Simon Lecture. Dan is the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and the Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard. His most recent book is Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010).
My thanks go out to Tom Hammond of Michigan State University, Brandice Canes-Wrone of Princeton, and Mike Ting of Columbia for their service on the committee to select this year’s recipient of the Herbert Simon Award.
At that time we will also take a few minutes for an MPAC business meeting, such that it is.
2. Roundtable on Public Services in an Economic Downturn. Saturday, April 2nd, 12:45 PM. Location TBA
This roundtable examines the impact of economic downturns on public services and how public agencies cope with the demand to “do more with less”. Our panelists will be Don Moynihan of Wisconsin, Sean Nicholson-Crotty of Missouri-Columbia, Hal Rainey of Georgia, and B. Guy Peters of Pittsburgh.
3. Roundtable on Regulatory Competition: Causes and Consequences. Sunday, April 3rd, 8:30 AM. Location TBA
This roundtable examines the balance of effective regulatory enforcement against the need to attract business and how this may result in regulatory competition between jurisdictions. Our panelists will be Evan Ringquist of Indiana, David Konisky of Georgetown, Dorothy Daley of Kansas, and Neal Woods of South Carolina.
My thanks go out to Colin Provost of University College London for arranging our two roundtables.
I hope you will take time to attend all of these events.