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Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Climate Change, Natural Resources, and the Department of Interior with Scott Cameron

Fellow: Scott Cameron

Season: 1 Episode:46 | April 05, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Scott Cameron, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the Department of Interior and Academy Fellow, to discuss the complex mission of the Department of the...

Grand Challenge: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Out of This World AND Down to Earth Public Administration with Kathy Sullivan

Fellow: Kathryn Sullivan

Season: 1 Episode:45 | March 29, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Kathy Sullivan, former NASA Astronaut, former Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere of NOAA, and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career experiences and climate change issues related to biodiversity, national...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Reviewing the Academy's Assessment on OPM with Peter Levine

Fellow: Peter Levine

Season: 1 Episode:45 | March 24, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Peter Levine, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Academy Fellow, and a panel member on the Academy's Office of Personnel Management Independent Assessment, to discuss the findings and...

Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Addressing Climate Change in a Democracy with Dan Fiorino

Fellow: Daniel Fiorino

Season: 1 Episode:44 | March 24, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Dan Fiorino, Executive in Residence at the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University, former Director of the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation at the U.S. Environmental...

Grand Challenge: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use
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Governing Water Across Borders with Felicia Marcus

Fellow: Felicia Marcus

Season: 1 Episode:42 | March 08, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Felicia Marcus, Visiting Fellow at Stanford's Water in the West program and Academy Fellow, to discuss the complexity of our national water system and what it takes to provide safe...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Individual Financial Health with Shane Canfield of WAEPA

Season: 1 Episode:42 | February 22, 2021

In this episode, we welcome M. Shane Canfield, CEO of Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) to discuss how individual financial health for our federal workers can improve the nation's fiscal health.Get additional...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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How Philanthropies Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work with Robin Kramer

Fellow: Robin Kramer

Season: 1 Episode:41 | February 15, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Robin Kramer, Managing Director at the Smidt Foundation and Academy Fellow, to discuss her experiences as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, the role...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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Finding Meaningful Work in the Post-COVID World with Joyce Wilson

Fellow: Joyce Wilson

Season: 1 Episode:40 | February 08, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Joyce Wilson, currently appointed by the governor of Texas to chair the board of Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority and Academy Fellow to preparing individuals for meaningful work in the...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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A More Equitable Economic Recovery with Xavier Briggs

Fellow: Xavier Briggs

Season: 1 Episode:39 | February 01, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Xavier Briggs, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Academy Fellow to discuss the challenges of integrating economic programs to promote recovery. With Academy Fellow, Xavier...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Bettering the Federalist System through Data with Dr. John Bartle, Jamie Boex, and Tom Shoop

Fellow: John Bartle, Jamie Boex, Tom Shoop

Season: 1 Episode:38 | January 25, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellows Dr. John Bartle, Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Jamie Boex, Senior Fellow at the Duke Center...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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The Presidential Transition Process with Chris Lu

Fellow: Christopher Lu

Season: 1 Episode:37 | January 18, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Chris Lu, Senior Fellow of the University of Virginia's Miller Center, former Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the presidential transition process, the confirmation process of political...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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6 Strategies to Build Resilient Communities with Katherine Willoughby

Fellow: Katherine Willoughby

Season: 1 Episode:36 | January 11, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Katherine Willoughby, the Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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American Leadership Through Engagement with Jane Lute

Fellow: Jane Lute

Season: 1 Episode:35 | January 04, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Jane Lute, CEO of SICPA North America, former Deputy Secretary of DHS and Academy Fellow, to discuss the value of American engagement in global affairs, how the U.S. can work...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Increasing the Agility of the Federal Government with Ed DeSeve, Angela Evans, and Joe Mitchell

Fellow: G. Edward DeSeve, Angela Evans

Season: 1 Episode:34 | December 14, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellows, Ed DeSeve, Coordinator of the Agile Government Center, and Angela Evans, Dean of the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as Joe Mitchell, Academy...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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Diplomacy in a Changing Global Context with Joyce Barr

Fellow: Joyce Barr

Season: 1 Episode:33 | December 07, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Joyce Barr, retired Ambassador, Professor of Practice in Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the advancement of U.S. national interests across the globe, essential...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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Preparing the AI Workforce of the Future with Kaye Husbands Fealing

Fellow: Kaye Husbands Fealing

Season: 1 Episode:32 | November 30, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean and Ivan Allen Jr. Chair, College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology and Academy Fellow, to discuss how Georgia Tech integrates the School of Liberal...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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Harnessing AI for State Governance with Doug Robinson

Fellow: Douglas Robinson

Season: 1 Episode:31 | November 23, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director for National Association of State Chief Information Officers and Academy Fellow, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of different chief officers in technology, the acceleration of...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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Public Administration, Technology, and the Future with Jay Walder

Fellow: Jay Walder

Season: 1 Episode:30 | November 16, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop One and new Academy Fellow, to discuss his leadership of the public transit systems of Hong Kong, New York City, and London, the potential...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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Using Technology at Different Levels of Government with Alan Shark

Fellow: Alan Shark

Season: 1 Episode:29 | November 02, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Alan Shark, Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute, the Chair of the Academy Standing Panel on Technology Leadership, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the importance of leadership when instituting...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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The Role of Counties in Executing Elections with Anthony Griffin

Fellow: Anthony Griffin

Season: 1 Episode:28 | October 26, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Anthony Griffin, Former County Executive for Fairfax County, Virginia, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the biggest challenges and accomplishments in Fairfax County during his tenure, tools counties use to counter...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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Operating Successful Elections at the State and Local Level with Ann Bowman

Fellow: Ann Bowman

Season: 1 Episode:27 | October 19, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Anne Bowman, Hazel Davis, and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in Public Service and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and Academy Fellow, to...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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The Role of the Postal Service During Elections with Dan Blair

Fellow: Dan Blair

Season: 1 Episode:26 | October 13, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Dan Blair, former Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, former Academy President, and Academy Fellow, to discuss transparency and trust during the election season, the post office's role in supporting...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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Fostering a Robust Democracy with Valerie Lemmie

Fellow: Valerie Lemmie

Season: 1 Episode:25 | October 05, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Valerie Lemmie, Former City Manager, Current Director of Exploratory Research at the Kettering Foundation, and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in public administration, lessons learned on the job...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Fiscal Tools in Dubuque with Mike Van Milligen

Fellow: Michael Van Milligen

Season: 1 Episode:24 | September 28, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Mike Van Milligen, City Manager of Dubuque, Iowa, and Academy Fellow, to discuss how Dubuque is dealing with the pandemic fiscally, how this year will impact future budgets, and how...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Fiscally Healthy Communities with Chris Morrill

Fellow: Christopher Morrill

Season: 1 Episode:23 | September 21, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Chris Morrill, Executive Director and CEO of The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Academy Fellow, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on state and local budgets, especially in relation...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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The Federal Budget Process with Bill Hoagland

Fellow: G. William Hoagland

Season: 1 Episode:22 | September 14, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President at the Bi-Partisan Policy Center and Academy Fellow, to discuss the federal budget process today, restoring fiscal balance, and mechanisms to facilitate conversations between state...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Navigating Fiscal Health at All Levels of Government During COVID-19 and Beyond with Scott Pattison

Fellow: Scott Pattison

Season: 1 Episode:21 | September 08, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Scott Pattison, the Deputy Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission and Academy Fellow, to discuss the difference between the national deficit and national debt, the comparison between the current...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Resilience Planning and Adaptation with Janine Davidson

Fellow: Janine Davidson

Season: 1 Episode:20 | August 31, 2020

On this episode, we welcome Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver and Academy Fellow, to discuss resilience planning, how colleges can adapt to COVID-19, and the future of the public workforce.Music Credits...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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How City and County Managers Build Resilient Communities with Pat Martel

Fellow: Patricia Martel

Season: 1 Episode:19 | August 24, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Pat Martel, West Coast Regional Director for the International City and County Management Association and Academy Fellow, to discuss California’s unique community resiliency challenges, the intersection of resiliency with the...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Special Edition: Utilizing Technology to Foster Social Equity with Dan Chenok

Fellow: Daniel Chenok

Season: 1 Episode:18 | August 21, 2020

In this special edition, we welcome Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Academy Fellow, to discuss utilizing technology and Artificial Intelligence to foster social equity and the...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Resilience in Miami-Dade County with James Murley

Fellow: James Murley

Season: 1 Episode:17 | August 17, 2020

In this episode, we welcome James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer for Miami-Dade County and Academy Fellow, to discuss unique resilience issues facing Miami-Dade County including planning for Hurricane Gonzalo and accounting for climate change, using...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Special Edition: How Businesses Foster Social Equity with Marcus Peacock

Fellow: Marcus Peacock

Season: 1 Episode:16 | August 14, 2020

In this special edition, we welcome Marcus Peacock, Chief Operating Officer at the Business Roundtable and Academy Fellow, to discuss how businesses commit to fostering social equity.Music Credits: Sea Breeze by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9Music...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Community Resilience: Hands-On Experience and Lessons From Abroad With Sonal Shah

Fellow: Sonal Shah

Season: 1 Episode:15 | August 09, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Sonal Shah, Founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center at Georgetown University, former policy advisor to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Academy Fellow, to discuss teaching communities best practices for building...

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Special Edition: Accountability During the Recovery from COVID-19 With Danny Werfel

Fellow: Danny Werfel

Season: 1 Episode:14 | August 07, 2020

In this special edition, we welcome Danny Werfel, Managing Director for Boston Consulting Group's North American Public Sector Practice and Academy Fellow, to discuss accountability amidst the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Music Credits: Sea Breeze...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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The Role of FEMA in Supporting Community Resilience with David Grant

Fellow: David Grant

Season: 1 Episode:13 | August 03, 2020

In this episode, we welcome David Grant, Founder of Potomac Ridge Consulting, long-time government senior executive who retired from FEMA, and Academy Fellow, to discuss FEMA disaster response and mitigation, coordination during recovery, and understanding...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Emerging Practices in Public Governance with Dr. Kirk Emerson

Fellow: Kirk Emerson

Season: 1 Episode:12 | July 27, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Kirk Emerson, Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance at the University of Arizona and Academy Fellow, to discuss achieving goals through collaborative governance, the suitability of collaboration at different...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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International and National Security During COVID-19 with Judge James Baker

Fellow: James Baker

Season: 1 Episode:11 | July 20, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Judge James Baker, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the Syracuse University College of Law and Academy Fellow, to discuss the international...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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Connecting People to Meaningful Work After COVID-19 with Lisa Danzig

Fellow: Lisa Danzig

Season: 1 Episode:10 | July 13, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Lisa Danzig, Specialist Leader for Human Capital, Organizational Talent & Transformation at Deloitte Consulting LLP and Academy Fellow, to discuss connecting people to meaningful work after COVID-19. With guest Lisa...

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Special Edition: Disparities and Inequities in the Healthcare System with Charlene Frizzera

Fellow: Charlene Frizzera

Season: 1 Episode:9 | July 10, 2020

In this special edition, we welcome Charlene Frizzera, President and CEO of CF Health Advisors and Academy Fellow, to discuss disparities and inequities in the healthcare system.Music Credits: Sea Breeze by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9Music...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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COVID-19 Impacts on State Budgets with John Hicks

Fellow: John Hicks

Season: 1 Episode:8 | July 06, 2020

In this episode, we welcome John Hicks, State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Academy Fellow, to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on state budgets. With guest John Hicks, State Budget Director for...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Intergovernmental Aspects of Re-opening After COVID-19 with Beth Kellar

Fellow: Elizabeth Kellar

Season: 1 Episode:7 | June 29, 2020

In this episode we welcome Beth Kellar, Deputy Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Academy Fellow, to discuss the intergovernmental aspects of re-opening after COVID-19. With guest Beth Kellar, Deputy Executive...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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COVID-19, Social Equity Considerations & Re-opening at the Local Level with Lee Feldman

Fellow: Lee Feldman

Season: 1 Episode:6 | June 22, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Lee Feldman, City Manager of Gainesville, Florida, and Academy Fellow, to discuss COVID-19 social equity considerations and re-opening from the local perspective. With guest Lee Feldman, City Manager of Gainesville...

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Special Edition: Building a Resilient and Just Society With Tracey Wareing Evans

Fellow: Tracy Wareing Evans

Season: 1 Episode:5 | June 18, 2020

In this special edition, we welcome Tracey Wareing Evans, President & CEO of American Public Human Services Association and Academy Fellow, to discuss building a more resilient and just society in the wake of the...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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COVID-19, Social Equity Considerations and Re-opening in Louisiana with Dr. Courtney Phillips

Fellow: Courtney Phillips

Season: 1 Episode:4 | June 15, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Academy Fellow, to discuss COVID-19 social equity considerations and the Re-opening of Louisiana. With guest Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Special Edition - Social Equity, the Pandemic, and the Police (with Fellow Susan Gooden)

Fellow: Susan Gooden

Season: 1 Episode:3 | June 10, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Susan T. Gooden, Dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the social equity implications of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and its...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Understanding the Public Health System with Dr. Georges Benjamin

Fellow: Georges Benjamin

Season: 1 Episode:2 | June 07, 2020

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and Academy Fellow, to discuss the public health system and related social equity issues during COVID-19. With guest Dr...

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Introduction to the Academy with Jeff Neal and Joe Mitchell

Fellow: Jeffrey Neal

Season: 1 Episode:1 | June 01, 2020

On the inaugural episode, we welcome guests Jeff Neal, chairman of the NAPA board of directors, and Joe Mitchell, NAPA Director of Strategic Initiatives and International Programs, to discuss the Academy’s mission, its current initiatives...