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Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Academy Report: State Regulatory Compliance, Lessons Learned from COVID with Neil Kerwin

Fellow: Cornelius Kerwin

Season: 1 Episode:143 | January 16, 2023

On this episode, we welcome Neil Kerwin, President Emeritus of American University, Chair of this study's panel, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Academy's report on state regulatory compliance.Links: State...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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The Future of Agile Government with Ed DeSeve, Coordinator of the Agile Government Center

Fellow: G. Edward DeSeve

Season: 1 Episode:142 | January 09, 2023

On this episode, we welcome Ed DeSeve, Coordinator of the Academy's Agile Government Center, to discuss his new report, The Future of Agile Government, and how agile principles can apply to the development and implementation...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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National Security and Public Administration with Gen. William Walker Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. House of Representatives

Fellow: William J. Walker

Season: 1 Episode:141 | January 02, 2023

On this episode, we welcome General William Walker, Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. House of Representatives and former defense and intelligence official, to discuss his career in public service, how effective public administration practices...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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International Trade and Public Administration with Susan Schwab

Fellow: Susan Schwab

Season: 1 Episode:139 | December 19, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Susan Schwab, Former United States Trade Representative for George Bush (43) and Academy Fellow, to discuss how trade influences policy, the importance of interagency collaboration in a trade policy, and...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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Good Governance in National Security with Loren DeJonge Schulman

Fellow: Loren Schulman

Season: 1 Episode:138 | December 12, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Loren DeJonge Schulman, Vice President of the Partnership for Public Service and Academy Fellow, to discuss her public service journey in the national security realm, how networks can help government...

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Development and the Academy with Stephen Hamill

Fellow: Stephen Hamill

Season: 1 Episode:137 | December 05, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Stephen Hamill, Chair of the Academy’s Development Committee and Academy Fellow, to discuss the Academy's new engagements and the benefits of giving to the Academy....

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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2022 Academy Webb Lecture: Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Work with Angela Hanks

Season: 1 Episode:136 | November 28, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Angela Hanks, Chief of Programs at Demos, to discuss the Academy's Grand Challenge of "Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Work." This podcast is an excerpt from the Academy's Fall Meeting Webb...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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Cross-Podcast: The Inside Storey with Tim Storey and Terry Gerton

Fellow: Teresa Gerton, Tim Storey

Season: 1 Episode:135 | November 21, 2022

This is a NCSL Hosted EpisodeHost Tim Storey, CEO of NCSL and Academy Fellow, sits down with Terry Gerton, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), to discuss the critical role...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Academy Study: 2022 DEI Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service with Thelma Harris

Fellow: Thelma Harris

Season: 1 Episode:134 | November 14, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Thelma Harris, President & CEO of Hite Consulting, Inc., Expert Advisory Group member of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Comprehensive Equity Assessment, and Academy Fellow, to discuss general...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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2022 Fall Meeting Preview with Mohamad Alkadry and Ramayya Krishnan

Fellow: Mohamad Alkadry, Ramayya Krishnan

Season: 1 Episode:133 | October 31, 2022

On this episode, we welcome two Academy Fellows, Mohamad Alkadry, Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut, and Ramayya Krishnan, the Dean of the H. John Heinz III...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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Securing Elections with Thomas Hicks

Fellow: Thomas Hicks

Season: 1 Episode:132 | October 24, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Thomas Hicks, Chair of the Election Assistance Commission and Academy Fellow to discuss voter engagement and turnout, security in elections, and advantages of a decentralized voting system.Links:EAC.govHelpamericavote.gov...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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How To Support the Election Workforce in the 2022 Election

Fellow: Nancy Tate, Mark Robbins, Barry Van Lare, Edie Goldenberg

Season: 1 Episode:129 | October 03, 2022

On this episode, we are joined by our Election Integrity Working Group, made up of Academy Fellows Nancy Tate, Co-chair of the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, Mark Robbins, Interim Executive Director of the U.S. Election...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Is Federal Debt Sustainable? With Orice Brown

Fellow: Orice Brown

Season: 1 Episode:127 | September 19, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Orice Brown, The Chief Operating Officer of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Academy Fellow to discuss the sustainability of the current federal debt, the impact of financial markets on...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Can You Apply Lessons Learned from State Budgeting to the Federal Government? Featuring Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux

Fellow: Carolyn Bourdeaux

Season: 1 Episode:126 | September 12, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Carolyn Boudreaux, Member of the US House of Representatives from Georgia and Academy Fellow to discuss her experiences in fiscal administration at the state level, budgeting challenges at the federal...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Building Capacity: A Look Back at the First Year of the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships with Bob O'Neill and Dr. Nancy Augustine

Fellow: Robert O'Neill

Season: 1 Episode:125 | September 05, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Bob O'Neill, Member of the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP) Executive Committee and Academy Fellow and Dr. Nancy Augustine, Director of the CIP to discuss the intergovernmental challenges the US...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Investing in Communities to Build Resilience with Joe Nimmich

Fellow: Joseph Nimmich

Season: 1 Episode:124 | August 29, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow, Joe Nimmich, Former Deputy Administrator of FEMA, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, and current Senior Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton to discuss FEMA's relationship with...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Using Technology to Build Environmental Resilience with Molly O'Neill

Fellow: Molly O'Neill

Season: 1 Episode:123 | August 22, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Molly O'Neill, Former Vice President of CGI Federal, Former Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Academy Fellow, to discuss successfully leveraging technology to...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Developing a Weather-Ready Nation with Louis Uccellini

Fellow: Louis Uccellini

Season: 1 Episode:122 | August 15, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Louis Uccellini, former Director of the National Weather Service and Academy Fellow, to discuss the impact of forecast accuracy, the effectiveness of Impact Based Decision Services, and how to make...

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Academy Study: Social Security Administration Sources and Access to Death Data

Fellow: Barbara Bovbjerg

Season: 1 Episode:121 | August 08, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Barbara Bovbjerg, former Managing Director at GAO, Chair of this study's panel of Fellows, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the recently released Academy study on sources and access to death...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Developing Resilient and Livable Communities with Mark Funkhouser

Fellow: Mark Funkhouser

Season: 1 Episode:120 | August 01, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Mark Funkhouser, former Mayor of Kansas City and Academy Fellow, to discuss what makes a community resilient, what tools a community must develop to withstand disasters and economic downturns, and...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Public Governance and Engagement Challenges in City Government with TC Broadnax

Fellow: TC Broadnax

Season: 1 Episode:118 | July 18, 2022

On this episode, we welcome TC Broadnax, City Manager of Dallas, Texas and Academy Fellow, to discuss his journey in public service, engagement with the public at the local level, and collaboration across sectors and...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Developing Governance Models in Maryland with Clarence Crawford

Fellow: Clarence Crawford

Season: 1 Episode:117 | July 11, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Clarence Crawford, Member of the Maryland State Board of Education and Academy Fellow, to discuss his journey in public service, finding intergovernmental solutions at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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The Role of City Managers in Fostering Social Equity with Norton Bonaparte

Fellow: Norton Bonaparte

Season: 1 Episode:115 | June 27, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Norton Bonaparte, City Manager of Sanford, Florida and Academy Fellow, to discuss his journey in public service, the different roles of city managers, and how city managers can help foster...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Agile Regulation: Gateway to the Future with Michael Fitzpatrick

Fellow: Michael Fitzpatrick

Season: 1 Episode:114 | June 20, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Michael Fitzpatrick, Director of Global Strategy & Innovation at Google and Academy Fellow, to discuss the new Academy report on Agile Regulation, the need for innovative regulatory methods in today's...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Scaling Social Equity Solutions with Gail Christopher

Fellow: Gail Christopher

Season: 1 Episode:113 | June 13, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Gail Christopher, Executive Director at the National Collaborative for Health Equity and Academy Fellow, to discuss her framework for social equity, how the US can scale successful social equity solutions...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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2022 Social Equity Leadership Conference Preview with Richard Greggory Johnson III

Fellow: Richard Greggory Johnson III

Season: 1 Episode:112 | June 06, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Richard Greggory Johnson III, tenured Full Professor & Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco and Academy Fellow, to discuss...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Public Service with Ventris Gibson

Fellow: Ventris Gibson

Season: 1 Episode:111 | May 30, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Ventris Gibson , Deputy Director of the US Mint and Academy Fellow, to discuss her experiences in the federal government and local government hiring space and best practices to recruit...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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Improving the Customer Service Experience in Government with Martha Dorris

Fellow: Martha Dorris

Season: 1 Episode:110 | May 23, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Martha Dorris, Founder of Dorris Consulting International, expert on Government Customer Experience, and Academy Fellow to discuss best practices in government service delivery, how individual agencies can improve their customer...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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DEIA in Public Service with Kim Walton

Fellow: Kimberly Walton

Season: 1 Episode:109 | May 16, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Kim Walton, Former Executive Assistant Administrator of Transportation Security Administration and Academy Fellow to discuss her lessons learned for implementing effective Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) policies and how...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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No Time to Wait to Revamp the Public Service with Don Kettl

Fellow: Donald Kettl

Season: 1 Episode:108 | May 09, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Don Kettl, professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Maryland, former professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Arleas Kea

Fellow: Arleas Kea

Season: 1 Episode:107 | May 06, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Arleas Kea, Fmr. Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Amma Felix

Fellow: Amma Felix

Season: 1 Episode:106 | May 05, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Amma Felix, President & CEO Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI) and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in public service and her advice for future...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Mohamad Alkadry

Fellow: Mohamad Alkadry

Season: 1 Episode:105 | May 04, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Mohamad Alkadry, Professor of Public Policy and the inaugural Director of the University of Connecticut's (UConn) School of Public Policy and Academy Fellow, to...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Opal Mauldin-Jones

Fellow: Opal Mauldin-Jones

Season: 1 Episode:104 | May 03, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Opal Mauldin-Jones, City Manager of the City of Lancaster, Texas and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in public service and her advice for...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: John Hicks

Fellow: John Hicks

Season: 1 Episode:103 | May 02, 2022

On this special Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome John Hicks, recurring guest, State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Academy Fellow, to discuss his career in public service and his advice...

Grand Challenge: Environmental Sustainability
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The Persistent Effort to Address Climate Change with Dr. Pete Andrews

Fellow: Richard Andrews

Season: 1 Episode:102 | April 25, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Pete Andrews, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill and Academy Fellow to discuss overcoming political barriers to address climate change...

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Intergovernmental Dimensions of the COVID-19 Responses and Consequences with Rich Callahan and Dr. Ken Kizer

Fellow: Richard Callahan, Kenneth Kizer

Season: 1 Episode:101 | April 18, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Ken Kizer and Rich Callahan, Academy Fellows who spearheaded the Intergovernmental Standing Panel's report on the intergovernmental aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, to discuss the findings and recommendations of...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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100th Episode! The Future of the Academy with Dave Wennergren

Fellow: David Wennergren

Season: 1 Episode:100 | April 11, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dave Wennergren, CEO of ACT-IAC, Chair of the Academy's Board of Directors, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the current state of public administration in today's world and the future plans...

Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Managing Natural Resources and Natural Disasters with Justin Johnson

Fellow: Justin Johnson

Season: 1 Episode:99 | April 04, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Justin Johnson, Commissioner of Environmental Conservation and Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of Vermont and Academy Fellow, to discuss the comparisons between American and Australian administration of...

Grand Challenge: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use Grand Challenge: Environmental Sustainability
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Investing in Our Water Systems with Stan Meiburg

Fellow: Albert Meiburg

Season: 1 Episode:98 | March 28, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Stan Meiburg, Director of the Graduate Studies in Sustainability at Wake Forest University and Academy Fellow, to discuss new investment in water infrastructure, the water workforce, and the intergovernmental challenges...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Improving the Social Security System with Carolyn Colvin

Fellow: Carolyn Colvin

Season: 1 Episode:97 | March 21, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Carolyn Colvin, the former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and an Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in public service, the issues facing the current social security system...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Women's History Month with Willene Johnson

Fellow: Willene Johnson

Season: 1 Episode:96 | March 14, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Willene Johnson, an expert in international finance,a former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in the field of...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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Academy Event: Infrastructure Workforce Strategies Discussion

Fellow: Matthew Chase

Season: 1 Episode:95 | March 07, 2022

On February 24, 2022, the Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (the Center/CIP) hosted a discussion around the problems and effective practices related to the significant challenge of finding and training the workforce necessary to execute...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Social Equity in Higher Education and Beyond with Freeman Hrabowski

Fellow: Freeman Hrabowski

Season: 1 Episode:95 | February 28, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Freeman Hrabowski, President University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Academy Fellow, to discuss his career in public administration, UMBC's innovative practices in higher education, and the role of universities and...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Academy Event: The Elliot Richardson Prize with Chuck Todd, Dr. Francis Collins, and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Season: 1 Episode:94 | February 21, 2022

On this episode, we welcome the recipients of this year's Elliot Richardson Prize, Dr. Francis Collins, Former Director of the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Elliot Richardson Prize Preview with Michael Rogers and Joseph Kasputys

Fellow: Michael Rogers, Joseph Kasputys

Season: 1 Episode:93 | February 14, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Academy Fellows, Michael Rogers and Joseph Kasputys, to discuss Elliot Richardson's public service career, the prize named in his honor, and the recipients of this year's prize, Dr. Francis Collins...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Academy Study: 2022 CISA Cybersecurity Workforce with Dan Chenok and Karen Evans

Fellow: Daniel Chenok, Karen Evans

Season: 1 Episode:92 | February 07, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dan Chenok and Karen Evans, Co-chairs of this Academy study's panel and Academy Fellows to discuss the scope, findings, and recommendations of the Academy's report:A Call to Action: the Federal...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Sherry Suttles

Fellow: Sherry Suttles

Season: 1 Episode:91 | January 31, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Sherry Suttles, the first African American female city manager in the nation (Oberlin, Ohio in 1979) and Academy Fellow, to discuss her distinguished career in public administration and her efforts...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Data Security Integration and Collaboration with Maria Roat

Fellow: Maria Roat

Season: 1 Episode:90 | January 24, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer at OMB and Academy Fellow, to discuss innovative practices in data security management, integration and collaboration with state, local, and industry partners, and...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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The Importance of Collaboration in Data Security with Luis Luna-Reyes

Fellow: Luis Luna-Reyes

Season: 1 Episode:89 | January 17, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Luis Luna-Reyes, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Albany and Academy Fellow, to discuss how public agencies can collaborate across their boundaries...