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October 30, 2014

Jerica Ward, Master of International Affairs, 2015, is one of twenty students from around the nation chosen as a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow for 2014-15.  Ward is the first Bush School student at Texas A&M University to be selected for the program, which is designed to attract outstanding individuals interested in a Foreign Service career with the US Department of State.

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October 27, 2014

Scholars and Russian experts will discuss the current state of Russia under President Vladimir Putin at a Nov. 3 conference at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Entitled “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st-Century Predator,” the conference will feature presentations by noted Russian experts.

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October 17, 2014

Texas A&M University Professor Valerie M. Hudson’s book Sex and World Peace has been cited by Gloria Steinem as “must read,” one of the top three books on her reading list with the power to change lives. Steinem says Hudson’s book, published two years ago and under-read in her estimation, “…is a book that could and should transform everything from our families to our foreign policy.”

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October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.

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October 13, 2014

Politicians promise, and citizens expect, greater transparency in the administration of government activities.  Still, despite the growing consensus that there should be more transparency, citizens frequently lack the information needed to determine if their expectations have been met, assert two Texas A&M University professors who specialize in governance research.

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October 30, 2014

Jerica Ward, Master of International Affairs, 2015, is one of twenty students from around the nation chosen as a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow for 2014-15.  Ward is the first Bush School student at Texas A&M University to be selected for the program, which is designed to attract outstanding individuals interested in a Foreign Service career with the US Department of State.

Read More


October 27, 2014

Scholars and Russian experts will discuss the current state of Russia under President Vladimir Putin at a Nov. 3 conference at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Entitled “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st-Century Predator,” the conference will feature presentations by noted Russian experts.

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October 17, 2014

Texas A&M University Professor Valerie M. Hudson’s book Sex and World Peace has been cited by Gloria Steinem as “must read,” one of the top three books on her reading list with the power to change lives. Steinem says Hudson’s book, published two years ago and under-read in her estimation, “…is a book that could and should transform everything from our families to our foreign policy.”

Read More


October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.

Read More


October 13, 2014

Politicians promise, and citizens expect, greater transparency in the administration of government activities.  Still, despite the growing consensus that there should be more transparency, citizens frequently lack the information needed to determine if their expectations have been met, assert two Texas A&M University professors who specialize in governance research.

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October 10, 2014

During the past summer, Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and three student interns from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University traveled to the West African country of Senegal to conduct two months of intensive field work and research.  Based out of a local research institute in Dakar, the nation’s capital, the team sought to understand how local elites—religious, traditional, or political leaders—can wield their influence to guide voters’ decisions, even when it goes against the voters’ best interests.

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October 09, 2014

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University awarded the 2014 McLane Leadership in Business Award to Cindy B. Taylor, president and CEO of Oil States International, Inc., on October 2, 2014. The annual award recognizes a prominent figure in private business for outstanding contributions, at the national level, to business, public service, or community service.

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October 09, 2014

Abdokarim Soroush, one of the leading intellectuals in the Muslim world, will speak at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University on the relationship between religion and politics.  His presentation will be on Tuesday, October 14, at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.  The event is sponsored by the Bush School’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and the Bodman Foundation .

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October 09, 2014

The Bush School chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS), a university study organization, has begun its second year as an active campus organization. Based in Washington DC, the AHS is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy. Membership in the Bush School chapter of AHS is open to anyone who shares the principles of the organization or would like to participate in the organization’s events.

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October 09, 2014

The consolidation of school districts in Texas’ five largest counties would be a costly mistake, according to a study co-written by researchers at Texas A&M University that found the plan would raise costs and not improve student performance.

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