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April 27, 2015

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Will Hurd, the US Representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district, treated students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service to a special presentation. Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School, facilitated the talk. Hurd spent a majority of his time with the students fielding and answering questions about life as a Congressman, border and cyber security, and the looming threat of ISIS.


April 22, 2015

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has received a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.  Hudson, who holds the George H. W. Bush Chair, is one of 32 fellowship winners chosen from 301 nominations and the only one from a Texas university.


April 21, 2015

Congress has heard the “supermajority” consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, note scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published in Climatic Change, the researchers suggest looking at business interests, partisan predispositions and political ideology for the hurdles to policy action.


April 15, 2015

Women looking for bargains probably won’t find them at Customs. The burden of tariffs falls heavily—and in many cases exclusively—on the consumer.  So when the tariff on women’s leather shoes is higher than the tariff on men’s leather shoes (which it is), women feel the pain, says Dr. Lori Taylor, an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


April 14, 2015

Dr. Ann Bowman was elected to the executive council of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at the March 2015 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).


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April 27, 2015

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Will Hurd, the US Representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district, treated students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service to a special presentation. Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School, facilitated the talk. Hurd spent a majority of his time with the students fielding and answering questions about life as a Congressman, border and cyber security, and the looming threat of ISIS.


April 22, 2015

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has received a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.  Hudson, who holds the George H. W. Bush Chair, is one of 32 fellowship winners chosen from 301 nominations and the only one from a Texas university.


April 21, 2015

Congress has heard the “supermajority” consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, note scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published in Climatic Change, the researchers suggest looking at business interests, partisan predispositions and political ideology for the hurdles to policy action.


April 15, 2015

Women looking for bargains probably won’t find them at Customs. The burden of tariffs falls heavily—and in many cases exclusively—on the consumer.  So when the tariff on women’s leather shoes is higher than the tariff on men’s leather shoes (which it is), women feel the pain, says Dr. Lori Taylor, an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


April 14, 2015

Dr. Ann Bowman was elected to the executive council of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at the March 2015 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).


April 13, 2015

A three-day program professional development program for young leaders in public service will be held at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University on May 19-21, 2015.

Events / News /

April 10, 2015

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s March 29 article, “The Method to Obama’s Middle East Mess,” focuses on offshore balancing as a grand strategic alternative to the Pax Americana (a strategy that security studies scholars also refer to as primacy).


April 10, 2015

To address the deteriorating condition of America’s roads, researchers at Texas A&M University say that instead of a series of one-time fixes, a more permanent solution is needed to provide the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with sufficient revenues to keep up with increasing needs: a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) on commercial vehicles and a higher gas tax on private vehicles.


April 08, 2015

Jessica Gottlieb, assistant professor in the Bush School’s Department of International Affairs (INTA), joined the faculty in the fall of 2013 after earning her PhD from Stanford University. Gottlieb also earned her master’s degree in economics from Stanford and previously studied at Yale University, where she received a dual BA degree cum laude in political science and international studies. At the Bush School, Gottlieb teaches courses in the political economy of development in Africa, field research methods, and political and economic institutions.


April 07, 2015

On March 6, 2015, members of the May graduation class from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University gathered in the Annenberg Presidential Conference for their “official” graduation photograph with President George H. W. Bush.  Some 143 Bush School students will be graduating—63 from the Public Service and Administration (PSAA) program, and 80 from the International Affairs (INTA) program.


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