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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 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.


February 27, 2015

Kent Portney, professor in the Bush School’s Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) and Senior Fellow in the School’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, earned his PhD in political science from Florida State University and his master’s from the University of Connecticut. Portney joined the Bush School faculty last fall and taught a course on environmental policy and a course in urban sustainability in the spring.


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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 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.


February 27, 2015

Kent Portney, professor in the Bush School’s Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) and Senior Fellow in the School’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, earned his PhD in political science from Florida State University and his master’s from the University of Connecticut. Portney joined the Bush School faculty last fall and taught a course on environmental policy and a course in urban sustainability in the spring.


February 11, 2015

The U.S. Food for Peace program has saved millions of lives around the world for more than a half century and has been perhaps the most powerful and visible symbol of American generosity to those in need, says Texas A&M University Executive Professor Andrew Natsios.


February 04, 2015

On January 13 and 14, Dr. Joshua Shifrinson, an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, took part in the Bush Library’s High School Days Program, speaking to students from Bryan and A&M Consolidated high schools.  The title of his talk was “The Cold War: The Long Peace and Its Long Shadow.”


January 29, 2015

Christopher Layne, University Distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) International Security Studies Section.  Professor Layne begins his three-year term in February during the Association’s Annual Convention in New Orleans.


January 28, 2015

Dr. Kalena Cortes, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has won the 2014 Richard A. Musgrave Prize for her paper “Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values.”


January 07, 2015

Andrew Ross, a professor in the Department of International Affairs, earned his MA and PhD at Cornell University and his BA, summa cum laude, at American University.  Ross joined the Bush School faculty in August 2014 following a nine-year appointment at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he served as a professor of political science; director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Policy; and director of Special Science, Engineering, and Policy Research Initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Research.


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