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May 19, 2017

President Trump has announced that the United States will be renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, research conducted by Dr. Raymond Robertson of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, shows strong evidence for NAFTA’s benefits and warns against throwing the baby out with the bath water.


May 18, 2017

The decades long erosion of public trust in government has recently created an upsurge of interest in how to better understand that trend. Three scholars—Arnold Vedlitz of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University; Scott E. Robinson, University of Oklahoma; and James W. Stoutenborough, Idaho State University—in their book Understanding Public Trust: Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics provide a framework for a much more complex and nuanced understanding of government trust than was available previously.


May 05, 2017

When examining epidemics or pandemics like the 2014 Ebola outbreak, senior policy analysts at Texas A&M University say they are able to pinpoint breakdowns in the system that have catastrophic consequences if left uncorrected.  These include response delays that allow outbreaks to become an international public health and humanitarian crisis, the ineffectiveness of the World Health Organization, a lack of institutional capacity in disease hot spots, the reemergence of vaccine-preventable diseases due to anti-vaccine activists, gaps in health screening, and a lack of unifying biosecurity leadership in the United States.


May 01, 2017

Dr. Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (the “Bush School”), was awarded the Jamal Daniel Faculty Fellowship for the current academic year.


April 19, 2017

If the Ebola crisis which began in 2013 was a “black swan” in terms of recent epidemics, it focused attention around the world on emerging infectious diseases, and the way biological threats, whether from outbreaks, accidents or attacks have increased due to globalization and technological innovation.


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May 19, 2017

President Trump has announced that the United States will be renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, research conducted by Dr. Raymond Robertson of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, shows strong evidence for NAFTA’s benefits and warns against throwing the baby out with the bath water.


May 18, 2017

The decades long erosion of public trust in government has recently created an upsurge of interest in how to better understand that trend. Three scholars—Arnold Vedlitz of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University; Scott E. Robinson, University of Oklahoma; and James W. Stoutenborough, Idaho State University—in their book Understanding Public Trust: Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics provide a framework for a much more complex and nuanced understanding of government trust than was available previously.


May 05, 2017

When examining epidemics or pandemics like the 2014 Ebola outbreak, senior policy analysts at Texas A&M University say they are able to pinpoint breakdowns in the system that have catastrophic consequences if left uncorrected.  These include response delays that allow outbreaks to become an international public health and humanitarian crisis, the ineffectiveness of the World Health Organization, a lack of institutional capacity in disease hot spots, the reemergence of vaccine-preventable diseases due to anti-vaccine activists, gaps in health screening, and a lack of unifying biosecurity leadership in the United States.


May 01, 2017

Dr. Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (the “Bush School”), was awarded the Jamal Daniel Faculty Fellowship for the current academic year.


April 19, 2017

If the Ebola crisis which began in 2013 was a “black swan” in terms of recent epidemics, it focused attention around the world on emerging infectious diseases, and the way biological threats, whether from outbreaks, accidents or attacks have increased due to globalization and technological innovation.


April 10, 2017

Three teams of student researchers at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University competed in and won top honors in their category at the 2017 Texas A&M University Student Research Week. The students won top prizes in the competition’s Business, Administration and Public Affairs category. This is the first time Bush School students have won prizes in this university-wide competition.


April 05, 2017

Two Bush School of Government and Public Service colleagues at Texas A&M University have teamed up to lead a multidisciplinary and multinational collaborative research survey in China. Dr. Xinsheng Liu (research scientist and assistant director in the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, or ISTPP) and Dr. Ren Mu (Associate Professor in the Department of International Affairs) have completed three waves of China Governance and Public Policy Surveys (CGPPS).


March 03, 2017

The recent confirmation of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to head the US Department of Energy presents an opportunity for a smarter, price-based energy policy, according to Dr. James Griffin, professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.


January 09, 2017

Free trade is being blamed for a lot of the world’s woes, but is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) really the “worst trade agreement ever” as President-elect Trump has stated?


November 01, 2016

A recently established program in the Department of International Affairs at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University which focuses on the links between the status of women and peace and security has received a $100,000 from the Compton Foundation.


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