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September 14, 2017

This morning, the US Department of Labor released its weekly report on initial claims for unemployment insurance, reporting that the 4-week moving average (seasonally adjusted) had jumped to the highest level for this average since August 2016.


August 09, 2017

In many western countries, a young woman’s opportunity for marriage depended on the dowry — the property or money brought by a bride to her husband and his family. Dowries were an essential element of the marriage contract, and often the primary cause for the marriage itself.


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.


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September 14, 2017

This morning, the US Department of Labor released its weekly report on initial claims for unemployment insurance, reporting that the 4-week moving average (seasonally adjusted) had jumped to the highest level for this average since August 2016.


August 09, 2017

In many western countries, a young woman’s opportunity for marriage depended on the dowry — the property or money brought by a bride to her husband and his family. Dowries were an essential element of the marriage contract, and often the primary cause for the marriage itself.


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.


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