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January 22, 2018

In August 2017, Houston suffered catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The National Science Foundation has funded a study by an interdisciplinary team of Texas A&M University researchers led by Dr. Ali Mostafavidarani in the Department of Civil Engineering.


December 19, 2017

The first-year Foundations of Nonprofit Sector students presented their group research at the second annual Nonprofit Poster presentation in the atrium of the Allen Building at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


November 20, 2017

The Bush School of Government and Public Service has recently partnered with the Texas A&M University College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) on a new National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Texas A&M’s campus.


November 14, 2017

Among the issues facing President Trump on his current Asian trip is how to garner Chinese support to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea. A recent policy paper from the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service analyzes why the Chinese are reluctant to apply measures that could halt the North Korean nuclear program.


October 27, 2017

One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget resolution, paving the way for tax reform, Dr. Lori Taylor, an economist and Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, explores this topic in the latest issue of The Takeaway.


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January 22, 2018

In August 2017, Houston suffered catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The National Science Foundation has funded a study by an interdisciplinary team of Texas A&M University researchers led by Dr. Ali Mostafavidarani in the Department of Civil Engineering.


December 19, 2017

The first-year Foundations of Nonprofit Sector students presented their group research at the second annual Nonprofit Poster presentation in the atrium of the Allen Building at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


November 20, 2017

The Bush School of Government and Public Service has recently partnered with the Texas A&M University College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) on a new National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Texas A&M’s campus.


November 14, 2017

Among the issues facing President Trump on his current Asian trip is how to garner Chinese support to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea. A recent policy paper from the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service analyzes why the Chinese are reluctant to apply measures that could halt the North Korean nuclear program.


October 27, 2017

One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget resolution, paving the way for tax reform, Dr. Lori Taylor, an economist and Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, explores this topic in the latest issue of The Takeaway.


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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