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September 21, 2016

Financial exploitation of the elderly results in a loss nationwide of $2.9 billion each year, with Alzheimer’s patients especially exposed to the threat of financial abuse.  A group of students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, are currently studying the problem in Texas and will identify options for policy change.


August 18, 2016

In the wake of the Brexit vote, it has become clear citizens of the UK have grown very alarmed about the influx of migrants to their country—sentiments that have only become more acute across Europe after the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, and Istanbul.


July 20, 2016

Dr. Kent E. Portney, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been appointed director of the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Bush School. A leading expert on environmental policy, urban sustainability, and policy analysis, Portney will oversee the Institute’s efforts to examine public policy issues and communicate research-based knowledge to the public and decision makers.


July 07, 2016

Research co-authored by Dr. Raymond Robertson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was cited as support for a recently approved measure in India aimed at boosting the apparel industry.


June 30, 2016

This past spring, Dr. Stephen Hadley, well known for his role as national security advisor under President George W. Bush, spoke on the importance of the national security advisor at a conference honoring one of the most esteemed men to have held the position, Brent Scowcroft.


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September 21, 2016

Financial exploitation of the elderly results in a loss nationwide of $2.9 billion each year, with Alzheimer’s patients especially exposed to the threat of financial abuse.  A group of students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, are currently studying the problem in Texas and will identify options for policy change.


August 18, 2016

In the wake of the Brexit vote, it has become clear citizens of the UK have grown very alarmed about the influx of migrants to their country—sentiments that have only become more acute across Europe after the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, and Istanbul.


July 20, 2016

Dr. Kent E. Portney, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been appointed director of the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Bush School. A leading expert on environmental policy, urban sustainability, and policy analysis, Portney will oversee the Institute’s efforts to examine public policy issues and communicate research-based knowledge to the public and decision makers.


July 07, 2016

Research co-authored by Dr. Raymond Robertson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was cited as support for a recently approved measure in India aimed at boosting the apparel industry.


June 30, 2016

This past spring, Dr. Stephen Hadley, well known for his role as national security advisor under President George W. Bush, spoke on the importance of the national security advisor at a conference honoring one of the most esteemed men to have held the position, Brent Scowcroft.


June 21, 2016

Groundwater regulation has been a constant source of contention in Texas due to confusion between what landowners believe is their property and what they actually own. This confusion seriously diminishes the development of the groundwater market, according to a recent study conducted by students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


June 01, 2016

Viewing Saudi Arabia as unstable is “a mistake,” says Gregory Gause, professor of international affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. With the King’s young son possibly jumping ranks to become the country’s new leader, talk of privatization and less oil dependence, heavy reliance on foreign labor, and renewed tensions with the U.S., it may seem to some the country lacks stability.


May 25, 2016

On May, 25, 2016, Texans for Positive Economic Policy, in collaboration with the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, will launch TxSmartSchools.org, which empowers school districts to benchmark themselves against their peers and enables parents to assess the quality of education their children are receiving compared to its cost. The goal is to improve education by identifying Smart Schools that are both effective and efficient with their resources and then highlighting their successful practices.


May 25, 2016

Dr. Christopher Layne, University Distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security, has been awarded a $155,000 research grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.  The grant will enable him to go on leave during the 2016-2017 academic year, when he will work to complete his book manuscript, After the Fall:  International Politics, U.S. Grand Strategy, and the End of the Pax Americana, which is under contract with Yale University Press.


May 25, 2016

A new student award for excellence in science and technology policy studies has been established by Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, executive associate dean of the Bush School and director of the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy (ISTPP).


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