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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.


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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).


May 24, 2016

Two capstone research teams from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, have been recognized with the James W. McGrew Research Award for outstanding research from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The award recognizes two capstone research projects—team-based, applied research projects led by a faculty member and conducted on behalf of a client organization.


May 23, 2016

Ten years ago the Texas Legislature expanded the state’s franchise tax in an attempt to contribute more state funding to K-12 public education while simultaneously offering property tax relief. In a new issue of The Takeaway, “Giving an ‘F’ to the Franchise Tax: The Texas Franchise Tax Fails to Fund,” Dr. Lori Taylor, an economist and director of the Mosbacher Institute, along with Erica Cottingham and Allison Shea, graduate research assistants and recent graduates of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, explain how the Texas franchise tax has failed.


May 20, 2016

During Spring Break, when many students may have been enjoying their free time relaxing, a group of students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, traveled to Nepal in order to research the impacts of natural disasters and conflict in Nepal.


May 06, 2016

Two faculty members in the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University have published articles this month in the leading academic journal in the field of international security studies.


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