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April 14, 2016

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor and George H. W. Bush Chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was recently selected as a Fulbright scholar for her work on women’s security issues. She has been appointed to serve as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Australian National University during spring 2017.


March 29, 2016

Drs. Kent Portney, Jeryl Mumpower, and Arnold Vedlitz received a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study perceptions of risk among the American public regarding domestic terrorism, with a particular focus on so-called “lone-wolf” terrorist attacks—acts committed by individuals or a small number of people who are self-radicalized and without direct links to a larger group.


March 28, 2016

Several students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, recently returned from a research trip to Kuwait City that included meetings with several prominent Kuwaiti officials and an appearance on a national Kuwaiti television show. The trip was part of a semester-long capstone research project guided by Dr. Robert Holzweiss, deputy director of the George Bush Library.


February 25, 2016

In early February, students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M Law School travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as a part of a year-long capstone research project studying trade barriers in North America and the effects of “Buy America” legislation.


February 04, 2016

Many news outlets have reported on the “Pink Tax,” the higher prices charged for items targeted for women compared to similar items packaged for men.  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, says that at least in part, it really is a tax.


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April 14, 2016

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor and George H. W. Bush Chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was recently selected as a Fulbright scholar for her work on women’s security issues. She has been appointed to serve as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Australian National University during spring 2017.


March 29, 2016

Drs. Kent Portney, Jeryl Mumpower, and Arnold Vedlitz received a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study perceptions of risk among the American public regarding domestic terrorism, with a particular focus on so-called “lone-wolf” terrorist attacks—acts committed by individuals or a small number of people who are self-radicalized and without direct links to a larger group.


March 28, 2016

Several students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, recently returned from a research trip to Kuwait City that included meetings with several prominent Kuwaiti officials and an appearance on a national Kuwaiti television show. The trip was part of a semester-long capstone research project guided by Dr. Robert Holzweiss, deputy director of the George Bush Library.


February 25, 2016

In early February, students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M Law School travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as a part of a year-long capstone research project studying trade barriers in North America and the effects of “Buy America” legislation.


February 04, 2016

Many news outlets have reported on the “Pink Tax,” the higher prices charged for items targeted for women compared to similar items packaged for men.  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, says that at least in part, it really is a tax.


January 29, 2016

The Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has received a prestigious grant of $50,000 from the Compton Foundation. The grant will help support the department’s new Women, Peace, and Security program, led by Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor and George H. W. Bush Chair at the Bush School.


January 07, 2016

A donation of $1 million from The Starr Foundation is now providing a stable funding source for the Program in Integration of Global Markets (IGM) at the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


December 21, 2015

Labor provisions are among the most controversial dimensions of modern trade agreements. That’s been true in every major US free trade agreement since NAFTA; and the latest agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), includes expanded and more ambitious provisions, particularly in regard to forced labor and freedom of association in developing countries.


December 09, 2015

Threats to women’s security are felt at every level of government and in every nation. According to the UN, one in three women worldwide will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime—in some countries the number is as high as seven in ten. More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, 250 million of those before the age of fifteen.


November 24, 2015

Right now, in a small corner of Texas A&M University, people are preparing for one of the greatest catastrophes ever to face human civilization. No, there’s not a den of superheroes on campus. The Global Pandemic Policy Program, which goes by the catchy, James-Bond-like acronym GP3, is gearing up for preventing disease outbreak on a global scale.


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