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October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.


October 13, 2014

Politicians promise, and citizens expect, greater transparency in the administration of government activities.  Still, despite the growing consensus that there should be more transparency, citizens frequently lack the information needed to determine if their expectations have been met, assert two Texas A&M University professors who specialize in governance research.


October 10, 2014

During the past summer, Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and three student interns from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University traveled to the West African country of Senegal to conduct two months of intensive field work and research.  Based out of a local research institute in Dakar, the nation’s capital, the team sought to understand how local elites—religious, traditional, or political leaders—can wield their influence to guide voters’ decisions, even when it goes against the voters’ best interests.


October 09, 2014

The consolidation of school districts in Texas’ five largest counties would be a costly mistake, according to a study co-written by researchers at Texas A&M University that found the plan would raise costs and not improve student performance.


September 12, 2014

Dr. Joshua Shifrinson has won the Lucian Pye Award for the outstanding PhD thesis given annually by the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Shifrinson earned his PhD at MIT in 2013 and is an assistant professor in the IA program at the Bush School.


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October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.


October 13, 2014

Politicians promise, and citizens expect, greater transparency in the administration of government activities.  Still, despite the growing consensus that there should be more transparency, citizens frequently lack the information needed to determine if their expectations have been met, assert two Texas A&M University professors who specialize in governance research.


October 10, 2014

During the past summer, Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and three student interns from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University traveled to the West African country of Senegal to conduct two months of intensive field work and research.  Based out of a local research institute in Dakar, the nation’s capital, the team sought to understand how local elites—religious, traditional, or political leaders—can wield their influence to guide voters’ decisions, even when it goes against the voters’ best interests.


October 09, 2014

The consolidation of school districts in Texas’ five largest counties would be a costly mistake, according to a study co-written by researchers at Texas A&M University that found the plan would raise costs and not improve student performance.


September 12, 2014

Dr. Joshua Shifrinson has won the Lucian Pye Award for the outstanding PhD thesis given annually by the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Shifrinson earned his PhD at MIT in 2013 and is an assistant professor in the IA program at the Bush School.


September 12, 2014

in the ideological zeal and tenacity of ISIS, the U.S hasn’t seen such a determined enemy since Hitler’s Germany or Imperial Japan, says a national security policy expert at Texas A&M University. Professor Jasen Castillo examines this growing terrorist threat through the lens of his “cohesion theory.”


July 07, 2014

The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) is helping to extend President George H. W. Bush’s well-deserved reputation as a staunch conservationist and supporter of many important conservation and wildlife protection activities through its program of research, publication, and public service efforts related to natural resources and the environment.


June 06, 2014

Valerie Hudson, a noted scholar of gender issues and of foreign policy, says she was not surprised to learn that the Islamic militant organization Boko Haram had kidnapped 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria but is of the opinion leaders of that group did not expect the worldwide reaction.


June 04, 2014

Scott Robinson, associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, and the Bush School’s Executive Associate Dean Arnold Vedlitz have been awarded the 2014 Herbert Kaufman Best Paper Award by the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Public Administration Section.


May 07, 2014

From November 2013 until May 2014, Dr. Kishore Gawande led a Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, student Capstone project evaluating two development programs in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – a nation fraught with civil war since the early 1990s.


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