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May 21, 2015

An essential part of preparing for a public service career involves practical experience for companies and nonprofit or governmental organizations. At Texas A&M University, students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service gain this experience by conducting capstone research projects for a range of clients. Student teams led by a faculty advisor undertake research projects for selected private or public sector clients.


April 22, 2015

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has received a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.  Hudson, who holds the George H. W. Bush Chair, is one of 32 fellowship winners chosen from 301 nominations and the only one from a Texas university.


April 21, 2015

Congress has heard the “supermajority” consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, note scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published in Climatic Change, the researchers suggest looking at business interests, partisan predispositions and political ideology for the hurdles to policy action.


April 15, 2015

Women looking for bargains probably won’t find them at Customs. The burden of tariffs falls heavily—and in many cases exclusively—on the consumer.  So when the tariff on women’s leather shoes is higher than the tariff on men’s leather shoes (which it is), women feel the pain, says Dr. Lori Taylor, an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


April 10, 2015

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s March 29 article, “The Method to Obama’s Middle East Mess,” focuses on offshore balancing as a grand strategic alternative to the Pax Americana (a strategy that security studies scholars also refer to as primacy).


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May 21, 2015

An essential part of preparing for a public service career involves practical experience for companies and nonprofit or governmental organizations. At Texas A&M University, students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service gain this experience by conducting capstone research projects for a range of clients. Student teams led by a faculty advisor undertake research projects for selected private or public sector clients.


April 22, 2015

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has received a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.  Hudson, who holds the George H. W. Bush Chair, is one of 32 fellowship winners chosen from 301 nominations and the only one from a Texas university.


April 21, 2015

Congress has heard the “supermajority” consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, note scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published in Climatic Change, the researchers suggest looking at business interests, partisan predispositions and political ideology for the hurdles to policy action.


April 15, 2015

Women looking for bargains probably won’t find them at Customs. The burden of tariffs falls heavily—and in many cases exclusively—on the consumer.  So when the tariff on women’s leather shoes is higher than the tariff on men’s leather shoes (which it is), women feel the pain, says Dr. Lori Taylor, an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


April 10, 2015

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s March 29 article, “The Method to Obama’s Middle East Mess,” focuses on offshore balancing as a grand strategic alternative to the Pax Americana (a strategy that security studies scholars also refer to as primacy).


April 10, 2015

To address the deteriorating condition of America’s roads, researchers at Texas A&M University say that instead of a series of one-time fixes, a more permanent solution is needed to provide the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with sufficient revenues to keep up with increasing needs: a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) on commercial vehicles and a higher gas tax on private vehicles.


February 19, 2015

When the 84th session of the Texas Legislature convened on January 13, 2015, seven second-year Master of Public Service and Administration students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University were getting an up-close view of the action.


February 11, 2015

The U.S. Food for Peace program has saved millions of lives around the world for more than a half century and has been perhaps the most powerful and visible symbol of American generosity to those in need, says Texas A&M University Executive Professor Andrew Natsios.


December 18, 2014

A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s “Texas-sized” water problem.  A recent study conducted by students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has been summarized in “The Takeaway,” published by the School’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.


December 12, 2014

Not only should the United States lift its ban on exporting oil and natural gas in light of today’s economic and political climate, but it was wrong to ever ban such exports in the first place, contend two top scholars at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


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