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Making Democracy Work in a Constitutional Republic
The Center for Public Administration and Policy promotes the common good of our constitutional republic and the advancement of public service by providing outstanding education, research, and outreach in the theory and practice of public administration, management, and policy.
To provide qualified public administrators currently in service, and early-career students who intend to become public administrators, with challenging applied and theoretical professional development opportunities in public management and public policy.
To prepare teachers and scholars for faculty service in colleges and universities around the country and the world who will educate citizens and administrators and broaden the scope of knowledge in public administration and policy studies.
To engage faculty, practitioners, and graduate students in systematic research and study designed to improve the quality of policy making and public service within the diverse jurisdictions of government in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the region as well as the national and international levels.
News and Announcements
CPAP Students, Faculty Present New Research
CPAP PhD students Aaron Smith-Walker, Ashley N. Reynolds Marshall, and Holly L. Peterson, and Assistant Professor Dr. Michael D. Jones presented at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) on November 7th. In the application of the Narrative Policy framework, Gun Stories: How Evidence Shapes Firearm Policy in the United States finds that the NRA uses evidence differently than the Brady Center in their internal policy narratives. Emery Roe was the discussant and the presentation was well-attended and well-received.
Praxis 2014: Washington D.C.
CPAP was happy to host its annual PRAXIS event for pre-career MPA students on October 24th and 25th. Blacksburg, Alexandria, and Richmond students spent a day shadowing a professional in the Washington, D.C. area. A debrief showcasing the students experiences was conducted the following day facilitated by Susan Gates. Afterwards, Shane Harris, senior writer with Foreign Policy Magazine, gave a compelling and engaging lecture on “The Rise of America’s Surveillance State.”