July 29, 2015

Public service


ASU alum helps bridge community, government through technology

The greater Phoenix-metro area and its government will soon become a lot more technologically advanced, and Arizona State University alumnus Dominic Papa is helping to usher in this tech transformation.


New center for politics to engage students in civic leadership

Former congressman Ed Pastor has lent his name and leftover campaign money to form the Center for Politics and Public Service at Arizona State University.


New ASU research highlights interesting side effects of innovation

ASU School of Public Affairs professor Kevin DeSouza worked with colleague David Swindell to lead a research team exploring how everything from self-driving cars to drones to artificial intelligence will affect society in the very near future.


Certification program sharpens leadership skills for public-sector professionals

More than 50 professionals from the Department of Child Safety recently received their Certified Public Manager credential through a program offered by ASU's Bob Ramsey Executive Education. The program sharpens participants' management and efficiency skills.


Summer academy mentors next generation of public service leaders

This summer, ASU launched the inaugural Public Service Summer Leadership Academy, a residential program that engages motivated high school students in experiences that promote public service, civic engagement and community solutions.


Public service | News coverage:  ASU dean discusses need for civil service academy

Jonathan Koppell, the dean of Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions, recently spoke with the Washington Post about the university’s new Public Service Academy launching this fall.


Public Service Academy director seeks to build cross-sector leaders

Brett Hunt will head up the Public Service Academy, the first undergraduate program in the nation to integrate cross-sector and civilian-military experiences to develop collaborative leaders of character.


Public service | News coverage:  ASU professor: Driverless vehicles will have unintended consequences for government

Driverless cars may have unforeseen negative effects for the cash flow of local governments, argues Kevin Desouza, associate dean for research and professor at the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, in an article on Slate’s Future Tense blog.


ASU research might change your mind about ticket scalpers

ASU research reveals that competing scalpers in Phoenix have developed working relationships that help them move product, and assist the people buying tickets by providing a professional environment and prices that are in line with market standards.


Using foresight to tackle 'wicked problems'

A new research partnership called the Foresight Initiative is developing tools to inform decision makers as they confront wicked problems such as the web of climate change, water security and national security.

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