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Big Data and Disaster Response Panel

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Centers on the Public Service at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs hosted a panel on “Big Data and Disaster Response” The Superstorm Sandy Caste Study” on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The case study utilized a new and cutting edge social science technology – the Social Media Tracking and Analysis System – that analyzes […]

Security Governance Panel Sponsored by SMA

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm, Last Updated: April 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and its Centers on the Public Service hosted a panel on “Security Governance: Managing Emergencies and Disasters.” Speakers included: 2nd Lt. Michael Shamblin Law Enforcement Training Unit Supervisor Criminal Justice Academy Fairfax County Government, Virginia Mr. Matt Critchfield Management Analyst Division of Emergency Preparedness […]

MPA Fellows Address Pressing Problems

Posted: October 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm, Last Updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Before graduating from the MPA program, every cohort of Mason’s Northern Virginia Public Service Fellows completes a capstone project that puts the theories learned in the classroom to work in the public sphere. In spring 2013, PIA’s ninth cohort addressed an issue with immediate, local impact: the closure of Fairfax County’s Northern Virginia Training Center […]

Podcast Features Shafroth on Municipalities in Distress

Posted: October 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm, Last Updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The latest ABI Podcast features ABI Resident Scholar Kara Bruce speaking with George Mason University Prof. Frank Shafroth about Detroit and lessons to be learned from the current state of municipalities in distress. Shafroth is the principal investigator for a study by George Mason’s State and Local Government Leadership Center titled “The Great Challenge Facing […]

Centers Host Federal Budget Panel: “To the Brink and Back”

Posted: October 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm, Last Updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

A federal government shutdown, a last-minute fiscal-cliff deals and countless debates on the debt limit ceiling—the dramatic headlines of this political season all come back to one thing: the federal budget. Last week, George Mason University’s Centers on the Public Service hosted The Federal Budget Crisis: To the Brink and Back, an event held at […]