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October 15, 2021

Theory to Practice: The Intersection of Human-Centered Design & Public Policy

Evans School Events

During our fall 2021 Theory to Practice event, The Intersection of Human-Centered Design and Public Policy: How you can apply design-thinking principles to solve complex public challenges, our guests Rachael Cicero, Dr. Mark Childs, and Krissy Kimura explored the fundamental ideas and methods of human-centered design, shared applicable ideas and tools to help solve challenges…


July 15, 2021

Ambidexterity in Cross-Sector Collaborations Involving Public Organizations

Evans Authors: Stephen B. Page

Page, S., Bryson, J., Crosby, B., Seo, D., & Stone, M. (2021). Public Performance & Management Review.

This article extends the concept of organizational ambidexterity to encompass knowledge exploration and exploitation in cross-sector collaborations. Collaborations are frequently charged to devise or implement innovative solutions to longstanding complex…


May 31, 2021

Public Matters 2021: Transforming Public Service

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We heard from six amazing and dynamic storytellers as they shared their own reflections on this year’s theme, “Transforming Public Service.” Attendees were invited to listen and learn, and called upon to engage and commit to a new vision for anti-racist public service. The inaugural Public Matters was a true celebration of the knowledge of…


April 30, 2021

Supplying the Pandemic Response: The Importance of Public Procurement

Evans Authors: Benjamin M. Brunjes

Abutabenjeh, S., Anguelov, L., Brunjes, B., Dimand, A., & Rodriguez-Pleza, E. (2021). Journal of Emergency Management.

The rapid global transmission of COVID-19 has demonstrated many weaknesses in government procurement of essential supplies. In the United States, these problems have been particularly evident, as systemic fragmentation through federalism has frustrated a coordinated response. Rather than working together, states and localities are competing over limited medical resources, while the federal government has not…


January 15, 2020

Native American tribal governments, cross-sectoral climate policy, and the role of intertribal networks

Evans Authors: Laura Evans

Evans, L., Dolsak, N., Plog, M., & Prakaash, A. (2020). Climactic Change

Complex policy problems such as climate change that spill over multiple issue areas or jurisdictions often require new policy approaches because sectoral (or territorial) policies are not designed to tackle…


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