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Rory Stewart: How To Build Democracy

In the past, democracy was hailed for the autonomy it gave citizens and the power it gave communities. Today, many citizens are skeptical of politicians and have lost faith in democracy. Rory Stewart, a member of the British Parliament, makes a case for changing the ways politicians address the public in order to regain the trust of their constituents...

Commemorating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed on November 11, a day set aside to recognize and celebrate military service members for their dedication and loyalty. The meaning of Veterans Day has evolved over the years. The day was first commemorated after World War I, which ended with an armistice declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month between the Allied Powers and Germany...

2013 Public Administration Conference: Day Two

From economic development and public policy to public health and disaster response efforts, the Public Administration Conference is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to explore innovative approaches and powerful ideas designed to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues...

Weekly News Roundup: November 3 – November 9

North Carolina holds its local government board members’ feet to the fire when it comes to voting. City council members and county commissioners have a legal duty to vote unless they are excused for any of several grounds allowed under the statutes. The statutes do not authorize board members to abstain...

2013 Public Administration Conference: Day One

Yesterday, the School of Government kicked off the 2013 Public Administration Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Public Administration Conference is an opportunity for MPA@UNC students to visit the campus, explore some of today’s toughest workplace challenges, and exchange ideas with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and thought leaders from across the nation...

Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF

“Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” Do small orange boxes come to mind when you hear that phrase? For many, this is a familiar image. More than 60 years since its inception, this beloved Halloween fundraiser is still going strong, thanks to the continued support of children and their communities...