Public Affairs Report
Professor John Freemuth was quoted in two stories, one about parallels between the protest of the Dakota Pipeline and the Malheur Refuge Occupation and one about President Obama’s public lands legacy.
In The Associated Press article titled “Some fear acquittal could lead others to take drastic action” Freemuth questions if we’re going to view the protests the same way, but comments that “the tribes will have a point if they find themselves arrested and in jail and these Oregon guys get off”.
In the National Parks Traveler Article titled “President Obama’s Public Lands Legacy” Freemuth is quoted saying that the number of protected acres is a “numbers game,” largely due to the amount of ocean acres this country owns.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 10/31/16, Morning Journal 10/29/16, National Parks Traveler 10/30/16
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) announced two Boise State MPA Alumni, Rakesh Mohan and Lance McCleve, as the recipients of the 2016 AEA Outstanding Evaluation Award.
Originating Sources: AEA Evaluation 2016
Professor John Freemuth was quoted in a story by KVAL Channel 13 News titled “Public lands experts worry Malheur verdict could cause ‘copycat’ standoffs” about the exoneration of the seven people who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year.
Originating Sources: KVAL News 10/28/16
Congratulations to our first Ph.D. Defense from the Inaugural Cohort, with Matthew May!
9:30 a.m. Hatch A, Student Union Building. The Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Administration invites the campus community to the following dissertation defense: Closed Primary, Exposed Preferences: Idaho’s Primary System and the Bureaucratic Dilemma, presented by Matthew May.
Join us for conversation, snacks and coffee prior to the defense from 8:45-9:15 a.m. in the ERB Lobby.
Origination source: Graduate College Master’s & Doctoral Defenses, 8/24/16 | Boise State UPDATE, 10/25/16
Ph.D. Students, Matthew May and Stephanie Lenhart, featured in FOCUS on Boise State University, Fall 2016
“Our students are generally interested in applying sophisticated research skills and technique to complex applied policy and administrative problems. Our focus is balancing public policy theory and applied research techniques to issues of public concern.”
– Dr. Greg Hill, Associate Professor
FOCUS on Boise State University, Fall 2016 edition, pg. 27
Professor John Freemuth and his Graduate Assistant, Mackenzie Case, authored an article titled “Dems and the GOP are miles apart on yet another issue: Public lands” for The Conversation. In it they discuss Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton’s position between the issue of public lands.
Originating Sources: Boise State UPDATE, 10/17/16 | The Conversation, 10/13/16
Public Policy and Administration Doctoral student, Vanessa Fry, was featured in a video produced by the Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless (CATCH) Inc. for her research on homelessness. View Fry’s video on homelessness here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update, Fry 10/11/16
Researchers with the Boise State Public Policy Research Center have received a $97,000 Big Data planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate how big data is perceived and how it can be used by criminal justice agencies in the western United States most effectively. At the head of this project is Public Policy and Administration doctoral student, Kimberly Gardner, and director of the Public Policy Research Center, Eric Lindquist. Read more about the Big Data project here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update, Big Data 10/9/16
Dr. Sanghee Park’s article titled “Incentivizing Public Debt” about the inflated relationship between politicians and quangos was published by The Blue Review. In it she introduces why debt increases and the players that increase debt.
Originating sources: The Blue Review, Park 10/10/16
Professor John Freemuth will speak as part of a panel at the 12th annual tri-state seminar for federal judges in Sun Valley October 13th-15th. The panel will address federal land management policies that have been the source of recent conflicts and renewed efforts to transfer management to state or private control.
Freemuth was also quoted in an Associated Press story titled “Feds weigh mineral mining ban on 10M acres to protect bird”. Read the full story at the U.S. News and World Report here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 10/6/16, U.S. News 10/5/16