With Courage and Conviction: Dwight Ink’s New Book Launch

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K St NW Suite 400
Washington DC,

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Please join us in celebration of Dwight Inks’ 50 years of public service through a discussion and review of:

With Courage and Conviction

Written by Dwight A. Ink and Kurt M. Thurmaier

Thursday, March 15, 2018


With Courage and Conviction presents Dwight’s successful management strategies in his 50 years of public service in the context of nine especially important achievements in his career, including the Alaska Recovery and Nixon’s New Federalism initiative.  A panel of Fellows will review and critique the book’s thesis that Dwight’s successful management strategies are relevant to current public service professionals despite the current toxic climate. 

Moderated by Kurt Thurmaier, our panelists will discuss the efficacy of Dwight’s strategies for current SES and other senior federal officers.  There will also be opportunity to purchase the book at a discounted rate.

3:30   p.m.       Welcoming Remarks

Teresa Gerton, President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration

3:40   p.m.       Panel Discussion

Burt S. Barnow: Amsterdam Professor of Public Service and Economics, Trachtenberg Public Policy and Public Administration, the George Washington University

Nani Coloretti: Senior Vice President for Financial and Business Strategy, the Urban Institute

Sharon A. Kershbaum: Chief Operating Officer, Department of Human Services, District of Columbia

John A. Koskinen: Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

5:00   p.m.       Questions and Answers

5:10   p.m.       Reception & Book Signing     

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