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Standing Panels

The purpose of the Academy's Standing Panels is to convene thought leaders around six specific areas critical to the success of public administration. The Panels meet regularly to discuss these specific issue areas, learn from experts, and produce thought leadership to advance the field of public administration. The Academy has six Standing Panels and one Working Group chaired by Fellows of the Academy. If you are a Fellow of the Academy looking to participate in a certain panel or are new to the Academy and want to get involved, please sign up for a Standing Panel below.

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Upcoming Events

Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management: Implementing the Biden Administration’s Government Reform Agenda

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:45am

Many “good government” organizations have released policy proposals for improving government operations in the upcoming Biden Administration, including NAPA’s Election 2020 project, which we’ve discussed in recent months.  The Biden Transition Team has been inundated with policy advice on what to do, but very little on how to implement new policies or launch management reform initiatives. Our December 11th session will focus on discussing your own experiences in implementing management reform initiatives in previous Administrations.  Your past experiences will enable us to provide advice on how the Biden Administration might frame and implement...

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Joint Panel Session between the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am

Subject: Joint Panel Session between the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership, on “Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Fairness and Equity of Government Decision Making.”  Friday, December 18, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 AM via Zoom. Background:  An academic study on the use of artificial intelligence to improve the fairness and equity of government decision making came to the attention of the chairs of the Social Equity and the Technology Leadership standing panels.  The study, by a team of researchers at Princeton University and the Princeton Project for Computational Law, raises...

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Standing Panel on Social Equity and Governance: Discussing Lorenda Naylor’s Recent Publication, Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:00am - 11:30am

The January 8 session will focus on a discussion around Lorenda Noyer's recent publication, Social Equity & LGBTQ Rights: Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights Can a baker refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple? Despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in 2015, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens in the United States continue to be discriminated against in fundamental areas that others take for granted as a legal right. Using social equity theory and intersectionality but written in an accessible style, this book demonstrates some of the ways in which...

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