Talk to Address ‘Grand Challenges’ in Government

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building

Two UMass student groups will host the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for a discussion of its Grand Challenges in Public Administration and Agile Government Center projects on Monday, April 19, at noon.

The event will take place on Zoom is open to the public. Registration is required.

The nonprofit NAPA provides expert advice to government leaders in building and managing more effective, efficient, equitable, accountable and transparent organizations.

At the April 19 event, NAPA director of strategic initiatives Joseph P. Mitchell III and research associate Jillian McGuffey will speak about its “12 Grand Challenges” project, which addresses critical issues in public administration, including questions of democracy, social and economic development, environmental sustainability, and technological changes. They will also speak about NAPA’s Agile Government Center, which brings together governments, nonprofits, academic institutions and private sector partners to work on developing government policies and programs that meet public need.

The event is sponsored by the UMass Amherst International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter and the School of Public Policy's Policy and Administration Graduate Council. Email ICMA for more information.