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National League of Cities Kicks Off ‘Roadshow’ Celebrating Organization’s 100th Anniversary in Lawrence, KS

First Roadshow Stop to Take Place at the University of Kansas, Site of NLC’s Founding in 1924 LAWRENCE, KS – One hundred years ago, in 1924, the National League of Cities (NLC) was founded in Lawrence, Kansas at the University of Kansas in the original Frase

Associate Professor Zachary Mohr Advocates for Election Administration Funding Reform at US House Committee Hearing

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Associate Professor Zachary Mohr, from the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), made significant contributions to the discourse on election administration funding by providing expert testimony during a hearing held by th

SPAA and IPSR Launch Discussion Series on ‘The Future of Democratic Governance’

The Challenge to Democracy: Is the Field of Public Administration Ready to Meet It? The KU School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the Institute for Po

Maja Husar Holmes Joins SPAA as New Director

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) will welcome new leadership in 2024. Maja Husar Holmes has been named director of the school, effective Jan. 1.

SPAA Professor Partners in the Creation of #Landback Website, Advocating for the Return of Land to Indigenous Communities

SPAA Alumni Recognized as Emerging Leaders

SPAA congratulates alumni Chanté Martin and Whitney Morgan on receiving the Emerging Leaders Award! The University’s Alumni Association Black Alumni Network recently announced the eleven recipients of the Emerging Leaders Award. The award is bestowed based on professional achievements and…

De-Coding "Oppenheimer": People, Politics, and Places of the Movie

Are you ready to learn, grow, and develop your understanding of the people, politics, and places from the movie Oppenheimer? The award-winning film has dazzled audiences with its portrayal of historical items…but did you leave perplexed about the context?

SPAA Professor Ward Lyles Part of Just Energy, Transitions, and Place Project

Researchers from the University of Kansas are part of a multi-institutional partnership to help ensure the United States’ ongoing transition to renewable energy and low-carbon technologies is just and provides equity and opportunities for communities on the front lines of the climate crisis.

SPAA Welcomes Assistant Professor Hala Altamimi to Faculty

The School of Public Affairs and Administration is pleased to welcome Hala Altamimi to the faculty as an assistant professor. Altamimi’s research centers on public and nonprofit management and finance with specific interests in organizational behavior, decision-making, and result-oriented…

Zachary Mohr Returns to SPAA as Associate Professor

The School of Public Affairs and Administration is pleased to welcome associate professor, Zachary Mohr to the faculty.  Mohr’s research focuses on cost analysis and accounting practices in government, which includes examining the costs of administering elections in the United States.  His upcoming…

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