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Deil Wright Symposium: Draft Schedule

            D                R                A                F                 T                 12/10/15

                                    Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA, March 18, 2016 

8:30-8:45 Welcome Richard Feiock and Carl Stenberg

8: 45-10:00 Panel 1:  Outstanding Student/Junior Scholar Research on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Management

This panel will showcase cutting edge research on local governance and intergovernmental management from outstanding doctoral candidates and junior scholars were selected for presentation on this panel.  

Paper #1
The Rise of Specialized Governance in Federalism: Links between Local Autonomy and Special Districts among States
Yu Shi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Paper #2
The Dynamics of Interorganizational Risk Management Networks: Following the 2015 South Korea MERS Response  
John Woo, University of North Texas            

Paper #3
Policy Abandonment at Multiple Levels of Government: Understanding Why State and Local Governments Abandon Economic Development Incentives
Eric Stoken, Georgetown University

Paper #4
External and Internal Influences on Local Governments to Design Comprehensive Sustainability Programs
Hyungjun Ji, Arizona State University

Paper #5
Why Do Local Leaders Cooperate Across Boundaries? Results from a National Survey Experiment on Mayors and Councilors
Meghan Rubado, Temple University

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Discussion of Panel 1 Papers
Discussants include editors of State and Local Government Review, Public Administration Review, Urban Affairs Review

11:00-12:30 Panel 2:  What Future for SIAM?  Exploring and Adjusting the Mission of ASPA’s Intergovernmental Section

This roundtable features leading scholars and practitioners who served on the committee to review the recent SIAM mission change and make implementation recommendations.  Eric Zeemering will present results of the survey of SIAM members the committee conducted and panel members will provide their thoughts, assessments and ideas in a dialogue with the other panel members and the audience.


Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University (chair)

Ed Benton, University of South Florida

David Miller, University of Pittsburgh

David Warm, Executive Director, Mid-America Regional Council

12:30-1:30  Lunch Break

1:30-3:00  Panel 3: Outstanding Student/Junior Scholar/ Faculty Research on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Management

This panel showcases cutting edge research on local governance and intergovernmental management topics from outstanding doctoral candidates and junior scholars, collaborating with faculty members.

Paper #1
Bottom-up Federalism: An Examination of U.S. Local Governments’ Climate Change Policy
Benoy Jacob, University of Colorado, Denver, Brian Gerber, Arizona State University, Sam Gallaher, University of Colorado, Denver

Paper #2
Equipment Sharing Among Local Governments
Daniel D. Wendt, Bowling Green State University

Paper #3
Empathy and Ethics in Public Servants: The Role of Public Administration Education in Developing Competencies for Collaborative Governance
Mariglynn Edlins and Stephanie Dolamore, University of Baltimore

Paper #4
Can You Put Food on the Table? Redefining Poverty in America
Maureen Berner and Alexander Vazquez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Kincaid, Layafette University

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-4:45  Panel 4: Public Administration and Providing and Managing Collaborative and Environmental Programs in the New Era

This panel focuses on some of the current and emerging challenges confronting intergovernmental management, including the competencies that will be needed to navigate transitionary times.

Paper #1
Providing Public Services in a Networked and Collaborative Environment
David K. Hamilton, Texas Tech University

Paper #2
Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability Policy
Dennis Patterson and Robert E. Forbes, Jr., Texas Tech University

Paper #3
Determinants of Change and Innovation in U.S. Local Governments Natural Hazard Management Practices
Brian Gerber, Arizona State University

Paper #4
The Conflicted Role of Professional Managers: Help Guild or Insulate from the Metropolitan Region
David Miller, University of Pittsburgh

Beverly Cigler, Penn State Harrisburg

4:45-5:00 Wrap-Up  Richard Feiock and Eric Zeemeringf