Professor Diego von Vacano organized the inaugural ‘Yale Soccer Conference’ at the Yale School of Management on February 9-10 2019. He was Co-Founder, with students Thairo Arruda and Joao Lacombe. The conference was made up of a variety of panels and speakers on many issues related to the global soccer industry. Themes included sustained commercialization, political and legal issues, as well as economic impact. Speakers included World Cup winner Mario Kempes, Texas A&M graduate Fernando Palomo of ESPN, Charlie Stillitano, CEO of Relevent, Inc., legendary broadcaster Andres Cantor of Telemundo, and Marta Plana, Board Member of FC Barcelona. Benno Ruwe of Bayern Munich presented on the German club’s partnership with Texas A&M. Plans are underway to hold the conference with A&M involvement in the next edition.
In a recent article on the struggle to meet rules on safe drinking water, the New York Times referenced the research Manny Teodoro and co-author David Switzer have done regarding possible strategies for improving water quality in rural areas. You can find the article here.
Manny Teodoro is an Associate Professor of political science at Texas A&M University his scholarship stands at the nexus of politics, public policy, and public management. His research focuses on U.S. environmental policy, examining the ways in which human capital, management practices, and political institutions condition the implementation of federal environmental regulations. He pursues a line of applied policy research on water utility finance and management, and has developed new methods for assessing rate equity and affordability. Ongoing efforts include comparative analysis of private and public utility management, as well analysis of racial, ethnic, and income disparities in environmental compliance and enforcement. You can find more information on Manny Teodoro here.
David Switzer earned is PhD from Texas A&M University and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. David has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Missouri. He will move to Columbia this summer and join Mizzou’s faculty in the 2018-19 academic year. His research stands at the intersection of political science, public administration, and environmental policy. His work primarily investigates how political and administrative variable effect environmental policy development and implementation. He has additional interest in public management, urban policy, democratic theory, and environmental justice. His published work can be found in a number of journals, including Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, and Urban Affairs Review. You can find more information on David Switzer here.
The European Political Science Association announced that Dr. Paul M. Kellstedt would be the incoming Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal Political Science Research and Methods. To read more about Kellstedt’s achievement click here.
Dr. Paul M. Kellstedt is a professor of political science at Texas A&M University. His fields of expertise are public opinion and political methodology. Prior to joining the Texas A&M University faculty, he taught at Brown University and the University of Minnesota. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1999), at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2008), and at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (2014).
In a recent article on North Korea’s drive for nuclear arms, the New York Times referenced the research in Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy, by Todd S. Sechser and Matthew Fuhrmann. You can find the article here.
Matthew Fuhrmann is an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University. He was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. During the 2016-17 academic year, he is a visiting associate professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research focuses on international relations, military power, nuclear proliferation, and armed conflict. He is the author of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity (2012) and the coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (2017). He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Presidents, Baseball, and Wins Above Expectations: What Can Sabermetrics Tell Us about Presidential Success? Why Ronald Reagan is like Bobby Cox and Lyndon Johnson is like Joe Torre” is the title of the cover article for the 50th anniversary edition of “PS”, the magazine of the American Political Science Association. Written by Texas A&M University Associate Professor Manuel P. Teodoro and Professor Jon R. Bond, the article adapts the Pythagorean Expectations (PE) formula as a tool to analyse presidential legislative success from Eisenhower to Obama. They also used Wins Above Expectations (WAE) as a second method of review.
It was determined that a parsimonious regression model and the PE formula were able to predict annual success with 90 percent accuracy. The estimates of WAE are uncorrelated. It was determined that regression analysis did not identify any president who systematically exceeded expectations, but using the sabermetric analysis indicated that Republican presidents have outperformed Democrats.
The Washington Post has published an article on President Trump as the U.S.’s first Latin American president. Diego von Vacano, Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, is cited with the article. You can read the entire article on the Washington Post website.
George C. Edwards III, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M, has written about recent debate regarding the Electoral College. The entire piece may be found on the Washington Post website.
Professor Diego von Vacano Camara was recently interviewed by NBC News on the possibility of Texas becoming a swing state in the upcoming election. Read about it here.
Texas A&M University political scientist William Roberts Clark, the Charles Puryear Professor of Liberal Arts and head of the department of Political Science, is among the researchers recognized by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sociences. Dr. Clark, along with Matt Golder and Sona N. Golder, both associate professors of political science at Penn State, received the Brian Barry Prize in Political Science for their study, “An Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Model of Politics.” [Read more…]
Kenneth J. Meier presented the keynote address on “Public Administration in the US and Europe” at the annual meeting of the European Group for Public Administration in Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 26, 2016.
EGPA is a Regional Group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences whose purpose is to strengthen contacts and exchanges among European specialists in Public Administration, both scholars and practitioners.