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SPAA Faculty Reflect on State of Public Administration for Minnowbrook 50th Anniversary Conference

Three SPAA faculty members were among the 50 public administration scholars invited to the Minnowbrook 50th Anniversary Conference (l to r): Suzanne Piotrowski, Norma Riccucci, and Sebastian Jilke

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University recently hosted the Minnowbrook 50th Anniversary Conference. It marked 50 years since the first Minnowbrook meeting, where leading scholars in public administration set out to revolutionize the field, highlighting the importance of the administrative state for democracy. Three of our faculty members, Professors Sebastian Jilke, Suzanne Piotrowski and Norma Riccucci were among the 50 invited scholars to reflect on the field since the first conference and determine, given the current period of global turbulence and uncertainty, how the field of public administration can respond to the political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental turmoil in a way that ensures that the values of democracy, legitimacy and accountability will be preserved. Their contributions can be found in the Perspectives on Public Management and Governance symposium issue (PPMG Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019) published following the conference.