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News Article | May 12, 2017

Theme of 2017 Meeting of Global Emergency& Disaster Management Professionals Is: Cybersecurity, Emergency Management & Computing. Orono, Maine. The U.S. Chapter of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) will hold its third annual conference this year at the University of Maine in Orono June 12-16. Presentations and tutorials by U. S. and international experts in the fields of emergency management, cybersecurity and computing will provide unique insights into these important topics. The five day event will also provide ample opportunity to share information and insights with other attendees and scheduled speakers. The conference will end on Friday with an all day excursion to Acadia National Park. Among the featured speakers will be TIEMS President Harald Karl Drager, a founding member of TIEMS. With his extensive experience in industry, especially in emergency and risk management, his presentation will be one of the highlights of the conference. Mr. Drager now acts as the Managing Director of QUASAR Invest AS in Norway, a consultancy in global safety, emergency and disaster management. Also featured will be TIEMS USA President Kay C. Goss, a founder and the President of the Council on Accreditation of Emergency Management Education, former Associate FEMA Director in charge of National Preparedness, Training, and Exercises. Ms. Goss is on the part-time Faculty at UNLV’s Executive Master’s Program in Crisis and Emergency Management and a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration. Her insights into the challenges of disaster response and preparedness are not to be missed. A complete list of speakers, lectures presentations can be found on the TIEMS website (www, along with information about sponsorships, attendance fees, travel & lodgings and all conference events. The International Emergency Management Society was established in 1993 in Washington DC and provides a platform for all stakeholders within the global emergency and disaster management community to meet, network and learn about best practices as well as new technical and operational methodologies. By drawing on the vast experience, knowledge and expertise of all nations, TIEMS works to improve the global community’s ability to avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters. While shared international experience benefits the preparedness of all nations, TIEMS particularly seeks to apply this experience to the benefit of the most vulnerable among us. Contact Info: Name: Peter Heffernan Organization: BoxerMedia Address: The Centria, New York, 18W 48th st,, new york 10036, United States Phone: +1-646-696-8698 For more information, please visit

Djafarova E.,Northumbria University | Trofimenko O.,Academy of Public Administration
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2017

Majority of parents use social media platforms, with young mothers being the most active users. Academic research has only recently started addressing the impact of social media on mothers, although they are one of the most engaged online audiences. Instagram and Facebook perceived as positive types of social media, where users post positive content to increase encouraging response from their subscribers and thus enhance their self-esteem. This also relates to mothers portraying positive self-presentation online, therefore enhancing their parental self-esteem. This study provides in-depth analysis of 23 popular online profiles of mothers with more than thirty thousand followers on Instagram and 12 interviews with socially active mothers. This work focuses on mothers in Russia. Research findings show mothers with children of pre-school age are the most regular users of social media. This is due to time availability, as majority of these mothers are on maternity leave and due to little knowledge in child related aspects, which leads to lower self-esteem. They often look for assurance in online community. Mothers that are more confident have positive attitude towards social media communication. Mothers with initially lower self-esteem feel under pressure to maintain positive image to be in line with other mothers’ presentation on social media. Mothers find Facebook more informative and supportive vehicle of communication than Instagram. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Safonkina E.A.,Academy of Public Administration
International Organisations Research Journal | Year: 2016

In the modern globalized world, the international relations landscape is like a cake decorated with powder and other toppings. The international agenda is determined by the traditional actors - states (flour, milk and other ingredients without which the cake could not be baked) as set out in the theory of liberal intergovernmentalism. But a large number of non-governmental actors (the decorative powder and toppings, but the cake is edible without them) present their proposals and initiatives to the states, which states reflect on in their official documents. These proposals and initiatives tend to be mainly aligned with the states' policies. This dialogue is important in making the international decision-making process legitimate, but does not mean that non-governmental actors are fully engaged in designing the international cooperation agenda. In this article the author tests this hypothesis through studying the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The author explores how the Asia-Pacific business priorities promoted by ABAC since its establishment in 1996 correspond with the key objectives and policies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum as well as ABAC's internal and external communication model to access the ABAC actorness. The official ABAC and APEC documents constituted the evidence base for the analysis. Research methods include qualitative content and comparative historical analyses. The author concludes that ABAC has the characteristics of a formal actor in Asia-Pacific regional governance. It could therefore be considered a full-fledged partner in the APEC leaders' documents although ABAC has no capacity to change the regional agenda. From an economic perspective, this phenomenon could be explained by the fact that the states and businesses in the region share common interests because states need business-led growth and business needs the robust competition that trade and investment liberalization can provide.

Nguyen H.Q.,Academy of Public Administration
Agricultural Systems | Year: 2017

The farming system in Vietnam is being transformed by integration between a set of cash crops and main food cropping operations. This transformation into diversified farming systems, where smallholders have a production base in rice, can affect output complementarity, technical efficiency, and performance of farms. This study aims to evaluate the economies of crop diversification in rural Vietnam by using the approach of the input distance function. The empirical results reveal that slightly increasing returns to scale are evident in Vietnam's multiple crop production. In addition, the increase in rice production reduces the marginal utilization of inputs for producing other crops. Significant output complementarity is found between rice production and other crops. This finding also implies the potential presence of economies of scope. Another finding is that there is substantial technical inefficiency in multiple-crop farming implying opportunities to expand crop output by 18.7% without greater use of inputs or improved technologies in farm production. The improvement of education, particularly for women and the reduction of the dependency ratio contribute to improving technical efficiency. The estimated result shows that the impact of women's education on technical efficiency is much greater than the impact of men's education. Furthermore, land reforms aimed at the reduction of land fragmentation and proper land rights contribute to improving technical efficiency. Finally, the participation in nonfarm employment and crop diversification are also identified as efficiency policy variables in Vietnam's agricultural development. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Klowait N.,Academy of Public Administration
AI and Society | Year: 2017

Nass’ and Reeves’ media equation paradigm within human–computer interaction (HCI) challenges long-held assumptions about how users approach computers. Given a rudimentary set of cues present in the system’s design, users are said to unconsciously treat computers as genuine interactants—extending rules of politeness, biases and human interactive conventions to machines. Since the results have wide-ranging implications for HCI research methods, interface design and user experiences, researchers are hard-pressed to experimentally verify the paradigm. This paper focuses on the methodology of attributing the necessary social cues to the agent, a core aspect of the experimental design of studies dealing with the media equation. A typology of experimental anthropomorphisms is developed, allowing an assessment of how the differing axiomatic assumptions affect the relevance of the results for an evaluation of the paradigm. The paper concludes with a series of arguments in favour of one particular anthropomorphism type for researching the media equation. © 2017 Springer-Verlag London Ltd.

Savchenko A.B.,Academy of Public Administration | Treivish A.I.,Russian Academy of Sciences
Regional Research of Russia | Year: 2017

The historic–geographical dynamics and nature of the exploration of Russia’s Northern and Arctic territories are described beginning from the 17th century. These territories immediately began to play an important economic role, because the furs obtained from there served as a source of monetary metals. The country’s budget, in fact, depended on furs, and the successes of exploring the North (and East) were especially impressive then. For the entire three-century-long period, this exploration has been most closely associated with extraction and export of raw materials, which has determined Russia’s specialization in global commodity markets, characteristic of every historical period. The article overviews how each of the three centuries that preceded the Soviet period contributed to this process and paved the way fort the Soviet spurt in the development of Russia’s Northern and Arctic territories. The authors also compare the historic–geographical features of exploration of Russia’s Arctic and Northern territories with the similar process in the American North. © 2017, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

News Article | December 6, 2016

BLACKSBURG, VA, December 06, 2016-- Charles T. Goodsell, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Drawing on more than half a century of experience in academia, Dr. Goodsell is widely regarded for his knowledge and skill in the areas of public administration, political economy and public architecture. He has done this while holding the active or emeritus faculty positions in three universities: Puerto Rico (1961-1964); Southern Illinois (1966-1978); and Virginia Tech (1978-present).He began his career upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 1954. After two years in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps stationed in Berlin, he attended Harvard University. There he completed a Master of Public Administration in 1958, a Master of Arts in political science in 1959 and a Ph.D. in political science in 1961.Upon departing from Harvard, Dr. Goodsell accepted an assistant professor position at the School of Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico. During his three years there he studied how during World War II the last appointed governor Rexford Guy Tugwell joined forces with the new ruling politician Luis Muñoz Marin to launch the island's abrupt turn toward progressive governance and economic development. The result was his book Administration of A Revolution: Executive Reform In Puerto Rico under Governor Tugwell, 1941-1946 (Harvard, 1965).Dr. Goodsell's next project was to analyze how global business in the developing world affects the local society. In American Corporations and Peruvian Politics (Harvard, 1974) he examined the conduct of the 12 largest U.S. investments in Peru. He found that neither the neo-Marxist anticipation of a "colonial" predator nor a pro-capitalist "developer" hold in general; instead, a wide continuum of political and societal behaviors obtain, depending upon the originating time period of investment.Another research area of the author is the political meanings of public buildings. Comparative field study was employed to test the multiplicity of deductive theories available on the subject, most of which are critical of their intimidating effect. In The Social Meaning of Civic Space: Studying Political Authority through Architecture (Kansas, 1988), Dr. Goodsell uncovered in the design of city council chambers three successive patterns of implicit meaning over time: in the19th and early 20th centuries, the frank imposition of power; the mid 20th century period, an opposition between officials and citizens; and in the late 20th century, a circular formation expressing joint community.In The American Statehouse: Interpreting Democracy's Temples (Kansas, 2001), subsequent attention to public architecture addressed the fifty state capitols. Here, the variable of time was less important than the model of a basic building type he constructed. In essence it consists of circular rotunda centered on a cruciform base placed on an isolated stage set. The most interesting aspect of the type is that its design and decor carry not only the assertion of authoritative legitimacy but also the celebration of each state's cultural and historical distinctiveness.The most enduring theme in Dr. Goodsell's research career has been within the domain of public administration per se. Here the prime aim has been to bring to the American public's attention the unusually high quality of its public service, not only at the federal level but in the states and localities as well.For over thirty years he published successive editions of what was originally called The Case for Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic (Chatham House, 1983, 1985, 1994; CQ Press, 2004). In these volumes he presented explicit empirical evidence in an emphatic manner to argue that American public administration institutions and their employees succeed far more than they fail--and thus are among the best in the world.Then, most recently, the tone of this advocacy became less assertive and more conversational in a subsequent volume, The New Case for Bureaucracy (Sage, 2015). It included an indictment of the deadlocked governance in Washington then existing. Any future edition of "new case" material will be under this title and will assess the impact of the Trump presidency on the public service.In a related work, Mission Mystique: Belief Systems in Public Agencies (Sage, 2011), the quality of public service was dealt with at the institutional level. In it, the culture, record and ethos of six public organizations are analyzed: The National Park Service, National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mecklenburg Department of Social Services, Virginia State Police and the Peace Corps. An overarching framework of nine favorable "mystique" traits was developed to evaluate these entities comparatively.A book currently being prepared extends the unit of analysis one more step deeper to the individual public servant. It will be called Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay: A Fanfare for the Common Bureaucrat and will be published by Sage in 2018. Lengthy personal interviews are being conducted with twelve select men and women employed by organizations at all three levels of the federal system. The persons vary greatly in job and mission, but in all cases are presented to the reader in the form of an essay-profile, a still photo and 20-minute video. Hence readers will be able to assess these individuals and their work from not merely the author's written words but also by watching them in person on camera. A central purpose of the project is to encourage young people to consider careers in government.In recognition of his contributions to public administration education, Dr. Goodsell was named to the National Academy of Public Administration in 1994. He was also the recipient of the Waldo Award through the American Society of Public Administration in 2003. Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Goodsell has been featured in a wide variety of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World. In addition, he has been included in the 36th and 37th editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, as well as the 7th and 8th editions of Who's Who in American Education.To learn more about Dr. Goodsell and his academic career, please visit . His books may be purchased by visiting Also visit his Industry Leader profile: About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

News Article | October 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 21, 2016) - On behalf of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran will participate in a forum on the Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments on Monday, October 24th at George Mason University. The forum will bring together members of various local government organizations, including city managers, law enforcement officers, and non-profit association leaders to discuss the impacts of the Presidential election on local governments. The event is being held by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) in partnership with George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government and its Centers on the Public Service. More information and free registration is available at WHAT: The National Academy of Public Administration and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government forum on the Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments WHERE: George Mason University Founders Hall - first floor 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 Information about parking: WHO: Mark J. Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason Univ. (opening remarks) Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors Jack Basso, former COO, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Virginia Michelle Sager, Dir., Economic Opp. Division, Center for Best Practices at the Nat. Governors Association MEDIA: Media planning to attend should RSVP to Harrison Redoglia at About The United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at

Savchenko A.B.,Academy of Public Administration
Regional Research of Russia | Year: 2013

The impact of Russia's participation in global raw materials markets on its territorial development is considered. A review of a 400-year period is given. In the 17th century of critical importance for our country was export of furs; in the 18th century, ship commodities; in the 19th century, they also included export of grain and gold; in the 20th century, gold; and later, oil and gas. It is shown that successive waves of the Russian territory's development and the country's urbanization were connected with supplies of these commodities to world markets. Russia's four largest Russia's historico-geographical macroregions have been distinguished, where urbanization and the development of the territorial structures of the economy were in many respects conditioned by the participation in global raw materials markets in those centuries. Copyright © 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Fal'tsman V.K.,Academy of Public Administration
Studies on Russian Economic Development | Year: 2014

Based on statistical indicators of external trade, the condition and dynamics of competitiveness of Russia on CIS markets, including EAEC, non-CIS countries, and the world as a whole, are analyzed in the article. An analysis was conducted for products of the mechanical engineering, chemical, fuel, timber, wood-working, pulp-and-paper, light, and food industries. © 2014 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

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