The Jackson Institute invites applications to GLBL 697, Innovation in Government and Society with Eric Braverman.
Across the globe, communities of every size face the same urgent imperative: rising demand for services running headlong into the reality of limited resources. The emerging answer—from some unlikely places—is bold, rapid management innovation. These disruptive moves are transforming the 21st century state. Some of the most broadly applicable, cutting-edge innovations come from the edge: communities that believe they have no choice but to take bold risks. Others come from the most developed areas, who feel more pressure than ever to do more with less. This interdisciplinary course on Innovation in Government and Society will blend perspectives from management, public policy, and law in exploring why communities must innovate in the delivery of public services and how ideas from the public sector, private sector, and civil society are shaping the future of public management. The course will also include hands-on work to address four questions for a “client”: How should global norms emerge in this more interconnected and engaged world? What will confer legitimacy to norms in this new environment? How could/should one bring in those on the fringes of the global system? What tools and traditions are available to facilitate the creation of new norms? At the end of the course, we hope to create a research agenda and a plan for global outreach and engagement.
The course will meet on the following dates/times:
- Thursday, 1/25 (5pm-7pm)
- Friday, 2/9 (8:30am-12pm)
- Friday, 2/23 (8:30am-12pm)
- Friday, 3/9 (8:30am-12pm)
- Friday, 3/30 (8:30am-12pm)
- Thursday, 4/12 (optional discussion, 5-7pm)
- Friday, 4/13 (8:30am-12pm)
- Friday, 4/27 (8:30am-12pm)
- Thursday, 5/3 (optional discussion, 5-7pm)
- Friday, 5/4 (8:30am-12pm)
Applications are due by Jan. 4, 2018.