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Barbara Romzek

Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University

Dr. Barbara Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building upon her research on formal accountability, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings.

Dr. Romzek, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, has received research awards from the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association. She has served on the governing boards for the Academy of Management, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Public Management Research Association.

Dr. Romzek recently stepped down from her leadership role as Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, a responsibility she held from 2012-2017. Prior to joining American University she held various academic leadership positions at the University of Kansas.

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

Apr 12, 2018 14:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

As Congress and the public wrestle with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are now realizing the risks data collection poses to civic institutions, public discourse and individual privacy. The U.K.-based...

Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

Jan 02, 2018 05:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have exploited these forums for free speech in...

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Economy

Singapore May industrial production likely to expand 9.0 pct y/y; inflation seen higher from H2 2018 onwards: DBS Bank

Singapores consumer price-related inflation and industrial production data are on tap this week. The price barometer meter is expected to remain sluggish. Expectation is for the reading to inch up a tad to just 0.2 percent...

Singapore May industrial production likely to expand 9.0 pct y/y; inflation seen higher from H2 2018 onwards: DBS Bank

Singapores consumer price-related inflation and industrial production data are on tap this week. The price barometer meter is expected to remain sluggish. Expectation is for the reading to inch up a tad to just 0.2 percent...

New Zealand bonds jump at close ahead of May trade balance data, RBNZ’s monetary policy meeting

New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of May and the Reserve Bank of New Zealands (RBNZ) monetary policy meeting, scheduled for June...

New Zealand bonds jump at close ahead of May trade balance data, RBNZ’s monetary policy meeting

New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of May and the Reserve Bank of New Zealands (RBNZ) monetary policy meeting, scheduled for June...

JGBs remain range-bound amid global trade tensions; investors shrug-off dovish BoJ June Summary of Opinions

The Japanese 10-year government bonds remained range-bound during Asian session Monday amid a slew of global trade tensions initiated by the United States, in a bid to impose trade tariffs across all trading partners,...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

How Effective Are the Tracking Capabilities of a Blockchain-Based System?

As the crypto industry expands, the driving technology that governs it permeates more and more businesses. These businesses are looking to take advantage of blockchains benefits, particularly its ability to provide a...

Nintendo Talks Absence of 'Animal Crossing,' 'Yoshi,' Other Anticipated Switch Games from E3 2018

Every year, Electronic Entertainment Expo press events dont fail to excite fans. However, there will also be a little bit of disappointment over the anticipated titles that dont show up in the week-long affair. That is the...

Next 'Call of Duty: WWII' Update Will Bring Riot Shields and New Division, Cavalry

Developer Sledgehammer Games will be releasing an update for Call of Duty: WWII this week that will add Riot Shields and the newest Division called Cavalry. The TheseKnivesOnly YouTube channel was the first to report...

Summer Games Done Quick 2018 Begins; Here Are Highlight Speedruns Scheduled for This Week

One of the highly awaited video game events this year, the Summer Games Done Quick (GDQ), recently started, and here are some of the highlight speedruns scheduled for the entire week. GDQ is an annual event for a cause...

EOS Overtakes Ethereum in Latest China Ranking

EOS has now overtaken Ethereum (ETH) as the leading cryptocurrency. At least, according to a recently released ranking from China. Called the Global Public Chain Technology Evaluation Index, the government-sponsored...
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