University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

UND schools host expert on reinventing government Feb. 19

David Osborne

David Osborne

The School of Law and CoBPA are co-sponsoring a presentation featuring a nationally known expert in reinventing government, David Osborne.

The public presentation – titled “Reinventing Government After 20 Years: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?” – is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Gorecki Alumni Center; free parking is available in the lot just south of the Gorecki.

This follows the 20th anniversary of Osborne’s bestselling book Reinventing Government. His presentation will be co-sponsored by the law school and the public administration school.

About David Osborne:

David Osborne is the author or co-author of five books: The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis (2004); The Reinventor’s Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government (2000), Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies For Reinventing Government (1997), Reinventing Government (1992), and Laboratories of Democracy (1988). He has also authored numerous articles for the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Inc., Governing and other publications.

Osborne is a senior partner of The Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helps public organizations develop and implement strategies to improve their performance. He has worked with governments large and small, from cities and counties to states, federal agencies and foreign governments.

In 1993, he served as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore to help run what the Vice President often called his “reinventing government task force,” the National Performance Review. He was the chief author of the NPR report, called by Time “the most readable federal document in memory.” He also serves as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a congressionally chartered organization similar to the National Academy of Sciences.

-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor, National Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations, 777.6571, juan.pedraza@UND.edu.


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