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  • Christmas tree in China

    China wishes a Merry Christmas

    Steve Kelman's experience with a festive holiday season in Beijing is marred by air pollution. Read More

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  • Enrique Pena Nieto

    Some cultural observations in Mexico

    Mexico is one of just a few countries that has successfully evolved from single-party rule to a democracy, Steve Kelman learns. Read More

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  • Night view of Monterrey

    First impressions of Mexico

    Steve Kelman is visiting Mexico as part of a Harvard University program for Mexican government managers. Read More

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    Harnessing the energy of youth for better government

    'Ethical hacking' training for young people has some risks, but Steve Kelman thinks that bringing the enthusiasm of the young to bear is an idea with many applications in government. Read More

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    'If this were government it would be a news story'

    An experience in a movie line triggers thoughts of government oversight and the press for Steve Kelman. Read More

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    Private-sector corporate customers give their IT vendors low marks as strategic partners

    The most important practice defining a strategic partner for these CIOs was "joint ventures with shared risk and reward." Read More

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    Bringing the "book group" idea to the world of charitable giving

    A modest proposal that combines the opportunity to give, to learn and to share good times with friends. Read More

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    Going international

    Nationality and language barriers can complicate management. Steve Kelman's students provide some insight. Read More

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    Improving the inspector general

    If IGs are to make a real difference in government, their role needs to expand, says Steve Kelman. Read More

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    Voting as an irrational act

    Steve Kelman suggests that voting, objectively, makes little sense, especially when one has to wait hours for a moment in the voting booth. Yet millions of Americans do it anyway. Why? Read More

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