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NYU REYNOLDS Expert Advisors

Paul Light

Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Reynolds Expert Advisor in Public, Private, and For-Profit Sector Convergence
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Paul C. Light is Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. Before joining NYU, he was vice president and director of governmental studies at the Brookings Institution, and founding director of its Center for Public Service.

Professor Light has held teaching posts at the University of Virginia, University of Minnesota, and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was also senior adviser to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and director of the public policy grant program at the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Professor Light is the author of A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It (Harvard University Press).