A briefing on the President’s beliefs on the current size of the Federal bureaucracy and the consequences of the President’s decision to leave many positions unfilled.

Paul C. Light
Paul C. Light

President Trump contends his slow pace of Presidential appointments is deliberate, underscoring his belief that many high-level agency jobs are unnecessary.

This Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. Paul C. Light will deliver a research-based briefing on the President’s beliefs on the current size of the Federal bureaucracy and the consequences of the President’s decision to leave many positions unfilled. The public event will take place at NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L Street, NW, Abramson Auditorium.

Many analysts believe that the Presidential leadership hierarchy has been due for streamlining for decades, and several presidents have tried to trim the totals with limited success. Light will present his latest research project, entitled: “The Fog of Command: Fact Sheet on the Continued Thickening of Government.”

A nationally respected expert on organizational performance and government effectiveness, Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and founding principal investigator of the Global Center for Public Service.

Before joining NYU, Light served as the Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, founding director of its Center for Public Service, and vice president and director of the Governmental Studies Program. He has served previously as director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts and associate dean and professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

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