In a morning webinar on Wednesday, July 20, New York University professor Paul C. Light will release research showing that public trust in government is at “historic lows.”

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New York University professor Paul C. Light will release research Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) showing that public trust in government is at “historic lows” as the country approaches the 2022 midterm congressional elections in November.

The forum is sponsored by NYU’s John Brademas Center in partnership with the Brookings Institution.

Registration for the webinar discussion on Zoom is required.

Light will share the report and field questions, and will be joined by Elaine C. Kamarck, senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution, and Tom Shoop, editor-at-large for Government Executive.

Light’s latest findings are a continuation of an analysis of mounting government breakdowns. He finds that public demand for “very major” government reform is rising, while support for government careers is falling. Those are among six takeaways on which he will elaborate.

 “Absent large-scale repairs,” Light, a nationally recognized expert on the Federal Service, writes in this research update, “Americans have reason to ask whether the government can deliver on the promises its leaders make.”

Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. The author of 25 books, including works on social entrepreneurship, the nonprofit sector, federal government reform, public service, and the baby boom, Light formerly was Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow at Brookings.

For a copy of the full research update, please contact NYU public affairs officer Robert Polner at robert.polner(at)nyu.edu .

 

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