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Brown Bag Series: Evidence Based Urban Policing

April 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



The Urbanization Project at NYU Stern presents the “Brown Bag Discussion Series.”

This week’s discussion is titled Evidence Based Urban Policing featuring Dennis C. Smith of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Dennis C. Smith earned his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University. In January, 2006, he was also appointed Professor in Residence in the New York State Assembly Internship Program. He teaches policy formation and program evaluation, Performance Management,. Comparative Federalism, and the International Capstone. Professor Smith has conducted research on the performance management of public and nonprofit agencies, and has written on the problems of measuring the success of reforms in public sector organizations. He has also studied the non-emergency use of New York City’s ambulance service (EMS) and has written on strategies for managing the demand for emergency services. Professor Smith’s work has been published in several journals, including Public Administration ReviewUrban Affairs QuarterlyPublic Administration and Development, and City Journal. His analysis of Compstat, written with former NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, appeared in Forsythe, ed., Quicker, Better, Cheaper? Managing Performance in American Government (2001). His “Managing CIVPOL:The Potential of Performance Management in International Public Service” is a chapter in Dijkzeul and Beigbeder, ed., Rethinking International Organizations: Pathology and Promise (2003).

He directed the Program in Public Administration for nine years and served two years as Associate Dean. From 1997-2002 he led the Wagner School’s International Initiative where he designed the new Executive MPA of International Public Service and led the School’s State Department funded partnerships with the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration and Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

Since 1985, Professor Smith has worked with the public management faculty of Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE) on management development projects in Spain. He has directed Policy Analysis in Europe, co-sponsored by Ecol� National�des travaux Publics de l’Etat and Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He worked with the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University and Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Public Administration.

He is a member of the editorial board of two public policy journals and of the board of the nonprofit, children’s musical theater company, TADA!.

All Brown Bag Discussions are held at NYU’s Kaufman Management Center in room 7-191.


April 15, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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NYU Kaufman Management Center; room 7-191
44 West 4th Street
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