In the Media
Economic Snapshot: May 2015 ›
Center for American Progress, June 06, 2015In his monthly economic snapshot, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says job growth has been modest and inequality and poverty have remained high, while employers have cut back on crucial retirement and health benefits.
New Holliston town administrator contract negotiations to start soon ›
Wicked Local Holliston, June 05, 2015The town of Holliston worked with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to hire the first new town administrator in 32 years.
Jeff Ritter, former Wayland official, named Holliston town administrator ›
Wicked Local Holliston, June 03, 2015The town of Holliston worked with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to hire the first new town administrator in 32 years.
Cutting Corruption: A Top Priority for Nigeria ›
Voice of America, June 03, 2015Darren Kew, director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, says even though power has changed hands in Nigeria, "all the government-sponsored corruption in the past is still very present."
Fitchburg City Council kills cameras at city intersections ›
Lowell Sun, June 03, 2015Representatives from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management presented the results of an organizational study of Fitchburg's IT Department, Law Office and Purchasing Department to the Fitchburg City Council.
Three finalists named for town manager in Southbridge ›
Worcester Telegram & Gazette , June 01, 2015The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is conducting the Southbridge town manager search.
Model Notices on Lifetime Plan Participation Not the Full Solution, ERISA Council Told ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2015On May 27th, Emily G. Brown, testified before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Advisory Council of the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. Brown is the staff attorney for Pension Action Center, part of Gerontology@UMass Boston.
Nigeria President-Elect Buhari Needs Military’s Trust To Defeat Boko Haram, Ensure National Security ›
International Business Times, May 27, 2015Article on how Nigeria President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari could tap Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, a visiting fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development. Under former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Dambazau served as army chief of staff for four years until 2010.
After Nigerian Elections 2015, Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu Resigns ›
International Business Times, May 21, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, says the recent electoral defeat for the Peoples' Democratic Party has left the organization in turmoil, rekindling fears of one-party rule in Nigeria.
Wong sees structural flaws in Fitchburg IT, procurement depts. ›
Sentinel & Enterprise, May 21, 2015Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong said some of her budget recommendations come from what she has learned in discussions with researchers from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management.