The Minnowbrook conferences, hosted periodically over the past 50 years by the Maxwell School, have reflected major milestones in public administration. These sessions have brought together a range of experts to discuss and debate how research and teaching can best contribute to a vibrant public sector, as well as how the field should address larger social and economic challenges facing nations and the world.

National Academy of Public Administration Fellow Tina Nabatchi and Julia Carboni authored a report on the discussions at the Minnowbrook at 50 Conference, with the intent of sparking discussion around the important role that public administration plays for government, scholars, students, and the world that they continue to shape.

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