Hauptmann School of Public Affairs

Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

The Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series was established through the generosity of alumni, colleagues and friends of Dr. Hauptmann upon his 40th anniversary at Park University. ; The Lecture Series brings outstanding scholars to the University's Parkville campus to address topics related to Dr. Hauptmann's three areas of study: international politics, public administration and democracy.


Dr. Robert Jervis - "Why Does the US Spend so Much on Security and Feel so Insecure?  Fear, Interests, and Opportunity in Contemporary American Foreign Policy"
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30p.m. 
Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library Central Library
Helzberg Room
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Description: It is almost a truism that the broad contours of American foreign policy should be established by the national interest.  But what is the American national interest in today's world?  Normal international politics is characterized by deep security concerns, especially for the major countries.  I would argue that the US is now unusually secure, although such security coexists uneasily with the widespread sense among both policy elites and the general public that the world is in fact deeply threatening.  How are we to resolve this puzzle?  Perhaps the high American defense budget and level of foreign affairs activity is related less to threat than to opportunity.  But can the US really do much to make this a better world?  These are questions are ones on which expertise, while not absent, is limited and that should be asked by members of the interested public as well as by academics and policy-makers.

About Dr. Robert Jervis: Robert Jervis, Ph.D., is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University in New York. A former president of the American Political Science Association (2000-01), Jervis has received career achievement awards from the International Society of Political Psychology and the International Studies Association’s Security Studies Section. In 2006, Jervis received the National Academy of Science’s tri-annual award for behavioral sciences contributions to avoiding nuclear war. His current research includes the nature of beliefs, international relations theory and the Cold War, and the links between signaling and perception.

Registration: While the lecture is free and open to the public, registration is requested as seating is limited. For early registration, call Alisha Blackwelder, manager of special events, at (816) 584-6420. You may also register at the Kansas City Public Library website, www.kclibrary.org, or by calling (816) 701-3407.
Presented by: Park University
Co-Sponsors: The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and the International Relations Council.

Previous Lecturers in the Series

  • 2013 Lecture: Dr. Theda Skocpol of Harvard University - "The Tea Party and Civic Engagement in America" 
  • 2012 Lecture : Dr. Walter D. Broadnax, "Leadership Challenges for the Presidency: A World of Opportunities and Hazards
  • 2011 Lecture: John J. Mearsheimer, Ph.D., "Why Leaders Lie: ; The Truth About Lying in International Politics
  • 2010 Dr. José Luis Valdés-Ugalde, "A Historical Assessment of the Inter-American Dilemma: The Conflict Between Security, Democratic Governance and Progress
    • José Luis Valdés-Ugalde, Ph.D. is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Level 2 national researcher of the National System of Researchers. His areas of expertise are in theory of international relations; political theory; globalization; integration and security; history and foreign policy of the U.S.; and North American studies. In 2007, he was appointed by the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs as a board member of the Mexico-U.S. Commission for Cultural and Education Exchange, and he became a member of the Advisory Council for International Trade Negotiations at the invitation of the Mexican secretary of economy in 2008. He is past-president of Metropolis North America (2008-09) and he is the founder of CISAN’s Academic Journal Norteamérica and former director of the magazine Voices of Mexico. He has more than 60 publications as an author, joint author or editor. He has been a member of the Evaluation Committee for the Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship since 2002. Valdés-Ugalde was appointed by the president of the Trade Committee of the Senate as coordinator of the evaluation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and Side Agreements (1999-2000). In 2000-01, he acted as deputy national security advisor for risk analysis and academic liaison of the Presidential National Security Advisor’s Office.

      Valdés-Ugalde holds a Ph.D. in international relations and a master’s degree in political sociology, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 2009 Dr. Pan Suk Kim, "Building Trust in Government by Improving Governance"
    • Pan Suk Kim is Director of the Institute for Regional Studies and Development and Professor of Public Administration at Yonsei University, South Korea. ; Kim has been a member of the Administrative Reform Committee (ARC) and a working member of the Presidential Commission on Government Innovation (PCGI) in the Korean central government. He has also been a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) and a member of the Management Assessment and Coordination Committee (MACC). He is currently a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA), the Korean Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the HRM Subcommittee of the Presidential Committee on Government Innovation and Decentralization. He is also a Governing Board member of the Korean Local Authorities Foundation for International Relations (KLAFIR). ; He has been the editor-in-chief of the Korean Policy Studies Review published by the Korean Association of Policy Studies (KAPS) and a founding member and the editor-in-chief of the International Review of Public Administration (journal in English, formerly Korean Review of Public Administration) published by KAPA. ; His coauthored books in Korean include ; New Public Personnel Administration, Administrative Reform in South Korea, E-Public Administration, New Organizational Behavior, Open Personnel Exchange in All Directions, Introduction to Public Administration in an Internet Age, New Korean Public Administration, Understanding Organizational Behavior, Korean Society and Administrative Reform, Korean Society and Administrative Reform, Government Reform and National Competitiveness, ;and ; Keys to a Successful Presidency. ;Also, he published ; Korean Public Administration ;in English.
  • 2008 Dr. Lawrence J. Korb, "National Security in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction"
    • Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information. Prior to joining the Center, he was a Senior Fellow and Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002, he was Council Vice President, Director of Studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Korb served as Director of the Center for Public Policy Education and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and Vice President of Corporate Operations at the Raytheon Company. ; Dr. Korb's 20 books and more than 100 articles on national ; security issues include ; The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years, ; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon, ; American National Security: Policy and Process, ; Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy, ; Reshaping America's Military, and ; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • 2007 Dr. Emily Hauptmann, "Fighting Words: How Political Scientists and the Big Foundations Defined 'Democracy' during the Cold War"
    • Emily Hauptmann received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. Her primary interests are in contemporary democratic theory (including deliberative democratic theory and rational choice theory) and in the history of political science as a discipline. She is currently working on a book about the changing meaning of "political theory" in the U.S. during the postwar period. An on-line report about her research at the Rockefeller Archive Center is forthcoming at ; http://archive.rockefeller.edu. Among her publications are: ; Putting Choice Before Democracy: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory ;(SUNY, 1996); "Can Less be More? Leftist Deliberative Democrats' Critique of Participatory Democracy," Polity ;(2001); "The Reasonable and the Rational Capacities in Political Analysis," Paul Clements, co-author, ; Politics and Society ;(2002); "A Local History of 'the Political'," ; Political Theory ;(2004), and "Defining 'Theory' in Postwar Political Science," in G. Steinmetz, ed., ; The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and its Epistemological Others(Duke University Press, 2005). She is currently serving as Executive Co-Director of the Association for Political Theory, a professional association for political theorists and philosophers.
  • 2006 Dr. David Rosenbloom, "Preserving Constitutional Government in an Age of Outsourcing"
    • A respected scholar and researcher, gifted teacher, and prolific writer, Dr. David Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. He writes extensively about public administration and democratic constitutionalism. Dr. Rosenbloom's academic specializations include constitutional and administrative law, public administrative theory, public administrative history, administrative reform, and human resources management. Dr. Rosenbloom is a former editor-in-chief of ; Public Administration Review, ;the most respected journal in the field of public administration, and former coeditor-in-chief of the ; Policy Studies Journal. ;He began his teaching career at the University of Kansas, and his early articles were published by Dr. Hauptmann, then-editor of the Midwest Review of Public Administration ;(which became the American Review of Public Administration). He has been an author or editor of more than two dozen books. ; Dr. Rosenbloom earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and holds a B.A. in Political Science and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marietta College.
  • 2005 Dr. Michael E. O'Hanlon, "The Axis of Evil and Doctrine of Preemption Three Years On"
    • Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations. ; 'Hanlon's latest book is ; Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era ;(Brookings, 2005). He also recently completed ; The Future of Arms Control ;(Brookings, 2005), co-authored with Michael Levi, as well as a related book, Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space ;(Brookings, 2004). ;O'Hanlon was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1989-1994. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses. His Ph.D. from Princeton is in public and international affairs; his bachelor's and master's degrees, also from Princeton, are in the physical sciences. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982-1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.
  • 2004 Dr. Robert M. Entman, "Media, Foreign Policy and American Democracy After 9/11"
    • Robert M. Entman is the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. ; He earned a Ph.D. in political science as a National Science Foundation Fellow at Yale. ; His most recent books include ; Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy ;(University of Chicago, 2004); ; ; Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy ;(Cambridge, edited with L. Bennett), which will be published in Chinese translation by Tsinghua University Press in 2005; and ; The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America ;(University of Chicago, 2000, with A. Rojecki), which won several awards, including Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize and the Lane Award from the American Political Science Association. ; For his work on media framing, he has been named the 2005 winner of the Woolbert Research Prize from the National Communication Association. ; He is currently writing a book called ; Media Bias Scandals ;and, with Clay Steinman, is editing an anthology called ; Key Works in Communication Studies. ; He also edits the book series ; Communication, Society and Politics ;(with Lance Bennett) for Cambridge University Press. ; Dr. Entman has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard and at the University of Rome.
  • 2003 Dr. Patricia Ingraham, "The Performance Challenge: Why Public Management is not for the Faint of Heart"
    • In August 2005, Patricia Wallace Ingraham became the founding dean of the new College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University. ; Ingraham received her B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, an M.A. from Michigan State University, and her Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She is the author or editor of nine books on public management including ; The Foundation of Merit ;(Johns Hopkins) and ; Building Government's Capacity to Perform: The Role of Management ;(forthcoming, Johns Hopkins) and of numerous articles, chapters and monographs on the topics of administrative reform and human resource management. ; Ingraham's current research interests include linking management to performance in public organizations, diffusion of management reform and policy learning, and leadership in public organizations.
  • 2002 Dr. Donald J. Puchala, "The Tragedy of War and the Search for Meaning in International History"
    • Donald J. Puchala is the Byrnes Professor of International Studies at the University of South Carolina. He holds advanced degrees from Yale University, culminating in a doctorate in International Relations in 1966. Puchala taught at Yale University, the State University of New York and Columbia University before joining the faculty of the University of South Carolina. His research and writing have focused in the areas of international relations theory, European affairs, United Nations affairs and United States foreign policy. Puchala is a member of Council on Foreign Relations. ; His most recent book, ; Theory and History in International Relations, was published in June 2003.
  • 2001 Dr. John Mueller, "Democracy and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery"
    • John Mueller holds the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, and is professor of Political Science, at Ohio State University where he teaches courses in international relations. He is currently working on terrorism and particularly on the reactions (or over-reactions) it often inspires. His "A False Sense of Insecurity?" published in Regulation ;in 2004, gives some indication of his approach to the subject, and the ideas there are developed further in "Simplicity and Spook: Terrorism and the Dynamics of Threat Exaggeration," published in ; International Studies Perspectives ;in May 2005, and in "Six Rather Unusual Propositions about Terrorism," forthcoming in ; Terrorism and Political Violence. ;Mueller is the author of a book analyzing public opinion during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, ; War, Presidents and Public Opinion ;(Wiley, 1973) (called "a classic" by the American Political Science Review) and of ; Retreat from Doomsday: The Obsolescence of Major War ;(Basic Books, 1989) which deals with changing attitudes toward war. ; He has also published ; Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War ;(University of Chicago Press, 1994) and ; Quiet Cataclysm: Reflections on the Recent Transformation of World Politics ;(HarperCollins, 1995). His ; Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery ;was published in 1999 by Princeton University Press. Mueller's book about international and civil wars, ; The Remnants of War, ;was published by Cornell University Press in 2004.
  • 2000 Dr. Donald Kettl, "Managing Government in a Globalized World"
    • Donald F. Kettl is the Director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professor of Political Science and the Stanley I. Sheerr Endowed Term Chair in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania He also serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Washington's Brookings Institution. Professor Kettl focuses on public policy and public administration, specializing in the design and performance of public organizations. He has appeared on several national television shows, published or edited a dozen books and monographs, contributed to op-ed pages in newspapers across the country, and been published frequently in professional journals and magazines. Professor Kettl has also consulted for top government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense, the White House, and the World Bank. Dr. Kettl received his B.A.(Summa Cum Laude) and his Ph.D from Yale University.
  • 1999 Dr. John Lukacs, "The Idea of Europe"
  • 1998 Dr. Robert H. Ferrell, "From Wilson to Truman: Democracy and the American Presidency"
  • 1997 Dr. Chester A. Newland, "The Search for Reasonableness in Public Administration"
    • Chester Newland is the Frances R. and John Duggan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Southern California. Dr. Newland has been a teacher at USC since 1966 when not in other service. His public administration research, practice, and teaching have focused on public executives, federal and local government management, the American presidency, public law, business and government, human resources, and labor management relations. He served as editor-in-chief of the ; Public Administration Review ;(1984-1990). He was national president of the American Society for Public Administration, 1980-1981, and he has been a member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) since 1973. He is co-editor of the Handbook of Public Law and Administration, 1997, and author of many other publications. Dr. Newland was the initial director in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, and he served twice as the director of the Federal Executive Institute. His work outside North America has been in Bahrain, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Greece, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kuwait, Moldova, and Poland.
  • 1996 Dr. Richard L. Walker, "The Cultural Dimension of Foreign Relations"
    • Richard L. Walker, who passed away in 2003, was James F. Byrnes Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He established and built USC's international studies program over a period of 46 years. Walker came to USC in 1957 from Yale University where he received his master's and doctoral degrees and served on the faculty. He founded the USC Institute of International Studies in 1961. It grew into a premier international research center and was renamed in his honor in 1996. ; Walker received his bachelor's degree from Drew University and studied Chinese languages at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as an interpreter with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters in the Pacific during World War II. He was the author of 17 books and frequently lectured at international conferences. He was named by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 as U.S. ambassador to South Korea, a position he held for five years.
  • 1995 Dr. David Mathews, "Democracy in America"
    • David Mathews is president, chief executive officer, and trustee of the Kettering Foundation. Before coming to the foundation in 1981, Dr. Mathews served as U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Ford administration. From 1969 to 1980, he was president of The University of Alabama, where he also taught history for 15 years. Dr. Mathews is a board member of the Academy for Education Development, the National Civic League, and Miles College. He is also chairman of the Council on Public Policy Education, a trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and serves on the executive committee of Public Agenda. An author of books on education and political theory, Dr. Mathews has also written extensively on such subjects as southern history, public policy, and international problem solving. His most recent books are ; Why Public Schools? Whose Public Schools?, Is There a Public for Public Schools?, ;and ; Politics for People: Finding a Responsible Public Voice. ;He received his B.A. degree in history and classical Greek from The University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He is the recipient of 16 honorary degrees.
  • 1994 Dr. Dwight Waldo, "Public Administration Today: Multiple Perspectives"
    • Born in DeWitt, Nebraska, Dwight Waldo earned a B.A. from Nebraska State Teachers College and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska. ; After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University, Waldo worked as an analyst at the OPA and the Office of the President. He joined the University of California faculty in 1946 and served as director of its Institute of Governmental Studies from 1958 to 1967. ; He taught at the University of Syracuse from 1967 until his retirement in 1979. ; Editor-in-chief of the ; Public Administration Review ;for 11 years, Waldo was a long-time leader in the profession. He was referred to as the profession's resident philosopher-historian. He passed away in 2000.
  • 1993 Dr. Jan Prybyla, "The Interplay of Economics and Politics in the Transformation of Social Systems"
    • Jan Prybyla is Professor Emeritus of Economics at The Pennsylvania State University. In July 2005 he published ; The American Way of Peace: An Interpretation ;(University of Missouri Press), which contains an enlarged substance of his farewell presidential address to the Conference on European Problems in Kansas City in June 2003. Park University served as the Conference's secretariat.