Georgia State (United States) more committed to ethics in government than Romania

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Georgia’s state and local governments are more committed to protecting their citizens from possible unethical behavior of their public officials than the Romanian authorities. At the state level, Georgia has an Ethics Commission and ethics legislation in place. “It is …

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Working in ethics reform

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Part of my line of work at Common Cause Georgia, United States is to assist in the development of a local government ethics board. Ethics seems to be something that everybody talks about and knows about, but one can feel …

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The birth of a great program!

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Community Solutions Program 2011 The Community Solutions Program (CSP) kicked-off with an orientation meeting in Washington, DC, United States. Inspired by President Barack Obama’s experience as a community activist in Chicago, the program aims for global community leaders to improve …

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Rural evening in Moeciu

During the international workshop on SMART Method of Public Policy, we had a special evening. We took three carriages pulled by horses and went sightseeing. This is what happened:

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A Day in Bran

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I am spending the New Year in Bran, my most favorite resort in Romania. Together with some close friends of mine, have decided to learn some new things about this fascinating place that gave birth to the legend of Dracula …

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Holiday greetings from Pepperdine University

It is energizing to know I am part of such a great Pepperdine family! As an alumn, I am bound by the ethics of the School of Public Policy and the mission of the University: strengthening lives for purpose, service …

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe and his wife, Sheilah Kast have launched “Dracula is Dead”

I haven’t had the chance to read this book yet, but it is surely on my “to do” list. I was very surprised and moved by the fact that the former U.S. Ambassador to Romania and his wife, wrote a …

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Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy attended Top Grad Schools in Bucharest

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Once again, the School of Public Policy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA attended the QS Top Grad School Fair in Bucharest, Romania, on October 12, 2009. The Fair is part of the QS World Grad School Tour, the world’s …

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Excellent presentation of statistics-based world view!

This is one of the most entertaining presentations made by a professor that I have ever witnissed. The guest star is Professor Hans Rosling from Karolinska Institute. He gave relevant insights on global issues and trends to the participants at …

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Two Romanian landmarks in my summer 2009 travels.

This is my first post. The website is not ready yet. Actually, it will never be ready because it will include presentations and accomplishments of the projects that I am engaged in. And I hope I will always have at …

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