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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host Public Affairs Lecture

September 7th, 2012

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT : The University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs will host the 2012 Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs. Hal Rainey will present “Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States.”

WHO: Hal Rainey is the Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Rainey has served on governmental commissions at the state and local levels, and in a variety of training, consulting and practical research roles with federal, state, and local agencies. His book, Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, was published in its fourth edition in 2009.

Rainey is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He received the Charles Levine Award for Excellence in Public Administration from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. In 2009, he received the Dwight Waldo Award for career contributions to scholarship in public administration. In 2011 he received the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association and delivered the Gaus lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7

WHERE: Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union, MU Campus

NOTE: The Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs was established by a gift from Frederick Middlebush, the 12th president of the University of Missouri, to honor his wife’s parents. The series brings leading policy experts to the MU campus to give public lectures, conduct research seminars, and meet with students and faculty.