Managing Wicked Problems in the 21st Century
In the 21st century the boundaries of our cities and nations are becoming ever more porous. In many instances, it’s not clear where a national government’s authority begins and ends and where problems become international in nature. Environmental issues cross borders with impunity. To address national security challenges requires international cooperation and managing health and education deficiencies among the poor and disadvantaged are now international endeavors.
These large, international problems are increasingly being thought of as wicked problems: complex, boundary-spanning issues which require the engagement of a wide variety of stakeholders in devising multi-faceted solutions. Join us on Saturday, April 5, in 220 Eggers to explore the nature of wicked problems and what solutions are being tried on the front lines. (There is also a pre-conference networking event Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the InnComplete on South Campus).
Contact Person: Jack Becker, Graduate Student, Public Administration and International Affairs, 720.937.7783, firstname.lastname@example.org