About the Author
PAUL C. LIGHT (New York NY)?is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and co-founder (along with Paul Volcker) NYU/Abu Dhabi Center on Global Public Service and Social Impact.?Before joining NYU, Dr. Light served as the Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, founding director of its Center for Public Service, and vice president and director of the Governmental Studies Program. He has served previously as director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts and associate dean and professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Light has written?23 books, including the award-winning Thickening Government and The Tides of Reform. He is also a co-author of a best-selling American government textbook, Government by the People, now in it's 23rd edition.