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Community

Community outreach is one of the Hobby School of Public Affairs' primary objectives. The Hobby School of Public Affairs (Hobby School) works with several Houston organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the Greater Houston Partnership, and BakerRipley, as well as local and state governments to promote civic engagement, scientific policy analysis and professional training.

Providing Expertise

The Hobby School of Public Affairs researchers are routinely sought as event speakers and by local, state and national media for input in a variety of areas:

  • Jim Granato (national politics and economic policy)
  • Richard Murray (local, state and national politics and public opinion)
  • Daniel Engster (political philosophy and public policy, practical ethics, contemporary political theory, care ethics,and the family)
  • Sunny Wong (monetary policy in the US (inflation rate,interest rates), business-cycle (recessions and expansions), economic growth, foreign direct investment (decisions of multinational corporations) and international trade)
  • Pablo Pinto (ppolitical economy, globalization of production, fiscal policy and taxation, political representation, quantitative methods)
  • Renée Cross (local and state politics and civic engagement)
  • Ching-Hsing Wang (Voting behavior and elections, public opinion and survey research, and Cross-Strait Relations) (China and Taiwan)

Inside Policy & Politics Blog on Chron.com

Houston Chronicle readers can interact with the Hobby School of Public Affairs through our Inside Policy & Politics blog. Inside Policy & Politics promises to bring readers the latest information on research and analysis taking place at the Hobby School. Topics for discussion will be diverse and timely as you hear from faculty and research experts.

Hobby School Annual Luncheon

The first annual Hobby School fall luncheon was held on September 4, 2014.  Read more.

Hobby Leadership Award

The Inaugural Hobby Leadership Award honored Alexander Obregon and Darren Chambers.  Read more about the award.

The Certified Public Manager Program 

Certified Public Manager Program

The Hobby School of Public Affairs coordinates the nationally recognized Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program to the University of Houston.

The CPM Program offers a challenging professional program designed to help today’s manager become tomorrow’s leader with innovative curriculum, problem-solving, and networking opportunities.

Upon satisfactory completion of the courses and final project, the CPM graduate is entitled to use the official designation of Certified Public Manager® (CPM). The CPM designation exemplifies recognized standards for excellence in public management and leadership.

Registration is now open! Learn more about the Certified Public Manager program.