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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of
Government and the Director of the Innovations in American
Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He
currently directs Data-Smart City
Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to
use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big
data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship
between government and citizen. He previously served as Deputy
Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a
reputation as one of the country's leaders in public-private
partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the
chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in
2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community
Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from
1979 to 1990. He has written the The Power of Social
Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the
Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making
Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship and The
Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Tim Glynn Burke. "Ignore Citizens and
Invite Failure." National Civic Review 100.1 (Spring 2011):
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Prudent Privatization." Government Finance
Review 25.3 (June 2009): 95-96.
- Book Chapters
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Toward a Higher Purpose: Captain Englebert
Navigates the Choppy Waters of Network Governance." Ports in a
Storm: Public Management in a Turbulent World. Ed. John D.
Donahue and Mark H. Moore. Brookings Institution Press, 2012,
Goldsmith, Stephen. Foreword. The Innovator's Playbook. Ed.
William Eggers and Shalabh Singh. The Ash Institute and Deloitte
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Tim Burke. Moving from Core Functions to
Core Values: Lessons from State Eligibility Modernizations.
Unlocking the Power of Networks: Keys to High-Performance
Government. Ed. Donald F. Kettl and Stephen Goldsmith.
Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 95-120.
Goldsmith, Stephen, with Tim Burke and Gigi Georges. The Power
of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community
Networks for Good. John Wiley and Sons, 2010.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Man Who Put the 'M' in OMB."
Governing, January 18, 2012.
Goldsmith, Stephen, Jayson White, and Ryan Streeter. "'Charter
Government' Places Citizens at the Center." Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel, September 18, 2010.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Progressive Government is Obsolete." Wall
Street Journal. March 18, 2011.