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Message from the Executive Director

Dean Paul Teske

Welcome to the Buechner Institute for Governance, the applied outreach arm of the School of Public Affairs.  The Buechner Institute was established in 2009, consolidating several research centers, leadership programs and other activities that have been active in Colorado for more than 30 years.  The Institute is named in honor of John Buechner, former CU Denver Chancellor, CU President, and SPA faculty member.

Governance on public issues in 2013 is a complex, fluid, and multi-faceted activity.  We believe that effective governance requires creative contributions from people in all sectors of society – public, nonprofit, and private.  We also believe that effective governance requires solid information about the nature of public problems and available solutions. 

The Buechner Institute was established to support effective governance in a complex world.  One of our key functions is to connect our valuable faculty and staff research to interested audiences, via events, reports and briefings.   We also provide relevant and rigorous training to government and non-profit officials.  And, we provide convenings on public issues that encourage and support informed, civil discourse.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these services or programs.  And, look for our announcements about upcoming events and programs of interest.

Paul Teske, Interim Director

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