Truman School builds faculty with appointment of Alasdair S. Roberts

Alasdair S. Roberts

Alasdair S. Roberts

Dr. Alasdair S. Roberts has been named Professor of Public Affairs in the Truman School. Previously Dr. Roberts held faculty positions at Queen’s University, Canada; the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; and the Suffolk University Law School. His vast knowledge of governance, law and public policy will enhance the Truman School’s teaching and research.

Dr. Roberts writes extensively on problems of governance, law and public policy. Recent books include:

  • The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent
  • America’s First Great Depression
  • The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government
  • The Collapse of Fortress Bush: The Crisis of Authority in American Government
  • Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age

Dr. Roberts was elected as a fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration in 2007. He was appointed as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States in 2010. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the School of Public Policy, University College London.

Dr. Roberts was hired after the Truman School conducted a national search for a senior level scholar to complement the growing faculty. Learn more about Dr. Roberts at