In this podcast episode, BSC Director Salimah Samji interviews Dan Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Salimah and Dan discuss the importance of purpose for individuals working in the public sector and how bureaucratic controls can impede the ability of these individuals to do mission-driven work. Dan also provides examples of people he's interviewed throughout the world who are connected to their purpose and working to improve the lives of their citizens.
Learn more about Dan Honig's research and contributions to the field of international development, and stay tuned for his forthcoming book titled 'Mission-Driven Bureaucrats'.
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